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  1. What are all the details with your set-up? What are the settings your using in the "set-up" part of the HD500? How exactly are you setting up your patch? Are you using a Pre-Amp model or the Full Amp model? I know that the Meteoro 20w you have has a distortion button, how are you setting up all the knobs and buttons on the Meteoro? Let us see what your Patch looks like, send us a link snapshot of it. I know people who have had the type of problem you have only to find out their set-up is not right.

  2. I feel your pain as I've been there. It took me sometime to get the hang of the HD500, but finally on that faithful day the dim light bulb that hung over my head lit up and all was good. Take your time and read the manuals found here >


    The HD500 will sound good with your Combo Amp once you figure out how the controls on your Amp correspond with HD500. Knowing the settings in the HD500 are very important.

  3. So, i do this basic setup here with my amp, but the sounds like very bad. I don't known if less some configurations in amp, like drive, bass, middle to use and transmit with a good sounds.


    I'm just learning the first follows of hd 500, sorry.


    That's cool little Combo Amp you have there. How does it sound all by itself?

    • When you say it sounds bad is it distorted or weak? I'm guessing your overdriving your Meteoro Combo Amp.
    • Try this, set the Gain on your Combo Amp to it's lowest level with the Master at around 12 O'clock.
    • The HD500 has a switch to the left of the pedal for the 1/4" output "Line or Amp" set it to "Amp". Check out the attachment below.
    • Try adjusting your HD500 levels starting low and work them up slowly.

    I'm reading up on your Amp Here >


  4. Hello, 


    i'm trying connect my pod hd 500 to amp with the method that my amp supports.


    My amp have INPUT and OUTPUT.


    I notice that impossible use the 4 cable method, right?! 


    Can someone help me please, with the best method to connect?





    I think for your set-up the HD500 output setting would be "Stack Front". What kind of Amplifier are you using? If your set-up is a stack make sure you have your amp output going into the correctly (ohm load) rated speaker.



    This is my Basic set-up;

    1. Guitar into HD500 Guitar input
    2. HD500 Left Output into Spider Jam Amplifier Input or Aux.

    Settings I use;

    1. HD500 Output set-up "Combo Front", Focus at 670Hz, Lows & Highs set to FLAT.
    2. The attachment below is part of the Pod HD500 Advanced Guide. I suggest you study it from time to time.




    I set the Spider Jam Amp to a clean channel with the tone stack knobs all at 12 O'clock, The drive I play around with. I put the master volume on the Amp at 12 O'clock also. These settings are not set in stone, They are just what I use as a "Base". Once that is set I make all other adjustments from the HD500. One important thing, I always start with the HD500 Master at 0 so that I can adjust without causing unintentional damage to my Amplifier's Speaker. I usually end up with the HD500 master volume at around 9 O'clock - Full open.


    Hope this helps, If I think of something I may have missed I'll edit this post. Always ask questions that's how you learn.

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  5. I found this thread:



    The full Page>>>


     Re: How does the Vocoder work?
    by Crusty_Old_Rocker on 2010-02-19 18:43:00


    The Vocoder can work on a single tone, you don't need to mess with inputs across tone 1 and tone 2.  You plug your mic in and the mic will trigger the sound from your guitar.  It works really really well.


    It took a bit of tweaking to get it to actually perform like a Vocoder.


    Try this -  I was using the Variax 700 via VDI connection and a shure SM58 mic.  The settings that worked well were:


    Input: 100%
    Mic: 100%
    Decay: 50%
    Mix 100%


    This worked beautifully when vocoded with chords.  Single notes worked well too but the real vocoder effect came through with chords.


    Give that a go.







    Re: How does the Vocoder work?
    by silverhead on 2010-03-03 06:27:27


    Use Guitar as your Input setting for the Tone. When you select and turn on the Vocoder as an effect for the Tone the X3 will automatically start to use the Mic Input as a trigger for the guitar. Your guitar will no longer sound (even thought it remains the selected input for the Tone) until the X3 detects a signal at the Mic input.


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  6. Check with a Line 6 Expert about this before just trying it. You might be able to run the Spider Jam through the effects loop, like this; Guitar into the H&K input, H&K effects send to Spider Jam input, Spider Jam Headphones output to effects return. Hopefully the diagram I made better explains what I had in mind. You might also be able to do this; Guitar > Spider Jam input > Spider Jam Headphones out > H&K effects return. Again I haven't yet done these routings with my Spider Jam. I'm just trying to help you get some ideas and answers. Hopefully I learn something in the process as I'm interested in anything pertaining to this equipment.


