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Pod HD pro x to Spider IV amp head

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So my dad bought me a Pod HD pro x for Christmas. I wanted to plug it into my cabinet and I found out that it was really quiet when i tried using it as an amp head. I relize that I would need a poweramp for it to properly work, but I was wondering if I could use my amp head as a substitute for a power amp.

 

Anyone know if that's a possibility? Cheers.

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That head has no FX loop, so you're stuck plugging the POD straight into the front of the amp. Chaining two modelers together will not work well. You need a power amp.

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You can use the front of the Spider IV. Just make sure you dial up the cleanest Spider preamp settings you can so that they don't interfere with your 500X settings.

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Your amp should have a CD/MP3 input. You can run the Headphone out or the 1/4 line outs and adapt to stereo 1/8.

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Power up the spider and hold down the tuner button.  You will bypass the modeling in the spider.  Plug right into the guitar-in port. (1/4 inch in)  Make sure the Master volume is down on the Pod.  The Spider has no volume control.

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Power up the spider and hold down the tuner button.  You will bypass the modeling in the spider.  Plug right into the guitar-in port. (1/4 inch in)  Make sure the Master volume is down on the Pod.  The Spider has no volume control.

 

The power amp test mode is a pretty good one...However, if the amp experiences an interruption in power it will not longer be in that mode when it comes back. 

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