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  1. Modelling means, that the cpu inside of the hd500 had you load all data of the models in a patch in the memory. This will always cause latency period. What's IMO more bad, changing the sound will cut reverb and delay. Hence I try do do all with one patch and the hd500 gives me much more possibilty than all boards I used before.
  2. @pfsmith do you perform alone or with band? Where have you remarked this 15 ms, at home or in a live performance? In a band: who will hear this short interrupt in the audience? Yourself will have more delay in switching from one sound to another :D 15 ms is a winkle of an eye, I can't believe that anybody will notice this! Organizing patches: I play also in a cover-band. Roundabout 150 song in our programm. I organize one song in one patch. This means a lot of work. Sometimes with dual amp patches, sometimes by multiple action that is assigned to one switch, to the expression pedals or the knobs of my Variax. for clean/hi gain amp I normally use panner and a dual amp setup. I often alter at the same time quite a lot of parameter in different fx. E. g. LRB Night Owls: I use the Threadplate with a screamer in front, harmonizer, delay and reverb. For muffled almost clean sound I reduce drive of the screamer and the threadplate also bass of the threadplate to 0, the same I do with the mix of the harmonizer (additional it will be switched by FS4). I raise at same time the mid, treble an presence of amp. All done be the volume knob of the Variax. This will give a nice tack-ta-tack-ta-tack sound. For the dual voiced intro and interlude I push the volume knob and the drive of screamer and threadplate, give more body and delay to the lead sound and switch on the harmonizer. To come back quickly to the rhythm sound I turn the volume knob to 0 get back a brilliant sound with attack and at the same time mix down the harmonizer until I switch 'em of. Solo will be done without harmonizer and I can change the color of sound additional by the pups. Only a little example what can be done. Surely it takes a lot of time to dial in the sound, but not false step on a wrong sound or effect. Less use of slots and banks. My sounds are managed by database. Alphabetical list of Songs and sound banks/slots or a programm for the evening with the order of the sets an songs and the corresponding patches. This is done with an office-software. I use only one set list in the HD500 for the cover-band and even have free memory slots B) Addendum: I go straight from the HD500 to the p.a.
  3. IMHO there is no sense for a real bypass. Your guitar signal - if not a active system - is low, so that every electrical resistance (cable, jacks, switch) will change your signal slight. So it is regardless if you have a bypass of the whole system or if you go through with no fx or amp, the signal is always slight changed.
  4. @Tboneous who I am to tell you what you should do! I only wrote what I would do. And BTW in most of the points we agree. I also try to use less amp models and try to learn to dial them in. E. g. for clean sound I use most of the times the Blackface 'Lux for his warmth, for distortion the Threadplate for his versatility. The Threadplate you can use with 0 % drive up to 75 % from dirty clean to hi gain and you can get always enough output. One can change the sound a lot by the distortion pedals (I only us the first 4 types) a little bit of compressor (red comp) and a little bit of mid focus eq. The diversity in the HD500 is sometimes bone-crushing, so I also try to concentrate myself on a smaller choice of amps and fx and learn to handle them saving time ;) As a musician you have a more ambitious thinking in sound and playing. 90% of the audience won't hear what will give you sleepless nights :D
  5. depends really on the depth of the hack. If it is small you can try to repair it. If no good result give it to a luthier. Normally he will file the whole fret-board to equal, there is enough material to do this. Replacing the fret is last thing to do, because there is a possibility to damage the wood while replacing. The frets have little hook to be kept in the wood. By removing a fret the wood can sliver.
  6. I can confirm clicking noise, my 69 clicks all the time, when I connect with the POD HD 500 via VDI-cable or when I plug in a 1/4" jack.
  7. Where's your JTV plugged in? If you have e.g. a POD HD connected by a VDI-cable your Variax will be powered by the POD. If you have plugged in by the 1/4" jack your Variax will by powered by the battery. In this case, when you plug in your cable, the electronic of the Variax will switched on by the 1/4" jack. There's a switch in the female jack, that will connect the battery with the electronic when you plug in the male jack. By sure that you use a common guitar cable with mono jacks. You should also try different cable, maybe your jack have some worst case proportion, then the switch may no work well. You may dismount the jack in the guitar check if the switch works correct, but you may lose guaranty.
  8. True bypass IMHO means, output is exact the same signal than input. When you have a look on how the POD works you will see, that this can never happen: different input options the mixer different output options a/d d/a conversion If you need a raw guitar output and a edited signal from the POD, you will have to split the signal before the input.
  9. IMHO if this is your thinking, you don't need a POD HD. Of course - working as cover-band - I want to copy the sound of the original, hence I need a tool that gives all the possibilities to me. Otherwise I would look for great clean sound, a distortion pedal and a good multi-effect processor. BTW the POD HD (500) has a lot of option to get equal volumes in your sounds, i. e. the amps himself, the mixer, compressor, equalizer and first of all your experience and a strategy. Once you've covered the unequal volumes, you aim your new sounds always to the lowest patch. That's it!
  10. Ok, so far the issue is solved. Still I want to make a little notice. I also observed sometimes, that the amp edit window comes up without any action in this area. I think this caused by a small movement of the knobs. There is an impulse transmitter and a receiver. You dialed in a value, then you leave the knob between two transmitter. Due to a little shock the knob moves, the transmitter gives a signal and the amp edit window comes up but without any change of the value. Or the change is so little, that it doesn't affect. If you suspect a change in your patch, just step one time on the button of the actual patch to call back the last saved values.
