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Little River Band: Both Guitarists Use Helix Floors, No Silly Amps

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--- [1] Last Saturday, 6/8/19, at L'Auberge Casino, Baton Rouge, we saw Little River Band.  Before the concert, I went up to the stage to see the LRB guitarists' guitar setups.  Both of the quite talented guitarists (Rich Haring, lead; Collin Whinnery, 2nd Ld) used Helix floors.  They had no such silly things as guitar amps.  Yuck.  For guitar monitors, Haring had a PowerCab, looked like a 12"; & Whinnery had a Headrush, looked like FRFR112.  During the concert, the guitars sounded great.

--- [2] Last year (April 2018) at L'Auberge, LRB had just started using the Helixes.  After this 6/8/19 concert, at the band autograph-signing meet-&-greet, as I had done in 2018, I asked Whinnery how he was doing with his Helix.  He said that he loved his Helix.

--- [3] Line 6 company people, you should contact these two guitarist, & get them to endorse the Helix.  I know that I love my Helix LT.

Danke & Slainte, Richard
 

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+1. Saw LRB last March, and thought the band was exceptionally good. Unlike a lot of "nostalgia" bands they did some new material, which I thought was the strongest music in their set. The guitarists are indeed talented, work well together, and given how they sounded, definitely know their way around the Helix. 70s rock is NOT my thing, but LRB's musicianship and vocals are just so darn good I'll make an exception in their case :)

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I've always greatly admired LRB and their musicianship.  I rank them right up there with people like Toto, Steely Dan, Atlanta Rhythm Section and many of the other great "session bands" of the late 70's and 80's.  That's why it doesn't surprise me at all given the range of their musical styles they'd adopt the Helix to simplify their stage act.  Their kind of music is a clear example of where the Helix can shine.

 

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I saw LRB about 10 - 15 years ago.... obviously long before the Helix entered their lives. There sound was impeccable... just like listening to the recordings. That cannot be done with amps blasting off the stage.... stage volume discipline is a must. They had several Marshalls on the stage at that show, but obviously they kept them to a dull roar :)

 

It doesn't surprise me that they are using Helix now... it's a logical transition and I don't doubt that it sounded great! 

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Great band for sure. We’ve been wanting to catch a concert this year, think I’ll see if they’re coming anywhere near us..

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