Obsidian 7000 (Line 6 Helix) & Darkglass B7k Comparison

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by archisland, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. archisland

    archisland

    Mar 5, 2016
    Stockholm
    Put together a little video, as I get this question a lot ("How does the Obsidian compare to the B7k?")



    Hope that it's helpful :)
     
  2. dannybuoy

    dannybuoy

    Aug 3, 2005
    Earth
    I’ve only tried the trial of Helix Native but the Obsidian sounds very close indeed. I’ve been practicing via the DI out of my M900 set to B3K mode for several months now so I’m very familiar with what it sounds like through headphones. If they added a VMTD, Tone Hammer and the Tech21 stuff I’d be all over it and sell a boatload of pedals!
     
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  3. Brian Dupre

    Brian Dupre

    Jun 16, 2017
    Thanks for doing this! I use the Obsidian a lot on my Helix but I've never actually owned the B7K. Amazing how close the Helix gets.
     
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  4. Brian Dupre

    Brian Dupre

    Jun 16, 2017
    No Tonehammer yet, but the latest updated added the DB751. What kind of Tech21 stuff would you want to see? I figure since most of their stuff is based around amp modeling you could just choose the appropriate amp sim in Helix.
     
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  5. dannybuoy

    dannybuoy

    Aug 3, 2005
    Earth
    Ah, but I far prefer the sound of the Tonehammer to the DB751 model and the VT Bass to their SVT/B15 models! It would be great to have a BDDI/RBI/RPM in there though too.