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  1. Hey_Joe

    Dumble Amps???

    Jason Sadites has a "Dumbl'ish" Preset at Line 6 Marketplace. "Includes one single preset based around the Litigator amp model in the Helix and HX Stomp to get us close to the famous D-Style amp. The preset contains 4 snapshots including Clean, Push, OD & Lead for the Helix and 3 snapshots (Clean, Push, OD) for the HX Stomp. Dialed in and ready to go for all your live or studio needs". Works with: Helix Floor, Helix LT, Helix Rack, Helix Native, HX Stomp Price: $3.99 Here is a link to his YT video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB2i8n2Nxy4 I can't speak for the preset's "Dumbl'ishness" but Jason is a crafty preset creator with the Helix IMHO.
  2. CLEAN! Thanks for all the hard work on our behalf. My 2¢: Light on dark is better for my eyes.
  3. Welcome to the Helix club. LT owner here. I found a great deal of help from Helix tutorial videos from Jason Sadites: https://line6.com/support/page/kb/effects-controllers/helix/helix-tutorials-by-jason-sadites-r891/ Jason Saddites YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/c/JasonSadites Line 6 Community Knowledge Base: https://line6.com/support/page/kb/effects-controllers/helix/ Helix Help https://helixhelp.com/ TheGearPage forum https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?search/81078409/&q=Helix&o=date Ben Vesco YT channel https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Ben+Vesco and http://www.benvesco.com/blog/ other Helix pros can add to this list, there's a ton of help out there. I haven't got a Powercab Plus yet, I know the basics but since I don't have practical knowledge yet others who have had their PCs for awhile can answer the pros of connecting the LT and PC with a Line6 cable can explain it better than me. Here's a start for you. watch out for Delia.
  4. Thanks for your perspective tooloudtoobad. As only a studio player these days, I guess for a $300 savings I could get off my butt and switch the PC to one of the only six speaker types if I want a change. Seems like a PLUS is the key to take full advantage of all the Helix's capabilities.
  5. Can anyone of you good people share your experience with regretting not buying the PC+ instead of the plain PC? I have read all the specs and definitely know the differences between the 2 model's abilities on paper. But are there any real life anecdotal experiences of regret not buying the PC+. I am using a Headrush108 now but I want to experience the amp in the room feeling. I'm not sure if I can live without the extra speaker sims and L6link/midi, extra speakers and update capabilities of a PC+. With a plain PC I can experience what I get with the Headrush but will also get the amp in the room from speaker sims and that's all I really need. My HelixLT should give me plenty of control of the parameters. I am not using it live or plan to at this point in time. Will I really regret not spending the extra $300 on the plus - (of course no one can really answer that question for ME, I am just looking for advice based on your personal experience if you felt the need to upgrade to the PLUS and why. Or, was it a no brainer and you just knew the PC+ was where it's at from the start)? Thanks in advance, Hey_Joe
  6. Thanks again. I'll just follow all the 2.82 directions and prompts and once I have the software installed on my machine, I'll see what the Updater wants to me to do even though the unit is supposed to ship with current FW from Sweetwater.
  7. This is my first Helix and I don't have any of the software in my computer yet. I have to get my first version of HX Edit into the machine along with drivers for Windows.
  8. Wow...2.82. DI's post wasn't there an hour ago. Line 6 is on top of things as always.
  9. Hey all - Just trying to get my ducks in a row here. I have a Helix LT set to deliver tomorrow from Sweetwater. It will be delivered with the latest firmware (2.8.1) installed by their techs. I do not find the INSTRUCTIONS to focus on an already up to date Helix. I just want to clarify my path to installing the Helix platform onto my PC. Since the current FW is already installed I presume all I need to do is DL HX Edit and follow the prompts. The "UPDATE INSTRUCTIONS" tell me to run the Updater after the Edit package is installed. Just curious if the Updater will skip updating if the platform is current as it will recognize the unit and the PC are up to date. Can I skip the updater and quit the process outlined in the UPDATE INSTRUCTIONS thread, since I am not updating the hardware at this point? Why ask for trouble and re-flash if it's not needed? I do not want to assume anything. Glad to finally advance into the world of the Helix after reading the forum and excessively craving it since it's launch. Been with Line 6 since my XT Live, X3 Live, HD500, Spiders and 300, 600, JTV69, JTV59 Variaxes...so, it's high time to have a Helix. Next step - Powercab Plus. Thanks in advance, Hey_Joe
  10. I would suggest that you check out the VGuitar Forum (all things Roland synth(s) with all kinds of Boss, Line 6, Digitech, etc. gear and how it may relate to Roland synths). Head over there if you are not aware of the site and if new - sign up, introduce yourself and ask some questions from GR aficionados http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php
  11. This might help... an interview with Ty Tabor with Premier Guitar, it's from Jan 25, 2011. a list of all his gear, plus... http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/Interview_Ty_Tabor_Kings_X?page=1 maybe some help?
  12. I bought a JTV-59 gold top w/ p90s from Sweetwater and the DVI jack was bad (intermittent connection). Sent it back to Sweetwater and their techs fixed it after they got the part from Line6. So, I think their tech department is an authorized service center.
  13. Kind of Frame by Frame(ish) sorry - - a quick OT reply
  14. I just changed my tuners out last week - waited for warranty to wear off. I put some Stew Mac Guitar Grease on the nut - maybe just new strings for my tuning problem. Time will tell if I would withdraw my agreement above about tuning stability. I seem to be drawn to play my 69 more than the 59, so I'll probably find like you that the tuning becomes more stable.
  15. I had bought the Grover 406Cs for my 59 from tips found on another older thread about the same topic. But then I saw stevekc's advice and link to the Sperzel Style Locking tuners 3x3 chrome drop ins in that thread. I like them on my 69 and also didn't care for the fact that the Grovers were mini and didn't have the twist locking cap on the back and preferred to have larger buttons. Installation was a snap and as stated by Rocco "They really won't help to keep my guitar in tune but changing strings is a lot easier." Thumbs up for these IMHO -http://www.guitarfet...ome_p_1172.html. just my 2¢
  16. Yeah, toe down at normal pitch and heel down for the dive-bomb. I found that out because that's the way your patch was made and it is more accurate with the EX-1, just felt for some unknown preference like I wanted to step down to drop the pitch. It will work and maybe I'll get better action out of the pedal buy not having it on carpet and sitting while using it or I could get with the program and finally spring for a Mission pedal. Thanks duncann.
  17. Thanks guys, I'll try this out later today. EDIT: Thanks Alex and duncann. The directions from Alex and the patch from duncann both work the way I was trying to get them to yesterday. I have found that the duncann's tone with normal pitch at heel down gives me a little trouble being in true to pitch all the time but toe down stays true, probably because I'm using a Line 6 EX-1 (have had 2 since my XTL - never wanted to spend the cash on a good pedal like the Mission pedal for Line 6) I think the EX-1 has trouble getting back to pedal heel down because it's a cheapo pedal, 1/2 way good for volume only...because I can't calibrate it and the way it's made allow for discrepancy - I guess the only way around that is to switch to the on board pedal for the whammy - at least it's possible to calibrate. Thanks again you two. I'll mark as answered but you both deserve credit for the correct answer - wish I could split it between the both of you.
  18. I'm embarrassed to say that after owning my Pod HD500 for as long as they have been released I need help creating a tone using the Pitch Glide as a Whammy just for a single note dive bomb. Don't have a real Whammy and haven't really played much with any of the presets or DLs from Customtone. I'm using Edit on a PC with Win7, all up to current FW and factory reset and pedal calibration all done at last update. Did as much searching as I could and didn't find an answer. I have a second pedal and was trying to set up using that as a controller. I just want to keep Pedal UP as regular tuning pitch and Pedal Toe Down as the dive pitch (strings stuck on magnet sound). Want to use Pedal 2 as controller. I think I know how to set up the pitch glide to have Vol2 control, think it needs to be turned off to not act as a volume pedal as it shifts pitch even though Vol1 is set to control volume (when I set up with Vol2 active it shifted pitch and worked the volume - so, I turned the pedal off to not act as a vol pedal) and have the PG at the front of the chain. I guess I need help setting the Min/Max values for the shift to go to the sound as I described above. I believe that not using a pedal and changing pitch on the effects page in Edit just gives the detuned sound. Any verbal explanation, and or screen shots from Edit, uploaded patches or links to Customtone tones as described above will be helpful. Thanks in advance, Mark
  19. Hey_Joe

