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  1. I disagree with grdGo33 comments about the Pod Go.  I'm 64 and have had many multi-effects pedals over the years.  The Pod Go is the easiest multi-effects pedal that I have every used. I have not had any crashes and find the Pod Go easy to use.  As others have said read the manual.  Also they are lots of videos on how to use the Pod Go on YouTube.  If you get a Pod Go you might want to consider getting a Headrush FRFR-108.  It can replace your amp and is a lot lighter than an amp. Anyway just my two cents.

  2. I ordered my Pod Go with Musician's Friend on April 2 and UPS will deliver it tomorrow 5/6.  My friend ordered from Guitar Center back in February and his Pod Go is in back order status. Someone posted on another site that Guitar Center just charged his credit card this morning so maybe GC orders will be shipping soon. Just guessing.

  3. I have a Headrush FRFR-108 that I use with my Helix and it sounds great.  Showed it to two of my friends and they both ordered one the next day.  You could get a new one for around $199 or less if you buy a used one.

  4. I also ordered from Musicians Friend back in February and noticed the ship date was changed to May 15th.  I called MF customer support and they told me the May 15th date was for new orders. Hoping my order is order is in the first batch/

  5. Thanks Phil. Great news.  Any idea when the editor will be ready ?  Do you know if the release date is still on schedule for April ?  Think the release of manual is a good sign release will be on or near scheduled April release date.

  6. No I would not cancel order.  Earlier there were retailers advertising release dates in February and early March.  According to Eric Klien from Line 6,  April is still the targeted release date.  

  7. Thanks Phil.  That's what I was thinking. I was skeptical when I saw the earlier ship dates.Think sellers/retailers are just trying to grab pre-sales by posting earlier shipping dates. 

  8. Last night I was surfing the web and I discovered several major retailers had various shipping dates for the Line 6 Pod Go earlier than the April date that Line 6 posted.  One was as early as Feb. 15th and two had March 31st shipping dates.  Also saw several sellers on reverb.com selling Pod Go with dates earlier than April.  Don't know if these dates are valid or dealers are just trying to one up each other to get pre-sale orders.  I'm taking all this with a grain of salt for now until I see something official from Line 6.

  9. Can the main outputs and amp out be used simultaneously ?   For example having the main outs connected to mixer/PA speakers and then connect the amp out to my amp for a monitor for my guitar.

  10. Thank you guys for the great information. Now I understand why there is a BIG difference between the sound I was hearing from my studio monitors and headphones versus the sound through the PA and amp.  Now I have to work on dialing in the sound on the PA speakers & amp.  The studio monitors I am using are small Mackie CR3s which I use in a very small room.  I primary use the Helix with the studio monitors and headphones.  The PA speakers are only used when I jam at my friend's house.  I'm only an amateur and do not play out.  Never understood the big difference in sound until now.  Thanks again to all who posted replies, really appreciate it.

  11. I have a Helix Stomp and it sounds great though studio monitors and headphones but kind of thin and tinny thought PA speakers or tube amp.  I tried 80 and 100 hz low cuts and high cuts at 4000 hz on the cabs.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.  Sound so good through the studio monitors but not thought PA speakers. I know there is good sound out there for PA just need to get my settings rights.  

  12. Thanks Phil.  I did not try the factory reset before restoring setlists from backup.  Will try when I get a chance. Does the FS9 & FS10 reset bring in the new factory preset patches from 2.82 ? Thinking it does.

  13. I updated my Helix last night from 2.70 to 2.82.  Made backups, full and individual setlists prior to updating. Update went smooth. Problem is now my snapshots are not working. Still have all of my setlists.  The snapshots are missing the labels that they had in v2.70 i.e 'Clean' 'Chorus', 'Lead' etc.  now the snapshots are just generic names like 'Snapshot 1' Snapshot 2' etc.  I tried importing one of my saved setlists but that did not fix problem.  Also sometimes when I step on snapshot the changes do not take effect.  Anyone else having these problems with snapshots in v2.82 ?  Any suggestions ?

  14. I did  a complete backup and separate backup of setlists and IRs. I have installed v2.50, still have my prior 2.30 factory and user setlists.  I want to get the new factory setlists. Which of the below options should I chose to get the new factory(1)(2)  setlists ?


    1. Holding footswitch 5+6 on boot restores Global parameters
    2. Holding footswitch 7+8 on boot restores presets and setlists—THIS WILL OVERWRITE ALL USER PRESETS AND SETLISTS
    3. Holding footswitch 8+9 on boot restores presets, setlists, and IRs—THIS WILL OVERWRITE ALL USER PRESETS AND SETLISTS
    4. Holding footswitch 9+10 on boot restores presets, setlists, globals and IRs (restores factory bundle)—THIS WILL OVERWRITE ALL USER PRESETS AND SETLISTS
    5. Holding footswitch 10+11 on boot will rebuild your presets in the latest loaded firmware
    6. Helix can now restore by clearing only the current preset instead of wiping out all presets. While holding footswitches 11 + 12
    7. Helix can now, after firmware 1.06.5, enter update mode manually by holding footswitches 6 + 12


    Thanks in advance for your help.

  15. Just do the full backup before updating.

    Then make the update with full factory reset.

    Export the new factory setlists.

    Restore the full backup.

    Import the single factory setlists overwriting the old ones.


    Not a big deal IMO

    An easier way: First make sure you have installed the new editor. Make full backup of v2.30 using the updated Helix editor.  For safety also make backup of your individual presets and IRs.  Update Helix with v2.50. Restore from back, IMPORTANT step: when restoring full backup uncheck the (2) factory present boxes on the Helix Editor so you do not overwrite the new factory resets. When I upgraded to v2.30 and did full restore from backup I did not notice there was an option to exclude the (2) factory presets.

  16. I had the same problem with a previous update.  I was using the a USB port on the front of my desktop PC. Called Line 6 support and they suggest using a USB port connected directly to motherboard i.e the back of the PC.  Plugged cable into back of PC and updated without any problem.  For the 2.30 I used the USB port in back of PC and had no problems. Long story short try using a USB port connected directly to your motherboard.

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