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  1. gkinder

    Redwirez v Ownhammer

    Dittos....Redwirez BigBox set is a great choice...tons of quality IR's, though you can get lost in all the choices ;)
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    Rubber feet

    Have one of the big Temple boards....holds my Helix and a half dozen of my "never getting rid of" pedals that run into the Helix loops....run path A into a FRFR powered cab and path B into a tube amp/2x12 cab.....wall of sound and the board controlling everything is nice and neat.... https://templeboards.com/collections/trio
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    Helix and Tube Amp

    I run a four cable method into my PWE EH3 tube amp with the 1/4" jacks and run the XLR outs into my Gemini 2 for the FRFR side of things...Use pathway A for the FRFR and pathway B for the tube amp....have different patches for different setups including wet/dry with the tube amp normally the dry side. 65 Amps 2x12 with a G12H30 and Celestion Gold for the PWE and then the Gemini 2 with dual FRFR speakers.....Sounds HUGE.
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    Helix and Tube Amp

    I'm surprised you dont care for the preamp in your delta blues....its probably the sweetest amp Peavey ever built, IMO. I'd try a 4C method with an eq up front and/or the centaur, with splash of verb and delay in the loop....should sound fantastic....
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    BB King

    Huge BB fan here....If you don't mind me asking, what kind of coin are these running? Went to Mark's site but there is no mention of this pedal....have a beautiful semi-hollow and would like to get close to BB's tone, though will never have that kind of soul....RIP BB!!!
  6. I had the G70 but recently sold it and went back to a Lava cable....everyone's ears a different but the cable sounds better to mine. My buddy has the Shure wireless for guitar and it sounds pretty darn good...may go that direction one day if I get a wild hair :)
  7. My rig is mostly used in my studio now days. Rebuilding the board right now but when done it will have a powered Saturnworks ABY splitter into Helix directly on one channel and the other channel into a Mission Volume Pro (good choice :)) >> (2) Wampler Tumnus OD (Centaur clones) >> Wampler Velvet Fuzz or Amptweaker Tight Fuzz Pro (haven't decided yet) >> Amptweaker Tight Drive Pro >> Empress ParaEQ into front of the PWE EH3....Strymon Timeline (delay) or Echosex2 >> Strymon Mobius (modulation) >> Red Panda Context (reverb) in EH3's loop. The amps foot switch will also be on the board, though I pretty much live on channel two most the time. Guitars are a Collings I35 Deluxe with Throbaks, Gibson 1958 Les Paul VOS RI, and a Fender Longboard Strat. Have a Gibson Derek Trucks SG that I'm thinking of selling off to help pay for some of the pedals, though I may end up keeping and putting a set of Fralin P90's in it :) Great rig when all said and done....keep telling myself I'll "never" adjust it once its done, famous last words :rolleyes:
  8. Amen to this!!! The IR support in Helix/Editor is pretty bad....an integrated library to sort, manage, and call IRs on the fly would be nice in addition to list set of the IRs currently in use and in which patches....
  9. I have a dual rig with my guitar running into an ABY splitter with one path hitting the Helix into a Mission Engineering Gemini 2 and the other path running through various pedals into a PWE Event Horizon 3 tube amp/65 Amp 2x12 cab. Want to mount everything on one board. Don't run other pedals into the Helix as it has good effects on its own. There are lots of power and in/out jack options with the Temple boards and think the Helix will mount directly to it nicely. Just put an offer in on Reverb for on the Trio 42 boards. Not bad price wise so think I'll give it a shot...
  10. Hadn't thought about that, very valid point....will do that and see how if works...don't really use the expression pedal except as a volume pedal once in a while so that probably won't be an issue but could see the extra angle potentially being problematic...looking at the wide board and planning on running my other pedals beside the Helix so it might work out....thanks for the insight!!
  11. There have been a few posts from folks looking to mount the Helix to a pedal board. I've been wanting to do the same. Ran into this company over the weekend and it looks like a very viable solution for the Helix. My only question is if removing the rubber feet from the Helix will have any affect on the unit, does anyone know the ramifications of unscrewing the feet from the Helix? Do the screws only hold the fee in place or do they also secure internal boards, etc.? I'm looking at the Trio 43 for my Helix and other pedals and using four of the large mounting plates for attaching the Helix.... http://templeboards.com/ http://templeboards.com/collections/trio/products/trio-43 http://templeboards.com/pages/quick-release-pedal-mounting-system Thoughts?
  12. Well said....music is expression and does so routinely on all types of subjects....Helix thus becomes a tool of expression ;)
  13. While I don't disagree with your premise, the same can be said the other way around about science zealotry. The arrogance and closed mindedness on that side of the fence is every bit as bad as on the religious side, and just as much based on beliefs or desired outcomes. On the dumbing down item, with the politicization of science, often pseudo-science, and the barriers to dissenting views/thought science zealots are trying to impose, i.e. global warming, it is pretty hard to throw stones at the religious side when the science side is doing the same thing.
  14. WELL STATED SIR!!!!! These religion vs science arguments always make me shake my head a bit since both types of zealots never seem to entertain the notion that BOTH may be right, to a certain extent at least. Why can't the laws of the physical Universe, space, and time co-exist with God (or whatever word you want to put there)? Maybe God is the ultimate scientist and physicist? Closing one's mind to ALL possibilities certainly limits a person's perspective.....
  15. OR the mom & pops could do what the mom & pops in the appliance market place did and form a co-op for purchasing power in order to compete with the larger box stores.....our local mom & pop appliance store routinely kicks the big retailers in the back side on price, plus give better service, so that's where my wife and I purchase our appliances. The store owner told me the national association is the biggest purchaser of appliances in the country and is why they don't worry about the big box stores...throwing stones at Capitalism, bigger companies, and online retailers is a cheap shot honestly. In business you had better pay attention to trends and make adjustments IF you want to stay in business. Putting up a good web store is not all the difficult, but you have to be a bit innovative and willing to invest. Willcut Guitars does a pretty darn good job of it, gives great service, and is where I get my guitars now. My experience is most mom & pop music stores don't invest or make smart business decisions so they have no one to blame but themselves if they don't make it. We've lost a couple of the mom & pop music stores in our area as well and honestly it was because they didn't invest in their companies and preferred to point fingers and play the blame game. Distribution to a ton of mom & pops IS expensive for the manufactures so they give preferred treatment to those that order in bulk, it's called a smart business move on their part, not a conspiracy against the mom & pops.
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    Found a Helix case

