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Long sustain with POD 500hd like in "U2-with or without you" ?
by ffagaras on 2012-12-19 08:47:30

Hellow,

I'm trying to emulate a long sustain with POD 500HD like in "U2- With or without you" but I can't find any suitable efects to do that !

Any help/suggestions will be greatly appreciated !

Thank you,



Re: Long sustain with POD 500hd like in "U2-with or without you" ?
by phil_m on 2012-12-19 09:03:33

That's not really an effect on that song. In the recording, The Edge uses a guitar with the Fernandes Sustainer pickup in it. I believe he still uses that live, although occasionally I think he's used an Ebow. The one effect that might get you somewhat in that territory is the Auto-Volume Echo delay, but it's not quite the same. When I use that effect, I like to control the feedback parameter with the expression pedal to give me a little extra control on the length of trails. Like I said, though, it's not the same as having a sustainer or an Ebow.



Re: Long sustain with POD 500hd like in "U2-with or without you" ?
by ffagaras on 2012-12-19 10:46:26

yes, I know what you mean... After many tries I've come to this setup:

http://line6.com/customtone/tone/222158/">http://line6.com/customtone/tone/222158/">http://line6.com/customtone/tone/222158/

Delay-auto-volume ->Reverbe Octo - > dyn-boost com ; I use expresion pedal to set 100%  feedback on auto-volume and this will give you infinite sustain and back to 0 to cut it off. But I found it hard to controll the feedback amount.

Someone else sugested other setup:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=___t_zFTFcw">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=___t_zFTFcw">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=___t_zFTFcw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=___t_zFTFcw">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=___t_zFTFcw">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=___t_zFTFcw

using a  Shimmer

http://line6.com/customtone/tone/221743/">http://line6.com/customtone/tone/221743/">http://line6.com/customtone/tone/221743/

But it does't sound natural



Re: Long sustain with POD 500hd like in "U2-with or without you" ?
by phil_m on 2012-12-19 11:03:33

I know it's not a solution inherent to the HD500, but you might want to take a look at this pedal. From the videos I've seen of it and people's descriptions, it's capable of getting some very Ebow-like tones.




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