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  1. Are there any good programs that actually work to take what you play and make tabs from it? I've seen a few and tried one but it sucked. Do they work just for single notes or can they recognize chords? Am hoping that somehow a Variax MIDI output or something could be used to get a really good tab/transcription without a lot of editing. Is that possible??
  2. What's the best way to get a better palm mute chug sound out of the Standard? The models, so far, to me don't seem to be tight enough. Seems like a fairly common problem due to the piezo being behind your palm. So is there a good setting to use on the model that works well? I'll keep playing around with my Firehawk to see if I can get a good sound from it using the single coil magnetic pickup, too. My existing patches don't sound great with the magnetic pickup, so any tips there are welcome. Last resort would be replacing the bridge pickup. Any particular ones anyone has had good success with?
  3. Curious if this ended up working out. I'm looking to improve the palm muting on my Standard.
  4. I had read that volume was the fix, and had tried it, but didn't seem to work. After reading this again I tried it louder, much louder, and also put on headphones. You are right. Works fine. had no idea the acoustic sound was so loud, but sure enough. Looks like there isn't a problem with the guitar, other than can't play with alternate tunings unless it's cranked up or headphones, also cranked. Thanks for the quick correction.
  5. Yeah, I only have 2 days to return this if I need to, so I was definitely looking for a quick answer. Sorry for multiple posts! I had read that volume was the fix, and had tried it, but didn't seem to work. After reading this again I tried it louder, much louder, and also put on headphones. You are right. Works fine. had no idea the acoustic sound was so loud, but sure enough. Looks like there isn't a problem with the guitar, other than can't play with alternate tunings unless it's cranked up or headphones, also cranked. Thanks for the quick correction.
  6. I just got a Standard yesterday. The alt tunings are completely unusable. Dual tone like crazy. Nothing has been touched on this guitar, no mods, nothing. It's been out of the box for 1 day and the alt tunings are terrible. What's the fix for this??
  7. I have a brand new Standard, and the exact same issue. Dual tones, the alt tunings are completely unusable. It hasn't been touched other than just to tune it. No ne has adjusted the pups, switches, etc. Totally right out of the box. So what's the fix? Send it back?
  8. I just got a variax standard. The alternate tunings are completely unusable. I don't know if it's both tones being amplified, but it's certainly not a cross talk issue. Just pluck a single string, others muted, and it sounds like a ridiculous jumble of electronic noise like an out of tune synthesizer. Even the small changes like a half step down are ridiculous sounding. I haven't gotten workbench yet, or updated firmware or anything, but the sound is there on headphones and turned up amp. Is that the fix? Is it somehow blending the magnetic and piezo? Using variax into Firehawk into frfr, if that matters.
  9. I have a fire hawk and find it suitable for practice and recording. Live is ok with caveats. Switching from preset to preset involves a lag which is noticeable. So to get around it live you just use the stomp effects (one amp setting, then use mod, distortion, etc) as those are fine. It's only when you change amps that you get lag. So you can still have some decent effects without lag. Otherwise you have to just plan when you do your changes. The actual tones and effects are pretty good, especially for the money.
  10. Do you find better sounds using the Firehawk FX cabinet and speaker emulations running into the powercab set flat? (Or even Firehawk with cab and speakers, and the PC ALSO running a speaker model?!) Or do you remove the cabinet and speaker models from the Firehawk preset? Also, for either recording or live, do you run the output of Firehawk (with cabinet and speaker models) to DAW/FOH? Or do you run Firehawk into power cab (see question 1) and then the output from the PC to the DAW/FOH?
  11. I've run a keyboard, electronic drums, backing track, vocal mic, and live guitar into a mixer then a looper, then into a guitar amp with a single 12. Did it sound stellar? No, all of the sounds were crappy. Was it fun jamming with a bunch of kids? Heck yeah it was. (The guitar sounded the best, btw, the drums sounded the absolute worst!)
  12. Short question: Can you tell the difference between a (Helix/Firehawk FX) and (Powercab) and between the real amp/cab? a) In the room? How much (a little ,a lot, tons, barely)? b) In a recording? Context: I've realized most of the patches/presets I like using start with Treadplate, ie Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier. Not all, but most of my go-to tones. For about the same money (say, $1800), you can get a used Mesa Dual Rectifier and cabinet, or you can get a new Helix and Powercab. Yes, I know there are all the other amps, pedals, etc, but if I'm just using the Mesa Boogie presets, why not just have a real Mesa Boogie amp and cab? Expanded context: For recording the real amp/cab, of course you need a good mic, placement, DAW, etc, and then it will eventually come out of whatever your end listener is using. So in terms of recording, does using the Helix/Firehawk direct to DAW really sound different to the end user than mic'ing up the real cab?
  13. So for small neck, the standard is the way to go?
  14. Is there any lag or silence when turning an effect on or off? In the Firehawk there's a noticeable gap when switching amp models, but no gap when turning stomp on or off. Hoping the m9 can work just like a stomp with no gap?!
  15. I don't have access to any variax in store. The standard feels like a Pacifica, great, easy enough to try out. What do the 59 and 69 most closely resemble? In particular the neck; the body doesn't matter as much to me. I prefer smaller necks and fretboards. My current guitar has nut width of 42mm, with medium jumbo frets and a 9.5 inch radius. Seems like all the variax have flatter profiles? But it's not just the specs, of course, so any specific (hopefully common!) necks I can sit down with to try out before mail ordering would be appreciated!
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