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  1. So far, the wireless signal of my two G30s work fantastic. Here are some tips to protect it and get the most Eco-friendly workable battery life out of it. Truth is, the design of the G30 is not very robust. One drop and your probably done. The door will break off or the belt clip with snap. 1. Get a Neotech neoprene wireless pouch size small - it keeps the unit protected, keeps the battery door snug, Velcro straps hold the pouch to your strap. I put the G30 in the pouch output side down - there is a small opening just big enough for your output cable and you can squeeze your finger in the top part to turn the unit on and off. 2. Get an 8 pack of Sanyo enloop pro batteries (2500mAh) and a charger. They are more expensive but hold a charge really well and can be charged 500 times. I recharge after every gig and carry a few spares in my gig bag. No issues so far. I hated throwing out batteries after 7/8 hours - not a sustainable solution. The enloops are great and shortly pay for themselves many times over as well and your Green Party consciousness can rest easier : )
  2. Totally greed - IR's take the helix to the next level though I prefer the Ownhammers better that the Redwirzs (I have the "big box) - both are excellent and provide so many options.
  3. This is awesome - thanks for doing this!
  4. My Helix does not sound like this - something is up with your unit. I'd return it to the shop and hopefully get another.
  5. I agree with what others have suggested. Get your sound dialed before going to global EQ. I typically build my patches with an EQ block that I can activate or deactivate for using live (I used a pair of Alto TS110s). When recording I deactivate the EQ block - live w/ the Altos I need to tame the high end so I cut that somewhere in the neighborhood of 5.5 or 6.5K. These set up proves very flexible. Also experiment with the EQ settings at gig level. Good luck -
  6. Hey DI - first off thanks for all the direct interaction that you and Frank have provided these past months on this and the TPG forum. You guys = awesome! I record on a Mac with logic pro w/ and apogee TB ensemble interface - your comment about using the Helix as an aggregate device caught my attention. Could you detail this set up as it sound ideal for many of my recording situations. Thanks!!
  7. Can't back up my Helix - when attempting to I get the above error. I'm using El Capitan most current update. Any ideas or help would be appreciated. Helix is updated to 1.04.2
  8. Sold off my HD500 and now have a Helix and that USB connecter thingy. Tried to access workbench using the USB port and no luck (running OS X Yosemite). I don't believe Helix will port my variax through to workbench. Do I have any options right now? Thanks
  9. rmwpsych

    Helix Wahs

    Yes - I agree. I like to cut the top end frequency to around 1.9 KHz as well. Otherwise the Wahs sound great!
  10. Thanks Beside my crappy typing - I figured it out and is updating as I type! Thanks
  11. Line6 Monkey does not recognize my new Helix. How do I update to the latest firmware?
  12. Unless this is all completely tongue in cheek - I don't think this is forum for a creation versus evolution debate...though the Helix will solve this conundrum for sure!
  13. Initially foced on just the electric guitar sound but that bass sounds are fantastics as well! Nice
  14. PS - great, tasty playing Sean!
  15. Damn! best demo so far - Those tones are schweeeeet
  16. All these examples sound very, very good! I was especially surprised by the nice sounding mic pre on the acoustic guitar. That is a huge bonus.
  17. I also put a request in for a good envelop filter - specifically - a model of Solidgold fx Funkzilla - amazing pedal. If you haven't heard it check it out: Vote it up! http://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Helix-effect-model-of-Solidgoldfx-Funkzilla-envelope-filter/728140-23508
  18. I agree as well. Seems like there are so many complaints on this forum but when you step back a bit a listen to the unimaginable options that we as guitarists have at our fingertips, it is really staggering. I have been playing guitar/recording music as an enthusiast for over 30 years and this is a great time to be making music. Its not good tone that is the challenge, it's still writing a great song! There is absolutly no reason a fantastic quitar sound can't be found with the HD modles. I have found all the models sound fantastic just depends on how to use that tone/sound in the "recipie". I'm not a high gain player per say, but I love the new models. I'm quite taken by the new Marshall and Vox amps. Also, I have found the acoustic model works great at allowing me to use the acoustic models of my JTV through the DT 25 to sound pretty darn good - good enough to use live for sure. I'm more of a vintage tone guy and I keep finding my way back to the AC30 TB, Balckface for cleans, Plexie, and for sure the new Marshall model! Well done line 6 - I continue to be blown away by my "dream rig" and find it a perfect studio tool as well as giging tool. Good stuff!
  19. You will not be disappointed with the Silver Bell - Both are great sounding speakers but If I had to pick between the two, I slightly prefer the Silver Bell.
  20. Check the weber site for prices and yes the speakers are 8 ohms. Good luck and let us know how it goes!
  21. I went with the ceramic speakers - fyi the clearance between the speaker and the transformer is really tight on the DT 25 so if you go the Alnico route the magnet appears to protrude much farther. I also went back and forth about getting a higher wattage rated speaker but per the Weber web site and https://taweber.powweb.com/weber/ the lower wattage speakes are brighter and the higher wattage a bit darker sounding. I find the DT 25 to be quite bright in general and my only complaint, especially with the stock speaker is that is was too bright - I went with the 75 watt speaker to tame the brightness somewhat. I would do the same again. The speakers sound great - warm, bright, present but not harsh at all. Give Weber a call too, they were great to talk with and can address your concerns about wattage etc. Good luck!
  22. I'm lossing my mind - the other speaker is the Silver Bell not the lone wolf - bulldog, lonewolf hmm - not sure what than means... So it was the Bluedog and the Silver Bell : )
  23. Hey there ColonelForbin - Wow must have been long week, re-reading my posts I see some serious typos! Yes - it is the Weber Bluedog - great speaker. I also have a cabinet with the Lonewolf. Together they make a great sounding combo! The Lonewolf is a bit warmer and the Bluedog is brighter (but not harsh at all) - a bit more vox ac30ish, which is a tone I am particularly fond of. I got 75 watt, light dope, have them break the speaker in for you - if you ask they will do it. Good company!
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