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  1. For me it was a longer process from tube amp to solid state with frfr.
    Last week I sold my tube poweramp and replaced it with a ss poweramp (Crown Xli 1500)

    I use it with a 2x 12" frfr passive cab.
    With the tube poweramp I had always the headroom problem. That means at higher stage volume I got to much distortion from the tube amp.
    Now I can use my patches at every volume and the sound stays constant.
    The tube sound now comes from the helix and not from the tube amp. Sound was fantastic on stage !
    You have to use a good frfr cab or monitor e.g. friedman, matrix, gemini, ... then you don't need a tube amp anymore.
    A low cost pa speaker will not do it !

    I think you have to decide which way to go.

     

  2. Hello Mike

    FYI: I use an evolution 2x12" diagonal cab with beyma 12ga50 speaker. Very compact and light!

     

    I tried the cab sim but with my setup it sounds much better without the cabsim. Strange !!!
    I only use a para eq low pass 9 kHz. Using the cabsim my sound was boxy, without it's fat and clear.
    The clean sound is stellar and the distorted sounds have punch and clarity.

     

    For PA I use a stereo di-box Samson S-Max MD2Pro between power amp and speaker.

    I compare the direct helix output sound and the sound of the di box, the di box sound is smoother and less harsh.

     

    I know, normaly I should use a cab sim into a frfr speaker, but for me it sounds better.

    The most important thing for me was that I can play electric and acoustic guitar with the same amp.
     

     

     


     

  3. I use an Engl E840 2x 50W tube poweramp with my self made 2x 12" beyma 12ga50 cab.

    I know it's not 100% FRFR, but it rocks.

    The Engl amp has enough clean headroom and is neutral to use even an amp-sim in helix.

    The beyma speaker is a coaxial pa speaker which goes up to 18kHz ,

     

    I use it also for acoustic guitar, which gives a very nice tube flavour to it.

     

    Important is to use a tube amp with enough clean headroom.

     

    If you want to go mono, then the fryette powerstation is also a very good option.

     

     

     

  4. I use the Fryette powerstation together with Helix since 6 months.
    First I used the guitarcab solution, which was very easy to manage. Fullamp models without cab sim into powerstation into guitarcab.
    The powerstation is very neutral. Therefore I used the fullamp models.

    But since 2 month I switched to FRFR, The main reason was my acoustic guitar. I wanted only one monitoring system both for

    acoustic and electric guitar. (Meanwhile I use it also for bluesharp)

    I use the Fryette Power Station with a Matrix Q12 Cab (FRFR) and in parallel a 1x12" Palmer guitar cab (Maverick speaker).
    I use the FullAmp Models together with Ownhammer / Rosen IR's.

    XLR goes to FOH.

    This is a FRFR/Guitarcab solution which works fantastic !!! great amp in the room sound !
    First I tried the Q12 alone and there was something missing, but together with the Palmer cab, I get the sound I love.
    I use this combi live. The powerstation give you the power and the feel of a tube amp, which it is.
    Our second guitar player with a two rock amp, was very impressed with the sound. 

     

    I created some Twin Reverb and AC30 patches with the according IR's and the amp sound is very authentic. You can feel the amps.
    You hear the chime of the twin and the ac30. But I must say that the IR's have a big influence on the sound.
    I use the 212-VX30 pack and the Rosen Twin IR.

    There are many options, which can sound very good. 





     

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  5. To the original OP of this post, did you get your problem resolved or did you send it back? Looks like I've got the same problem with the same switch. Only works about 50% of the time, I can use the bypass button once the effect is highlighted but the footswitch is getting worse over time it appears. All others are working great.

    Hi

    Yes I solved the problem with switching the button quickly several times (>100x) with my fingers.

    I think here it was a mechanical problem. Now it's working without a problem so far.

    You should try it before you send it for repair.

  6. My Helix on a Gator board.

    Mooer Blues Crab + Rockett Dude in fxloop.

    For acoustic tc bodyrez in fx loop

    Fulltone Plimsoul also in fxloop. Here use the expression pedal to blend between Plimsoul and clean.

    Best of both worlds.

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  7. Hi. Just got a helix and wanted to see if anyone has used a dual amp path sending one full amp and cab sim to the foh mix and sending the other one (which is the same amp model) without a cab sim to a power amp and a 412 cab for stage volume when needed? Sometimes it's nice to use a cab for stage volume vs a frfr speaker?

     

    Anyone try this?

    I use it in the similar way. I use only one amp and split it to two outputs. one output with cabsim to foh, the other without to the fryette powerstation amp with external 212 cab. I'm using an Engl cab and therefore I use also an Engl IR cab response. I made an A/B comparison using sennheiser 906 microphone with the engl cab and the IR-response and for me the IR-cab output is very natural sounding. 

