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  1. Thank you all for your responses.



    feedback happens when the sound volume coming from the cab speakers is too much for the ambience/room where you are playing into, and it depends also on your position relative to the same cab..


    no sustain??.. noise gate can kill sustain with inappropriate settings, and in your patch you have 2 of them one very close to the other!!

    personally I hate noise gates, but if I have to use one (and not more than one) there are only 2 possible places where I could put it: at the beginning of the chain just after the guitar, or after the amp model..


    the noise gate settings are very important, they should be changed case per case, and depends on where you put it and on which instrument is connected


    Usually hi-gain tones require a minimum noise gate. I'll try putting the noise gate after second amplifier.

  2. I also had this problem.  Using the pad switch(on) fixed it for me.  I guess my Seymour Duncan JB was too much signal for the HD500...


    Yes, I have also tried with the pad switch, but greatly affects the tone.

  3. Hello everyone. I have a noise problem.

    I have my POD HD500 connected to a stereo power amp and 4 x 12 speackers.

    When we play with my band in rehearsals, to be playing a chord, this is not ringing and then I get feedback.

    I POD input 1 set to "Guitar" and input 2 to "Variax". The impedance is set will at 230K.

    My guitar has pickup Bill Lawrence XL500, which are not very noisy. The pickup height is correct. All cables are in perfect condition.

    It bothers me that I can not play a chord without the feedback appears, and it hurts to have good sustain.

    I attached my preset.

    Thank you very much in advance for your help.

    Sorry for my English.

    mesa sala.zip

  4. Hello everyone.


    It has long had a multi-effect rack that commanded by a midi footswitch. This footswitch had the ability to select a preset with a switch, and if I could drive again move to the previous preset. This way, I could switch two preset with the same switch.

    Is this possible with the POD HD 500?

    Thank you very much from now.

    Sorry for my English.

  5. Hello Friends.

    I'm using my POD HD500 connected to a stereo power amp (clone of the power of a Randall Century 200), with a 4 x 12 cabs with Celestion speakers seventy/80.

    This stereo power amp "Colours" signal much as it produces a very sharp and scoop sound.

    What power amp do you recommend to use with POD HD500? Valves or solid state?? What brands and models?

    I'm a guitarist in a band of modern metal.

    Thank you very much from now.

    Pdt. Excuse my English

  6. I know others have compared the 500 & 500X in side by side comparisons when the 500X appeared on the scene, but I don't recall anyone mentioning what I've observed, so far....


    I used my 500 for a couple of years after moving up the models from the XTL to the X3L, then the HD500, and was very comfortable with it, but having experienced a failure of the XTL at a gig, had in the back of mind, I'd need a backup in such a case with the 500. At that time is when the 500X came out, and I opted for it, seeing as it was the latest in the line and the same patches were useable in both.


    I like the new switches, but never had any issues with the old. I did not usually run up against the DSP limits on the 500, so that was not a huge factor. I transferred the patches from the 500 to the 500X and went from there, and as usual, with continued tweaking of sounds, and going from a mid-heavy guitar speaker to a more full range speaker to address some tonal issues with the acoustics of the JTV's again, the settings as I had them "drifted" apart over time.


    Recently before the latest firmware updates, I figured I would take my now current patches in the 500X and synch them back into the 500, so I could have an exact duplicate setup in my 500. I noticed that the 500X compared to the 500 was fuller with more "body" -- hard to define, exactly, but more bottom end with the same JTV, same Studio output, same Crown XLS1000 power amp, and same full range speaker, and same patches. The 500 sounds a bit more "trebly" than the 500X. I tried the acoustic patches, and they were about the same between the 500 & 500X, but the patches with amps seemed to sound different. I messed with different output modes, and found the closest I got was with the 500 set to Combo Power Amp In, but the distortions seemed "raspier" with this setting, but it was the best I could do.


    I considered maybe I should re-install the FW version, thinking something might be afoot there, but by that time the latest batch of FW was out, so I save my Set Lists and updated the 500 & 500X and my 2 JTV's to the latest with the ability to use HD Worbench with the HD500(X) and Link revisions, etc., did the updates to both. I reloaded my Set Lists, and did the global resets and pedal calibrations, but the tonality differences were the same between the 500 & 500X.


    Has anybody else noticed this? To preserve the use of Studio out, will I need to tweak the bass levels up on all my amped models for the backup 500 unit? Any ideas are welcomed.





    Do you could upload audios to compare?

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  7. Lower "Input Z" setting is the solution for FIZZ.



    It seems to me that the issue is the difference between a track recorded with

    1-guitar > audio interface other than POD >Pod input reamplified >recorded using POD USB    verses

    2-Guitar>....................>Pod Input                   >Recorded using USB


    This to me indicates that in case/track 1: Using an audio interface to record a direct signal then sending it to the pod isn't sending an identical signal as in track 2. Using the other audio interface is exposing the file to an additional AD/DA conversion which will almost always result in losing a little bit of high frequency. When Re amplifiying this track less fizz will appear due to the high frequency loss from the additional AD/DA conversion.


