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  1. On 12/4/2020 at 12:53 PM, SaschaFranck said:


    I wouldn't expect this to happen in any of our lifetimes. Even Melodyne DNA couldn't do it, because even if it splits polyphonic signals into single pitch events, there's no way it could reliably tell on which string things were played. Besides, it's far from being a realtime process.

    Variax does this. 

  2. I currently use 9 and I have used 8 gauge strings (with proper setup after changing gauges) with no tonal difference at all. I've seen many A/B videos online, A/B recorded my own guitars after changing gauges and there is really very little to any truth about tone and string gauge. Now, if you attack the strings differently, maybe you play softer on light gauge strings for example, then you'll have tone changes. But nobody can say ZZ Top's tone is thin and he uses 7 gauge. 

  3. I'm not seeing the option to have the helix floor or the helix lt use the 8 stomp format. I don't see anything in the notes about that. If it is in fact gone, this would have been extremely helpful to know, I do a lot of pedal hopping and I need the 8 view. I honestly wouldn't have upgrade if that was the case.


    So am I just missing it or something? Did we really lose this view?

  4. I have 2 headrush units. I have one behind me and louder to come as close to having an amp on stage as I can and I have one directly in front of my helix on the ground to simulate a typical live stage monitor. That way when I really need to hear something clearly I can stand in front of the monitor. When I'm moving around I have the louder one acting like an amp so I can hear it anywhere.

  5. I've used 8 gauge tuned ½ step down for years on both of my 89Fs. No problem at all with stability or tone. I've experimented for years with sting gauge and tone and honestly it is nowhere near as important and many think it is. ZZ Top uses 7 gauge strings, can't tell me his tone is thin. A good amp and a good guitar gives you the versatility you need to make up for any small difference string gauge introduces.

  6. Yup, I never said it was a L6 problem.  I know it's science.  But technology is freakin cool too and it's not outside of the realm of possibilities to somehow account for that Fletcher - Munsen curve, I couldn't tell you how... but we break boundaries all the time these days.  Since no one had really been talking about it, that's why I brought it up to see if it's just as prominent as it has been on past devices.


    If so, no big deal, I've already learned to account for it on my 500x.  It's just good to know.


    It would be the same for any device by any manufacturer. IT all has to do with volume not the devices.

  7. I've used a couple pedals with the helix like the vise grip that are more organic/gritting sounding to me. I've tried all the compressors on the helix. They aren't bad but they all dull my tone. Not to a 'sucks' point I guess but enough that I the only additional pedal I use with the helix is one of my compressors pedals.

  8. Really, what about the Compressors could be improved, in your opinion? I mean, I wouldn't mind if they included some others like the SlideRig, Barber TonePress or the Pigtronix one but I have no issues with the ones that we already have.

  9. It is extremely jumpy anc I'm using both a variax and a "regular" guitar. It has improved a bit but it is very jumpy. I've compared it against two pedal tuners and they are much better. I pulled out my hd500 and it was much better. This is actually a very frustrating issue because I don't want to have to carry additional pedals to gigs. This should just work properly.

  10. Update, I tested both my 500X and Helix with both of my JTV 89F guitars. Both have the same strings and both were restrung at the same time 1 week ago. The setups are always done at the same time so these two guitars are about as close to twins as possible. My black one through the helix has much less pronounced plunk than my red one. Both guitars have very clear plink when I use 500X. I'm not trying to muddy waters or create confusion but this is just so frustrating. I hope we hear something soon.

  11. I took the and decided to pick up a Helix over the AX8. Since I have 2 89Fs I had to gamble that this plunk issue will get resolved... or better. I still have my 500X. I play the 89F with the 500X and I have a very clear plunk, plink whatever. I play the same guitar, same strings, the same guitar part and the plunk is almost gone. All I did was swap my 5e cable from 500X to Helix. Plunk nearly gone. I have no idea if this is going to help solve this but I had to share.

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