In this demo Brad is playing a Suhr Classic S
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.
2. REVERBS: The 2.6 Firmware update changed the mix levels of the new (HX) reverbs. This patch accounts for those changes, so if you are not updated to 2.6 or later on your Helix, the reverbs will not sound right.
3. IR CABS: This download contains both stock and IR cab versions. We think they both sound great, but if you’d like to use the specific IR we used, it’s from the ATyp 2×12 IR Set from Live Ready Sound.
- Here is the specific IR: LRS M2 SM7b PR30 A Typ Mix In our Helix, it’s in IR slot 48.
SIGNAL FLOW AND EFFECTS
- Deluxe Comp – not mapped to a switch, always on
- Vetta Wah – mapped to EXP 1 (EXP Toe tunes it on/off)
- Brit J45 Nrm Preamp – set up as a BluesBreaker type OD – mapped to button labeled ‘BBreaker’
- Minotaur – mapped to switch labeled ‘Klon’
- 808 – mapped to switch labeled ‘808’
- Super OD – mapped to switch labeled ‘SD-1’
- Volume (log curve) – mapped to EXP 2
- Amp: Brit Plexi Brt
- Cab/IR – 4×12 Cali V30 (in the stock cab versions – see above for IR info
- Analog w/Mod Delay – Dotted 8th note delay – mapped to switch labeled ‘1/8d DLY’
- Transistor Tape Delay – Quarter note delay – mapped to switch labeled ‘1/4 DLY’
- Dual Delay – 1/8d and 1/4 delays in stereo – mapped to switch labeled ‘Stereo DLY’
- ’63 Spring Verb – mapped to switch labeled ‘Spring Verb’
- Adriatic Delay – big ambient delay (used for ‘Swells’ snapshot)
- Glitz Verb – mapped to switch labeled ‘Big Verb’’
- Cali Q Graphic – EQ
- SNAPSHOT 1: CLEAN – the BBreaker is on here – it adds a bit of magic
- SNAPSHOT 2: Beefy CLN – this will drive if you dig in
- SNAPSHOT 3: Blues LEAD – mid-gain lead tone
- SNAPSHOT 4: RHYTHM 1
- SNAPSHOT 5: RHYTHM 2
- SNAPSHOT 6: LEAD
- SNAPSHOT 7: THE EDGE – uses the dual delay for rhythmic delay
- SNAPSHOT 8: SWELLS
This patch is meant to be used in either stompbox or snapshot mode. We recommend setting up your Helix to use all ten stomps (stompbox mode) or all eight snapshots (snapshot mode).
DRIVE TONES – DIRT PEDALS:
Feel free to stack drive pedals for bigger sounds. We like turning on all the gain for solo tones. In our Snapshots, the drive level increases as your work up the snapshots.
The dotted 8th is running in series with the quarter delay, which causes them to sort of smear into each other. Use the ‘Dual Delay’ for rhythmic delay sounds.
MAKING CHANGES 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 used a strat to set up this patch, since the strat is a big part of Lincoln Brewsters sound. If you have higher output humbuckers, you might want to turn down the gain on the amp(s), or, alternatively, turn down the output on the first compressor – this will hit the amp(s) with less signal.
We recommend making a copy of the patch and changing the copy just in case you want to revert back to the original.
RECOMMENDED SETTINGS FOR SINGLE COILS:
The version of this patch you initially download is voiced more toward single coils. We built it primarily using a Strat style guitar. If you have a humbucker equipped guitar with low-output humbuckers, it should be perfect for your uses too.
RECOMMENDED SETTINGS FOR HUMBUCKERS:
If your guitar has traditional output Humbuckers, try the following changes (we recommend making a copy of the original patch)…
- Drive: Change to 2.3
- Treble: Change to 5.0
- Presence: Change to 4.9
Cali Q Graphic block settings:
- 2200 Hz Slider: change to +2
- 6600 Hz Slider: change to +1.0