Finally I got my hands on the Wampler Pinnacle Pedal... I´m using it together with the POD HD 500, and I wanted to comment on the result...
The way I insert the pedal on my 4CM setting is this:
First of all the pedal sounds fantastic. It´s very brown soundish as it was meant to be, it has lots of tone controlling (volume, tone, contour, gain and vintage/modern switch), so you can get a wide variety of sounds.
I paid for this pedal 375 american dollars (considering international shipping and custom charges...), so it´s quite an expensive piece of gear, at least in my country... The HD 500 costs 795 american dollars around here...
The thing is that despite you can get a killer Van Halen tone from it, specially adding a screamer with the gain at zero in front (I tweaked a lot with the combination of the POD effects and the pedal), the HD 500 itself can REALLY deliver a similar tone. I have posted a few months ago this awesome mean street tone, based on meambobbo´s concepts and after a lot of experimentation:
Thistone uses the Plexi Bright model and lots of salt and pepper...
Really I can say that the POD is the best thing I ever bought!
I will try to post some sound examples in this days, I have to get a mic and an UX1 borrowed but that are just details!
Here is a picture of my gear and the Pinnacle pedal:
POD HD 500