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  • HX Stomp - this might be it

    https://youtu.be/rbkEtm0RMCk

    I've resisted the direct / muktieffect craze so far but the power in this tiny thing for $600, the price of an OK amp, is just too much to resist.

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    Re: HX Stomp - this might be it

    I wasn't a fan of the HX Effects, just because of the weird ergonomic decisions they made with the design. I owned one for 2 weeks. I'd love to read the manual for this small one, though, and see if it solves some of the problems I had. The M-series was just an elegant design.
    Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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    • #3
      Re: HX Stomp - this might be it

      Originally posted by Mincer View Post
      I wasn't a fan of the HX Effects, just because of the weird ergonomic decisions they made with the design. I owned one for 2 weeks. I'd love to read the manual for this small one, though, and see if it solves some of the problems I had. The M-series was just an elegant design.
      Here you go: https://es.line6.com/data/6/0a020a40...English%20.pdf

      I've never used an HX/Helix family product so I wouldn't really know. They tried to keep the same principles like scenes, paths and color coding.

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      • #4
        Re: HX Stomp - this might be it

        Wow, looks like a lot of bang for the buck there!
        Why don't you take your little Cobra Kais and get outta here?!
        My collaborative PROGRESSIVE ROCK PROJECT, As Follows.

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          Re: HX Stomp - this might be it

          Well, reading through the manual, it seems like it has a full Helix in there. That is a lot to get to with just 3 buttons. While you can do complex programming, you are sort of stuck only accessing 3 effects per preset without additional switches. It would be good for something like adding a few effects to your rig you already have, but the M9 is a better product for that as you can access everything instantly.
          Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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            Re: HX Stomp - this might be it

            Originally posted by Mincer View Post
            Well, reading through the manual, it seems like it has a full Helix in there. That is a lot to get to with just 3 buttons. While you can do complex programming, you are sort of stuck only accessing 3 effects per preset without additional switches. It would be good for something like adding a few effects to your rig you already have, but the M9 is a better product for that as you can access everything instantly.
            HX Effects, it’s kind of like the updated M9.
            Oh no.....


            Oh Yeah!

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            • #7
              Re: HX Stomp - this might be it

              Originally posted by PFDarkside View Post
              HX Effects, it’s kind of like the updated M9.
              I thought so too, but it doesn't work the same. While you can set it to control individual effects, it excels at chains of effects (presets). It doesn't have a global looper, so if you use one a lot, it always takes up 1 button (at least). You can have many effects at once (more than the M9), but you only have direct access to a few of them at once.
              Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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              • #8
                HX Stomp - this might be it

                I hear you. It may work depending on how one plays but it's definitely a trade-off.

                In this video at about 8:00 they go over the control limitations.

                https://youtu.be/z0rcv1LBO_s

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                  Re: HX Stomp - this might be it

                  Having owned several L6 products, the Helix lineup is definitely a game changer. I currently own a HX Effects to go with my valve amp in 4CM, but will get the HX Stomp for recording. If the number of stomps isn't enough, I can put the HX Effects on the loop, and almost have a full Helix without the real estate. I still have space on my board for it if I ever need to go amp-less.
                  Guitars:Gibson LP Trad ('57 Classics), Epiphone Les Paul Special (SP90-1 set), PRS SE CU 24 Flametop (TB5/PGn), Ibanez RG870RWZ (PATB set), Jackson DK2 (TB10/VRn/CRn), LTD MH-1000HS (TB-15/Lil59n), ST213A (HRb/STK-S4 m&n) & TE212 (Hot Stack/A2Pn), Dean Cadillac 1980 (59 set) & Old Skull V (TB6/JazzN), Squier VM JM (SJM-1 set);Effects:L6 Helix Floor, Digitech Drop & FreqOut, Fender FVP-1, EHX Volume Pedal;

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                  • #10
                    Re: HX Stomp - this might be it

                    The HX stomp goes up to 5 pedals with the expression pedal and an additional switch. I went ahead and bought one for home use. I honestly don't see myself using more than 4-5 effects at once. The compact size, price, capability (has same/similar presets as the bigger HX), and IRs (can support third party) sold me. I live in a studio apt, so I can't crank up my 12w Gibson GA 6. I'll be using this with a Sennheiser HD 650 for silent use. I will also use the balanced line out with my Yamaha HS8s. Will report back once it arrives later next week.

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                    • #11
                      Re: HX Stomp - this might be it

                      I just saw the Headrush Gigboard, which was released earlier. It has an extra button and a touch screen. It also has a simulation of a tweed deluxe which is my favorite amp.

                      https://www.sweetwater.com/store/det...SABEgKEUfD_BwE




                      Originally posted by YeRedHouseOverYonder View Post
                      The HX stomp goes up to 5 pedals with the expression pedal and an additional switch. I went ahead and bought one for home use. I honestly don't see myself using more than 4-5 effects at once. The compact size, price, capability (has same/similar presets as the bigger HX), and IRs (can support third party) sold me. I live in a studio apt, so I can't crank up my 12w Gibson GA 6. I'll be using this with a Sennheiser HD 650 for silent use. I will also use the balanced line out with my Yamaha HS8s. Will report back once it arrives later next week.
                      Keep us posted!



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                      • #12
                        Re: HX Stomp - this might be it

                        It'll be here Friday, but won't get to tinker with it until the late evening/night.

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                          Re: HX Stomp - this might be it

                          Originally posted by Blille View Post
                          I just saw the Headrush Gigboard, which was released earlier. It has an extra button and a touch screen. It also has a simulation of a tweed deluxe which is my favorite amp.

                          https://www.sweetwater.com/store/det...SABEgKEUfD_BwE





                          Keep us posted!



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                          I wanna try this thing!!
                          Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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                          • #14
                            Re: HX Stomp - this might be it

                            Originally posted by Mincer View Post
                            I wanna try this thing!!
                            It looks fun and super easy to use. Iím still navigating the demos. A fair bit of condescendence from Helix fanboys about the tech been outdated in other forums.

                            This one goes through a lot of the amps I care about. https://youtu.be/mEvaBGDMoV0

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                            • #15
                              Re: HX Stomp - this might be it

                              I'm with Mincer, too much functionality for only 3 buttons. By the time you add an expression pedal and a midi controller or extra footswitches, might as well have bought the LT or full size headrush.

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