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...and I was saving for something else... :-P
What is Helix? that image L6 just posted on their facebook page looks VERY interesting...

 

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It's pretty much everything people were asking for on ideascale! read through that and you'll see alot of answers to "What is Helix?"

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faster processors than the HD, and 2 of them! and plenty more....

the HD is sticking around too, for this reason i believe.

 

Except the price tag! Ouch. Looks really good though.

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Doesn't say if new amp models or same HD ones.

 

The new fx would be nice. I didn't see a power switch though.... ;)

 

Looks pretty awesome. Too expensive for me to play bar gigs with.

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New! all new... even the effects models.

they are HX models... not HD

 

yes power switch! ha!

 

Doesn't say if new amp models or same HD ones.

The new fx would be nice. I didn't see a power switch though....  ;)

Looks pretty awesome. Too expensive for me to play bar gigs with.

 

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Looks awesome. Also likely, a direct competitor for the new AX8.

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WOW! I want one, lol. I love the idea of being able to use third party IR's and being able to tweak on the fly with my toes. So much more I could say.

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Looks awesome. Also likely, a direct competitor for the new AX8.

Except this blows the AX8 out of the water from a feature standpoint.

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hmmm might have to try one. But at that price point, it would not be given go ahead like I did on the HD, have to look at compeation capablities in similar price range. No body was comparable in the price point for the HD.

 

And I just got my HD expansion packs setup nicely! Almost wish they had not come out with them if a knew POD was in play. Maybe different division in the company worked independantly but seems like a quick money grab on the expansion packs now.

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hmmm might have to try one. But at that price point, it would not be given go ahead like I did on the HD, have to look at compeation capablities in similar price range. No body was comparable in the price point for the HD.

 

And I just got my HD expansion packs setup nicely! Almost wish they had not come out with them if a knew POD was in play. Maybe different division in the company worked independantly but seems like a quick money grab on the expansion packs now.

 

You have a point there.

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List of amps-effects?

And .. Is this a foot pedal over there? I looks strange.

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Sheesh. Just the little bit of reading after finding out about this, and I already know it is inevitable.

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That's not finalized yet....

but more than the HD for amps and cabs...

less than the M-series for effects so far... (around 70 effects)

 

List of amps-effects?

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I know I will end up buying one of these eventually. At least my old HD500 is doing a fine job at gigs, so I can wait for the Helix to be out for about a year to get all bugs worked out (and time to same up some money).

 

-Max

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"Line 6 doesn't listen to its customers!"

"Ideascale is a joke!"

"IR's! Why won't Line 6 give us IR's"

"I guess Line 6 doesn't want to be in High End gear category!' (that one was mine!)

 

"Line 6 only cares about the bottom line and doesn't care to give value to its loyal customers."

"Good Bye Line 6, you guys and all of your fanboys suck!"

"I'm going to Fractal!"
 

Anyone want to apologize at this point?

 

Nice job Line 6! You listened to the most impatient and at times mean spirited crap from folks who probably don't play guitar all that well to begin with! And from it all, it is so obvious that you do listen, you do care about your customers. And you do it in a great spirit! Once again, NICE JOB LINE 6!

 

Where and when can I get 2 of them?

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Hopefully it's a few hundred bucks cheaper on the street price. 

 

Looks incredible though.  4 effects loops---sweet!

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All I get when I go to that link is

 

PLEASE ROTATE DEVICE TO VIEW PORTRAIT PERSPECTIVE

 

I guess all of you who actually saw this stuff have tablets? I just have this clunky old monitor attached to my clunky old desktop!

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The 1499$ is the street price.

 

Hopefully it's a few hundred bucks cheaper on the street price. 

 

Looks incredible though.  4 effects loops---sweet!

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Do we know when this will be released? I need time to put aside some money....

 

And figure out how I'm going to explain it to the wife.

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The 1499$ is the street price.

 

Ouch.  Guess I'll start saving up now and hope something magic happens around black friday.  Like duncann said "it's inevitable".

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The vid wouldn't load when I first looked. I saw it later. Plus, that was a joke. Calm down man...

 

Looks like it has everything folks have wanted.

 

People on TGP are already saying AX8 will still be better lol. They're not even on the market yet!

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All I get when I go to that link is

 

PLEASE ROTATE DEVICE TO VIEW PORTRAIT PERSPECTIVE

 

I guess all of you who actually saw this stuff have tablets? I just have this clunky old monitor attached to my clunky old desktop!

 

Just on Chrome for me. Explorer and Firefox work. I think we need to update a plugin or Flash or something.

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hamana hamana hamana..... mumble, drool, mumble... holy crap... this just rearranged my entire priority list for gear... 

 

$1499 street, I predict $1199 at Sweetwater soon...  I may just have to sacrifice all my current gear to the Gods of GAS on this one...

 

makes my day when I think of all those wonderful contributors that p!ssed all over Line 6 on their way out the door to Fractal and Kemper...

 

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The 1499$ is the street price.

Thanks Zap for the info. Just 2 questions. Will there be am edit program on computer? and 2nd, is this a foot pedal?

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hamana hamana hamana..... mumble, drool, mumble... holy crap... this just rearranged my entire priority list for gear... 

 

$1499 street, I predict $1199 at Sweetwater soon...  I may just have to sacrifice all my current gear to the Gods of GAS on this one...

 

makes my day when I think of all those wonderful contributors that p!ssed all over Line 6 on their way out the door to Fractal and Kemper...

I am with you... Screw the 2 flying v and the G27 i wanted.. I guess my money are on this.

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1.  Not just a switch, but no wall wart either. Just a standard NEMA 5-15P.  Much better

 

2. I wonder if this addresses the global volume from the HD500s that was big complain switching between patches.

 

3. Having that giant screen and digital labels on the switches will be awesome for gigging.  I wonder if they'll add some bluetooth-foo as well.  

 

I'm a bit confused by the 8in8out USB though.   

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yes there will be an editor for the computer... but with the large screen... the only thing easier on the computer is naming the presets... (maybe moving presets around)

it's very easy to use.... and the editor mirrors whats on the screen.. so they operate about the same....

 

and yes 1499$ is the footpedal version... the rack version is also 1499$ but does not work with the current floorboards... the helix floor controller is 499$

 

Thanks Zap for the info. Just 2 questions. Will there be am edit program on computer? and 2nd, is this a foot pedal?

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ahhhh its $1499 street...so sweetwater will be $1499....of course they will post $1999 and say you save 500.00 buying it from them..lol

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It has L6 link so does it fully integrate with DT amps?

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Is there a release date? and will this have bluetooth for editing via Ipad and Android devices

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