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  • The last I heard from L6 was that early orders are still on track for end of Sept.

    Nice. I hope so. :)
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  • Hi folks. A delivery update for you which was confirmed today. We have had a small delay with shipping. Regular stock will be arriving late October but we are air freighting in as many as we can. There will still be a delay but not as bad. We should get stock out to our dealers around the middle of October, hopefully sooner.

    We will be working with dealers to prioritise customer pre orders so those of you who have ordered hopefully won't be waiting too much longer. Just wanted to give it to you from the horses mouth as it were in case you thought a dealer was giving you the run around. They're not. It's our fault! Well, it's someone elses but we will take the blame. ;-)

    Peace and love and good happiness stuff.

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  • Drew_TNBDDrew_TNBD Frets: 22433
    Hi folks. A delivery update for you which was confirmed today. We have had a small delay with shipping. Regular stock will be arriving late October but we are air freighting in as many as we can. There will still be a delay but not as bad. We should get stock out to our dealers around the middle of October, hopefully sooner.

    We will be working with dealers to prioritise customer pre orders so those of you who have ordered hopefully won't be waiting too much longer. Just wanted to give it to you from the horses mouth as it were in case you thought a dealer was giving you the run around. They're not. It's our fault! Well, it's someone elses but we will take the blame. ;-)

    Peace and love and good happiness stuff.
    Can you prioritize me coz I have a big schlong?
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  • Is that mid October for the early pre-orders as well? @rossyamaha
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  • Thats the first batch we will be getting in. There might be enough to cover everyones pre orders but we may still be short of a couple. We're going to be as fair as we can possibly be with everyone (dealers that is) but there certainly won't be any free stock available until late Oct early Nov I would say.

    I can't promise everyone will get one. Just wanted to give you a heads up on the situation.

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  • Drew_fx said:
    Can you prioritize me coz I have a big schlong?
    That may not fall within the parameters when it comes to allocations. You never know though.

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  • guitargeek62guitargeek62 Frets: 2356
    edited September 2015

    Ah well, I'll be having a few weeks on my acoustic then till it arrives - looks like my amp's sold already! Thanks for the update though Ross.

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  • Drew_TNBDDrew_TNBD Frets: 22433
    hmmmm... one of them Fryette Power Stations could be cool to pair with the Helix.... *strokes chin*
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  • Drew_fx said:
    hmmmm... one of them Fryette Power Stations could be cool to pair with the Helix.... *strokes chin*
    Or just get a Matrix GM50 module and plumb it into a cab. Cheaper, lighter and one less thing to lug around.
    <space for hire>
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  • Drew_fx said:
    hmmmm... one of them Fryette Power Stations could be cool to pair with the Helix.... *strokes chin*
    Or just get a Matrix GM50 module and plumb it into a cab. Cheaper, lighter and one less thing to lug around.
    Or even a THR100H. ;-)

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  • John_AJohn_A Frets: 3475
    Drew_fx said:
    hmmmm... one of them Fryette Power Stations could be cool to pair with the Helix.... *strokes chin*

    Thinking the same, I wish more people would make such a thing, a JCA22h power section in a little box would be perfect, especially at Jet City prices
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  • Drew_TNBDDrew_TNBD Frets: 22433
    Drew_fx said:
    hmmmm... one of them Fryette Power Stations could be cool to pair with the Helix.... *strokes chin*
    Or just get a Matrix GM50 module and plumb it into a cab. Cheaper, lighter and one less thing to lug around.
    If I recall correctly didn't @ICBM have a bit of an issue with the tech specs of those GM50 modules?
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  • John_A;790556" said:
    Drew_fx said:

    hmmmm... one of them Fryette Power Stations could be cool to pair with the Helix.... *strokes chin*


















    Thinking the same, I wish more people would make such a thing, a JCA22h power section in a little box would be perfect, especially at Jet City prices
    It's already small and is line level... But apparently post master volume loop, so you'd need to control the output of the preamp I think?

    Perhaps @icbm can confirm.
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  • paul_backskinpaul_backskin Frets: 84
    edited September 2015
    Drew_fx;790431" said:
    hmmmm... one of them Fryette Power Stations could be cool to pair with the Helix.... *strokes chin*
    And said as much earlier in thread.

    That set up could be used for recording, rehearsals, into big or small cabs at gigs or rehearsals, and straight to desk. Do it all fx/amp rig that wouldnt be a pain in the arse to lug around, and would still have valve goodness and oomph.

    If only I had 1600 odd quid to spare instead of 15.
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  • Drew_TNBDDrew_TNBD Frets: 22433
    I agree Pull_backskin.
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  • Drew_fx said:
    hmmmm... one of them Fryette Power Stations could be cool to pair with the Helix.... *strokes chin*
    Or just get a Matrix GM50 module and plumb it into a cab. Cheaper, lighter and one less thing to lug around.
    Or even a THR100H. ;-)
    Seems a bit silly to pay for a modelling pre-amp in the THR100H you aren't ever going to use.

