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How to Create a Soundscape with the Line 6 Helix

How to Create a Soundscape with the Line 6 Helix

Over the years the role of the electric guitar has evolved from a steady rhythm/lead instrument driving the band, to a more subtle often atmospheric role focused on textures and tones. The majority of my 23 years of guitar playing has consisted of the latter. I grew...

How to Create a Lo-Fi Guitar Tone with the Line 6 Helix

How to Create a Lo-Fi Guitar Tone with the Line 6 Helix

INTRODUCTION The Line 6 Helix family is known for having the ability to create some truly amazing guitar tones. But sometimes you might be writing or recording a song and it calls for more of a lo-fi guitar tone. If you haven’t built a lo-fi patch yet, you may not...

Don’t Sleep on These Legacy Drives

Don’t Sleep on These Legacy Drives

If you’re like me, the Legacy folder on your Helix is one of the most overlooked options when it comes to building your patches – except maybe when it comes to reverbs. Outside of Particle Verb or Octoverb, my Legacy effects sit dusty and unused like an old toy at the bottom of a kids toy chest. That is until this past week!

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Start Using the Clawthorn Drive

Start Using the Clawthorn Drive

Back when I used to buy individual effects pedals, I always wanted to find a high-quality distortion + fuzz pedal. Oh the fun I would have had with Wounded Paw’s Battering Ram back then. Seriously, we’re talking overdrive, distortion, fuzz, and octafuzz all in one unit!

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Line 6 Helix LT Review

Line 6 Helix LT Review

As a guitarist, you put a lot of research into choosing your new gear – and you should. In the age of boutique pedals, amps, and guitars, accumulating new gear can be extremely costly. Hopefully this review will help you decide if the Line 6 Helix LT deserves your hard-earned money.

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Just Getting Started

Hey, thanks for stopping by! My name is Jeremiah and I’m launching a new blog where I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the Line 6 Helix (specifically, the Helix LT as that is currently the only Helix product I own).  I’m just getting started but my goal will be to publish a new blog post every week, eventually incorporating videos of various tips and tricks for Helix users.

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