Helix lt and frfr112

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  1. heltershelton

    heltershelton Tele-Afflicted

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    Ive been using tube amps since the 80s.
    I got a helix lt and a headrush frfr speaker, and i gotta say, i find it hard to tell a difference between the two.
    Dec 20th we played our first ampless gig, running everything through foh.
    Our other guitarist was using a bassman reissue but he picked up a kemper stage and it sounds great.
    It was different, thats for sure, and its something ill have to get used to.
    But load in/load out was a breeze.
    This modeling stuff sure has come a long way.
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    Agreed that new tech is as good or better...
     
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    I heard a guy trying out the new fractal rig. Was through some cheap monitors, and still sounded incredible. Mesa setting was convincing. All the low end was there in fine form, which is what really impressed me

    Only thing I found missing was that you heard it, but you didn't "feel" it.

    It's also $2500, so there's that
     
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    I had a 500x, and never could use it for rehearsals or gigs because of that feel thing, but the helix is different. Notes "bloom" just like with a real tube amp.
    Granted, its not 100%, but its damn close.
     
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    I often run my Kemper through a pair of 1960s. You can feel it then!
     
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    My Mesa Mark V doesn't have very much "bloom." It's punchy, tight, in your face, and 100% tubes. That's the way it was designed.
     
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