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  1. Karl_Houseknecht

    Tuner

    Completely disagree. Kemper and Fractal tuners are granular and accurate AND stable. I can't tell you why the Helix tuner acts the way it does, but that's not a valid excuse for it.
  2. Karl_Houseknecht

    ...Whoa- Pending update (2.50) pinned above

    I love the name for the BE/HBE model. You know that's a burn on everyone that's been begging for it forever. And I don't care. I want.
  3. Karl_Houseknecht

    Tuner in Version 2.3

    What have you owned? Units I own or have owned with built in tuners that work FAR better than the Helix: Axe-Fx / AX8 / FX8 Kemper Boss GT-100, GT-10 Eleven Rack Most previous Line6 gear
  4. Karl_Houseknecht

    Why can't I see the Kinky effects in an existing patch?

    Checked on my recently updated Helix on pre 2.3 patches using the unit's front panel and in the new editor. I can see the Kinky boost and the comp as available selections. When you upgraded, did you follow the prescribed method as outlined in the installation instructions?
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    WTF??? My Line 6 account doesn't show any registered products?? WTF?

    I don’t have time to deal with lollipops. And I do have a support ticket open about another issue and this issue affects my ability to get warranty support for that particular issue, so it’s particularly unhelpful to be dismissed as no big deal. It’s something Line6 needs to be aware of. Sorry, it ground my gears to chime in on a forum issue for the first time in a long time and be met by a lollipop. And I’m very familiar with the purpose of this forum, believe it or not. 😉
  6. Karl_Houseknecht

    WTF??? My Line 6 account doesn't show any registered products?? WTF?

    Yeah, that was my tongue in cheek kind of point. 😀
  7. Karl_Houseknecht

    WTF??? My Line 6 account doesn't show any registered products?? WTF?

    I know. I’m clearly completely unfamiliar with this forum.
  8. Karl_Houseknecht

    WTF??? My Line 6 account doesn't show any registered products?? WTF?

    It's a tech support forum. Maybe someone should take it a little more seriously? Replying that YOU don't think its a problem isn't helpful.
  9. Karl_Houseknecht

    WTF??? My Line 6 account doesn't show any registered products?? WTF?

    It was in the title to grab attention. The post was much calmer. Look, he's concerned and has a right to be. I had the same problem. Maybe someone should look into it. But the forum dwellers here seem to be a little uptight so I'm out again. Apparently nothing has changed.
  10. Karl_Houseknecht

    WTF??? My Line 6 account doesn't show any registered products?? WTF?

    I don't see anyone melting down. I see two people reporting a possible problem. This is why I so rarely post to forums anymore. When I do, it's because I have a problem that needs a solution, not to hear someone diss me and/or the OP for sharing an experience in a calm fashion. The forum says I'm at my quota for negative votes for the day, so I guess you've been spared that. Having a system that keeps track of registered products is important for warranty service issues. I can understand why the OP would be upset.
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    WTF??? My Line 6 account doesn't show any registered products?? WTF?

    I think there's some kind of system disconnect going on. I opened a support ticket this weekend, selected the product in question from the list, and it said "No registered product" even though there was clearly a list of registered products to choose from.
  12. Karl_Houseknecht

    How to Respond When The Bass Player Doesn't Like Your Helix

    I guess he didn't see the iso cab underneath the stage with the real mic'd up speaker in it and not just the fake stage mic. :) Your bass player is being a dork. But if he really thinks this way and it's really important that you use an amp, use an amp. If he's still a dork, find another band.
  13. Karl_Houseknecht

    Forum personality types: Not officially part of the DSM

    "The Golden Ear" - Hears nuances in amp tones that nobody else can hear. Will frequently deride the auditory ability of anyone that doesn't hear the same thing. "The Peter Player" - Similar to the business phenomenon known as "The Peter Principle", this "guitarist" has been promoted beyond his ability, by sheer size of his income, into owning multiple boutique amps, all of the top end modelers, and a dozen or so high dollar guitars...all despite a demonstrated lack of ability to play, yet with seemingly unlimited time to impart his unique viewpoint on guitar gear forums. This is differentiated of "Bedroom Guitar Syndrome" as the forum dweller doesn't actually play guitar in their bedroom but has a dedicated "studio" space in their dwelling, and also because Bedroom Guitarists might have actual chops. Moderate to severe Peter Players will also never have played in a band or with others, and may have YouTube channels dedicated to high end gear reviews.
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    Forum personality types: Not officially part of the DSM

    "The Tube Snob" - Maintains that tube amps are vastly superior to digital modelers and that any good audio engineer (such as himself, who has watched a few course advertisement videos on Full Sail's web site) can easily pick the modeler out of a comparison clip. Despite their qualifications, they can't pick the modeler out of the comparison clips. Complains that a modeler will never sound like an "amp in the room". Milder cases may admit that modelers are 98% of the way there but lack that 2% that make tube amps tubey. Doesn't own a modeler. Monitors tone from their amps from 4 feet above the speakers and complains of "fizz" in recordings of digital modelers. Once tried a Vox ToneLab because it was the only modeler with a tube in it. Didn't like it, but proclaims it as the "best" of the modeling bunch. Occasionally shows up in forums to remind modeling users how wrong they are. Frequently asked by sound guy to turn down.
  15. The problem with the Helix tuner is that it's precise. Probably more so than most people need or want. I can tune in the same time and with the same results as the tuner on my AX8, my Snark, my Korg, or TU-3. It's simply a matter of understanding that the fine tuning section at the top of the display is more sensitive. On my guitars that have double locking systems with fine tuners, the top section is smooth and not jumpy. On those with less precise tuning machines, it jumps around a little unless I'm more careful. What if the top section was further subdivided or had a "needle" indicator instead of large blocks? Would it appear less jumpy?
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