Line 6 Helix HX Effect

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Line 6 Helix HX Effect

Post by nismofreakish » Thu May 03, 2018 12:52 pm

Hi guys,

Has anybody bought this unit yet?

Since I love my Roadster, I don't want or need an Helix or Helix LT. The Helix HX Effects looks like a dream on paper since I just want to add nice effects on my clean and lead. However, the reviews aren't all that good... I read about tone sucking (I know the unit can be bypassed, but I need a preset where nothing is added to my pure Roadster Modern rhythm tone), which is a big NO-GO for me and it has to be able to switch my 4 channels as well.

Any input?
thanks a lot!
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Re: Line 6 Helix HX Effect

Post by woodbutcher65 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:42 am

If you're thinking of a Helix, get a Fractal instead.

An older Fractal unit will sound better than the latest Helix.

The Helix is a LineSux product. That should give you a clue. Play it for a while and your suspicions will be confirmed. It's not that good compared to any Fractal unit you can find, new or used.

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Re: Line 6 Helix HX Effect

Post by elvis » Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:54 pm

I have had both the FX8 and have an HX Effects now. I really like the HX Effects. For the $ prefer the HX.

Totally inappropriate to bash Line 6. They are a lot of bang for the buck, and the G series wireless and Variax are really great products, as is the Helix.
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Re: Line 6 Helix HX Effect

Post by BMW-KTM » Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:37 am

Bad furniture making aside, there's nothing wrong with the Helix line.
Surprisingly good sounds that almost make you forget it's all digital.

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