HD500 question - how do I adjust these?

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  1. Meals

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    Whenever I adjust the amp settings, I'm shown two rows of knobs. Turning the knobs on the HD500 only adjusts the upper row in the window and I can't figure out anyway to manipulate the lower and they all stay at zero in all amp profiles. Any ideas?
     
  2. randombastage

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    Those are for the second amp if you have two amps in the preset
     
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    I'm just trying to figure out why none of the models have any ooomph, low end. I'm playing through a pair of JBL LSR308s, and the only way I get any bass response is with the 4x12 XXL cab, and even then it isn't at all what you'd expect. I get similar results using headphones, so I know it's a setting that I'm missing. I already have it set to studio direct, tried cranking the bass to 10, but it only ends up sounding muddy and dull.


    Running an mp3 player or keyboard through the AUX of the HD500 sounds fantastic, like you're plugged straight into the monitors. I just can't figure out what setting I'm missing here with the amp models.
     
  5. Digital Igloo

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    Turn Knob 4 (CTL) to AMP B. Now you're controlling the bottom row.

    EDIT: Wait, they're stuck at zero? As in, you select AMP B, turn the tonestack knobs, and nothing happens?
     
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  6. randombastage

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    there are amp model and there are "pre" amp models. Make sure you aren't selecting the pre models if you are not running into a tube power amp.
    Make sure you don't have any global settings that are cutting output, filtering low end, turning off cabs or power amp modeling etc.
    Check the Mixer page and be sure you are panned straight up with sliders at 0db to start out
    Sorry, I don't have my PodHD anymore so I'm working from memory.

    Try new/different cables...?
     
  7. Pietro

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    Also, there are some deep editing parameters that add oomph.

    I don't remember how to get to them on the unit, because this is one of the few things I find way easier in software.
     
  8. randombastage

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    isn't there an Input parameter or two? check to see if you have that wrong.
    System reset might be in order...
     
  9. VCuomo

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    What is the System Output mode set to?
     
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    Studio/Direct.
     
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    Aside from turning up the bass, try turning the treble and mids way down and retweaking from there. I've noticed with the Pod turning down a certain tone stack knob can really boost another in some cases, or allow the tone through at least.

    But yes, the bottom set of knobs will work if you are running dual amps.
     
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    Also try using some of the other System Output modes.
     
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    On page 4, make sure that the low cut on the cab isn't set too high, page 5 you can also increase the "thump".

    And also check the input section on the system settings. Depending on the guitar I use, I prefer to have input 2 on "same", that will change things a bit.
     

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