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  1. I'm not a fan of cases with open storage. The Fender ABS Strat/Tele case has a compartment door to keep stuff from rattling around inside your case when it gets moved around. This is my favorite case that I have. I got one for another guitar few years back for like $79 astonishingly. Brand new. Wish I had bought two because now they're $200 new.
  2. Does it have an inner compartment with a door or is it just open?
  3. I know "thump" wasn't the core of your question, but I would recommend that you avoid bottom end if you are a guitar player in a band. Once you have invested some time in learning how to record at home, you will learn that that there's real value in the guitar sound sitting nicely in a mix. Pretty much the first thing a recording engineer does with a guitar track is cut out lows. If you're typically playing guitar solo or not with other instruments that bring in the bottom end, then by all means go for it. I know "thump" wasn't the core of your question, but I would recommend that you avoid bottom end if you are a guitar player in a band. Once you have invested some time in learning how to record at home, you will learn that that there's real value in the guitar sound sitting nicely in a mix. Pretty much the first thing a recording engineer does with a guitar track is cut out lows. If you're typically playing guitar solo or not with other instruments that bring in the bottom end, then by all means go for it.
  4. There's a Mission Line 6 pedal that is only for the Helix Rack and one that will work fine with Helix floor and most other Line 6 units. The difference is the toe switch. It requires a separate input for the switch on/off which Helix floor does not have. For a unit like this where they thought of SO MUCH that users would want, seems a pretty big oversight to me. BUT...not an issue. You should be able to configure your external expression pedal to behave like auto-on.
  5. You guys should talk about what lube you used for this, or more importantly what lube others should NOT use for this?
  6. Someone (at Line 6, ideally) should summarize the info in this discussion on a page of its own for using the pedal for Wah.
  7. I've heard that track before, but yeah I will listen to it again to refresh my memory. Good idea. Funny, but I had just read the gear page you linked above. I like your gear suggestions to try. I'm probably not going thru the effort to pin this particular tone down super-precisely. I think I have a patch now that comes reasonably close to the guitar sound when played with my SRV Strat (I have to refresh my memory as I haven't done diddly with guitar for a year!). I forget if I used to play it on bridge or middle pickup, but that was a totally different rig anyway. I haven't yet actually tried to use Helix wah in a live gig yet. Before Helix I used to "cheat" with a Morley Bad Horsey wah which springs back for you automatically. Not always a desirable feature, but for this song which was my first where I really needed to use some significant wah playing live, it made it much easier to learn. Also it had contour and volume options that help with adjusting tone a bit. With the Helix I'll have to train my foot properly! No spring back.
  8. I'm about to sit down with Helix (floor) and create a patch I can use for songs like "25 or 6 to 4". I don't think Kath's rig was particularly complicated, but hey: any advice or recommendations on setting up a patch that will really sound right?
  9. THAT was the connection I wasn't making. I had seen demos with the brackets thing, but had not seen anyone state what you just said clearly. Thanks for the assist!
  10. Ok, so I am a noob to Helix, but not a complete noob. I'm a software developer, good with tech. But, I'm seeing some weird behavior with editing snapshots in HX Edit that doesn't seem to match up with how they are supposed to work. Before I dig into this, let me say my global preferences are set to discard changes to snapshots. So, I have to save them or they get discarded. So I have this lead patch, and I want that exact setup for Snapshot 2, but I want to customize Snapshot 1 and save it as a more dialed down sound. Basically 1=rhythm, 2=lead. I bypass a couple of effects, and I make some significant tweaks to parameters on the 10-band EQ. I save the patch (thus saving my snapshot changes), then switch to Snapshot 2. When I do that, the bypassed pedals are no longer bypassed, which is what you would expect. However, the EQ parameters stay the same. They don't bounce back to Snapshot 2 settings. If I now edit them again, save the patch, and go back to Snap1, they are once again NOT restored to Snap1 EQ settings. What gives here? My understanding is it should restore the individual parameters on each block?
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