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Pod hd and pedals
by alessio84 on 2013-01-07 06:19:36.2840

Hi guys,

I'm looking at the pod hd recently and i would like to know how it works with external pedals/overdrives. First of all, i have never used line 6 products but always tube amps. In this particular moment i can't use anymore tube amps for playing or recording (small apartment/no band) so i would use the pod for recording and i would like to use my analog overdrives on a clean sim amp straight to my mbox. At present i'm using an amt tube preamp plugged to the soundcard but i'm not so satisfied.Any experience?

Re: Pod hd and pedals
by CairnsFella on 2013-01-07 16:12:34.4590

I have read several posts regarding people that use external pedals. I cant explicitly recal whether they discuss the 'hows' or if they just mention they are used. If no answers are forthcoming it may be worth a search (in fact some of the links that appear on the right hand side under the heading "more like this" may well assist.

Re: Pod hd and pedals
by JTSC777 on 2013-01-07 19:54:28.5660

HD 300 has no effect loop. Won't work with external pedals. The ones it comes with(virtual) are very good though!

Re: Pod hd and pedals
by alessio84 on 2013-01-08 01:48:14.4510

It seems the pod hd 500 will do this but i can't find satisfying answers to my problem..

Re: Pod hd and pedals
by phil_m on 2013-01-08 06:58:09.0530

I'm not sure what exactly you're asking. You can use external pedals with the HD500 and it generally works fine. What pedals are you thinking of using with it?

Re: Pod hd and pedals
by alessio84 on 2013-01-08 07:39:31.4230

I want to know if the pod hd 500 works with external overdrives.. That's all.. What you mean with "generally"?

Re: Pod hd and pedals
by joel_brown on 2013-01-08 07:42:40.2720

The PODHD comes with a 100 differant effects/pedals built in, atleast the HD500, Pro, and Desktop does.  You probably won't need the pedals you've been using because they're already built into the PODHD.

Re: Pod hd and pedals
by phil_m on 2013-01-08 08:09:42.1970

I mean "generally" in the sense that external pedals will work the way you'd expect them to. There are some details you'll have to deal with if you use the FX loop for pedals, but even then it's not a big deal. Personally, I've used a few different overdrives in front of the HD500 and in its loop, and I liked the results. The amp models react very well to external pedals.

Re: Pod hd and pedals
by alfmetal70 on 2013-01-08 08:51:06.8170

Work very good, and also, have so much options and effects/drives that you can emulate very well the analog tones, more if the use will be in a room. Maybe the big differences are in live contexts, but in homestudio, rooms or practices with a band are no so far away to the real things. If you know the POD HD, and work with the machine, I think that you can do "magic", depend more from the user than to the machine.

Also is important the speaker that you use, for example for me the best speaker for the POD HD in live/bands contexts are the Celestion V30. But now I am very happy with the result with flat speakers (and more range freqs), you can use for example the cabs emulations and have a similar sound to the albums (for example try to emulate the sound of Lynch from Dokken album).

All depend what do you want, for sure that you can have that sound that you have in mind if you know use well the POD HD.

Greetings and good luck!

Re: Pod hd and pedals
by CairnsFella on 2013-01-08 16:25:58.3600

alessio84 wrote:

It seems the pod hd 500 will do this but i can't find satisfying answers to my problem..

Still a little unsure why you cant find anything on the subject... arent these posts related to your question for example:">">">">">">

Re: Pod hd and pedals
by geoff_p on 2013-01-09 14:26:42.5930

Sorry but i disagree. I use a timeline delay, a bluesky reverb, and a decent valve dirt box (H&K tubeman) with my hd500. they are either far more versatile (timeline) or sound far better (all three) than anything on the pod. not that i don't like the pod, it is splendid (apart from usb port). I use the dirt in the pods loop (after wah, compressor and before amp) and the delay and reverb after pod before mixer/soundcard. works perfectly. wish i could say the same about the usb port.

Re: Pod hd and pedals
by alessio84 on 2013-01-12 08:21:14.0240

Thank you for the replies.. Today i have tried the pod into a guitar shop but i'm not  so impressed also because the factory preset don't sound so good on my opinion.. Did you have the same feeling when you tried it for the first time?

Re: Pod hd and pedals
by phil_m on 2013-01-12 12:09:29.7780

The factory presets aren't very good for the most part. The unit is capable of sounding much better once you make it your own patches suited to your tastes.

Re: Pod hd and pedals
by alessio84 on 2013-01-16 15:25:16.7060

Bought it.. Another happy user!

Re: Pod hd and pedals
by JimKidd on 2013-01-16 16:36:45.6460


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