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Will there be a road case available at launch? Is there a way to pre-order it?

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Will there be a road case available at launch? Is there a way to pre-order it?

 

I would like to have a nice case for it when I get it  so maybe now would be a good time to find out about it. I saw a post before where someone said "this one should work" but I want one that is made specifically for the Helix

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I found this but its a soft padded bag I really would like a poly carbonate hard type or Gator type road case.

 

http://store.line6.com/accessories/bags-covers/line-6-bag-compatible-with-the-pod-hd500.html

 

since this fits the  "POD HD500/POD XT & X3 LIVE" that are 

POD XT Live 20.25" 11" 3.25"

10.90lbs

 

POD X3 LIVE 21.5" 10" 4.75" 8.40lbs

Helix—22.05 x 11.85 x 3.6 inches; 14.6 lbs

only 1/2" longer and 3/4" deeper than these others. 

the type case that is for the M20D I have is really nice and pretty tough I think it is poly carbonate http://store.line6.com/accessories/bags-covers/stagescape-m20d-shoulder-bag.html would be more that adequate.

 

At one time I remember seeing a company that makes custom cases but don't remember the name ... if anybody knows some please post a link. Thx

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Line 6 is going to be making a custom backpack style case for the Helix. As far as I know, it's not going to be available at launch, but sometime shortly after.

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I ordered this Magma Riot XXL Backpack for mine.  It's not cheap and is 4+ inches wider and 1 inch deeper (26.7" x 13" x 3.2" vs. the Helix: 22" x 11.85" x 3.6"), but it's well padded and has a lot of pockets and storage space to stow pretty much everything else I would need to bring to a gig.

 

http://www.americanmusical.com/Item--i-MGM-MGA47881

 

I also picked up one of these compact luggage carts for it.  The Magma back has a strap along the back that can act as a sling to help fasten the cart in place...

http://www.ebags.com/product/samsonite/luggage-cart/217535

 

This is a video I found regarding the case...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owiwZu_8E20

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GOOGLE CNB PDC-4100G TN FLIGHT CASE HEAVEY DUTY.  I couldn't paste the link. this fits the helix

 

I have the CNB PDC-410G SSL  for my HD500, 5lbs less than the 4100. Room for exp pedal and midi fc. I would like to have 2 additional exp. pedals with the Helix unfortunately it is a little to narrow 29.5" and their next size is 39.5.  Around 32" would be perfect. The 4100G loaded would approach the weight of a DT25. It's nice to pop the lid plug in and everything's connected.

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That's good to know. I guess I would be using the somewhat less-sophisticated way to protecting it by wrapping it in a towel and stuffing it in a duffle bag.

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