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.

Scream 808 (Ibanez® TS808 Tube Screamer®)

Scream 808, the Helix model of a Ibanez® TS808 Tube Screamer®

The pedal has a characteristic mid-boosted tone popular with blues and rock players. The "legendary" Tube Screamer has been used by countless guitarists to create their signature sound, and is one of the most successful, widely copied, and "modded" overdrive pedals in the history of the electric guitar.

The Tube Screamer has a drive knob, a tone knob, and a level knob. The drive knob adjusts gain, the tone knob adjusts treble and the level knob adjusts the output volume of the pedal. The pedal is used to try to mimic the sound of a vintage tube amplifier. The classic Tube Screamer sound includes a "mid-hump", which means that the circuit accentuates frequencies between the bass and treble ranges (mid-frequencies). Some guitarists prefer this sort of equalization, as it helps to keep their sound from getting lost in the overall mix of the band.

View the Ibanez TS808 reproduction product page on Amazon.

Description source: wikipedia


Killer Cleans

I just got my strat upgraded with Duncan SSL-1 pickups, and this patch is just amazing for it. Beautiful cleans and some optional Tube Screamer and Tape Echo to get you going.

  • 👇 Downloads: 2019
  • 🤘 Upvotes: 39
  • Member: Jorge
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


DTS Rectified

This is how Dual Recto should sound when it's maxed out! :) Adjust the Gain from Amp and TS808 to your taste.

Soundcloud
  • 👇 Downloads: 1037
  • 🤘 Upvotes: 12
  • Member: Drop The Sun
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


Soldano

My take on Soldano amp with 3 gain stage. The first is the amp drive only (FS1), the second a Boost (FS2) and the third a TS style OD (FS4) - Sounds perfect with a Gibson ES-335, huge tone with tamed low ends and OD that cuts though the mix.

  • 👇 Downloads: 1139
  • 🤘 Upvotes: 11
  • Member: Gl4th
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


EVH Pod Go

This Eddie Van Halen Patch uses his older rig style, the Marshall era.

  • 👇 Downloads: 713
  • 🤘 Upvotes: 9
  • Member: Jorge
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


EVH 5150

This Eddie Van Halen Patch uses his modern 5150 amp style.

  • 👇 Downloads: 650
  • 🤘 Upvotes: 7
  • Member: Jorge
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


Bassman Blues

This thing is like walking on broken glass. The tone is there, but it's easily overpowered so keep it subtle.

Soundcloud
  • 👇 Downloads: 739
  • 🤘 Upvotes: 6
  • Member: Jorge
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


Metallica

Classic Metallica Tone for the Pod Go! If you enjoy my free tones check out my premium tones for Helix, HX Stomp, and Pod Go on the Line 6 Marketplace. Shamelessly borrowed from CustomTone.com to have a few patches available for Pod Go launch.

  • 👇 Downloads: 824
  • 🤘 Upvotes: 4
  • Member: Jorge
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


Malcolm Young

For the best possible Malcolm AC/DC tone, get yourself a Gretsch with Filtertron pickups. Long live ACDC, and long live Malcolm!

  • 👇 Downloads: 508
  • 🤘 Upvotes: 4
  • Member: Jorge
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


JOHNAMAYERTRIX

(Reposted with permission from AndrewUtz on CustomTone.com) A John Mayer Tone, referencing Slow Dancing In A Burning Room. In this patch I used some basic stuff that I know John has used (or the closest thing to it I could find). I know live he has used dumbles along with a fender bandmaster, so for this I used a split path and ran a Litigator and a Twin Reverb at the same time. As far as the cabs go I tried my best to match how I know that continuum was recorded, I typically use red wire IR's but for you guys I used the equivalent Helix cabs. I put a dual cab block of the same cab but one is mic'd with a 57 and the other a beyerdynamic 160 (he really used an M88). Looks like he also used U87 or 67 room mics but alas it wouldn't let me add in another cab block. To compensate for this I used a room reverb at the end of the chain. I also put the Spring reverb before the cabs to simulate the acutal outboard fender reverb tanks john has used in the past. This patch probably needs some tweaking to make it like whatever you like, but I definitely think this is a good starting point for a Mayer like tone.

  • 👇 Downloads: 334
  • 🤘 Upvotes: 3
  • Member: Jorge
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


Bonamassa Live

This is a modified version of bart2580's "Bonamassa 1959LP" patch on customtone. I modified it to use a built-in cab rather an an IR, and made a few smaller tweaks as well. The delay is very present in the mix, so you my want to tame it a bit, I like it.

Soundcloud
  • 👇 Downloads: 285
  • 🤘 Upvotes: 3
  • Member: Jorge
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


Patch Performance
Type
Description Member 👇 Downloads 🤘 Upvotes
Killer Cleans Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) I just got my strat upgraded with Duncan SSL-1 pickups, and this patch is just amazing for it. Beautiful cleans and some optional Tube Screamer and Tape Echo to get you going. Jorge 2019 39
DTS Rectified
Soundcloud
Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) This is how Dual Recto should sound when it's maxed out! :) Adjust the Gain from Amp and TS808 to your taste. Drop The Sun 1037 12
Soldano Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) My take on Soldano amp with 3 gain stage. The first is the amp drive only (FS1), the second a Boost (FS2) and the third a TS style OD (FS4) - Sounds perfect with a Gibson ES-335, huge tone with tamed low ends and OD that cuts though the mix. Gl4th 1139 11
EVH Pod Go Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) This Eddie Van Halen Patch uses his older rig style, the Marshall era. Jorge 713 9
EVH 5150 Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) This Eddie Van Halen Patch uses his modern 5150 amp style. Jorge 650 7
Bassman Blues
Soundcloud
Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) This thing is like walking on broken glass. The tone is there, but it's easily overpowered so keep it subtle. Jorge 739 6
Metallica Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) Classic Metallica Tone for the Pod Go! If you enjoy my free tones check out my premium tones for Helix, HX Stomp, and Pod Go on the Line 6 Marketplace. Shamelessly borrowed from CustomTone.com to have a few patches available for Pod Go launch. Jorge 824 4
Malcolm Young Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) For the best possible Malcolm AC/DC tone, get yourself a Gretsch with Filtertron pickups. Long live ACDC, and long live Malcolm! Jorge 508 4
JOHNAMAYERTRIX Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) (Reposted with permission from AndrewUtz on CustomTone.com) A John Mayer Tone, referencing Slow Dancing In A Burning Room. In this patch I used some basic stuff that I know John has used (or the closest thing to it I could find). I know live he has used dumbles along with a fender bandmaster,… Jorge 334 3
Bonamassa Live
Soundcloud
Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) This is a modified version of bart2580's "Bonamassa 1959LP" patch on customtone. I modified it to use a built-in cab rather an an IR, and made a few smaller tweaks as well. The delay is very present in the mix, so you my want to tame it a bit, I like it. Jorge 285 3
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