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#1 stevie_mac


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 01:34 PM

I've went out and bought myself a new line 6 HD500. I have a fender FM65 R and I'm trying to connect it to the amp. I have it working, but I am not getting any sound, plus I am only using 2 cables and most videos I have seen they are using 4. Is this the problem??

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 02:12 PM

how are things connected? I think with that amp you pretty much have to plug right into the guitar input, so if you're gonna use the amp modeling on the POD set your clean channel EQ as flat as you can get it (by flat I mean no scoop/boost in any EQ area), dime the master volume on the POD, and use the clean channel level on the amp to raise or lower volume. Make sure you have the output mode set to combo amp input! good luck!

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#3 TheRealZap


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Posted 22 November 2013 - 07:35 AM

if you are going into the effects return... sometimes you have to plug a cable into the effects send to get it to turn on.

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 08:23 AM

Try plugging into the PWR IN jack to bypass the Fender preamp and go straight to the power amp.  This lets you use the full amp models and all the effects in the POD without any coloring from the Fender. 


Guitar > POD > Left 1/4 Out > Fender PWR IN.   Set POD output to Studio Direct, use full amp models with cab and mic, set the switch by the Expression Pedal to Line and turn the POD Master up slowly as this should now be your overall volume control.  If there is still no sound, set the Fender to Normal channel and turn Volume up full with POD Master off and again, slowly turn POD Master up.


If STILL nothing, plug POD output into the Fender input 1, select Normal channel, Normal Volume down, all tone knobs centered, POD settings the same as above except POD Master full up.  Now slowly increase Fender Normal volume to desired level.  As before, do everything with the POD and leave the Fender as flat as possible just for amplification.


The preferred method is generally into the power amp direct but whatever ends up working best for you is what counts!


BTW, with a solid state amp like this, you gain nothing by using the 4 cable method.  Generally that is only for people using quality tube amps that want to utilize the tube preamp instead of the POD modeled preamp.

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