lawrence_Arps Posted July 17, 2016 Share Posted July 17, 2016 Hi ya'll I truly don't want to demean anybody....For comedic purposes only!. Hope this isn't to much for the moderators! There are clearly cohorts of people out there in guitar land who fall into categories: 1. The experienced informed 40+ player/engineer. Many years of playing - often through substandard gear, sometimes through magic amps, and comfortable with every type of modelling since the Shultz Rockman. he takes the Helix home, plugs it in (having checked the manual first to get the levels, connections etc correct).....and it sounds fantastic! The Fenders sound like Fenders, the Marshalls sound like Marshalls...the drives make it distorted, the reverbs and delays make it wet. 99% of what he needs is there already and its all more convenient and cheaper than he could have ever hoped for. On a good day he might use 3 or 4 amp models...or maybe just one! This guy is happily married. 2. The Man with the Golden Ears. This guy might like the Helix in principle but nothing sound perfect enough. The Marshalls don't sound exactly like the Marshall he once hired for a session, the Fender doesnt sound like the The one used by his hero...the Hall reverb isn't as transparent as an EMS, the Tubescreamer is not as perfect as the one he bought in 1978 and has modded every year since. Oh and the 150ms patch change makes it UTTERLY IMPOSSIBLE to ever use the helix live! This guy is single cos no woman ever lives up to the perfection of his fantasy. 3. The over reaching beginner This guy is hoping the Helix sounds as good as his Peavey Rage... With no experience in patching/signal flow or having never used a tape delay or a reverb he cant work out how to get any good sounds out of helix...and he plugged it straight into his $20 computer speakers to be sure it would sound great. Hes a 3 stroke kinda guy! 4 The Troll Im really suspicious about some of the trolls. You know the "it just sounds so digital.....Fizz....slow patch change...nothing works properly, I compared it to my xxxx.... I truly wonder if some of these posts are from staff who work for the various competitors and spend their time trolling in order to undermine products in order to increase their own sales. This guy pleasures himself. 5.The complete lollipop. Now maybe this guy is actually a nice human being...but he is not experienced with good gear or computers, and hasn't actually gigged much, and has never recorded in a pro environment, BUT know from the moment he switches helix on that the presets sound like lollipop. "I think I should send this back cos it sounds so unusable" This guy thinks he needs 200 amps and is frustrated at only having wah, compressors, delays, phasers, choruses, filters, leslies, drives, fuzzes, flangers, reverbs pitches shifitng, harmony, and synths. In fact it is really annoying that Helix keeps running out of processor power! One day he might get laid. and yes if the shoe fits! 7 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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