Browse Helix Models and Effects

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.

Minotaur (Klonยฎ Centaur)

Minotaur, the Helix model of a Klonยฎ Centaur

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.

The Klon Centaur is a guitar overdrive pedal developed by Bill Finnegan between 1990 and 1994. The pedals were made manually by Finnegan. The Centaur is characterized as a "transparent" overdrive, meaning it adds gain to the signal without significantly altering the tone of the guitar.

Depending on the settings of the control knobs, the pedal can act mostly as a clean boost, adding mostly volume and minimal coloring to the sound. This can be used to drive the input valve stage of the amplifier to use the characteristic distortion sound of an overdriven guitar amp. Alternatively (or additionally) the controls can be set to distort the sound signal in the pedal, where two germanium diodes can perform waveform clipping (see clipping (audio)). The "gain" knob is a double potentiometer (a "dual-ganged gain pot"), which controls bass and middle frequencies. Other knobs are treble and volume.

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Litigate

All Litigator, all the time. 3 snapshots - clean, slightly dirtier with delay, and a higher gain tone. Uses the Allure IR Pack, which is available for free from Line 6, Google it.

  • ๐Ÿ‘‡ Downloads: 973
  • ๐Ÿค˜ Upvotes: 12
  • Member: Jorge
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


Vicky Blues

This is a Pod Go patch that is based off a popular blues patch I have for the Helix. It's great for high-flying electric blues.

Soundcloud
  • ๐Ÿ‘‡ Downloads: 606
  • ๐Ÿค˜ Upvotes: 10
  • Member: Jorge
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


Rockerverb

New for Helix 3.1, the Rockerveb is a very cool and versatile amp for rock n roll. Try this tone in place of a Marshall for a crunchier, fatter tone.

Youtube
  • ๐Ÿ‘‡ Downloads: 632
  • ๐Ÿค˜ Upvotes: 7
  • Member: Jorge
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


Mike Ness Tone

This is the HX Stomp version of this tone - there's also a version for the Helix available here by selecting the Helix as your device. This is a very good approximation of Mike Ness's Tone on the Social Distortion albums. The recipe is iconic - a dirt pedal into a Bassman head, then into Marshall cabinets. The sample clip was played on a legit Les Paul with P90 pickups - you need this to get the real deal.

Soundcloud
  • ๐Ÿ‘‡ Downloads: 491
  • ๐Ÿค˜ Upvotes: 6
  • Member: Jorge
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


Vicky Blues

A Blues patch using the Voltage Queen (Victoria Electro King) amp and a Klon overdrive.

Soundcloud
  • ๐Ÿ‘‡ Downloads: 238
  • ๐Ÿค˜ Upvotes: 5
  • Member: Jorge
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


Matchless for Worship guitar

This patch contains 8 snapshots (Clean, Rhythm, Lead, Lead+Octaver, Swells, Delay 1/4, Delay 8 dotted, Ambiet) and also 10 stomps (3 drives, 3 reverbs, 2 delays, octaver, chorus) so you can choose what better fits to your live performance.

  • ๐Ÿ‘‡ Downloads: 163
  • ๐Ÿค˜ Upvotes: 5
  • Member: Jaro.Kozak21
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


Twin City

Nice Fender Twin, for Hawaiian or Country sounds. There's a Minotaur lurking in there somewhere, in case you need it.

  • ๐Ÿ‘‡ Downloads: 934
  • ๐Ÿค˜ Upvotes: 4
  • Member: Jorge
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


Same Power

I put this together for the song Same Power by Jeremy Camp, but I started playing around with it with the Minotaur and Adriatic Delay turned off, and it's just a really nice lead tone with lots of potential tonal variation. It sounds good with either neck or bridge pickups (or both), and responds well to rolling back the volume and tone knobs.

  • ๐Ÿ‘‡ Downloads: 290
  • ๐Ÿค˜ Upvotes: 4
  • Member: Danradmacher
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


Supro JC120 Dual

Dual Amp Patch with Supro (L) and JC120 (R). Dual Delay to add some width and double-take Verb. Analog chorus and Minotaur disabled by defaultSnap 1: CleanSnap 2:With Chorus engagedSnap 3:No Chorus but Minotaur engaged

  • ๐Ÿ‘‡ Downloads: 451
  • ๐Ÿค˜ Upvotes: 4
  • Member: Mathieucote
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


Ambient Rock

The patch has three presets which are for switching sounds while soloing. The first preset is a light overdrive, the second light overdrive plus echo, and the third light overdrive plus distortion. See the example below for a soloing example. I also added a noise gate to help reduce the noise.

Youtube
  • ๐Ÿ‘‡ Downloads: 435
  • ๐Ÿค˜ Upvotes: 4
  • Member: Rabbuhl
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


Patch Performance
Type
Description Member ๐Ÿ‘‡ Downloads ๐Ÿค˜ Upvotes
Litigate Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) All Litigator, all the time. 3 snapshots - clean, slightly dirtier with delay, and a higher gain tone. Uses the Allure IR Pack, which is available for free from Line 6, Google it. Jorge 973 12
Vicky Blues
Soundcloud
Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) This is a Pod Go patch that is based off a popular blues patch I have for the Helix. It's great for high-flying electric blues. Jorge 606 10
Rockerverb
Youtube
Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) New for Helix 3.1, the Rockerveb is a very cool and versatile amp for rock n roll. Try this tone in place of a Marshall for a crunchier, fatter tone. Jorge 632 7
Mike Ness Tone
Soundcloud
Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) This is the HX Stomp version of this tone - there's also a version for the Helix available here by selecting the Helix as your device. This is a very good approximation of Mike Ness's Tone on the Social Distortion albums. The recipe is iconic - a dirt pedal into a Bassman head, then into Marshalโ€ฆ Jorge 491 6
Vicky Blues
Soundcloud
Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) A Blues patch using the Voltage Queen (Victoria Electro King) amp and a Klon overdrive. Jorge 238 5
Matchless for Worship guitar Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) This patch contains 8 snapshots (Clean, Rhythm, Lead, Lead+Octaver, Swells, Delay 1/4, Delay 8 dotted, Ambiet) and also 10 stomps (3 drives, 3 reverbs, 2 delays, octaver, chorus) so you can choose what better fits to your live performance. Jaro.Kozak21 163 5
Twin City Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) Nice Fender Twin, for Hawaiian or Country sounds. There's a Minotaur lurking in there somewhere, in case you need it. Jorge 934 4
Same Power Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) I put this together for the song Same Power by Jeremy Camp, but I started playing around with it with the Minotaur and Adriatic Delay turned off, and it's just a really nice lead tone with lots of potential tonal variation. It sounds good with either neck or bridge pickups (or both), and responds wโ€ฆ Danradmacher 290 4
Supro JC120 Dual Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) Dual Amp Patch with Supro (L) and JC120 (R). Dual Delay to add some width and double-take Verb. Analog chorus and Minotaur disabled by defaultSnap 1: CleanSnap 2:With Chorus engagedSnap 3:No Chorus but Minotaur engaged Mathieucote 451 4
Ambient Rock
Youtube
Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) The patch has three presets which are for switching sounds while soloing. The first preset is a light overdrive, the second light overdrive plus echo, and the third light overdrive plus distortion. See the example below for a soloing example. I also added a noise gate to help reduce the noise. Rabbuhl 435 4
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