Alex Strabala HX Stomp SVT Bass 5.0

Marketplace Vendor: Alex Strabala
Marketplace Asset Type: Preset Bundle
Marketplace Compatibility:
  • HX Stomp

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Version v5 released 2023-08-15. Requires firmware 3.5 or later.

Designed by an LA session bass player, Blake Riley, and me. This preset has both SVT amp channels in parallel to create massive bass tones. In order to dial in version 1.0 of this preset, we compared it to a Noble preamp and were successful in nailing that sound. What we have now in version 4.0 with the parallel SVT amp models is dramatically better than what is possible with a single Noble and pedals.

This is a package that comes with 2 presets: the main one with the amps and a few effects, and a second with effects you can copy/paste into the main preset. You will need to unzip the archive file to access the two presets.

Main preset footswitches:

  1. Amp drive

  2. Octave

The effects preset comes with several blocks. Feel free to copy them into the main preset if you’d like to experiment with some different effects. Please note the recommended locations for each block.

  • Rat - Before amp on path 1

  • Boctaver - before amp on path 2

  • Triangle Fuzz (muff) - before amp on path 1

  • Ballistic Fuzz - before amp on path 1

  • Timmy - before amp on path 1

  • Chorus - after merge block

The preset is meant to be used with a passive bass. If you have an active bass you will need to lower the level on the compressor block so that the amp block is not getting hit so hard.

Experiment with the HX Stomp input level set to instrument or line level, whichever works better for your setup. If you have your own compressor, octave, or other pedals, you may wish to disable/delete similar blocks in the main amp preset to free up DSP for other blocks from the FX preset in this bundle. If you have drive pedals I recommend putting them in the fx loop, and placing the fx loop block before the amp on path 1 in order to keep the low end clean.

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  • Unzip the downloaded files.
  • Import presets and impulse responses into HX Edit or Helix Native. Follow the user guide for both applications for how to import these assets.
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Marketplace products have minimum software and firmware requirements:

  • Helix/HX firmware version 2.7 or higher
  • HX Edit software version 2.7 or higher
  • Helix Native software version 1.7 or higher

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