Gear Aquisition Syndrome is a serious disorder.... FX etc

Moderators: Slowy, Capt. Black

BY null_pointer
#793132
I'm back on the bus again too. Sounds amazing for bass, last session I just used the IncuBass preset with a fuzz pedal, really happy with the tone. Jason Sadites on YooToob has some great tutorials on setting up patches (chains, where to put eq, how to get sag etc) that bring out the more realistic 'in the room' tone (especially when compared to the stock guitar patches) - well worth checking out.
User avatar
BY jaxman16
#793139
I'm thinking about getting one of these for live use, would be easy for changing between high gain tones and clean tones as currently my 5150 isn't good for that. Plus it's heavy af to carry around to every practice/gig hahaha. Does anyone here use their Helix live? And can advise me how to use it with a cabinet and which power amp they use/how it's set up? Thanks very much in advance, you legends!
User avatar
BY StratMatt
#793150
null_pointer wrote:I'm back on the bus again too. Sounds amazing for bass, last session I just used the IncuBass preset with a fuzz pedal, really happy with the tone. Jason Sadites on YooToob has some great tutorials on setting up patches (chains, where to put eq, how to get sag etc) that bring out the more realistic 'in the room' tone (especially when compared to the stock guitar patches) - well worth checking out.


Did you ever go back to try the Powercab again or was it just a bit meh?
User avatar
BY Lawrence
#793248
StratMatt wrote:
Did you ever go back to try the Powercab again or was it just a bit meh?


Im loving mine...mainly using the speaker emulation at the moment. I might use the FRFR function for some stuff but being able to swap the speaker in a cab on demand is pretty cool. I was comfortable with the L3M as an frfr but the Power cab is definitely more like having an amp - taking the mic and monitoring out of the chain does seem to make it feel more immediate.
User avatar
BY sirvill
#794193
Rolled the Helix out for the first gig on bass last night... performed flawlessly. Went direct to board from the XLR out using inbuilt 8x10 cab sim.


Big bass gear sell-off incoming!
User avatar
BY GrantB
#804179
https://line6.com/hx-stomp/

Interested. Kill off my M9 and M13...and have amp backup or DI options.
User avatar
BY jeremyb
#804180
GrantB wrote:https://line6.com/hx-stomp/

Interested. Kill off my M9 and M13...and have amp backup or DI options.


$599 USD tho' :rofl:
User avatar
BY Terexgeek
#804183
GrantB wrote:https://line6.com/hx-stomp/

Interested. Kill off my M9 and M13...and have amp backup or DI options.

I bet it sounds great, I am concerned that it doesn't have the intuitive "just adjust on the fly" factor of the M9 or M13. As soon as you start simplifying the interface with less dedicated buttons, it makes it more complex to use and tweak under pressure.
User avatar
BY MattAnt
#804184
Very tempted to put on the end of my board as a practice/recording/direct option... Wouldn't want to use it as an all in one unless you had a midi controller for it, but as just an amp on the end of your board...
User avatar
BY GrantB
#804185
Terexgeek wrote:
GrantB wrote:https://line6.com/hx-stomp/

Interested. Kill off my M9 and M13...and have amp backup or DI options.

I bet it sounds great, I am concerned that it doesn't have the intuitive "just adjust on the fly" factor of the M9 or M13. As soon as you start simplifying the interface with less dedicated buttons, it makes it more complex to use and tweak under pressure.


Me too. I need to have a go with one. Waiting for the RS to get stock. Price is the same as the larger one...which seems strange.
User avatar
BY olegmcnoleg
#804186
GrantB wrote:https://line6.com/hx-stomp/

Interested. Kill off my M9 and M13...and have amp backup or DI options.


Yes, I saw this and am interested too. I was hoping to get one before I headed back from the USA on my last trip (last week), but they were not available yet. There is a current Helix effects only unit which is bigger, supports longer effects chains and is probably easier to use live, but it does not do amps (though it does IRs). Hopefully, I'll be headed back there soon.
BY xCaptainx
#804197
100% keen on getting this. All about the tiny form factor as of late (hence the GE200) and I've always felt more comfortable with M series of effects. Never went onto Helix as again, form factor was priority #1 from then on in and tbh the axe fx 2 user interface turned me off digital stuff for a long, long time :lol:
  • 1
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
  • 31