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The Complete Preset Library is the best deal on my site. This is a massive folder of 186 presets (and 60 impulse responses - both acoustic instruments and guitar cabs) that I'm constantly making updates to. These are the same presets that I personally use live and they represent 5 years worth of building, tuning, and testing in live performance. A "Complete Preset" is one that I've designed on the HX Stomp with the intention of it acting as my entire guitar rig. All presets include amp and cabinet simulation, multiple gain stages, and plenty of effects to cover whatever sort of tone you need. There's something in here for everyone. Click on "Included Files" for a comprehensive list of every preset included in the Complete Preset Library.


These presets are designed on the HX Stomp for use in stomp switch mode, but they will work across all of the Helix family units (except for HX Effects due to the amp blocks). If you’d like to create custom snapshots on each preset, it is fairly easy - create a combination of the 5-8 stomps switches in each preset and save it to snapshot 1. Repeat the process for as many snapshots as you’d like. As of March 2024, the Electric Guitar presets now contain snapshot data, though I still prefer stompswitch layout on the smaller HX Stomp devices. For many supporters of this library who use one of the larger Helix units (LT, floor, rack), you’ll find that these presets will cover your basic tones. I know that a lot of people like to take them and use them as the foundation for building their own custom presets around.

The Complete Preset Library includes:

   - 96 presets & 1 IR pack from the Electric Guitar Preset Library ($30)

   - 22 presets & 4 IR packs from the Acoustic Instrument Library ($15)

   - 18 presets from the Bass Preset Library ($15)
   - 37 presets from the Violin Preset Library ($15)

   - 18 presets from the Special Effects Preset Library ($15)


My process:

All of my presets are finely tuned for live use through a single FRFR speaker or a large soundsystem. I usually start by creating the presets at home on my studio monitors and occasionally referencing on a PA tower system that I own. Once I have the presets roughed in, I crank the volume on the PA and check that levels across the various gain stages are set appropriately. Then, usually over the course of a few weeks I will test the new presets at shows and make minor adjustments depending on how they seem to fit in with a full band. It’s nice to be able to step out in front of the stage with a wireless kit to see how things sound at gig volume. Finally, I take the presets back to HX Edit to level match them with the rest of the library.


As a result, I’d like to think that these presets are some of the best out there. I’ve done my fair share of purchasing presets from well known makers but haven’t found much consistency when I went out to actually use them live. With that said, you probably do not own the same guitar as I do and might not be playing through the same sound system. Consider these presets as an excellent template. Make minor adjustments as needed and build out your own library to suit your playing style, instruments, and whatever platform you’re amplifying the Helix through. I always like to say that purchasing presets is a great way to get 90% of the way there, but the remaining 10% comes from learning the unit and making adjustments to best suite the way that you use the Helix.


Remember, this folder is a work in progress. I am always adding new sounds and improving old ones. With the purchase of this preset library, you will recieve a Google Drive link (linked at the top of the first page of the .pdf that is included with your purchase). If at any time you would like an update, you can go there to download the latest files. Your purchase is good for all future updates.


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.

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  • Preset labeling:
    EG* - electric guitar
               (H - humbuckers / S - single coils)
    JGH - semi or full hollow body jazz guitar
    AG* - acoustic guitar
               (U - undersaddle / C - contact / M - magnetic)
    NGU - nylon string (classical) guitar
    MD* - mandolin
               (B - bridge piezo / C - contact piezo)
    EB* - electric bass guitar
               (R - roundwounds / F - flatwounds)
    AV - acoustic violin
    EV - electric violin
    SV - synth violin
               (any normal violin pickup will work)
    Synth - will turn any instrument into a synthesizer

