If anyone can help with this I would appreciate it.
More specifically, what I want to do is to go from my POD HD300, bypass the pre-amp on the tube amp.
What I also already know is that in order to get decent tone from this method I need to select the amp model as PRE-AMP on the pod, set output mode to LIVE and set the output mode on the pod to ComboAmp or StackAmp. I usually play a Stack with 4x12 marshall cab, but sometimes a combo. I know HD300 has the ability to disable cab models now, so I would like to try this out so that I use only the PRE-AMP of the HD model along with the effects i.e. Screamer, EQ etc. and w/out Cab modelling to colour the tone coming out of the speaker, and only the POWER AMP of the Combo/Stack (Assuming the amp has an FX Return of course).
But Im just a little confused as to how I explicitly go about doing this.
For instance, HD300 does not have an FX loop....so what do I do? What are my options?
If someone could provide me with possible signal chains for HD300, like exactly which inputs and outputs I need to use and what I have to consider when it comes to volume/tone/signal chain because of having no FX loop on the pod.
I'm told that I may need a dummy plug because there is no FX loop on HD300? is this correct?
Thanks for your time