My names Kevin and I don't have a problem

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  • MegiMegi Posts: 7,163Member
    I will be very interested in the "more to follow". One encouraging thing I can say is that I have been extremely impressed with the compressor models on the Helix (and also the Boss MS3 I had before), and in fact prefer them to anything I ever tried in a separate pedal.
  • ESBlondeESBlonde Posts: 927Member
    edited July 22
    Well I missed the Jam session Tuesday due to man flu, but I did the first gig Saturday at a pride event. It was outdoors on a quick change festival stage, so the very portable quick set and go of the HX was a bonus. It was just a 45 minite set so I forwent Wah and other ancilliary pedals.
    I shall need to adjust the various gain/output settings, at stage volume the 'extra' bit of volume really jumps out. I had configured the boost to do that rather than feel hopeless when I'd got to 10 on the guitar and had no more options. I had configured a 'synth like' sound for one song, again the level of aggregated drives/comp etc. made me reach down to catch the guitars volume. These things can be sorted.
    Overall the festival stage was typical in that it was very loud but the monitors were distorted and kept feeding back. Once we'd got them turned down to within thier capabilities it sounded much better.
    So overall I'm going to stick with this HX unit, next gig looks like a month away, so I've got some playtime to get things slick.
  • nicholaspaulnicholaspaul Posts: 946Member
    /non-guitar related content/
    I had no idea that forwent is the past tense of forgo. You learn something new every day!

    Back to normal... how often do you need a quick setup setup? Is it the kind of thing people ought to have available?
  • ESBlondeESBlonde Posts: 927Member
    Nicholas paul we don't generally play festival type stages with my current bands as they are all covers. If one of the new country rock bands ever takes off that may change, but presently that looks dormant.
    So mostly We have a stage to ourselves and reasonable setup time, but it's as well to be flexible. For instance the funk band played a wedding this last sturday and we shared the stage with a DJ. She did the first two songs for the bridal dances and then we did 2x1 Hour sets finishing at 9.15pm. She then took over for the rest of the evening. So a quick pack and leave was very useful especially in that rain! I was home just after 10:30 and it's a 50 min drive! It also helps having fewer and smaller cases strewn about backstage or stuffed in crevices behind gear and out of sight.
    I also get hassel because my analogue pedal board was almost a metre wide and about 650 deep. This 'looks' like a lot of real estate, but in practice I would just have that much empty space in front of me with a mic stand and to prevent clocking someone with the guitar neck. Also I take 3 guitars on a single guitar stand, so that too takes up a little space when the stage is tight.
  • nicholaspaulnicholaspaul Posts: 946Member
    If you don’t take the real estate, the singer will! Actually, I have a board that’s over a meter long and I worry if it’s too big. Oh well, I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it.
    That wedding sounds like fun. And it sounds like you were well prepared. In, out, get paid, gone!
    Nice!
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