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I think some of the presets may have changed in recent versions, because I'm positive that my Helix bought a few months ago has a Deafheaven preset, but I don't see it in your list.

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Anyone noticed that two of the most iconic rock guitar sounds are not there from what I can see.

Where's Slash or AFD tone or any GNR sound?

Where's AC/DC?

And even tough they apparently maybe simple to tune, they can be tricky to spot on!

Why is that?

Or maybe the presets are there but in disguise.

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I think some of the presets may have changed in recent versions, because I'm positive that my Helix bought a few months ago has a Deafheaven preset, but I don't see it in your list.

 

Yes, each release results in the removal of some presets and addition of others.  So if there are presets you like, it's a good idea to copy them to a user list and/or back up those presets.

I'm pretty sure there is somebody out there who is keeping a comparative list from release to release.. Might be at HelixHelp.com

 

Anyone noticed that two of the most iconic rock guitar sounds are not there from what I can see.

Where's Slash or AFD tone or any GNR sound?

Where's AC/DC?

And even tough they apparently maybe simple to tune, they can be tricky to spot on!

Why is that?

Or maybe the presets are there but in disguise.

 

Iconic to you perhaps, but we are too cool :ph34r:

 

But, really, I KNOW there are some AC/DC in there, or at least there were, and I can't imagine there's not a GNR or two.

 

This is amazing. Let's try to name all of them and find a way to update the Helix with the real names. 

 

If you write out the presets individually, they are text files that can be edited.  Just make sure you don't use more than 16 characters for each name, and don't use any bad characters, and don't be surprised if the preset gets borked if you make an unintentional change elsewhere before you read it back in.   There's always a factory reset if things go totally south... ;)

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Updated again, thanks guys :-) . In case of doubt, I've counted the number of votes that each proposal has had

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I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that "breath of odin" is an emulation on the boss hm-2 "swedish death metal" sound. 

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Do any of y'all actually use any of the presets?

Most of them sound like crap no matter what you name them

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Do any of y'all actually use any of the presets?

Most of them sound like crap no matter what you name them

lol...Yeah, hanging names on stuff I'm never gonna look at is not exactly what I'd consider "time well spent". 😉

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On 2/29/2016 at 5:51 PM, MusicGeek said:
Hi. Who are the artists who inspired the presets? I think I know some of them, but you can help to complete the list  ;)
 
Notes:
- Amp presets are eliminated (I hope so, if there are someone it's my mistake)
- When not sure for a preset, I will put "(?)" after the suggerences. If there are several, I will put each of theirs separate by a "|"
 
Factory 1
 
Angry Shaman -> angry chair by alice in chains (?)
Aqualung -> Jethro Tull
Arena Rock
Austin Clean -> Eric Johnson Clean
Austin Lead -> Eric Johnson Distortion
BAS:Dommyz Go 2
BAS:SV Beast Brt
BAS:SV Beast Nrm
BAS:Tame Bassa
BAS:TBTV Bass
BAS:Treasure
BAS:Tuck n' Go
Beat Prudence -> The Beatles, Dear Prudence
Black Hole -> Soundgarden, Black Hole Sun
Bottle Message -> The Police, Message in a Botle
Boulevard -> Green Day, Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Brown Sugar -> Rolling Stones, Brown Sugar
Buy 1 Get 1 Free
Chewnicorn Clean
Cold Shot -> Stevie Ray Vaughan, Cold Shot
Come As You Are -> Nirvana, Come As You Are
Crossover Synth
Dark Uncle Floyd -> Pink Floyd
Deep Clean
Double Parked
Dream Pop Lead
Even Betta Than -> U2, Better Than The Real Thing
Every Breath -> The Police, Every Breath you take
Evil
EXP 3 No Mercy
Fast Lane -> The Eagles, Life In The Fast Lane
Fat Caterpillar
Fire Woman -> The Doors, Light My Fire/LA Woman (?) |  The Cult (?)
Fortunate Son -> Creedence Clearwater Revival, Fortunate Song
Fuzzy Kat
Ha! U Said Djent
Hairy Doom
Have a Cigar -> Pink Floyd, Have a Cigar
Heisenburger
Hey Joe -> Jimy Hendrix, Hey Joe
Interstate Zed -> Led Zeppelin
Jazz 2 Me
Jazz Rivet 120
Kashmir -> Led Zeppelin, Kashmir
Lights -> Lights Journey
Lonely Highway -> Hotel California (?)
M'Lady Neckbeard
Mad House -> Madness, Our House (?)  |  Mad house from Anthrax (?)  (two votes) |  Metallica, Sanitarium (?)
Marsha Marsha
May...er May Not -> John Mayer
Mockabilly
Mystery Train -> The Doors, Mystery Train
New Jimmy
Nighttime Drown
Nighttime Swim
Not at Launch
Nothing Else -> Metallica, Nothing Else Matter
Openly Squished
Plug In Baby -> Muse, Plug in Baby
Prehensile Nose
Pull Me Clean -> John Petrucci
Pull Me Under -> John Petrucci