    What you're getting:
    Electric Guitar: (70 presets)
    (single coil & humbucker versions for each)
       EG* Acoustic Sim 1
       EG* Acoustic Sim 2
       EG* Bassman
       EG* Blues Jr.
       EG* Broadway 1
       EG* Broadway 2
       EG* Das Benzin (Mega)
       EG* Deluxe 1
       EG* Deluxe 2
       EG* Diezel
       EG* Dr. Z (Interstate)
       EG* Fullerton
       EG* Grange 
       EG* HiWatt
       EG* JCM800
       EG* JTM45
       EG* Kinetic
       EG* Matchless
       EG* Mesa (Cali Texas)
       EG* Moo)))n (Sun)
       EG* Mythical (Dumble)
       EG* Plac Clean
       EG* Plac Lead
       EG* Brite Prince
       EG* Mad Prince
       EG* Warm Prince
       EG* PV Vitriol
       EG* Revv (Gen Red)
       EG* Rockerverb
       EG* Slide Rig
       EG* Space Fuzz
       EG* Supro
       EG* Texas Twin
       EG* Twin Rotary
       EG* Ventoux

    Jazz Guitar: (12 presets)
       EGJ Strat Jazz
       JGH Modern Jazz
       JGH Warm Jazz
       JGH JC120
       JGH Stevens
       JGH Scofield
       JGH Kreisberg
       JGH Arch Bright
       JGH Arch Dark
       JGH Arch Acoust
       JGH Boss OC-3
       JGH Jazz Pad

    Dual Amp Presets: (12 presets):
    (single coil & humbucker versions for each)
       EG* AC30/Twin
       EG* Match/Deluxe
       EG* Match/DrZ
       EG* %13/Twin
       EG* Jazz/Twin
       EG* Arch/HiW

    Special Effects: (18 presets)
       Basic Freeze
       Dynamic Freeze
       Korg Miku
       Synth - 80sLead
       Synth - WarmLead
       Synth - Metheny
       Synth - SoftPad
       Synth - TriadPad
       Synth - SubBass
       Dynamic Hall
       Ambient 1
       Ambient 2
       Ambient 3
       Ambient 4
       Ambient 5
       Ambient 6
       LoFi 1
       LoFi 2

    Acoustic Guitar: (12 presets)
    (undersaddle, contact, & magnetic versions for each)
       AG* Heavy
       AG* Medium
       AG* Light
       AG* Worship

    Nylon Guitar: (3 presets)
       NGU Classical
       NGU Flamenco
       NGU Songwriter

    Ukulele: (2 presets)
       UKU Clean
       UKU Psychedelic

    Mandolin: (4 presets)
    (contact & bridge piezo versions for each)
       MD* Business
       MD* Party

    Banjo: (1 preset)

    Bass Guitar: (18 presets)
    (flatwound & roundwound versions for each)
       EB* Dubby
       EB* Direct
       EB* Bassman
       EB* Woody
       EB* Phat
       EB* Gritty
       EB* Dirty
       EB* Chainsaw
       EB* Spooky

    Acoustic Violin: (7 presets)
       AV Simple
       AV Classical
       AV Fusion
       AV Calcani
       AV Klotz
       AV Langhof
       AV Viola

    Electric Violin: (21 presets)
       EV Ac. Vln 1
       EV Ac. Vln 2
       EV Ac. Vln 3
       EV Ac. Vla
       EV Ac. Clo 1
       EV Ac. Clo 2
       EV Ac. Clo 3
       EV Clean
       EV Crunch
       EV Drive
       EV Saturated
       EV High Gain
       EV Strings Pad
       EV Ambience 1
       EV Ambience 2
       EV Ambience 3
       EV Ambience 4
       EV Ambience 5
       EV Ambience 6
       EV LoFi 1
       EV LoFi 2

    Violin Synth: (6 presets)
       VS 80sLead
       VS WarmLead
       VS Metheny
       VS SoftPad
       VS TriadPad
       VS SubBass

    All of the electric guitar and dual amp presets come with two versions of the same preset - one for humbucking pickup and one for single coils. Some of the acoustic instrument presets follow a similar idea with versions for magnetic, undersaddle, and contact piezo pickups. All of the bass presets come in two versions as well - one for roundwound strings and one for flatwounds.
    Try out everything with your own instruments and feel free to tweak them and make them your own. Just because I made a preset with humbuckers doesn't mean you can't try it on single coils and vice versa. You might like what hapens when you mix and match.

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