jman64 Posted November 9, 2016 Share Posted November 9, 2016 Hi all, I'm a new Helix owner, as I got mine early last week. I have been absolutely loving it so far, and have been amazed at the sounds I can get from it. I have gleaned a ton of information from this board as I get familiar with my Helix. The one thing that I have noticed that surprised me slightly is how much more pronounced the differences in my guitars sound through the Helix compared to my amp. A little background. I had been playing through a HD500x into a EVH 5150III 50 watt head, and 2x12 cabinet. I mainly used the HD500x in 4cm for effects, but had a couple patches that did modeling where needed. My two main guitars are a Chapman ML1 Hot Rod ( Swamp Ash body with a Seymour Duncan JB pickup) and an EVH Wolfgang ( bassword body with two Wolfgang pickups). Now the Wolfgang has always had a little more low end to it, and the Chapman had a little more upper mid "bite". When playing through my rig I could tell the difference, but it seemed subtle. I could use any of my patches with either guitar and they would still sound ok. Now with the Helix, I find the difference in these two guitars to be way more pronounced. So much that many of my patches don't overlap both guitars gracefully. So I find myself either needing to have two sets of patches one of each guitar, or come up with an EQ block that I can use to modify patches on the fly when switching guitars. I am using the Helix to do more modeling than I did with the 500x, but even the 4cm patches that just use for FX seem to have the effect. So I was just curious if this was common. Jay Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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