Raining Princess -> Prince, Purple Rain

Reign In -> Slayer, Reign in Blood
Royal Power Duo -> Royal Blood
Run Like -> Pink Floyd, Run Like Hell
Shortest Straw -> Metallica, Shortest Straw
Space Cadet
Stadium Rock
Surf Buzz
Sweet Home -> Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sweet Home Alabama
Ticket to Ride -> The Beatles, Ticket to Ride
Tom Sawyer -> Rush, Tom Sawyer
Trooper -> Iron Maiden, The Trooper
Untitled Streets -> U2, Where the Streets Have No Name
Vicegrip Funk -> Steve Gray, Vice Grip
Whole Lotta -> Led Zeppelin, Whole Lotta Love
WookieSpongeBath
X Ray
You've Got -> You've Got Another Thing Coming, Judas Priest (2 votes) (?) | You Really Got Me (?)
 
Factory 2
 
4D Love of Steve -> Steve Vai, For the Love of God
Andy Warb Hall -> David Bowie, Andy Warhol
BackWahrds
BAS:2 Much Tuna
BAS:Baboo Thang
BAS:Ballixiz
BAS:BassFest '02
BAS:Boots Bass
BAS:Brit Bass
BAS:DangeRuss
BAS:Hang Out
BAS:Incubass
BAS:Liberator
BAS:Phat Rat
BAS:Tile Growl
BEL HAVEN, boi!
Bentique
Big Monosynth
Bitey Panner
Breath Of Odin -> Julian Cope, Breath Of Odin
Carrot Cake
Chalice of M'eh
Chorus Crooner
Dark & Lush
Dark Dystopia
Djentrified
Doom Vacuum
Double Trackin'
Dramatic Scene
Dream Syrup
Ducked Trails
Electric Version
End of Summer -> Andy Summers (?)
Flarhgunnstow
Funk Clean
Funk'n Roll
Fuzzy Drunk
Glengarry Lead
Gorilla Clean -> Bruno Mars (?)
Gorilla Crunch -> Bruno Mars (?)
Grease Cats
Hairy Air
Hi Octane
In Your House
ISS Flyby
Jumped w Stomps
Knife Fight
Lead of Leads
LickedByAWhale1
LickedByAWhale2
Mandarine Gaze
Melter of Faces
Mmmm Bat Heads -> Ozzy Osbourne (?)
Mr. Ferguson
Multi Mic Dark
Murca! 
Murphs Adventure
Nine Inch Pills -> Nine Inch Nails ambient sound
No Soup For You
Noiserock War
Oh No Stereo
Ointment
Parallel Space -> Red Hot Chilly Peppers, Parallel Space (?)
PhD May  -> Brian May (Queen)
Pick Attack Solo
Plexi Monster
Rezz Score
Rhythm Sandman -> Metallica, rhythm guitar of Sandman
Rock Gaze
Rogue Vampires -> Vampires Weekend (?)
SC Small Lead
SFX:EXP Disturb
SFX:Hokulani
SFX:Pulse Drone
SFX:Ufology
Sky Explosions -> Explosions in the Sky/generic Post-Rock
Smelly Muffins -> Smashing Pumpkins (?)
Smooth Autopan
Star Talk
Sunset Shimmer
Sweet Dispozish -> Sweet Emotion (?)
TBTV Rhythm
The Handler
The Syndrome -> Muse, Stockholm Syndrome
Thundermullet
Toska Lead -> Toska by Minus the Bear
Tripod Gallop
Unchained Jumped -> Van Halen, Unchained/Jump
Uncle Muscles
Unicorn In A Box
Watt, Now?
Wild Year

I am new to this but on line6 helix presets factory 1 what is or who is 18c jonnyvibez ?great sound is for a song ?

 

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Factory 2 - In Your House

 

"In Your House" by The Cure from their Seventeen Seconds album.

 

It's an obscure choice but the tone sounds just like that song, so it's gotta be it.  There's also a preset for Just Like Heaven by them also but I'm not finding it on your list.  I just got a Helix LT so maybe it's a newer one.

