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Helix Block Arrangement

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Hi all, this is my first post but i have a got a lot of information from all these topics so i thought id put this out there. I have been using my helix mainly with headphones as im not able to make too much noise but when i do amplifiy the beast i run it into the POWER AMP IN on my fender which sounds fantastic.

 

My question is when using it with my amp i use the preamp versions of the amp models and no cab/IR but when using it with headphones and using what you could call a standard arrangement of effects e.g. 

 

- VOL-EQ-DISTORTION----AMP/CAB----MOD-DELAY-REV etc

 

But in my standard rig i would normally run the VOL-EQ-DISTORTION- etc into the front end of the amp and the MOD-DELAY-REV etc in the effects loop but in the helix setup it comes after the amp and cab altogether??

 

Hope this makes sense??

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Yes. This is a feature that a few have asked for and it's already in Line6 IdeaScale.  It would be nice to have a virtual effect loop between the modeled preamps and power amps.  This is in keeping with how a spring reverb is situated in a real amp or the chorus effect in the JC-120.

 

If it's important enough to you, go vote it up there - http://line6.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Separate-preamp-poweramp-cab-blocks/551666-23508 

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Hi, thanks for the reply!!

 

As it currently runs, if you compare it to an 'analog' rig as it were, where does your -MOD/DELAY/REV etc come into the signal chain?

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Hi, thanks for the reply!!

 

As it currently runs, if you compare it to an 'analog' rig as it were, where does your -MOD/DELAY/REV etc come into the signal chain?

 

Well, if you look at the diagram on the Helix's screen, you can see how the signal chain is set up. You can pretty much put anything anywhere except for in between the preamp and power amp. Generally, people like to put Mods, Verbs and Delays after the amp and cab like they would in a recording studio. That, however, yields a more 'refined', cleaner sound and it won't sound like what you'd get if you plugged those same effects into the effects loop of an amp.

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