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BENSON CHIMERA - HX STOMP

BENSON CHIMERA - HX STOMP

$14.99Price

TONE FOR DAYS! THIS HX STOMP PATCH IS BASED ON MY BENSON CHIMERA 2X12 COMBO AND FEATURES A NEW TONE-MATCHED IR, WHICH INTEGRATES AN AMP MODEL IN THE STOMP WITH THE REAL LIFE AMP DURING THE IR CAPTURE PROCESS FOR GREATER ACCURACY AND TRANSLATION OF THE CHIMERA TO THE LINE 6 HX ECOSYSTEM.

AUDIO DEMO CLIPS HERE. THIS DOWNLOAD NOW INCLUDES BOTH "ALL IN" & "AMPS" HX STOMP PRESETS!

This new HX Stomp patch is based on one of the greatest 30-watt amps on the market today - the Benson Chimera 2x12 combo! From glassy cleans to the sweetest drive tones you have ever heard, the Chimera can do it all! This particular amp was made for me by Benson and features the early 70's marshall-style checker grill cloth that I love the look and sound of. I love touring and recording with this amp. This patch is full of great effects and can be operated in stompbox or snapshot mode. It contains some of the best tones I have ever gotten out of the Stomp - you won't be disappointed!

 

TONE-MATCHED IMPULSE RESPONSES INCLUDED 

This preset features new tone-matched IRs that integrate an existing amp model in the Stomp with the real-life Benson during the IR capture process, which results in greater accuracy and translation of the amp to the Line 6 ecosystem. Please see the Instructions tab for how to import and load IRs into the preset. This preset includes 4 tone-matched IRs for a small variety of excellent tonal options. Try them all to see which you prefer the tone and dynamics of. The included IRs were captured with the following hardware:

  • Shure™ SM57
  • Shure™ 545SD
  • Shure™ SM57 & 1176D Studio Compressor
  • Shure™ 545SD & 1176D Studio Compressor

 

PATCHES INCLUDED

  • TF BENSON AMPS - designed to replace amps at the end of a pedalboard.
    • can be used in stereo or mono and includes a gain boost as well as post-amp tremolo and reverb for that amp-like vibe.
  • TF BENSON MAIN - dialed in with humbuckers.
  • TF BENSON MAIN S - dialed in with single coils
  • TF BENSON FX 1 - extra elements of the full helix version
  • TF BENSON FX 2 - extra elements of the full helix version

Alternate patches that feature different effects of the helix version:

  • TF BENSON Alt 1 - memory man, bloom reverb, tremolo
  • TF BENSON Alt 2 - vibrato, simple delay, bloom reverb
  • TF BENSON Alt 3 - memory man, tremolo, big ambient reverb
  • TF BENSON Alt 4 - tremolo, vintage delay, spring reverb
  • TF BENSON Alt 5 - extra “lead” drive, vintage delay, spring reverb 

 

 

 

FOOTSWITCH ASSIGNMENTS 

  1. DRIVE
  2. BOOST

 

SNAPSHOTS

  1. CLEAN
  2. DRIVE
  3. BOOST

 

 

FOOTSWITCH ASSIGNMENTS [TF BENSON AMPS ONLY]

  • +3dB clean gain boost ON/OFF. Useful for a lead volume/gain boost. By default, this block is BEFORE the amps so it pushes them, causing more compression and breakup. You can experiment with moving the gain block AFTER the amps for a cleaner volume boost without added gain.

  • High-Cut ON/OFF. Experiment with this setting and see which you prefer with your pickups.  

OPTIONAL - EXTERNAL AUX SWITCH NEEDED:

  • FS4 Tremolo ON/OFF.
  • FS5 Spring Reverb ON/OFF.

 

SNAPSHOTS [TF BENSON AMPS ONLY]

  • CLEAN
  • SPRING VERB
  • TREM VERB

 

PICKUPS & GUITAR

The "S" at the end of the preset name indicates the patch was tailored to single-coil pickups. The main difference is some small EQ tweaks in the midrange in the post amp/IR EQ. Regardless of what pickups you have, it is recommended to test out both patches and see which one suits your tastes and guitar better. Feel free to save a copy of the preset and experiment with the EQ, or any other elements of the patch to tune it as you please.

 

 

MONO VS STEREO OPERATION

This patch can be used in either mono or stereo (recommended).

AUDIO DEMOS