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There have been a few posts from folks looking to mount the Helix to a pedal board.  I've been wanting to do the same.  Ran into this company over the weekend and it looks like a very viable solution for the Helix.  My only question is if removing the rubber feet from the Helix will have any affect on the unit, does anyone know the ramifications of unscrewing the feet from the Helix? Do the screws only hold the fee in place or do they also secure internal boards, etc.?  

 

I'm looking at the Trio 43 for my Helix and other pedals and using four of the large mounting plates for attaching the Helix....

 

http://templeboards.com/

 

http://templeboards.com/collections/trio/products/trio-43

 

http://templeboards.com/pages/quick-release-pedal-mounting-system

 

 

Thoughts?

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Not sure about your specific questions but just one heads up, because i was playing around with an option in my studio of having a few external effects mounted on a board above the helix I put my unit on a pedaltrain for a few days. I found that the additional slanting the board added (above what's built into the Helix which is built at the perfect angle IMHO when placed on a flat surface) got really annoying. The expression pedal felt at a very strange contour to me and the whole thing didn't feel right with the stomp buttons and angle I was looking at the screen. May just want to sit the helix on a slanted board like the Trio ahead of time to make sure it's for you. 

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Not sure about your specific questions but just one heads up, because i was playing around with an option in my studio of having a few external effects mounted on a board above the helix I put my unit on a pedaltrain for a few days. I found that the additional slanting the board added (above what's built into the Helix which is built at the perfect angle IMHO when placed on a flat surface) got really annoying. The expression pedal felt at a very strange contour to me and the whole thing didn't feel right with the stomp buttons and angle I was looking at the screen. May just want to sit the helix on a slanted board like the Trio ahead of time to make sure it's for you. 

 

Hadn't thought about that, very valid point....will do that and see how if works...don't really use the expression pedal except as a volume pedal once in a while so that probably won't be an issue but could see the extra angle potentially being problematic...looking at the wide board and planning on running my other pedals beside the Helix so it might work out....thanks for the insight!!

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Not sure about your specific questions but just one heads up, because i was playing around with an option in my studio of having a few external effects mounted on a board above the helix I put my unit on a pedaltrain for a few days. I found that the additional slanting the board added (above what's built into the Helix which is built at the perfect angle IMHO when placed on a flat surface) got really annoying. The expression pedal felt at a very strange contour to me and the whole thing didn't feel right with the stomp buttons and angle I was looking at the screen. May just want to sit the helix on a slanted board like the Trio ahead of time to make sure it's for you. 

 

Regalpierot is probably right about testing first to see if you like the slant. Just wanted to add my two cents worth. I went with the Gator G-Tour case which comes with a slightly inclined board and I like it just fine, no issues with the footswitch angle or screen visibility. Something to keep in mind though, some folks might prefer a flat board instead of inclined and I suppose the degree of incline could make a difference as well.

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I build my own slant boards and just did not like the feel of the Helix on the board. I just have mine next to it. If I had to mount it probably flat. I gave up buying pedal boards a couple years back, easier to make them and any size or levels I want. Buying them is always a size problem and the cost gets way up there. I suppose to be totally pro looking it might be worth the bucks but not on my budget. I love those ones that light up and whatnot but man they cost. Being able to close it up in a shipping lid is pretty cool and I guess if you are major touring you really do need protection and firm attachments. (...that's what she said...)

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There have been a few posts from folks looking to mount the Helix to a pedal board.  I've been wanting to do the same.......

 

Thoughts?

I'm just curious - what other pedals are you planning to build your board out with?

 

The only pedal I'm wanting for is a Rangemaster style treble booster with a variable Q setting - but even without it I've got all I need from the helix, so I just use the 'ol floorboards, no Velcro or nuthin ;-)

 

Those Temples are really cool looking though - I've been thinking of replacing my Pedaltrain analogue board for one....

 

 

Cheers!

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I'm just curious - what other pedals are you planning to build your board out with?

 

The only pedal I'm wanting for is a Rangemaster style treble booster with a variable Q setting - but even without it I've got all I need from the helix, so I just use the 'ol floorboards, no Velcro or nuthin ;-)

 

Those Temples are really cool looking though - I've been thinking of replacing my Pedaltrain analogue board for one....

 

 

Cheers!

 

I have a dual rig with my guitar running into an ABY splitter with one path hitting the Helix into a Mission Engineering Gemini 2 and the other path running through various pedals into a PWE Event Horizon 3 tube amp/65 Amp 2x12 cab.  Want to mount everything on one board.  Don't run other pedals into the Helix as it has good effects on its own.  There are lots of power and in/out jack options with the Temple boards and think the Helix will mount directly to it nicely.  Just put an offer in on Reverb for on the Trio 42 boards.  Not bad price wise so think I'll give it a shot...

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I have a temple board and it works great with helix. I have the largest board Temple makes, with the optional side electrical jack and 4 I/o jacks. I am selling this board for $100. I live in Bay Area.

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I have a dual rig with my guitar running into an ABY splitter with one path hitting the Helix into a Mission Engineering Gemini 2 and the other path running through various pedals into a PWE Event Horizon 3 tube amp/65 Amp 2x12 cab.  Want to mount everything on one board.  Don't run other pedals into the Helix as it has good effects on its own.  There are lots of power and in/out jack options with the Temple boards and think the Helix will mount directly to it nicely.  Just put an offer in on Reverb for on the Trio 42 boards.  Not bad price wise so think I'll give it a shot...

Sounds like a really cool rig. Which pedals though?

 

I do something similar, but not for live use. My current analog board consists of: PolyTune mini -> Morley ABY -> MonsterPiece MegaStud -> Keeley Tone Workstation -> Mission Volume Pro -> Eventide H9 -> Mesa Boogie Maverick. My Helix is running 4CM into a Mesa Mark V, and also into my DAW.

 

For live gigs (small club player here) I just use the Helix into a Traynor YGM3 or YGM4.

 

Cheers

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Sounds like a really cool rig. Which pedals though?

 

I do something similar, but not for live use. My current analog board consists of: PolyTune mini -> Morley ABY -> MonsterPiece MegaStud -> Keeley Tone Workstation -> Mission Volume Pro -> Eventide H9 -> Mesa Boogie Maverick. My Helix is running 4CM into a Mesa Mark V, and also into my DAW.

 

For live gigs (small club player here) I just use the Helix into a Traynor YGM3 or YGM4.

 

Cheers

 

My rig is mostly used in my studio now days.  Rebuilding the board right now but when done it will have a powered Saturnworks ABY splitter into Helix directly on one channel and the other channel into a Mission Volume Pro (good choice :)) >> (2) Wampler Tumnus OD (Centaur clones) >> Wampler Velvet Fuzz or Amptweaker Tight Fuzz Pro (haven't decided yet) >> Amptweaker Tight Drive Pro >> Empress ParaEQ into front of the PWE EH3....Strymon Timeline (delay) or Echosex2 >> Strymon Mobius (modulation) >> Red Panda Context (reverb) in EH3's loop.  The amps foot switch will also be on the board, though I pretty much live on channel two most the time.  Guitars are a Collings I35 Deluxe with Throbaks, Gibson 1958 Les Paul VOS RI, and a Fender Longboard Strat.  Have a Gibson Derek Trucks SG that I'm thinking of selling off to help pay for some of the pedals, though I may end up keeping and putting a set of Fralin P90's in it :)    Great rig when all said and done....keep telling myself I'll "never" adjust it once its done, famous last words :rolleyes:

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