TIL (today I learned)

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  1. Rhust

    Rhust Senior Member

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    so, I am constantly finding more and more uses in the helix...

    today I was watching some youtube videos about creating tones... and I rean across the line6 support youtube channel...

    watch this:


    the thing I didn't know, you will notice early on... there are variax selections in the unit, without having a variax guitar! that may not come as a surprise to anyone except me... but that's a cool feature.. I have 1 guitar I can split a humbucker down to a single, my charvel, but the option to get a semblance of single coil sound from another guitar is cool! just thought I'd share...

    what have you been surprised by in your features?
     
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    tzd Senior Member

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    That is not true. Making Variax settings will not magically turn your non-Variax guitar into what it is not.
     
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    Wow....I watched a couple of those and learned a bit myself!! While I am not real big into copping other players' tones, some of the settings used cleared a few things up. I dig that the Helix is a tool you can constantly change and learn. Makes playing exciting!!!
     
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    I think that's where I got confused, they made it sound like if you have a non-variax the variax setting could take the place...
    I didn't get a chance to try it to see if it worked.

    mmd - it's constantly making me think about new possibilities! hell, I never considered running a stereo rig (wet/dry wet/dry/wet with conventional tube amps.
     
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    HAHAHA, be glad you never did. I did a wet/dry rig with my S120 and gigged with it....ugh, what a nightmare, lol!!! It is MUCH easier in the Helix!!!
     
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    can't even imagine!

    on the helix it was easy, and the results were astonishing! I ran it wet/dry live and got a lot of compliments on how well everything sounded... we run a very small band at church... some churches have 9-10+ people in the band... we have 3-4.. acoustic/singer, me, a cajon or small drum kit, and a trumpet(former jazz musician)... we usually don't even have a bass, so I end up helping round out the bottom and rhythm (suits me fine), with the wet(clean)/dry(slight breakup) the sound was huge to the audience, that was what I wanted. I wanted it to feel bigger for them, and it did :)
     
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    Awesome! That's what it's all about!
     
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    cybermgk Singin' the body lectric Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Why in the piss has youtube shadow banned that video (why it has to be watched in youtube, why you can't actually like or dislike). What offensive thing is in a Helix how to vid?
     
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    I think Line 6 did that. you can't comment on it, or anything... too many internet trolls is my guess
     
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    cybermgk Singin' the body lectric Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    I don't think Line 6 can make it only be watched on youtube, and not embedded, that is all YT.
     
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    considering I've only seen that on big corporate YT vids, I'm willing to bet it's something the premium corporate channels pay for.. while the rest of us use YT free
     

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