    Added: Sorry if I went off on a tangent, LOL. The XLR route you asked about just might work. I've run an HD 500 XLR out into the Spider Jam Mic input and it sounded great. I would think the XLR out of your H&K would be a similar signal. I'll add that after 5 years of using the Spider Jam it still works great, I'm very happy I got it when I did. I can get some good tones with it.



  7. I guess it will get quiet as a mouse with high power coursing it's way through a line level device causing it to burn to a crisp. LOL


    On a more serious note, If I'm not mistaken only a proper Attenuator can be placed between the power output of the amp and the speaker. I've been looking into it a lot lately as I'm interested in the Jettenuator.

  8. I have a recommendation if I may,, I use to use head phones for editing.. Tried every single high end studio head phone Up to a set of Sony that cost me 400 bucks. I never was satisfied with how different the sound would be from editing on head phones and then running the patch live.. On the headphones it would sound great. But live through the PA system sounded like garbage.. Musician friend had the 4 channel SONIC PA system with the 10†speaker cabs on sale for 399… so I jumped on it..  I’ll never go back to headphones for editing… WAY Better.. The only time I’ll use headphones now is if I just have to be dead quiet..


    Thanks for sharing your experience on this. This is what I was hitting on, trying to get the headphones to match as closely to the live sound, which I know is not going to happen now. I'm gathering I can only get close with headphones. I keep hearing that good monitoring speakers are the best way to build patches that are going to be used live. I still need headphones to keep quiet while practicing.

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  9. Awesome info thanks so much. I knew nothing about this thing and now can't wait til it gets here. I am totally expecting to only be holding on to it for my Brother in law. He was in a 80s cover band in Nashville and earns a living as a Mechanical engineer and had an accident with a cart machine at a Pasta plant and it severed two fingers off. He's had them put back on but is kinda in the dumps because they said he'd never get full use back so he started selling his gear and came to his preamp and he said rather than sell it to God knows who he'd rather see if I wanted to use it. So though I'm not sure how I'm going to use it yet I'd rather hold onto it even if I don't hoping that his spirits pick up and he wants it back. But in the meantime......


    I'm really sorry to hear about your BIL, that is a bummer. Hopefully his fingers work better than he thinks they will. When he gave you that little rectangular box he gave you a part of his soul. When I read about this preamp and realized it was from the 80's It struck a chord with me (was in my early teens then) but not 'cause I played guitar. I was deep into learning and practicing being a mechanic/machinist/fabricator and all the 80's rock music motivated me when I was being creative fixing and making things. Take care of that preamp (especially 'cause he gave it to you and it's made in the U.S.A.). Like MGblade said you can go into the power amp section of the DT50 and get the true tone of that thing. Have fun with that little piece of history it'll never really get completely old, if ya know what I mean.


    Thanks for that info MGblade, now I know what to do with the power amp section when that DT50 comes a knock'in.

  10. You can't beat it for free. I would certainly play around with it to see what it gives. Also, I think there's some web pages pertaining to modding it if your into it. I read a little about putting different tubes in it an such somewhere.


    Since I was unfamiliar with this amp I dug in a little more, lol. Here's a video of someone using the Lee Jackson GP 1000 with a Marshall head. Here's another video. Looks like their made in the United States of America too, Wow.

    Here's an article.

  11. I had to edit my first response 'cause I researched a little. I'm no expert as I have never used one of these set-ups. Since it's a preamp it sound like you would need a power amp. The DT50 would serve that purpose.


    Hopefully someone who has more experience with lee Jackson preamp will reply for you. I still think the Pod/DT50 rig is more versatile, and sounds great.

  12. I read those posts about the issues also and wondered about it for a few seconds, lol. Then I ordered a DT50 Head, should be arriving soon. I'm pretty sure the issue had been addressed by now. Most of the posts I read were from 2010 I think.

  13. The Line 6 FAQ on Headphones has this...


    Q: What is the recommended headphone ohm rating for use with Line 6 products?

    A: For devices with a 1/4" output, we recommend headphones rated between 150-600 ohm (pro or semi-pro level) studio headphones for best results. For those with an 1/8" output, headphones designed for MP3 player usage are usually a good match. Results may vary between headphone models and manufacturers.


    Hey, that answer just made me feel "this" big, LOL. I admit I neglected to check out the FAQ, Thank You. That really answered my question.

  14. Odd - the Roland EV-5 is TRS and works fine giving full range on the HD... as long as the range knob is set to maximum so that the Heel value = 0.


    Glad phil was able to help even if it was to confirm that it doesn't work.

    One thing I've learned about sound equipment and music is I'm never done learning. So I always keep an open mind so as not to impede the learning process which is priceless, which brings me to thank everyone who participates in Line 6 forums.

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