ColonelForbin Posted May 14, 2014 Share Posted May 14, 2014 I am going to snag a used Tarcase hard case for my HD500 (whatever happened to Tarcase??) from a guy on Craiglist next week, and I want to finally add the extra expression pedal to my HD500 rig. It has a slot built into the case to place an extra EXP pedal to the right of the HD, so I figured sure! Sounds like a plan.. I am going with the Line6 specific Mission Engineering pedal - I used the L6 EX1 on my X3Live and while it did work fine, it just didn't feel all that great, in terms of the sweep, the feel, and how much weight I felt I could lean into it with. For the $50, it's great, does what it should -- I am just looking to put something a littler nicer together, and just found the MissionEngineering L6 pedal. "The Mission EP1-L6 is a high quality, all metal, vintage style expression pedal that is the perfect complement to your Line 6 amps and effects. Great for wah, whammy and many other effects, the EP1-L6 is designed to work out of the box with any of the Line 6 expression pedal compatible products such as the Pod HD, and the stomp box modelers." For the price ($130 at Sweetwater) it sure better be nicer than the L6 plastic version! lol :) Anyway, what should I program it to do>? And if I go with the standard volume and wah configuration, how do you all go about programming the HD500 to switch the wah on and off? I have utterly ignored this nice extra feature for the entire time I've had my HD500. I know an extra expression pedal can literally control any parameter - delay repeats, reverb mix, drive gain, whatever. For starters, what's the best way to set the onboard pedal and the extra pedal up to do volume and wah? Do you leave the onboard pedal as the volume and make one of the FS switches toggle the wah on and off? I suppose that does leave the option of setting the second expression pedal into a "cocked wah" position, and toggling it in and out as an effect, while still having control over the volume pedal. And, in terms of the volume pedal programming - do you set the EXP2 to control the amp volume parameter, or do you add an effects block volume pedal? And last question, where do you place the volume pedal in the signal chain - pre amp, or post? I would guess it should go before the delay and reverbs. Cheers! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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