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  1. CraigGT

    L6 link and iec cable

    I'm not familiar with that movie but I'd still argue that 10 feet of cable doesn't have an impedance (other than the one on the label that determines the price :-) ) Craig
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    L6 link and iec cable

    True Spikey but I suspect it has a lot more to do with the capacitance of the cable than the impedance. At work we sent 2.4 Gig's over 100M of cheap coax, it makes me sceptical of paying £100 for and SPDIF cable for my TV sound system :-) Maybe I'm too old for all of this :-) Craig
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    L6 link and iec cable

    The whole 75/120 Ohm business baffles me, coming from a lifetime working in communications I know that it takes miles of cable for it to achieve it's "characteristic impedance" I really don't see how there can be a difference over 10 feet. Unless you're talking coax with BNC's but that has different connectors for 50/75 Ohm and that doesn't occur with XLR's. Craig
  4. I'm not sure if this is widely known but I didn't know it, I just happened upon it today. So I bought a new amp, it has one channel with a foot switchable boost. I set up a footswitch to turn the boost on and off but it worked in reverse, lit was clean and unlit was boosted. After trying to find a way to invert it, I hit upon the idea of assigning the same footswitch to a gain block and sure enough it seems that the state of the block is reflected in the lit/unit state of the switch and the ext amp setting isn't. Hitting the bypass switch on the block flipped it over so now it's controlling the amp the way that I want. You live and learn! Craig
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    1958 Tweed Deluxe 5C3... Typo?

    DI and Ben resolved this on FB, It is a typo, it was 53 deluxe 5C3 not a 58 and the Grammatico LaGrange is based on a 5E3 circuit. Not that I know the difference, I'm just passing it on. Craig
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    How to get HD500 "Mid Focus EQ" in Helix?

    Maybe try using the Kinky Boost instead of the Cosmo Echo ,I believe that it's modelled on the EP Boost which is itself modelled on the Echoplex audio path. Craig
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    Reverse polarity protection in HX Stomp?

    That sounds like a lucky escape, a friend plugged 12V AC into a keyboard that wanted 12V DC, I ended up changing about 12 chips and transistors, it was a hell of a job. I built some protection into that too! Craig
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    HX Stomp & Strymon Nixie

    I think that it was your suggestion at the time Spikey. Craig
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    HX Stomp & Strymon Nixie

    I ended up using a midi merger with the Helix feeding one input and the PC the other. Craig
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    Can I use with a tube amp or do I need a FRFR cabinet?

    Also there's the one cable method, plug the Helix into the FX return of the amp! That's how I use mine most of the time. Craig
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    Hughes&Kettner effectloop problem

    Yes that's worse than mine, I'd send both clips to H&K
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    Hughes&Kettner effectloop problem

    Mine is possibly the norm and in no way could it be a problem so I guess yours must be worse. Have a listen to the clip recorded from the redbox out on the crunch channel. The first chord is with the loop off and the 2nd at about 8 seconds is with it turned on but it is barely audible. Craig H&K.mp3
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    Hughes&Kettner effectloop problem

    Actually I just tried switching the channels and on the crunch and gain settings there is some sound but it's very quiet and distorted. It's nowhere near loud enough to cause any problems though. Craig
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    Hughes&Kettner effectloop problem

    I just checked mine with a guitar plugged in the front and nothing in the back, With the loop switch off it works as expected, With the loop switched on I get nothing Patch the send and return with a cable and it comes back on. All exactly as you would expect, if yours is behaving differently then I'd suggest that it's faulty. The manual describes it as a serial fx loop and that's how I'd expect it to work. Craig
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    Hughes&Kettner effectloop problem

    if you plug jacks that are not connected to anything into the FX send and return, if you can get a sound with the loop turned on then I'd say it was definitely faulty. Craig
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