The Helix changed the game for digital amp modellers with an easy-to-use interface. The robust hardware made it popular with gigging musicians, and the sound quality is what has allowed the Helix to keep its popularity. Not only is it simple and functional, but it sounds great in lots of different situations too and is still available in both rack and floor unit formats.
There are currently four versions: the Helix, the Helix LT and the HX Multi-effects unit and the newest one which is the Helix HT Stomp. We’re going to take a look at the differences between them!
What Will I Learn?
- Intricate details about the Line 6 Helix product line.
- The difference between the Line 6 Helix, the Line 6 Helix LT and the Line 6 HX and Line 6 HX Stomp.
- The benefits of the powerful Helix multi-effects units.
So, what are the differences between a Line 6 Helix and Line 6 Helix LT?
The question on everyone’s mind will be ‘what’s the difference between the Helix and the Helix LT?’ You can look below for a chart showing all the differences but let me run you through some major changes.
- The LT is smaller and lighter than the Helix. (12lbs vs. 14.6lbs)
- The LT is made of bent steel rather than solid extruded aluminium.
- Helix has 10 stomp switches and LT has 8 – These are only effect switches
- The LT doesn’t have the small LCD screens below each stomp button. It does still light up in a colour corresponding to the effect. Yellow for distortion and green for delay etc.
- In Pedal Edit mode you can only edit in performance view on the LT. Whereas on the Helix you can edit on the fly.
- The LT has 2x sends and 2x returns in its effects loop. The Helix has 4x sends and 4x returns.
- The LT has 2 additional Bass/Guitar inputs and the Helix has 5.
- The LT has 2 additional Line inputs and the Helix has 4.
- The LT doesn’t have an XLR Mic Preamp but the Helix has the StageScape Mic Preamp.