Presets for the Line 6 Helix

Terms and Conditions: By downloading one of my presets, you agree not to share or sell copies of it. If you sell your Helix, you’re welcome to include the preset with it, so long as you don’t keep a copy of it.

Self-Contained Presets:

LZ You Shook Me
Sounds Like: Jimmy Page’s tones on You Shook Me off the Led Zeppelin I album, tweaked for the Lester bridge pickup model on a Line 6 Variax with the tone knob rolled off between 1 and 5.
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VH Unchained 2.0
Sounds Like: Eddie Van Halen’s signature tones on Unchained off 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 Click here to buy

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 Click here to buy

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 Click here to buy

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.
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Pulse Cloud
Sounds Like: A pattern tremolo with stereo filter sweep.
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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.
9/27/18 UPDATE: I updated this preset for FW2.60 to restore the footswitch colors and to replace the Simple Delay block with the Double Take block for a rhythm guitar sound that’s closer to the multitracked version on the album. The solo setting hasn’t changed.
Price: $1.50Click here to buy

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 Click here to buy

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.
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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 Click here to buy

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.
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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 Click here to buy

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 Click here to buy

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 Click here to buy

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 Click here to buy

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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