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pod hd500x with mesa simul class 2:90

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This is probably a dumb question, but I was wondering if this setup I have in mind is possible and if it is ,.. is there a reason to do so.

 

One guitar into the pod hd500x 2 separate signal chains, 1 panned right the other panned left.

 

Left output into channel a of the simul class right out into channel b of the simul class.

 

Channel a out from the simul class to a 1x12 v30 cab

 

channel b out from the simul class to a 2nd 1x12 v30 cab.

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yes, this setup u have in mind is implementable as  far as the hd500x is conserned....

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you may want to consider a different speaker though... the V30 has a distinct voice, maybe try something a little flatter response.

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i have to agree that i tend to prefer solid state amps for the pod.. although, you can rework all your patches to use only the pre models.. but then it will only sound good loud :P (and it will sound different when the power stage is not cranked, so make sure you dont make all your patches one way to use the other)

 

its  a tough one, but to honest these days i am more interested in speakers for monitoring, as the direct-to-pa tone in the HD series is as good or better than most FOH engineers can get with a mic.. for smaller venues, a solid state power amp and stereo cab is my favourite, as it allows me to use the same patches and disable the speaker sim globally, or even have another bank for live tones (without speaker cab sim) that i can tweak for stage.

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^ not at all. I don't know why people think tube amps only sound good at skull cracking volumes, because they sound great at any volume. They just distort/compress better when they're pushed harder, that's all. I've run the above setup and it sounds fantastic at low volumes too, and if I found another 2:Nintey or a 2:100 at the right price I might pick one up again as it was a great sounding combo.

I switched to a Rocktron Velocity 300 because it was SOOOO much lighter, and zero tube maintenance. Seriously, those high wattage poweramps are so heavy that I needed a separate rack case just for them! Great tone, but heavier than my 6U case filled with stuff combined.

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Good or bad is totally subjective anyway, was just adding my opinion.. i dont really enjoy the modelled power stage on the pod going into a real tube power stage..

 

that being said when i go pod out into fx return on any of my valve heads and use the preamp model alone.. its 97.3842% like the real thing.

 

but all the hard work i did making patches with the full models, doesnt translate well to a tube power stage at all (for me)..

 

So in that case, i prefer to use the same patches and a SS power amp, as it behaves more like the direct patch that way... horses for courses i suppose.. maybe i am just too lazy to make another full set of live patches for my tube amps..

 

I still use the pod mostly direct theses days, and prefer a bit of 'ol fashioned amp + pedals live, although with enough time to create all the pre model based patches i need i could see that changing

 

at the moment i am a bit `time poor`.. :(

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This is probably a dumb question, but I was wondering if this setup I have in mind is possible and if it is ,.. is there a reason to do so.

 

One guitar into the pod hd500x 2 separate signal chains, 1 panned right the other panned left.

 

Left output into channel a of the simul class right out into channel b of the simul class.

 

Channel a out from the simul class to a 1x12 v30 cab

 

channel b out from the simul class to a 2nd 1x12 v30 cab.

Hi patgold,
 
I ran a very similar setup about a year ago.  It was a POD HD500X into a 2:90 powering a stereo Mesa recto cab with v30's.  It was very nice, but nowhere close to as perfect as my current setup which is a 500X into a pair of DT25 combo stacks (all via L6 link).  My current setup is not as loud, but it sounds (surprisingly!) much much better than the "hybrid" Line6-Mesa rig.  The full Line 6 rig sounds bigger, fuller, clearer, chunkier, all of that.  My full Line 6 rig is just a tad less loud than the hybrid rig, but it keeps up with our extremely loud drummer with no problem.  I couldn't be happier with this setup - so flexible, so easy to use now that I've figured out the little tricks & tweaks.
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