Frequently Asked Questions
What's this all about anyway?
What is this website for?
Fluid Solo is an easy-to-use site for sharing patches used in the Line 6 Helix family, as well as the Pod Go. The HX Effects device is currently not supported.
What about customtone.com?
Lots of love for customtone.com! I have spent many hours poring through the patches on that site, for many years over several generations of Line 6© devices. As cool as customtone.com is, I wanted a deeper level of functionality so I created this site in the hopes that other will also find it useful.
OK, what is better about this site?
Some cool features you may appreciate:
- When you upload a patch, the site discovers the "blocks" that make up the patch, and this is done for you automatically. To upload a patch, you only supply a few details. This enables you to quickly see the effects that make up a patch and you can "deep search" for patches with specific effects.
- Patches are categorized by Performance Type, such as direct, 4 cable method, front of amp, etc.
- Your patch information can contain a Youtube and/or Soundcloud link, and they'll be embedded directly into the "view a patch" page.
- You have the ability to upvote a patch, and patches can be sorted by upvotes or by number of downloads.
- You can view details on each effect/amp/cabinet that's available in Helix, and get a description of the details, plus patches that contain that particular effect.
- Browse all Helix models and effects by category.
- Both patches and individual effects have comments enabled.
- Your profile page allows you to upload a picture and details about yourself.
But I use HX Effects (or some other unsupported device) - Why do you hate me?
More devices will come in due time. Once you're logged in, use the contact form and give your opinions on what should come next.
Is there a fee to use Fluid Solo?
Fluid Solo is free to use. No charge! There may be ways to support this site in the future, but nothing at this point.
Are you affiliated with Line 6©?
Fluid Solo is not endorsed or affiliated by Line 6©.