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.

In this bundle, you’ll get two different presets each with 2 variations to suit your preferences single coil or humbucker guitars. These presets make use of creative signal routing and plenty of parameter changes in footswitch mode in order to get the most out of them. 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 versatile sound. Click on "Detailed notes on how the footswitches work" to the right for more info on the entire preset.

What you're getting:
- Four presets:
     - EGS_Spaghetti - a Spaghetti Western preset for single coil yeehaws
     - EGS_Psycho_Surf - Khruangbin/Dick Dale for single coil guitars

     - EGH_Spaghetti - a Spaghetti Western preset for humbucker yeehaws

     - EGH_Psycho_Surf - Khruangbin/Dick Dale for humbucker guitars
- A detailed guide on best practices for setting up your Helix device

- FAQ and troubleshooting guide

“All-In-One preset” means that this preset is designed to cover the role of 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, overdriven and clean spring reverb, 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-In-One 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 3 snapshots per preset, now you can combine different combinations of foot switches 1-5 to get 32 different combinations. If you have any questions, reply to the email you’ve received and I’ll follow up.

Each of these presets are limited to a maximum of 6 blocks, and as such will work on all of the following products:
HX Stomp
Helix LT
Helix Floor
Helix Rack
Helix Native
     Native users - please note that these presets are set up in stompswitch mode and do not contain snapshot data. Native is set up to prefer snapshot mode, but you can still easily access the "stompswitches" through MIDI commands.

Helix - All Purpose Surf & Spaghetti Western

  • 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.