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So we are starting to receive our units and I was wondering what everyone was going to use as far as a carrying case? Anyone know of any cases specifically for the helix?

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There is a Helix branded bag that Line 6 will offer.  I am not sure what to use yet.  I am going to wait and check out the Line 6 Bag.  It is a backpack and supposed to be really heavy duty.

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So we are starting to receive our units and I was wondering what everyone was going to use as far as a carrying case? Anyone know of any cases specifically for the helix?

 

I ordered this case for mine...  room for expression pedal too, $55 bucks.

 

http://www.rondomusic.com/pdc410ga.html

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I have an old soft case that I used for my old Vetta 2 long footboard pedal/controller.

I kept it and later used if for my HD500

It's actually a bit big for the HD500 and I'm hoping it will fit the Helix as well. :)

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Thanks. I have a gator case I use for my hd500, maybe it will still fit.

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I just picked up this one... 

XSPRO XKB-32 Gig Bag for Micro Controllers (24" x 15.5" x 4") 3 Compartments

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00L961JAY?keywords=XSPRO%20XKB-32%20Gig%20Bag%20for%20Micro%20Controllers&qid=1444242085&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1 

 

My helix came this morning, but I was at work so FedEx took it away.  I called they're coming back at 6:00pm tonight.  The dimensions leave some room for some extras also. The Helix which has the following dimensions: 22.05 x 11.85 x 3.6 inches; 14.6 lbs

 

I'll come back with an update after I've had a chance to pair the two. 

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got my Helix today and my case from Rondo.  Great fit with space for more pedals or wah...  well built for $55 and not too heavy.

 

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http://www.rondomusic.com/pdc410ga.html

I looked at the $100 model it is a little more reinforced. Looks nice. I would get a coule strips of foam for spacers but I like it.

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I ordered the Mono bag/case I posted above. I should have ordered sooner as I want t use the Helix at church Sunday morning.I don't think my old boat anchor road case is wide enough and it would need modified even if it was. The Rondo stuff is nice with a little extra foam but I really like the padding and ease of carrying the Mono. At 14 pounds the Helix could make handles on a standard road case awkward and uncomfortable. I did my roadie time in the 80s and have nightmares of road cases!

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for people looking for a more robust solution: the L6 Product Specialsts have two different cases that we are currently using:

 

1: Pedal Train PT3 - fits/works fine (and has wheels) - downside is that with only the board and HX the case weights ~48 lbs, which can make it tough when you have to drag it around in an airport

 

http://www.amazon.com/Pedaltrain-PT-3-HC-24-Pedalboard-Hard/dp/B0051G3ZNM/ref=sr_1_2?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1444416066&sr=1-2&keywords=pedaltrain+pt3

 

 

2: the SKB i-series "gun" case - much lighter than the PT3, downside is that you have to cut the foam (it is not cubed), so have a sharp cutting tool and take your time.  

 

http://www.amazon.com/SKB-3I-3614-6B-L-iSeries-Inches-Layered/dp/B004ZX64DU

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Did you finally get the Helix?  How did it fit with your bag? 

I got my Helix... but the bag is delay for some reason through Amazon.  :(

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I wish I had seen this before I ordered this:http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/GClubCont25

I'm a big fan of Mono cases, they are worth every penny.

My salesman did the research and found this one for me. He thought it was the closet fit they had that was good quality. I may have snagged the last one though. They went out of stock after my order.

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for people looking for a more robust solution: the L6 Product Specialsts have two different cases that we are currently using:

 

1: Pedal Train PT3 - fits/works fine (and has wheels) - downside is that with only the board and HX the case weights ~48 lbs, which can make it tough when you have to drag it around in an airport

 

http://www.amazon.com/Pedaltrain-PT-3-HC-24-Pedalboard-Hard/dp/B0051G3ZNM/ref=sr_1_2?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1444416066&sr=1-2&keywords=pedaltrain+pt3

 

 

2: the SKB i-series "gun" case - much lighter than the PT3, downside is that you have to cut the foam (it is not cubed), so have a sharp cutting tool and take your time.  

 

http://www.amazon.com/SKB-3I-3614-6B-L-iSeries-Inches-Layered/dp/B004ZX64DU

Regarding the SKB, looks great and the first Amazon reviewer included helpful pics of his own containing a machine gun...land of the free...but something I'm wondering about this one and a couple of the other wheeled cases people have put up is there are no mentions of an extendable handle. Unless it's just something the manufacturer bizarrely fails to mention, would this not mean that you'd need to crouch to pull the thing along? I'm really missing something I know, but help a slow person out.

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Guys. Call Andy at Sweetwater and get one of these http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/M80PedalTour

 

He recommended it to me and it is awesome. I got the last one but they are getting more. Super quality and near perfect for the device. It has abs in the sides, back, etc in addition to the padding. It is not super cheap but is very protective and easy to carry. I have had numerous Rondo cases. No issue with them, but I prefer this for ease of carrying. If I had gotten from Rondo I would spend the extra $40 and get the heavy duty 1000 model.

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I think  I would trust a case like what Radatats got for protecting a $1500 pedal board.  The other ones that Andy suggested seem way too overpriced in comparison.

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Guys. Call Andy at Sweetwater and get one of these http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/M80PedalTour

He recommended it to me and it is awesome. I got the last one but they are getting more. Super quality and near perfect for the device. It has abs in the sides, back, etc in addition to the padding. It is not super cheap but is very protective and easy to carry. I have had numerous Rondo cases. No issue with them, but I prefer this for ease of carrying. If I had gotten from Rondo I would spend the extra $40 and get the heavy duty 1000 model.

