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  1. Thanks for the input. I'm just going to hold on until next firmware shows up and use the Helix hooked up to HX Edit. I always thought that these switches (specially the joystick) were just "look but don't touch". The problem is I live at the bottom of South America (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and we're in the midst of the pandemic. Most businesses are not working due to mandatory lockdowns and only 40% of the population was vaccined. I'll keep holding on (just like Mick Hucknall used to sing) Once again, thanks for your kind attention.
  2. Umm... the factory reset didn't fully work. Just resucitated the Home switch... the Amp switch is still dead. Perhaps it's just a bug. I just don't want my Helix to start dying switch by switch until one day shows the black screen of death. Anything else that could work? Or wait until next firmware to be fixed? Thanks anyway.
  3. Dear Line 6: I've been noticing lately that the Amp button in the Helix isn't working at all. Today the Home button died as well. Is this a hardware malfunction (I live in the opposite side of the world, therefore I'm screwed if I have to repair this) or could it be just a system bug that showed up? I wasn't having any trouble with the 3.11 firmware while editing my presets. Now I'm forced to use the pedal edit mode or hook it to HX Edit. Hope you guys are able to help me out.
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    Helix 2.9 Update

    Well... I'm back... Yes... the OP... And I'm posting this just to let you all guys know that tomorrow Thursday 19th of December 2019... It's been six months since the last update... Now diss, whine, insult and point fingers all you want... It doesn't change time and circumstances. Bye, haters.
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    Helix 2.9 Update

    Hey guys... I open the new thread just to start discussing the upcoming 2.9 firmware update. Given the fact that it's been five months since the release of the 2.8 firmware... and we already know that the remaining Revv Generator channels are in the pipeline... Does anyone have a gut feeling of when and what's coming next? Would DI or Frank Ritchotte be so kind to give any signs on it? Thanks very much in advance. P.s: Sorry to be the guy throwing the first stone and start the snowball.
  6. Every metalhead and hardcore shredder hopes for that... It´s great reading that I´m not the only one thinking that Helix is lacking in the high gain department. The Revv is a great addition and it has a ton of switches to mess around with in order to shape the tone... but there are still options that were available in the Pod X3 that got lost in the way as well as the EVH... I´d love getting back those... Don´t forget the feedbacker for that Steve Vai infinite sustain, the Freqout seems to do the job really good... And more reverbs are always great!!!! They are one of the keys in getting the huge sound from the 80s and 90s...
  7. Come on... 6 new clean amps... Ben and Sam are definitely Fender guys... I was pretty sure that the EVH 5150 III was coming in 2.8 I was clearly mistaken... the Revv Generator Gain 2 channel and the bass distos and preamps are pretty welcome though... Maybe they did that just to tame the headbangers out there once they started reading the release note... haha. There is an evident bias towards clean amps rather than High Gain monsters... Way too many clean amps modeled in all their channels... When we metalheads are only interested in the high gain channels... Not interested in the clean channel of a Randall amp... nor Diezel´s clean channels... Maybe someday we´ll get the "High Gain Update" with 8 heavy metal monsters like the Diezels, the Randalls and the EVH there... I´m pretty happy a lot of requested features are being adressed and solved leaving more manpower to optimize DSP and model more amps... The Helix 3.0 is going to be major... Definitely... Hope they pack it up with a LOT of new amps... But I´m getting pretty dissapointed with each delivery... Just my thoughts and forgive my bad language... I was just pissed off at seeing 6 more clean amps that I´ll never use being included in the firmware. I would have prefered the Legendary Gain ones from the fake polish update... Gonna go play "Against the Wind" by Bob Seger...hahaha. Just grab my acoustic guitar... that´s all I need.
  8. Hahaha... More useless 50s memorabilia boutique junk??? GIVE ME A BREAK!!! This is just the resentful old wankers clean amp wishlist hoax... I`ve read on the TGP that the Carvin Legacy was up for the firmware with some new bass and guitar distortion pedals such as the Zen Drive, and an acoustic simulator... DI must be laughing his lollipop off reading this nonsense!!! F*ck this phony leaks and bring on the true update!!!! p.s: Thumbs up for the Revv Generator!!! Sounds killer!!!
  9. We´re all waiting for the big 2.8 Helix Firmware Update announcement... Seems Friday will be the day L6 will disclose some information the Helix Users have been waiting for since almost six months ago... considering the 2.7 release was pretty boring... The last exciting update I remember was the 2.50 because it included the new reverbs and the legacy effects... Hope this one brings some goodies... We gotta wait until Friday so I´m gonna quit the keyboard and chill out... hahahaa.
  10. Thumbs up for the Digitech Freqout... from what I`ve seen in the videos... it`ll allow me to get Steve Vai infinite sustain plus other options... and play efortless legatto once my forearms muscles start to faint... Hahaha.
  11. Do some peeping in the first three pages of the TGP Helix 2.8 Thread... It should be there... DI has even wondered how the Line 6 Helix users usually hit the jackpot while playing the guessing game everytime he gives them a hint on something new... Hahahahaa... I don`t want him to get snarky at me... He`s the best plate spinner in the biz...
  12. I thought of that too... But in that very same reply DI was answering something about the Helix Core 3.0 posted by someone. So... the content of that answer could be at least considered "vague" or "ambiguous"... He`s the only one who can tell us when 2.8 is coming... The announcement will be given in the midst of the customer appreciation event on NAMM... One week to go for it. The pet feature is already known for those peeping TGP Helix thread... Greetings and best wishes to all of those who can make it there...
  13. Nope... And it's something about a time related thing... but defintely not a delay model. One week to NAMM. DI has already disclosed it...
  14. I already know it's not an effect... but I don't want to ruin the surprise...
  15. I`d love to get a new HX version of the Jet Fuzz Legacy Model... but with the Fuzz ON/OFF switch hahahaa... Sounds like a very nice psychedelic phaser but the mandatory fuzz trully ruins it when playing clean chords. As well as a new HX version of the Dimension D... But I`m pretty sure that won`t happen because Boss already reissued the Dimension D under the Waza Craft line... I`m still hoping for a Boss PH-1r... a classic which hasn´t still been released under the Waza label... maybe... I feel that Line 6 sound designers are not very fond of weird phasing tones... I like the Panned Phaser sweep (with a very slight or no panning at all), the Jet Fuzz sweep and the the Searchlights modulation sweep... Hope the deliver something nice on the next firmware... DI has been quiet over here for a while... he said something in advance about his favourite pet feature being included this 2.8 on other forum... But don`t quote me... Keep on rocking in the free world!
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