Currently Being ModeratedOct 14, 2012 1:10 PM (in response to MadYarpen)Re: HD 300 - digital clipping, POD can't deal with high frequencies?
I tried to play with EQ placement, but it doesn't help. It looks like POD has problem with high frequencies, and when I hit strings on high frets it is clipping...
Currently Being ModeratedOct 15, 2012 1:59 PM (in response to MadYarpen)Re: HD 300 - digital clipping, POD can't deal with high frequencies?
i have a hd 500, so I'm not sure how much of this is accurate for the 300, but i might as well try...
i see you've got several things i'd watch out for.
1) Amp's Ch. Vol > 50%. Try backing off of this and compensating volume elsewhere. In the HD 500, there are a number of ways to boost later in the chain. In the 300/400, this might be more difficult. As a rule of thumb, I keep this control very conservative, however.
2) You have a Parametric EQ after the amp model. Any kind of hot input into this will cause clipping, even if you're not very close to maxing out the Pod's internal resolution. Try toggling this on and off to see if that fixes the issue, and if so back off the signal level before it hits this EQ.
3) If you have very hot pickups you can clip the Pod's input A/D converter. See if you can get clipping when using the tuner or a completely empty patch. See if rolling off the guitar's volume knob fixes the issue. If so, I would suggest lowering your pickups so that they no longer clip the Pod.
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Currently Being ModeratedOct 15, 2012 2:37 PM (in response to meambobbo)Re: HD 300 - digital clipping, POD can't deal with high frequencies?
I have pickups as low as possible. Turning EQ off doesn't really help, if it does - improvement is marginal. And rolling off guitar's volume - I have to roll it off so much that preset is no more a high gain. When I add drive to get back to this territory (although in fact volume is rolled of so much that I can't entirely achieve that), clipping is also back. And what is most important - clipping is worse on the pickup with WEAKER signal all the time.
This is just so weird.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 15, 2012 9:51 PM (in response to MadYarpen)Re: HD 300 - digital clipping, POD can't deal with high frequencies?
you shouldn't have to roll it off that much...hmm. the only other thing I can think is that the Gate isn't just a gate - it is a "noise reducer" which changes how the tone sounds. This can thin out the EQ before the amp, causing the amp to get a nastier breakup.
Also, does rolling off a bit on your tone knob improve the tone - sometimes an overabundance of treble causes distortion to get a bit splatty sounding.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2012 1:03 PM (in response to meambobbo)Re: HD 300 - digital clipping, POD can't deal with high frequencies?
I'll test these settings for couple of days. changing a tone all the way to the "muddy as ****" position made clipping disapear. I think. But, the thing is I have knob which you can turn and turn, and only at the end it changes to muddier sound - and it goes to this most muddy territory at once. I think it is because the knob is logarytmic while it should be linear, so that you could change tone all the way - but it is only my gues, I know nothing about electrical stuff. I will get it changed.
Also, turning noise gate off didn't help - I think. I will give it time.
We will see, I'll report back in some time. Thanks for the help so far.
While we are at it - should I change for linear tone knob, or rather second for volume? What I mean is generally I don't need tone knob. But if I take it out let's say, will my POD will be ok with it?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2012 3:01 PM (in response to MadYarpen)Re: HD 300 - digital clipping, POD can't deal with high frequencies?
the pod shouldn't "care" whether it's there or not, but your tone WILL change - probably a slight increase in high frequencies. volume and tone pots are run in parallel to ground, which reduces the total resistance of them by 1/2. more resistance = less treble bleed.
in any case, you can compensate inside the Pod via EQ, although that is more limited with the Pod HD 300.