Wow. Didn’t realize that was you. I watched these videos a dozen times before I bought my helix. You were always coming up in “helix evh 5153” searches. Great tone man!
As you probably already know, the headphone out on the 5153 is bung. It’s about the same I’m getting out of the preamp. I also checked into the load. These amps are specifically designed to disengage the power section when anything is inserted into the headphone or pre amp out jacks. The recommendations was to ensure no speaker cable is connected if using the headphone out.
for now, I am working in a tight space and it’s not possible to run my Mesa boogie 2x12. So what I really want is to have my helix running both my 5153 and an old Marshall dsl pre amp section into a daw for recording and practicing. The helix has a tremendous amount of options for signal chain. What I am struggling with is the sound coming directly out of the5153 pre amp out or send of the Marshall effects loop is incredibly thin. Not like the original tones and not like the line 6 amp+cabs.
I am using the send return block and the signal is coming back. I am able to switch channels via midi(thanks again!) but the block after the return, should it be a speaker block an IR, eq? Any ideas on how to fill out that sound?