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using the HD500 as a pre-amp with a power amp?
by Santuzzo on 2011-07-12 15:06:17

Hi,

I was thinking of using my POD HD500 as a pre-amp and buying a power amp and maybe a 2x12 cab.
Would something like that be a good idea?
Would a solid state power amp be ok or should I get a tube power amp?

I saw the Rocktron Velocity power amps are not very expensive,but they are solid state.

Any opinions/advice?

Thanks,

Lars



Re: using the HD500 as a pre-amp with a power amp?
by guitars69 on 2011-07-15 16:30:12

I use a Spider Valve HD100 I picked up for $400 and a Peavey 4x12 when I need to.  (I usually go direct).  I figured the head would be fairly neutral sounding and it's REALLY loud so it's pretty sweet. 



Re: using the HD500 as a pre-amp with a power amp?
by meambobbo on 2011-07-16 14:58:59

yes, i have 3 main ways i use the HD 500.  One is into the spider valve combo.  One is into a Mesa 2:95 power amp into a H&K Attax 4x12.  The other is direct to my DAW.  All 3 ways sound great, but you do have to dial in your sounds differently for the setup you are using.



Re: using the HD500 as a pre-amp with a power amp?
by Santuzzo on 2011-07-19 23:58:53

Thanks guys !




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