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Bypassing The Pod Hd500x In Amp Setup


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Hey,

 

Today, I tried hooking my pod hd500x up with my fender amp and analog pedal board, and I've got two questions:

 

1) how do you bypass the pod? I hope it's true bypass, so i thought switching off a preset by hitting the preset button that's active would do the trick, alas, the preset kept active. How do I put the unit in bypass if I don't want to use it onstage for a particular song?

 

2) this sounds kinda noobish, but I tried hooking the pod up in the effects loop of my amp, but that didn't work out... I connected the cables, but no sound... Anyone know what I'm doing wrong?

 

Thanks for an answer, I really like the unit and would like to use it onstage, yet not all the time since I've got some pretty neat analog pedals as well.

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Check out what's called the 4-cable connection method (4cm). Do a quick search here and you should find info about it.

 

The HD500 is not true bypass.

 

Engaging the HD500 Tuner (put the tuner in Bypass mode) is an effective bypass technique.

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You could disconnect the HD500 and go into the guitar amp input. That would be true bypass LOLOL

What do you want to do exactly.

 

Try guitar- cable-Amp-Amp send HD500 Effects return-select FX loop and put it where you like after the amp block for starters.

Go HD500 output back into Amp FX return.

 

The 4CM lets you put HD500 stomp FX  before your   Amp's preamp and Rack FX ,in your Amps FX loop.

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Check out what's called the 4-cable connection method (4cm). Do a quick search here and you should find info about it.

 

The HD500 is not true bypass.

 

Engaging the HD500 Tuner (put the tuner in Bypass mode) is an effective bypass technique.

JUst trying to get a straight answer from Line 6. What is the best way to bypass my guitar signal through the HD500X to my amp?

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What is the best way to bypass my guitar signal through the HD500X to my amp?

 

Well, there is no bypass, per se. If you're using the HD500X for effects only, as long as you have all the effects turned off, that's your bypass signal. It will still be affected by the HD500X's master volume. I'd say you'd want to set the master volume so that it is equal to the signal you'd get if you plugged your guitar straight into the amp. If you have the amp/line switch set to amp, you should be able to keep the POD's master volume at 100%.

 

If you want a quick way to bypass everything, you could set up an empty preset. That might be a nice way to go from an effect-heavy preset to a quick bypass tone.

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As to the 'no sound from amp' issue...

Some amps require a plug in the Send jack of an effects loop even though you don't need that to send your Pod into the Return... So just plug a spare cable into the Send jack of the amp and then the Return should take your Pods signal to the power amp stage and on to the speakers.

Beware that you probably will have no volume control on the amp since the effects returns are usually after the volume control so turn down the output of the Pod at first....

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How to set HD500 so that it is acting like bypass?

 

My friend has an amp that hasn't got FX loop and we tried HD500 at front of the amp just for using some effects like tube drive, delay and so on. Like normal pedals. We started with empty batch but the tone was already at this point totally different than direct from guitar to amp. I tried Input/output settings and 1/4" out line/amp and all that I could think of. Seems like there is no way to bypass the HD500 so has anybody found what settings are "close enough" to HD500 act like bypass pedal?

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HD500 Pilot's Guide page 11 for putting the FX loop in a block.

 

Guitar->HD->L out to amp in-> amp fx send -> HD FX in, HD FX out -> Amp fx in. Should work. :)

 

Just to confirm,

 

 guitar ---> hd ----> (od from hd---> loop)---> hd fx out ----> amp in ---> amp fx send ---> hd fx in ---> (hd delay) ---> Hd 1/4 out----> amp fx in ???

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