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BigRalphN last won the day on September 13 2015

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  1. Very late reply but with the EV it makes a huge difference whether it's set to pole or floor. Using it with floor might actually be preferable on the stand because it cuts a little bass. I set it to +2 treble and - 8 bass. It has a lot of clear bass so it can be adjusted to your taste but that's a good starting point. That is in my small room. Even in a pole it's close enough to the wall it accentuates the bass. It sounds fantastic. I want to hear the Headrush 8inch sometime to see if it might be better in my small room but I love the ZLX so maybe not. I definitly can notjustify the Line 6 power cab, at least at its price.
  2. I would suggest to backup everything then do a reset and make sure you select an option that resets globals. Then before restoring your back up try a factory preset with your DAW or create a blank preset with a mic input and see what your DAW says. If it looks OK then restore and see if it is OK. If restoring brings the issue back then you know it's probably globals or a rogue patch causing issues.
  3. You should be able to download the actual current firmware file from the website (not the editor). It should be the extension you need.
  4. Is this the guitar you are using? What brand, wood material, what type of pickups and what brand of strings?
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    Helix 2.9 Update

    A teaser comment was made that we will be blown away when 3.0 comes out. It would not surprise me if we never see 2.9 and sometime next spring it jumps right to 3.0. There might be a few more 2.8.x bug updates if needed. I could be totally wrong. As others have said these threads are totally useless. They Line 6 guys have stated many times over that they will NEVER say what will be in a future update. Once or twice they have posted the next release info and then had to pull it making it look like they told us early. They have said it so many times they will no longer even comment in a thread like this.. Just do a search (I know search sucks on this forum). You may need to go back a couple years.. Lol.
  6. Agree on the Variax. I have tried them three times. I actually like the Standard better then the heavy JTV 69 I had so I got another standard. I still wasn't thrilled with the models so a basically new Black Standard with upgraded Graphtech Ratio tuners (also black) that just sits on my rack. I realize I have too many nice guitars that cover a lot of the ground. But to me guitar modeling just isn't there yet. I know a lot disagree. I only use mine if I want a strat and lp for a very short set were swapping isn't practical. It is a great tool for that. But I only play at church. Especially with the health scares the last year and half (why I have not been around as much or was crabby when here...lol).
  7. I figure we are just that much closer to 3.0
  8. I think everyone of us that were in on the very first run of Helix had open box, though they were packed very well after firmware was installed. I got mine from Sweetwater and its a one day ship from them to my location so I had it quickly. I would NEVER trust. Musicians Friend or Guitar center. I have had way to many issues with both over the years including returned damaged items shipped to me as new. Both GCs in the area are an hour away (actually three that close) so I might ship to store and inspect it. I would also trust NStuff Music. They are local and do a fairly big online service. I have had good luck with Riff City also.
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    Headrush FRFR

    I use an EV ZLX series on a pole. I did have on the floor but needed the floor space. It works quite well for the cost. You do have to do some playing with the settings(pole VS. Floor) and I cut the bass just a hair more.
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    Screen protector

    Much later I switched to Chad Bostons screen and strip protectors. They are thick but still look nice. I dropped a Thalia capo on the screen and it didn't even make a mark. Anyone that knows how Thalias are made knows that's an achievement.
  11. Maybe Helix 2. I highly doubt it's built into this one though the comment was once made there are still things to be turned on within the Helix.
  12. I agree with more classic clean stuff. Enough with the high gain. Bring more classic rock okdrr uses in and see sales increase.A Tone King Imperial would be amazing. A good amp needs to clean up and a couple if the high gains do that beautifully. But I still find clean slightly sounds lacking. True clean. Tons of slightly clean there.
  13. I have occasional bugs between Helix and Variax. I have had two Standard Varie(current is a standard) and a JTV 69. I had the same bugs with all three and have now reproduced it on three Helix units though I have no idea what causes it. Occasionally I when I switch models on the Variax, or patches on the Helix, I lose sound from the Variax. I can plug the a regular guitar in and it's fine. The only way to restore Variax sound is reboot the Helix. Both units current firmware and using a VDI cable. One time I hit the joystick and sound returned. That was just once. The other is sort if similar but instead of losing sound every model on the Variax suddenly has a, plunky/Resonator /banjo sound. Every model. Sounds real funky on Les Paul. Again, nothing will fix it but a Helix reboot. Turning models off and on or unplugging and plugging back in the Variax does nothing. It doesn't happen everyday but happens enough that I would not trust a Variax live. I know tons do not have this issue but I know others that do. I don't see any sense in sending anything back because of the number of units I have reproduced it with. It is frustrating when it happens.
  14. Sound exactly the same unless you can roll back to firmware 1.9.
  15. I should add to my above comment that both were on the same firmware.
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