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POD HD500 with bad cat amp
by jonhollis on 2011-11-28 09:10:21.7520

hi all

is it possible to plug my guitar into the POD HD500. send the output to the input of my Badcat tonecat. So i switch off all amp simulation - as im using the badcat for my main tone. The badcat also has a FX send and return after the overdrive section. so im wondering if it is possible to use that too.

This is so in my chain of FX i can have the screamer and things i want pre overdrive - then send it to the amp, then use the FX send and return from the amp back into the POD to do things like delays and chorus etc etc, that should be after the distortion

Is this possible?


Re: POD HD500 with bad cat amp
by Nick_Mattocks on 2011-11-28 09:24:34.3520


Yes it should be possible.  Lots of users do what you're describing with different amps.  The method is commonly known as the Four Cable Method or 4CM.  If you take a look through this forum and in the Documents section you will find lots of information on 4CM as you will too if you Google the phrase.


Re: POD HD500 with bad cat amp
by Line6Don on 2011-12-01 14:55:12.6990

Hey Jonhollis,

I would suggest that you use the 4 cable method to to achive this sort of flexiable setup,  a video tutorial on how to setup the 4 cable method is available at the link below:

There is also a very helpful document that talks about different setups available using the 4 cable method at the link below:

Re: POD HD500 with bad cat amp
by jimsreynolds on 2011-12-01 15:20:44.0140

Another couple of docs on the 4CM

-  This one breaks down how it works

-  This one is specific to the HD500



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