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  1. Maybe you guys can help me to the shortcut here..... I've got a new 50 watt head, 212 cab, and am interested in using the pod as effects for (reverb, delay, phase, etc). I'm currently running a 4 cm but my amp sounds fizzy, or over distorted. There may be a setting or something I need to dial back on the pod. Panning the right to mute, left to about 12db. I did put a studio EQ I front of e efx loop in the chain. Not sure that does anything for me....dunno. Im Also running in studio output. Are you (guys) running In combo, half stack, output? Just curious as to the variations of what is working for you. Thanks SSS
  2. I LOVE the EVH gear! I'd bet that is one loud room. Oh and both those gear boxes are sexy! SSS
  3. I really dig the Mesa copy and Bogner copy, sorry can't remember the PC name ATM. They have a nice mix of gain and thump. I have a park amp patch running through an old 212 amp, that when I roll the volume up it'll kick ya teeth in....very ballsy, IMO, for all 1's and 0's.
  4. I like the mesas. They can cut through the mix nicely. Dbl slo works nicely as well. You've combined them both pretty good. Early evh, the most difficult tone to chase IMHO.
  5. Oh, nm...i do believe I have misread the manual.
  6. To clarify, and sorry if this has been hashed ad nauseam.... Volume knob - controls AMP VOLUME ONLY? Master knob - controls everything thing running out of the HD? The handbook/owners guide suggests set at line level, and run master at full (or nearly full)....does anyone do this? If so, do you compensate with backing off levels in the mixer, or dialing down the Volume knob, or the amp volume setting? Am i missing the boat on the master volume control here? Seems, with master set to full, external speakers, particularly those with no volume control except for the HD would come apart, or take out the nearest window, or both ;) Rarely, if ever, have i toggled with the on board volume controls... i set up my patch, save it, and that's that. sss
  7. The 4cm will allow you to utilizE the preamp/distortion/clean channel of the ht5 whilst taking advantage of the effects pedals on the hd. You must use the efx loop in the signal chain which should allow you to switch back and forth between the hd amp sims and your ht5 preamp. Keep everything inside or outside the efx loop that you want to be able to switch between with the efx loop. Honestly I can't speak to any real hard and fast rules regarding which output setting you should use on your pod....I just flip through the differnt output settings whilst playing and find a setting that sounds best for me. Hope this gets you started. SSS
  8. I could be misunderstanding the initial question, which is highly likely. But.... Will the fx loop in the hd patch not let you adjust send/receive/mix? Seems recently I have done this on my 500; play through amp, and power monitors with 1/4" to amp, xlr left and right to monitors simultaneously. Adjust the mix level iirc to balance the volume output. Sorry if I missed the boat on this one...just seems very familiar to me. SSS
  9. If I were using the 500 as an on stage pedal board, personally I'd rather affix a multi plug power surge protector strip (thingy) to a board, along with the 500. That would allow me to bundle the power cord from the 500 neatly, plug onto your board, Then heavy duty drop cord back to the wall receptacle/power supply....assuming its a relative distance the renders the hd cord useless.... Also, ideally this would protect your 500 from bad power, surges, browns, etcc...
  10. I'm curious is your hd hooked to USB and PC when your computer is suddenly shutting Down?
  11. If there are any gamers around (closet gamer here)....this (sorta) thing happened years ago when the coders got there hands on the particulars of RTCW and created the game ET. Of course it was shareware at that point, and a better game.... Maybe not as akin as I think....but I like the initial concept. Someone smarter than I will create something spectacular I'm sure.
  12. Contemplating a new amp; ATM looking over a Marshall DSL40c or Blackstar ht 40. Both have dual channels and come with foot switches. Will my hd 500 work as a channel switch or will the factory foot switch work in conjunction with the hd? Thanks SSS
  13. I've had similar issues In trying to separate xlr l&r out to power monitors from my 1/4" out to power amp for my guitar playing. I have tried the suggested dummy 1/4" out, but to no avail. I am very much frustrated trying to get the outputs going in the proper direction. Curious to see how this thread plays out.
  14. Thanks Aggravation....been out of town, just getting back seeing your post. Will test that out tomorrow. SSS
  15. Another question.... I use Power monitors, xlr r/l from HD. W/o a Fx Loop in the chain...(using the 2 cable method as discussed above), is there a way to effectively separate the monitors from the amp signal? I have no mixer. I use backing tracks through the monitors; audacity is my software/shareware program. Trying to keep the backing music through monitors only. With the 2 cable method (or at least the way i'm running it) everything runs through the 1/4" out and the xlrs out....my guitar playing, and the backing track music, are coming through the monitors and my amp at the same time. Edited: after reading my initial post I see I misrepresented how I was running my cables. I appreciate everyone's help! SSS
  16. Didnt fiddle with it too long last night but..... Did run out of 1/4" of hd into amps return fx. Killed the effects loop in chain on patch. Switched output to combo amp.... Actually tried all the output options, and honestly that method didn't sound as good as using the fx loop in the chain of the patch (to my ears). Sounded fizzy and overly distorted, akin to clipping?? One part of the equation that didn't hit me until I had taken the effects loop out of the chain was my power monitors. I run those, xlr R and L and the effects loop lets me mix them away from the amp I suppose if I had a Mixing board to run everything through, that would handle that. Anyways, I really appreciate you guys helping me out. I'll continue to monkey with it. SSS.
  17. Sorry fellas... What i'm calling "2-cable" method, I can't get to work (at all, no sound from celstions) w/o having the effects loop in the signal chain (within my patch). Just to make sure I am stating my setup properly.... Out of Guitar Into HD500 Out of HD500 Fx Send Into Back of Fx IN on old amp
  18. Thanks for the tips guys. Will fumble around with it this evening. I've not had success with Output setting at combo amp, or anything other than studio direct,,,,tells me I may have "operator error" taking shape! Side bar: Hollis1003?? Are you the (George) Hollis on YT? If so, that is a sweet setup you have with the 5150 III, and HD.
  19. I have an old amp with 2 -12" celestions. I don't need the preamp at all...just using it as a speaker cab. Currently running thusly: guitar > hd500 > fx send > fx return on back of amp. Running effects loop in patch chain. Iirc outputs set to direct/studio. Line, not amp, switched next to gas pedal. Running amp models, cab sims, mic sims etc.... Sounds ok, not great, but ok. I've tried the 4 cable method....couldn't discern a real difference, but could've been doing it wrong. Guitar, pod, fx send, amp input, amp fx out, L mono pod, L out pod, amp fx return. Is there a better method? Thanks for any advice. SSS
  20. 5150 III 50w Blackstar HT Bogner ecstasy Suhr badger Egnater renegade
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