Jump to content


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


bjnette last won the day on October 17 2017

bjnette had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

146 Good

About bjnette

  • Rank
    Power User

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Not Telling
  • Registered Products

Recent Profile Visitors

269 profile views
  1. bjnette

    HD500 internal battery

    Capacitors are somewhat like batteries. They hold a charge. Check for any scorch burns or more likely discoloration. If you are lucky it might be that simple but usually requires equipment for electrical troubleshooting past a close magnification of the components and circuit.
  2. bjnette


    Well Done and thanks for sharing!
  3. When two instruments are playing the same instrument thru the same speakers you get cancellations of frequencies. The bottom end disappearing is a symptom of this washing out of frequencies. If it is happening to you it is probably also happening to the other guitarist. It can also be the speaker failing to being able to reproduce the lows for both guitars especially if the bass is in there too. The handling is to play the parts in different positions on the neck then the other, less distortion and different frequencies boosted on one cut on the other to create sonic space. Also try putting one of the speakers on the floor for more bass reproduction.
  4. bjnette


    Turn down the amp. Make sure your combo is not adding lots of gain. Lower the gain in the HD. Use a noisegate. .Sounds like your pickups are polyphonic. Shielding the guitar is worthwhile and will minimize the squeel. Turn it down. Move away from in front of the amp speaker.
  5. bjnette

    Can't get into Forums

    Been unable to post for a while till now. Good to know sorted now!
  6. bjnette

    Billy Sheehan- Pierce preamp

    Awesome endorsement from a true master talent!
  7. bjnette

    Billy sheehan using helix lt

    Awesome talent! And looks like he has stepped to the full Helix with his loved Pearce Pre!
  8. bjnette

    Using the POD HD Pro as an interface?

    You can use Reaper and for only $60 sticks it to the man on a just as good DAW, probably better then PTs8. But if you are dead set on learning PTs then a compatible one is needed for that version. I think PTs gets more relaxed in later versions. There is PTs free of the latest version but it will cost ya in added extras. M-audio cards are probably the cheapest for it but there are others depending on your Mac. So look at what your Mac will accept too!
  9. bjnette

    HD500x: extending it's life and usefulness.

    Yeah, still finding the HD500 can hold it's own when compared to a few amp sims I have tried since the HxNative demo ran out. Too expensive. I not long ago bought a whole DAW with a ton of effects and instruments 70 gig sample library and instruments plus a great amp sim especially on bass. Vandal from that crazy $149 Samplitude ProX 3 Suite sweet deal with SoundForge 11 and Spectral Layers integration. Heaps better bang for the buck. I was on Sonar X3 before that with TH2 and I upgraded to the Pro version for the same a week before the announcement. They kindy gave me a refund. Anyway I use the HD as a clock source for s/pdif and record either on amp sims of from the HD right into Samplitude. The HD is still got it though. Perfectly adequate
  10. bjnette

    saving changes to a tone

    From the Editor when send the patch to the device to save you have to really make sure you have that patch selected and highlighted before sending especially when saving the name of the patch. It is easy to make a patch but not have it send correctly.
  11. bjnette

    Clean overdrive recommendations - low end mud

    Does the crate amp have an FX loop? Just with the headphones lower tunings will make things flubby use the Amp Cab cutoff near or about 120hz. For metal you want to decrease the gain a bit and use EQ FX before and after the Amps. Around 300 hz and a fairly wide Q will handle some tubby whilst keeping the low end punchy. A high shelf roll off will emulate the cabinet response better and make it less brittle as digital can go much higher than a tradition amp and cab in it's response.
  12. bjnette

    Usb Device Not Recognized

    Give us some more details. Does the HD500 boot up okay? Is it is the USB not recognized and can not connect to PC?
  13. bjnette

    Line6 pod HD 300 Delay tails

    Either too long a delay with feedback or because of google translation the LOOPER function. It has a record, play, undo function.
  14. bjnette

    4 Channel Amp Patches for the HD Series

    Awesome, Good on you and well Done! Cheers !
  15. bjnette

    HD Pro X Questions (Upgrading from X3 Live)

    Yes they are great features and I can see why they are necessary but alas, not available for whatever reason. Seems the Helix routing is the advancement you need. You mention using an ext mixer for some of your workflow; you do have a DI out which can be used this way to give you an analogue dry out. And as you mention you do have both s/pdif and AES digital outs which seems to be about the only solution (another interface) apart from the Helix. You also have the two stereo TRS FX sends on the HD as well. Not sure if using the X3Live (if you still have it) can be configured with the HDPRO for routing options. Cheers