I just struck a deal with a local guy to buy his Helix. He's had it for about 7 months and says the remainder of the warranty is transferable, which is good. Non smoker, never gigged, etc, etc. The photos are good and the unit looks pristine. It's a long weekend here in BC and he's busy for the day, but I'll be picking it up tomorrow around dinner time. I'm pretty darned excited about it. I've messed around with some modelling stuff before, most notably with my Fender Cybertwin SE. The Cybertwin is pretty in depth with tons of deep diving required, which put me off a bit, but it's still got some great sounds in it if you have the patience to find them. The technology is outdated too, when it comes to the new breed of modellers. I'm hoping I get along with the Helix much better. This was an impulse buy, even though I've been interested for a while, so I'm not sure exactly how I'll incorporate it yet. I have no frfr monitors, so it'll have to be through my amp and cab for now. What's my best bet here? Should I use it in the effects loop of my amp, or out in front? Also, for anyone that's using it through your existing rigs, is it more likely to sound good through a SS, tube, or hybrid type of amp? I realize much of it would be personal preference, but I'm wondering if the Helix "likes" one type vs the others. I have a BOSS Katana (SS), a couple Marshalls (tube, low wattage), and the Cybertwin (hybrid). I guess I have to start looking into and saving for frfr monitors now. I'd also love some suggestions their as well. I'm a strictly home player, but I'm not limited to low volume playing. Right now I use a Mesa 212 vertical slant cab with V30s, with a variety of amps, and I really dig the fullness and bottom end of the 212. Long winded, I know, but I'm thankful to finally be able to jump into the fray here in the modelling section, and I appreciate any input you experienced modellers can throw a newbies way. Cheers!