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  1. 41 minutes ago, codamedia said:

     

    Your old X3 Live is not in the same ballpark as the Helix :) 

    But still.... give yourself a little time to get used to it. There is a lot to learn in this box...

     

    Your amp is not modeled in the Helix, but the M13 is there in the Legacy effects. If its any consolation, I run the Helix Deluxe Reverb EXACTLY the same as I run my real Deluxe Reverb... I don't have to re-think anything. If you can find an amp int he Helix that is similar to your amp, you shouldn't have any issues at all. 

     

     

     

     

     

    Sounds good!  Apparently the macht 6 is modeled after the DeArmond R5T, which I don’t know a whole lot about.  I’m leaning toward picking up the Helix 


  2. 2 minutes ago, codamedia said:

     

    Well... let me take this quote from your opening post....

     

     

    This means you are already used to hearing yourself through a monitor rig... and/or through the PA... that's half the battle. 

     

    You would set up your Helix the same way you would your amp in isolation with a mic on it. The difference is... it's all in the Helix and there is no longer the need for an amp, isolation and a microphone :)

     

    True, my amp is really simple though and extremely easy to get good tone from.  It sounds like the Helix may be easy in this regard too, but it makes me a little nervous because my old POD took a lot of tweaking.  


  3. How much extra tweaking does it take to get good sounds for live stuff?  I wouldn’t be using it live all that often, mostly through headphones, but I likely wouldn’t buy my own speaker to put it through.  In a live venue how easy is it to plug and play that way?  Will I need to do a lot of tweaking to get it sounding good?  


  4. Hmmm, that is an interesting issue.  If I have to buy a PA system to dial in amps and get good results then I may as well keep my amp.  Part of the hope was being able to use it with headphones at home.  Can Good sounds be dialed in with a good set of headphones??  


  5. Thanks for that and good point!  The rack is out for me, but I’m deciding between the LT and regular floor model.  The extra inputs and outputs don’t make much difference to me.  It’s mostly deciding if I want the scribble strips and also it seems like the expression pedal is better built on the regular model.  Any thoughts on those two things?


  6. Thanks guys, you are talking me into it!  I really was hoping that it’s true that they have improved things dramatically since the pod x3 days and it sounds like that’s the case.   Any other thoughts would be greatly appreciated still as well.  Thanks for the help!


  7. I would love to get your opinions on if Helix floor is right for me.   I’m currently using a Fender American telecaster into an M13 for effects and then into a Savage Macht6 amplifier.  I love the sound out of this rig, but I can’t really use it at home because it’s too loud and I don’t play live as much anymore and any time I do, the amp is always isolated and mic’d Into the pa.   I’m wondering about the Helix so I can play at home more and have an easier to set up rig for live stuff. 

     

    Im a little wary because I had the POD x3 live for awhile.  I loved the ease of it, but the sounds couldn’t compare to my Savage.  I’ve heard the Helix is much better in this regard.  What are your thoughts?  Will I like the Helix? 

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