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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.

KWB (Benadrian Kowloon Walled Bunny Distortion)

KWB, the Helix model of a Benadrian Kowloon Walled Bunny Distortion

Recorded using a Les Paul with Burstbucker pickups into a Twin Reverb model with the normal input. The overdrive pedal and amp are set at default settings. A touch of reverb added for depth.

Back in the late 90's, Russell Hall of Pound, WI (now of United Sons of Toil) introduced me to the Ross Distortion pedal. Soon thereafter, I found out that the Ross Distortion, the DOD Overdrive 250, and the MXR Distortion + were all essentially the same circuit. They all had aspects about them which I enjoyed, but they also had aspects that I found displeasing. I got it into my head to someday make my ultimate version.

In 2007 I found myself with Scott Evans and his three Distortion + pedals. He liked one unit much more than the other two. After diagnosis, we found that a clipping diode was broken in the pedal that he preferred. That inspired me to create the ultimate circuit for both Scott and me. I used big coupling caps to let through the low end that Scott uses in his band Kowloon Walled City. I used the chip that I liked. I put the diodes on sockets so the user can voice their own clipping. Most importantly, I added the Clip knob to adjust the amount of "broken-ness" of one of the clipping diodes. The result is the Kowloon Walled Bunny; an elegant take on the standard rock distortion.
(source: benadrian.com)

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Home 1

This is my default preset for my 6 String guitars these days. Litigator handling Clean and mid-gain, and Badonk handling mid gain to high gain. 4 Snaps -- Litigator Clean, Litigator Drive, Badonk Green, and Badonk Red. FS2 activates a faux Organ sound (sounds great with snapshot 2), Stomps sprinkled in for compression, Fuzz, and time-based effects.

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  • Member: Alex Kenivel
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    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


Matchless w/ KWB & Chorus

Amazing airy and crunchy sound with Rochester Comp > KWB (mid gain) > Matchless 2nd Channel > Trinity Chorus (Stereo) > 63 Spring > Vintage Digital Delay (Stereo).Super quiet preset with gate.Cleans up really well.

  • 👇 Downloads: 583
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  • Member: Mathieucote
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


Downtown Fullerton

Try this tone with a strat, and roll back on your volume just a bit. Sounds nice.

  • 👇 Downloads: 493
  • 🤘 Upvotes: 2
  • Member: Jorge
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


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Description Member 👇 Downloads 🤘 Upvotes
Home 1 Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) This is my default preset for my 6 String guitars these days. Litigator handling Clean and mid-gain, and Badonk handling mid gain to high gain. 4 Snaps -- Litigator Clean, Litigator Drive, Badonk Green, and Badonk Red. FS2 activates a faux Organ sound (sounds great with snapshot 2), Stomps sprinkle… Alex Kenivel 206 2
Matchless w/ KWB & Chorus Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) Amazing airy and crunchy sound with Rochester Comp > KWB (mid gain) > Matchless 2nd Channel > Trinity Chorus (Stereo) > 63 Spring > Vintage Digital Delay (Stereo).Super quiet preset with gate.Cleans up really well. Mathieucote 583 2
Downtown Fullerton Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) Try this tone with a strat, and roll back on your volume just a bit. Sounds nice. Jorge 493 2
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