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How's the Helix LT Expression pedal holding up?

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Hi there.  Just curious how the LT expression pedal holding up after one year, 2 years, so on?  Any issues, noises, etc?  Just wondering whether I should use the onboard pedal or use an external one?  It is kind-of flimsy-looking, with that rubber adhesive surface.  Thanks!

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I bought my LT about 15 months ago.... I played over 100 gigs last year plus any rehearsals on top of that. 

No problems with the built in expression.... working just fine, no sign of any issues. 

 

2 hours ago, theElevators said:

It is kind-of flimsy-looking, with that rubber adhesive surface. 

 

Are you referring to the built in expression? I don't find it flimsy at all. MAYBE it isn't as robust as the Helix Floor or a Mission external pedal, but it's certainly much more rugged than the typical expression pedal on the market. 

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Yeah, I'm just deliberating whether I should use an external one or the one built-in.  That's all I like to hear!  

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I have had my LT for 2 years now. I used to use the built in pedal, but at some point I had a hardware failure on the optical component reading the pedal position. Since then, I feel uneasy using it for heavy duty stuff, and I have relegated it to control the volume boost on my leads. I have an external wah pedal and an external expression pedal (Ernie Ball VP jr) that looks more sturdy to me. YMMV. 

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Two years with the Helix, no problem with the built-in pedal.

I've just played with the screw setup  'cause the pedal was too hard to manipulate for my taste and i didn't want too much strength (i knew the pedals matters)....

I didn't use it a lot for the wah ! ;)

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Guess that makes me one of the "unlucky few". My LT is currently in repair as the pedal has issues.

- it varies in "resistance" when moving and sometimes makes some noise as well

- the % response is inaccurate; only a slight variation may cause a huge increase/ decrease in the parameter it is controlling

I've owned the LT for little over a year and actually do not use the pedal very often. Just the occasional wah....

 

I'm hoping to get my repaired/ replaced unit back a.s.a.p. and will seriously consider buying an external pedal.

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I have 2 LT's. One of them for almost 2 years and the expression pedals have been fine, although I have made adjustments to them via the screw on the pedal. The foot switches are a little different story for me. I've had the bottom row (all switches) repaired by Line 6 warranty claim on the first LT a few months ago and already have 2 of them becoming intermittent again. They will need to be replaced soon. I'm glad to have a backup but I do wish that there was an upgrade to the foot switches o the LT. That's what I get for trying to have energy at a performance I guess? 

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