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A simple question :) .
by PRJacobs on 2013-04-07 12:21:02.5680


I'm pondering buying either the HD500 or an M13 stomp box. What I'm wondering is: Are the effects, and especially overdrives and distortions, the same on both. Also, can a bypass the amp modeling in a live situation with the HD500?

Thanks in advance for any responses.



Re: A simple question :) .
by GTLazer on 2013-04-08 04:28:58.5410

The model galleries are both available from

And yes, it's up to you whether or not you include amps in your signal chain in the HD500. However, it's you'll want to have different versions of your patches for live and home use as your EQ and other settings may vary (quite wildly, depending on your equipment).

For example, I have a particular delay/reverb setup that I use on several patches at home through KRK monitors, but it sounds totally different round at my mate's house through his 62 Bluesbreaker. And I don't just mean tonally different, I mean I have to completely change the settings of both the delay and the reverb to get anywhere close to how it sounds at home.

As with all of these things, YMMV.

Re: A simple question :) .
by phil_m on 2013-04-08 06:15:42.0680

The effects on the HD500 and M13 are exactly the same, with the exception that there are few things the HD500 has the M13 doesn't. You can bypass the amp models on the HD500, and use it for effects only, too. The difference between the HD500 and the M13 in bypass is that the M13 does offer true bypass as an option. The HD500 doesn't.

Re: A simple question :) .
by hurghanico on 2013-04-08 07:04:37.6490

.. and you might also consider that with the M13 you can have up to 4 effects simultaneously, with the HD500 you can have up to 8

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