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    Custom Carvin:
    DC 727 Koa Body, Maple top, mahogany neck with custom Carvin wiring.

    Schecter C-7 Classic with Dsonic bridge pickup and Air Jordan Neck and custom single coil wiring.

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    AVT 275 Marshall Amp (broken) :(
    Boss GT-8
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    Helix is life.
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  1. For a small bit of closure. I went with M-audio bx-8 Graphite. Bought them during Black Friday, they were $175 per . They are still on sale for $189 per. Tested out a few types of monitors during the sale. For me, I really enjoyed the bx-8's. I also use a 7 string guitar so the 8" really brings the low end in really well. The Yamaha HS's are also insane... But best price I saw for them were $250 per.
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    BEST IR?

    @GuitarjonSDS has some fantastic tutorials he's made with Ownhammer IR's if your into Rock / Metal: Hopefully he makes more tutorials soon!
  3. @DunedinDragon Thanks for the response and knowledge. I didn't see that the graphite had placement optimization. @rd2rk M-Audio's Carbon bx8 are different from both the Crimson (which is the bx8 d3 with the speakers painted red) and the bx8 graphite. M-Audio's website isn't really set up well and there doesn't appear to be a info page dedicated to either Crimson or Graphite variations of the BX8 on M-Audios website.
  4. These monitors just went on sale. Which is just fantastic for my budget. Need help deciding which one would be best for the Helix! Maudio BX8 D3 Crimson: https://www.guitarcenter.com/M-Audio/BX8-D3-Crimson-Powered-Studio-Reference-Monitor.gc Maudio BX8 Graphite: https://www.guitarcenter.com/M-Audio/BX8-Graphite-8-Powered-Studio-Monitor.gc?rNtt=m audio bx8&index=2 Your guys thoughts on these? Pro's / Cons? Anyone have experience using these monitors? Aside from power, 80W on the Crimson and 150W on the Graphite, they're very similar. Graphite has a Bi-amplified (80 LF, 70 HF) design which I honestly have no idea if that is good or bad in relation to Helix output. Thank you.
  5. Thank you for your response guys! I was also looking into these two: https://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-HS8-Studio-Monitor-Black/dp/B00CFOX420/ the 6.5" https://www.amazon.com/M-Audio-BX5-D3-Production-Recording/dp/B01J66YEU0/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=m-audio%2Bbx5&qid=1569720282&s=gateway&sr=8-1&th=1 possibly the 8". Not sure, seems over kill. Thoughts? Thanks
  6. Hey guys, I'm looking to get some bookshelf / monitor speakers to use with my helix. Budget wise I'm looking to spend between $300-$500. What do you recommend? Also, what kind of audio interface do you use between your PC and the speakers? Thanks
  7. This isn't exactly what you're asking for but. @thenickhill81 has a fantastic demo of a Dimebag rhythm tone where he goes in depth talking about it: If you're really dedicated to matching his lead tone... Research the gear he used in studio: amp, cab, recording mic, etc. There are plenty of impulse responses that you can find online (probably not free) that will replicate what Dimebag was using to create his lead tones in studio. This will get you close to his sound. Its a lot of work. Best of luck.
  8. Looking to maybe get a couple packs or so. Looking for something really meaty on the low end for rhythm, perhaps similar to early dream theater or Metallica. Any suggestions on the pack? Thanks
  9. If they did bring polyphonics into the helix, could we possibly get a polyphonic harmonizer ?!
  10. Hey man, don't get discouraged, just like any floorboard, it takes time. You can def plug in chug and get some decent sounds, but probably not the ones you are looking for! This was my experience. I like rock / metal / heavy tones with really full lead tones. I didn't get that out of the box, but I did get interesting tones that I still use though. I used this as an emulation guide: http://dshowmusic.com/line-6-helix-amp-models/ This shows what gear line 6 is modeling after. Depending on what tone / artist your trying to sound like, you may need Impulse responses. I got my best results with IR's. Which if you do enough web searching you will probably find what you are looking for. Otherwise, I suggest patch artists like Freman: fremenpresets.com/downloads/category/line6-helix/ Best of luck Edit: Line 6 Custom Tone may also be a good starting point for you. Check it out!
  11. Hey Pubcrawl30, If you're going for Freman, I highly suggest the big pack, big pack add on, synth tone packs for Metal and hard rock. I also HIGHLY suggest looking into thenickhill81 posts / tone walkthroughs: I also suggest looking through GuitarjonSDS posts about metal / rock tones: They do use Ownhammer IR's which you have to pay for, But if you take a hard look around the internet you will find something that will work. Best of luck!
  12. My helix and my Desktop PC never cooperated together since the beginning. Loading patches / setlists / updating would always cause a crash on the helix / hxedit. I have opened up a ticket for this, uninstalling drivers / reinstalling drivers and hxedit and other software. Eventually I was pointed to a USB trouble shooting guide which didn't help at all. So I've had to use my trash compacter of a laptop for all of those endeavors. I can usually open up HX edit and make minor patch adjustments or switch patches on my desktop, which is all I need it for. Today that has stopped. My helix and HXedit will no longer connect to each other at all. Very frustrating. Does anyone have any suggestions for me that can help solve this issue? I really do not understand why Helix software and my desktop PC don't get a long. Both laptop and PC run windows 10. PC was custom built 5 years ago with high end hardware, laptop is simple I3 machine with nothing fancy, is about 3 years old. Any suggestions? Thank you
  13. Another good / informative tutorial. Followed along and achieved great results. I don't own helix native (just own the Helix floor) or any of the plug ins you use, so I can only emulate what your plugins do based on your description of them and what I hear. Your videos provide a great template to achieve awesome sounds. Ownhammer IR's help to achieve what you are doing, but you can get other great tones using on-board cabs or other IR's. I've had a lot of fun using your dialed settings with OH IR's as well as helix cabs and other IR brands. Thank you. Keep these awesome videos coming!
  14. Hey thenickhill81, Thanks for this tone! I followed your tutorial and remade it tonight and got fantastic results. Thanks for sharing! I look forwards to more of your 'Tone Explanation' series!
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