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  1. I'm using the Ballistic, as that is a model of a clone of the Op Amp Muff that Corgan used. Is there a good way to approximate the overdub? Is stacking fuzzes even an option for that?


    Also still think I'm hearing the octave up and down on this.

  2. I was wondering if anyone might have some tips on how to get a reasonable approximation of this crazy tone. I've got the clean and main tones for the song pretty close. For the solo, seems like Corgan used a synth, maybe with an octave up and down, and obviously a load of fuzz. I could especially use some hints with the synth component. Thanks!!

  3. 14 hours ago, codamedia said:


    When you only use the built in expression on the Helix... that is still exactly how it works even though the toe is changing between EXP1 and EXP2. The volume has to go up to engage the wah, and the wah has to go up to go back to volume. (The OP has stated that THIS is how he is currently using the built in expression) 


    The only difference is that when you do them both from EXP1... the toe is toggling the on/off states rather than switching EXP modes - but it's the same results! You cannot engage the TOE Switch without pushing the pedal "toe down". 


    NOTE: I guess if you have the volume set to never go past 80% that would be an issue (it would jump to 100 when disengaged to go to wah)... but IMO that's not how I would ever use a volume pedal so it wouldn't concern me. 


    If you wanted the kind of behavior mentioned, couldn't you assign both wah and volume to EXP1 and also to a different footswitch? Then you could use the footswitch to engage the wah without a volume jump. You'd just have to stick the wah in the spot you'd want the volume before hitting the footswitch to turn off the wah.

  4. I've seen the list of impedance that gets applied if you have it set to Auto for each block that could get hit, but that only goes up to 2.9. Does anyone have a more up to date list? I'm particularly curious about Ballistic Fuzz - given that it's a fuzz I suspect it would be a lower value. Thanks!

  5. Quick question - I’m having a hard time figuring out the behavior of the scribble strip on the EXP1/2 pedal switch when I customize it. Looks like if you try to customize it, it sort of defaults to the name of the wah pedal if that’s what you have attached to EXP1. But then, it seems like it it lit whether the pedal is on or off, and then after stepping on it a few times it seems like it’s dim when the wah is on and lit when the wah is off, which is backwards from what you’d expect. Does anyone know exactly how that aspect works?

  6. I found what I was thinking of - it's not the newer firmware, but just some tests that were done to show that Input 1: Guitar/Input 2: Same is not the worst way to go.


    Here's one discussion - by the end there was a comment to this effect:



    Later these two had a much more thorough discussion:


    Not meaning to start a war or anything. I just remember using it a couple of years ago and following the initial recommendations (not using Input 2:same) and feeling like stuff didn't sound right. Then I saw the later posts and switched to Same. I had to rebuild patches, but it didn't take me that long and I felt that stuff sounded better. For the record, I am not using low output pickups - my main axe is a Flying V with a 500 in the bridge.


  7. 16 minutes ago, joel_brown said:


    Some "Do's" and "Don'ts" to be aware of:

    1) Make Input 1 guitar and Input 2 something besides guitar, otherwise it doubles the input volume and overdrives everything.



    I was under the impression that this was much less of an issue with the newest firmwares. Is that the case at all?

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