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Jeff Schmidt Solo Bass Helix Preset

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by HamOnTheCob, May 15, 2017.


  1. HamOnTheCob

    HamOnTheCob Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2004
    Cambridge, Ohio, USA
    Endorsing Artist for Warwick Basses, Mesa Engineering, Joyo Technology, Dr. J Pedals, and Levy's Leathers
    Hey guys, I just uploaded a preset for the Line 6 Helix that mimics the washy ambience behind Jeff Schmidt's fretless tracks. It's not perfect but I thought it might be of interest to someone.

    You can download it here:
    Line 6 CustomTone

    Here's a demo I made of the preset. Forgive the playing... that's not the focal point.


    Cheers!
     
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  2. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    I dig it! There needs to be more videos showcasing what this can do for bass. Most of the vids are just a guitarist going through all of the bass presets without putting any work into getting a decent sound.

    I'm mulling over between a Helix and an AX8 still. Both have things that I like and both have things I dislike so I'm trying to decide based on pros and cons, and whether or not that choice will perform the way I expect.
     
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  3. HamOnTheCob

    HamOnTheCob Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2004
    Cambridge, Ohio, USA
    Endorsing Artist for Warwick Basses, Mesa Engineering, Joyo Technology, Dr. J Pedals, and Levy's Leathers
    I somehow never saw this. Did you ever decide on the Helix or AX8?
     
  4. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    I went with a Helix. Pros: Better I/O and more routing capability. I wanted dedicated headphone out, aux in, and dual signal paths. The goal was to simplify my entire rig and use the same piece of equipment for playing/practicing at home, gigs, and recording.

    I haven't had the opportunity to really delve into it as much as I'd like, but I have gigged with it and liked the results.
     
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  5. HamOnTheCob

    HamOnTheCob Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2004
    Cambridge, Ohio, USA
    Endorsing Artist for Warwick Basses, Mesa Engineering, Joyo Technology, Dr. J Pedals, and Levy's Leathers
    Awesome! I use mine constantly for guitar, bass, and vocals. It's the most inspiring piece of gear I've ever purchased.
     
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  6. jeff schmidt

    jeff schmidt no longer red carded, but my butt is still sore.

    Aug 27, 2004
    Novato, CA
    nice - love it! I have only one suggestion - run the verbs/delays through a low pass filter to shave off some of the high end and you've got it pretty much nailed. I also use distortion in there too - but it's so subtle it's probably not noticeable to most people. #flattered
     

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