I've owned a HD500x for a few years and I'm struggling with a few things. Mostly the volume between patches. I play in Soundgarden/Audioslave tribute band and I'm using the HD500x straight into the effects return on a Mesa Boogie Roadster 2 x 12" combo amp. So I am basically bypassing the Mesas awesome pre-amps and using it as a speaker and all my effects and amp modeling are done by the HD500x. I gave up on the 4-cable method after a few gigs which left me very disappointed. It's sad to see my Mesa become a speaker. But I digress. I have a patch set up for each song as required. I've figured out how to have dual tones setup and assign a FS to switch between amps where one volume is at 0 and the other at 100% and this is switched nicely with an FS. However, I really can't get the clean channel to sound loud enough. What am I doing wrong? I'm noticing it when I use the Blackface 'Lux Vib - '64 FenderÂ® Deluxe ReverbÂ® Vibrato and Treadplate - 2001 Mesa/BoogieÂ® Dual RectifierÂ®.
I've been trying to use the volume and master volume to match the volumes like you would on a multichannel tube amp but I am failing. I should say that I have checked all the obvious problems such as guitar volume knob and the expression pedal. It's not those things. Can I pick a better clean amp and push it with a compressor or clean boost? Frustrating!
Another question, how can I get a 20db bump when I engage the wah? All my solos are getting lost. It's really odd.
I'm also wondering if I can just use the HD500x for effects and bypass the amp modeling and plug it into the front of my amp.