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  1. BlueD

    2.81 firmware available now

    I promise this is the last time I ever bother writing on this forum, but damn it, it's impossible to write a single thing without being interpreted in the least probable / reasonable way, it's lollipoping extenuating.
  2. BlueD

    2.81 firmware available now

    Because 2.81 is supposed to have a lot less issues than 2.81. I agree the known issues list of 2.81 looks a little heftier than it should.
  3. BlueD

    Helix Floor hum and bzz in blocks and empty patch

    How are you amplifying it? Are you getting into a real amp? Does it make the same noise if you use the digital connection and record with your computer? Are you using humbucking pickups?
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    Mesa Fx Loops and Helix LT

    I used line to minimize noise but I never managed to get a completely noise free operation. The Helix doesn't seem to like high gain Mesa amps very much, there's quite a bit of anecdotal evidence out there that most of us that tried the 4CM with mesa amps ran into a LOT of noise. Good luck!
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    High gain amps sound like Fuzz

    That's not enough, there's a million ways to skin this cat. Post the patch too, I'm sure there's issues there too. For example, ever heard of gain staging? Post both and we can help you. Also a reference of what sound you're going for would be super helpful (like a famous song).
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    High gain amps sound like Fuzz

    this kind of discussion is completely pointless if you don't post one of your presets and possibly an audio track. that should be the beginning of any conversation about "I can't get a good tone". Go do that, then we can help you.
  7. BlueD

    I Love My HX Stomp... But My Bandmate Doesn't

    Always get people like this to discuss outcomes and not the means. Those folks are the ones that couldn't tell apart a Metal Zone straight in the mixer from a perfectly miked Triple Rectifier. What matters is the outcome, if it works then it does. If it doesn't work, he's right. Is there an actual problem he's trying to solve?
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    Easy HELIX firmware question

    June 22 would be one day late as Line6 committed to a Spring release.
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    Helix Firmware Upgrade 2.8 - Blues :(

    Not on mobile. Besides, I assumed this was a forum of Line6 customers, not devotees. I must have taken a wrong turn and ended up in the cult section, I'll head for the exit as soon as I figure out the lollipop UI of the mobile version of this forum.
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    Helix Firmware Upgrade 2.8 - Blues :(

    Is this horse dead yet or can we expect the beating to continue a tad longer? If I ever need an example of "circle jerk" I can point to this thread.
  11. BlueD

    Helix Firmware Upgrade 2.8 - Blues :(

    What exactly compels you to have such a condescending tone with people that don't share your ideas? It's pretty unpleasant and I don't understand why you're so invested in dismissing other people's opinions like this.
  12. BlueD

    New Looping Function 2.6 ?

    Ok I hear you about the major versions only, but at least a cheatsheet would help. Release notes are not the right place (especially if it's the ONLY place) to put instructions for a new feature. For comparison, Axe FX does it right: https://www.fractalaudio.com/downloads/manuals/axe-fx-3/Axe-Fx-III-Tone-Match-Manual.pdf Single feature addendum to the manual. Not that hard to do.
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    New Looping Function 2.6 ?

    The lack of an updated manual considering how much new stuff is in the new firmwares is a pretty glaring oversight on Line6 behalf. It's not like anyone is going to die at their desk if a product manager takes a couple days to update the PDF version of the manual (even an Appendix would be better than what they currently provide). I love their product but I get the sense that the PM team is not super on top of the details that make for a great customer experience.
  14. BlueD

    Helix Firmware Upgrade 2.8 - Blues :(

    And I and many others could decide to never buy a Line6 product again. You can pull that lollipop maybe 1 or 2 times before it becomes the equivalent of corporate suicide.
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    Helix Firmware Upgrade 2.8 - Blues :(

    Maybe you did. Most customers picked the Helix because one of the value propositions that Line6 advertised is that the unit would get better over time. Again, you and I paid for the updates already (if you think you haven't then you don't understand product development, I do it for a living...), If you don't care about that it's fine but let's not pretend it's not part of the deal.
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    Helix Firmware Upgrade 2.8 - Blues :(

    This is a bad take. You already paid for it.
  17. BlueD

    Helix LT sucks. Badly.

    Why not both? I'm not above messing with a troll every once in a while but this one is way too stupid to be entertaining and has no range... low quality IMHO.
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    Custom neck

    I similarly love the Helix but careful, the Variax is not for everyone, try it before you spend a bunch of money on it. I never really gelled with it and ended up selling it.
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    Helix LT sucks. Badly.

    this is exactly why this was made: https://www.prsguitars.com/gom_february/ Enjoy!
  20. BlueD

    Helix LT sucks. Badly.

    I appreciate your innocent spirit, wish I had it too.
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    bad display Helix LT

    no but it sucks that it happened to you. I hope you got the extended warranty.
  22. BlueD

    Helix LT sucks. Badly.

    Screenshot + patch or GTFO. For everyone else, why do you still bother?
  23. BlueD

    Helix LT sucks. Badly.

    With this there's literally nobody that can help you at all and whatever discussion will be frustrating and unproductive. Those 30 years seem to have been wasted if you can't even describe the nature of your problem, how you're evaluating it etc... take a step back and reframe the problem in a way that we can actually help you.
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    Helix Stand Recommendations

    this is what I use with my helix floor: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000RXN6XI/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 careful because it scratches the sides a bit, put something to protect the bottom.
  25. BlueD

    Stop the hair!

    Hard to judge in context but if you share the guitar track alone gets easier. You have a couple things going on that I can tell: you have a lot of highs in the hairy track and not a lot of frequencies in the mid and lower end. You should make sounds with a graphic eq to see what that looks like, it's so much easier to make sounds that way. I use this: https://www.fabfilter.com/products/pro-q-3-equalizer-plug-in just get the chart of what the spectrum looks like and then tweak, having visual feedback of what changes as you tweak makes everything faster and easier.