Jump to content
GuitarjonSDS

Dual Rectifier vs Helix (and 12 other modelers)

Recommended Posts

Hey guys!

 

I recently got a Dual Rectifier.

Simply because I've always wanted one.

Ever since reading about it in a POD manual actually.

So Line 6 inspired me to get the real amp, which is cool!

 

I had to make a comparison so I thought I'd share it here too.

I compare the recto to Helix but also to pod farm which is surprisingly good still! :)

Don't want to reveal to much of my thoughts just yet but it's safe to say that Line 6 did a great job ;)

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Speaking subjectively with preference of tone...

I didn't really care for the hardware amp head. 

 

I only liked 3 of the 14 options.

 

First is Axe FX III - that sounds pretty damn good. 

Second is Helix Native - sounds good, but I would have adjusted parameters a little more to get a slightly more pronounced, but tighter bass, and slightly more high end. 

Third is that Lepou plugin - that sounded pretty good, but I would personally have to tame the low end tub a good bit on that one. 

 

Once adjusted I think the Lepou, and HX Native would sound great as one L, and one R for a nice dynamic of rhythm guitars. 

 

My girlfriend liked the same 3 options I liked, but she also liked the hardware amp head too. 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, Lachdanan0121 said:

Speaking subjectively with preference of tone...

I didn't really care for the hardware amp head. 

 

I only liked 3 of the 14 options.

 

First is Axe FX III - that sounds pretty damn good. 

Second is Helix Native - sounds good, but I would have adjusted parameters a little more to get a slightly more pronounced, but tighter bass, and slightly more high end. 

Third is that Lepou plugin - that sounded pretty good, but I would personally have to tame the low end tub a good bit on that one. 

 

Once adjusted I think the Lepou, and HX Native would sound great as one L, and one R for a nice dynamic of rhythm guitars. 

 

My girlfriend liked the same 3 options I liked, but she also liked the hardware amp head too. 

 

It's interesting to me to see what people like!

I didn't really like the Lepou one at all since the low end doesn't seem to have any real definition.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, GuitarjonSDS said:

It's interesting to me to see what people like!

I didn't really like the Lepou one at all since the low end doesn't seem to have any real definition.

Yea its quite tubby, but I think a nice OD pedal in front, and some judicious low cut it might help it enough. It had a sporadic, but noticeable spacial quality to it. I think that with adjustments like these it could help trim the fat of that sporadic-ness. It is the one we liked the least out of the ones we did like. 

 

I am not a Lepou user either, I mainly use Helix Native + Waves + Fabfilter.  But for a free amp-sim, and that could be coloring my opinion, its not too bad. (if that low end tubb can be tamed)

 

LOL of course this is all just from watching a video shootout online too. Not that I have ever used most of these amp sims/modelers.    

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...