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Buy a Line 6 Helix LT from Sweetwater and get a free backpack worth $169

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Black Friday guitar deals are coming thick and fast, and Sweetwater (opens in new tab) has delivered a winner with the offer of a deluxe Line 6 "luggage-grade" backpack for anyone who buys one of the effects giant's Helix LT guitar multi-effects processors.

For the uninitiated, the Line 6 Helix LT unit is a the floor-based unit with a super-intuitive and programmable interface, clean design.

It boasts Line 6's much-vaunted DSP HX modeling engine at its core, offering up over 200 amp, cab, mic, and effects models, and its a bright 6.2-inch LED screen to let you know where you are, plus a dozen touch-sensitive footswitches for editing...

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Free backpack with the Line 6 Helix LT at Sweetwater (opens in new tab)
When looking for a multi-effects unit for your guitar that is super-programmable, so easy to use that the manual is almost superfluous, and with over 200 cab sim, amp models and effects on hand, the Helix LT is a no-brainer. But with a free backpack? Now's the time to get one.

Oh! And that's before mentioning the the onboard looper, the 8-in/8-out USB audio interface, the expression pedal outputs, et cetera, a whole heap of features that makes it a serious option for gigging and recording, retailing all in for $1,199.99. Phew! 

But yeah, this we all know about. It's why the Helix LT is always near the top of any best guitar multi-effects list, so let's talk about the bag...

Here we've got water-resistant zips, molded rubber handles, stowable straps, closed-cell foam padding throughout to keep your gear safe, and it makes the perfect vessel in which to ferry your Helix LT from gig to gig.

But this Line 6 backpack doesn't just protect your Helix unit - there are plenty of pockets and space to store other stompboxes, plus all your leads, spare strings and picks, and a few back issues of Guitar World to read on the bus.

So yes, go visit Sweetwater (opens in new tab), buy a Line 6 Helix LT for $1,199 and you'll get this bag, too. Not bad, not bad at all.

For more unmissable bargains, check out our guide to Sweetwater Black Friday deals.

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Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to publications including Guitar World, MusicRadar and Total Guitar. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.