The demo above shows the Helix version of this patch, but the sounds in the HX Stomp version are exactly the same.
- UPDATE YOUR FIRMWARE: Please upgrade the firmware on your HX Stomp and the HX Edit software from Line 6 to the latest before installing this patch. Even if your HX Stomp is up to date, the ‘HX Edit’ app needs to be updated as well. If you get an error importing a patch, the problem is most likely outdated firmware on your HX Stomp/HX Edit.
- IR CAB INCLUDED: This download includes two premium IR’s from Tone Junkie. These IR’s are from a vintage 1966 AC30 Top Boost with Celestion Silver Bell speakers. This gives the AC30 amp model in the HX Stomp a lot of the character and vibe of the vintage ’66 AC30. We’ve also included a stock cab version of the patch, but we urge to try the IR’s.
Here are the IR’s included:
- TJ 66 Alnico Silver R121-SM57 2 (top row)
- TJ 66 Alnico Silver R121-SM545 (bottom row)
As of firmware 2.90, Helix will automatically detect the IR’s regardless of what slot they are placed in the ‘Impulses’ column. You do have to make sure they are named correctly, though. If you change the names, you’ll have to re-set the IR blocks to the correct IR’s.
To purchase more IR packs, visit the Tone Junkie store here
HOW TO IMPORT THIS PATCH AND IR
- Connect your HX Stomp to your computer using a USB Cable
- Download and instal the ‘HX Edit’ app from Line 6
- In the ‘HX Edit’ app, drag and drop the patch into a slot in the ‘PRESETS’ column
- To import an IR, switch to the ‘IMPULSES’ column (next to the PRESETS column), and drag & drop the IR into the appropriate slot (see note above). The image below shows the specific IR location for this patch.
- PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have the IR loaded into the ‘IMPULSES’ column, the patch will not sound correct, even if you have the IR block on – you must drag and drop the IR into the IMPULSES column.
SIGNAL FLOW AND EFFECTS
This download includes five patches.
- 66 AC TB WT IR – this is the main patch with IR cabs meant for guitars with single coils or low output humbuckers
- 66 AC TB WT HB – this is the main patch with IR cabs meant for guitars with traditionally voiced humbuckers
- 66 AC TB WT – this is the main patch with a stock cab (we highly recommend the IR version with the included IR from Tone Junkie)
- 66 AC TB WT FX1 and 66 AC TB WT FX2 – these patches include the additional effects that are in the full Helix version of this patch. Feel free to swap any of these effects into the main patch to best suite your setup.
66 AC TB WT IR and HB patches:
- Amp 1 – Essex A30
- Amp 2 – Essex A30
- Cabs/IR – see above for IR info
- Cali Q Graphic – always on EQ
- Glitz Verb – Ambient reverb
- Output (Main L/R)
66 AC TB FX 1 patch:
- Input (Main L/R)
- Dual Pitch – POG effect
- Heir Apparent – Prince of Tone (voiced to sound like Bradford’s KOT, Yellow side)
- Scream 808 – Tube Screamer
- Transistor Tape Delay – 1/8 Delay
- Adriatic Delay – Dotted 8th delay
- Output (Main L/R)
66 AC TB WT FX 2 patch:
- Input (Main L/R)
- Dual Delay (1/8d + 1/8)
- ’Plate – subtle plate reverb
- Output (Main L/R
We built this patch assuming you will be integrating HX Stomp into an existing effects rig, using it to replace an amp with the option of additional effects. It includes the base tone components from the full Helix version of this patch.
BUTTON 1 – Amp Gain: The ‘Drive’ and ‘Bass’ parameters of both amps have been mapped to button one. When you engage the button, you get pure amp overdrive.
BUTTON 2 – More Verb: Button 2 will increase the amount of reverb. It will go from subtle to ambient.
STEREO: The Main (non-FX) patches are entirely in stereo, so if you run a stereo rig into them, the stereo image will be retained.
MAKING ADJUSTMENTS FOR YOUR SETUP
SETTING THE PATCH UP FOR YOUR GUITAR
All guitars are different, so you may want to make changes to suite your playing style and guitar. We set this up with a variety of guitars, including both single coils and humbuckers (primarily a Telecaster style guitar). If your guitar has humbuckers, please refer to the suggested settings below.
We recommend making a copy of the patch and changing the copy just in case you want to revert back to the original.
We’ve included both single coil and humbucker voiced patches to serve as starting points for your guitars. To make adjustments, we recommend starting with these parameters:
- Amp Gain: Adjust the min/max values of the amp gain so that your guitar is slightly breaking up with big chords on the bridge position (without any drive pedals on)
- Amp EQ controls: Adjust these to suite your individual guitars/taste
- Cali Q Graphic EQ block: This is a simple way to adjust the overall tonal characteristics of the patch.
If you would like to make this patch louder or quieter without affecting tone, the following adjustments can be made:
“Ch Vol” control on the amp module. This will increase or decrease volume without affecting the tone of the amp. This is the primary level adjustment tool I use for changing patch volumes.
Output block level. Changing the level control on the output block (the very last thing in the signal chain) will increase or decrease overall volume. We typically have this set at zero, but feel free to adjust this as you see fit.
Version 1.0 (initial release): 2020-10-12