Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2011 6:50 PM (in response to birro)Re: HD 500 x X3 Live - Harmonics
Thanks for your PM. I haven't been very active on these boards lately, but just like you quoted me, pinch harmonics is one of my favorite subjects! Try this man... tweak to taste and to suit your gear... this is my basic high gain rip sh!t up insanity patch, based on one originally shared by everyone's friend Mr. Karl Houseknecht... If you need to dial anything back, start with the left amp presence, treble, and drive...
Pre1 - Screamer - 20D/60B/70To/55Tr/55O
Pre2 - Noise Gate as needed
Left amp - Treadplate, 412 V30, 57 off axis, Drive 12:30, Bass 9:30, Mid 4:00, Treb 2:30, Pres1:00, Vol 2:30, DEPs default, pan 70% left
Right amp - J800, 412 T75, 87cond, Drive 2:00, Bass 1:30, Mid 4:00, Treb 12:00, Pres 9:30, Vol 4:00, DEPs default, pan 70% right
Right side post - Digital Delay/20ms/7F/50B/80Tr/100M
Post1 - Ping Pong Delay/Time dotted quarter/50F/50O/100S/40M
Just FWIW, I play mostly Dimarzio humbuckers, and this patch rips and screams with pickups of all output levels, from PAF all the way up to D-Activators. As I said, it originated from Karl Houseknecht who I believe mostly plays Duncans. If you want to try his original version, you might be able to find it if you search around for "Stereo Mayhem".
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2011 6:52 PM (in response to mr_slugworth)Re: HD 500 x X3 Live - Harmonics
Insane quick reply! Thanks man!
I used to use some patches from Karl Houseknecht too and just tweaked them according to my guitars.
On my original post I was searching for the word "squeal" (I'm brazilian I just forgot this word in english). This thing here just don't give me the squeals I used to get! I'm completely frustated!
As far as I'm still not used to the POD HD 500 edit (yeah... I still miss Gearbox) would it be an abuse asking you for this patch or something like it? (otherwise... gimme about 1-2 hours to try your suggestion).
I'll return with the results. Pls link me your patch if you don't mind sharing it.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2011 7:16 PM (in response to birro)Re: HD 500 x X3 Live - Harmonics
Alright... HD500 edit's not that hard. Just... different.
Man... got all your sets... NOW it's squealling . Nice settings... close to the sound I like!!
It's alive!!! Now and I can really "feel" the harmonics.
However I still think something's wrong. It looks like I'm missing output from my pickup. There's no sustain and... ok... it can squeal but the sustain doesn't sound good. I can still hear the notes on my guitar and the sound from the amp just lost it. And I really don't want to add a compressor (I like to hear the way I play. No compressor just my right hand and the way/punch I play the notes).
Any tips on the output loss?
Have you got a X3 Live so I could post a tone with the sound I used to get? If you do, maybe if you play my tone you'll understand what I got on the X3L...
Way to go!!!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2011 9:05 PM (in response to spaceatl)Re: HD 500 x X3 Live - Harmonics
Hmm... nope. I'm using the chain suggested by mr_slugworth. No noise gate.
Definitely I'm losing signal from my pickups. I tried the Guitar In changing from Normal to PAD and got worse. Using it as Normal again.
The strange thing is that I hold a note using the vibrato... I still can hear it at the guitar... and it loses signal at the HD500 as if the guitar had no sustain.
Tried using Red Comp and got a strange result. Holding notes with vibrato (normal or harmonic note), after a while the sound lost it's strenght. BUT... still holding the note... I get feedback harmonics.
So for me it seems there's some sort of filter at the signal or the input. It didn't happened with the X3L using the same gear (Gibson Les Paul 490R/498T or Ibanez with DiMarzio Evo2 at the bridge).
My HD500 is with the latest firmware version. I read that Line6 changed something at the input signal. As far as I didn't test it with the previous firmware, did someone noticed any changed about the input signal from the guitar?
And... plugging your guitar directly in front of the amp, and testing plugging into the POD without a compressor or noise gate, do you guys notice a loss at the signal?