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xmacvicar last won the day on April 20 2019

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  1. Took it to my guitar shop. We discovered the bridge pickup (by tapping on the outer housing) is pinging non stop - obviously something not happening on other guitars or on the neck pickup. They are gonna disassemble and adjust or insulate it or something? Either way, waiting to hear back from them!
  2. I have foam behind the nut right now, as well as a GruvGear Fret Wrap. I haven't tried anything with foam near the bridge yet....I'm taking it back to my local guitar shop where I bought it 2 days ago - they can take a look for me as well!
  3. Just tested that - appears its only the bridge that is causing the excessive ringing - the neck is as quiet as can be
  4. This is def an issue with the guitar and not the helix. Something is loose inside, or the pickups are microphonic or something.
  5. Its the guitar....no other guitar is doing it. If I use another amp model, such as the Revv for example, the loud ringing persists with the LTD but no other guitar has the issue.
  6. I just got this new guitar LTD EC1000 VB with EMG 81/60 When using the Badonk for that brutal metal crunch, I get this insane ringing on palm mutes - shown in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Fav1TAe6vM Other amp models don't seem to be pronouncing the ring the same way.....is it the guitar? The helix? Both together? I am just trying to get some help narrowing this down. Thanks! *attached the preset I was using* DEATH2.hlx
  7. Alex Strabala who is a big helix user, mentions this on his site: All of my presets are designed to be used in stomp mode on Snapshot 1. Some presets have an ambient volume swell pad sound on Snapshot 4. This allows you to quickly and seamlessly switch to ambient parts without sacrificing a footswitch in stomp mode. The rest of the Snapshots are unused by default. Feel free to modify the other snapshots to best fit your workflow. I am not understanding that flow on the helix. Can anyone explain that? In stomp mode if I am using all 10 stomps (which he is) you would have to press mode, switch to snapshot 4...which doesn't sound at all user friendly?
  8. I think this is it? Snapshot Bypass Helix Floor, Helix Rack/Control, Helix LT, Helix Native, HX Effects, HX Stomp, HX Edit There may be situations where you don't want Helix's snapshots to control a particular block's bypass state; that is, you'd prefer to turn it on and off manually. For example, you may want manual control of a boost pedal at any time without worrying whether a particular snapshot might turn it on or off. Depending on your type of Helix/HX product, follow the procedure below: Helix Floor/Rack/LT—Select a processing block, press ACTION, and set Knob 5 (Snapshot Bypass) to "Off" to disable snapshot control of that block's bypass state HX Effects—Select a processing block, press ACTION, and press the "Snapshot Bypass" switch to disable snapshot control of that block's bypass state HX Stomp—From Edit view, select a processing block, press ACTION, press PAGE >, and set Knob 3 (Snapshot Bypass) to "Off" to disable snapshot control of that block's bypass state Helix Native/HX Edit—Right-click (Mac: control-click) on a processing block and uncheck "Snapshot Bypass." Alternatively, right-click (Mac: control-click) the Bypass button to uncheck "Snapshot Bypass."
  9. Just hoping someone can help me. I remember when @Digital_Igloo showed off the upcoming 2.8 many months ago, there was a feature about when adding a new block, its just bypassed by default and not on for all your snapshots. How do you achieve this on the Helix? Its unclear to me. Thanks!
  10. Anyone else not a fan of the newer "save to library' function of HX edit? I liked previously how it was one single click to save. Now its an entire modal, and needing to press save again to quickly save changes. Not a huge deal, but one of those little greviances of software changes
  11. As per instructions, I updated HX Edit to 2.82. I do have a backup of my helix. I connected to L6 Updater and only see 2.81? 2.82 does not appear. I was on 2.80 and I updated to 2.81 thinking that would get it to show 2.82 next, but I still only see 2.81. What am I missing?
  12. Interesting. I am glad its working, however, if it was set to multi, this should have also controlled the signal over digital L6 Link, so that kind of doesn't make sense? Scratching my head there haha
  13. Global settings are reset during the update, is it possible your output settings are not done properly?
  14. Floor is not needed for sure, if you have another input device - which I do. However, I am using the floor for zero latency monitoring. The dry signal I record on Input 7 can then later be adjusted with Native, at my desk, without me needing to re-connect the floor and go through the entire re-amping process/workflow. This is all how I understand it to be.
  15. New MacBook prob has usb 3 connections. Get a proper USB cable and you should be fine.
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