bossgx700 Posted April 27, 2017 Share Posted April 27, 2017 Hi all, Let me start by saying I've trawled the forums and tried numerous things before deciding to post. I got my Helix LT yesterday (along with a very nice Fender Jim Root Telecaster) and updated it to 2.20 before doing anything else. I reset the globals and presets and had a flick through the factory presets. We all know factory presets are never really very good so I didn't think to much about the fact that all the higher gain presets sounded a lot quieter and almost 'mushy'. I'm plugging straight into the unit with my guitar and monitoring through a pair of sennheiser hd280 pro headphones. The unit is connected via USB to my pc as I plan on using the 8 in and out in Reaper. I've also tried using the xlr out to my steinberg UR242 interface and had the same issue. I've spent many years using software modelling (guitar rig, s-gear, bias, revolver, amplitube) and have managed to get some great tones out of them. However I feel like I'm either missing something very obvious or I have a dodgy unit. Using the factory presets ad an example, patch 1 doesn't sound too bad. When switching to patch 2 or 3 (the cali drive one. I can't fully remember as I'm at work) which is the first high gain tone I notice a fairly big drop in level. I've tried boosting the output volume and increasing the level of the cab but it just sounds 'mushy' and increasing the volume just exaggerates the issue. I've created a few presets from scratch and just simply can't get anything close to what I would call good. I'm hoping there's something simple I've missed which will solve it. I purchased the heavy hitters IR pack from ownhammer but using the IR still has the same issue. I'll post some sound clips later but wanted to get the ball rolling as it's driving me a little crazy at work trying to figure out what's going on. As that guitar has active pickups I tried a different one with passives. Same issue. Altering the input impedance had little to no effect. Thanks in advance for any advice. Apologies for any typo's. I had to type this all up on my phone. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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