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Helix Rack Seems To Get Quieter Over Time

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I used my Helix Rack at a gig last Friday. The unit was on for a total of about 3 hours. For this band, I use just 1 preset for the entire gig. After 5 or 6 songs, I noticed my bass was not loud enough. I don't think it was related to ear fatigue (I use earplugs) or the rest of the band getting louder (only 1 guitar player and he used a plexiglass shield to control volume). At first I just turned up my volume a bit, but it seemed to happen again later. I switched to a different preset and then back to my original preset and it was noticeably louder.

Anybody else experience this? I haven't noticed this with the other band that I play with. I have another gig tonight so I will keep an eye on it.

--jack

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This sounds similar to this: http://line6.com/support/topic/24970-mark-iv-model-loss-of-gain-after-extended-playing-session/

 

I maybe open a support ticket.

 

Oooh, thank you very much for this! This might be exactly what is happening with my preset. I will need to check, but I recall having to dial the bass control way back because it was so boomy.

Again, thank you very much!

--jack

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Rule out the hardware... 

But it's certainly not uncommon for a band to get louder as the night progresses.   ;)

Ha! For sure.

--jack

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This sounds similar to this: http://line6.com/support/topic/24970-mark-iv-model-loss-of-gain-after-extended-playing-session/

 

I maybe open a support ticket.

 

An update on this issue...I did indeed have an amp block with the bass set to 0.0 for the preset that was causing the volume issue. I increased the bass to 1.0 and the problem went away. Thank you very much!

--jack

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An update on this issue...I did indeed have an amp block with the bass set to 0.0 for the preset that was causing the volume issue. I increased the bass to 1.0 and the problem went away. Thank you very much!

--jack

 

Glad to hear you got it working. The bug still remains though. Out of curiosity, what amp was giving you troubles?

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Glad to hear you got it working. The bug still remains though. Out of curiosity, what amp was giving you troubles?

 

Cali 400 Ch1 bass amp.

--jack

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The other one posted about the same issue, but it was a different amp model, Mesa MkIV I think. I wonder if they all do it with bass set at 0. 

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The other one posted about the same issue, but it was a different amp model, Mesa MkIV I think. I wonder if they all do it with bass set at 0. 

 

I don't know, but adjusting bass off 0 worked for me. I wonder what the threshold is. I will try 0.1 to see if that works :)

--jack

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