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Helix currently supports 72 amplifier models, 194 effects, 37 speaker cab models, and 16 microphones. On top of all that you also have the ability to load Impulse Responses (IRs) that you can grab from free or paid sources. Go have fun.

Interstate Zed (Dr Z® Route 66)

Interstate Zed, the Helix model of a Dr Z® Route 66

Recorded using a Stratocaster with Seymour Duncan SSL-1 neck pickup. Default amp and cab settings, spring reverb added.

The Route 66 is an all original Dr. Z design based on the incredible KT-66 tube originally built by Genelex. This tube generates the “Milkshake Thick” tones, as heard on John Mayall’s “Bluesbreaker” album featuring Eric Clapton (the “Beano Album” as it is known to many).

This is not a duplicate of the Marshall JTM-45, but completely original spin with new tonal end results. The Route 66 has an EF-86 front-end. For those not familiar with this tube, it is a 9 pin pentode that offers incredible gain and input dynamics. It is normally used in high-end stereos, most often for its accurate transfer of input signal, balance, and headroom.

The Route 66 features a deceptively simple tone stack, consisting of Volume, Bass, and Treble, which feeds a non-negative feedback Phase Inverter, for true harmonic content and full output tube dynamics. It has a 5U4 Tube Rectifier to complete the round enveloped tone. The amp has piano-like clarity with endless sustain, even at low volumes. Its 32 watts truly sing when driven hard in a focused, thick distortion, with the tightest bass response you’ve ever heard.

Description source: Dr Z Amps


Jason Sadites Dr. Z66

As featured on Jason Sadites' Youtube channel (link below), here is a patch of the Interstate Zed amp and cab. 

Youtube
  • 👇 Downloads: 152
  • 🤘 Upvotes: 1
  • Member: Danemiles
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


Run to you

Brian Adams Run to you

Youtube
  • 👇 Downloads: 55
  • 🤘 Upvotes: 1
  • Member: Madguitar78
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


Cinematic Inspired Dark Tone

I used this tone in our mid-march Podcast where we played around with tones that make us think of darkness. grade43.com The episode isn't live as of the publishing of this link but check back soon - it's episode 2.

Soundcloud
  • 👇 Downloads: 55
  • 🤘 Upvotes: 0
  • Member: Kalimar
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


Patch Performance
Type
Description Member 👇 Downloads 🤘 Upvotes
Jason Sadites Dr. Z66
Youtube
Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) As featured on Jason Sadites' Youtube channel (link below), here is a patch of the Interstate Zed amp and cab.  Danemiles 152 1
Run to you
Youtube
Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) Brian Adams Run to you Madguitar78 55 1
Cinematic Inspired Dark Tone
Soundcloud
Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) I used this tone in our mid-march Podcast where we played around with tones that make us think of darkness. grade43.com The episode isn't live as of the publishing of this link but check back soon - it's episode 2. Kalimar 55 0
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