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  1. As I am updating to version 2.12 I was wondering.... there's always new amps with every update, Guitar and Bass. More than I'll ever need or even have time to try out. But are there any acoustic amps due in the future OR there are some already and I missed it? In any case, besides acoustic IR's what else would be a good option to just use the Helix with a regular acoustic guitar?
  2. I remember my GT-100 had a pedal calibration feature but I can't find it anywhere on the Helix. My pedal seems to be acting up a little. When I move the pedal from the zero position there is a considerable amount of movement before the unit starts registering any changes. I tried from Liner to Logarithmic but it acts up the same. If feels like the pedal doesn't know where the zero position is. It sucks when doing swells as the volume goes from nothing and starts at 40. Also when going from full volume down it goes to zero way before the pedal is all the way down to the heel. Any suggestions?
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    Best way to use external tuner?

    Looking to use a boss tuner with the Helix. Besides direct what would be the best way? I’m using the VDI cable and a variax. Any help would be appreciated. Maybe using a send/return block? Thanks
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    Best way to use external tuner?

    Thanks! I’ll give it a try
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    Best way to use external tuner?

    Really? That sounds like a great option! How is that set up? Thanks
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    Best way to use external tuner?

    LOL! Well, any input on the best way to do it?
  7. Ok, I have read a few posts regarding the tuner and its pretty sad to read that a phenomenal pedalboard like this has such horrible tuning accuracy. I just gave my son the old faithful boss TU-2 tuner and shamefully had to ask to have it back.... Its now on my pedaldoard next to my wireless system.I got it new 20 years ago and its an awesome tuner and still works flawlessly. Considering the bounds and leaps of technology inside the Helix I'm just hoping Line 6 will step up soon and come up with an update for such a simple yet essential part of any guitar player.
  8. That was pretty awesome
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    Helix through headphones sounds awful

    ditto.... I'm sick of setting up my amp, mics and Eq'ing every time. No more amps for me, at least for live playing. But I do have to say, headphone quality will have a huge impact on what you hear. The cheapos can't handle the sound unless played at very low volume.
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    Selling Mission SP1-L6 Helix Expression Pedal

    PM sent!
  11. Call me crazy but I'm about to reshape the neck on my 89F. Mainly the heel which I feels could afford a little more reach into the higher frets. Does anyone know what kind of finish is used on the JTV89F neck? Korean made. I could just refinish the while neck but if I could match the finish a spot blend would be a lot easier....and faster! I'll post pictures of the process. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  12. Hey everyone! I'm new here and just got a new Helix to lead electric guitar at church and I'm really excited about it! Been using a Boss GT100 for quite some time but the Helix covers so much ground I made the move! I do have one question. So far I have only played with the factory presets. I have messed around with some sounds but haven't stored anything yet as I wanted to try all the factory presets on stage first. So, when I am playing in ANY preset if I turn the volume pedal down to zero (back on the heel) the volume fades to zero but if I press on a different patch the volume goes up to full volume even though the volume pedal is on the zero position. Then if I use the pedal it actuates the volume again and the letter "E" shows up next to the preset name. If I switch patches the "E" disappears and the volume acts up again. Can anyone tell me what that "E" means and if there is a way to have the volume affect all the presets? Its going to be tough to think the guitar is muted playing live when its not....
  13. Hey guys, I play in a small church band. Drums, acoustic guitar, keys a violin and my Helix/Variax rig (and vocals!). I play straight into the PA and the sound is pretty decent. The problem I'm having is my guitar isn't really cutting through the mix. The sound guy may not be the best and I have tried to ask him to keep the lead guitar sound in mind but to no avail. I'm starting to think some EQ'ing may help but I'm not really sure what to do.Intro's or if its just me and the acoustic guitar sound good but if the whole band is playing my leads get drowned by the other instruments... This is a church band and of course I don't want to have to blast the electric guitar just to cut through but I'd like to be heard. We play with in-ear monitors so as far as I can tell everything sounds perfect to me but the audience is not hearing the same as the band. Its what I've been told and what I've heard from the recordings. Any words of advice?
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    Need help with live setting - sound not cutting through

    Very insightful reply. Thank you
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    Need help with live setting - sound not cutting through

    Thanks everyone for the input. Like I thought, EQ may be the best solution. Would you guys suggest a simple EQ per patch? Should I put it right after the cab? Thanks!
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    Need help with live setting - sound not cutting through

    Thanks for the input. Do you suggest Global EQ settings or per patch? Would you mind giving me an example?
  17. I ended up buying the VDI cable from Line 6 in case the battery runs out or I decide to have Helix change models which is not possible running wireless or via a regular cable. The cable came in and is really crappy. Its nothing like a guitar cable and gets tangled every single time. And being 25ft long makes it even worse. Does any one make a cable that is more like a real guitar cable?
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    Somebody want to clone this tone?

    JCM800 is one of my favorite amps. I'd also love to see if someone can replicate this sound as with the AXE. I love my Helix but I can't quite get there....
  19. I'd like to get a hard shell case for my JTV-89F. Would like a rectangular case with some storage compartments for cables and such but haven't seen many available. About $200 budget. I'd prefer molded inside but not an ABS case.....Any suggestions? Thanks.
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    Inconsistent and inaccurate Tuner!!!

    I was one of the people that found the tuner not to my liking when I first got the Helix so I plugged in my guitar to a Boss tuner. Then 2.0 update came in and the tuner GREATLY improved. Its still jumpy but a heck of a lot better. I have faith Line6 will keep on working on it as on everything else. I wish it was like my Boss tuner but hey, it does the job....
  21. I got 12 feet only. Trust me, its worth it. If you want Line6's cable it me up $20 shipped its yours..... but you'll have to live with it!
  22. I think their default shipping may be higher but you have the choice at checkout to select USPS shipping. Mine came to $26 shipped.
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    A challenge.... Slash UYI tone

    I just tried the new Line 6 2204 Amp and got pretty close! Roll back the tone knob and use the neck pickup and you'll get November Rain solo!
  24. BTPA cable arrived today already!! YES!!! what a difference. Recommend all the way! Thanks Steve!
  25. It helps when the wife doesn't notice all the different cases....trust me.