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    Common problem - just glue it on.  Superglue.

     

    i suggest not use superglue, (or any type of cyanoacrylic glue) as most formulations are not impact resistant, and do not hold up well to being smacked ( which exactly the type of action the Model knob is subject to during gigs) . and its not the best adhesive for bonding chrome metal to plastic  (that's why it fell off before) 

     

    Too easy for superglue to run down into the mechanical switch below and gunk up the up / down model knob switching action 

     

    Use a small drop of quality clear RTV silicone adhesive instead - (Lowes, Home Depot) or Auto parts store

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    The vol block on the Helix has an option for linear vs. logarithmic curve. I have mine set to the latter. I didn't notice any "crowding" last night when I was playing with it. I'll have to check again though.

    Good to know

     

    I prefer to mod mine to 10K Linear pots to comply with typical Roland EV-5 specifications, since I'm often swapping my expression pedals between several different makes / models DSP processor types in my studio, and EV-5 is the most common type that works with all my gear..

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    I know this has already been answered but I'm having zero issues with using my Ernie Ball VP Jr. as an expression. 

     

    Just know the  Ernie Ball VP Jr. uses a log taper Pot. so the usable control range will be crowded to one end of the treadle sweep

     

    I have the same pedal and swapping the internal 25k Audio taper with a 10K Linear taper 

     

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    Honeywell/Clariostat 380C110K 10k ohm linear pot. High quality heavy duty construction.

     

    http://www.onlinecomponents.com/honeywell-380c110k.html?p=44002872

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    Helix's XLR outputs are set to line level by default. If your Powered Cab or  PA Mixer / monitors are expecting mic level signals, you'll hear what amounts to harsh clipping., hiss and noise.

     

    Go to Global Settings > Ins/Outs > Page 2 and set "XLR Outputs" to "Mic Level"  to see if that helps.

     
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  5. http://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/helix-usb-input-volume.1629009/

     

     if you use the Helix as a USB Class Compliant Audio interface with iPad / iPhone + Apple USB Camera Adapter(USB Host adapter) +USB Cable - IOS defaults to relying on the connected USB Hardware interface (Helix) for all volume controls for iTunes & Youtube. 

    Id vote up on IdeaScale adding to Helix proper USB Gain controls for both USB Audio Send and USB Audio Return ( like the Zoom G3, Korg Pandora PX5D, Digitech GNX3000 have)

     

    http://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/USB-input-volume-control/788236-23508

     

     

     

    Controlling a DAW's output volume is easy enough, but there are situations (esp. listening to web-hosted media) where a USB input volume control would help prevent us from losing our hearing.
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     I am plugging into a USB 2.0 (the blue colored USB) port, 

     

     

    Actually "Blue" USB Ports are USB 3.0 Ports,

     

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_3.0

     

    and generally should be avoided for most Pro Audio Hardware interfaces  

     

    http://createdigitalmusic.com/2012/06/usb-3-0-backwards-compatible-in-theory-but-some-audio-drivers-arent-cooperating/

     

     

    Here is link to a third party USB 3.0 FAQ sheet  -helps when troubleshooting Windows Computer systems problems for all Vendors 

    http://support.presonus.com/entries/21526164-Is-my-AudioBox-VSL-compatible-with-USB-3-0-

     

     

    and Line 6 USB 3.0 info

    http://line6.com/support/topic/12720-fx100-upgrade-stuck-usb-30-no-progress/?hl=usb+3.0

     

     

    Rule of thumb with Line 6 products: use usb 2.0 if possible. USB 3.0 is prone to failure. 
  7. I observe the latest Helix firmware 1.02.2 update file has wrong ZIP file extension -( its not a ZIp file), and reports an error

    1444931292_946416128_Helix_FW_Damaged.PN

    HELIX_v1.01.2sha9c86959bundle.zip


    Just Rename it with the proper file *.hfx extension:

    HELIX_v1.01.2sha9c86959bundle.hfx

    Then the Line-6 Updater Application can open this Helix firmware update file and update your Helix

  8. Just wanted to mention with FW 1.20 , the Firehawk FX's  patch to patch switching time is twice as fast   - compared to 2011 era Roland GR-55 and 2004 era Behringer V-Amp Pro  - both of those MFX suffer much longer patch to patch switching  time. 

     

    FWIW  the new  Vypyr Pro has very fast patch change time, (even faster than a Kemper), while Axe-FX II is faster still    

  9. All you need is here
    http://line6.com/software/index.html

    Step 1 - All Helix owners with Windows computers MUST install the Helix USB Driver for Windows OS first!

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    Step 2 - Download and install the Line 6 Updater Application
    http://line6.com/software/index.html
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    Step #3 Download the latest Helix Firmware. - (this should be 2.5MB file with *.hfx file extension! )
    http://line6.com/software/index.html

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    I observe the latest Helix firmware 1.02.2 update file has wrong ZIP file extension -( its not a ZIp file), and reports an error
    1444931292_946416128_Helix_FW_Damaged.PN
    HELIX_v1.01.2sha9c86959bundle.zip


    Just Rename it with the proper file *.hfx extension:

    HELIX_v1.01.2sha9c86959bundle.hfx

    Then the Line-6 Updater Application can open this Helix firmware update file and update your Helix

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  10. Hi. I'm just after the Amp, Cab, Mic, Effects PDFs so I can hand them to other people that don't know what a Helix has in it. 

     

    I have friends who are not internet savvy, but are guitar savants who I wouid like to get this list into their hot little hands. Sorry for taking up your time.

     

     

    Right click on each of these images and save to your computer - then print them out 

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