In this play through Bradford is playing an Elliott Tonemaster (stock)
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 If you get an error importing a patch, the problem is most likely outdated firmware on your Helix/HX Edit.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 Tone Junkies. We matched this specific IR to this amp, 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 IR – it really does sound better – and it’s included for free :).
Here is the IR included:
- TJ C12N R121-SM545 2
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.
This download includes the following patches:
- Never Lost WT IR: This is the main patch set up for guitars with single coil pickups or low output humbuckers.
- Never Lost WT HB: This is the same as the first patch but set up for traditional or higher output humbuckers.
- Never Lost 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 open 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.
There are eight snapshots included in this patch to get different sounds (all patches feature the same snapshots).
- Snapshot 1: INTRO/LEAD: Lead tone for the intro
- Snapshot 2: VS/CLN: Clean tone (no delay)
- Snapshot 3: CHORUS: Rhythm/drive tone
- Snapshot 4: BRIDGE BLD: Bigger drive for the bridge build
- Snapshot 5: CLN AMBI: Ambient clean tone
- Snapshot 6: VERSE +: Same as snap 2 but more drive
- Snapshot 7: OUTRO LEAD: Solo tone (bigger than Snap 1)
- Snapshot 8: SWELLS – There aren’t sells in this song, but they’re always nice to have available 🙂
SIGNAL FLOW AND EFFECTS
- Deluxe Comp – not mapped to a switch, always on
- Minotaur – mapped to switch labeled ‘KLON’
- Scream 808 – mapped to switch labeled ‘808’
- Compulsive Drive – mapped to switch labeled ‘OCD’
- Volume – mapped to EXP 2
- Amp – US Double Nrm
- Cabs/IR’s – see above for IR info
- Cali Q EQ – 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 – 8th delay – mapped to switch labeled ‘1/8 Tape’
- Adriatic Delay – Dotted 8th delay – mapped to switch labeled ‘1/8d Adri’
- Transistor Tape Delay – Dual Delay (1/8d + 1/8) – mapped to switch labeled ‘Dual DLY Tape’
- Plate Verb – subtle reverb – mapped to a switch labeled ‘Plate Verb’
- Glitz Verb – Ambient reverb – mapped to switch labeled ‘Cloud Verb’
- Glitz Verb – bigger modulated verb – mapped to switch labeled “SWELLS Verb”
This patch is meant to be used in stompbox mode or snapshot mode. 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.
The delays, reverbs, and EQ are in stereo. If you only use the L/Mono output of the Helix, everything will be summed to mono automatically.
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.
Initial Release (Version 1.0): 2021-01-28