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Can I use the hd500x with a Marshall SL5?


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Hey guys, I've been unhappy with my sound of late with the hd500x. I love my little Marshall, but it doesn't have an effects loop (eliminates the 4cm option) so it would be in front of the amp. If I shut off the amp, mic and cab models, would it be worth pursuing?

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Hey guys, I've been unhappy with my sound of late with the hd500x. I love my little Marshall, but it doesn't have an effects loop (eliminates the 4cm option) so it would be in front of the amp. If I shut off the amp, mic and cab models, would it be worth pursuing?

Will it work? Yes. Worth pursuing? You'll only know the answer to that after you give it a whirl. The "combo/front" (I think that's what they called it) output mode is designed for a set-up such as you're describing. Whether or not you will like the results is anybody's guess...personally, I have never had any luck running this modeler (or any other for that matter) straight into the front of an amp. Daisy chaining two pre-amps together just doesn't end well. The amp's tone stack is gonna color your sound no matter what you do, and it tends to make dialing in tones that much more of a pain in the arse. Also tends to add more noise to the equation. Your mileage may vary...

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