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#1 Pearly79

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:13 AM

Hi!
 

I'm new here and I have a question about the POD HD 500 / 500x.

 

Does anybody know how does it work when I use my guitar and a POD direct into an Amplifier (with 4 cable method) and using mp3 song direct into the POD?

 

My problem is that I mostly play with backing tracks and trough headphones; I'm planning an amp change and I've seen that most of the tube amps don't have mp3 line in.

 

Any suggestion?

 

Thank you and cheers from Switzerland!

 

Dani


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#2 evilmikehoo

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 07:06 AM

If you're just looking to play with headphones, the HD500 is enough by itself. It has both the headphone and mp3 jacks. That's what I use almost all the time. You CAN use the POD this way thru an amp (except with the Line 6 DT series when using the L6 link), but it doesn't sound too good. I also sometimes use a small inexpensive Behringer 802 mixing board. I'd like to eventually some day get a decent pair of studio monitors (FRFR) to go with the board, so I can ditch the headphones once in a while and have a decent sound when playing with backing tracks and other music. 


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