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.

Placater Clean (Friedman BE-100 (clean channel))

Placater Clean, the Helix model of a Friedman BE-100 (clean channel)

The Friedman BE100 is a hand-wired, 100-watt, EL34 powered, multi-channel British-style amp. By merely adjusting the gain and master volume controls, the BE100 can produce a variety of tones, seamlessly transitioning from blues to classic rock or hard rock to metal. To say it is British-styled is just the start of describing this inspiring tone machine.

The BE100 is a critically acclaimed amplifier created for the many musicians who have longed for the Friedman sound in a 100-watt format, as seen on the stages of superstars like Alice in Chains, Pink, Bon Jovi, The Cult, and Foo Fighters.

Plug into to the BE100 and you will instantly notice the huge, tight low-end and rich harmonically detailed chords at any volume, made possible by Friedman’s superior Master Volume control.

Single notes take on that Holy Grail singing quality all guitarists strive to attain but rarely can through most amps. The BE100 cleans up remarkably well with the guitar’s volume control, even with the amp on higher gain settings. For a more dramatic clean sound, switch over to the clean channel and dial in the bass, treble and three-way bright switch tone shaping controls.

This model is for the amp's clean channel.


Shimmering

A nice patch for fingerpicking and playing along with an acoustic guitar. Soundcloud demo recorded on a Les Paul with the bridge pickup. Might sound even better with single coils.

Soundcloud
  • 👇 Downloads: 189
  • 🤘 Upvotes: 1
  • Member: Jorge
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


Badonkater 8

Built for an 8 String guitar using the Badonk and Placater Clean models. 4 Snaps -- Clean, Clean Ambient, Thump, and Dirty. One stomp on FS11 for Lead Solo.

  • 👇 Downloads: 103
  • 🤘 Upvotes: 0
  • Member: Alex Kenivel
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


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Type
Description Member 👇 Downloads 🤘 Upvotes
Shimmering
Soundcloud
Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) A nice patch for fingerpicking and playing along with an acoustic guitar. Soundcloud demo recorded on a Les Paul with the bridge pickup. Might sound even better with single coils. Jorge 189 1
Badonkater 8 Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) Built for an 8 String guitar using the Badonk and Placater Clean models. 4 Snaps -- Clean, Clean Ambient, Thump, and Dirty. One stomp on FS11 for Lead Solo. Alex Kenivel 103 0
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