Presets for the Line 6 Helix. To request a preset for an artist/song not listed below, just shoot me an e-mail.

Self-Contained Presets:

VH Unchained 2.0
Sounds Like: Eddie Van Halen’s signature tones on Unchained on the Fair Warning album, tweaked for a Line 6 Variax. This replaces the old Van Hailin’ preset, which is no longer offered.

Price: $1.50

Police Preset Pack
This pack of 9 presets captures Andy Summers’s signature tones on these classic Police albums:

  • Regatta De Blanc (Walking On The Moon, Bring On The Night)
  • Zenyatta Mondatta (Don’t Stand So Close To Me, Voices Inside My Head, When The World Is Running Down You Make The Best Of What’s Still Around)
  • Ghost In The Machine (Omegaman, Secret Journey)
  • Synchronicity (Every Breath You Take, Tea In The Sahara)

Most of the presets in this pack are tweaked for a DiMarzio Area T neck pickup and/or a DiMarzio Virtual Solo bridge pickup. The Don’t Stand So Close To Me preset is tweaked for a JTV Variax or Variax Standard for D standard tuning. This pack replaces the old Zenyatta Ghost preset, which is no longer offered.

Price: $10.00

STP Plush
Sounds Like: Dean DeLeo’s signature tones on Plush off of Stone Temple Pilots’s Core album, tweaked for a guitar with a Seymour Duncan Custom P-90 bridge pickup. Includes Ignite Amps’ IR of a Framus 4×12 cab with V30 speakers captured with an SM57.

Price: $1.50

Rush Limelight
Sounds Like: Alex Lifeson’s signature tones on Limelight off of Rush’s Moving Pictures album, tweaked for a Line 6 JTV-69S, JTV-69, or Variax Standard. Uses Line 6’s Allure 412 Cali V30 IR.

Price: $1.50

Pulse Cloud
Sounds Like: A pattern tremolo with stereo filter sweep.

Price: $1.50

Gilmour Brick 2
Sounds Like: David Gilmour’s solo in Pink Floyd’s Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2. Tweaked for a DiMarzio Area 67 neck pickup in a Strat-style guitar. Also includes David Gilmour’s direct-to-mixing-desk rhythm sound, tweaked for a DiMarzio Area 67 middle pickup in a Strat-style guitar.

Price: $1.50

U2 Bad (Live)
Sounds Like: The Edge’s signature Strat/AC30 tones on U2’s Bad off of the Wide Awake In America live album. Tweaked for a DiMarzio Virtual Solo bridge pickup and DiMarzio Area 67 middle pickup in a Strat-style guitar.

Price: $1.50

U2 Street Name
Sounds Like: The Edge’s signature Strat/AC30 tones on U2’s Where The Streets Have No Name. Tweaked for a DiMarzio Virtual Solo bridge pickup and DiMarzio Area 67 middle pickup in a Strat-style guitar.

Price: $1.50

U2 All I Want
Sounds Like: All guitar parts in U2’s All I Want Is You, including Bono’s acoustic intro and The Edge’s signature Strat/AC30 tones and shimmer reverb. Tweaked for a DiMarzio Virtual Solo bridge pickup in a Strat-style guitar (a Line 6 Variax is required for the acoustic tones).

Price: $1.50

U2 Mystery Way
Sounds Like: The Edge’s Korg A3 riff in U2’s Mysterious Ways. Tweaked for any Line 6 Variax’s Chime (’68 Rickenbacker 360) neck pickup model.

Price: $1.50

Gilmour Numb JTV
Sounds Like: David Gilmour’s solos in Pink Floyd’s Comfortably Numb. Tweaked for the Spank (’59 Strat) bridge pickup simulation of any Line 6 Variax.

Price: $1.50

Whammy Synth
Sounds Like: Two parallel monophonic synth voices. Uses parallel paths and the Pitch Wham effect to create contrary motion. Includes two footswitchable timbres.

Price: $1.50

Presets That Require Third-Party Impulse Responses (Not Included):

Gilmour FinalCut
Sounds Like: David Gilmour’s solo in Pink Floyd’s The Final Cut. Tweaked for a DiMarzio Virtual Solo bridge pickup in a Strat-style guitar and a third-party IR that is not yet publicly available.

Price: $1.50

Gilmour Numb MH IR
Sounds Like: David Gilmour’s solos in Pink Floyd’s Comfortably Numb. Tweaked for my prototype Mercury Head’s DiMarzio Virtual Solo bridge pickup and a third-party IR that is not yet publicly available.

Price: $1.50

Dire Waterline
Sounds Like: Mark Knopfler’s tone on Dire Straits’ Waterline. Tweaked for a DiMarzio Virtual Solo bridge pickup and DiMarzio Area 67 middle pickup in a Strat-style guitar and a third-party IR that is no longer publicly available.

Price: $1.50

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