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  1. Fractal is a small company...very small...I have been there personally. They seem conservative as a good way. The wait list is a pain but it allows you to get in line for the product and as mentioned doesn't require an outlay of cash. Of course people on the line 6 Helix forum prefer the Helix...on the Fractal forum they prefer the crazy. Line 6 has been very good to me, providing me with excellent tools. I did go with an AX8 and I love it -- but I still use a Variax and gig at times with an HD500. I like having all the makes the companies work harder for our dollars and our personal preferences get a variety to chose from. Basically, if you can't make a Helix, AX8, Profile etc sound probably isn't the modelers fault. Anyway I am glad you like the Helix! It seems like a real bad @ss piece of gear.
  2. @rickthestick that is NOT for the faint hearted....came out great nonetheless...
  3. If I use Duracell Quantum batteries I get 6 - 8 solid hours if not more sometimes...I was using rechargeable and they didn't hold up nearly as well.
  4. @HonestOpinion Thanks! I have no problem uploading the XR16 channel(s)...give me a couple days. The only caveat is my wife uses a TC Helicon Harmony Singer for live harmonies. On that pedal there is some compression and reverb I use. The delay etc is from the Behringer XR16 mixer. BTW the TC Helicon pedal is pretty cool in that you send your guitar through it and it "listens" to your chords (minor / major 3rd) for the appropriate vocal harmony. You set where you want the harmonies ( 3rd, 5th above / below etc). It isn't perfect (as the tracks reveal) but it works well for us. Oh and it doesn't like jazz chords too much :) @Indianrock2020 Thanks! I use a JTV-69 direct to my Behringer XR16 mixer. All stock models. I didn't tweak anything with workbench. EQ and reverb and delay are from the mixer. As a general commentary on the Variax...IMHO the softer the touch the better it comes across including strumming tunes. The sound is decent. I actually go from the XR-16 to a Bose L1 PA and it translates quite well. Thanks again for the kind words... :)
  5. @HonestOpinion the neck is fairly beefy. I own a JTV69HSS. With that said, it is quite playable. The neck comments are accurate, but for me it works fine... My only issue with the guitar is its weight. It is a heavy guitar in my opinion.... Anyway, you will like the is a good purchase, I would imagine you will be quite $699.00 that is a good price.
  6. Yeah, my wife and I have an "acoustic" duo that is all variax. It is really hard to beat...I go direct to a behringer XR16 with a little compression and eq...sounds decent. Here are some demo tracks...all played and recorded live...(variax / looper and harmonizer). The tracks are raw off my board recorded to usb. Percussion is using a beat buddy pedal.
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    Helix Vs. AX8

    How crazy....and on the AX8 forum the majority of people think it is better than the Helix...imagine... :P
  8. Yes, where did you get the pickguard? That would look pretty awesome on my black 69.
  9. I love the concept of the G10...but Why does the transmitter jack extend out so much!!!! I wish it could have been a 90 degree connection if possible to the guitar. Seems like any guitar with the jack on the bottom could be problematic bumping into stuff etc.
  10. I have a JTV-69 with an HD500 and I am looking for a passable bass sound for live duo looping work. I realize I can drop the tuning etc but does anyone have any tricks to make it more believable sounding? Thanks!
  11. actually the open box come with the 1 year mfg warranty and the sweetwater 2 year warranty so the risk seems low versus a new one minus any cosmetic issues.
  12. @DarrellM5 how has the Helix integration been with the variax? I actually go through an HD500 to a bose PA...sounds good.
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