NPD - POD HD500X

Orange Amps General Forum

Moderator: bclaire

Post Reply
Bensnake
Orange Master
Posts: 2260
Joined: Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:36 am
Location: Sweden

NPD - POD HD500X

Post by Bensnake » Wed May 20, 2015 12:22 pm

Here it is! It's a bit of a gamble... Hope I can make decent tones out of it. :?

Image
Image
RV100 MKIII | '75 OR120 | OR100 | OR50 | CS50 | R30H | TT
2 x PPC412
Bax B. | Amp D.

Marshall 1959 HW + 1936V
Fender '65 Super Reverb Reissue
Vox AC30C2X + V212C

Playing Les Pauls and Teles...

Moon
Tiny Terror
Posts: 137
Joined: Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:35 am
Location: South Wales, UK

Re: NPD - POD HD500X

Post by Moon » Wed May 20, 2015 12:30 pm

Thought about one of these myself but I've got a thing about multi-fx units (really should do something about it)! Looks the part mind and jesperbc seems very happy with his!
If it's TOO loud...you're TOO old!!!

OR15, TH30, PPC212 OB (x2) CR35LDX
- - - - - - - - - - -
Gibson Les Paul Std (2008 & 2013), Fender Telecaster (Highway One & MIM), Epiphone Sheraton
- - - - - - - - - - -
EHX, Boss, MXR and Mooer Effects

Bensnake
Orange Master
Posts: 2260
Joined: Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:36 am
Location: Sweden

Re: NPD - POD HD500X

Post by Bensnake » Wed May 20, 2015 4:49 pm

First test. I now remember why I did abandon multi effect units (though it was 20 years ago)... I've only played through headphones and there are some decent presets but this thing needs some serious tweaking...

An interesting thing is that I realize that Orange amps have made me a better player. The POD practically plays itself. :lol:
Image
RV100 MKIII | '75 OR120 | OR100 | OR50 | CS50 | R30H | TT
2 x PPC412
Bax B. | Amp D.

Marshall 1959 HW + 1936V
Fender '65 Super Reverb Reissue
Vox AC30C2X + V212C

Playing Les Pauls and Teles...

Les Paul Lover
Duke of Orange
Posts: 6807
Joined: Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:08 am
Location: Derby, England

Re: NPD - POD HD500X

Post by Les Paul Lover » Wed May 20, 2015 9:53 pm

You sure get lots of knobs and switches for our money with that.......!!!!!!

I wouldn't know where to start.
Ant

Orange Gear: RV50 MKI, R30, AD15, PPC212
And.... Genz Benz Black Pearl 30
Past Orange: AD30TC Combo, TT, AD5


Guitars: Gibson Les Paul Standard Faded, Vigier Expert Retro 54, Gibson SG 70s Tribute, Aria Pro II RS X80, G&L ASAT Special Tribute

Bensnake
Orange Master
Posts: 2260
Joined: Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:36 am
Location: Sweden

Re: NPD - POD HD500X

Post by Bensnake » Wed May 20, 2015 10:33 pm

:lol: Me neither. But I will succeed!
Image
RV100 MKIII | '75 OR120 | OR100 | OR50 | CS50 | R30H | TT
2 x PPC412
Bax B. | Amp D.

Marshall 1959 HW + 1936V
Fender '65 Super Reverb Reissue
Vox AC30C2X + V212C

Playing Les Pauls and Teles...

Bensnake
Orange Master
Posts: 2260
Joined: Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:36 am
Location: Sweden

Re: NPD - POD HD500X

Post by Bensnake » Fri May 22, 2015 8:19 pm

Darn menu diving! :evil: I wish Apple had done the software... I guess I have to connect it to my Mac to get some sort of order in the tweaking.
Image
RV100 MKIII | '75 OR120 | OR100 | OR50 | CS50 | R30H | TT
2 x PPC412
Bax B. | Amp D.

Marshall 1959 HW + 1936V
Fender '65 Super Reverb Reissue
Vox AC30C2X + V212C

Playing Les Pauls and Teles...

OrangePaul
Orange Master
Posts: 2785
Joined: Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:21 am
Location: UK

Re: NPD - POD HD500X

Post by OrangePaul » Fri May 22, 2015 9:40 pm

Bensnake wrote:First test. I now remember why I did abandon multi effect units (though it was 20 years ago)... I've only played through headphones and there are some decent presets but this thing needs some serious tweaking...

An interesting thing is that I realize that Orange amps have made me a better player. The POD practically plays itself. :lol:
Congrats on both fronts :lol:
Paul.

Image

Bensnake
Orange Master
Posts: 2260
Joined: Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:36 am
Location: Sweden

Re: NPD - POD HD500X

Post by Bensnake » Sat May 23, 2015 2:58 pm

:lol: Thanks mate! :D Today I've connected the pod to my MacBook and made some tweaking. It's far easier when you have visual access to all the parameters on the computer screen. There is a lot of options... :? :shock:

Image
Image
RV100 MKIII | '75 OR120 | OR100 | OR50 | CS50 | R30H | TT
2 x PPC412
Bax B. | Amp D.