    Helix Demo Videos

    Here's one way to find the Sweetwater videos - In Sync http://www.sweetwater.com/insync/
  20. Yeah, try him again. He responded fast and followed up with the order and stayed right on top of the order even after it arrived. Quality all the way!
  21. Have you tried this guy; Dunkin_Dal - he makes the braided cables - always adds new colors - makes any length - superior neutrik connector http://line6.com/support/topic/958-more-more-added-new-colors-cool-vdi-cable/?hl=new+colors I PMed him and he answered (maybe that's who you tried before - he must have missed the message if you did try contacting him) . Got a 15 footer, think it was $35US. I have a Line 6 cable from when I bought a Variax 300 a decade or so ago and it works and feels great still but the replacement/backup I bought years later from Line 6 sucks.
  22. Whatever the most current latest and greatest version is - I can't get to the machine right now to view the LCD or boot up Monkey.
  23. Hey_Joe

    FX Setlist

    That's why we are here for the most part - to get and give H-E-L-P. You are welcome. Thanks for your many contributions.
  24. I have one of each. Had the 69 since they were available and got a 59 about a year ago. IMHO I believe I here a "slight" difference in the modeled tones - probably design; wood, shape, density, neck, hardware, etc. Maybe because I have had the 69 longer it sounds more "right" (i.e. like the strat sounds more stratlike to me on the 69 but I haven't tried A/Bing in my DAW). I guess it stands to reason that 2 different guitar designs and composites would create a "slight nuance" in sound. Most 59ers see no discrepancy in any model other than the whole HD Strat sound debate which runs across all 3 JTV versions for some owner's ears. Neither is better per se. I was looking for the usual difference in feeling of having 2 different guitars to play. My 2¢.
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