I currently have an AA3 that I use with a Crybaby Wah, Midi Mouse and a Presonus audio interface for when I want to record something. For the most part the amp tones suit me very well. For cleans I have a preset using a Twin that I really like and I find the Plexi, especially with a TS model in front of it, to be absolutely godly. For higher gain stuff, the Freedman BE, Brit800, Hot Brit and SLO are all very good. This pretty much covers all of my tonal needs but I've been thinking of switching to the AA12 as just having 3 buttons can be a bit limiting for effects, especially if you're wanting to use tap tempo and presumably this would also mean I could get rid of the Midi Mouse so it wouldn't actually take up any more space. The thing is, I then noticed that the Helix LT is now within spitting distance of the AA12 in terms of price and it would also allow me to sell on my Wah pedal and the Presonus, effectively making the Helix a cheaper option for me and as an 'all-in-one' solution, it would take up less space. On top of that, most people seem to find the effects better on the Helix, though I'm not a massive effects user. Chorus, delay, overdrive and volume boost has me pretty much sorted, though I will sometimes dabble in other things like flanger, phaser, harmonizer etc. On the face of it, the Helix LT is a better proposition for me and there will be a much larger online community where patches can be exchanged but of course the key question is how the Helix stands up against the AmpliFire for the amp tones I've mentioned. Now I realise that I'm on an Atomic forum but I've always found the comments here to be pretty balanced and fair for the most part so if anyone has tried/owns both, I'd appreciate your thoughts. As I live in the Falklands, it's impossible for me to try a Helix before buying as I'd need to take my AA3 to the UK with me to sell next time I visit and then return with my new purchase. Any thoughts?