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Great list!

 

I feel some of these are not on my newer Helix, is anyone able to send me a couple of the preset sounds for a starting block?

 

Mainly the 'Fast Lane' one for a basis.

 

Thanks

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1 hour ago, glennthrower said:

Great list!

 

I feel some of these are not on my newer Helix, is anyone able to send me a couple of the preset sounds for a starting block?

 

Mainly the 'Fast Lane' one for a basis.

 

Thanks

http://benvesco.com/store/line-6-helix/

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On 3/1/2016 at 10:51 AM, MusicGeek said:
Hi. Who are the artists who inspired the presets? I think I know some of them, but you can help to complete the list  ;)
 
Notes:
- Amp presets are eliminated (I hope so, if there are someone it's my mistake)
- When not sure for a preset, I will put "(?)" after the suggerences. If there are several, I will put each of theirs separate by a "|"
 
Factory 1
 
Angry Shaman -> angry chair by alice in chains (?)
Aqualung -> Jethro Tull
Arena Rock
Austin Clean -> Eric Johnson Clean
Austin Lead -> Eric Johnson Distortion
BAS:Dommyz Go 2
BAS:SV Beast Brt
BAS:SV Beast Nrm
BAS:Tame Bassa
BAS:TBTV Bass
BAS:Treasure
BAS:Tuck n' Go
Beat Prudence -> The Beatles, Dear Prudence
Black Hole -> Soundgarden, Black Hole Sun
Bottle Message -> The Police, Message in a Botle
Boulevard -> Green Day, Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Brown Sugar -> Rolling Stones, Brown Sugar
Buy 1 Get 1 Free
Chewnicorn Clean
Cold Shot -> Stevie Ray Vaughan, Cold Shot
Come As You Are -> Nirvana, Come As You Are
Crossover Synth
Dark Uncle Floyd -> Pink Floyd
Deep Clean
Double Parked
Dream Pop Lead
Even Betta Than -> U2, Better Than The Real Thing
Every Breath -> The Police, Every Breath you take
Evil
EXP 3 No Mercy
Fast Lane -> The Eagles, Life In The Fast Lane
Fat Caterpillar
Fire Woman -> The Doors, Light My Fire/LA Woman (?) |  The Cult (?)
Fortunate Son -> Creedence Clearwater Revival, Fortunate Song
Fuzzy Kat
Ha! U Said Djent
Hairy Doom
Have a Cigar -> Pink Floyd, Have a Cigar
Heisenburger
Hey Joe -> Jimy Hendrix, Hey Joe
Interstate Zed -> Led Zeppelin
Jazz 2 Me
Jazz Rivet 120
Kashmir -> Led Zeppelin, Kashmir
Lights -> Lights Journey
Lonely Highway -> Hotel California (?)
M'Lady Neckbeard
Mad House -> Madness, Our House (?)  |  Mad house from Anthrax (?)  (two votes) |  Metallica, Sanitarium (?)
Marsha Marsha
May...er May Not -> John Mayer
Mockabilly
Mystery Train -> The Doors, Mystery Train
New Jimmy
Nighttime Drown
Nighttime Swim
Not at Launch
Nothing Else -> Metallica, Nothing Else Matter
Openly Squished
Plug In Baby -> Muse, Plug in Baby
Prehensile Nose
Pull Me Clean -> John Petrucci
Pull Me Under -> John Petrucci

Raining Princess -> Prince, Purple Rain

Reign In -> Slayer, Reign in Blood
Royal Power Duo -> Royal Blood
Run Like -> Pink Floyd, Run Like Hell
Shortest Straw -> Metallica, Shortest Straw
Space Cadet
Stadium Rock
Surf Buzz
Sweet Home -> Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sweet Home Alabama
Ticket to Ride -> The Beatles, Ticket to Ride
Tom Sawyer -> Rush, Tom Sawyer
Trooper -> Iron Maiden, The Trooper
Untitled Streets -> U2, Where the Streets Have No Name
Vicegrip Funk -> Steve Gray, Vice Grip
Whole Lotta -> Led Zeppelin, Whole Lotta Love
WookieSpongeBath
X Ray
You've Got -> You've Got Another Thing Coming, Judas Priest (2 votes) (?) | You Really Got Me (?)
 
