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    OT 3 new guitars in 2 days or 5 in 40 years?

    As promised here are the pictures. The old girls https://www.dropbox.com/s/jyezh6keghfx2wr/Old Girls-1.jpg?dl=0 The young pups https://www.dropbox.com/s/bd8jdr0dkjlzgj8/Young Pups-1.jpg?dl=0 Craig
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    OT 3 new guitars in 2 days or 5 in 40 years?

    Thanks everyone, I'll post some pictures as soon as I get chance. Craig
  3. Not really Helix related but that's how they'll get used so... When I started work in 1978 I wanted a Strat but everyone warned me off them saying they were rubbish and not worth the money (a point borne out by the absence of Custom Shop 70's models) so instead I bought a Music Man Sabre II which I still have. Fast forward to 1986 and a lunchtime stroll led to an impulse buy of a Charvel model 6 which has been my go to guitar ever since and also the last electric guitar that I bought. Now with impending semi retirement and some bonus cash I started looking around and soon decided that my preferred new guitar would be a PRS DGT, more browsing followed until I found the one which I quickly put a deposit on but I still had the feeling that my last guitar should be a Strat. So on my first day of semi retirement I headed to the shop that had my preferred Strat to reacquaint myself and it still felt very good but they didn’t want to do me a good deal which kind of left a bad taste, oh well, off to pick the PRS up from a different shop. I didn’t bother playing the PRS because I’d played it a few times before but ooh those new Les Paul Standards look nice! I left with the PRS and a very nice Les Paul Standard 50’s which they did me a very good deal on. Day two of semi retirement was a very long drive to a shop that I’d wanted to visit for a while to try and find an even better Strat (I had one in mind from their website) it turned out that it wasn’t the one but another which I’d glossed over on the website most definitely was so that came home with me too. So there you have it, 3 new guitars in 2 days does seem a bit excessive but 5 in 40 years is well below the average :-) Craig
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    Not Helix... but still nice to see

    I saw MK live the other night and everything sounded fantastic, kempers included. Craig
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    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
  8. 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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