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About mjsever

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  1. Sorry I just realized this topic is dead for the person who started it, but added the thoughts anyway in case someone else finds it useful. So if the HD500 wasn't working for you, you did the best thing by just ridding yourself of it. Some gear just does not 'click', no matter how much you spent on it. I had a Fender Aerodyne Telecaster that I never fell in love with, even after putting in good pickups. I sold it on ebay and the buyer responded telling me he thought it rocked. Glad he is enjoying it. I used that money to buy a barely used G&L ASAT Special Tribute which cost less and after a few months I already love more than my Fender that I had for 10 years.
  2. There are a few other things that I didn't see mentioned: - There is a global setting that needs to be changed based on whether you intend to use the unit to go direct, plug into an amp, or plug into a power amp. Even if the amp and cabinet sims are turned off it seems there is additional tone shaping going on. Press and hold the View button, go to System Setup, page 4: "The Mode setting on this page allows you to configure the type of signal fed to your POD HD500X analog outputs to optimize for direct recording versus connecting to an external amplifier. " - There is a switch near the expression pedal that indicates whether your 1/4" out is intended to go direct or into an amp. This should be set to "amp" as well. I can't vouch for whether configuring these additional settings would end up making it sound good through an amp, I can only vouch for the existence of these additional settings. When I first got this I tried going into my amp just for kicks and it sounded terrible. That's when I looked at the manual and took note of the global settings, but since I use this to go direct I didn't want to change my global settings so I just left it at that. Is it as good as a tube amp with stomp boxes? No. Do it get decent tones out of it by going direct? Yes, after a whole lot of knob tweaking. Is it easier to carry and more consistent than an amp and pedals? Heck yes. Hope this helps.
  3. It works, but there is some latency and brief digital artifacts when switching amps in this manner. :( Think I'm going to have to stick with pedals, which is not the worst thing in the world but it's just that some of the distortion on those amps is so good it's a shame I can't switch them in and out in that capacity. Another option is to get out of pedal mode and use some of the patches, but need to evaluate whether I can make do with only 4 effect options. If I switch patches, do the effects stay 'in effect'? For example, if I am using a delay on a clean patch and then switch to a dirty patch, will the delay be maintained across patches?
  4. I am trying to do just this- how do you go about setting a footswitch so that it will toggle between a clean and dirty amp? This forum is great- many thanks to you guys for taking the time to share your knowledge with us.
  5. I just wanted to say thank you for your guys response! I had the exact same question. Now I'm trying to figure out how to assign a footswitch to toggle between the two amps. I haven't been able to find the right distortion tone with the pedals but have found them in the amp models.
  6. Could you be more specific? perhaps I'm not good at navigation yet, but when I edit the delay parameters I don't see anything that allows me to select between ms and note value. Can you give me the path to do that? Sorry to be so basic but I just got the thing and am hoping to use this in services in a week and a half.
  7. anyone know how to get a dotted eighth on the HD500x via knob twiddling? I can't find it. Do I need to go past min or max in the time knob?
  8. The manual says you can select dotted eighth for the HD500x, but I can't seem to get it through knob twiddling. Do I need to hook it up to the PC to get this?
  9. Just got a HD500x for worship, will be plugging straight into the board. How do you guys get a dotted eighth using the tap tempo? I haven't been able to figure out how to set it up that way through knob twiddling. Do you have to edit through a PC connection? Sounds like there is a lot of experience here, both with worship guitar and with these line6 floorboards! I look forward to tapping into your knowledge and at some point contributing with my own experience.
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