Bethel Artist Series Line 6 Helix Patch // Guitar Tones inspired by Bethel Music (UPDATED)

$5.99

Stereo Line 6 Helix patch that re-creates the sounds made popular by Bethel Music (Bethel Church). Includes two patches – an IR patch and a stock Helix cab patch. The IR from Tone Junkie is included for free.

Current version: 4.0 (released 8/31/20) – See the changelog below to see how we’ve improved this patch.

Description

In this demo, Bradford is playing a Shelton Electric Instruments GalaxyFlite III Custom

This video is a demo of the original version of this patch. The updated version sounds significantly better. We’ll have a new demo up soon! The notes below describe what you get in the updated version.

ARTIST SERIES PATCH

This patch re-creates the sounds made popular by Bethel Music. We built it out based on a number of references to boards and amps used by their guitar players. We feel this patch sounds great on just about any Bethel Music song, and works with a wide variety of different guitars and pickup types.

PLEASE NOTE: Version 4.0 is a major revision of this patch, and it actually includes two different patches (with single coil, humbucker, and stock cabs settings for each)  – see below for more info.

IMPORTANT NOTES

1. UPDATE YOUR FIRMWARE: Please upgrade the firmware on your Helix and the HX Edit software from Line 6 to the latest before installing this patch. Even if your Helix is up to date, the ‘HX Edit’ app needs to be updated as well. If you get an error importing a patch, the problem is most likely outdated firmware on your Helix/HX Edit.

3. IR CAB INCLUDED: This download includes premium IRs from Tone Junkie. We matched these specific IRs to this amp, but feel free to experiment with other IR’s for different tonal options. We’ve also included a stock cab version of the patch, but we urge to try the IR – it really does sound better – and it’s included for free :).

Here are the specific IRs included, and their location in our Helix:

  • 62 Blues R121+906. This IR goes with the main patches
  • 62 Blues R121+7B . This IR goes with the ‘ALT’ patches

With Firmware 2.90, Helix should recall the IR based on its name rather than slot number, so it shouldn’t matter which slot you import the IR into. To purchase more IR packs, visit the Tone Junkie store here: https://tonejunkiestore.com/

INCLUDED PATCHES

This download includes six patches as well as the IR cabs. The patches are:

  • BETHEL WT IR – This patch uses the IR cabs and is meant for guitars with single coils or low output humbuckers
  • BETHEL WT HB – This patch uses the IR cabs and is meant for guitars with more traditionally voiced humbuckers
  • BETHEL WT – This patch uses stock Helix cabs rather than IR’s (uses the single coil settings)
  • BETHEL WT ALT IR – This patch uses the IR cabs and is meant for guitars with single coils or low output humbuckers
  • BETHEL WT ALT HB – This patch uses the IR cabs and is meant for guitars with more traditionally voiced humbuckers
  • BETHEL ALT WT – This patch uses stock Helix cabs rather than IR’s (uses the single coil settings)

HOW TO IMPORT THIS PATCH AND IR

  1. Connect your Helix to your computer using a USB Cable
  2. Download and instal the ‘HX Edit’ app from Line 6
  3. In the ‘HX Edit’ app, drag and drop the patch into a slot in the ‘PRESETS’ column
  4. To import an IR, switch to the ‘IMPULSES’ column (next to the PRESETS column), and drag & drop the IR into the an open slot.
  5. PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have the IR loaded into the ‘IMPULSES’ column, the patch will not sound correct, even if you have the IR block on – you must drag and drop the IR into the IMPULSES column.

SIGNAL FLOW AND EFFECTS

BETHEL WT IR (and BETHEL WT HB)

  1. Input
  2. Kinky Comp – not mapped to a switch, always on
  3. Dual Pitch – Mapped to a switch labeled ‘POG’
  4. Minotaur – Klon OD – not mapped to a switch – feel free to map this to a switch if you prefer it to the other drives we’ve included)
  5. Compulsive Drive – OCD Distortion – mapped to switch labeled ‘OCD’
  6. Scream 808 – Tube Screamer OD – mapped to switch labeled ‘808’
  7. Volume (log curve) – mapped to EXP 2
  8. Amps: AC Fawn Nrm, Brit J45 Brt
  9. Cab/IR
  10. Cali Q Graphic – always on EQ – not mapped to a switch
  11. Chorus – mapped to a switch labeled ‘Chorus’
  12. Transistor Tape – 1/8th note delay – mapped to switch labeled ‘1/8 DLY’
  13. Vintage Digital – Dotted 8th note delay – mapped to switch labeled ‘1/8d DLY’
  14. Transistor Tape Delay – Quarter note delay – mapped to switch labeled ‘1/4 DLY’
  15. Hall verb – subtle hall verb – mapped to a switch labeled ‘Hall’
  16. Glitz Verb – big modulated verb – mapped to switch labeled “Glitz Verb”

BETHEL WT ALT IR (and BETHEL WT ALT HB)

