Is Line 6 Helix any good or is it manufacturer’s hype?

I have been following the development  of amp modelling  effects  from the start. Many of which I have previously  owned . I have found though  that I get quite  dissatisfied with them quite quickly not long after a struggle  with them to get authentic  sounding tones. All sounded quite digital, sterile and false

 After a while I gave up on the hope of them ever sounding right. For me the frustration culminated  when Line 6 claimed that the Pod HD was the business  and a step up the modelling  ladder from the earlier versions of Pod

This claim was quickly exposed as false and it actually  proved  to be a step backwards with inferior amp models and  a poor choice of amps in both variety and functionality. It was this that exposed Line 6 as manufacturer willing to hype up their latest product with misleading  claims. So why would I trust them with their claims regarding Helix? Many people have but are they giving an honest account  of Helix’,s performance  and capabilities? Customers  don’t  like to admit that they have  been  duped. Ghd Helix is a relatively  big investment and it has been noted that the release  of every new product had an incremental  price based upon the manufacturer ‘s claims about how the new product  stacks up against  previous products. For these  new units we have seen a massive  price jump. Customers  are now making bigger investments so is it any wonder that we are not seeing  too many negative reviews because bond likes  go admit that they may have been duped so they may well convince  themselves that they  actually got a good return  for their investment. How reading between the lines reveals  some dissent  going on. Manh have said that they had to purchase 3rd party IRs to make Helix truly  playable which suggests that the Cabinet IRs that are supplied by Line 6 are inferior. Chipping  away  at their armour then it appears that Helix may not be true  to it’s  claims of accurate representation of amps and effects. I personally  would be disappointed to have to make additional purchases  to make a product as expensive as Helix sound adequate. I know I am picking a fight here with Helix users  who will and must defend their investment  but many have broken ranks and expressed  some level of dissatisfaction. So is Helix any better than offerings from cheaper sources such as Nux mg. I am personally  blown away with the Mg. Having tried many from the usual suspects I can compare and say that the Nux Mg is so far  streets ahead of this group although I cannot  make claims in relation  to Helix because I have no first hand experience of it!

Sadiq Khan for Prime Minister because he seems to be the only one who knows how to deal with Coronavirus effectively and fairly

Following his interview on BBC News this morning I am recommending that Sadiq Khan be immediately elected to be Prime Minister of Britain because he speaks such sense and seems to be the only one who knows how to deal with the Coronavirus situation effectively and fairly.

Us and Them in the fight against Coronavirus: reasons to be ashamed to be British

The last couple of weeks has not shown the British Public in a very good light, highlighting just how selfish we really are. Selfishly thinking only of themselves and completely oblivious to the fact that we are all in this together but instead we are seeing completely selfish individuals willing to put themselves first at the expense of others: it’s enough to make you feel ashamed of being British. It just makes you wonder if this government’s message will get through at all and it makes you realise that it’s simply not worth putting your faith in people at all. If this is the behaviour of the British at the very start of this Coronavirus outbreak what will it be like as the situation worsens? Will we see people being mugged in the street for their toilet tissue?

Another reason that I have to be doubtful that the government’s plans to tackle the virus, which relies on people first understanding the government guidelines about proper cleanliness, is an incident that happened to me this week. I am a taxi driver and over the weekend I picked up a fare. I noticed this young lady, I use the term in the broadest sense, was sucking a toffee when she got into the back of my car. Other than the horrible noise she was making whilst sucking on it, I had no reason to glance at her again. The next day I used the car for a  personal shopping trip. I then had cause to go in the rear of the vehicle for some reason and as I surveyed the state of the car to ascertain if it would need to be cleaned, I couldn’t help noticing a half eaten toffee sweet, stuck firmly down on the carpet under the back of the front passenger seat. There was no doubt in my mind who had done this and left it there for removal instead of taking some responsibility for it’s disposal themselves. So how can we put faith in people doing the right thing and taking responsibility when amongst us here in Britain live this type of lazy individuals who care nothing for others and are quick to pass on their individual responsibility to others just because they are darn right too lazy to take any responsibility upon themselves and they are just fundamentally dirty scumbags. I can’t help thinking what a big mistake it was allowing people like these to determine the economic future of Britain. This last few weeks I have felt ashamed to be British and can’t help thinking that the EU must actually be sighing with relief and saying to themselves ‘thank God that they have actually gone’, now that we have left the EU. I for one am lamenting that I can no longer refer to myself as European and have now to defer back to being just British.

‘Putting faith in a selfish bunch of people willing to clear supermarket shelves to ensure that they don’t go without whilst many others may have to, as a result of their  behaviour,  seems simply to be a misguided strategy in the fight against Coronavirus.

Mr Sunak your budget stinks: I don’t want new roads I just want to financially survive Coronavirus

Mr Sunak ‘s budget was off the mark and promised lots of cash for development of infrastructure and long term projects however this is all useless if this economy simply collapses due to Coronavirus. Much of the UK will not financially survive Coronavirus and this Government is doing little to prevent this happening. It is becoming clear that the UK and the rest of the world will be a very different place following Coronavirus and there is a strong likelihood that Britain’s economy will be plunged into a deep recession. Sunak’s budget does not take this into account seemingly focusing on a bright future for the UK.