  11. My opinion is, if you have once dialed in a good sound on your pa - the best is with all equalizers turn to center (0) then every good technician can make your guitar sing on the FOH! If the technician is a fool, anything you do is useless. Normally it would be my advice: use POD + DT25/DT50 make your sound and let the technician put a microphone in front of your speakers. If your sound is quite different than in FOH, let him hear both and kick him in the lollipop ;-) If you don't want amps on the stage (as we do) only monitor, then you don't need a DT25 an D.I. it, there's no benefit! Just my 2 cents ;)
  12. I use my Variax in the DVI-Input and my bass guitar in the guitar input. But I assign the inputs in each patch., one for bass another for the guitar. But the acoustic guitar I used channel a with the piezo, channel b with microphone. This works quite right. So I see no problem using both guitar in one patch. The only thing: you will have to mute your guitar volume, otherwise you can get problems by feedback of the unused guitar ;)
  13. I'm German and English is not my mother tongue. But to me it was clear from the beginning Front = front panel (where you plug your guitar in!) ;)
  14. Hi Dave, no, my springs won't get lose in any way. Maybe you should increase the tension of the springs by tightening the two screws at the spring holder.
  15. I own an 69 since November 2012. I never had problems with ghost notes. Sometimes when I change my strings the trem slips out of the notch of the 2 screws, but it is easy to put it back in place. Maybe when shrink the heat-shrink hoses you heat the spring to much. The steel of the spring can lose his tension in case of to much heat. What I don't understand: What do you mean, that the whole assembly pops out? When I remove my string the trem will be be pulled in direction of the neck by the string. The pull is hard enough on my jtv, that the trem cannot fall apart. You should provide some pictures to see what happend.
  16. specially in deep water and very deep water you will get high atmospheric pressure and your amp could sound nasty :rolleyes:
  17. That's quite normal to every amp. Less volume, less saturation. Also the environment affect your sound: glass, blank walls or carpet an covered walls.
  18. I do not understand. I guess you mean, that you control the preamp level of the amp model by the expression pedal. My idea will still work if you put volume-pedal effect in you effect chain, with a fixed lo volume an switch it together with the toe-switch, so it will only lower the volume. Assign the controller to "none" so it will not be changed by the EXP.
  19. If you want to have a fixed volume for wha, e.g. rhythm level put a volume pedal in your chain with one level (e. g. 70 %) and deactivate while using exp1 as volume. Assign no exp-pedal. Assign the toeswitch also to this volume fx. When you switch on the wha with the toeswitch the 2.volume will also be switched on and will lower the output. You can also use a compressor instead of the volume, but it will effect to the sound.
  20. It is like a painting from a master. You can scan it with high resolution to your computer and print it with the best printer you can get, but it will be easy visible copy! The dynamic responsiveness is complete different between an acoustic, strat-style or paula-style guitar. The model-sound will only cover this dynamic vibration of the string B) But when I first heard the sound I was still really astonished about the quality. And there is no greater benefit then to change from an elektrik to an acoustic guitar within an twinkling of an eye in your performance ;)
  21. @katiekerry Everybody may change his strings by his favour, no problem. I was just smiling about the statment, that removing all strings could do any harm to the neck (and it was not your statement!). But anyway I'm playing among other guitars a JTV-69. Due to the trem bridge it is a good way changing strings one by another. It will keep the tension on the bridge and tuning will become much easier. But I clean my fretboard and give a little bit of fretboard oil to maintain on the fretboard so I remove all strings first. For the JTV-59 I don't see any benefit it changing the string one by one. But as written, it is a question of favour.
  22. It is a lot. It is a full range speaker with power amp. It has some special features. It recognizes the position. Vertical working like a p.a. box, horizontal like a foldback wedge (changes the angle of reflection). Also connected by L6 Link it works like a guitar amp (model) or like a acoutic guitar amp (full range). But I haven't yet tested the StageSource, I've only read some articles and heard some user comments. If I would need a guitar amp on stage in future it would be the first amp I would test. So take it only as a notice from myself. I'm sure with your equipment and the pod hd 500 you can also get the sound you like. You will have to try a little :)
  23. I go straight in FOH. In the past I played an old DigiTech GSP 2101 tube preamp with fx. Sounds not bad with single coils, but not so good with humbuckers. The benefit of the hd, I found really the crisp clean sounds, but also the wide range of amp models. The fx are IMHO not the blockbuster. I'm not a friend of modelling classic fx pedals. I would prefer less pedal models, but more quality for e.g. modulation or reverbs, there should be some more deep editing options. But all in all the hd 500 is a very practical board for a very good price and I don't miss anything
  24. Sorry, not quit correct, quadra is a quadrat, (4 edges). Four in latin is "quattuor". Quad in Germany is a motor-cycle with 4 wheels ... So I was thinking "What the hell he's doing? Playing guitar through his motorbike?" :D So you see, in such a forum, with members from different countries sometimes it would be advisable not to use slang or shortcuts. Try you hd 500 on a line6 stagesource monitor (if available at your local dealer). Connecting via the L6 Link and with the amp models of the hd I've heard you can do fantastic sounds.
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