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  1. Well darn. I don't do Facebook. I will check out 'The Gear Page' though. Thanks both.
  2. These just seem somewhat dead, especially the Variax JTV-69 one. Reddit is pretty dead as well.
  3. I'll have to try it, and play with different amps. I'm new to Helix but used a two-tube amp setup before for the reason Wayne noted.
  4. 1) Nice tag-team explanation by themetallikid and rd2rk 2) My noob interpretation is you should add the parameter to the snapshot, then tweak it. Basically, build the tools you need in the snapshot and tweak them within the snapshot. Please correct me if I am off-base.
  5. Hi all, So last night I started getting into switching tuning on my JTV-69 but assumed I would see the string notes switch in Workbench like I do when changing guitar types, pickups etc. But they always stayed gray and as E-A-D-G-B-E. Any idea why I did not see these change? I tried it connected through my Helix using the Variax cable, and using the Variax CAT5 to USB PC connection. Both reacted exactly the same.
  6. I watched a Ben Vesco video on setting up 2 amps across both DSP chips and he wrote "read the manual" in reply to someones comment on YouTube. I just went through the manual a bit and I see what he meant. The two main things he demos are right there, early, in fairly short paragraphs. That said, there is a huge leap from reading something 'on paper' and actually being able to implement it in this big black box with many buttons. But what I just read gave me clarity I did not have, in a lot of areas around operation of the Helix. I am once again reminded to go against my instincts, and read the damn manual!! LOL!
  7. Well stated. I do understand people wanting to post their stuff, since it's so easy to do. It really comes down to the end user doing what I did, and researching. It is $1,600 after all. But damn, 70% of what I stumbled on did not impress me. It really came down to 2 or so specific persons stellar videos. About 4 more a tier below. And then noise below that. But trust me, if I get a recording of the Helix that sounds like it sounds in my room right now, to me, I'm posting it! But I know from amateur recording experience over the years, that takes experience and talent to replicate.
  8. That's why I refrain from posting demo's online of my gear. I'm afraid I'd be doing a disservice to the product. Maybe someday, when I'm an expert, but I don't feel like there is some void going unfulfilled.
  9. I was honestly expecting to be disappointed somewhat. I knew it was not going to get close enough to my Mark IV tone. I am extremely pleased I was wrong. Honestly, there are a lot of bad demo's of the Helix on the internet. Whether it's the preset, their setup or just how they recorded. Ben Vesco's are some of the best I heard though, before getting the Helix. And they still are! LOL
  10. Great info throughout this post for a noob. Thanks all!
  11. Stunned that this Helix models my Mesa Mark IV perfectly. I've had the Mesa since '92 and assumed I wouldn't have that tone, but just lots of new stuff to play with. I was wrong. The Mesa Mark IV is my tone. I have a Mark V and a Mark 5:25, which are both great, but the Mark IV options across all channels are balanced perfectly for me and I love it and would never have anything else for my main. I got the Helix to get back into using FX but without pedals, for recording, and also just to see if it inspired creativity (which it has). I am dipping my toe in slowly so I don't get overwhelmed but I was so relieved when I stumbled onto this with the 'Cali IV Rhythm 1, 2, & Lead'. The FX they have on the preset need work, or deleted, but the core amp is PERFECT! My Mesa Amps https://imgur.com/a/YdDcOOU And the drum set to the right... https://imgur.com/a/ROGILnN
  12. LOL! I'm thinking your advice was solid, 'logicbdj'.
  13. These are all pretty much classic rock and blues but I have over 100 drum/bass tracks uploaded to my ad-free site. Read the 'WTF?' tab to understand how to use them and other info. https://lonepoorboy.com/
  14. Being a tube amp guy who used few effects I impulsively stepped into this world, ordering a Helix first then, before the Helix even arrived, I went bananas and got a Variax and Powercab Plus as well. It was at that point I got real nervous about whether I would like the sound at all; would I find it too overwhelming; or just not enjoyable to use. Well so far it has gone swimmingly. I have been wading in slowly as to not get lost and frustrated. Updated each device first. Learned some things, like the software will all play better together if I install everything to my C drive, and have just been trying presets with the Powercab in 'Flat' mode. I am blown away by the quality of the sound and am not left wanting to play my tube amps(Boogie Mark IV, Mark V, Mark 5-25, Marshall DSL 1, Blues Junior) so far. I've found the Variax is a blast on it's own. I got it 'scratch and dent' from Sweetwater for $840 with just a barely noticeable cosmetic flaw on the fretboard, and the Power cab 112 Plus used off Guitar Center for $550. I was really pleased to find the Variax Workshop still worked with the Variax only plugged into the Helix, with the Helix via USB to PC.
  15. Being a tube amp guy who used few effects I impulsively stepped into this world, ordering a Helix first then, before the Helix even arrived, I went bananas and got a Variax and Powercab Plus as well. It was at that point I got real nervous about whether I would like the sound at all; would I find it too overwhelming; or just not enjoyable to use. Well so far it has gone swimmingly. I have been wading in slowly as to not get lost and frustrated. Updated each device first. Learned some things, like the software will all play better together if I install everything to my C drive, and have just been trying presets with the Powercab in 'Flat' mode. I am blown away by the quality of the sound and am not left wanting to play my tube amps(Boogie Mark IV, Mark V, Mark 5-25, Marshall DSL 1, Blues Junior) so far. I've found the Variax is a blast on it's own. I got it 'scratch and dent' from Sweetwater for $840 with just a barely noticeable cosmetic flaw on the fretboard, and the Power cab 112 Plus used off Guitar Center for $550. I was really pleased to find the Variax Workshop still worked with the Variax only plugged into the Helix, with the Helix via USB to PC.
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