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Thank you God (or Line6) for Helix-rack & Control

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Well as the topic title might say, I'm more than happy with my Helix, especially after some tweaking and IR-upgrade. That made it!

 

I've been playing guitar for many many years and had a lot of gear, and spent i fortune on different set-ups. I've had hot-rodded Plexies (Tommy Folkesson), Blackstar and all rack gear you can think of. I remember my first POD. It had the same problem as with the Helix at first try, the presets stinks in earphones... Big time.

But as almost everything you gotta give it a try and some hours, then it shines. I actually toured 5 years happy with my POD after buying some expansions and spent some hours of twekeing. Many times people from the audience came to me after gig asking what gear I used. When I showed my POD they thought I lied ;-) Naaaa, it sounds like a 5.000$ amp... Hahaha. Whatever, that's many years ago.

 

Well I've been a purist, owned a lot of different all-tube amps/racks and fine cabs. Breaking my back (and car) when transporting it. But here I am all happy with my new Helix. It's amazing! At the first I didn't get that hot-rodded old Marshall sound I love so much... But after some manual reading and tweakin' I was pretty close, still the sound was a little hard and harsh. So I started browsing the net for IR. I had some good experiences with custom IR in a Torpedo some years ago. So I finally found OwnHammer and last night I bought their "412 MAR-CB" (15$). Loaded it up to my Helix and WOW! That changed the Helix from good to the best.

 

So Line6, thanks for bringing me something I will keep for many years, hoping you will keep supporting and make it even better thru firmware updates aso. What you got here is a Axe-fx/Kemper killer, a great platform to deliver one of the best modeled guitar tones ever.

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So I finally found OwnHammer and last night I bought their "412 MAR-CB" (15$). Loaded it up to my Helix and WOW! That changed the Helix from good to the best.

 

 

Same for me too. For live in a rock 3 piece I love the M75 speaker with the AKG414 mic, full bodied and amp in the room like. It's great having the options across the cone for tighter and brighter to dark and more complex. The other mics and combinations are great for recording to really tailor to the mix.

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On that note, I'm considering buying IRs from OwnHammer, but their selection is so broad, I'm unsure how to choose.

 

How do you guys go about deciding which packages to buy?

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Try the built in cabs as DUAL cabs before spending money... Jus' sayin'... and ribbon mics? OH yeah...

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Try the built in cabs as DUAL cabs before spending money... Jus' sayin'... and ribbon mics? OH yeah...

How does the processing load for the Helix compare of using dual Line 6 cabs vs an imported IR?

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How does the processing load for the Helix compare of using dual Line 6 cabs vs an imported IR?

If I understand it correctly, from least to most...

 

Single Cab -> Imported IR -> Dual Cab

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