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 If you get an error importing a patch, the problem is most likely outdated firmware on your Helix/HX Edit.
2. IR CAB INCLUDED: This download includes a premium IR from Tone Junkie. 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 is the specific IR included, and its location in our Helix:
- TJ 07 M75 7B. Use this in both IR blocks. In our Helix it’s in slot 7. 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.
This download includes two patches as well as the IR cabs. The patches are:
- MT Uber-Rec WT IR – This patch uses the IR cab
- MT Uber-Rec WT – This patch uses stock Helix cabs rather than IR’s (uses the single coil settings)
HOW TO IMPORT THIS PATCH AND IR
- Connect your Helix to your computer using a USB Cable
- Download and instal the ‘HX Edit’ app from Line 6
- In the ‘HX Edit’ app, drag and drop the patch into a slot in the ‘PRESETS’ column
- To import an IR, switch to the ‘IMPULSES’ column (next to the PRESETS column), and drag & drop the IR into the an open slot.
- 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
- Deluxe Comp – not mapped to a switch, always on
- Wah – UK Wah 846 – mapped to EXP1
- Scream 808 – Tube Screamer – mapped to switch labeled ‘Scream 808’
- 70’s Chorus – mapped to switch labeled ‘Chorus’
- Ubiquitous Vibe – mapped to switch labeled ‘U Vibe’
- US Double Nrm – Fender Twin amp (used for clean tones)
- Cali Q Graphic – EQ used for a solo boost – mapped to switch labeled ‘Solo Boost’
- German Ubersonic amp – used for dirt tones
- Cali Rectifier amp – used for dirt tones
- IR/stock cabs
- Cali Q Graphic – always-on EQ
- Volume – Mapped to EXP2
- Adriatic Delay – short/subtle delay mapped to switch labeled ‘1/8 DLY’
- Ping Pong delay – mapped to switch labeled ‘Stereo DLY’
- Plate Rever – always on subtle reverb
- Gain – 1.8 dB boost for solos
This patch is meant to be used in either stompbox or snapshot mode (or a combination). We recommend setting up your Helix to use all ten stomps (stompbox mode) or all eight snapshots (snapshot mode). The Helix LT does not allow 10-button stomp mode, so you’ll have to re-arrange the button assignments to suite your preferences.
The amps and everything after them are in stereo. If you only use the L/Mono output of the Helix, everything will be summed to mono automatically.
This button toggles between the two dirty amps and the clean amp – this essentially goes between your dirty and clean sounds.
There are four snapshots included in this patch to get different sounds (all patches feature the same snapshots).
- Snapshot 1: RHYTHM. This is main rhythm tone of the dirty amps.
- Snapshot 2: RHYTHM +. Adds the Tube Screamer
- Snapshot 3: SOLO: Adds the EQ boost and gain blocks
- Snapshot 4: CLEAN. Basic clean tone with a bit of chorus.
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. This patch is meant for aggressive humbuckers but will work with a variety of guitars.
We recommend making a copy of the patch and changing the copy just in case you want to revert back to the original. 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 (on the bottom row): This is a simple way to adjust the overall tonal characteristics of the patch.
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.
Initial Release (1.0): 2020-05-18