L6 sent me a replacement and it has the same noise the original one had. Basically, using it with the BluGuitar Amp1 in 4CM creates some hiss when I'm on the amp's dirt channels. Since the second one directly from L6 is doing the same thing as the first one, I pretty much resigned myself to accepting that that's the way it is.johnnyg88 has issues with the helix noise, maybe you guys don't notice it or turn a blind eye to it, but he's on his 2nd helix and still has the same issue, i just thought i'd share the article since he doesn't seem to be the only one.
here's a bunch more, they all must be imagining the noise right
So I just received my 2nd HX effects. The first I sent back because of noise issues. My hope, in this unit vs pedals, was to eliminate background hum.. not so much it ended up being louder than my old pedals. I tried so many combinations to reduce noise floor- different guitars, using amp vs just...line6.comI understand that there were certain production releases that have this issue (link below) and I am having the same problem. It is not noticeable when playing, but when the guitar is completely muted, it is very obvious both from the amp and when miced into the house speakers. I would like to hea...line6.comAre the HX Fx loops naturally noisy when using fuzz or drive pedals? My HX unit doesn’t have any hiss running into either of my amps but if I put my D.A.M Drag n Fly fuzz or the Boss SD-1w into one of the loops I get a stack of hiss. Neither pedal is that noisy when not in the loops and the fuzz ...line6.comHi, It seems like my FX loops are very noisy. I have this external pedal (Maxon AF-9) that I would like to integrate into my signal chain. If I put it between my guitar and the guitar in then everything is perfect. But whenever I put it in the FX loops I get this loud noise even if the pedal isnt...line6.comSo Ive been trying to get along with the new Drop and Freqout pedals. My initial plan was to put them each in a loop (talkbox too, but still on its way here) and then utilize the loops via Snapshots to turn them on/off on my appropriate song specific presets and on my lead snapshots (for the freq...line6.comI recently acquired a MXR EVH Flanger a few weeks ago and a Freqout pedal today.. If a create a send/return in the Helix and put one of the pedals in first position(tried 1,2,3,4 send/return)....it creates a lot of noise when either pedal is on (unusable). When off no noise/hiss. If I put it seco...line6.comGot the HX Effects today. used the templates and also did a few of my own 4 cable method presets. wow the loop is super noisy, thought I was doing something wrong and spent about 3 hours swapping cables, changing how I set up the preset and still very noisy. The only way I could get rid of the no...line6.com
there's threads from 2020 too. ymmv
Fortunately the Amp1 has a noise gate which takes care of it when I'm not playing. I haven't tried the HXFX with any of my other amps yet though. Maybe I should to see if it hisses with the rest of my amps, none of which have noise gates....
Did you get yours back yet? Did they fix the noise?Thread date != production date. L6 acknowledged a defect in a component in a limited run of early units. You can see discussion about it in the giant HXFX thread here.
Bought my HXFX the first week they came out, played it for years before discovering the noise defect a couple months ago when I started using various fuzz devices in the loop.
L6 sent me a label, repaired it the same day they received it, and it’s being delivered tomorrow. I will report back on success. So far I’m very happy with how they handled it.
I agree with others here that the linked review was pretty meh. I’m in agreement with the reviewer in that I prefer my outboard drive pedals, but there were several statements that were flat out incorrect, such as his assertion that you need a computer to edit the unit. I’m able to access everything from the face of the unit. Just a lazy review.