02-25-2013 12:14 PM
I want to run one of these straight into the effects loop of my 6505+ to get a better clean tone. not a kinda distorted clean, more like a fender clean, though i won't be extreemly picky. i could get ok cleans out of my 6505+ but then i sacrifice using the rhythm channel as a bluesy somewhat distorted sound (which i think it does quite well actually), and i'm not using a low gain v1 tube because the lead channel looses balls, it sounds to compressed that way. so do you guys think the line 6 or mesa would do better for this? is the mesa v twin a really good pre amp for clean tones or is it more of an overdrive pedal?
The line 6 effects would be a bonus, and well... everything the line 6 does is a bonus... BUT at this point i'm really just concerned with the ability to do really pretty clean tones out of one of these units. i know i should just try them but where do you find a mesa v twin haha. also my cabinet has 2 swamp thangs and 2 governors, i plugged in a line 6 spider to this cabinet and really liked the cleans so i'm not going to worry about my cabinet at all. this is the point where i stopped saying the 6505+ cleans aren't as bad as people say, because the line 6 cleans kicked it's ass. (but the 6505 is WAY better for the broken up sound)
Sorry for the long post...
02-25-2013 12:29 PM - edited 02-25-2013 12:30 PM
I can tell you i had a hell of a time dealing with hum and tone suck trying to integrate my pod xt pro into my 5150. Seemed like everything i tried (4CM, effects return) there was always something just not quite right. An internet search revealed alot of folks having trouble with the 5150 loop and noise.
I ended up getting a separate power amp for the pod, so i now just use an a/b switch for the 5150 and pod. Which actually works out great, because i can use the pod for any tone, but still have the pure 5150 signal for distortion.
02-25-2013 02:21 PM
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