Signal Chain and Footswitch Assignments
- Volume Pedal (EXP2)
- Vetta Juice (compressor) (no footswitch) – this is meant to stay on all the time
- Overdrive (FS5) – Low gain drive #1
- Colordrive (FS6) – Low gain drive #2 – each of these drives are set to low to moderately low gain. You can stack them for a bigger sound.
- Amp – HWY100 (based on a Hiwatt amp – it’s set clean if you don’t use the drives).
- Digital Delay w/Mod (FS3) – Set to dotted 8th delay
- Digital Delay w/Mod (FS2 ) – Set to quarter note delay.
- Room Reverb (FS 7) – set low in the mix, meant to be an always on type of reverb unless you want a completely dry sound
- Particle Verb (FS4) – Big, ambient, modulated reverb
This patch is great for rhythm guitar work, and compliments well with the other patches we have that are more for lead type sounds. It’s a bit darker than the PHD or Blackface 15 patch. We’ve set it to be clean without any of the drive pedals engaged, but it’s very close to breakup, so your guitar might not be clean depending on the output of your pickups. The drives are low to medium gain and can be stacked to create a higher gain sound.
Tap in a slow tempo, engage both delays and both reverbs, and you can get a very ambient sound great for swells.
Tweaking the patch for your guitar and needs
One thing we’ve noticed about the POD is that the patches can be very sensitive to different guitars and pickup types. We created this patch with an MJT Thinline Tele style guitar with vintage tele pickups. If you’re playing a Strat, Les Paul, or even other std Telecaster, you may need to tweak this patch to get it sounding best.
We first recommend making a copy of the patch, and then editing the copy. Start with the amp settings. Make sure the drive is set so that the amp just barely breaks up if you play really hard. From there, change the EQ to your taste and to your room. The other settings should be fairly universal.
Finally, change the footswitch assignments so they fit your needs and your playing style.