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    Qs for live rig users

    I can offer a little insight into the question about wanting to do 4cm vs 2cm. Your pre sections of your good amps will likely sound subjectively "better" for the tones they are known for. For some reason they just have a bit more presence than just using the power section of those amps. However, the 4cm will allow you to use those amps to achieve tones spaces that they aren't that good at. Using a 2cm to fx returns is easier obviously and just using the pres in the helix sounds damn good. I had an old Fender Ultimate Chorus that I bought as a practice amp. It's solid state and stereo. I use the 1/4" outs (mains not send/return) as 2cm to the stereo fx return of the ultimate chorus. That amp always had a great clean sound, but of course absolutely sucked at crunch/distortion. Now, I'd gig happily anywhere with it. It is LOUD, sounds incredible in stereo and I can get all kinds of range out of it now using the pres from the helix. And I think you can pick them up for like $250. My point is that I think for your kick lollipop tube amps with FX returns, I'd do 4cm for recording and letting them shine at what they do best. In that configuration, you add the send/return effect into a slot that decides where you want to send to the front of the amp. They can be send and return only or fx loop for send and return. You can still treat it as 2cm by either putting nothing in front of the send/return and adding helix pres right after, or simply not using the send/return at all and having the output go to the fx loop. If I was gigging with that setup, I'd be tempted just to go 2cm just to make it easy to set up.
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    Alternating Switching question

    And of course, 2 seconds after my post I figured out what I was doing wrong. The toggle is working. Thanks.
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    Alternating Switching question

    hmm... I've been trying and I can't get it to work. I'll keep trying.
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    Alternating Switching question

    Thanks for the response. Can the same switch toggle one on as it turns the other off? I thought you could control two things using merge, but I can't get it to work.
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    Alternating Switching question

    I've been working on some 2 preamp patches. Lane 1 is all mono. Lane 2 is all stereo. preamp 1 panned hard left. preamp 2 panned hard right. The two delays are set 100% wet, with 1 repeat, at anywhere from 30 to 50ish ms. It gives a great wide sound. However, it sounds completely different if the 'dark' amp is the delayed amp than if the 'bright' amp is the delayed amp. Both ways sound great to me, but it does sound very different. Also, having both off sounds really fat, but obviously more centered and direct. My question As you can see it was easy to set up to have Simple Delay Left and Right on switches. But what I really want is for one to go off when I turn the other on. Also, I want to be able to have both off. I can't figure out a simple setup to accomplish this (other than snapshots of course). Is it possible and I'm just missing something obvious? I can do the tap dance of off/on .. both on being identical to both off as long as the delay is the same.
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    30% off Native

    Worked for me ... $70 is worth it.
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    I bet you cannot get this tone

    I got the tone so exact that it won't let me post it due to an auto copy-write infringement watermark denial.
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    Help with Bonamassa Jockey Full patch

    I found a discussion that explains that he used a bassman and vibrolux. The effects are a tube echobplex and Arion Chorus using a blender on the front.
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    Help with Bonamassa Jockey Full patch

    LOL, plenty of great tones all over that record, so who can blame you. Actually you don't have to listen long, it's very apparent just after the honky tonk piano at the beginning.
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    I bet you cannot get this tone

    No amount of curiosity is worth the punishment of having to watch that movie again.
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    Help with Bonamassa Jockey Full patch

    I tried the pitch echo. But there is a very distinctive thing going on here that I couldn't get. I haven't had a chance to try the "double tracking" approach yet.
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    Help with Bonamassa Jockey Full patch

    ah, thanks for that. That's an old double tracking trick that I am aware of. It hadn't occurred to me here for some reason.
  13. Hey all .. I'm getting close but can't quite get that phasing sound from Jockey full of Burboun. Helix - Mono Send -> Ultimate Chorus Mono Return -> UC Stereo Send -> Helix Return 1/2 -> Helix Main Outs -> UC Stereo Return With this setup I put a modulation and delay after the mono send so I can mix the wet signal into the dry before sending to the stereo return. My understanding is that Joe used some unidentified modulation and an echo using a mix control for the wet signal. Anyhow, I can get the quick slap back stereo effect and grindy distortion with the twead blues and pretty much any of the echos in this setup. What I can't get is the phasing/chorusing to work. I've tried flangers/chorus/vibe/trem with no joy. It sounds a lot like a Robin Trower Univide type effect in many places, then sounds like a chorus in others. But, I can't get the interaction happening at all. Any ideas?
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    Helix Native

    Perfectly logical step. Surprised it didn't happen sooner. Looking forward to having it as a plugin.