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  1. Thank you for the reply yes, that’s the one I’m using it’s the $40 line six cable with the XLR shells and the CAT5 inside. Is there anything I could look for, or test to see if I did any damage? is there any possibility that some internal damage could’ve happened to the helix or the variax That would affect the functionality or the sound of either one?
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     I posted this in the general helix forums, and it was suggested to reach out to you regarding my question below...
     
    Any Helix Rack and Variax users out there?
    I tried hooking up my Variax standard today for the first time, and I plugged it into the wrong jack on the back of the helix rack.
    On the back of the helix rack there are two CAT5 type jacks as seen in the picture.
    One for the helix control floor board pedal, and the other is for the Variax Guitar.
    I noticed that the knobs did light up on the guitar, but I didn’t get any sound. When I realized what I did, I put it into the right jack and it seems to be working.
    My question is, do you think I did any possible damage to the helix rack or the Variax guitar by plugging it into the wrong input?
    It was obviously sending power to the guitar because the controls were lighting up but I wasn’t getting any sound.
    Like I said, It’s my first time using the Variax, so I don’t know what it’s supposed to sound like and if anything was compromised due to the fact I plugged it into the wrong port on the back of the helix rack.
    Any help would be appreciated
    Thank you

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  3. Any Helix Rack and Variax users out there? I tried hooking up my Variax standard today for the first time, and I plugged it into the wrong jack on the back of the helix rack. On the back of the helix rack there are two CAT5 type jacks as seen in the picture. One for the helix control floor board pedal, and the other is for the Variax Guitar. I noticed that the knobs did light up on the guitar, but I didn’t get any sound. When I realized what I did, I put it into the right jack and it seems to be working. My question is, do you think I did any possible damage to the helix rack or the Variax guitar by plugging it into the wrong input? It was obviously sending power to the guitar because the controls were lighting up but I wasn’t getting any sound. Like I said, It’s my first time using the Variax, so I don’t know what it’s supposed to sound like and if anything was compromised due to the fact I plugged it into the wrong port on the back of the helix rack. Any help would be appreciated Thank you
  4. I have updated off-line in the past as well I have downloaded the 4 MB flash file/firmware for 2.91 I am not sure how to update the helix because there is no off-line option with new 2.90 Hx-Edit Any advice would be appreciated Thank you
  5. Does this also pertain the the regular Helix floorboard unit or just the FX?
  6. if I put the input pad on and I notice some of the very high-end seems to be diminished does that mean I I am clipping the input? I'm not sure if it is digital distortion or not but I can clearly notice a difference in the very high-end I guess my question here is if I can notice a difference in the tone quality with the input pad on does that mean it should be left on and I should I just might settings and tones from there?
  7. Thank you for the reply What’s your opinion on using the input pad?
  8. Looking for some guidance and opinions with two parameters in the helix. 1 – the input pad 2- the impedance setting on the input Block I have never played around with either one of these and I was wondering what people suggest. I have a telecaster with a Joe Barden pick up which is technically a humbucker. I’ve always been utilizing my high cut in the speaker cabinet and the EQ block anywhere between 3.5 and 6K. I’ve always had a hard time cutting out the harshness on the high end. I’ve noticed both of these things seem to cut off the brashness and the high end. The input pad when on the seams to get some of the edginess up off the high end....nothing too drastic, but pleasing to my ear since I’ve spent so much time trying to dial out the harshness of the high end. Does anybody know exactly what the input pad does in terms of how it actually affects the sound? Also how does the impedance variations affect the sound as well? Looking forward to your responses
  9. Hi everyone I am experiencing the same issues with the over exaggerated high-end and the shrillness of most of the cabinets. I am certainly not an expert by any means but I cannot imagine a guitar tone sounding over 5K? From what I'm reading in the thread, it seems like physical speaker cabinets have a natural slope/Cut off in the high-end. Obviously I would think a guitar speaker not having a Tweeter in it would generally sound in the mid range frequencies. I'm not sure why the speaker cabinets as all the way up to 20 K? Perhaps as I read it could be because the helix can be used for vocals and keyboards etc., but who would use a vocal or keyboard through a guitar cabinet? I have recently been experimenting with a high and low cuts. What I have noticed is most of the cabinets, not all need to have a cut off between 4 and 5K. Leaving the high and low cut wide open and using the treble control to back off the high-end does not seem to work, as you end up losing all your tone. The only thing that seems to get rid of the ice pick, shrillness is a high and rolloff, again about four or 5K for a lot of the cabinets. Someone about suggested that there should be a slope for the high cut and low cut rolloff which I think would be a great idea. So finally my question… Can this affect/ solution be achieved by inserting a 10 band graphic EQ after the cabinet block and cutting all the frequencies starting at 4K to about Half? It is obviously unclear to me if you do a 4K cut off does completely block any frequencies above 4K? Or do some of this frequencies come through? Any suggestions about the best way to handle this would be appreciated I guess I just have a problem with having my high-end cut at about 4K thinking I'm doing something wrong? If I don't use my high-end cut off most of these amplifiers are completely useless to me and I would have to think a lot of other people would have the same issues? I've read extensively on various threads and other websites how people think the helix is too shrill and sounds to digital and I think the reason is because most people do not go into the speaker cabinets and roll the low and high-end, and would not think of doing this because it's just not something a guitar player ever thought about. Any suggestions or comments are obviously welcome Thank you to everybody for their insight on this topic Regards Mark
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