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All-Purpose Surf & Spaghetti Western
This is an All-In-One rig designed around the tones made famous by Dick Dale, Mark Speer, Ennio Morricone, and other legends.


Listen to these presets here

In this bundle, you’re getting three variations on two different all-purpose presets. The variations included are for single coil, humbucker, and Filtertron (Gretsch-style) equipped guitars, though I think you’ll find that they can overlap depending on your preferences for gain staging. As always, my presets are built for footswitch mode. These presets make use of creative signal routing and plenty of parameter changes this way, you end up with a much more versatile selection of tones. These presets were designed on the HX Stomp and are all you should need to use it as your entire rig, though plenty of my customers use them on their larger devices as well. If you've got Helix LT, Floor, Rack, or Native - congrats, you've now got the buidling blocks for building an even more powerful preset. Click on "Detailed notes on how the footswitches work" to the right for more info on the entire preset.

What you're getting:
- Two presets:
     - EGx_Spaghetti - inspired by Ennio Morricone’s iconic soundtracks
     - EGx_PsychoSurf - inspired by Mark Speer and Dick Dale's tones
- A detailed guide on best practices for setting up your Helix device
- Each preset is available in three versions depending on your pickups:

     - EGS - single coil pickups

     - EGF - filtertron (Gretsch-style) pickups

     - EGH - humbucking pickup

- Favorites folder with 14 additional effects I've dialed in

- A guide on best practices for setting up your Helix device

- FAQ and troubleshooting page

This is a “complete” preset, which means that this preset is designed to act as your entire rig. All you need is your guitar and your Helix device since this preset will cover all your needs for amp simulation, overdrive tones, spring reverb, tremolo, phaser, and tape delay. The presets in this bundle have been meticulously dialed in and tested for live performance with a full band. All of the footswitches in the All-Purpose presets are interactive, meaning that often times they will be changing parameters across the entire preset at the same time as they’re engaging a new effect. It’s like snapshot mode, but better because instead of only having a very limited number of snapshots per preset, you can use various combinations of stompswitches to come up with whatever tone you need in the moment.

Each of these presets are limited to a maximum of 8 blocks, and as such will work on all of the following products:
HX Stomp

HX Stomp XL
Helix LT
Helix Floor
Helix Rack
Helix Native
     *Helix Native users please note that all of my presets exist in stompswitch mode. Helix Native is set up to prefer snapshots, however you can use these presets in stompswitch mode just fine. Check out the Helix Native manual pages 14 & 15 for information on loading these presets in HC (hardware compatibility) mode. When prompted, make sure you select HX Stomp XL as the original device since that is what I create these presets on.

All-Purpose Spaghetti Western & Psychedelic Surf presets


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  • I tune each of my presets through different front of house systems and studio monitors to ensure they perform consistently across whatever medium you'll be using. I proof them in rehearsal and during loud live performances. I think you'll find that they cut through the mix well and are incredibly versatile on account of how they're designed in footswitch mode. With that said, you probably do not own the same guitar as I do and might not be playing through the same sound system. You are completely entitled to make minor adjustments as needed! Actually, you should expect to make a few small adjustments so that these presets may better suit your playing style, instruments, and whatever platform you’re amplifying the Helix through.

    Trust your ear. If it sounds good and cuts well in a band mix, then it is good.

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