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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.

Tweed Blues Brt (Fender® Bassman® (bright channel))

Tweed Blues Brt, the Helix model of a Fender® Bassman® (bright channel)

The Bassman is a legendary, iconic guitar amp built by Leo Fender. It started its life as a bass guitar amp, but was loved by guitar players as well. The 4x10 Bassman is perhaps the gold standard for blues and rockabilly players. Future designs of Marshall Amps would begin with the Bassman and take it to the next level.

This model represents the amp's tone plugging into the "bright" input, meant for guitar.

View the Fender Bassman product page on Amazon.

Image source: Chicago Music Exchange


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: 927
  • 🤘 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
  • 👇 Downloads: 624
  • 🤘 Upvotes: 7
  • Member: Jorge
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


MM Blues pack

There are 4 snapshots, which covers a lot : 1. "Clean" - slightly compressed, sparky bluesy tone which sounds very nice on neck pickup and is reactive to playing dynamic. 2. "Gritty", same as previous just with some more compression. 3. "Crunch" , tight distorted sound with sufficient clarity, good for range of styles from blues, rock to hard rock, 4. "Lead", singing distorted lead sound with lot of sustain but also with sufficient clarity, which is not too aggressive and cuts nicely through the mix. Sounds nice either on humbuckers or single coil pups, (tested on low, mid and high resistance pups ranging from 7.5 K to 15 K). You can find examples of my patches on the channel youtube.comSnapshot 2 and  here:  youtu.be

Soundcloud
  • 👇 Downloads: 462
  • 🤘 Upvotes: 7
  • Member: Mvmilosevic
  • 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.

  • 👇 Downloads: 405
  • 🤘 Upvotes: 4
  • Member: Danradmacher
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


De Javu

Inspired by Olivia Rodrigo's "de javu", I created this HX stomp patch. Featuring two different distortion pedals switched by FS1, and an auto filter effect on FS2, this is an analog signal path ending in a dual stereo delay (trying to recreate the riff at the end of the chorus). Signal path is below, enjoy!Deluxe Comp -> Minotaur -> Ratatouille -> Autofilter -> Bubble Vibrato -> Tweed Blues -> Dual Delay -> Low/High Shelf

  • 👇 Downloads: 206
  • 🤘 Upvotes: 3
  • Member: Danemiles
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


Mike Ness Tone

This is a very good aproximation 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
  • 👇 Downloads: 140
  • 🤘 Upvotes: 2
  • Member: Jorge
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


Rock Bassman

I created this patch after listening to a cool pop punk, 50's inspired band at a local club. The guitar player had epic tone, using a Les Paul into a Bassman head going into a 2x12 fender cab.  I did my best to reproduce his tone, a very simple but hard hitting rock n roll tone.Play the neck pickup and reduce the volume a bit on the guitar, and you're in a nice blues sound as well.

  • 👇 Downloads: 532
  • 🤘 Upvotes: 2
  • Member: Jorge
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


Slapback Billy

Nice rockabilly tone with slapback delay.

  • 👇 Downloads: 43
  • 🤘 Upvotes: 2
  • Member: Jorge
  • Performance Type:
    Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA)


Patch Performance
Type
Description Member 👇 Downloads 🤘 Upvotes
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 927 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 Marshal… Jorge 624 7
MM Blues pack
Soundcloud
Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) There are 4 snapshots, which covers a lot : 1. "Clean" - slightly compressed, sparky bluesy tone which sounds very nice on neck pickup and is reactive to playing dynamic. 2. "Gritty", same as previous just with some more compression. 3. "Crunch" , tight distorted sound with sufficient clarity, good… Mvmilosevic 462 7
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 w… Danradmacher 405 4
De Javu Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) Inspired by Olivia Rodrigo's "de javu", I created this HX stomp patch. Featuring two different distortion pedals switched by FS1, and an auto filter effect on FS2, this is an analog signal path ending in a dual stereo delay (trying to recreate the riff at the end of the chorus). Signal path is belo… Danemiles 206 3
Mike Ness Tone
Soundcloud
Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) This is a very good aproximation 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. Jorge 140 2
Rock Bassman Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) I created this patch after listening to a cool pop punk, 50's inspired band at a local club. The guitar player had epic tone, using a Les Paul into a Bassman head going into a 2x12 fender cab.  I did my best to reproduce his tone, a very simple but hard hitting rock n roll tone.Play the neck p… Jorge 532 2
Slapback Billy Direct (Recording, Headphone, PA) Nice rockabilly tone with slapback delay. Jorge 43 2
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