Do POD HD500 players use Amp Modeling when playing live through a guitar amp?
I use my POD HD500 to play live and have resisted the urge to use the Amp Modeling effects available for a variety of reasons. Mainly, most every patch I have played with that incorporates Amp Modeling produces a LOT of unwanted output noise. When I turn the Amp effects off, my output noise is greatly reduced.
I play Ibanez and Fender guitars through a Mesa Boogie amp and use the HD500 in "Stomp Box" mode making 8 different effects pedals available at any given time.
From time to time I will set the HD500 up in a more traditional manner and program my specific patches for my songs and then line up the patches to match my set list.
Can other users offer me some feedback on how they use their POD and if you are using Amp Modeling when playing through an amp?