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  1. Here we go, after my second foray into the world of Helix, my Rack and Controller is up for sale/ Still got the original packaging and has the upgraded heavy duty Cat5 lead with Belkin plugs It is as new and updated to the latest firmware If you have a Custom Shop Strat we might be able to do a deal, who knows Based in Banbury on the M40 between Birmingham and Oxford
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    Helix Rack and Floor Controller for sale £1175

    Price drop to £1050:, something caught my eye so it has to go
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    When will we see new models and firmware for helix??

    Well, if they sort the Harmoniser out, that would be nice and maybe add a Mimic type pedal or a Freeze .
  4. I'm a fan of both the Helix and the Axe-Fx, in fact lucky or daft enough to own both. Ideally i'd like a blend of both units ! like most of us strange people, I'm are never satisfied ;) Line 6 Rack Pro's 4 Fx Loops User interface, it really is a no-brainer Those lovely capacitive footswitches Cons Not enough Expression Pedal support, I use all 4 on my Axe-Fx and sometimes have them do 2 functions at the same time Actually more of a faff to dial in a tone that sits in the mix, not sure quite why, I shall keep digging, its probably me ;) Axe-Fx Pro's 4 Expression pedals, a must if you are a tinkerer like me and a closet Belew and Torn freak More Amp and Fx tweaks if you go deeper into the editor Easier to dial in a Core Tone that sits in a mix, for me that is Cons That damned Fan, 3 fans later and it still bugs the hell out of me User Interface is arcane at the best of times, especially if you aren't blessed with good eyesight, it needs the Computer hook up tbh When it all comes down to it, its a personal preference, the pricing and availability of the Helix make it a much more attractive proposition and I'll happily defend either unit as they are both amazing bits of kit and worth every penny. We could go on for ages about comparisons etc, its the age old Strat v Les Paul debate, they are just tools, albeit very expensive ones, find what works for you and enjoy it :)
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    Does Anybody Use the Helix to Control an Axe-FX2?

    Surely it would be better to control the Axe Fx and Helix from an MFC-101 or am I missing something ?
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    Helix native tones muddy/undynamic

    I have my Helix Rack and Native, using my Presonus Desk/Interface it sounds near as dammit identical.
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    2 yr warranty US Only ?

    Well, I read the original post about US owners of a Helix getting an extra year Warranty and tbh, it annoys the hell out of me, ALL Purchasers of a Helix should have a 2 year Warranty imho and indeed whilst we are still in the EU, us Brits are entitled to a 2 yr Guarantee. http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/bills/article-1677034/Two-year-warranty-EU-law.html Care to comment Line 6 ? I have bought many of your products going back to the original Kidney Bean Pod and now have the Helix Rack and Native, btw the Rack failed within 9 days, now resolved thanks to PMT. I think there should be an equal playing field here
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    2 yr warranty US Only ?

    Thats the point of my post, a lot of customers have no idea s to their Consumer rights but to announce that US Customers are "seen" to get a better deal than the UK ones smacks of bad PR imho.
  9. Odd thing this, Button 5 display flashes when selected and the display eventually corrupts, I've swapped Cat 5 leads etc and still no Joy, It's only a couple of weeks old, if its a flash reset it'll be a lot easier than going back to the shop, if not, off it goes
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    'helix how add sustain without increasing gain'.

    Compression and a little eq tailored to the frequencies you want the extra sustain on
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    Tuner

    If it's of any consolation the Fractal Axe-Fx Tuner is shocking too. When I had my Helix the tuner always bugged me as being unnecessarily awkward and inaccurate so I ended up using a TC Polytune
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    New Update Warning

    Just a little heads up on the latest update on the Helix, it changes your input settings, guitar pad is turned off and it defaults to 1Meg input impedance :(, not good enough Line 6, this is the sort of malarky I expect from iTunes
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    HELIX vs HD500X comparison

    Going to check it out when I get home and in my studio, but well done :) Just a note on sample rate etc, if you are playing back on decent studio monitors you certainly can hear differences in 16bit 24bit etc, but as most people seem happy with Mp3's these days, ears have grown accustomed to filling in gaps.
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    NO More HELIX

    I was one of the first to get mine and I have to say what an absolutely brilliant bit of kit it is, any forum members in the Oxford area are more than welcome to pop over and have an extended play through my setup, just to make sure you are doing the right thing. Trust me, after playing it and realising how easy it is to use, you'll be sold.
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    Oops it'll break !!

    Loving my new Helix a great deal, finding it very easy to edit tweak and configure, however I think the design boys make a pretty fundamental error in the design of the Helix . The 6 rotary encoders are very close to the top row of footswitches. especially with size 12 shoes and a dark cramped stage area, ideally I think the unit should have had a home bar arrangement like the HD500 . I can appreciate Line 6 wanting a different identity for the Helix over the HD range, but I can see these getting broken very easily . There are two easy fixes tbh, either make a self adhesive aluminium toblerone shaped block to affix above the patch lights, or in my case get a friendly local machineshop to knock up a set.
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    Oops it'll break !!

    Looks sturdy enough, but I'm still going to get a block made up, call me chicken if you will ;)
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