StruckingFuggle Posted March 8, 2017 Share Posted March 8, 2017 Ordered an open-box Helix and L2t today. I'm currently playing through a 60 watt three channel combo along with a rack full of pedals and effects controlled by a loop switch. It's heavy, complicated, and fragile. And at the end of the day I'm not getting the sound I want. I use GuitarRig and Amplitube on my Mac, and have been very happy with the sounds I can get using the modelers direct, but have never been able to replicate that sound on a live rig. Specifically, the Uberschall. Yesterday I plugged into a Helix/Alto and happened across the Uberschall patch and was blown away. Don't get me wrong, the tone wasn't great. The Alto was boomy, the little room I was in had glass and sound reflected everywhere, and everybody knows the presets suck. But what blew me away was the reactivity, feel, and *potential* was all there. The bad-lollipop sound I've been getting in my headphones for years was *almost* there on the floor in front of me. I realize it's going to take some tweaking, additional IR, and time in the saddle. I'm a little nervous about giving up the amp after 35 years of lugging around tubes. Everything is a compromise, right? Wouldn't have taken the plunge without this kind of forum and people willing to share their experience and tribal knowledge. Readying everything I can, already feel like I've got a good head start. I'll have lots of questions in the coming days. (sitting by the door waiting for UPS) 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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