The Official Line 6 Helix Thread

Discussion in 'Amp Modeling' started by AllTheSound, Oct 23, 2017.

  1. frankv

    frankv What Are You Waiting For? Double Platinum Supporter V.I.P. Member

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    Yep, and the best thing about it is there are always new firmware updates coming out that keep you interested and excited. In tube world it would be like.... I gotta "ROLL TUBES"... or "Whats better, EL34s or KT88s" all the while none of that really made a kill of beans difference anyway. Been there, done that.

    And lets not get started on all the attenuators I had pass through my hands..
     
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  2. matthew bear

    matthew bear Senior Member

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    I have both, and I like them both quite a lot :D I've been meaning to set up a rig using helix effects being routed to both the front of the KPA and the loop of the KPA via one of the loops on the helix. you may have a pretty bad ass rig using both, but the Helix hold it's own quite well as an all in one.
     
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    StingyCH The Bearded guy from Heidi land..

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    Thanks man, that's exactly what I wanted to hear :D Do you know if there's any chance to use its midi as a controller for the KPA too?
     
  4. matthew bear

    matthew bear Senior Member

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    yes you can, I have to find the video for it. let me see what I can find.

    The helix channel on you tube had a video on it, but I can't seem to find it...he's made 15 million helix videos, and he has a kemper channel too (toaster tones tv)...I don't know what the hell he did with it :laugh2: that's not much help, other than to say I have seen it done :dunno:
     
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  5. StingyCH

    StingyCH The Bearded guy from Heidi land..

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    Mike Zaite - Dr Z - on amp modelling and the future:

     
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  7. StingyCH

    StingyCH The Bearded guy from Heidi land..

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    Arrived! Currently unboxed and I'm updating it to 2.50 FW. I have my main guitar by the luthier until Wednesday, so I'm just waiting to test it properly, patiently like a Shaolin monk :D

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    Pop1655 Premium Member

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    I think LT's look so cool. They have such a clean, classy look to em. I like my floor, but I much prefer the look of the LT case and it's overall appearance. Much richer looking.
     
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  9. saks

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    I like the way the LT displays the stomps on the screen. Hopefully we'll get that on the floor someday but I won't hold my breath.
     
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    CaptainT Senior Member

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    It´s funny. The USB Stick wasn´t at the same position as yours @StingyCH . Mine was in the plastic bag along with the other stuff. The whole box was still sealed and not breached.

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    Maybe the guy who packed mine was lazy:)

    I just sold my Wahcko Wah and only one pedal is left now, but already for sale. The only analog thing left is my amp, but I´ll keep this one for now, because it sounds awesome with the Helix:)

    The 2 new Helix 2.50 amps are my favorite of the bunch right now, I really dig them a lot. The Placater replaced my Plexi models in all my other patches:)

    Cheers from Germany,

    Thorsten
     
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    Just did my update to 2.50! Thanks for the new reverbs! I have been struggling with the right reverb for my Marshall and Dr. Z patches., and the Ganymede reverb works perfect for me! Anyone know where this reverb originates from? I have been so happy with the Helix Floor!
     
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  12. StingyCH

    StingyCH The Bearded guy from Heidi land..

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    Maybe yours was packed on Friday at 18:00 :lol: @CaptainT

    I really dig the Helix, some of the amps are incredible :acoustic: the effects are wonderful compared to my KPA. Did you try some Glenn DeLaune patches? Some are out of this world :bowdown and totally worth the price
     
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    GDs Packs are great, I bought his High Gain Amps and one Artist Pack:)
     
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    Looking at your LT opening pics reminds me of the excitement of opening mine when it arrived in the fancy boxes! This is one of the best gear purchases I have made (so far)
     
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  15. Rocco Crocco

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    Ever since the update that brought us the Litigator and the Mark IV, all the new amp models are super easy to dial in. I can't get the Placator (Placator is the Line 6 name for the Friedman BE100 model, for those that don't have a Helix) to sound bad. The low end thump on that model is insane, and it is what has been missing on most of the Marshall models in Helix.
     
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    I’m still spending most of my time with the Lonestar model, but the Friedman is insane as well.
    I think they’re the best two models in the Helix, but there’s not many (if any) that I don’t get along with.

    I played for about 3 hours tonight and could’ve easily played for another 3 if I didn’t have other things to tend to.
    The Helix is just such an inspiring piece of gear, I’m still having a hard time believing it.
     
  17. MusicLaw

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    Line 6 is running a 30% off sale through the end of the month on all their software and model packs. This includes Helix Native! The Discount Code is sale30.
     
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  18. Rocco Crocco

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    I just bought Native today because of the sale. I own Helix floor, so I got the big discount PLUS the 30% off... Native cost me $70.:h5:
     
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    I'm digging the Placater model a ton! Meaty meat tone!
     
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  20. MusicLaw

    MusicLaw Senior Member

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    Early Monday morning, Line 6's Senior Director of Operations, Frank Ritchotte, posted the encompassing following post:
    Direct URL: Line6 Helix
     
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