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  • #16
    Used Velocity or Mosvalve.



    This is the cheapest option and sounds great:



    http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=310-308



    I've seen some modeling users buying those Seismic cabs and direct mounting these amps in them as well.



    http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=320-334



    http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=320-301



    The amplifiers used in these boards are very common to what is used in powered monitors and many powered speaker driver components. For the larger amps, you would have to add a power supply (referenced with each board type).



    I've seen GSP1101's rack mounted into Seismic Audio 2x12 (for stereo) cabs using Fane Soveriegn full range speakers and having these power amps mounted internally. They sound bad ass! It's like having a Zentera, Vetta, or Millennium style modeling amp, but you have any choice of modeler to use.

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    • #17
      I amusing my Fender Mustang III poweramp section. 100 watts and 12" speaker...sounds great at low volumes. Outstanding. And when you need to crank...it'll do that too. Small portable package. In fact using this rig at a gig tonight. Other guy is using Diezel/4x12. We have a massive PA system .



      I've also used my old twin and crown powerbase 2 and 4x12. I prefer the Mustang, just has the perfect blend of guitar amp and clean.



      The biggest hurdle is finding the right output mode, and right cabs. Some of my patches have cabs some don't. Some are preamp models some amp. It's a bit tricky, as you can imagine...but once you got it, sounds great.



      At sound check...my rig sounded just as good as the Diezel. In my biased opinion of course.





      Edit...we're supposed to have a good board recording.....I will keep you updated if we get it.

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      • #18
        If you're talking about 2am and people sleeping, I'd prolly just use headphones. It might even be more enjoyable than an amp on 0.03.



        Louder than headphones, i'd prolly go studio monitors.
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        • #19
          Anomaly...I am not sure if snaplit is in the same boat I am...but I don't really like using headphones, even when, like the HD500, it sounds good. My studio is directly below the master bedroom, and usually the thumping keeps the lady at least aware I'm down there jamming, if not awake.



          The Mustang has been a godsend. With the CD input, I can practice, and hear the air move, even if lightly. It's not thumpy enough, at low volumes, to do any damage to the upstairs walls. I feel it would be fine for same-level rooms too. Close the door and the baby and/or lady sleep just fine.



          It does sound redundant to have both an HD500 and a Mustang III, but they are very different. And for some reason, play nice together. I am very impressed with the sound...well at least for now. Sometimes I take just the Mustang III, like ordinary rehearsals, sometimes both, like gigs. Have built-in backup system.

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          • #20
            Just get a Vypyr 15 and be done with it !!!!
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            • #21






              Quote Originally Posted by Stevetemp
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              I amusing my Fender Mustang III poweramp section. 100 watts and 12" speaker...sounds great at low volumes. Outstanding. And when you need to crank...it'll do that too. Small portable package. In fact using this rig at a gig tonight. Other guy is using Diezel/4x12. We have a massive PA system .



              I've also used my old twin and crown powerbase 2 and 4x12. I prefer the Mustang, just has the perfect blend of guitar amp and clean.



              The biggest hurdle is finding the right output mode, and right cabs. Some of my patches have cabs some don't. Some are preamp models some amp. It's a bit tricky, as you can imagine...but once you got it, sounds great.



              At sound check...my rig sounded just as good as the Diezel. In my biased opinion of course.





              Edit...we're supposed to have a good board recording.....I will keep you updated if we get it.




              I'd really like to hear that!!!
              "is this tone obtainable using the HD500 or Axe Fx? Overall, for convenience and volume control, should I buy the Axe Fx over actual tube amps? I don't plan on playing loud; just playing at home and recording on my Mac. Thanks man, you are awesome!


              short answer: no...

              long answer: no way..."

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              • #22
                hey tech...it wasn't a great night for me...or us. But we may have a few cuts. The big thing for me is to compare tones. Someone in the audience said they blended well. A pod and cheap amp up against a Diezel and 4x12. Very intriguing huh?

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                • #23
                  Yeah man. I mean, I recently did a gig where we played some metallica sabbath savatage and stuff like that, I had my brunetti mc-2 plus cabs, a friend of mine had his gt-8 hooked to my peavey XXX and ok, my tone when we rehearsed was really enjoyable to me and definetely punched physically better than the gt-8. In the gig, this doesn't always translate to micing and both tonalities blended just fine without drowning one out...Some differences become less defined under drums and voice anyway. End result, if you can play good and have an adequate soundman then this "intriguing" effect comes more often!!! If you find your cuts I'd really like to hear them!
                  "is this tone obtainable using the HD500 or Axe Fx? Overall, for convenience and volume control, should I buy the Axe Fx over actual tube amps? I don't plan on playing loud; just playing at home and recording on my Mac. Thanks man, you are awesome!


                  short answer: no...

                  long answer: no way..."

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                  • #24
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                    • #25

                      I recently got an orange rockerverb 50 mk2...it's an amazing amp with nothing but a cord and a guitar.., but the bonus was the experiment of hooking the pod hd 500 through it...(plug the output of pod into the fx return)..the pod sounds great with rhythm, etc, direct with headphones,..but for leads it lacks a little something for me...it has a sterile quality, and the notes tend to die off too fast..but,...through the orange, even at super low volume,..the tone just explodes!!..it's not as cool as the amp itself, cranked, mind you,..and it's not perfect..(it gets a standing wave type effect..where one note resonates louder than the rest...but eq can probably correct that)...but I like it...it makes leads feel more alive and sustaining...I feel confident I can get some great recorded lead tones at 2am without the cops getting called!!...it aint cheap by any means,..but I freakin love this amp...if you have the money, and like a sweet distorted tone,..and a unique and beautiful clean tone,..and everything in between..and want a pod hd500 amp for nite time noodling,..don't hesitate...I only wish I had this amp 20 yrs ago...

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                      • HKSblade2
                        HKSblade2 commented
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                        Line 6 has a specific amp for these. DT50 IIRC


                      • Steve2112
                        Steve2112 commented
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                        synesthesia67 wrote:

                        I recently got an orange rockerverb 50 mk2...it's an amazing amp with nothing but a cord and a guitar.., but the bonus was the experiment of hooking the pod hd 500 through it...(plug the output of pod into the fx return)..the pod sounds great with rhythm, etc, direct with headphones,..but for leads it lacks a little something for me...it has a sterile quality, and the notes tend to die off too fast..but,...through the orange, even at super low volume,..the tone just explodes!!..it's not as cool as the amp itself, cranked, mind you,..and it's not perfect..(it gets a standing wave type effect..where one note resonates louder than the rest...but eq can probably correct that)...but I like it...it makes leads feel more alive and sustaining...I feel confident I can get some great recorded lead tones at 2am without the cops getting called!!...it aint cheap by any means,..but I freakin love this amp...if you have the money, and like a sweet distorted tone,..and a unique and beautiful clean tone,..and everything in between..and want a pod hd500 amp for nite time noodling,..don't hesitate...I only wish I had this amp 20 yrs ago...


                        This is a huge problem I have been having with HD500. Even going into my old Fender Twin. Even just an amp and pedal sim.

                        A friend brought his JVM head over, plugged straight in...and I just couldn't believe how my guitars came alive. Exploding and sustaining into shivering feedback. I hate him for it, lol.



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