Currently Being ModeratedOct 9, 2012 10:18 AM (in response to pungkram)Re: Pod hd pro dry out and how to connect to tube amp?
Hey man its not lame i dont think you are the first person to be wondering this lol. The dry out on the PRO sends an unprocessed signal to a mixing board or whatever you want to send it to. In other words regardless of what settings you have in your patch anything coming out of the dry out will sound clean. No effects no amp moddeling which is very handy when recording if you want to do any kind of reamping. As far as connecting to the amp if the amp has an effects loop i would try the four cable method you can find a video here http://line6.com/support/docs/DOC-2112 i believe the only thing you would have to change is instead of using the effects out which the PRO doesnt have you would use the L unbalanced output with the selector switch set to amp? In my head this should work fine but i have a DT50 so i havent had to play with this. I can experiment with this and get back to you later unless there is someone else on the forum that is currently using the Pro this way? In any case you can never go wrong playing with different setups thats half the fun!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 9, 2012 10:49 AM (in response to wowza)Re: Pod hd pro dry out and how to connect to tube amp?
Thanks for the help!
I'll wait and see..
The last thing I want to do is harm or break my amp. It's handmade, rare as hell, and way too expensive for me to buy again. Lol.
I tried the settings you suggested on my SS amp, since it's a pos and I am not worried about messing it up.. But the left out into the front of the amp made no difference, meaning I got sound and technically everything worked..but could not use any of the settings or channels on my actual amp. In fact, I pulled the plug from the input of the head and everything was still the same lol.
..and not having a cable plugged into the input of my tube amp is a nono. :/
Or so the manual says. Hmm.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 9, 2012 11:18 AM (in response to wowza)Re: Pod hd pro dry out and how to connect to tube amp?
Nm. I'm an idiot. Lol
Got it. Thanks!!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 9, 2012 12:04 PM (in response to pungkram)Re: Pod hd pro dry out and how to connect to tube amp?
Aw man lol.
Same set up, but doesn't work with my tube amp. :(
Currently Being ModeratedOct 9, 2012 6:09 PM (in response to pungkram)Re: Pod hd pro dry out and how to connect to tube amp?
I have heard of having to having a tube amp connected to a speaker whenever it is on because it needs a load on it but never that you needed something plugged into the input at all times. But then again like I say at work I'm not surprised by anything anymore lol. What isnt it doing are you not hearing a processed signal at all or is it quiet? I have seen quite a few times on this forum that the problem was just a wrong setting along the way. there is a very steep learning curve with these but im sure we can figure out what is causing the problem.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2012 2:34 AM (in response to pungkram)Re: Pod hd pro dry out and how to connect to tube amp?
Wowza has you covered on the 'Dry out'
On connecting the HD Pro to your tube amp FX Loop: your shouldn't need to worry about damage here. This is a totally standard setup and many, many people do it (including me). That is what the 'Combo Power' and 'Stack Power' output modes on the POD are designed for.
4CM is great too but it is an advanced setup and If I were you I would start by doing what you are trying to do: i.e. connect:
Guitar --> Pod Input --> Pod 1/4" Left Output --> Amp FX Loop Return.
- The amp loop must be switched on (with a pedal or whatever, check the manual).
- Some amps need a 'dummy' patch cable plugged into the FX Send before they will activate the FX Return. The other end of the cable dangles free.
- Start with the 'Master' knob on the Pod set low. Some amps have their own 'Master' volume configured before the amp loop so the volume may be fixed to full on.
Normally you would not expect to need anything plugged into the amp input but hey, if your manual tells you that you do then go with it,