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WHAT ARE YOUR FAV. GO TO FX
by bjnette on 2013-03-18 07:08:32

Hi guys, forgive me if this has been asked before but I have had HD500 for 6months now and while I like the amp tones, I am growing tired of the same kinda wash many of the FX seem to impart.


While there are alot to choose from and I admit to not fully exploring them all yet but some aren't that good sounding while a few are acceptible in their preset status and some can be usefull with some work.


Have you found any gems in there that require a few tweakes?

If you have any tips and tricks you would like to share that you have found to be the ticket.


Me, I mostly like the sceamer, spring verb and ping delay the most. As I said I like pretty well most of the Amps and have no trouble getting a good tone from any of them.

I play many genres of rock.



Re: WHAT ARE YOUR FAV. GO TO FX
by StephenSLR on 2013-03-18 17:43:12

Do you plug into an amp, PC or headphones?

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Re: WHAT ARE YOUR FAV. GO TO FX
by bjnette on 2013-03-18 22:14:31

I am monitoring thru a Roland 30watt cube at the moment using it's CD aux in but my s/pdif outs are going into my Motu 2408mkIII wet, sometimes set to dry but I am going for the tone I want at the recording stage.

I do use the HD 500 live thru a 60watt Fender Solid state Amp using the 4CM power amp in. It sounds best set to Direct out and the Amp blocks seem to sound fine this way similar to the Cube. Though the Amp pre amp also sounds good.

In the beginning I tried many a patch and there are some that sound great.

As I have been creating my own tones of late and this has got me delving in deeper I have found some of the FX okay and generally have some go-to preferences.

What I'd like to know is with other users out there have anyone managed to create some pearls, especially from some of the less useful FX.

There are alot of FX to choose in each catorgory but in all honesty to me there are only a few that really sound good.

What do you like to use? Any gems you've come up with?



Re: WHAT ARE YOUR FAV. GO TO FX
by StephenSLR on 2013-03-19 15:27:17

Have you tried some of the patches in Customtone?

http://line6.com/customtone/browse/podhd500/

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Re: WHAT ARE YOUR FAV. GO TO FX
by lou_kuehl on 2013-03-21 09:52:19

Hello,

Gems? I don't know about that but put this in yer patch and smoke it:

I also use the 4CM; HD settings are; FX return set to amp, Guitar in set to normal, XLR to ground, 1/4' out set to line, master volume between 4 or 5 (at 5 the level is near true to my amp without the HD500) I use a Marshall MG100HDFX with the OD channel set as nasty as possible with the master volume set to 1. The rear of my amp has a button to select -10db which is line level, if you don't have this feature maybe set 1/4" out to amp. Here is the patch chain starting from the first block location; Noise Gate (default), Wah (blacked out), Emty block, Classic dist (35/50/84/50/55), I then split the signal. The top row is the FX loop block with the return set to +5 (again this setting keeps my pre-amp volume true), the amp sim is disabled. The bottom row has a treadplate with default cab set to; DRV 60, Bass 83, Mid 68, Treb 83, Pres 65, Vol 50. The mixer is all 0's. Graphic Eq; +2.9, +1.3, -0.2, -2.4, +3.9, empty block, Delay (blacked out). Internally my HD settings are; Input 1 Guitar, Input 2 Variax, Output; Stack pwr amp.

                                               FXblock=xxx||

Comp=WAH=emty=Dist<                                 ||=EQ=empty=Delay=Looper

                                               Treadplate    ||

This patch is a puppy, I'm just now getting knuckle deep into the HD, plug this patch in and post your opinion. Thanks



Re: WHAT ARE YOUR FAV. GO TO FX
by bjnette on 2013-03-24 03:32:48

Yes, I followed your advice and re tried some patches I ahve downloaded and I have just found a exceptionally great one with the Park 75 Amp.

I'll try some more out.



Re: WHAT ARE YOUR FAV. GO TO FX
by bjnette on 2013-03-24 03:33:14

I'll try it out Lou



Re: WHAT ARE YOUR FAV. GO TO FX
by StephenSLR on 2013-03-24 03:58:28

There's two clean ones I like are:

http://line6.com/customtone/tone/208422/

and

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and

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Fordistortion I don't mind

http://line6.com/customtone/tone/211423/

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and

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I'mstill not entirely convinced with the distortion ones so plan to build my own when I get some time, will also look into building my own clean sound.

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