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Just wondering what you guys think about the JCM 800 model on the Helix. Does anyone use it or like it much? I dont think it sounds anything like an 800.

Also, I like to put an OD in front of real 800s and no matter what OD I use on the Helix, its not good.  

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I love both the plain 2204 and the Line 6 Mod. They're by far my most used models for anything in the ballpark of typical rock riff/lead sounds. And I think they work extremely well with almost every drive pedal.

Personally, I don't care whether they sound like an original JCM 800, even if I owned one for a good while (don't exactly remember how similar - or not similar, for the matter - it was), I just like them a lot.

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18 minutes ago, dacop13 said:

Just wondering what you guys think about the JCM 800 model on the Helix. Does anyone use it or like it much? I dont think it sounds anything like an 800.

Also, I like to put an OD in front of real 800s and no matter what OD I use on the Helix, its not good.  

Try the Placater, for me its a more advanced 800ish type feel/sound.  Also cab/IR choice makes a huge difference.  

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If you're comparing the sound of the Helix version played through an XYZ playback system to the sound of the real thing that you played through a JCM half-stack for years.....

I've never had that pleasure, nor do I have your ears.

Played through my PC112+ and FRFR112 with a good IR it sounds great and I use it a lot.

Recorded, it sounds like the kind of R'n'R that people I like make with Marshalls. To me. 

Of course, I always thought that Jimmy Page used a Marshall in the studio, so what do I know?

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"Of course, I always thought that Jimmy Page used a Marshall in the studio, so what do I know?"

 

LOL...yeah, I thought the same thing also.

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At least for the tone in this video, it's absurdly close to a real one :)

 

 

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39 minutes ago, qwerty42 said:

At least for the tone in this video, it's absurdly close to a real one :)

 

Yeah, I remember watching this before. It's really damn close.

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On 7/15/2020 at 8:24 AM, dacop13 said:

Just wondering what you guys think about the JCM 800 model on the Helix. Does anyone use it or like it much? I dont think it sounds anything like an 800.

Also, I like to put an OD in front of real 800s and no matter what OD I use on the Helix, its not good.  

I like Setting the amp at 5.0 and drive at 4.0, then I live Channel vol at what it is and everything else stock, then I pop A TS-9 Modal with settings set like: 0, 10, 10.

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It's one of my favorite amps in Helix...

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