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  1. Hey @Verne-Bunsen, hope you’re doing well mate.


    So basically what happened is that the tow switch on my helix (I’m using Helix rack + control) doesn’t work with the 10k resistance - it works closing the circuit. So once the tip touches the ring, it changes the wah to ON/OFF.


    So I changed the 3pdt switch to a momentary one and everything’s working beautifully. 


    Ps. I purchased a aluminium enclosure from China, after some paint and other small details, it looks better than the Mission Engineering... and spent like $60 in everything! Hahahah 




  2. Hey 

    6 hours ago, Verne-Bunsen said:

    That is interesting. Are you using a multimeter or evaluating its function by watching the state of a block in Helix? Any 3PDT footswitch like this that I've encountered has had just two states, ON/ON where the center (common) lugs connect to one side, then the other. Like this:


    Nothing in between; clicking twice puts you back right where you started. Did you source the switch online, and do you have a link to where it came from? I'd be interested to see specs if they're listed. If you have a multimeter then hook it up to measure resistance across your red and blue leads. You should get 0 resistance in one position (the jumper wire) and then the value of your resistor in the other (15k or 16k to look at the color codes?), and continuing to actuate the switch should alternate between them.  If the results are different from that, what are they?


    Hey mate, I found the issue.

    For some odd reason, my helix control understands just a momentary switch (so that why when I was coming back to the initial state, it turned the wah block ON-OFF). 


    So is not about having the 10k resistance between wires, but actually closing the circuit.


    The thing is: can I use this 3PDT switch that I bought ($12 here in Australia) hahah or do I need a specific momentary one??


  3. Hey guys,

    I’m using Helix Rack + Controller paired with a Triaxis.


    I was using both in the same midi channel but as Triaxis is also controlling the modes of my power amp (2:90) I’ll have to use it in channel #2.


    How can I go about choosing a preset on Helix and sending automatically a midi message to control the Triaxis on Chanel #2??



  4. Hey @Verne-Bunsen , thank you so much man!

    I tried the same thing here for my helix and for some odd reason, I need to click the 3dpt switch twice to engage and then twice to disengage. I wired exactly as you did... so I'm wondering if maybe I got a different switch?


    Do you know what I am missing? hahaha




  5. @a2dconverterguy and @doughadfield thanks for the help!! It works! It works! hahaha

    I was able to get all the parts and put this together. Everything works fine, HOWEVER, I still have one question:


    The idea here is to be able to control the voicing modes (three) of my Mesa 2:90 so I can assign a mode for every patch. I was used to simply chose voices using the Triaxis switch buttons on the front panel - but I'm not using Triaxis for all presets so I need to have this done by Helix. The thing which annoys me is that I have to go on every preset > command center > assign to a footswitch > chose the mode I want for that preset > save. 


    I'm not changing mode within the same preset/snapshot so my question is: is there an easy way to configure this switches for each preset without having all that hassle mentioned above??


    Thanks a lot!


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  6. On 5/6/2016 at 11:48 PM, a2dconverterguy said:

    Here is the drawing that I posted to another thread regarding Amp Switching using the Helix CV Jack.. I thought that it would be appropriate for this to follow the original thread...


    Below is a Schematic outlining how the CV MOD for Amp Switching works... (As originally envisioned by Doughadfield)


    I moved the FET from Doug's cable plug to a small box with 1/4" in/ out jacks and a switch to allow you to control one of two functions from the Helix CV... (the TIP or RING on the Amplifier side...)

    I hope this helps



    Hey Joe!!!

    huge thanks for this. I’m not a really tech savvy (basic skills in electronic and soldering only) so could you send a photo showing the small box you mentioned with the wiring/jacks/FET so I can do it as well?  


    I’m unsure of how to wire (cause my understanding of electronic layouts it’s almost zero) ... hahaha 


    I really need to control 3 different channels of my amp and this will be just the perfect solution! 


    Thank you so much man!

  7. Hey guys, 

    I was trying to solve this as well and to be really sincere, best way to do it is just moving the input jack... hahaha


    That's pretty simple once the input jack / PCB is only held by the front nut. I replaced by a dummy jack (just to look the same) and I created another hole on the rear panel to install the input jack (can you notice which one is the new one? hahah)


    Ps. use a rubber/plastic nut to separate the chassis to the input jack.


    Easy and now all my cables are hidden! 






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  8. Hey guys,


    I'm a huge fan of that good and warm tube amp sounding. I'm a using a Mesa Boogie Triaxis over the past 5 years always with multi FX rack units (PCM 80, Eclipse, G-Major, G-Force, etc.). I have been using the Axe Fx Ultra over the last two months and I decided to give Helix a go. I know it's a amp modeler and its made so we don't have to use anything else... BUT, I'd appreciate if a current owner could share an opinion on how can I wire these two units together. 


    Many thanks!

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