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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.

Placater Dirty (Friedman BE-100 (BE/HBE channel))

Placater Dirty, the Helix model of a Friedman BE-100 (BE/HBE 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 lead channel, knows as the Brown Eye.


Patches including this Amp:

Patch Device Performance
Type
Description Member Downloads Upvotes
Green Day Dookie Pod Go Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) Good tone match for the Dookie album by Green Day. I added the Goatkeeper, although it wasn't used on the album. It helps for some of their future material. Billie Joe used a Strat copy with a humbucker on the album, try that here. jorge 241 3
Placate Helix LT Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) This is my main church preset. This uses the Placater Clean and Placater Dirty models to provide four snapshots of clean to hi-gain tone. Two additional snapshots are for swells and ambient tones. The preset uses an IR (OwnHammer 212 VC30 BLU-93 OH1… jonandtice 128 2
Phil X Pod Go Pod Go Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) This patch is based off of the information on this post on The Gear Page. It's a simple Placater dirty amp into a delay. The amp settings are identical to those in the discussion, and instead of an IR, this version uses a stock cab. Adjust to taste,… jorge 170 1
Appetite 1/2 Step
Youtube
HX Stomp Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) This patch solves my biggest headache as a guitar player - playing along to GNR's Appetite for Destruction with standard tuning. Uses the new Poly Capo model to virtually tune you down 1/2 a step. Genius!If you own some good IR's (and you should) - … jorge 143 1
Jason Sadites BE100
Youtube
HX Stomp Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) This is the imitation of Jason Sadites' BE100 / Placater amp patch, as featured in the Youtube video below.  danemiles 30 1
Los Creepers Recorded Tone
Youtube
HX Stomp Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) A tone closely approximating the recorded guitars on the Los Creepers album "City Streets". jorge 158 0
Placater for Powercab HX Stomp Line 6 Powercab Get the blood pumping into your Powercab and turn it into a hard-rocking gain machine. Powercab Settings Set the Powercab to the "Vintage" (Celestion Vintage 30) speaker emulation and turn it up! jorge 163 0
Placater Dirty Girl Helix Native Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) I like it , hope you do as well . Cheers! wanab 48 0
Phil X Pod Go IR Pod Go Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) This patch is based off of the information on this post on The Gear Page. It's a simple Placater dirty amp into a delay. The amp settings are identical to those in the discussion, and uses the same IR as was discussed in the post.The IR can be … jorge 131 0
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