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Old 09-23-2017, 02:38 PM
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I wonder if the Helix "colors" the sound of an acoustic guitar. Has anyone tried the acoustic guitar direct to the PA via DI and via the Helix?


I donít notice any coloration going straight through.
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Old 09-27-2017, 01:30 PM
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I've seen used as low as $1,000. Sometimes $1100 with the Helix bag.


Yes. I saw one go on Reverb last week for $1100, with gig bag AND expression pedal. I wanted to pull the trigger but didn't have the cash yet.

But I was patient, and got a Helix Floor off of CL for $950 + shipping and Paypal fees. $1015 total. Now I'll get that Novation keyboard gig bag for $60 and I'll be set!
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Old 10-06-2017, 12:09 PM
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Had my Helix for a week now... no regrets. It is a bit tedious to learn, but still WAY easier than anything else like it (like the PODs, headrush, Axe, etc).
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Suggestion -- Patch/Snapshot/Setlist editing is a breeze through the Helix software. Connect the unit to your computer via USB and fire up the app. Drag n drop effects, slider controls for adjustments, quick saves.

Editing on the machine is pretty easy, but doing it via computer is true child's play!
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Old 10-16-2017, 11:10 PM
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Helix is amazing for Acoustic. I play my Taylor and McPherson as well as a PRS with piezo pickup through it. Iíve run the gamut of different eqS, para eq, and multiple others and I can get great acoustic tones with or without IRís with relative ease.
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Old 10-17-2017, 04:54 AM
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rschultz brought his Helix over this past weekend and I was blown away!

We tried two of my acoustic guitars through it and they both sounded great with very minimal tweaking. If I remember correctly we had on a studio preamp, a reverb and a compressor.

I sure wish there was a smaller version of this. I only play acoustic so I'd be paying for a lot that I might not ever use. But I sure loved what I heard!

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Old 10-17-2017, 05:03 AM
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Suggestion -- Patch/Snapshot/Setlist editing is a breeze through the Helix software. Connect the unit to your computer via USB and fire up the app. Drag n drop effects, slider controls for adjustments, quick saves.

Editing on the machine is pretty easy, but doing it via computer is true child's play!
I never figured out what the Snaphot is for. I see the little camera often with a 1 on it. How is snapshot used?
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Old 10-18-2017, 01:11 AM
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Do you need a DI after the Helix if you go through the Helix with your acoustic?
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Old 10-18-2017, 08:01 AM
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Do you need a DI after the Helix if you go through the Helix with your acoustic?
The Helix has a pair of XLR's (DI) outputs and a pair of 1/4" outputs. Either works. I run the 1/4" jacks to my stereo (or combo amp) at home for practicing, and I use the XLR(s) to plug into the sound system at church.
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I never figured out what the Snaphot is for. I see the little camera often with a 1 on it. How is snapshot used?
Snapshots are a way to customize your current virtual signal chain. For example if you had a chain of pedals, like a flanger then a chorus and then a distortion and then another effect, etc... snapshot one could be chorus and distortion on, snapshot two could be Flanger and boosted distortion, 3 could be another variation, etc.
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Snapshots are a way to customize your current virtual signal chain. For example if you had a chain of pedals, like a flanger then a chorus and then a distortion and then another effect, etc... snapshot one could be chorus and distortion on, snapshot two could be Flanger and boosted distortion, 3 could be another variation, etc.

Saw a couple of Youtube videos showing up now. Looks like you have to turn on a global setting to get some of the foot switches to activate the snapshots. Haven't tried that as I've got several patches setup with many effects. I couldn't figure out where to change the snapshots.
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Old 10-28-2017, 04:55 PM
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Had Helix now for a month. I’ve setup a handful of presets, and played both acoustic and electric live. Just awesome. I should have done this years ago. No regrets. And with all the pedals I’ve sold I’m about $1000 ahead. Wo hoo. Lovin’ my Helix!
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Just checking in, still love my Helix. The couple of acoustic patches Iíve created sound great... both single and dual source guitars. The possibilities are endless. EQ, compression, Reverb, modulation, different routings, IRs,... it goes on and on and on!
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Just checking in, still love my Helix. The couple of acoustic patches Iíve created sound great... both single and dual source guitars. The possibilities are endless. EQ, compression, Reverb, modulation, different routings, IRs,... it goes on and on and on!

I haven't tried it yet, but the last upgrade apparently has a bass amp that was created in collaboration with Billy Sheehan. I did try that new doubler effect, it's fantastic. Plus the new Marshall Amps.

One thing I want to try setting up: Create a switchable path where a looper is at the start of the junction, then add a pitch shift to the expression pedaling place after the looper. Record a loop, then switch the path to solo over it. What I'm hoping that would do is allow me to change the pitch of the loop while maintaining the sound of my guitar.
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