I have a HD500 and a Blackstar HT-5.... I've been looking at amps for awhile as an upgrade...
Some of the things that I have read are....
"If you plug a HD500 into the front of an amp it can be muddy as its preamp on top of preamp"
"If you plug a HD500 in the loop but still run you guitar into the amp front.. same thing preamp on top of preamp"
"If you plug the HD500 into the FX return and plug the guitar into the HD500 its not preamp on top of preamp ... but you are bypassing the amps .. preamp... So why drop big bucks on an amp if you aren't going to use its preamp... That's what you bought it for..."
"You have to use FRFR speakers with a modeler, won't sound right into a regular amp"
So I guess my question is.... Why drop the cash on an amp upgrade (head) if in order to get the best sound with the HD500 you can't use the new amps preamp....?
Maybe stick the HD500 in the new amps loop and have the first patch on the HD500 with no preamp selected. This way the new amp can be used for whatever it can do... distortion etc... and then when I want a amp model .. just put it on the clean channel.. and hit a different patch on the 500 engaging a model.. If I want to go back to the main amp .. just hit the first patch on the 500 removing any preamp selections.... It would still be preamp on top of preamp but maybe using the clean channel it wouldn't muddy the sound...?
Any thoughts? This is not about the DT amps... I'm not talking about them... just other amps in the pricier ranges....