  1. Input
  2. Kinky Comp – not mapped to a switch, always on
  3. Teemah! – Timmy – mapped to switch labeled ‘Teemah!’
  4. Hedgehog D9- mapped to switch labeled ‘Hedgehog D9’
  5. Cali Q Graphic – mapped to switch labeled ‘Hedgehog D9’ (this is used to shape the tone of the Hedgehog drive)
  6. Dual Pitch – Mapped to a switch labeled ‘POG’
  7. A30 Fawn Brt, Essex A15
  8. Amps: AC Fawn Nrm, Brit J45 Brt
  9. Volume (log curve) – mapped to EXP 2
  10. Cab/IR
  11. Chorus – mapped to a switch labeled ‘Chorus’
  12. Transistor Tape Delay – Quarter note delay – mapped to switch labeled ‘1/4 DLY’
  13. Vintage Digital – Dotted 8th note delay – mapped to switch labeled ‘1/8d DLY’
  14. Dual Delay – Dual delay with 1/8th note and dotted 8th note delays – Mapped to switch labeled ‘1/8+1/8d DLY’
  15. Plate verb – subtle hall verb – mapped to a switch labeled ‘Short Verb’
  16. Glitz Verb – big modulated verb – mapped to switch labeled “Big Verb”
  17. Cali Q Graphic – always on EQ – not mapped to a switch
  18. Gain – 2dB boost – mapped to switch labeled ‘Boost’

USAGE

This patch is meant to be used in stomp box mode or snapshot mode. We recommend setting up your Helix to use all ten stomps. The Helix LT does not allow 10-button stomp mode, so you’ll have to re-arrange the button assignments to suite your preferences.

STEREO (APPLIES TO ALL PATCHES):

Everything after the cab block runs in stereo. If you are able to run stereo, the wet effects will sound bigger and better. If you only use the L/Mono output of the Helix, everything will be summed to mono automatically. NOTE: Do not use just the Right output of the helix – some of the delays will not be audible if you do this.

AMP GAIN BUTTON (NOT AVAILABLE ON THE ‘ALT’ PATCHES):

We have assigned a foot switch to adjust the gain parameters on each amp. This button is labeled ‘AMP GAIN’. This allows you to have another stage of drive that is pure amp overdrive (the best kind). Please be aware that snapshots can also control these parameters, so if you adjust the min/max values of the amp gain settings, you’ll want to make sure to save those values to each snapshot as well.

SNAPSHOTS (snapshots are the same for all patches):

There are eight snapshots included in this patch to get different sounds. They are:

  • Snapshot 1: CLEAN AMBI. Ambient clean tone.
  • Snapshot 2: DRIVE. Light overdrive.
  • Snapshot 3: DRIVE+: Bigger overdrive.
  • Snapshot 4: LEAD: Big drive with delay and big verb.
  • Snapshot 5: 80’s CLEAN – Clean tone with chorus.
  • Snapshot 6: AMBI DRIVE- Big drive with lots of verb
  • Snapshot 7: POG LEAD – Lead tone with POG.
  • Snapshot 8: BIG SWELLS – this uses the ‘Swells’ stomp button plus more verb and delay.

MAKING ADJUSTMENTS FOR YOUR SETUP

SETTING THE PATCH UP FOR YOUR GUITAR

All guitars are different, so you may want to make changes to suite your playing style and guitar. We set this up with a variety of guitars, including both single coils and humbuckers (primarily a Telecaster style guitar). If your guitar has humbuckers, please refer to the suggested settings below.

We recommend making a copy of the patch and changing the copy just in case you want to revert back to the original.

We’ve included both single coil and humbucker voiced patches to serve as starting points for your guitars. To make adjustments, we recommend starting with these parameters:

  • Amp Gain: Adjust the min/max values of the amp gain so that your guitar is slightly breaking up with big chords on the bridge position (without any drive pedals on)
  • Amp EQ controls: Adjust these to suite your individual guitars/taste
  • Cali Q Graphic EQ block: This is a simple way to adjust the overall tonal characteristics of the patch.

VOLUME CHANGES

If you would like to make this patch louder or quieter without affecting tone, the following adjustments can be made:

“Ch Vol” control on the amp module. This will increase or decrease volume without affecting the tone of the amp. This is the primary level adjustment tool I use for changing patch volumes.

Output block level. Changing the level control on the output block (the very last thing in the signal chain) will increase or decrease overall volume. We typically have this set at zero, but feel free to adjust this as you see fit.

CHANGELOG

Version 4.0: Updated 08/31/20

  • Complete re-build of the Bethel patch
  • Added an ‘ALT’ version of the patch using different amps
  • Welcome to Tone Town

Version 3.0: Updated 3/29/19

  • Added: Tone Junkie IR
  • Tweaked: Amp, drive, and EQ blocks

Version 2.0: Updated November 12, 2018

  • Tweaked: Amp settings (better tone)
  • Tweaked: Improved drive section settings
  • Tweaked: Improved reverb and delay settings
  • Added: Improved swells/ambient section
  • Added: Better stereo imaging for effects
  • Added: End of chain EQ – improved tone and tweaking for different guitars
  • Added: Recommended settings for humbucker and single coil equipped guitars (via the ReadMe notes)

Version 1.1: Updated 07/06/2018

  • Fixed: Reverb levels to compensate for Firmware 2.6
  • Fixed: Overall volume levels to accomodate for ‘Unity Gain’ (turning the big volume knob all the way up)

Version 1.0: Initial Release: 03/26/18

Updates are free and delivered via email. If you have an older version of this patch and have not received updates via email, please send us a support email and we’ll get the updated patch files to you.

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