I have learned from these types of threads, if they sound fine to you for what you need them to do, then just move on. It’s all in the ear and preferences of each individual whether that is style of music, willingness to tweak more to get just what you want, complaint about a specific engine type, etc.What are the "limitations" of the HX reverbs? They sound fine to me
Gear rule #1: If it sounds fine to you, then it is fine.What are the "limitations" of the HX reverbs? They sound fine to me
OK, I'll rephrase: what are the limitations of the reverbs, as perceived by others?Gear rule #1: If it sounds fine to you, then it is fine.
If you don't hear any limitations, then there are no limitations.
If you don't hear any problem with the way it sounds, then there are no problems with the way it sounds.
I have a couple of these EBS cables on my pedalboard - $13.99Though seriously, if anyone knows of a Y-splitter TRS cable with a right angle on the stereo end, please let me know so I can buy a couple of them.
I totally agree, but the blanket “Helix reverbs are the worst thing ever” which a few here have said is just simply not true. Serviceable? Yes. I’d go beyond that and say that I’ve even dialed in Strymon-esque sounds that are more than just serviceable. I’d call them great. I think what puts people off are the awful default settings for almost every reverb type. You gotta spin the knobs.I get it, and the Helix reverbs are fine for that and don't sound like dog-sh1t or something. But it's also okay to admit that everything in your al-in-one-box isnt the pinnacle of it's kind
Oh those look very nice, much appreciated!I have a couple of these EBS cables on my pedalboard - $13.99
My personal feeling is that they are a bit flat and narrow sounding.OK, I'll rephrase: what are the limitations of the reverbs, as perceived by others?
I'm not doubting your preference, but are you aware that most of the Helix reverbs have low and high cuts applied by default? I can't remember for sure on the HX ones, but for the legacy ones it's definitely the case. I'd check but am not near mine right now.the reverbs in the AxeFX (even just on the default settings) just feel bigger, and deeper, and I hear more lows and more highs and more definition across the frequency spectrum.
The Stomp has to be tweaked to get the best tones out of it. Send the Weekend with it going through all the parameters and if you are patient, you will be surprised by the tones you can coax out of such a small unit.I've been toying with this idea, it's smaller and lighter than a HXFX, i don't need too many presets, but then again i hear the delay/reverb are the worst part of the helix algorithms..
anyone doing this?
The main reason the HX Stomp starts to become almost omnipresent on guitarist's pedalboards is its sheer infinite flexibility. You can use it as amp, as overdrives, as wah, as modulation, etc. and very well as delay and reverb platform. It's great to have one on the board to cover eventualities instead of buying other pedals.I've been toying with this idea, it's smaller and lighter than a HXFX, i don't need too many presets, but then again i hear the delay/reverb are the worst part of the helix algorithms..
anyone doing this?
Yes, I’m aware. I spent a lot of time tweaking those when I was dialing the reverbs in. Definitely helps a lot, but there’s still something not quite there.I'm not doubting your preference, but are you aware that most of the Helix reverbs have low and high cuts applied by default? I can't remember for sure on the HX ones, but for the legacy ones it's definitely the case. I'd check but am not near mine right now.
I think this pretty well sums it up, even being in the “good enough for me” camp.My feeling on it as it pertains to this thread is that if you’ve got a Helix or HX device that you use for a lot of other things, then the reverbs can be good enough to get by. But, if I was looking for a pedal specifically for reverb it would not be my first choice
I agree with every you said here and a plus one on the JNC YouTube follow.I have not long had my HX Effects, nor do I have formal qualifications in reverb/delay righteousness ... but I do have to say I agree with you on this. It didn't take me long to find and dial in a reverb and delay that I liked ... to the point where I'm playing and liking, and forgetting about tweaking.
I suppose it's possible that I'm not playing music for which highly specific delay tones/features are total deal makers/breakers. Just looking for a bit of ambience, a tiny bit of always on slap-back and a longer delay to moisten solos.
To the OP, have a listen to the kind of tones that John Nathan Cordy gets on his YouTube channel. He's a big user of HX Stomp, and, to my ear, has some of the best tones I've heard on YouTube ... which almost always feature reverb and delay.