I believe in Mono cases enough that even before I received the Gator GClub 25 Control case (which is $70.00 cheaper) that I ordered last week...as soon as I found the Mono M80 Pedal Tour case, I ordered one. I received the Gator case today and the Helix fits great, but I guarantee the Mono case is worth the extra money.

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I believe in Mono cases enough that even before I received the Gator GClub 25 Control case (which is $70.00 cheaper) that I ordered last week...as soon as I found the Mono M80 Pedal Tour case, I ordered one. I received the Gator case today and the Helix fits great, but I guarantee the Mono case is worth the extra money.

Did you get your Mono yet? How did it compare to the Gator. What strikes me with the mono is the quality and strength. Heavy rivets, extra stitching, added padding etc. The handle is a beast and needs to be. The Helix got pretty heavy carrying it around Sunday.

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I'm ordering a very nice dust cover for covering it sitting on the floor. Will report back here with photos when I have it. May take a few weeks.

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Did you get your Mono yet? How did it compare to the Gator. What strikes me with the mono is the quality and strength. Heavy rivets, extra stitching, added padding etc. The handle is a beast and needs to be. The Helix got pretty heavy carrying it around Sunday.

Yes, I have both the Gator and the Mono cases right now. The Gator is a nice case and for those who don't want to spend the extra money it's definitely a good solution.....but I much prefer the Mono. It's a better built case, much stronger, better handle and better shoulder strap. I am using the Helix (and case) at least twice a week, sometimes 3 times a week. I'm not sure the Gator would hold up to that much use...but it might.

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Yes, I have both the Gator and the Mono cases right now. The Gator is a nice case and for those who don't want to spend the extra money it's definitely a good solution.....but I much prefer the Mono. It's a better built case, much stronger, better handle and better shoulder strap. I am using the Helix (and case) at least twice a week, sometimes 3 times a week. I'm not sure the Gator would hold up to that much use...but it might.

Wanna sell the Gator?

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I am returning it to Sweetwater for a refund.  I only had it for 2-3 days....or I guess I should say I have already returned it....

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Nice case suggestions, thinking I'll have to get a custom $$$ built case (if all works out with helix), for I still have my loopers and whammy (seeing as the helix wham just doesn't cut the mustard - with my heavy use of 5ths) so needing 40+'' by like 20+''

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i know i know i've gone loopy..

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Good Gravy man, I hope you have roadies! ;). Nice looking rig!

Nice case suggestions, thinking I'll have to get a custom $$$ built case (if all works out with helix), for I still have my loopers and whammy (seeing as the helix wham just doesn't cut the mustard - with my heavy use of 5ths) so needing 40+'' by like 20+''

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i know i know i've gone loopy..

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There is a Helix branded bag that Line 6 will offer.  I am not sure what to use yet.  I am going to wait and check out the Line 6 Bag.  It is a backpack and supposed to be really heavy duty.

 

 

Are there more details about this? I'd definitely prefer a backpack type thing for my pedal, as I'm usually juggling 3 hand held objects with previous travel rigs.

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I got the Gator G-Tour Pedalboard LWG. The one with the wheels. Fits perfectly.

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got my Helix today and my case from Rondo.  Great fit with space for more pedals or wah...  well built for $55 and not too heavy.

 

DSC_0086-2.JPG

 

http://www.rondomusic.com/pdc410ga.html

How did you attach the Helix to the board? It says it comes with Velcro tape but will that work since the helix has feet? I like the larger case but don't want the helix bouncing around.

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How did you attach the Helix to the board? It says it comes with Velcro tape but will that work since the helix has feet? I like the larger case but don't want the helix bouncing around.

 

haven't locked it in yet...  it does come with velcro but I may make a separate lift out board instead... too busy having fun and learning Helix at home for now

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I used 3M Dual Lock to mount my helix to a flat board.

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007OXK1AK?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00

 

It worked perfectly and did not require removing any feet. Also, it's been my experience that this stuff removes very easily leaving a hardly any (if at all) glue residue to clean off. Just used two long strips across the bottom and it's solid as a rock.

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Yo guys!
 

I scooped up a UDG case for my helix over the weekend and its a fantastic fit with heaps of side padding.

 

https://www.udggear.com/udg-urbanite-midi-controller-sleeve-large-black

 

Really happy with it! and it was pretty cheap as far as cases go here in New Zealand.

I wanted the Mono m80 but it was gonna cost me like $300-350 to get it brought into New Zealand. :(

 

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I used 3M Dual Lock to mount my helix to a flat board.

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007OXK1AK?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00

 

It worked perfectly and did not require removing any feet. Also, it's been my experience that this stuff removes very easily leaving a hardly any (if at all) glue residue to clean off. Just used two long strips across the bottom and it's solid as a rock.

I'm going to try this. Did you just apply the tape to the helix and it gripped the board fabric or did you apply a strip to the board fabric as well?

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You'll have to have the dual lock on both sides. It won't grab the regular velcro.

Thanks I'll give it a try.

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I got the Gator G-Tour Pedalboard LWG. The one with the wheels. Fits perfectly.

 

Did you have to remove some foam to make this work? I see interior dimensions for this printed as only 3" high.

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