#1
I'm planning on buying the HD500 soon. I've been looking everywhere for an answer, but I just can't seem to find a definite one. What would be the best way to output the sound from the pod? I don't plan on recording just yet. I just want to work on my technique and just generally get better. I want to sound good while I'm doing this, though. My budget is around $200.
#2
Quote by SSHeadzUp
I'm planning on buying the HD500 soon. I've been looking everywhere for an answer, but I just can't seem to find a definite one. What would be the best way to output the sound from the pod? I don't plan on recording just yet. I just want to work on my technique and just generally get better. I want to sound good while I'm doing this, though. My budget is around $200.


you can either plug a set of headphones into it or plug it into a guitar amp or PA.
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#4
If I'm honest, a good way to run it for $200, is to get any amp with an aux out and a 12 inch speaker. Then, if you use a 3.5 mm to 1/4 inch converter, plug the pods output into the aux out of the amp using an aux cable. I do this with my pod hd500 into my mustang 1 which doesn't have a 12 inch speaker and it sounds pretty good, so it can only sound better with a 12 inch speaker. I recommend this as you aren't really gonna get great monitors or a pa for $200.
however, I would not really recommend a fender mustang, as my aux out has become quite loose with minimal use, and it generally is quite poorly built. that said, it's no bugera
I can 100% recommend the pod hd500. I've had it for a little while, and with some tweaking its awesome! Stock patches suck, though, so be prepared to put in some work.
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What you really need is a new amp.

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#5
You can see all of the outputs here:


Like someone said earlier, you can use it as an audio interface as well and hook it to your computer.
#7
that.
Quote by kangaxxter
Tone is in the fingers.

What you really need is a new amp.

(Anything I missed?)



Quote by Robbgnarly
I have been hearing about MG amps lately. I have heard good about them, but only a few times have they been talked about here.

#8
if you intend to use this thing live, you'll want to build your patches using a sound source similar to what you'd use on stage. don't expect that the patches you make while wearing headphones will translate over well to a PA in a large room. i'd try to find a used powered monitor.
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