3 cable method ??? in POD HD Posted April 3, 2015 Don't use the FX loop on the pod. Have the FX send on your amp go to the guitar in on the pod. Then have the 1/4" out on the pod go to the FX return on your amp. There is no need to create an FX loop block in the pod. guitar -> tube amp Input -> tube amp FX SEND -> POD guitar in -> [ ambient effects ] -> POD 1/4" OUT (L or R) -> tube amp FX Return Obviously, make sure you have an empty amp block. This is definitely the easiest way to do it . I do it all the time.