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  1. Can someone help with my noisy setup ? 
    i have a helix going 4 CM with a DSL 100 h. 
    it is making a big hum specifically through lead channel. ( drive from marshals own distortions)
    Gtr going to helix Guitar in. 
    out from send 1 to amp guitar input 

    ( at that stage the hum is made)

    out from amp loop send to helix return 1

    out from helix 1/4 output to amp return. 

    Then I plug my gtr straight to amp guitar input and leave the effect loop in and out with helix ,and it’s fine ! 
    So the hum is at the stage before amp input in the helix. 
    Note that no block at all is in that helix patch. Totally blank patch. 
    how come ? 
    how could I fix this? 

  2. Hi every one,

    Thanks for being there in these situations...


    I'm on a tour and my helix is getting older every shows .

    The joy stick under the bypass and action button is dead. That means there is no way to activate a block or modify , edit any sound directly on the HX floor is no more possible. 

    It's a big problem.

    It's not on warranty anymore.

    Is this problem occur often ? 

    how did you fixed it ?


    Thanks !!



  3. When the round led light flashes , I see also a " No TX" on the screen.

    This cause that no signal is being transmitted or simply no more sound... Or simpler then that : Mute Gtr during live performances !!!! 

    I though it was the sleeping mode engaged. But I dot think so cause I had to sot down and re power the belt pack for it to work.

    Very bad and it happened twice.


    How and why ?





  4. Hey !!


    Just to show some love and say that the 2.50 update is the one I needed to satisfy my needs !

    First the Friedman BE100 is my main amp for my crush, drive and lead sound. It's everything I wanted in an amp.

    Despite that it is a pretty hi gain amp, I manage to clean it up to do a nice crunch bluesy sound with an Eq before but I wish that a cleaner channel of this amp would be added soon.


    The new reverbs are perfect for my Floyd shows and I'm happy to see my old Hd 500 vintage echo:  tube, tape, multi head and all those "Legacy"FX  being back in this new Helix.


    Bravo guys at line 6 !!



  5. Using an IR AND a conventional guitar speaker at the same time will yield unacceptable results by most people's judgment. That's like miking a cabinet and sending that miked signal through a guitar amp and miking it again. Maybe okay for a wacky dark special effect sound, but not for what most people are, I think, looking for in a guitar tone.


    The purpose of an IR is NOT to make your Marshall Cab sound like a 4 x 10.


    There may be some IRs designed to change the sound of a conventional guitar speaker to something else, but I can't imagine them working all that well.


    By the same token, in my experience, using the amp model into the front of a guitar amp is not satisfactory either.



    And in the same kind of idea, I have feed my tube amp's return input with an helix amp model and the sound is near 90% what I like but I started to play with Eq's to get rid of a 3K peak that I think would come from the process of a Power amp into power amp. Could it be ?

    (I know it's best to use preamps for that mather but 2 or 3 reasons tells me to go with the full amp model. ) 

  6. Thanks guys for your thoughts and ideas !


    I'm like Peter said here, since I work exclusively with ribbon mics, I get less of a  "zoo" or "zee" sound. More open neutral and natural sounding.

    Even, my dry center source is my DT50 mic'ed up with a 421 and 57 and at the mixing board I was challenge to get a sound as good as the Helix, unless I spend several minutes to move mics around to get a sweet spot that will say " Hey ! I'm the real tube amp here !! " 

  7. Thanks, Radatats,


    Nice solution !! I will try it with anther preset.


    For my main presets is like this :

    I'm using Amp 1 on Path 1A going to 2A a( being my Left side) And Amp 2 on 2B so they are on separate Path for DSP allowing , and for stereo panning. This is why it's quite complicated cause both path are already in parallel and my spit appears before the amp to get it panned.


    Anyhow I could upload a pix of my routing to see if there is any other way to achieve what I want for my direct and sending to DT.


    I know FRFR cab will solve this in 3 sec... But does it sounds as good ??

  8. Hi !


    Thanks for this great community !


    I finaly tuned up my DT 50 as totally neutral to be able to run Helix into this amp by the FX return.

    I'm asking you guys,


    Is any FRFR  cab like : XiTone, Freidman, CLR, you name it, will bring this much joy and tone that my DT amp is giving me right now with Helix ( no cab sim)  ?

    If yes ? tell me cause the Helix / DT amp is hard to beat. ( Tell me what FRFR will tone as good, Ill buy it )



    The only problem i see is that once I got my patch with IR been bypassed for DT, I can no longer go direct to the board since my IR's are off.


    The way I love my patch for direct is Dual amp with dual IR's, in stereo panned at the output and amp/IR 1 is on path 1A and amp 2 is on 2B for panning L-R.


    See why it is complicated to run DT amp AND IR's to direct.


    I wish helix could disable cab sim going to an amp but keeping it able for direct.


    Any suggestions for my Q 1 and Q 2 ?






  9. Drop the blocks in just like you describe and it should work. Use mono effects before your amps, merge after the cabs, then put in a stereo delay and reverb after the merge.

    Did just that and it's not what I expected...

    I wanted hard pan on L side the Fender amps truly separated of the R side with the Marshall tone.


    This is a blend of the two amps together equally spread on the stereo bus.


    The only way to do that ( of my very little experience) is to have an one amp on path 1a and one amp on path 2a with each of those path with its guitar input.

    Is that correct?

    Is there a better way to achieve that ?

  10. Hi all

    I have been to all factory presets and did not heard any true stereo dual amps like in my old hd 500

    Let say :

    Starting with a single mono line with comp dist... splitting to L side on a plexi and the R side in a Whowatt then merging to a stereo line adding only stereo delay and reverb to LR output.

    Could not find a way to do this with true L and R dual amp setup with stereo delay ...

    Any ideas?


  11. My title says it all...

    I have models I need to load in my patche but when listed in red they don't load.

    At first I thought it was because of dsp over load but even at my first few blocks, it appeared so ...I don't think so.

    I mean there 2or 3 blocks and the next block have very few options or not at all.

    Where is my problems?


  12. Thanks Urghanico!

    Yes this is the closest solution as I guess your right.

    But I'm pretty sure that my firm ware is updated to the latest. I will check for sure.

    First time this appeared is in 2014 with a much older firmware.

    Happened this summer and this weekend with the latest I'm pretty sure.


  13. 3 times now I have had an unexpected big buzz during live


    Sounds like a boat horn Everyone in the theatre was laying down flat ! And it won't go away till I step on the tuner/mute.

    So here is the set up:


    Wire less line 6

    Into hd500x

    Direct Line out from xlr L and R.

    Happened 3 times on a patch that has 2 amps overdriven tones.

    Not the same patch

    Happened with hd500 two times and changed it to the brand new hd500x and happened again last night.

    Both with there respective power supply.


    I love what I can do with this but I might have to get something else.

    Can somebody had to resolve this problem?


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