Factory 2
 
4D Love of Steve -> Steve Vai, For the Love of God
Andy Warb Hall -> David Bowie, Andy Warhol
BackWahrds
BAS:2 Much Tuna
BAS:Baboo Thang
BAS:Ballixiz
BAS:BassFest '02
BAS:Boots Bass
BAS:Brit Bass
BAS:DangeRuss
BAS:Hang Out
BAS:Incubass
BAS:Liberator
BAS:Phat Rat
BAS:Tile Growl
BEL HAVEN, boi!
Bentique
Big Monosynth
Bitey Panner
Breath Of Odin -> Julian Cope, Breath Of Odin
Carrot Cake
Chalice of M'eh
Chorus Crooner
Dark & Lush
Dark Dystopia
Djentrified
Doom Vacuum
Double Trackin'
Dramatic Scene
Dream Syrup
Ducked Trails
Electric Version
End of Summer -> Andy Summers (?)
Flarhgunnstow
Funk Clean
Funk'n Roll
Fuzzy Drunk
Glengarry Lead
Gorilla Clean -> Bruno Mars (?)
Gorilla Crunch -> Bruno Mars (?)
Grease Cats
Hairy Air
Hi Octane
In Your House
ISS Flyby
Jumped w Stomps
Knife Fight
Lead of Leads
LickedByAWhale1
LickedByAWhale2
Mandarine Gaze
Melter of Faces
Mmmm Bat Heads -> Ozzy Osbourne (?)
Mr. Ferguson
Multi Mic Dark
Murca! 
Murphs Adventure
Nine Inch Pills -> Nine Inch Nails ambient sound
No Soup For You
Noiserock War
Oh No Stereo
Ointment
Parallel Space -> Red Hot Chilly Peppers, Parallel Space (?)
PhD May  -> Brian May (Queen)
Pick Attack Solo
Plexi Monster
Rezz Score
Rhythm Sandman -> Metallica, rhythm guitar of Sandman
Rock Gaze
Rogue Vampires -> Vampires Weekend (?)
SC Small Lead
SFX:EXP Disturb
SFX:Hokulani
SFX:Pulse Drone
SFX:Ufology
Sky Explosions -> Explosions in the Sky/generic Post-Rock
Smelly Muffins -> Smashing Pumpkins (?)
Smooth Autopan
Star Talk
Sunset Shimmer
Sweet Dispozish -> Sweet Emotion (?)
TBTV Rhythm
The Handler
The Syndrome -> Muse, Stockholm Syndrome
Thundermullet
Toska Lead -> Toska by Minus the Bear
Tripod Gallop
Unchained Jumped -> Van Halen, Unchained/Jump
Uncle Muscles
Unicorn In A Box
Watt, Now?
Wild Year

 

Sweet Dispozish is based on the song Sweet Disposition by the Aussie band The Temper Trap. Lovely clean tone with reverb and dotted eighth delay.

 

https://youtu.be/jxKjOOR9sPU

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My new helix dosent have a lot of those, is there any way to get them without paying?

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5 hours ago, bpincu said:

My new helix dosent have a lot of those, is there any way to get them without paying?

 

The built-in templates are occasionally changed or replaced with newer firmware versions.  I guess you could always go back to a prior version although I'm not sure why you would really want to do that.

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14 hours ago, bpincu said:

My new helix dosent have a lot of those, is there any way to get them without paying?

send me a p.m. with your email

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Hi,  attached is a file  of  the Factory  presets from  version 2.710. It is in an .xls format. 

 

If anyone can update the list, let me know I can update it as need.

 

I use it to keep track of presets I like or want to mod  at the beginning.  I added a Notes column.

 

Some people on another topic were asking for this. I will try to keep it updated for the software update.

 

Bboy19

 

Helix 2.70 Factory Presets 1.xls

Helix 2.70 Factory Presets 2.xls

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Nice one, I took your presets and just pasted the Presets 2 into Sheet 2 of the same file. Going to start using this.

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Hi, great! Glad someone can use IT. If you figure other band presets please post so I can update the list.

 

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@Bboy19 Wouldn't Factory 2 28B "Gimme +/- 3 Steps" be Lynyrd Skynyrd?

 

And have you given any thought to uploading the spreadsheets into Google Sheets? That way pretty much anyone can access them. No biggie for me since I have Excel, but just a thought.

 

Nevermind. Just did it. I'd like to credit the following:

 

  • Bboy19
  • Dshowmusic.com 
  • FluidSolo.com
  • Updates appearing the the 2.80 update
  • Everyone in the "Let's put the real name to the presets" thread
  • Ben Vesco

 

When I link to a video, it's the most current one on that preset. Not trying to play favorites.

 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_IIluwIIHLcT9FdQ3BHlBC_ws0rgIf-m-jgV1aNJhyM/edit?usp=sharing

 

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