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Doubling down on the vintage pre-amp in Pod HD patches

Jim Soloway

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Running through my 1x12 guitar cab I found that my flip top patch didn't have quite as much "life" as I was able to get through the FRFR cab. I've modified the patch to optimize to for the guitar cab but it was still missing a bit of something. I was already running the vintage pre-amp, an easy way to add a bit of life to a patch but this morning I tried adding a second vintage pre-amp just to see what it would do. The difference was quite dramatic, especially in the high end. A bit more sparkle and body but the difference was really obvious.
 

meambobbo

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I've recently taken a liking to it to really draw out more crisp highs from the tone, eliminating that blanket over the cab sound. I find it essential now for my EVH patches and a few others. Never thought about doubling them.
*MIND BLOWN*
 

JackJordan

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This may sound dumb, but what is the vintage pre-amp? I'm looking throught the model gallery instructions, and can't find it...

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Will Chen

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This may sound dumb, but what is the vintage pre-amp? I'm looking throught the model gallery instructions, and can't find it...

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It was added with the 2.0 HD500 update and is grouped with the EQs on the HD500.
 

Jim Soloway

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What does the routing on that look like?
I have them one right after the other. The whole chain goes bias trem, amp, mixer, studio Eq, Vintage Preamp, Vintage Preamp, Spring Reverb.

I should also note that I have both of the vintage pre's set identically but I think there might be some interesting possibilities programing them a bit different. I'll probably try that at some point.
 

jmtaylor22

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Try also putting in the echoplex with the delay mix all the way off before the amp. It works like an EP boost type pedal and I thought that added a bit of sparkle to the cleans as well when I had an HD.
 




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