#1
I've been thinking lately, in case there's one guitarist in the band. Is it possible for a pedal for example that you strum a chord and then press the pedal. and that pedal sustains that chord while you play something else (let's say a lead part) for the rest of the bar. And then press it again to strum a new chord and so on?

Is there a pedal that can do that? and I've been thinking about buying the Line 6 POD HD500. Is there a way to program it to do something like that?

Thanks
#2
you want a looper pedal. i don't know if the HD500 has that but i'm guessing somewhere it does. check the manual.
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EHX Freeze or EHX Superego, off the top of my head.

Edit: Oh yeah, you want a looper pedal (why did I not think that!)



No not a looper. If I am not mistaken, a looper repeats an entire part over and over again. What I want to do is to strum the chord and the pedal sustains it with one press while I play something else. I've looked up the Electro-Harmonix Freeze. It seems the right pedal for that situation. But my question now, can the Line 6 POD 500 do that?
#5
Not sure, but I don't think a pod could do that.
I don't even think there's anything apart from the EHX freeze that could do that.
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But my question now, can the Line 6 POD 500 do that?

so you can read posts but you can't read a manual?

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No not a looper. If I am not mistaken, a looper repeats an entire part over and over again. What I want to do is to strum the chord and the pedal sustains it with one press while I play something else. I've looked up the Electro-Harmonix Freeze. It seems the right pedal for that situation. But my question now, can the Line 6 POD 500 do that?


Far as I know, the HD500 doesn't do that.
#9
The Pod does not have a freeze. The Boss ME-25 does. Or of course you can just get one of the EHX pedals.
#10
I think eventide space also does it. but if you're a pod guy then probably not for you
#11
i get what you are saying about playing then, playing over that.. but in reality a looper would be eiaser to operate. play a "passage" then lead over that. or record all your rhythm tracks and just play to a click live. I feel people have perfected your idea already and made better easier products. IMHO..
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i get what you are saying about playing then, playing over that.. but in reality a looper would be eiaser to operate. play a "passage" then lead over that. or record all your rhythm tracks and just play to a click live. I feel people have perfected your idea already and made better easier products. IMHO..


Yeah now that I know that there are some pedals that can actually record multiple passages and play them later. That sounds like the best idea and it seems the POD HD500 wouldn't do so I have to buy a separate looper pedal like Jamman or RC-50. Thanks for the suggestion.
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No not a looper. If I am not mistaken, a looper repeats an entire part over and over again. What I want to do is to strum the chord and the pedal sustains it with one press while I play something else. I've looked up the Electro-Harmonix Freeze. It seems the right pedal for that situation. But my question now, can the Line 6 POD 500 do that?


As far as i'm aware a POD cannot do that, it does have a 48 second looper built in.
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As far as i'm aware a POD cannot do that, it does have a 48 second looper built in.


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No, Im pretty sure PODs only have loopers. And even then, there are better ones then the POD.
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#18
I have the POD HD500 and it only has the looper. I think the default is 48second, but you can put it in half speed internal mode and double that time. There is no freeze.

Like others said, you might do better doing the regular looper route. I think it sounds more natural. If you get good, you can play a chord or two and hit the start, do the chord(s), then hit stop and it will sound like you're still playing (because you still get the pick/strum sound). Do your solos on top and then stop off right as you restart playing.

I used to have an old (but nice) Vesta Fire delay pedal that could do the hold and repeat forever. At that time, I could do what you're talking about, but it would have an obvious discontinuity where it looped back (even though it was short duration, it was still looping a sound snippet). So I could have it sustain a chord and solo over it, but it didn't sound natural at all. You might want to try out some different strategies in a store before investing.
#19
The freeze is like a synth pad. It can fill out the sound while you are playing. It isn't as tricky as a looper to pull off in real time. Especially when playing with a band, which is not likely to sync up with the looper. Not to mention if you don't get the loop seamless or goof up on ending the loop.
#20
48 seconds of loop doesn't sound like a lot, but for most purposes it's more than enough. The average loop I record is about 10-20 seconds.

The freeze is a better option, though, if all you're looking for is sustaining a single chord, playing over it and ending it at will.
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