    Have the same problem with the XLR outs even going into my Mission Engineering Gemini Cab...noisy. Switch over to the quarter inch jacks and noise goes away....too bad too as I want to run the XLR into the ME Gemini for FRFR and the quarter inch into my PWE EH3 amp/cab.
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    Tuner

    LOL, thought the same thing about the complaints....didn't realize 2.x had a tuner update....just checked it against my Peterson strobe tuner and the Helix tuner is spot on with the Peterson....FYI, the Peterson jumps around too...
  18. I do a lot of customer support with our clients so very in-tune with how tech can be intimidating to folks. Every time there is an update however we get threads like this and I go try to make the latest update blow up....haven't been successful so far. I'm not a fan of Line 6's presentation with their update utility either, but it certainly appears pretty solid functionality wise. A few days invested by the Line 6 developers in this area would probably make the process easier to understand and streamlined....
  19. First off, I'm a tech/developer so the instructions are crystal clear to me. Even if I weren't they would be crystal clear to me. But everyone doesn't necessarily think the same way so maybe they aren't clear to some. Having said that, I'm simply amazed how many folks seem to have problems with the Helix updates. I've tried to make this thing crash on a number of Windows boxes without any success, call me warped but it's a developer trait trying to make crap break. I've used everything from an old POS $400 laptop up to a brand new high end machine, can't make any of the updates fail. Old to brand new USB ports, various USB drivers, Windows 7 to Windows 10...and they all work without fail. I can normally make just about anything break, but haven't been able to make the Helix updates do so, Yet :) Here is what I've done each time: Install/update to the latest Helix utility/updater, then run the updater and have it download and install the firmware patches....it's pretty much clicking a few buttons and it works. If you haven't installed ALL available Windows updates, I'd recommend you do that first though.....people often ignore these then wonder why they have driver and/or other issues. Another suggestion, if you have an anti-virus/malware utility running, and you should, turn it off before you do an update....don't forget to turn it back on after you do the update. Now, on the other side, Line 6 really needs to make some pretty simple/intuitive adjustments to their updater, they aren't blameless with some of this stuff and I can see where a lot of frustration from many comes from. Why do all the existing patches on someone's Helix need to be nuked by an update, and even if they do, how bloody hard is it to write a simple global backup into the updater that fires first, apply the firmware update, then offer a full restore of the owner's backed up settings, IR's, user patches, etc....what, maybe a couple of days for one developer to code and test something like this? Pretty basic development stuff here Line 6 and doing this would relieve a lot of the frustration your customers are experiencing. Not crazy about the Helix utility in many ways, but have to say you all have built pretty solid updaters, however your backup and restore options could use some work.
  20. Fix the bugs, improve the latency item, add 20-30 amps, 20-30 effects, improve some of the existing models, call it a day for the Helix....then improve the editor AFTER the aforementioned items. AX8 doesn't hold a candle to the Helix form wise but if "more" is "better" to someone, get one because it does sound great just as the Helix does....Helix runs in a KISS mode, which is exactly what I want as I don't want to d*ck around with tech at the expense of playing music, which is what we all buy gear for in the first place, at least in theory :)
  21. Just tried adjusting the bias, works great to get that last bit of grit out of the tone. Hadn't thought about that, thanks for the tip!!!!
  22. Did the same, clean amp settings with Redwirez IR did the trick...no breakup at all....though I did put in a "touch" of verb on my simple patch for a little more depth....
  23. You probably should never buy another product as long as you live, especially one involving electronics...
  24. Will give that a look when I get back from my road trip....haven't had any luck so far with the few changes I've tried.....hopefully will be able to find the culprit :)
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