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Pod Hd 500 - Can Effects Change The Sound Of Other Effects, Even When Turned Off?

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Still consider myself a newby when it comes to using my HD500. Yesterday, when auditioning different effects, specifically the fuzz distortion effects, I noticed that the amount of "fuzz" seemed to be affected by another effect in the patch chain, even though it was turned OFF! The effect that was altering the sound was the Opto Tremelo. I had it placed last, before the amp block. Again, it was not turned on. When I deleted the Opto effect, the fuzz effects sounded "fuzzier". Anyone else notice this?

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Yes. This happens quite a bit actually. If you've ever read meambobbo's guide on the HD, he talks about that very scenario, and I believe he uses it to his benefit. You are not crazy, my friend.

 

 

Still consider myself a newby when it comes to using my HD500. Yesterday, when auditioning different effects, specifically the fuzz distortion effects, I noticed that the amount of "fuzz" seemed to be affected by another effect in the patch chain, even though it was turned OFF! The effect that was altering the sound was the Opto Tremelo. I had it placed last, before the amp block. Again, it was not turned on. When I deleted the Opto effect, the fuzz effects sounded "fuzzier". Anyone else notice this?

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If L6 were being really thorough with their modelling, they might have modelled the 'off' effect as well as the 'on' effect, as it would be a more realistic model of a real-life pedal board.

 

Not sure that's very likely, though.

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You are not crazy, my friend.

 

 

 

Never met a guitar player who wasn't a little crazy... ;)

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Thanks for the reassurance I wasn't imagining things. Guess my strategy of auditioning effects one by one in isolation is not a good one. Will create a possible chain of effects, and fine tune them together. Cheers!

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