Apologies in advance if this has been addressed before. I tried several keyword searches and did not find this discussed here.
I use a different brand of floor multi-fx and amp modeler, because I almost always use two guitars during shows or church services; I appreciate the simplicity and repeatability of a single signal chain. I create "from scratch" presets for each guitar, then use "stomp box mode" to layer individual fx as needed.
I recently bought a JTV-59, which I love. It has become my main electric. I'm intrigued by the added possibilities of connecting it to an HD500 or 500X using the Variax input. However, I prefer my "real" acoustic guitars over the Variax, so I still need to switch guitars.
My question: can I use the multiple inputs of an HD500 or X to switch between guitars, without any additional outboard gear?
Specifically, I want to connect the JTV to the Variax input, and an "analog" guitar to the Guitar input. When I activate a Variax preset, it would mute the Guitar input. When I activate an acoustic preset, it would mute the Variax.
I would also need access to the tuner for either guitar, with the output muted while tuning.
Does anyone know if this is possible? And is there a difference between the oriinal 500 and the 500X in this regard?
I've read through the HD500 & X product info, Pilot Guides and Advanced Guides, but they all seem to assume that you only connect one guitar to the POD. There is almost no info about how to make effective use of the Pod's multiple inputs.