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  1. davidb7170

    Helix-Powercab implementation

    Phil, thanks. I was referring to the PC plus editor. I did look at the HXEdit initially and didn't find the HF driver trim, nor in the helix. I originally had scanned the PC plus editor but didn't spot it, but it's a stretch to reach from my computer. I did find it in the global settings on the PC plus, though - thanks Steve! I use the helix and PC plus with my gigging band, but with my old band, we jam with a mixer and headphones. The helix floor sounds less harsh with that set-up than through my several iterations of frfr powered speakers, and now the PC plus. The PC plus sounds better than the frfr's to me, but still a bit too hot for the distortion in some cases. I have moved to using the LF Flat mode and that sounds decent, but the foh still gets the frfr range, so there's a possibility of disconnect between what I setup as new presets LF Flat mode... Anyway, I was able to trim the HF driver to -2.5dB and it matches the headphone signal pretty well, and the distortion is less raspy sounding. I think it's likely to vary between individual units and individual people as well. We'll see how it plays live. Just my take on the subject. Thanks, Dave
  2. davidb7170

    Helix-Powercab implementation

    Nice to hear the HF driver trim is in the global settings. Will I find it on the control panel of the PC plus or only in the editor? So far I have not spotted it...
  3. davidb7170

    Helix-Powercab implementation

    There is one parameter the midi can do that the helix and the PC plus editor cannot - the hf tweeter trim value. It would be good to adjust up or down if the frfr mode is a tad too trebly. I have been moving towards the LF Flat mode for most electric amp presets, frfr for presets involving acoustic guitar models. The HF driver trim value is in the midi section of the PC plus users manual... One thing that I tried was hooking up a second powered frfr speakers to the PC plus out, and while you can choose a virtual mic for the speaker modes, the frfr and LF Flat mode are simply passing through the unaltered signal that would go to foh... no advantage for the tweaking of the PC plus. I'll continue to send to foh directly from the helix xlr out.
  4. davidb7170

    Why no PC plus fw 2.00.1 for Windows 8?

    Bump. Hopefully they will fix this...
  5. davidb7170

    Powercab edit update question

    Same here. Don't use the ir feature of the PC plus yet, but tried it today. It failed. Will be watching to see developments...
  6. davidb7170

    Why no PC plus fw 2.00.1 for Windows 8?

    Yes, and it found what's listed in the software section for Windows 8, but the PC plus firmware wasn't in there. Take a look at the 2.00.1 firmware notes and windows 7 and 10 are listed, but not 8. Then choose the Windows 8 filter manually in the download section for the PC plus, it's not there, some flag wasn't set when they added it. The installer is os aware, so it doesn't find the things not flagged... The firmware is for the PC plus, not Windows.
  7. Went through the Helix fw 2.8 update listed for Windows 8, including the hxe and updater, then the PC plus edit 2.0 listed for Windows 8, that requires the PC plus fw 2.00.1, BUT the firmware.2.00.1 is not listed for Windows 8, only Windows versions 7 and 10. So, when using the updater, is not listed for installation. I manually downloaded the firmware from the Windows 7 list (a PITA) was able to save it, then used the updater to load the local file. I believe it's just an oversight, but has not been added as of today so far. I know win 8 is a small relative user base, but I kept it on my main PC due Windows 10 dropping a key feature that I use regularly. My other PCs have 10 on them but aren't physically close to the Helix and PC plus. Just putting this out there... Dave
  8. I attacked the compression issue by lowering the global string volume adjustment to -5.5dB for all strings, then balancing string volumes per preset to even out the string levels, and raised the preset levels up, again per model. I also lowered the mag heights to reduce the mag volumes so the volume differences between mags and models were more in line. I did this last year on both my JTV 59 and 69s. It gives me plenty of dynamic range with very little compression on the models. Just my 2 cents. I've been much happier with the models since then. Dave
  9. My 2 cents is I noticed this when I change strings on my 69s or my 59 on certain models (not all). I noticed it goes away as the string loses the brassy newness that I normally love on acoustic and normal electrics. It does go away after the string ages and is played a while. My 69s is my go to, and my 59 is my backup, so doesn't get as much playing time, so takes longer for the effect to fade... Like I said, that is my experience with this, and my 2 cents... Dave
  10. Looks like you are missing the nut for the switch, but the 59 does not come with a rhythm/lead ring. I remember when I got my 59 that there were those who added them, but they had to do some modifications to make them fit right. This was back around 2011. Don't recall what they had to do. You can find find them from 3rd party sellers. Dave
  11. If you're in the US, and just want the single knob take a look at https://www.fullcompass.com/prod/258330-line-6-50-03-0074-3-jtv-59p-model-knob - is says for 59P, but is not that specific. I bought one of these for my 59 and also the one for my 69S, just to have on hand, in case.... Dave
  12. davidb7170

    Firmware 2.23 jtv

    Updates for JTV or other Variax guitars' firmware is not currently possible with the helix. Until line6 make it possible, you'll need to use the USB interface or an HD 500 or 500x if you have it. That's how I do them. The work bench HD works fine for adjusting JTV models,but that was an update to the helix and the software that took a year or two to happen.
  13. davidb7170

    HXeffects 2.60 -HX Edit 2.52 timeout error

    Should probably be using the Helix edit 2.60 to do what you need to do... It's the latest... Dave
  14. davidb7170

    Helix Bug Reports

    Ok, found another one, I think. Besides the Variax model selection not displaying "Don't Force", the speaker selection when editing a amp and cab model will wipe out the bracketed amp parameters for snapshots if you push the joystick in to view the speaker selection list. If you just rotate through the speaker selections, it doesn't wipe out the parameters. This is new behavior. The obvious work around is to use separate amp and cab blocks, or not to push the joystick, but is annoying... This is the fw 2.60 on my helix floor. Dave
  15. davidb7170

    Helix FW 2.60 Variax model "Don't Force" gone.

    That is odd.... Hopefully, someone at L6 will chime in at some point...
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