#1
Which would be better if I plan to use my pod for my sounds?

I only have like 350-450 to work with.
Fort hose of you who don't know what a pod is

It's a multifx unit that has cab and amp models that can drastically change your sound.


I'm not a giging guitarist, nether do I move around my rig much.
Please if you have an ideas(within budget) feel free to help me

Thanks everyone who posts
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#2
What genres do you play?
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#3
um,normal head + cab,unless you have ~1k to burn
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#4
if you're not gigging, just get some studio monitors for the pod and that way you'll have a decent recording setup
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#5
i play alot of genres(fml? lol)

i play alot of hard rock, classic rock, blues, progressive metal.

i dont have 1000$ to blow...
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#6
You could get a decent practice combo. Might I suggest Fender Super Champ XD? It'll take pedals well and its all tube, wouldn't be bad for the bedroom. It'd be smarter to move away from the digital stuff anyways IMO.


EDIT: Now that you've said metal, I've heard a Metal Muff through a Super Champ and I was completely blown away. I would have never guessed that it was a Fender. It might be worth looking into, priced at $299, its tough to beat for a nice organic tube sound. And you'd still have enough cash left to buy a nice pedal!

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#7
well i just bought the damn thing, and modelling amp + multifx unit(90% of the time)= fail sound.

i liked the superchamp XD alone.

i like the tube tone but im not going out of my way to buy tubes that wont get put to great use.
IMO digital is fine for recreational use, and i dont have a digital zing, it actually sounds quite analog even through my shit amp.

EDIT: @ idntnedurcvlwar(sp? lol)

i already have the pod, ive had it for months and know how to coax amazing sounds out of it, its a pod 2.0 if anyones curious.
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well i just bought the damn thing, and modelling amp + multifx unit(90% of the time)= fail sound.i liked the superchamp XD alone.

i like the tube tone but im not going out of my way to buy tubes that wont get put to great use.
IMO digital is fine for recreational use, and i dont have a digital zing, it actually sounds quite analog even through my shit amp.



I thought pedals sounded completely fine when I doodled around with the clean channel
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#9
a pedal is one thing, but there is no bypass on a pod.

so what im tihnking is just running it into a cab/poweramp/ monitor and using the amp and cab presets i made.

theres no point in me buying an amp if im gonna run different amp models through it
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#10
Studio monitors work great for modelling devices. There is one company that makes a super clean amp just for running modelers in front of, Atomic Amps, but they are around $700 or so. I'd just use studio monitors probably myself. What comes out the end of a modeler is supposed to simulate the sound you get from an amp, cabinet, micing the cabinet and you get you a full dynamic sound range.
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#11
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Studio monitors work great for modelling devices. There is one company that makes a super clean amp just for running modelers in front of, Atomic Amps, but they are around $700 or so. I'd just use studio monitors probably myself. What comes out the end of a modeler is supposed to simulate the sound you get from an amp, cabinet, micing the cabinet and you get you a full dynamic sound range.


thats exactly what i thought it was supposed to do!

now that i know NOTHING of studio monitors, what should i get? still within my price range, and i should be able to get some decent gear(i hope/think) with around 400(give or take 50$)

whats the difference between powered and unpowered as well?
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#12
sorry about bump/double post, but my parents need to know pretty soon....
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#14
yeah the keyboard amp idea doesnt sound like something that would be great, id rather have monitors that are a bit more versatile
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#16
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yeah the keyboard amp idea doesnt sound like something that would be great, id rather have monitors that are a bit more versatile


it meant the same thing. My main point was... don't buy a power amp and a 212 cab.

get it all in the same unit.

studio monitors are a good idea. In your context, they work more or less like keyboard amps.
#17
Active monitors mean they are powered, so you don't need an amp. KRK monitors are good monitors. http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/MAudio-BX5a-Monitor-and-Mic-Package?sku=582250 Something like is in your price range, gets you 2 mics, stands and headphones as well.
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#18
Active FRFR studio monitors?

If you get a power amp, even if its just a Crate Power Block, you're still gonna need cabs.

If you're gonna spend money on that setup, you might as well save up for a Fractal Audio Atomic Reactor.
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