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Line 6 HX Stomp

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by been_effected, Oct 4, 2018.


  1. MascisMan

    MascisMan

    Nov 21, 2003
    Dallas, Tx
    I believe you have to set the Input Noise Gate on each Preset individually. I could be wrong though
     
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  2. bdowd

    bdowd Supporting Member

    Oct 27, 2005
    New Hampton, NH
    Been loving my stomp. The b15 amp sim has become essential to my sound, just a little gain grit, run the highs up (it's a pretty dark sim, guessing the b15 was?), works great in a mix.
     
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  3. MascisMan

    MascisMan

    Nov 21, 2003
    Dallas, Tx
    Yep, the Stomp is still the centerpiece of my board!
     
  4. zoonose

    zoonose

    Apr 4, 2005
    Alexandria, LA
    I've had mine for six days, loving it!
     
  5. Jehos

    Jehos Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    DFW, TX
    Same. I've played mine at church for over a month now I think, and it's been fantastic. I'm not much of an effects guy, so everything I need fits in a single preset. That said, I'm looking forward to having some free time one day to goof around with making other patches for some more out-there stuff.
     
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  6. Matt23

    Matt23

    May 26, 2016
    England
    Guys, can anyone help a TOTAL noob... I've just ditched my backline and got a Stomp. I'm going to get a little Stagebug DI, or pick up a TRS>XLR to run to FOH... Or maybe I'll run XLR from my monitor to the mixer.
    But If I go L mono out of the Stomp to my monitor... Do I need a TRS cable, or can I just use a short guitar cable? I just tried it with my wedge, the wedge was set to 0db, flat EQ and connected with a guitar cable and it was so noisy and buzzy.
    This was just on the factory bass presets.
    I was going to pick up a new monitor, an Alto TS312 or Yam DXR or something.

    I just realised L mono out is balanced... Would that be why it buzzed with a guitar cable connecting it to the monitor?

    How would you generally connect the Helix Stomp to an FRFR monitor and to a mixer for FOH?

    Thanks all
     
  7. Jehos

    Jehos Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    DFW, TX
    It sounds like something was wrong, like you were running line level output to an instrument level input on the monitor or something. The Stomp's outputs work fine with balanced and unbalanced cables. I run a 15' regular old guitar cable from the L output to my bass amp's input, and a TRS -> XLR insert cable from the Send output to the FOH mixer. I believe you can set both of those outputs to either line or instrument level. Definitely the Send, because that's what I'm doing.
    Also, are you sure the noisy and buzzy wasn't just the preset? Many of the amp sims have pretty heavy distortion, Line6 loves to SVT the SVT out of their SVT on bass presets. The GK model is the only one that really stays clean all the time. Try turning on the bypass on the Stomp and see if your signal goes clean. If it does, it's probably the preset. If it doesn't, it's probably something about the output levels or how things are wired.
     
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  8. Matt23

    Matt23

    May 26, 2016
    England
    Oh man...
    Thanks so much for your reply. The problem was my monitor, it does not like my kitchen! The ground lift button completely removed the buzz
     
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  9. MascisMan

    MascisMan

    Nov 21, 2003
    Dallas, Tx
    and THIS is why no house should come with a kitchen....

    ;)
     
  10. voodoobassist

    voodoobassist Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2008
    Tulsa , OK
    Here's a semi odd question for everyone. Had a message from the casino I'm playing tomorrow night,...no amps allowed onstage. I'm good since I have the hxs,....but,....my guitarist has squat for going direct. Tried splitting paths on my stomp in an attempt to have him run into right input, me left, and then panning the two hard left and right respectively. This was obviously above my pay grade because I couldn't get it to work. Both signals are hitting both A and B channels.

    I figure the odds are extremely high that several on here are smarter than me,....soooooo,........Has anyone done what I'm attempting successfully ? If so, could you enlighten an old tech challenged man in how to go about it? Thanks in advance.

    BTW, after trying this with no success, I just dialed in an amp and cab patch for him on the stomp and told him I'd just go direct from my GK MBF800 with no cab for the gig. Figure I can get by without FX better than he could get by without a decent guitar sound. It would be nice though if someone on here knows of a fix for this, thanks again.
     
  11. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    I've read many pages in this thread and am considering trying the Stomp. I currently use the Shift-Line MKIII and really have no complaints but attributes of the Stomp are sure intriguing.

    Anybody move from the MKIII to the Stomp and pleased?

    Can the Stomp do low gain preamps?

    I'd be running direct to FOH with no external amp or cab. Just IEM. The Stomp would serve as the amp/cab modeler.
     
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  12. bdowd

    bdowd Supporting Member

    Oct 27, 2005
    New Hampton, NH
    Not exactly the Shift-Line but I went from a custom tube preamp to the Stomp. I've found that the Stomp's b15 amp sim can do a low-gain tube sound very nicely.
     
  13. TheLopp

    TheLopp

    Dec 30, 2013
    I have both but I can’t say it replaced the Olympic yet. It sounds really good but I guess I have to sit down and really tweak to make it better. There is so many good sounding amps in that little box though!
     
  14. bdowd

    bdowd Supporting Member

    Oct 27, 2005
    New Hampton, NH
    Agreed. I run the gain between 4-5 on the b15 sim and it is really nice.
     
  15. MascisMan

    MascisMan

    Nov 21, 2003
    Dallas, Tx
    Interesting, I have been considering running my HxStomp in to a Shift Line MKIII....
     
  16. flamefork

    flamefork

    Oct 26, 2015
    Samara, Russia
    I've tested Olympic MKIII in a local shop (so I know it's character and features), and now have a HX Stomp as my main piece of gear. Modeling controversies aside, HX Stomp is 1. as good for bass as it could be 2. capable of reproducing tones similar to Olympic. So I would say, it's worth investing money and time into it.
     
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  17. zoonose

    zoonose

    Apr 4, 2005
    Alexandria, LA
    Used my HXS at a gig for the first time yesterday. Went ampless, had enough through the monitor to hear myself. FOH sounded great!
     
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  18. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Really curious to know what amp/cab sims you use or what is in the signal path to get it to sound like the MKIII. I'd be interested in knowing how to get real low gain MKIII sound.
     
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  19. flamefork

    flamefork

    Oct 26, 2015
    Samara, Russia
    I use 3sigma Agu 810 IR for like 95% of tones. Sometimes that's all that's needed, sometimes I add LA-2A comp, sometimes I add B-15 or 360 or 400+. For most of amp models, I've found it's really worth tweaking Sag and Bias X, in addition to normal controls.

    As for Olympic tones, 400+ might be another model to try in addition to B-15, depending on the actual tone you're going for.
     
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  20. flyingfinbar

    flyingfinbar Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2010
    Long Island, New York
    As someone who’s passively interested in the HX Stomp, what are the modeling controversies you speak of? Thanks!
     

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