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TONE NAME: The Bassman

  • Created with: Helix
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  • Date: 11/16/23
  • Downloads: 718
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    Variax is the uniquely flexibile guitar from Line 6. Our Vetta II amplifier includes a digital connection for the Variax that lets you store settings for both your amp and your guitar in the Vetta II so that when you call up a Vetta Channel Memory your amp and guitar can change sounds together. Vetta II Tones marked with this guitar symbol include this Variax data.

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    Attention POD 2.0, Flextone and HD147 owners... Your hardware doesn't do Stomp effects, so you'll hear something different than what was intended. Try increasing the Drive or choose a higher gain Amp Model to get the right sound. The other aspects of the sound should translate as expected, so you'll at least get a great starting place for tweaking.

  • Comments:
    Requires Helix 3.7 Not a bass guitar preset. Uses the new Bassman (US Dripman Norm) amp and cab models. I dialed this in using my Fender Jazzmaster. Input gains will probably have to be adjusted to suit your guitar and pickups. For guitars with hotter pups you may want to try just bypassing the first gain block. Includes the new Feedbacker effect block. This one can be setup in so many different ways, this just gets you going. Activated with a momentary stomp. I use an external Exp2 for volume and the Exp1 for reverb and delay mix amounts, so start with the heel down on Exp1. This is a stereo preset with an 18ms delay on the right side speaker for that cool doubling effect. There is a stomp to bypass. 8 snapshots, and stomps for all of the effects blocks. Snapshots are all adjusted to peak right around -18db. I usually use the amp channel volume for that. Snapshots are also used to switch guitar models on my Line 6 Shuriken Variax, so you will probably need to adjust that for your specific Variax. …and since it’s a Bassman I had to take a stab at making a couple of bass guitar simulator snapshots. These are usable if you are in a pinch.

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