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  1. Playing Hotel California in a Live-Duo as the only guitar player can be challenging ... The Rickenbacker 12-string model, together with a capo custom tuning on the 7th fret, works pretty well for some parts of that tune. That enables me to play this part in an open chord position. The other guitar parts are played with the magnetic pickups. The harmony parts are done with pitch block effect of my Fractal FX8 Multi-FX board. It's a bit tricky to switch the custom scales with one of my expression pedals. I have used the clean & crunch channel on my Marshall JVM410 head for the recording in our rehearsal room. Love my JTV69 for those applications where I need an "exotic" guitar model, acoustic parts or special tunings within a tune. After all the years, the JTV69 is still a reliable (modded) workhorse for Live and recordings. All instruments of the playback are completely self made (different guitar tracks, midi-keyboard for bass and keys, Toontrack EZ Drummer 2 for the drum parts). Any feedback is welcome - wolbai
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  2. Yeah sorry - didn't mean to have my contempt for the shortcoming bleed through in my response. :) The sad part is that snapshots are flat out amazing, and the hx stomp shortchanges that feature in a way that feels excessive and artifically limiting. I suspect (and this is pure speculation) that even though the stomp technically supports 5 footswitches, the extra features associated with capacitive touch made it simpler to just limit to 3 snapshots. I'd like to believe the reason is more complicated than that, but somehow I don't believe it is. 3 is just a very small number, and once you get into the territory of compensating with a more capable midi switcher (eg the mc6) the question of why you'd chose stomp vs LT really comes back into play.
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  3. Don't expect this to be a quick process. Once you find the connection/configuration/setup for your PODHD that works the best it will still take some time to get all the patches tweaked to your liking. In the end it will work great. Just don't get frustrated if it seems like it's taking too long and getting nowhere. We've all been there. Think of it like this. If someone dumped 100 pedals and 30 amps/cabs at your feet with a handful guitars and said "Hey quickly get all this sounding great". It would take a while.
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  4. I've been using Pod HD Desktop direct to PA for years (same engine as POD HD500x). I set it for Studio/Direct mode and all of my presets have amp sims. I mainly use a super strat style guitar and also an actual acoustic guitar. When I change guitars, I just change to the bank of 4 presets I need, so you may not need to change setlists unless you have so many presets that you HAVE to go to setlists.
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  5. the dt amps were awesome with the hd500x and i was bummed line 6 didnt update the line to work with the helix. The powercab thing is cheap and while well intended does not have the tubelike power section needed in a modeler.
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  6. Step one to getting good tone.... Twist the knobs until it sounds good. Using pre-amps when using an amp is a starting point, not a be all end all stead fast rule. I always run direct and many of my patches use pre-amps. Sometimes, that is just how it works out. You don't even need to run through an fx loop, you can go into the input jack. Run everything in one straight line. If that is what it takes to make it work, rock on. I did that for decades. There was no loop in my rig. Everything was plugged in succession. You twist the knobs until it sounds good. Now, as to making patches for specific guitars... It can be done. There are plenty of available setlists and patches. Many people use a setlist for amps and a setlist for direct and a setlist for humbuckers and a setlist for single coils. It is your machine, do what you want to do.
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  7. Yes, it is doable to setup patches for each of your guitars. If you choose to run thru your amp, you have the right idea. FX Return and put a mic on your cabinet or inject a RedBox on the speaker line. Run the POD in Stack Pwr Amp or Combo Pwr Amp mode. Whichever you like better...Or just set the Cabinet to None...depends on what you likes. If you have a tube amp, PRE models generally work a bit better...FULL models on cleaner amps. If you run direct to a PA, it would be a good idea to use amp sims and run in Studio Direct Mode...For monitoring a full range stage monitor would be all you really need. bring your own or use the house monitor if adequate.
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