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  1. When I try this and move the model knob to Chime, I get one more 12- Chime2 if I flip the pickup switch down (Treble). With it up (Rhythm) I get the same one I had (Chime4) then the middle goes to a 6. I COULD just take the original, Chime4, HD500 setting and re-eq it so it sounds more bright, but I'd rather not do it that way. I should just bring my actual Ric out, but the VA makes it so much easier with less guitar swaps. As I look at the manual again, it looks like I can have custom guitars in pickup position 2 or 4, but not the middle on the JTV. I could do it that way too, where, for the middle position I already have, I just use the HD500 setting, but then if I want to go more to a Treble sound, I use the custom one stored in the guitar. Still a lot to remember, but worth a try.
  2. Thanks. Sounds like it won't do what i'm trying to do. Bummer. Thanks, Silverhead!
  3. Do you mean about Workbench? If so, I would think that Variax Workbench would let me set that 12 string's pickup switch settings and that there'd be a way to load that back into the HD500. If I go into Workbench, I can get what I want out of each position, but there doesn't seem to be a way to save that to the HD500. Keep in mind, I've had this setup for years and haven't tweaked settings like that in a while, so it's possible I'm overlooking something.
  4. Ah, ok. Man, wonder why they did it that way? In shows, I don't really use the two Variax knobs. I leave them in a set position and just have the patch changes going on through the HD500. Otherwise, I'd be trying to dial all that up while playing live and it just requires too much thought for me during a gig (while trying to sing, etc. ). Pushing one footswitch is so much simpler. Wish there was a way 'round that. Seems Workbench would let you tweak that. I guess not.
  5. I've got a JTV59 and a POD HD500 (yup, the old one). I've got a lot of tunings and guitar models stored in my HD500. This way, at shows, I can just go to the bank I want and grab the guitar and preset tunings that I want. Great. What I am having trouble with is that, let's say for the Ric 12 (Chime 4)- I'd like to be able to go to the correct patch on my HD500, say, 2C and have it play the Ric. It does this now. HOWEVER, if I change my pickup switch to Treble or Rhythm I get a Ric, but NOT the 12. It suddenly shifts to a 6 string models. All I'm trying to do is to make it be a 12-string Ric where I can select the Rhythm (Neck), Rhythm & Treble (Neck and Bridge), or Treble (Bridge) pickups. I cannot figure a way to store these selections. If I hit the footswitch to go to the Ric 12, no matter what position that pickup switch is in, it defaults to the middle position sound. I've tried to edit on the Pedal and also through Workbench HD and these other selections don't stick. Is there any way that I can dial that in for one preset, but with 3 different pickup selections?
  6. Psarkissian- Yes, I looked there. It only goes to OSX. Monterey is like 15 or something. I tried to install it anyway and no workie. THAT is when I posted here.
  7. Hi, Is there a Workbench HD version for Mac Monterey? If not, what are you all doing to tweak your settings? I can do a lot through the pedal (HD500) but not all of it. Thanks for any insight you can offer.
  8. YES. THATS IT. Thank you so much!!
  9. Hi. Where can I get a replacement setlist knob/pot assembly? I don’t kneed a knob, I need the entire part. I’m a working player with an hd500 and a Variax. I work in several bands and this combination/gear is vital to my gigs. I have a setlist knob that got snapped off. It’s the top left push/scroll switch/knob. The shaft of it got snapped and I can still use the foot switches on the bottom, but I cannot go between setlist a now or use the knob for saving, scrolling, etc. can someone help with this ASAP.
  10. Hi- One of the bands that I'm in needs to trigger a 30 sec audio file. Is it possible to load that into the HD500 and then trigger it?
  11. Looks like adding a second noise gate fixed the hum, or seems to have. I've never had more than 1 in the chain before. Thanks for the help. It seem to be such a fatter sound on both the clean and the dirty. I'm not wild about shelling out $130.00 for the voodoo switch, so I may just lug the amp channel switch with me (grr).
  12. Thanks Guru. Interesting. So I can either have the amp's channel foot switch next to my HD500, or I can spend and add the voodu and have that hooked to the amp. Okay, that keeps my floor more clean if I go that route. I DID try hooking up the 4 cable method. With this, I can get NEARLY what I want. Because of the FX loop parameters, I'm getting a huge hum. If I tweak them, I can ditch the hum, but I lose the sound I want. If I run without the HD500 there at all, I get the sound I want but no effects. It sucks because other than the hum, it would totally work. I just can't find the hum. If I unplug the guitar, no difference. If I unplug the HD500 from the Effects Loop, the hum cleans right up. When I normally go into the front without the 4 cables, I don't have this issue. Clean as a whistle. Going into the Effects loop gives me a ton of hum. Seems like it might be grounding on the HD500, but the plug doesn't have a ground and the ground lift is only on the XLR jacks (?). Confused on how to make this work. I've seen more than a few threads on this and see that people have the same issue. I have yet to see a solution. Darn.
  13. Hi, I use a Fender HR Deville with Strats & Rics. I've used the HD500 for a few years now with my Variax but have never been that happy about the distortion with my standard guitars. Just seems limp and without punch. The Variax I would continue to use with one of my bands, but for my other band I've been screwing around with just using my amp's distortion and just switching channels (clean/dirty/lead). I gotta say that I really like the sound of just an amp running in this way. My problem is, I'd like to be able to use the delays, wahs, volume pedal, etc. (not to mention the tuner!) that the HD500 has but also be able to switch the channels on the amp without the HD500 affecting the sound. Being that my amp doesn't have any, I can't use the HD500 to swap amp channels (right?). The 4Cable thing might work, but one catch is that I use an attenuator on my EFX loop presently because the Devilles are super loud. I'd have to take that out of the mix to do the 4Cable thing and I'd have to have my amp channel switching pedal next to the HD500 (basically adding more stuff... grr). Is that a correct assessment or is there a way that the HD500 can do the switching that I am missing? Thank you!
  14. Okay, so I've tried popping the acoustic sounds over to the FX loop. IT WORKS! I noticed that there was a lotta hiss coming out of the amp when I did this (and the acoustic was out the fx send). I turned the FX loop return down and Voila! It works. Thanks for the help it is VERY much appreciated!
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