Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2012 5:19 PM (in response to gtrplyr666)Re: bypassing the HD500 when using my live rig for rhythm (help!)
If you want to bypass all of the amp modelling, simply do not set an amp model.
If you want a clean signal going from your guitar to your amp, you can create a patch that is empty of effects ad , with no amp. Take care to check that the level of the guitar going into the amp is the same with the POD plugged in as it is without the pod in the system. That will avoid a loss of dynamics and distortion. Turn the master way up and correct the level using the Mixer.
If you want to have a few simple, switchable effects like a boost then the easiest thing is to create a patch including those effects but without an amp modes. Save the patch with each of the effects turned off. Assign Footswitches (FS1 - FS8) to the effects that you might want to use. In that way you can kick on boosts and other effects when you need to from within the patch.
Couple of tips for a blank/effects only patch.
- Set your inputs to Input 1:Guitar. Input 2:variax to avoid any clipping (unwanted distortion) at the pod input.
- Make sure that the pan controls on your mixer are both centred. This will help ensure that there is no nonsense with stereo effects not being heard at the output
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2012 10:44 AM (in response to gtrplyr666)Re: bypassing the HD500 when using my live rig for rhythm (help!)
Thanks alot Jim!
When creating my own effects chains am I writing over presets that are not retrievable in their original form or are there empty channels available.?(played with Korg A3 many years had to write down preset info to reprogram) I have the advanced manual will keep digging.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2012 11:06 AM (in response to gtrplyr666)Re: bypassing the HD500 when using my live rig for rhythm (help!)
Indeed, there are three user banks (with firmware 1.40) that are 'blank and awaiting your patches.
From the POD, the knob between the 'Save' and 'View' button presses in and allows you to select a set list. Twiddle the knob to select the list and press the 'Enter' button to change to it. Press the knob in one more time to return to the normal view.
The Advanced manual is great but skim the pilot's guide too as it has a few basics that are not in the advanced manual.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2012 11:11 AM (in response to jimsreynolds)Re: bypassing the HD500 when using my live rig for rhythm (help!)
Oh, and you can get the original patches back from a backup .... which someone has thoughtfully provided here --> http://line6.com/support/thread/74931
Suggest you backup your own patches before you start trying to restore them though ... until you get your head around the new toy. HD Edit is the way to go. Download and install it using Monkey if you haven't.