    Line 6/Yamaha should make a powered stereo cab for the Helix.
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  • sweepysweepy Frets: 3471
    edited September 2015
    When mine arrives, I'll hook it up to a pair of active wedge monitors, I think that might be the best compromise.
    Something like these



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  • John_AJohn_A Frets: 3475
    edited September 2015
    @rossyamaha I'd love to see a little line 6 power amp along the lines of the DT25 power section, maybe with the clever reconfiguring stuff built in and controlled by the Helix, if you could sort that out this week it would be appreciated ;)
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  • You should check out the Stagesource speakers. Essentially an FRFR dream rig.

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  • hugbothugbot Frets: 1527
    edited September 2015
    Would the stagesource speakers sound like an amp in the room though? I mean thats the benefit of running your own power amp plus guitar cab, modelling is good but it's hard to model the way it feels standing in front of a 4x12. I worry that a more FRFR solution might end up sounding more like amp-miked-up-over-monitors.
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  • hugbot said:
    Would the stagesource speakers sound like an amp in the room though? I mean thats the benefit of running your own power amp plus guitar cab, modelling is good but it's hard to model the way it feels standing in front of a 4x12. I worry that a more FRFR solution might end up sounding more like amp-miked-up-over-monitors.
    Total honesty, I've never tried it. Having spoke to our product manager who is a vintage Marshall/ Vox nut, after doing a days worth of comparing his collection with a Firehawk and an L3t, he said the difference was tiny. The only thing he picked up on was the Firehawk wasn't as unpredictable as his old Marshalls. Remember, that was Firehawk, not Helix. I guess it's something to try. We'll be pushing for this set up in stores so hopefully you'll be able to try it like that and make an educated decision.

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  • John_AJohn_A Frets: 3475
    edited September 2015
    ^^ That's been my experience, I much prefer the feel of a 'prober' cab on stage, at the minute I'm running my preamp into the FX return of a JCA22H and like the on stage sound, plus I have a load of cabs and don't really want to ditch them as in the event of a technology failure I have the backup plan of returning to a regular amp setup.

    I've heard loads of Axefx setups through FRFR and I'm not convinced it's for me

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  • PwaloPwalo Frets: 101
    hugbot said:
    Would the stagesource speakers sound like an amp in the room though? I mean thats the benefit of running your own power amp plus guitar cab, modelling is good but it's hard to model the way it feels standing in front of a 4x12. I worry that a more FRFR solution might end up sounding more like amp-miked-up-over-monitors.
    Total honesty, I've never tried it. Having spoke to our product manager who is a vintage Marshall/ Vox nut, after doing a days worth of comparing his collection with a Firehawk and an L3t, he said the difference was tiny. The only thing he picked up on was the Firehawk wasn't as unpredictable as his old Marshalls. Remember, that was Firehawk, not Helix. I guess it's something to try. We'll be pushing for this set up in stores so hopefully you'll be able to try it like that and make an educated decision.

    Ross, enlighten me on an l3t? I've got a Firehawk so my interest is now piqued.
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  • @Pwalo it's essentially a PA speaker but a very clever one. You have a number of I/O options but the DSP and sensors are where it gets clever. It will "know" if it's being used upright or as a monitor and adjust the eq accordingly. You also have options to use it like a full range speaker, guitar amp as well as a few other things. It's really very clever. There is an advantage to having the Helix or the HD500x as they work with the L6 link so can even cleverer.

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  • PwaloPwalo Frets: 101
    @Pwalo it's essentially a PA speaker but a very clever one. You have a number of I/O options but the DSP and sensors are where it gets clever. It will "know" if it's being used upright or as a monitor and adjust the eq accordingly. You also have options to use it like a full range speaker, guitar amp as well as a few other things. It's really very clever. There is an advantage to having the Helix or the HD500x as they work with the L6 link so can even cleverer.

    @rossyamaha. Thanks for that Ross.. Not seen or heard of one. I'll see if I can demo one somewhere - looks like what I've after.
    Thanks.

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  • hugbot said:
    Would the stagesource speakers sound like an amp in the room though? I mean thats the benefit of running your own power amp plus guitar cab, modelling is good but it's hard to model the way it feels standing in front of a 4x12. I worry that a more FRFR solution might end up sounding more like amp-miked-up-over-monitors.
    The problem you have is that the models are basically from recorded tones, so you aren't necessarily going to get that amp in the room sound. What you will get is the clear tones of the Helix without being coloured by an amp or specific cabinet. Only you can decide if that tone is good enough for you. I would suggest getting yourself down to a shop that has the Stagesource and a Helix once they are on general sale and trying it out for yourself.
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  • sweepysweepy Frets: 3471
    Surely to amplify the Helix you need to "Re-Produce" and not "Produce" the sound from the unit, so active PA cabs are obviously the way forward 
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  • Yes, you need FRFR speakers. Better active than passive. That´s the best way to amplify a modeler like the Helix. If you´re interested, take a look at my signature. 
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  • Paul_CPaul_C Frets: 5545
    Total honesty, I've never tried it.
     
    like shooting fish in a barrel. . . ;)
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