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I am bypassing the preamp and goind direct into the effeects return using the amp as a power amp. I did find out that the effects pedals before or after the amp model had a rfeal impact on sound. Also, I used 10band EQ, Low/high cut and IR after the amp and adjusted global eq hig cut with some success. If I could get rid of the digital clip and fizz and warm up the tones and attack, this woould get me on my way. Knowing what paramters to use ahead of time would be great. I had a promising experience with a marshall tone today that was almost there. There are some features of the Helix I really like and I would like very much to learn how to get the most out of the sound quality for live shows. The other units like Headrush and Gt1000 are lesser versions of the Helix but easire to use. I ahve a week wiht the unit I have on loan from the store before I have to make a decision to buy it outright. So any help is very much appreciated.
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Using a parametric EQ with a very narrow Q will prevent you from cutting out frequencies that you don't wish to attenuate. You'll never isolate one pure fundamental frequency, but using as narrow a peak as possible will minimize that effect.
If you set the Q first, then boost the output, you can scroll through the frequencies to isolate the spot that's most objectionable, then roll the output back down, and that should give you a fairly narrow cut.
Did you try playing with the input impedance?
Most of the time I use a Gibson LES PAul Classic. What I am finding now is that if I use AMP +CAB on more than a few modules the clean tones are good and full until you add any OD or distortion from the helix. It woul be great if they had in the editor a way to trap out specific frequencies because the objectionable sound I would like to remove is reasonably consistent and tends to be bright. If you try to use any EQ you end up eliminating wanted freqeuncies along with the one you want to eliminate
Tried input impedance , but it made matters worse.
You mentioned above using an IR in your signal chain... if its a third party IR you can apply EQ, but you're stuck with whatever mic they used. Using the stock cabs, you have a choice of mic models, and distance. Some mic models (especially the ribbon mics) apply a much darker color to your sound, and may help eliminate some of the harshness you're hearing.