#1
Hey UG, I was wondering whether you could use a Line 6 POD and plug it into a cabinet and use it instead of an amp head? Because if you could, it would be awesome and I would definatley do this instead of spending a lot of money on gear. So ... anyone know if it works?

Thanks in advance, Li
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#2
No, you will not be able to do that.

The POD simulates the sound of amps, you'll still need a preamp section to increase the level of your guitar signal and a power amp to drive the signal strongly enough so it can drive the cab.

The POD has neither a preamp section, nor a power amp, hence it cannot drive a cab.

Though I can see why you'd think it'd be able to do that. Nice try but no cigar.
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#4
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It needs a power amp or PA, but yeah, it can be good.


what is a power amp?
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No, you will not be able to do that.

The POD simulates the sound of amps, you'll still need a preamp section to increase the level of your guitar signal and a power amp to drive the signal strongly enough so it can drive the cab.

The POD has neither a preamp section, nor a power amp, hence it cannot drive a cab.

Though I can see why you'd think it'd be able to do that. Nice try but no cigar.


oh ... im disappointed now lol
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Quote by GangsterLi
what is a power amp?


In layman terms, the power amp charges a guitar signal with enough power so it can power the speakers

EDIT: Keep saving money to get the gear you REALLY WANT. Don't go for stop-gap measures or crappy modellers which claim to do the job just as well. It doesn't work that way for guitar gear.

This is one piece of invaluable advice to always remember for guitar gear. Get the gear you want, don't get a substitute. You can't get a gorilla by paying peanuts.

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#8
Quote by Ghold125
^^The pod has a pre-amp, but no power amp


Pow pow pow! Ghold in there with the right answer

You'll need a power amp and a cab.

Effectively this is the "amplifier" part of on amp. It amplifies the sound from the POD (in your case).

There's a brand of valve poweramp "combo's" but I can't remember what they are called...

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#9
u can hook it up to a PA or other speaker source that has its own power (stereo, computer speakers), just not a guitar cab.
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There's a brand of valve poweramp "combo's" but I can't remember what they are called...

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#11
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There's a brand of valve poweramp "combo's" but I can't remember what they are called...


You're thinking of Atomic Amp's Reactor Series amps.

TS if you want to consider this option, the Reactor amps are designed to accomodate Line 6 PODs so you can plug your POD into the amp just like that.
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Haha it seems like a competition to post the answers on this thread.
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#15
Quote by Pat_s1t
What you could do is a get something cheap like a Spider III, bypass it's preamp, then use the Pod as a head with that (so I've been told).


how would i go about doing this?
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Haha it seems like a competition to post the answers on this thread.


i guess everyone wants this threads to just get done and over with.
#17
Quote by GangsterLi
how would i go about doing this?


Take the Signal Out from the POD and plug it into the Power Amp Return of the Spider
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