Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 2:42 PM (in response to Stratotron)Re: Adding an Expression Pedal to HD 500
As you can see, I have a total of 3 exp pedals. With the red one(Mission-Line 6 EP1) I control volume in the accoustic side of my JTV. With the black one(Behringer volume pedal), I control volume of the electric side of the JTV. With the on board one, I control the DRIVE of the electric tone. That is my main(and actually only) use for the EXP 2 because with this setup I'm able to play my main patch: accoustic and electric at the same time; two-voicing guitar, and it sounds outstanding! :-)))
Now, I do have patches where a wah is assigned to EXP 2, thou lately I found out that(for me) is easier to control wah with the on board pedal. Yet, I believe that you can assign wah to EXP 2 AND at the same time you can assign on/off function of it to one of the toe switches; TS1~TS4, but I'll double check that tomorrow when I get to the POD which is at church. Have a great thanksgiving u2, bro. I'll keep in touch. Bless!!!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 3:00 PM (in response to rodjoe)Re: Adding an Expression Pedal to HD 500
Interesting...I never thought to use ts1-ts4 to toggle the wah. Right now there is only one song in current rotation that I engage the wah in the middle of the instrumental ( Stronger by Hillsongs). That particular song patch would need the wah to stay assigned to the toe switch.
I am saving my allowance for a JTV.....The Goldy
Currently Being ModeratedNov 25, 2012 10:44 AM (in response to Stratotron)Re: Adding an Expression Pedal to HD 500
Hello Strato and sorry for the delay. I just confirmed the info above. With the "move" key you can assign "controller" for WAH; that is EXP 1 or EXP 2. With the "enter" key you can assign the "FS"(footswitch) FS1~FS4 including the toe switch in EXP 1, to toggle the effect. Hope that helps.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 27, 2012 4:22 PM (in response to rodjoe)Re: Adding an Expression Pedal to HD 500
Expression Pedal is "Out For Delivery" and should be on my front porch as we speak. It is looking like, by default, the Expression Pedal assigned EXP2 should be the volume. I like the idea of the FS assign, but it seems easier to leave the pedal assignments alone. I was hoping to not carry the Expression Pedal at all times, that too has passed.
A couple of things, I saw a Youtube clip today of a guy that has his volume pedal assigned to the volume control of his amp in the amp block. Set the maximum postion of the pedal at the volume that you want your amp at it loudest. This brings me to an interesting application. For Christmas we are doing Glory To God by Lincoln Brewster. At the end of the second intro in to the second verse, he hits a note and it holds and feedsback. I am thinking I can assign expression 2 in this case to the amp block and set the minimum-heel postion at my intro volume, and have the toe postion wide open. I can hit the note at the end of the intro lick and slowly add volume. If that doesn't do it, I may assign the amp drive to the pedal...More to follow after I try it out.
On another note, I broke into my allowance and bought a new laptop for the music room. I am in full HD editor mode. There are a couple of things that I am getting used to, but for the most part, I have already saved HOURS in designing the patch layout for the Christmas program. The things I don't care for are:
1. If I try to operate the unit by the floor board in real time, it sometimes goes in to "SYNC" mode before changing patches.
2. It will let me type in new names but so far I haven't ben able to save them.
3. I believe "Send All" to the unit is the "Save" function??
More to follow, as more is revealed!!
PS..My JTV is set back until next year sometime!!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2012 5:27 AM (in response to Stratotron)Re: Adding an Expression Pedal to HD 500
I do not use an FX block for my expression pedal either. I assign it to the volume of the amp. It works really well and I use it a lot especially for volume swells and fades. I have not tried it but you can multi-assign the expression pedal also, so you may want to try assigning the gain and the master volume for the amp.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2012 8:08 AM (in response to keyofj)Re: Adding an Expression Pedal to HD 500
Multi-assign might be the bomb! Thanks for the tip. I will be waiting until I get a few days respite before tackling the EXP 2 pedal. I am up this weekend for Sunday service and , have Christmas rehearsal on Saturday. I want to have the time to get comfy with EXP and don't want to risk any of my patches going haywire right now.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2012 5:38 AM (in response to Stratotron)Re: Adding an Expression Pedal to HD 500
Hello all you lucky POD users.
Here is a little trick I use as well as assigning the EXP2 pedal to the AMP volume. I have a James Tyler Variax JTV-69, and using the POD HD 500, for presets using delay or Octo reverb, use the expression pedal for the mix of the effect to make it wet or dry, and I assign the Variax Volume knob to the amp volume. That wasy I have the EXP2 for adding a quick punch to the delays or reverbs.
I have 2/3's of the Dream Rig. As soon as I sell some more older stuff, replaced by the POD HD500 and the JTV-69, I intend on buying a DT-50 combo or perhaps a head.
So if you are looking into the JTV series guitars, you essentially have 2 more means of expression using the Tone and Volume knobs. But this requires being plugged into the HD 500 over the VDI cable, and therefore being tethered.
Hope that helps anyone who currently has a JTV, or may be considering purchasing one. Together they are the best live gig setup I have used. Worth the $$ just to have all thosse options at your feet.