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 If you get an error importing a patch, the problem is most likely outdated firmware on your Helix/HX Edit.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 CAB INCLUDED: This download includes a premium IR Cab. 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 specific IR included:
- WT G12H GB 121+SR25 // To purchase more IR packs, visit the the Worship Tutorials IR Cab page.
This download includes two patches as well as the IR cabs. The patches are:
- SLO WT SC: This is the main patch voiced for single coils using the IR cab.
- SCLOWT HB: This is the main patch voiced for humbuckers using the iR cab
- SLO WT – This patch uses stock Helix cabs rather than IR’s (uses the single coil settings)
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 the 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.
SIGNAL FLOW AND EFFECTS
- Deluxe Comp– not mapped to a switch, always on
- Scream 808 – mapped to switch labeled ‘808’
- Teemah! – mapped to switch labeled ‘Timmy’
- Amp – Solo Lead Clean
- Amp – Solo Lead OD
- Volume (log curve) – mapped to EXP 2
- 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 – 1/8 delay – mapped to a switch labeled ‘8th Tape’
- Double Take – not mapped to a switch (used in snapshots)
- Chorus – mapped to a switch labeled ‘Chorus’
- Adriatic Delay – 1/8d delay – mapped to a switch labeled ‘.8th Adri’
- Dual Delay – Dual Delay (1/8d + 1/4) – mapped to switch labeled ‘Dual ST DLY’
- Plate Verb – subtle reverb – mapped to a switch labeled ‘Plate Verb’
- Dynamic Hall Verb – ambient reverb – mapped to a switch labeled ‘Dyn Hall’
AMP GAIN BUTTON
We have mapped the ‘Drive’ parameter of the clean amp block to a button labeled ‘AMP GAIN’. Pressing this button will turn the gain up (and the bass down a bit). This gives you a pure amp overdrive, which sounds awesome. You can stack this with the drive pedals for big drive sounds.
LEAD CHANNEL BUTTON
The ‘Lead Channel’ button toggles between the Clean and OD amp blocks. When the button is engaged, the OD (Lead) channel of the amp is on and the clean is off. This essentially acts as a channel switching button on the amp.
This patch is meant to be used in either stompbox or snapshot mode. We recommend setting up your Helix to use all ten stomps (stompbox mode) or all eight snapshots (snapshot mode). The Helix LT does not allow 10-button stomp mode, so you’ll have to re-arrange the button assignments to suite your preferences.
Everything after the amp block runs 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.
Feel free to stack drive pedals for bigger sounds. All three one at once will give you a lead/solo tone. We’ve included three drive pedal options for you, but only two are assigned to foot switches. Feel free to assign your favorites.
There are eight snapshots included in this patch to get different sounds (all patches feature the same snapshots).
- Snapshot 1: CLEAN. This is the base clean tone with delay.
- Snapshot 2: DRIVE. Light overdrive.
- Snapshot 3: DRIVE +: Bigger overdrive
- Snapshot 4: LEAD – More traditional lead tone without a lot of reverb and delay
- Snapshot 5: AMBI CLEAN – Clean tone with big reverb.
- Snapshot 6: AMBI MOD – Dynamic Hall verb with Retro Reel (we LOVE this tone)
- Snapshot 7: 80’s ROCK: This uses the chorus and the double take effects to get an 80’s rhythm tone. The Double Take is used to mimic the Eventide MicroPitch effect
- Snapshot 8: SWELLS – this uses the ‘Swells’ stomp button plus more verb and delay.
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 (1.0): 2021-05-20