In this play through Bradford is using a PRS Custom 24 with Lambertones pickups (Grinder bridge + Crema neck). Note: this video was done with version 1.0 of this patch. Scroll down to see the improvements we’ve made.
1. UPDATE YOUR FIRMWARE: Please upgrade the firmware on your Helix and the HX Edit software from Line 6 to the latest before installing this patch. Even if your Helix 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 If you get an error importing a patch, the problem is most likely outdated firmware on your Helix/HX Edit.
2. IR CABS INCLUDED: This download includes a premium IR Cab from our Match G12H30We matched this specific IR to this amps, but feel free to experiment with other IR’s for different tonal options. We’ve also included a stock cab version of the patch, but we urge to try the IRs – it really does sound better – and it’s included for free :).
Here is the IR included:
- WT Match G12H30 SR25+160
With Firmware 2.90, Helix should recall the IR based on its name rather than slot number, so it shouldn’t matter which slot you import the IR into. To purchase additional IR packs, visit Worship Tutorials.
This download includes the following patches:
- Build My Life WT IR: This is the main patch set up for guitars with single coil pickups or low output humbuckers.
- Build My Life HB: This is the same as the first patch but set up for traditional or higher output humbuckers.
- Build My Life WT: This is the same as the first patch but using stock cabs (again – try the IR’s).
HOW TO IMPORT THIS PATCH AND IR
- Connect your Helix 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 an available slot. 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.
This patch is designed to be used in Snapshot mode. To enable this mode in your Helix, go to the ‘Footswitches’ section of the Global Settings and select ‘8 Snapshots’ in the ‘Preset Mode Switches’ menu. Here are the snapshots:
- SNAPSHOT 1: SWELLS/VS. Ambient swells for the first verse.
- SNAPSHOT 2: CHORUS. Basic rhythm tone with light drive.
- SNAPSHOT 3: VERSE 2. Clean-ish with verb and delay.
- SNAPSHOT 4: INST. Instrumental before the bridge.
- SNAPSHOT 5: CHORUS (+). More drive than Snap 2
- SNAPSHOT 6: BRIDGE (+). This is the biggest drive tone of the patch.
- SNAPSHOT 7: VERSE TREM. Same as the verse snap but with tremolo. We like to kick this on at the end of the guitar part in the verse sections (see our video play through).
- SNAPSHOT 8: AMBI CLEAN. It’s here if you need it.
SIGNAL FLOW AND EFFECTS
- Deluxe Comp – not mapped to a switch, always on
- Heir Apparent – Prince of Tone (voiced to sound like Bradford’s KOT, Yellow side) – mapped to switch labeled ‘KOT-Yellow’
- Scream 808 – Tube Screamer – mapped to a switch labeled ‘808’
- Dhyna Drive Hermida Zendrive — mapped to switch labeled ‘Zendrive’
- Tremolo – mapped to switch labeled Tremolo
- Volume – mapped to EXP 2
- Amp – Fullerton Jumped
- Cabs/IR – see above for IR info
- Cali Q Graphic – Always on EQ – Use this EQ to make tonal tweaks for your guitar/setup. These controls will affect your tone differently than the amp controls.
- Transistor Tape Delay – dotted 8th delay – mapped to switch labeled ‘1/8d DLY’
- Adriatic Delay – 8th Delay – mapped to switch labeled ‘1/8 Delay’
- Transistor Tape Delay – stereo (1/4 and 1/8d) – mapped to switch labeled ‘Dual DLY ST’
- ’63 Spring – subtle spring reverb – mapped to a switch labeled ‘Spring Verb’
- Glitz Verb –modulated verb – mapped to switch labeled “Big Verb (Glitz)
- Searchlights Verb – big modulated verb used for swells
This patch is meant to be used in Snapshot mode, but can be used in stomp box mode as well. We recommend setting up your Helix to use all ten stomps. The Helix LT does not allow 10-button stomp mode, so you’ll have to re-arrange the button assignments to suite your preferences.
This patch is meant to be used in stereo. If you are able to run stereo, the wet effects will sound bigger and better. If you only use the L/Mono output of the Helix, everything will be summed to mono automatically. NOTE: Do not use just the Right output of the helix – some of the delays will not be audible if you do this.
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 3.0: 2021-03-04
- Added: WT IR cabs
- Changed: Amp/EQ changes (better tone)
Version 2.0: 2019-08-08
- Changed: Amp/cab (switched to the Fullerton model)
- Changed: Drives and settings (to fit with the Fullerton model)
Version 2.0 moves this patch from the Fender Deluxe amp model to the Fullerton (Fender Deluxe Tweed) amp model. The basic character is the same, but we feel the Fullerton model sounds better.
Initial Release (Version 1.0): 2019-07-01