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Hi all,

Recently, I purchased an Ernie Bal VP JR 250k and posted how Helix doesn't use the full throw. I even lowered the restance of the pedal (by soldering a resistor in parallel to the pot) but the performance remains the same. Then I checked my Line 6 EX-1 and I noticed Helix is also not using the full throw. The only difference is that with the VP Jr the last 20% is unused, whereas with the EX-1 the first 20% is not used.

I'm just curious: is this something that only happens with my Helix or is it something else, like an auto calibration issue?

 

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Hi all,

Recently, I purchased an Ernie Bal VP JR 250k and posted how Helix doesn't use the full throw. I even lowered the restance of the pedal (by soldering a resistor in parallel to the pot) but the performance remains the same. Then I checked my Line 6 EX-1 and I noticed Helix is also not using the full throw. The only difference is that with the VP Jr the last 20% is unused, whereas with the EX-1 the first 20% is not used.

I'm just curious: is this something that only happens with my Helix or is it something else, like an auto calibration issue?

Hmmm, since you are experiencing the same thing with two different pedals, there may be an issue with your unit. Did you power on the Helix with the external expression plugged into the unit? I use a couple Line 6 EXP-1s and they have full throw right out of the box. 

 

There may be an issue with your Helix and you may want to open a support ticket. 

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Are you power cycling your Helix with the pedal attached? The auto-calibration occurs at power-up, so if you're swapping pedals while the Helix is powered up, you may see some discrepancies.

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For the last days my VP Jr was constantly connected to my Helix, but it makes no difference. And I just powered the Helix with the EX-1. Also no difference.

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