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Pod HD 500 with mesa boogie triple recitifer trouble 4cm
by kk101 on 2013-02-12 05:00:46

so ive got a mesa triple reco and a pod hd 500

now what i want to do is connect my pod and just use the fx from it not amp sim,

ive tried using the 4cm:

     Guitar ==> HD Input

     HD FX Send ==> Amp Input

     Amp FX Send  ==> HD FX Return Left

     HD 1/4" Output Left ==> Amp FX Return

the problem is when i connect it like this i can only use the volume control i cant change the tone on the amp which makes me thing that its only using the mesa as a power amp or something.

id like to connect the hd500 so i can use the mesa distorion channel and add overdrive pedals ect...

any ideas??



Re: Pod HD 500 with mesa boogie triple recitifer trouble 4cm
by spaceatl on 2013-02-12 05:33:26

So have you added an FX Loop block to the patch in the HD500?....and did you set the mix in the block to 100%? HD500 Loop has to be turned on for that to work...



Re: Pod HD 500 with mesa boogie triple recitifer trouble 4cm
by jimsreynolds on 2013-02-12 12:15:54

+1 Space.  If you are not getting any response from the tone knobs on your amp then that is a classic sign that the FX Loop on the POD is not active.


Make sure the FX Block is added to the signal chain.

Make sure the FX block is turned on.

The FX Block is the final effect in the list of effects after EQs etc.



Re: Pod HD 500 with mesa boogie triple recitifer trouble 4cm
by kk101 on 2013-02-16 07:19:51

i have added the fx block in the chain but it all it does is put a weird fuzz and drops the volume signaifcally

screws the tone up



Re: Pod HD 500 with mesa boogie triple recitifer trouble 4cm
by jimsreynolds on 2013-02-16 16:32:36

If you haven't already found it:  try the step by step process here -->  http://line6.com/support/docs/DOC-2522">http://line6.com/support/docs/DOC-2522">http://line6.com/support/docs/DOC-2522

There are levels that need to be set right and boosted in certain places to make sure that things sound good.




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