Currently Being ModeratedJan 25, 2013 8:14 AM (in response to sturge)Re: Distortion in HD 500 loop make sense?
I think the way you describe it should be good.
Guitar --> Pod Input
Pod FX Send --> Box of Rock Input
Box of Rock Output --> POD FX Return
Pod 1/4" Left Out --> Amp.
Then place the FX Loop in the FX chain either at the front or just after the wah. That would be a classic configuration.
With the BOR sitting between the Pod and amp, you will be distorting your delay repeats, reverbd and modulations. That can work but can easily turn into mush. Neither way is 'wrong' but BOR up front is probably more controllable and versitile.
Finally, nothing wrong with
Guitar --> BOR In
BOR Out --> Pod Input
Other than the wah will be after the distortion. Some people quite like that order, though the Wah effect will be more up-front in the soundscape.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 8:43 AM (in response to sturge)Re: Distortion in HD 500 loop make sense?
Like Jim says, it's not an exact science, so you could set up a couple of presets with the effect order slightly different and A/B between them to see which you prefer.