Cringe worthy Conservative Party political broadcast 05/02/20

The Conservative Party Political Broadcast last night was cringe worthy in true Boris style. It was more like a confessional and featured some sap that was prepared to go on national TV and admit that he had betrayed his working class roots by admitting to having voted Tory in the last election. The style of the interview was like a confessional having admitted to having committed the ultimate sin by voting Tory. Then to add to the public humiliation and embarrassment he then actually got to meet the ‘devil’ himself. The message seemed to be that you live on even after committing the ultimate sin and the devil welcomes sinners. The whole set up was so false and again deviates from serious politics in true Bodge-it style. That poor bloke who appeared in that garbage is going to have to live with that for the rest of his life and live with the knowledge of his very public betrayal of his working class background. No matter how you want to look at it, it is still wrong. Please do not wrestle with your demons in public it is embarrassing!

There is no ‘oven ready Brexit deal’

There is and never was any ‘Oven ready Brexit deal’, instead it transpires that it was merely an agreement in principle with the EU. Trading terms have not been sorted out and agreed to at all and there still remains the possibility that Britain could still crash out of the EU without any deal. Michael Gove recently confirmed that ‘No Deal’ was still on the table in order to force the EU to offer the UK a better bargaining position with the EU. Trading terms have certainly not been finalised which suggests that agreements on certain issues have only been agreed in principle hence no ‘oven ready Brexit deal’ as Bodge-it claimed in the run up to the General Election.

There never was any ‘Oven ready Brexit Deal’: it was just a political bluff designed to seize power

This is therefore not the first campaign that Bodge-it has won on a bluff and fudging of the actual facts and figures. In fact it seems to be part of a trend of his: being economical with the truth in order to get his own way. There never was any ‘Oven Ready Brexit Deal’: it was just a political bluff designed to seize power and to hoodwink the voters in the General Election. I am pretty sure that many people who decided to vote Tory in the last general election were not voting for a ‘No Deal Brexit‘. Instead they were told that there was an oven ready deal waiting and ready to proceed. Now it looks as if this was an empty promise because a’No Deal Brexit’ still remains firmly on the table and there is still a distinct possibility that we could leave the EU in December without any trade deal at all. So if there could still be a ‘No Deal Brexit‘ now at this stage how could there have possibly been an ‘Oven ready Brexit Deal’ at the time before the Election as Johnson claimed? Because both are a paradox which means that cancel each other out; they cannot coexist together it had to be one or the other. Either there was a deal or not a deal. It now appears that in reality there was no ‘Oven Ready Brexit Deal’ at all.

Would voters have still voted for the Tories if there was still a possibility of a ‘No Deal’ exit from the EU? This is not the first time nor will it be the last that Johnson has made claims in order to get his own way. It seems like his whole political mission is to be economical with the truth in order to press ahead with his own agenda in the way that he sees fit regardless of democratic processes and accountability.

The first thing a dictator does is attack the media and suppress unfavourable criticism

One of the first things that Boris Johnson has done since being elected is to attack and make threats to the BBC. He seems to be planning to undermine funding of the BBC and threatening some kind of strategy of disengagement which is a decision taken over the press he received when he refused to be interviewed by Andrew Neal.

Britain is obviously happy with another 5 years of Tory incompetence and mismanagement

Britain is obviously happy with another 5 years of Tory incompetence and mismanagement. Let’s face it Britain is a mess but obviously the only thing on people’s minds has been to leave the EU. Well that is now going to happen so Britain has made it’s bed and now will have to lie in it come what may. This General election was not about internal policies and doing things that could have improved Britain it was about putting faith in uncharted waters and blindly trusting our fortunes elsewhere. We may look back on today and rue our decisions and see it as a missed opportunity to tackle many of the problems that Britain has many of which have been caused by Tory incompetence and mismanagement. This General election has not been about policies it has been about personalities and slogans. Britain and the British voters have chosen to gamble on Brexit being the solution to problems instead of sensible set of policies to tackle the most pressing matters and to undo the harm and depression caused by Tory rule. Instead we now have to put faith in the USA and hope that Trump does not see fit to exploit our vulnerable position as we leave the EU. We are basically putting our faith in human nature and an innate sense of morality. However after the result of this election I for one am not sure that any is there to be had. The result of this election defies reason but in a strange way it was also anticipated. This election was the opportunity to end poverty in the UK and address many of Britain’s economic inconsistencies. It was an opportunity to get a fairer Britain and to insure that we got better NHS and public services. Britain decided not to support these values: it could be a decision that we later regret. Most people would have been a whole lot better off if they had chosen to be but Britain and the British people are obviously happy with seeing a decaying Britain under Tory mismanagement without much hope of anything better around the corner. We now have to face Brexit and the challenges that brings with it. Let’s hope that the road be a smooth one.

Get Brexit done is a joke : 3 Tory Prime Ministers and they still haven’t accomplished their own idea

Get Brexit done is the new Tory mantra in the run up to the forthcoming General Election but why should we trust them when so far they haven’t accomplished anything at all. Let’s not forget that Brexit and the EU referendum was their idea. Since then all the Tories have accomplished is 3 changes of Leadership: 3 Tory Prime Ministers and nothing at all to show for it other than a stream of incompetences.