  8. Thank you for your responses.

    Now I will try with pressing several times to "clean" the contact of the footswitch.

    During this methode i also recognized also when i pressed once the switch recognized a double press.

    If this does not solve the problem then i will send it to Line6 service.

  9. I use the Helix with my DT25 amp.

     

    L6-Link:

    First I used the digital L6-Link input of the DT25 and also sent the MIDI commands (separate midi-cable) to switch off the DT's pre amps.
    I set the master volume of the Helix and DT25 to 50%.
    I used a clean guitar sound but at higher volumes (helix volume > 50%) I recognized a distortion at the DT25 output.
    I checked the helix headphone signal. Here it was clean.
    Ok I thought it is the amps powerstage distortion at hight volumes.
     

    Analog:

    After this I tried the analog FX-Loop-Return of the DT25 with the line output of the helix.

    I played the same clean guitar signal and I increased the master volume of the helix up to 100%.
    The master of the DT had no function here.

    Here I got more headroom before the amp starts to distort and also the distortion sound was different as with L6-Link.

     

    For both I measured the cab level with a spl meter.

    My question:

    I think the helix has a huge signal headroom because of the 32bit cpu calculations inside.
    When I use the digital L6 interface then the DA converter of the DT25 must manage the digital level.
    Can it be, that the DT25 gets into digital clipping at higher Helix signal. (same problem as HD500)

    Can any DT user confirm this ?  

  10. I use the Helix with my DT25 amp.

     

    L6-Link:

    First I used the digital L6-Link input of the DT25 and also sent the MIDI commands (separate midi-cable) to switch off the DT's pre amps.
    I set the master volume of the Helix and DT25 to 50%.
    I used a clean guitar sound but at higher volumes (helix volume > 50%) I recognized a distortion at the DT25 output.
    I checked the helix headphone signal. Here it was clean.
    Ok I thought it is the amps powerstage distortion at hight volumes.
     

    Analog:

    After this I tried the analog FX-Loop-Return of the DT25 with the line output of the helix.

    I played the same clean guitar signal and I increased the master volume of the helix up to 100%.
    The master of the DT had no function here.

    Here I got more headroom before the amp starts to distort and also the distortion sound was different as with L6-Link.

     

    For both I measured the cab level with a spl meter.

    My question:

    I think the helix has a huge signal headroom because of the 32bit cpu calculations inside.
    When I use the digital L6 interface then the DA converter of the DT25 must manage the digital level.
    Can it be, that the DT25 gets into digital clipping at higher Helix signal. (same problem as HD500)

    Can any DT user confirm this ?  
     

  11. What FW are you running? I do find on SOME patches, that I have to rock my pedal because even though it's set to global, sometimes one of the pedals gets "fiddly". I chalk it up to the fact that Helix is trying to figure out what my three COMPLETELY DIFFERENT expression pedals are every time I turn it on. Maybe I should be calling this a bug. It doesn't affect me much because I am likely to use only one patch for an entire set of music, but you are not alone.

    I use the 1.06.5 FW. I will test, if all presets are affected.

  12. I use both the internal and an external expression pedal.

    When I change the preset, then the actual position of my internal ex-pedal is used as start value in the preset.
    This is behaviour is set in the global setting. (footswitch)

    But when I use the external expression pedal, that pedal start value is always set to the minimum value independent of the actual position

    of the pedal. Therefore I have to move the pedal.
    I want to use the external pedal for adjusting my global volume, but here I have always to touch the pedal to get my desired volume.

    Can anybody confirm this ? 
    Thank you

  13. Using a dual pitch, select the stereo one, and make all the settings neutral except for V1Level, V2Level, V1Pan, V2Pan. A dual pitch, when used like this is also good for simulating a double tracked, wide, djenty tone.

     

    But your way is better, using a pan and gain block. It's simpler and takes less dsp.

    Thank you, I will try it

  14. changing expression pedal control settings should be audible directly without moving pedal

     

    When I set the expression pedal settings for a control , I have to move the pedal to hear the programmed setting.

    At the HD500X I hear the modification directly during setting the values with the knob.

    e.g. I use the expression pedal for changing a delay block mix parameter.

    This would ease the workflow.

     

     

    http://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/changing-expression-pedal-control-settings-should-be-audible/806846-23508?submitted=1

  15. Not quite the same as gain block, but this could be achieved right now with some of the blocks that have separate level, and/or panning/width controls such as the multtap 4 and 6 delays or the dual pitch.

    I tried the delays and the dual pitch, but I could not see a setting where I can set a different volume for the right and left channel.

    My workaround now is a pan and gain block together. 

     
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