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  1. jamminforever

    Effects loop squeal, now and then

    I using the POD as an effects unit only for my Mesa Mark V head, so I guess you could say standalone???? When you say use as a sound card, do you mean like sound card as in a computer?
  2. jamminforever

    Effects loop squeal, now and then

    More and more I think about this, I wander if it is the way things are plugged in to the same outlet or not plugged into the same outlet. I will have to experiment further.
  3. jamminforever

    Effects loop squeal, now and then

    ••• BUMP ••• Also, is there a way to measure the signal level coming out of the pod, going into the mark v head?
  4. jamminforever

    Effects loop squeal, now and then

    I've researched some prior postings on the Line 6 message boards about my issue with squealing when my effects loop is activated running my pod hd500. I only use the pod for effects only, in 4 cable method, connected to my Mesa Mark V head. ( I've posted this issue on the Mesa boards, to see if they can give me any tips on the mesa end... POST COPIED BELOW ) As I've said above, I did research the issue with other users on this forum, but I have a rather unique situation. Sometimes the POD 4cm works great, and once in a while, I get this loud as heck squeal when engaging the effects loop on my mesa pedal. I cannot replicate this issue. Either it works most of the time and there's that once in a month or 2 where it craps out with that squealing. Nothing is changed on the pedal or the amp. I don't understand how this can happen. Either it works or it doesn't! Any tips or suggestions appreciated. ( posted on the mesa boards ) ********* I'm using a 4 cable method to hook up my effects board ( Pod HD500 ) to my Mesa Mark V head. I am not using any cab sims nor am I using amp models. This is strictly for effects only. Problem is, every once in a while, ( did it last 2 practices ) when activating the Mesa loop on my Mark V pedal, I'll get this extremely load squealing sound and I will have to rehearse without the POD. THE FUNNY THING is, I'll come back next week, and without changing ANY settings on the Pod or the Mesa, the amp and the Pod will work fine. I cannot replicate this issue on demand. Some things I've tried. All new tubes plugging the pod and the amp into different outlets turning on either the amp or the pod first tried the pod in 2 cable method ( just thru loop only, still got the squeal ) I'm at a total loss here, and would like some other diagnostic suggestions to try. ************************
  5. jamminforever

    Do Not Want Wah Activated When Switching Banks

    Thank you!!
  6. Sorry for being a bit lazy.... On one of my banks, when I switch from button A to B, my wah is already activated upon entering B. How can I set this so that when I go from A to B that the wah isn't on? I normally press the expression pedal to activate the wah and want to keep it this way.
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    Think I Have A Faulty Hd500

    Yeah, makes me wander, got all the tubes from a buddy of mine who had brand new preamp, rectifier and power Mesa tubes. So this noise is still happening with new Mesa tubes. I still have my old tubes, barely past a year old and the amp isn't used a ton.
  8. jamminforever

    Think I Have A Faulty Hd500

    Sorry I haven't posted in a while in regards to this thread, but I did manage to record what this issue was with my HD500 and my Mesa Mark V head. The phone recording isn't the best, so forgive me. It starts out with me strumming some chords with the FX loop engaged on my Mesa. Then near the end, I disengage my FX loop and the sound returns to normal. Keep in mind this is a 4cm method. After this was recorded, I tried the my POD 500 strictly in front of the amp and the effects worked. I then re-hooked up the POD 500 back to 4cm and alas..... It works..... No settings were changed on either the pod or the amp.... No idea how. http://www62.zippyshare.com/v/74145741/file.html
  9. jamminforever

    Think I Have A Faulty Hd500

    Thanks so far Toneman, anyone from line6 want to chime in on this issue?
  10. jamminforever

    Think I Have A Faulty Hd500

    I like your sig.... lol.... positive attitude! If I can get this solved, I may borrow that line!!! Since I've posted, here's what I've done. I disconnect the POD and tried the amp and guitar by itself, sounds fantastic. I swapped cords. I swapped tubes. I also tried the amp without the POD, testing it with the xf loop on and off. No probs. It doesn't seem to be an affected effect on the POD, but rather the whole POD itself. I've switched between multiple patches and still this issue persists. What really drives me nuts is that I'll take everything to rehearsal next week and it'll probably work and then prolly the week or 2 after this issue will come back. The only thing I have not done is a re-flash. What exactly did you do to solve your problem? I'm using this POD in the 4CM for effects only. No amp or cab sims.
  11. jamminforever

    Think I Have A Faulty Hd500

    I can't seem to figure out this HD500 I have here. It's driving me nuts! I currently run the hd500 in a 4cm with a mesa boogie mark V head and a 2x12 recto cab. I have the patches, volumes and everything set where I like it and it sounds good. There are times where my effects like chorus and delay wont work or it's barely just barely perceptible and at the same time, there's a big volume drop when engaging the effects loop on the mesa. I'll show up next week and everything is fine, volumes, effects sound good and I haven't changed a thing with the board then a few weeks later, back to the same s**t again........ I can't pin this issue down.. I'm ready to smash this unit,,.,,, LOL.
  12. jamminforever

    Pod Hd 500, Need Help

    I just got that amp brand new, last November.... I can see how it may be that V6 tube. It wouldn't hurt to change it out and see.... Thanks guys, will try it...
  13. jamminforever

    Pod Hd 500, Need Help

    Anyone?
  14. jamminforever

    Pod Hd 500, Need Help

    OK, I'm pretty much fed up with the POD 500 I have here. I'm using this thru a Mesa Mark V head for effects only, via the 4 cable method. When the POD500 was setup, it was working great, no problems, except the occaisional distortion that I've posted about before in here. Now the problem is that when I engage the effects loop, via my mesa foot switch, my chorus started sounding warbly, like some weird sonar-radar effect.... Then later I've gotten some nasty loud squeals. Please keep in mind,sometimes it works properly, then it does this... It works just fine again, then does it again..... I'm pretty much fed up with this. Has anyone here had anything like this happen to them? Is there something I'm missing. I love having the 4 cable method... but will the wah sound any different thru the loop? Perhaps I should ditch the 4 cm?
  15. jamminforever

    Pod Hd 500 Volume Levels

    If I were to turn up the volume on my amp, would that leave my fx unit, when engaged at a lower volume?
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