UKMark Posted February 5, 2020 Share Posted February 5, 2020 Hi I play in a covers band, gigging 2 or 3 times a week. I currently have a Fender Deluxe Reverb 65 and a HX effects units with some outboard analog pedals (king of tone, Soul Food etc) after a worrying recent gig when the Deluxe started playing up due to tube issues I am seriously considering going Helix direct to PA route. We setup and run our own PA. We run an Allen Heath QU16 desk. i would really appreciate some real-world advice from people who use the Helix this way. I realise there are many folks who use it in studios or just at home but I would love to know your thoughts on using it in a band live situation. in particular; - what do you use for stage sound for your guitar? FRFR? Just in the usual monitors? In front or behind? - do you have any issues with other band members wanting to hear you? Our drummer is real old school and always insists my amp is within earshot of him. He hates having the guitar feed in his monitor. Just cranky I guess! :) - how do you monitor your level in the PA without a sound guy? I am ‘the sound guy’ and have to manage sound from on stage whilst playing so am a bit worried about how to know what my guitar level is and how it sounds in the front of house. Having the deluxe behind me can be a bit loud sometimes but I have gotten used to what is needed to blend in with the room sound overall. In theory the concept of a Helix looks amazing. Just wondered what the practicalities of it are. Not so worried about how closely it can match the sound of my deluxe or KOT pedal. I know the reality is that the people who matter (the audience) are really not going to know the difference. But if it is always way too loud or too quiet, they will know that! thanks for any advice /help Mark Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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