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About intime-nick

  1. Interesting FRFR story..

    High and low cuts are your friend when it comes to this sort of thing. Either apply them on the cab block or run a high/low cut EQ block somewhere in your chain (i use it right at the end). I started with a high cut around 10kHz but it's now around 4-5kHz - makes a massive difference running into IEMs/powered cabs/PA etc. I also now use the low cut around 60Hz which tightens up the overall sound a lot
  2. Yamaha RBX800 wanted

    As per the title, I'm after a Yamaha RBX800, ideally with the fine tuner bridge and passive but anything considered. It was my first ‘proper’ bass and I’d like another for old times sake !
  3. Line 6 Helix.

    It's both. You can assign it to one or both and it'll do a load of other stuff too like assigning variable drive levels on amps or distortion pedals etc. Ive had my LT for a few weeks now and barely scratched the surface of what it can do - basically, if you can think of it, it’ll probably be able to do it.
  4. Line 6 Helix.

    I also prefer the legacy bass octave over the simple pitch shift I’ve been using
  5. Line 6 Helix.

    On a slight tangent but has anyone used the helix as a midi controller for a digital mixer (X Air 18)? I want to switch an FX channel on the XR18 on & off in a certain part of a song (basically a much longer vocal delay) using the helix
  6. Interesting FRFR story..

    I’ve got almost the exact same setup with the exception of an RBI / RPM and it sounds great...it stays at home now My helix through the PA (with a DBR15 monitor for the less enlightened members of the band) and IEMs make me and the band sound better overall and I don’t miss the on-stage volume one bit. Rock ‘n’ roll eh !
  7. High Pass Filters

    Just sent you a PM Doug re. a micro thumpinator.
  8. Line 6 Helix.

    Hopefully the final prototype - first gig test tonight and then i'll make a couple more for further evaluation. Now uses microsuction tape to stick to the helix so will fit both versions and is removable / repositionable with no tape residue stuck on the helix. Screen is now 3mm thick (up from 2mm) and laser cut/engraved
  9. Interesting FRFR story..

    looks like i'm killing rock n roll too . The DBR15 is for the rest of the band - i'd be happy with just my IEMs
  10. Line 6 Helix.

    first gig tomorrow with the Helix and no dedicated bass amp - bit of tweaking required to suit the DBR15. I'm liking the Cali 400 Ch1 amp and 8x10 combo on a split with 75% going direct
  11. Line 6 Helix.

    thanks for that - I'm using a mix of helix cab and straight amp (essentially a DI i suppose) which works pretty well. Will have a look into the OTB eq - have seen it mentioned a few times but not got round to trying it out yet
  12. Line 6 Helix.

    Has anyone tried any aftermarket IRs - specifically the Ownhammer Ampeg collection and the 3Sigma offerings ? I might give them a whirl but was curious to know if anyone had any good (or bad) experience with them beforehand.
  13. Line 6 Helix.

    i've done similar things in the past and it works OK. I prefer to keep my cables as non-unique as possible so any XLR cable will work in case of damage etc. I quite like the 5V-9V adaptor idea - it has a centre +ve output that works for the Smoothound with no polarity changer needed. Our 6U rack with the XR-18 and all the other gear means I've run out of rackmount power sockets there as well and i like to keep things as neat as possible with the minimum of plugging in during setup / teardown etc
  14. Line 6 Helix.

    It's an old Swan Flightcase i bought years ago when i went through a phase of buying/using a lot of pedals !. Don't know the model number but I've removed the support under the main board and screwed it into the base to drop the height of the unit and replaced the awful fluffy carpet they supply as standard with proper 3M velcro. Outside dimensions are 610mm x 400mm x 160mm
  15. Line 6 Helix.

    bit more progress - got the polycarbonate fitted but need some stronger magnets to hold the assembly in place. Should have them in the next day or so and then I'll make another prototype to check fit etc. Also printed some feet to screw the LT to the board (same thickness as the rubber feet so they use the same screws) also got my new Smoothound wireless fitted (just !) and am experimenting with it being battery powered (via a 5V - 9V converter) and a 5000mAh mobile phone power bank. Seems to work OK - will need to check run times etc but it means no extra power sockets on the board (not that i have room for them anyway!). Just got the XLR jump lead to solder up to save wear/tear on the Helix socket and to act as a basic line of defence if someone trips over the cable and then try it at band rehearsal into two Yamaha DBR15's we use for the drummers Drum-Tec E-Kit I'm using return 1 as my main input as the guitar input can't handle my Vigier Passion IV or G&L L2000 (even with the input pad on) - seems OK though