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Line 6 Helix???

Discussion in 'Effects Pedals, Strings and more' started by pat6969, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. They should have made it identical but just withheld software features so LT owners could upgrade to full Helix if they like the unit.

    PS- Line 6 sucks.
     
  2. High/Deaf

    High/Deaf Gold Member

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    I'm glad I quit listening to uninformed internet opinion years ago. Or else I wouldn't own the L6 stuff I own, which works just fine and does it's job exactly as intended.

    I suspect this is a secret the pros learned as well. I see lots of L6 stuff on their boards. But you have to understand how to use it correctly. Something many internet gurus apparently struggle with and the pros don't. Go figure.
     
  3. pattste

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    Unfortunately manufacturing costs would be identical for the two units so they couldn't really charge less for the LT (at least that's what the company is saying).
     
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  4. $3 VS $3.15
     
  5. 1SweetRide

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    Not really. The scribble strips probably cost that each and then there's the volumes being produced, etc. Steel is less expensive than aluminum too.
     
  6. Steadfastly

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    Exactly!
     
  7. 1SweetRide

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    For sure, take a look at the Glenn Delaune videos up on YouTube.
     
  8. hollowbody

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    Not only that, but also all the I/O that is missing in the LT. The Aux input, XLR in, SPDIF in/out, EXP, etc. If all that was also included, along with the same chassis, etc. then there would be no discount at all.

    That's a ridiculous idea, c'mon. The LT isn't right for me, but I think they did a good job of positioning a product in-between the entry-level modelers the the Helix/AxeFX/Kemper stuff. The only people who might be upset about this are those who bought the whole-hog Helix and really didn't need all the bells-and-whistles.
     
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  9. 1SweetRide

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    3 in stock now at Lauzon in Ottawa.
     
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