    Solution:  there are several options to mitigate undesirable fizz.  My favorite is using the POD HD own input Z option. Using lower values instead of auto will do the trick looking at the patches in this thread we see that, as it should be , the noise gate is first in the signal chain which is optimal for most situations, but this creates a problem for the input Z set to "Auto". The input Z setting of auto is following the first effect in the signal chain which is the noise gate so no change is happening as the noise gate has the same input-Z setting for amp without effects.  I would use the input Z setting for the tube screamer which is 250K and this will reduce so much of the undesirable high frequencies responsible for most undesirable fizz (There's desirable fizz also and we want to keep that). You can use other values to get the optimal sound and the Input Z setting will make a night and day  difference from my experience in many patches where using auto will render the patch otherwise unusable.


    Another option would be to put an external physical compressor in front of the pod and that will remove some high frequencies from the guitar signal...


    DeanDinosaur thanks for your answer. A true Tube Screamer could serve instead of a compressor?

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  8. Have you tried setting BIAS to 100% and BIAS EXCURSION to 0% for the amp patches to remove the fizz?   Does it help at all if you try those settings?


    edstar1960, thanks for your reply, Yes, the proper configuration of Bias And XBias helps reduce, but still continues to be heard.I'm starting to think it's a microphone 409.




    Hmmm, I definitely hear it. Gotta admit this is the first time I've really noticed it. There's nothing in your patch I'd change particularly, apart from perhaps giving the gate a little decay/hold time to stop that horrible "stuttering" effect you get as the note dies out. Might be my imagination but it's not quite so bad using the pre-only model. But still, totally at a loss!


    I'm happy not to be the one to hear this  ;)

  9. mredman, thank you very much for your answer.It is true what you say, many users have complained about these "digital artifacts", so I think we're not the only ones to hear this.


    Apparently, there is more equalizing solution, lower gain levels and with different values ​​of Bias and XBias ...


    Also, I refuse to believe that the pod could not sound better. Many people on Youtube showing great sounding recordings and very good quality.


    I am aware that the POD is not a device with which you can get a sound in a short time. We must fight with him to understand.


    I still believe that there must be a solution, because if it were not so, would mean that all those people would be lying Youtube.


    POD HD500 I bought 5 months ago and it came with the previous firmware. Now I have installed the latest.


    I make a question to users oldest POD: Is there any firmaware version that does not have "fizz" or "digital artifacts"?


    Thank you very much from now.

  10. Friends , I describe my problem . 5 months ago that I have the POD HD500 , and I have a hard time getting the tone I want.

    I have read , countless post on this forum and I reread a thousand times Meambobbo excellent guide .

    My two guitars have pickups Bill Lawrence XL500 .

    The problem is that the tone I get is " fizz " and heard in my recordings a little " break " or distortion .

    I set my presets with the main entrance " Guitar " and the second entry as " Variax " . Pad switch does not seem to do much.

    No digital clip between modules, and I hear the fizz at very low levels . Disconnecting all amps, cabs and effects blocks, NO saturation hear the sound of my guitar.

    I have placed in my presets up to 4 parametric equalizers , filtering frequencies that produce fizz .

    The truth is that I do not find solution .

    I have the latest drivers and the latest firmware installed on the POD . Also, I reflashead the unit several times and nothing happens.

    I tested with several preset I downloaded from Custom Tones, and I see that I still have the same problem , including , I turn up the gain to most of these presets , because in my pod are heard without gain.

    I really do not understand. I see people on Youtube that get amazing results in your recordings , but when I download your presets , I do not sound the same way.

    I'm not a neophyte in technology , but it really is costing me get the tone I'm looking for ( hi -gain tones to modern metal "spongy" ) .


    I would appreciate any indication you can give.

    Thank you very much from now.


    (Sorry for my English)

  11. Thanks for your answers.


    For the recording of "non-fizz.mp3", first recorded two guitar tracks connected to my Presonus AudioBox VSL, without any effect.Subsequently, these tracks were reamplified with the POD HD500.Apparently, the optimal level of signal (low?) Applied to the POD achievement does not appear the fizz.


    Then to "fizz.mp3", recorded two guitar tracks, connected to the Pod and using the same preset. Now appears the fizz.


    In the DAW, everything is around-12dB.


    I attach a screenshot of the preset.


    Thank you very much from now.





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  12. Hello everyone!I was doing some testing on this and I have managed to identify the problem. This is the famous "fizz"'s so much talk in the forum.


    To better explain what I'm experiencing, two files attached mp3.The file "fizz.mp3" corresponds to a recording made ​​using the POD HD500 as a USB audio interface, with the guitar connected to the POD. In this file you can hear the fizz perfectly.The second file ("no-fizz.mp3") corresponds to a recording in which the POD was used to clean reamplified 2 guitars. In this file there is no fizz.


    Something happens when the guitar is connected directly to the POD.


    The pickups in my guitar are at normal height (are Bill Lawrence XL500).


    The Pod is configured with the entry "GUITAR" and the second entry as "Variax", which according to the forum, allowing less noise and Fizz.Recording levels do not saturate, and the application "Line 6 Midi-Audio Devices" level is set to-3dB.


    The firmware and driver are the latest.


    I also reflashed, resetting to factory parameters and no change.


    Thank you very much from now.





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  13. Thank you very much for your reply.


    The pad switch does not change all that much.As for the firmware, I've reinstalled, making the total reset to factory parameters.


    The only thing that can be (says you) is that these presets were created in PODs with another firmware ...

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