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  1. Just to clarify this a little bit.. it was the x100 portable unit they used on Hysteria, the rack mount version was made for them after the album was recorded. Phil literally covered this in a podcast last week from his home where he actually showed the viewers the real x100 he had there with him, the one used on the album. He went on to say they used the chorus + distortion setting instead of the reverb setting. Glad I found this thread because I've been looking for an x100 tone for my helix for ages and it always seemed just a little bit out of reach with the current options. It would be cool to get it added to helix as an effect although I suspect there isn't much demand for it these days
  2. I just wanted to add to this discussion that Def Leppard actually only use the fractal for certain effects, they don't use it for everything like we would tend to. It's still a massive endorsement but its not the full story just to say they use it. Phil himself in manraze used to use the vetta live which is how I got into line 6 stuff. He then went on to a cyber cybertwin so in reality these guys are constantly changing their gear around
  3. You could, but I don't think you could do it just isolating the volume boost, I don't think you could bypass all the effects blocks could you?
  4. Magnificent stuff, can't wait to try this method. I think it's kind of what I've been aiming for without knowing it! If you get time, send an email over to me at paul@paulzx.plus.com Thanks for all the explanations! A bit off topic but seeing as you mention Blink 182, interesting what Tom DeLonge is doing these days isn't it?
  5. For goodness sake, what a stupid thing to do. I've literally never seen that option removed on any other forum. It's not like we're sharing Military secrets on here
  6. you can email me here.....themetallikid@gmail.com

  7. I give up, how do you send a PM on this site. Looked everywhere, no obvious option!
  8. Gotta say I'm seriously impressed with how you've got your setup sorted. I see what you mean about being able to customise the layout now so I'm going to give this a try. The only thing I'm a bit concerned about is having to rebuild my presets that are designed for snapshot mode, that could be a bit messy! Yeah that would be a help to see the screen shots actually, I'll send an email address. Button one and two for moving up and down presets I take it are what was previously bank up and down, or are they additional to the bank switches?
  9. This is interesting, trying to get my head around it though. When set up like this, presumably your display on the foot switches still shows a bank of stomps and bank of snaps? The 4/4 split mode would be similar wouldn't it, so what is it about this stomp mode that is making the difference for you? Have to admit I've been starting to wonder if stomp mode is actually the way to go now for a while because while the snap shots were a nice idea, you don't really have the flexibility of individual pedals. Switching from a snap shot mode into stomp mode whilst playing, just to toggle effects on or off isn't really viable, it's too long winded
  10. I'm actually already doing that with exp 1, just using it as an overall volume adjust. The volume boost I want is for quick solo volume then switch off again, so can't really use the pedal quite as easily, especially if it's being used for overall volume etc.
  11. Ah yes, I know you can switch between modes, but it's cumbersome just to keep doing for a bit of volume now and again. I was hoping for a solution where I don't need to switch modes, just have a gain block on a snap shot foot switch, or next to a snapshot foot switch. I don't think it's possible is it? I would either have to do what you've suggested or run in the combined snap shot + foot switch mode - which I don't want either.
  12. Hello All, I need a quick bit of advice with using a dedicated volume boost foot switch. So basically I'm using 8 snap shot mode, but i want to use one of those foot switches for a stand alone volume boost - not using any snap shot parameters, just volume. The only way I can think of doing it is to switch to a snap shot + stomp mode but i don't really want to do that because it reduces my snap shots and I only want one volume switch, plus i want to run all my other patches in 8 snap shot mode. You can't really make a snap shot with a stand alone volume can you?
  13. Thanks for letting me know Jim, I'll check it out anyway.
  14. I've revised my opinion on this having played around with settings a bit more, in case anyone reads this thread later. It's not really viable to dial out the presence altogether on most of the high gain amps, you lose too much resonance. In fact, to make your guitars sound more like those in album recordings, you need a higher end sound, dialling the presence down or out just makes it too muddy I think. The best result I've found is to set presence relatively low, bring treble up halfway, boost the mids up a fair bit, and bring the bass up a bit. This seems to give a much better overall sound. Of course I'm talking in general terms here, but as someone who is forever tinkering with high gain amps, I'm always looking for a big, modern distortion tone, and so far, that general method seems to work for me. So to sum up - presence is nasty if you have too much, but a little bit is necessary! (more or less what was said above by others above)
  15. Hey Jim, I would be interested to see your Queensryche patch.. one of my favourite bands
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