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http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/accessories/pc-speakers/51738/orange-amplification-micro-terror-ppc108-review

 

When looking for some PC speakers to use for my HD500X I stumbled across this possible option?.

 

Could be the best of both worlds for my home practice?. A nice little valve amp when I want to use any pedals...OR to plug in the POD into the AUX port on the Amp (as this appears to by-pass the pre-amp)?.

 

Would this work or have I read this wrong?.

 

 

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http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/accessories/pc-speakers/51738/orange-amplification-micro-terror-ppc108-review

 

When looking for some PC speakers to use for my HD500X I stumbled across this possible option?.

 

Could be the best of both worlds for my home practice?. A nice little valve amp when I want to use any pedals...OR to plug in the POD into the AUX port on the Amp (as this appears to by-pass the pre-amp)?.

 

Would this work or have I read this wrong?.

 

well yes it COULD work.  Will it be a satisfying solution?  I'm not so sure.  It is a tube preamp with a solid state power amp.  You aren't gaining anything that will improve your POD tones and you will still be running through a guitar speaker and cab which is not capable of reproducing the full range of tones from the POD. I think you will struggle to get good tones and they will need a lot of work to be usable on any other rig or out to the PA.

 

Get a decent powered speaker like the ALTO TS 110a, about the same price, and far better suited to working with the POD.  Put your pedals in front of your POD or in the loop, they will work fine...

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Yes...I was thinking along the same line as your suggestion. It'll all be for home use so I think I'll put my cash twards a nice set of speakers as I can get all the tones I need from my POD (I spend a long time tweaking my patches).

 

On the pedal front........is it a case of guitar into the pedals....then pedals into the guitar slot on the POD?. or do you need to do anything on the edit software to get thes ein the loop?. (Forgive my lack of knowlege)

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in general you should put TONE BASED pedals (wah, compression, distortion, overdrive, pitch) before the amp (POD) and TIME BASED pedals (chorus, delay, reverb) after the amp (FX Loop).

 

lots of good articles about pedal order on the net...

 

http://sixstringsensei.com/973/guitar-effects-pedal-order-part-of-the-absolute-one-stop-guide/

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Another good set of articles on pedal boards and pedal management.  A lot of this can translate into how you build your patches within the POD too.

 

http://www.guitar-muse.com/effect-pedal-chains-signal-basics-8099

 

http://www.guitar-muse.com/guitar-pedal-bypass-buffer-effects-loop-8118

 

http://www.guitar-muse.com/pedal-chain-basics-pedal-order-8132

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