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  1. On 7/31/2019 at 2:29 AM, Digital_Igloo said:

    First of all, All. Presets. Suck.©


    We removed a bunch of redundant or less-than-cool ones. Yes, there are fewer now, by design. I believe all presets have been touched in some way, regardless of whether or not the names have changed. Some have been reprogrammed from scratch. At minimum, high cuts and low cuts have been applied across the board.


    2.80 presets are, at least to our ears, way better than those in 2.71. But they still suck. Because they're presets.


    Hi Digi, I was wondering if you have heard many reports of the factory presets using expression pedals being assigned to the wrong controllers? (Exp Toe Bypassing will swap the block but the control is for the block you just bypassed)

  2. Chris Z — after you've had some time alone together, let us know what you're favorite Helix bass preset chain(s) look like. I use Helix Native for recording, and have been experimenting quite a bit with bass tones lately (using a rebuilt Samick RLB3 Royale). I'm also using SRV IRs.


    Will do mate! I have about 30 odd presets so far. All very amateur though :P

  3. I don't understand why Line6 didn't put extra labelling there where you can read it without lying on the floor. The pod HD500 has this extra labelling. But maybe the thought it doesn't look nice... :rolleyes:


    I guess if Line 6 did something that looked original it would suit nicely. Beggar's cant be choosers though, I guess :P 


    I do this too. Black tape with white letters. The angle is perfect.


    I'd be keen to see your results! :)


    Great labeling ideas! Time to bust out the Brother P-Touch Label machine and put it to good use.  


    'Brother P-Touch' sounds like a great preset name  :lol:

  4. That's a great idea to be prepared with the I/O routing before a tour.  Probably makes setups a whole lot easier! 

    I work for a graphics/printing company.......thinking I might design a one piece, low tac adhesive decal and run it with the next available job.  Pics to follow only if it turns out nice.   :)


    I'd be so keen to see that! You can also donate any 'not quite right' versions ;)


    I started doing this yesterday. 


    What are you going to do for your board, dude?

  5. I use the same method on my analog board - never thought to apply it to the Helix. Thanks for posting!

    You're welcome Trend. The angled lip on the top is perfect for it and the design options are left to you imagination.


    An example: When i go on tour I work out my I/O routing before I leave and then Ill swap the green tabs for fluro pink (like the power). That way there is less confusion :)

  6. I went for a subtle approach a while back. I figured I just needed To be able to read it without having to pick up the unit.



    I like that heaps Miles! I wanted to do the same but I couldnt find any clear cartridges for my laber maker :(


    Id love it if Line 6 maybe released something that looked in line with the boards asthetics. Would be cool if they also made the lines/font glow in the dark but im just clutching straws here now hahahah!


    Thanks for the pic bro <3

  7. Big congrats my dude. I upgraded from a Boss GT-8 to the Helix.  The difference has been Life Changing.


    happy for ya my dude


    Thanks my man! It's the first effects unit I've ever owned. Prior to this I was using an MXR M80 for about 3 years. It was good in a way; made me learn and utilize the basses natural tone for some weird stuff.  B)


    Right on man!


    I love using my helix for bass on the little projects I do on my own


    The bass player in my band has recently recorded a couple things with me and we used the helix on his stuff too, he loved it!


    (Side note, I also upgraded from a gt8)


    Me and my guitarist were so keen to record something the other day and it turned out great. I also purchased a SVT Impulse Response pack. It was well worth the $10 AUD. Its a very versatile unit  :)


    Welcome and great choice! Of course the smile only gets bigger and cannot be surgically removed! ;)




    The smile got even bigger yesterday when I finally installed 2.50  :D


    I use my mine for both guitar and bass, it's nice to see others use the Helix for bass!


    I'm digging it heaps man. It's a damn super computer!  :wub:


    Hello fellow bass friend! Glad that you're loving the helix :D


    Is that the dingwall I see in the background? NG-2?


    Hey bro! Thank you!


    I might have 2...  ;)

  8. Everyone likes the end result first, so here is a pic or the board standing up. (Sorry about my lollipop photography skills)



    So I've been looking at the Helix a bit over the last couple of days and one thing that stuck out to me was a lack of guides for the I/O when standing up looking at the pedal.


    In a dark setting and at a show most of the time I'm leaning over my board to look at connections upside down and then having to combat faint text to work out where I'm at.


    I noticed that the design of the Helix has an angled section near the top. I thought it was a bit odd that this wasn't potentially used for ease of use with respect to the back panel.


    So I got to thinking.


    I used a label maker I had lying around at home and purchased some neon green fluorescent cartridges for it.


    Then, I printed a few copies of each section (adjusting the spacing if need). The method behind this was to be able to separate each section so that the 'boarder line' were in line with where the input/outputs would roughly be.


    Once all of them were done it as just a matter of sticking them in the order I preferred and now its much easier to deal with plugging everything I need in.


    Here are some photos in a dark and light setting.


    I hope it helps or inspires someone.


    - Zahn











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  9. LOL, this photo could easily be used in Line6's next "Guitar Player" magazine ad campaign.  Now that is a player blissing out on their Helix. No doubt they would probably photoshop in a scantily clad woman holding a bass next to you.  ;)


    Haha! Thank you dude. I would be honored if Line 6 ever wanted to do anything with me! I can't speak enough positives about the Helix and my old G30 Wireless :)

  10. Hi guys!


    I recently purchased a Line 6 Helix! After months of reading information online and also getting an amazing hands-on demo with a Line 6 representative in a music store close to home here in Melbourne, Australia!


    This unit cannot be praised enough in my opinion. I love how much color and variety its given my tone on the Dingwall and Its really refreshing seeing all of these regular firmware updates.


    Look forward to talking to you all over time.


    Best regards




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