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Amps that need to be in the Helix!


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There are a lot of amp submissions on ideascale, and more than a few I aggree with! Especially on the contemporary high-gain side of things.

That said, there are some amps (possibly) collecting dust in their amp room that need to be modeled and added to the list, and it's boggling that they haven't made their way into a product for a whole generation! They kicked @ss in the X3, it's time for these to make a come back.

 

I've started a few idea scale submissions for these gems! Please up vote them!

 

Marshall: JCM900, JCM2000, SILVER JUBILEE

http://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/JCM-Classics-JCM900-JCM-2000-SILVER-JUBILEE/773510-23508

 

Mesa Boogie MkIV

http://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Mesa-Boogie-MKIV/773511-23508

 

Diezel VH4 (channels 2, 3, 4) Herbert

http://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Diezel-Amps-VH4-chanels-2-3-4-Herbert/773502-23508

 

Bogner XTC (Blue and Red channels)

http://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Bogner-XTC-blue-and-red-channels/773505-23508

 

 

And for a modern/contemporary amp that I haven't seen come up already on ideascale

 

Randall Thrasher

http://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Randall-Thrasher/773523-23508

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Much appreciated my friend! Apart from the Randall, they're all amps that L6 have in their existing collection, and amps that have stood the test of time and have amazing tones! It's a great diservice to leave them collecting dust when they could be modeled using the HX tech!

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Yeah. At this point I don't know if I could come up with any specific amps that I would really like in the Helix that either isn't already in it / covered close enough / already on Idea Scale.  You guys have pretty much got that covered, and them some. 

 

At some point I would like them to also focus on some really awesome original amp models. This way they don't have to worry about nailing the tone of a certain amp. But just nailing some really awesome tones, that cover a decent spectrum themselves.

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Nice to see the love for these amp suggestions on Ideascale. I'm a little suprised the JCMs aren't getting more love, but it's obvious that people feel the same way that I do about the MkIV, VH4/Herbert, and XTC. AMAZING amps that do something special/unique, even compared to what's going to be on offer already, that they have and can/should bring back into the modeling fold. No time like the present with all that new horsepower under the hood!

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The thing about the Mk IV is that it's got about a half dozen different voicings.  When I had mine dialed in where I wanted it, it approximated a gainy Mk II.  So I just cast my vote for the Mk IIc+ (i.e. the real deal ;) ) and called it a day.

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I once had a friend with an old Sears Silvertone amp. Cool overdrive when you cranked it. Also, the 2-prong plug gave you a pretty good jolt if you held your strings & touched something metal.

L6 should add an authentic model of that amp.... :0

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I once had a friend with an old Sears Silvertone amp. Cool overdrive when you cranked it. Also, the 2-prong plug gave you a pretty good jolt if you held your strings & touched something metal.

L6 should add an authentic model of that amp.... :0

 

Already in there.  :)

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Already in there.  :)

 

It's awesome how you're all up in these threads! Good to know you've got your ear to the ground. You guys have A BUNCH of great amps that you're sitting on from the good ol' days, and imho if those gems you modeled back in the X3 period made it into the Helix you'd be hard pressed to find a tone you didn't like or couldn't emulate. I can only imagine how great these amps will sound in the HX engine! :D

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I wish they would model the Engl powerball instead of the fireball. It is a much superior amp tone wise.

I wish i could thumb you up 73 times. Its like modeling the JCM 900 instead of the 800. Bewildering almost

 

XTC

Powerball

JMP 2203

Rockerverb

Dumble

 

Though, id rather have 10 accurate emulations than 30 so so. The plexis in the helix for example...... UAD version sounds more authentic. Much more.

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At a minimum it would be nice to just have pre amp and power amp adjust ability (different options to mix and match and edit parameters)  that would open up the opportunity to approximate the other amps that never get added and/or amp combinations that you create on your own. It would be better to have all of the amps, but at least with having those variables available many could get a lot of flexibility.

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I really would like some rack tube preamps and tube power amps modeled. Those could give us some versatility and other uses too like using physical pres with helix rack power amps live/studio.

 

Posted these a while back, but would still like to have em.

 

http://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Helix-models-Rack-Tube-Preamps/821072-23508

 

http://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Helix-models-Rack-Power-amps/821070-23508

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Guys - aim HIGH! Amps like Trainwreck and Dumbles are truly unique, and not just Bassman permutations..... why not get a model of something that you can't even *buy* at *all* instead of these awesome but quite available amps that come up so often?

 

Trainwreck FTW! I'd happily settle for a Komet or a Ceriatone model though... I've never heard or played a real Trainwreck, but I have played a Komet for 2 minutes at full till, and there's nothing else like it.

 

For those who don't know, start here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trainwreck_Circuits

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