I have become very used to loading up on effects in my signal chain. I always start with a compressor first, and making sure I have reverb and delay at the end of the chain. These effects are, for the most part, always "on". Yesterday and today I was messing around with "just an amp" in the chain. I did add distortion/overdrive onto some amps, and hi and low cut EQ is necessary on the Helix, but nothing else other than that. It amazed me how much nuance in the tone is present with no effects in the chain. All the Marshalls and the Soldano are just jumping out of the speakers! The "Line 6 Epic" amp model (easily my favorite hi gain amp in Helix) is just crushing! I am going to use these new presets at rehearsal with the band to see how they sit in a live mix, but at home they are fun as hell.