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  1. over xmas it was 30% off the 99$ too, i bet they do it again next holiday sale.
  2. I use the Art SLA-1. Fairly inexpensive unit with solid reviews, plus it's 1u rack depth makes it perfect for 4u cases with the Helix. Works great for me. I use this to power a 2x12 and also send line out to the FOH. Using Helix rack and floor control.
  3. 3rd party IR's tend to be easier to use for me, I wouldn't say they are "better" than the Helix versions. 3rd party IR's tend to come setup for the most part, few parameters to mess with. meanwhile the helix stock cabs have a butt load of options to mess with, it can be daunting and take time to master. But its easy to get a great sound out of the stock cabs. I bought a mess of IR's but most of the time I use the cabs I've spent time dialing in to my setup.
  4. I bought the Helix rack for this very reason. I'm a big guy who beats up his stomp boxes. I didn't want this happening to my unit. I use the floor control and the mission expression pedals, no issues with these and I know my rack won't take a beating.
  5. Hey guys, I bought a space ship, i put gas in it but it blew up. TLDR use rocket fuel!
  6. I'm confused by your choice of words, whats a gizmo? Are you asking if you can use the Helix into your power amp section then yes. You can. However that seems to be the least preferred method of powering a helix. This will give you the option to use any head tone into the power amp section so you can get a wide variety of tones. I've personally tried this with a Blackstar series one. it worked alright, but doesn't quite offer the same ease of use with FRFR speakers or even a power amp to a guitar cab. My personal preference is the Helix into a power amp out to a 2x12 cab, while also running out to 2x12" frfr speakers. Pushes air like a 4x12, but gives a mix of tone and sounds huge.
  7. All of this stuff is very easy to find on the internet, so many videos on youtube. I strongly suggest that if you are getting into the world of modeling that you spend the appropriate amount of time learning how to and what to do with said device. Seems pointless to me to dive into a new world and not spend the time researching about it. I only say this because you are literally asking the simplest questions with a helix setup. If you can't search how to do this then you are going to struggle a lot more with the device and learning how to use it. The helix can be set up so many different ways, each way has different challenges and procedures. RTFM, learn to google, have fun gaining knowledge about your craft.
  8. Ok thanks, sounds like maybe I got some stuff confused. Oh well. Still rocks!
  9. For whatever reason I thought that some of the effects had actual analog circuits built into the Helix, thought it was mostly for some of the distortions/od's. But I can't find any info to support that claim. So is it all digital? I don't care either way, I love my helix. I just want to know for a discussion I am part of.
  10. It really is that simple. Is your floor monitor a PA type speaker (frfr)? If so then ya, it should sound very similar in the FOH and Monitor.
  11. same thing happened to me with the new update. Just did mine about a week ago. glad to have found this thread, hoping for a response. I know its going to be something with assignments in the command center. But have been busy and not worked it out yet.
  12. I use the Peavey PVX12p https://peavey.com/products/index.cfm/item/665/118109
  13. Well when you words like "nasty" I have to either think you're young and inexperienced or you just don't have a clue about how to tweak and adjust sound. Pretty silly if you have a Marshall tube head and all you get is nasty tones.
  14. Used a Marshall tube amp and it sounded nasty? I think you have some learning to do with what the Helix is meant to do and how to use it. There is nothing wrong with using a Tube amp as your power.
  15. My preferred 2x12 Cab at the moment is a Marshall 1936 with a G12t-75 and a V30. I play mostly 90's and 2000's hard rock. I also have a Jetcity JCA24s+ with Eminence Legends V1216's. Sounds great too! Both cabs work great with my power amp and a helix.
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