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    Helix vs Mimiq

    Here is a comparison I just did of the Helix Double Take vs the TC Electronic Mimiq pedal. Enjoy!
  2. Here is a comparison I did with the Helix using Simple Pitch vs the Digitech Drop pedal. I used clean and distorted tones. https://youtu.be/EKk4Jo47M58
  3. My first inclination is to say the power cord where it attaches to the Helix is loose. If it loses connectivity at all it could cause issues, especially if it reconnects and disconnects before the Helix has a chance to fully boot. There could definitely be other issues but I would check that first.
  4. I took the carpeting and I attached dual lock to the padding underneath. The carpeting and Velcro did not stick very well anyway. I used extra layers of dual lock to raise the Helix up and I did not have to remove the feet. It also left room for cable to go under the Helix.
  5. I do "ME" the best. My cover band plays rock n' roll every weekend. We play Pink Floyd, Duran Duran, Disturbed, Godsmack, Van Halen, Eve 6...... it's a huge variety. I use basically two sounds - clean and dirty. I also only use one guitar all night, it's an EVH Special Stealth with two humbuckers. My philosophy is to match FX to songs as much as possible but I don't worry about amps. To vary the sound I do choose what pickups work for certain things. For instance I like using the combo of both humbuckers for acoustic type sounds. I feel very strongly that if I was switching between several amps and patches all night that at some times my tone would get lost among the bass and drums. The core sounds I have blend well with my band. I'm not saying I wouldn't rule out using something different but that would only be if the guitar just doesn't sound right otherwise. For example, we are going to be covering a Pantera song and I think it's important that I use a more thick and cutting tone. When we all get in a room and play though, I may just go back to my core tone. I also don't want to spend too much time worrying about the tone, I think it's much more important that my playing be on point. Think about it this way, if your drummer had an electric drum set would he change the sound of the set for every song? The last thing I would say is that it never hurts to experiment but make sure you are recording your experiments so you can go back and see what sounds best to you.
  6. Thank you everyone. The patch is not complicated and I barely changed any of the factory settings for the amp, cab or FX. Special thanks for the compliments on my playing. I do think the player makes a difference. I made this patch for free and kept it simple hoping to show everyone how it can be done. You don't need special IRs or to pay for patches. Those things have there place and I have bought many IRs myself and I love them. It makes me very happy that I can help some people.
  7. Hello everyone, Thought I would share a video I did on getting the Van Halen 1 album tone. I used just the Helix with no IR's and no other processing. Download the tone here: https://line6.com/customtone/tone/3254199/ Enjoy!
  8. Now that Peter Hamm is here he will be taking over. Thank you, Peter.
  9. Helix was invented by Batman. If you have enough money you too can become Batman and invent something like the Helix but it will never be as good as the Kemper or Axe-FX.
  10. For twenty years people have been asking Line 6 to launch such a product. I can tell you that they deffnitely will come out with such a power amp in exactly 20 years from now.
  11. Pure silliness may make you forgot how stupid it is that so many people are obsessed with being outraged about insanely idiotic things.
  12. You are wrong sir. The Helix 2.3 update contains multiple modeled buffers. The all digital signal through the Helix needs buffers to help eliminate the fizz. It won't get rid of all of it, however as mentioned previously.
  13. Isn't it great that the AxeFX II XL has been outdone by the Helix? Wait no longer, the "Robot Roadie" is your solution. Please send $5000 to my paypal account as "gift" and you will receive your customized robot in 4-6 weeks. Don't worry, your Helix (he's named Jethro by the way) has already given us all of the specifications.
  14. You need to grease up that squeeky expression pedal.
  15. Chad Boston will be releasing the Helix condom soon.
  16. Geraldo will want all organic and gluten free diet or every amp will turn into a model of a Gorilla amp.
  17. When your helix becomes self aware it will make you bring it beer and pizza. It will also insist you call him Geraldo.
  18. You don't need a tuner. You sound fizzy either way.
  19. Just post here and I will tell you the solution.
  20. More pictures: https://www.instagram.com/p/BZTcaw_lgkJ/?taken-by=hollis1003 https://www.instagram.com/p/BZTceGCFPpS/?taken-by=hollis1003 https://www.instagram.com/p/BZTcoXxFHY4/?taken-by=hollis1003
  21. This is what I used, It's called a standard railing flange. https://www.lowes.com/pd/SteelTek-3-4-in-Silver-Steel-Structural-Pipe-Fitting-Rail-Flange/999930958 Two nuts, two bolts (make sure they are long enough), and two large washers. It seems very sturdy. I'm a little worried about a drunk person using it to hold themselves up and bending the mic stand or ripping the wood out of the pedalboard but I think that's a low probability. Measure the diameter of your mic stand to be sure but 7/8" is pretty standard. The 3/4" rating of the flange is because it fits a pipe and the interior of the pipe is 3/4" so don't let that fool you.
  22. For $10 I added a mic stand to my pedalboard. I can't believe how easy it was. https://www.instagram.com/p/BZQ4yvXFXJ1/?taken-by=hollis1003 https://www.instagram.com/p/BZQ4uIBlexW/?taken-by=hollis1003
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