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  1. I use them both equally. Right now my setup is running the PodHD through effects return of a fender mustang. Originally I was using the full models of all the amps, it wasn't until recently that I started even trying the pre-models. For me it just depends on the patch/amp. I prefer the pre-model Treadplate, but the full model Slo. If it sounds good to your ears, you're doing it right.
  2. This is exactly what I was thinking. It's not necessarily something that's killing me for now, but I'm gonna want it addressed at some point.
  3. I have discovered one potential issue on my jtv 69 and I'm looking for the best resolution. On the high E string, at the 10th fret (D), if I bend the note up a full step to E, it will choke off. I can do a half step bend with no buzz at all. I've been all over the neck, and this is literally the only spot it is happening. I can raise the action on that string, but the issue is that it's almost higher than I'm comfortable with right now, so I don't wanna make the thing unplayable. Would a slight truss rod adjustment fix that issue, or since its only on one fret, is that overkill? I'm pretty comfortable making adjustments on guitars, but this one has me stumped.
  4. I was having a similar issue on a custom patch I was creating with a p90 in the neck. Had to do some tweaking on the individual strings, which is such an awesome option.
  5. All the guitars are upside down. I guess it's what Hendrix would be playing today if he got a variax.
  6. Cough cough...might have to leave work early, I think I'm coming down with something.
  7. I'm shocked at how loud you have to be, but it also means that the guitar is extremely resonant, which helps with the tones from the mag pickups at least.
  8. Another vote for the 4cm method. I've used my hd500 with a fender mustang for smaller gigs and my Koch multi tone for big ones. Both with great results. Patch 1a on my hd500 is an effects only patch when I wanna use the tones from the amp.
  9. That's exactly how my digitech Whammy pedal handles multiple notes up high.
  10. I'm one of those players that literally never touches the tone knob on the guitar. One of the big draws of the JTV/HD500 combination was the possibility of controlling one of the aspects of the patch with the tone knob. I understand the basic concept of how to set it up, however I'm wondering if there is a way to "lock" the tone knob universally across all JTV models. For instance, I have a patch on my hd500 set up where the tone knob on the JTV controls the mix on my delay. The patch defaults with a Lester model on the JTV, but there are a handful of tunes I'd like to slide over to maybe a strat or tele model, when I switch models with the selector on the JTV, the tone knob initiates and starts controlling the tone of the new model. Anyway to set it so it's not controlling the tone on any of the JTV models?
  11. Another vote for the 4cm. I'm using it with my hd500 and fender mustang III. It gives me the flexibility of using the hd500 models or just using it for effects depending on the gig/room.
  12. It's the same as a change from the iPhone 4 to the 4s. Slight upgrade, same price, big advertisements from apple. Upgrade if you need the better switches or the slightly higher dsp, but no need for outrage or "extreme disappointment."
  13. Thanks so much everyone. I'm pumped. I didn't really put 2 and 2 together to realize that you could buy a sturdier cable. I was looking at this one that came with it and saying "there's no way I wanna gig with this". Just ordered the cable online.
  14. So far for me, the hd500 has been 99% perfect. But that last 1% has been the wah models. I'm just not getting the sound I'm looking for. During my gigs, i'm not using it a ton, but it's in there occasionally for either some 70s clean stuff, or a solo here and there (beverly hills-weezer). The last few gigs I've brought out my Budwah and placed it in front of the hd500 just so I wouldn't have to deal with the models. It seems to me that one of my issues is almost that the expression pedal on the hd500 has too big of a sweep. When I bring it all the way down, it seems like the volume completely dies. I've tried adjusting the parameters to some of the wah models, but I'm not there yet. So for those of you that have a good wah sound, I'm wondering if you will share your tips. Which model are you using? Where are you putting it in the chain? Are you adjusting any of the parameters?
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