Marshall 1959 HW + 1936V
Fender '65 Super Reverb Reissue
Vox AC30C2X + V212C

Playing Les Pauls and Teles...

Randy Bass
Lord of Orange
Posts: 10149
Joined: Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:44 am

Re: NPD - POD HD500X

Post by Randy Bass » Sun May 24, 2015 2:17 am

I think that the ability to program it through a computer is the key to making a multi-effects pedal worthwhile. I would gladly gig with one - especially in a cover band - if it was reasonably straightforward to program satisfactory patches for specific songs/tones. The concept of running straight through the PA and monitors without lugging around an amp and cab is very appealing.
_________________
Image

irish_admiral
Prince of Orange
Posts: 18031
Joined: Sun Apr 25, 2004 11:57 am
Location: Wales

Re: NPD - POD HD500X

Post by irish_admiral » Wed May 27, 2015 9:06 pm

I've got the standard HD500...

Quick tip: it's going to sound verrrry different through headphones / laptop speakers to your PA, so it's worth having a diddle with it hooked up to your desk and PA rig one day. I spent an afternoon dialling in some patches with my old AD30 next to me, and by the time I was done, you'd have a hard time telling the difference unless you really knew your valve amps.

They're great tools for keeping stage volume & setup time down.

Other tip if you haven't already tried it is to do the dual amp rig thing - one clean, one dirty. Some pretty great sounds right there. I liked blending the /13 amps with the Fender or Hiwatt cleans.
Joe

G(sus) saves

Orange AD15, Matamp 1224, Fender 'JD' Tele, G&L ASAT, Duesenberg Starplayer TV, Eggle Kanuga, Avalon D25, Warwick FNA Jazzman, Eden Nemesis / Bergantino EX112S, Eastman MD305 & other stuff...

Les Paul Lover
Duke of Orange
Posts: 6807
Joined: Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:08 am
Location: Derby, England

Re: NPD - POD HD500X

Post by Les Paul Lover » Wed May 27, 2015 9:29 pm

Hey Jo!

Ablojgbtime since you last popped around!!!
How's it going?
Ant

Orange Gear: RV50 MKI, R30, AD15, PPC212
And.... Genz Benz Black Pearl 30
Past Orange: AD30TC Combo, TT, AD5


Guitars: Gibson Les Paul Standard Faded, Vigier Expert Retro 54, Gibson SG 70s Tribute, Aria Pro II RS X80, G&L ASAT Special Tribute

irish_admiral
Prince of Orange
Posts: 18031
Joined: Sun Apr 25, 2004 11:57 am
Location: Wales

Re: NPD - POD HD500X

Post by irish_admiral » Wed May 27, 2015 9:49 pm

Good thanks pal - time & tide wait for no man, and I was spending too much time forumming and not enough time with the family!

Still playing with my guys every so often...
Joe

G(sus) saves

Orange AD15, Matamp 1224, Fender 'JD' Tele, G&L ASAT, Duesenberg Starplayer TV, Eggle Kanuga, Avalon D25, Warwick FNA Jazzman, Eden Nemesis / Bergantino EX112S, Eastman MD305 & other stuff...

Bensnake
Orange Master
Posts: 2260
Joined: Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:36 am
Location: Sweden

Re: NPD - POD HD500X

Post by Bensnake » Thu May 28, 2015 8:21 am

irish_admiral wrote:I've got the standard HD500...

Quick tip: it's going to sound verrrry different through headphones / laptop speakers to your PA, so it's worth having a diddle with it hooked up to your desk and PA rig one day. I spent an afternoon dialling in some patches with my old AD30 next to me, and by the time I was done, you'd have a hard time telling the difference unless you really knew your valve amps.

They're great tools for keeping stage volume & setup time down.

Other tip if you haven't already tried it is to do the dual amp rig thing - one clean, one dirty. Some pretty great sounds right there. I liked blending the /13 amps with the Fender or Hiwatt cleans.
Thanks for the tips, man! :D I have a small PA system in my Cave so I always test the patches before bringing it to the rehearsal studio. I've never tried the dual amp feature though. But I will for sure.
Image
RV100 MKIII | '75 OR120 | OR100 | OR50 | CS50 | R30H | TT
2 x PPC412
Bax B. | Amp D.

Marshall 1959 HW + 1936V
Fender '65 Super Reverb Reissue
Vox AC30C2X + V212C

Playing Les Pauls and Teles...

Jammers5
New Member
Posts: 22
Joined: Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:37 pm
Location: Newfoundland Canada

Re: NPD - POD HD500X

Post by Jammers5 » Fri May 29, 2015 1:05 am

Congrats! I have one of those as well. There are some great videos on youtube showing some deep editing features....I haven't had a chance to get into that yet, but there is a way to pull out those annoying frequencies in the presets that makes them sound so much better! I was going to post a link on that but I can't find the dang video!

I gigged with mine many times - Its great for a quick grab and go setup,I use in ear monitors anyhow so I don't need a stage sound! I have since gone back to my regular amp so I can put the HD500x back in my rehearsal space and tinker with it. Im not up on this stuff like many of you are and the learning curve has been a little more than I expected. its not the equipment its me lol.

J5

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 13 guests