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  1. moondancer

    M13 connection

    First of all: What kinda amp you use? Amps with a clean and full range sound can be used. I would try to set up all my sound in a guitar output level. So the input of the amp doesn't distort the signal. If you use an real guitar amp with gain, overdrive and distortion, you will have to face the problem that you reverb, echo, chorus, filters sounds will be processed by distortion. I think that sounds ugly .
  2. moondancer

    Hd500 And Microphone

    I played a real acoustic guitar (beside the JTV-69). Therefor I used the mic input for a constant micing of the guitar, the aux input for the piezo which I use for solo volume (in case of feedback problems with the mic in higher volumes). For the mic I used a vintage pre an eq and a little reverb. It is an easy think to dial in a mic and I don't understand the question. The basic use of the hd is surely as a pedalboard for elektric guitar. To use it as a pre amp for microphon recording sounds kind of abnormal. Therefor I would prefer a good mic, a tube pre amp and a good reverb unit. But still the above mentioned setup worked for me. I used it with my acoustic guitar trio, where I used the JTV for some slide-work (great with the tuning without tuning the guitar B) ) I only stopped to play the setup, because we sit on stools and I use the left foot for controlling the volume by a volume pedal. Expression pedal of the hd500 is on the left side. The distance of mic stand (to put the hd500) in front of me was to far. So I stopped using the hd500, but the sound and handling of the mic was a real good thing. BTW I believe that the mic input is mostly for use with the talkbox fx ;)
  3. moondancer

    Noticable Hiss/distortion/clipping Problems On Clean Patches

    May be it depends on my pc speakers, but I can't hear any disturbing noise. some fx add a very little distortion to the sound, some add a little noise. If you use the standard setup for input: All inputs at 1 and 2 you can get some clipping. Best is use input1 as "guitar" and input2 as "Variax" (only input1 goes to the tuner, and the "Variax" is digital, hence less noise).
  4. moondancer

    I'm Not Sure If The Pod Hd Is Right For Me

    The users with problems will shout the loudest! So you find the most! Digging deeper you will find, that most of the time the error sits in front of the hd. It is clever to buy no brand new article, because you will buy all brand new problems! There are bass amp models in the hd, Fender bass man (it is a bass amp, that is only used also as guitar amp) and the flipflop, i guess an ampeg model. The fx in the hd are corresponding with the price. Surely you can find better fxs for clearly more money. What glitches? bulllollipop! To me the hd works quite excellent, I like it! The unit works as good as you are able to handle it! Not more not less! I use the hd500 in live performance and use a lot of dual amp stuff! I always found a way to avoid DSP problems and I had really a lot of difficult dutys. e. g. Brian May sounds "A kind of Magic". bright and clean chorus, slight distorted and soft lead sound, dual voiced sounds and even variations of this sounds, all in one sound patch!!! I play a Digitech GSP tube preamp for many years and tried sometimes for a new gear, but never find any that cames near to the Digitech. But now I moved to pod hd500 and find it unbelievable! But if you will ask 10 people about the same thing, you will get 10 different opinions. Find your own opinion.
  5. moondancer

    Battery Usage

    I play in two band. In one band I use my JTV with a HD500 and a VDI-cable and I removed the battery. In the other band I play my JTV in a little amp (only for open tunes with the slide) and insert the battery. I unplug the guitar always, when not in use. So I don't know how many hours the battery works, but it's about 2-3 month (using the guitar with battery at least once a week). I think that the battery and the power consumption of the guitar is a well done thing!
  6. moondancer

    Battery Usage

    Yes this is also what I think. If you're in modeled mode the knob is still lightened. I guess the only benefit is, that signal path between the piezo and the electronic is at zero and the electronic has no job ;) And yes, best way is unplugging the cable. On the other hand it can make the plug wear out.
  7. moondancer

    Battery Usage

    Hm, just had a look in my manual, but didn't find anything about the "sleep mode" maybe I was wrong :blink:
  8. moondancer

    Battery Usage

    AFAIR there is some kind of "sleep mode" in the JTV by turning down the volume knob to 0! Isn't it?
  9. moondancer

    Some Basic Questions About Pod Hd

    Yes, the handling is bad. BUT this is only my sense! Other may feel quite opposite. I have a 5 year old XP Lenovo Laptop with a dual core cpu. It is a little old, may be. The USB port is 2.0 and I feel the communication between pc an hd is slowly. The design of the HD Edit-Software is a little bit like the handling in the HD. No scalable Window ... For me too kittenish. But at least, it's only my perseption! I'm working the whole day with computers and software. There's quite a standard of handling that is not provided by HD Edit.
  10. moondancer

    Warning: To All Pod Hd Users.

    JC 120 = Jazz Chorus 120! This is the only correlation. It's true, some Jazz guitar player my use the JC, the most of them I know and ever seen in a live show don't use the JC 120. Sound is too cold, weight too heavy. Back to the subject. A modeled musical equipment will never ever hit the sound of a real amp or instrument! But the state of the art is breathtaking! It is much better than pumping money in boutique amps and handling tons of equipment (if you don't have your own roadies) :lol: I'm 57 years old and broken-backed. I like to to take my HD and some cables in my bag and my JTV gigbag over my shoulder and travel to my shows :wub:
  11. moondancer

    Some Basic Questions About Pod Hd

    I may say, that is really a question of subjective preferences. I don't like to work with the HD Editor, Moving the graphic knobs with the mouse behaves like a toy or a computer game, less usability. No undo, no reload of the old values. The access to the footswitch assignment or assignment of parameter to the expression pedal is slowly and uncomfortable. Sorry I can see any benefit or working with HD Edit except the backup of all of your sounds and setlists! To create new sound I place my HD upright in a shelve and work distinctly faster than with HD Edit!
  12. moondancer

    New Jtv-59

    Sorry, but I think you should open an new thread. Another problem = a new thread. Some people scan only the subject. If they find a subject where they have experience, they will answer. Otherwise, they won't even read!
  13. moondancer

    String Preferences

    Old string means fatigue of material and dirt in the winding. Your string will lose sustain and harmonics. The dynamic and vibration of the string will surely affect your sound. The overtones will be provided by the model and rather not affected.
  14. moondancer

    Change Variax Tunings Using Footswitches

    I use input 1 Variax with a tuning, input 2 set to Variax Mags. Put a panner in front of channel a/b and pan by the expression pedal between a Variax model with tuning and your Variax magnetic PUPs with surely no tuning ;) But in this case you may not put an mono fx in front of the panner!
  15. moondancer

    "dry" Signal Coming Out

    Hi, you should mute the stereo channel B in the mixer. you can also put all fx in front of the amp and the amp before the a/b path, Every fx that you use after the amp, you can put after the a/b path. If you use only one output the stereo signal is mixed down to mono. But it is reported here by some guys, that the mono output is better if you put every fx in channel a and mute channel b! Check it out, what is you favour!
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