Currently Being ModeratedApr 4, 2011 8:06 PM (in response to Caxito)Re: Positioning of the FX Loop in chain for four cable method: Practical uses in HD 500
Sorry for English
Currently Being ModeratedApr 5, 2011 7:07 AM (in response to Caxito)Re: Positioning of the FX Loop in chain for four cable method: Practical uses in HD 500
No worries - your English is pretty good and I'm pretty sure I understand your question.
Imagine a real amp and a collection of stomp pedals and a Wah and how that would work with your amp. Say the stomp pedals we have include a Cry Baby Wah Wah, a Boss DS1 Distortion, and Ibanez Tube Screamer TS9, a Boss CE-5 Chorus Ensemble and a Boss DD-3 Digital Delay
You would probably set up your signal chain something like this with the Wah, Distortion and Overdrive going between the guitar and the amp's front input, and the others going into the amp's FX loop, so with a real amp and real pedals:
Guitar > Cry Baby Wah > Boss DS-1 > Ibanez Tube Screamer TS9 > Amp Guitar Input > Amp FX Loop SEND > Boss CE-5 Chorus > Boss DD-3 Digital Delay > Amp FX loop RETURN
It's the same with the HD500
With the 4 Cable Method you would use the HD500 as an FX ONLY pedal board so you would not use an amp model.
To create something similar to the amp plus real stomp boxes with the HD500 you could try this
Guitar > HD500 input > (HD500 signal chain) > Wah (Weeper) > Distortion (Classic Dist) > Distortion (Screamer) > FX Loop (HD500 FX Send > Amp Front input, Amp FX Send > HD500 FX Return (Left/Mono)) > Amp Block (NONE) > Mixer Block > Modulation (Analog Chorus) > Delay (Digital Delay) > HD500 1/4" Out > Amp FX Loop Return
That would work in the same way as the real amp plus real FX stomp boxes
I hope that makes sense to you
Currently Being ModeratedApr 5, 2011 5:20 AM (in response to Caxito)Re: Positioning of the FX Loop in chain for four cable method: Practical uses in HD 500
I'm not sure I understand you, but with the 4CM, the FX loop block determine at what point the signal will be sent to your amp's preamp.
I think this method is better suited for those who do not want to use the amp models but only the effects. That way they can determine which effects goes on front of the amp (before the effects block) and which one goes in the effects loop of the amp (after the FX loop block)
It also enables you to either use your amp's preamp to make up your sound if there is an FX loop in the patch or if for some patches you want to use an amp model, you just don't place any FX loop block and it's just like your using your pod in the power amp section of your amp!
Hope this helps!