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I have a Helix Rack and have two expression pedals connected. One is volume and and I would like to globally set the other to act as a mild bigsby type whammy bar effect for use with my tunomatic tail less paul. Can anyone please teach me how to do that ? Thank you in advance for your help.

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On 10/27/2020 at 10:08 PM, dnlncfrd said:

I have a Helix Rack and have two expression pedals connected. One is volume and and I would like to globally set the other to act as a mild bigsby type whammy bar effect for use with my tunomatic tail less paul. Can anyone please teach me how to do that ? Thank you in advance for your help.

 

On 3/11/2021 at 1:53 AM, Horseflesh said:

Did you ever figure this out? I was just looking around for the same thing... I want to try some surf rock pitch bending. Not sure the expression pedal would be suitable but hopefully someone figured it out.

 

 

Resurrected an old thread here. Ah well, reduce, reuse, recycle. I can't necessarily tell you how to get a Bigsby whammy sound specifically but as far as getting you into the ballpark select either the 'Pitch Wham' or the new 'Poly Wham' block from the Pitch/Synth effects category and set to taste. The 'Toe Shift' and/or 'Heel Shift' is most likely the settings you will put the most focus on. The expression pedal assignment, at least on the Helix Floor will default to EXP 1 but you can change that assignment to whichever input you have your expression pedal on. 

 

Regarding setting it to global as the OP's topic title requests, set Global Settings --> 'EXP Pedals' --> 'EXP * Pedal Position' = "Global" on whichever EXP input your expression pedal is connected to.

 

Btw, if you don't have a toe switch available to engage your expression pedal see the video below for how to auto-engage an expression pedal on the Helix. The video is for a Wah block but the same principles apply. The key to this is going to the 'Bypass Assign' screen and setting the 'Switch' parameter to the input for your expression pedal, e.g. 'EXP Pedal 1' rather than the toe switch.  This will provide you with the additional fields necessary to set up the auto-engage.

 

Line 6 Helix Wah settings TIPS and TRICKS. - YouTube

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