This patch is the same one used in the video above.
Free HX Stomp patch from the Jet Micro video demo
1. 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 If you get an error importing a patch, the problem is most likely outdated firmware on your HX Stomp/HX Edit. NOTE: You’ll need at least version 2.82 of both.
2. REVERBS: The 2.6 Firmware update changed the mix levels of the new (HX) reverbs. This patch accounts for those changes, so if you are not updated to 2.6 or later on your HX Stomp, the reverbs will not sound right.
3. ALL IN ONE PATCH: This patch is designed to be an all-in-one HX Stomp rig when used with an external midi switch – specifically the Jet Micro. To put as much in the patch as possible, we are not including an IR cab with this patch, and we utilized the Amp+Cab block. We’ve included the basics of what we feel would accomplish a typical P&W set – drive, reverb, delay (and more reverb and more delay), and even modulation (chorus).
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
SIGNAL FLOW AND EFFECTS
- Input (Main L/R)
- PlastiChorus – mapped to Button 1 on the Stomp
- Heir Apparent – defaults to Button A on the Jet Micro (you can assign this to any external controller)
- Scream 808 – defaults to Button C on the Jet Micro (you can assign this to any external controller)
- Amp+Cab – Matchstick Ch 1 + 2×12 Match G25
- Transistor Tape Delay – dotted 8th Delay- mapped to Button 2 (turning it on increases mix and feedback – it’s set to always be on)
- Ganymede Reverb – mapped to Button 3 (turning it on increases mix and decay – it’s set to always be on)
- Output (Main L/R)
This patch is meant to be a used with an external controller – specifically the Jet Micro. The Jet Micro will be set up out of the box to control the overdrives.
We’ve set up buttons 2 and 3 on the Stomp to control the mix and feedback/decay of the reverb and delay. These effects are always on, but we’ve given you control over how wet they are. To accomplish this, you’ll need to set button 3 to be a stomp, rather than the tap temp/tuner.
To do this, go to the global settings, and under ‘Footswitches’, set Stomp 3 to ‘FS3 Function’
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.
RECOMMENDED SETTINGS FOR SINGLE COILS:
The version of this patch you initially download is voiced more toward single coils. We built it primarily using a Telecaster style guitar. If you have a humbucker equipped guitar with low-output humbuckers with lots of clarity, it should be perfect for your uses too.
Feel free to adjust the amp EQ and the settings of the Cali Q Graphic block (at the end of the patch) if you’d like to make the patch a bit brighter or darker.
RECOMMENDED SETTINGS FOR HUMBUCKERS:
If your guitar has traditional output Humbuckers, try the following changes (we recommend making a copy of the original patch).
GAIN: First check the level of gain with your guitar. You want the amp to break up a bit on the bridge pickup when you strum hard. Adjust the gain to taste.
EQ: From here, adjust the EQ so that it sounds good with your guitar/pickups. For humbuckers you’ll likely need to increase the Treble and Presence sliders, and decrease the ‘Cut’ slider (and maybe the Bass slider).
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): 2020-04-07