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#1
the tones on pod x3 have that weird digital fizzy sound...
i checked the presets and i even tried the downloaded tones, but
they all equally fizz. It sounds like a toy. Some people recommended
me to re-adjust the eq but I tried and it only makes a small difference.
But I heard that line6 recommends the use of headphones with impedence
between 150-600. Mine is 32ohm. So would the impedance discrepancy the
source of the problem? Most headphones with that high ohms(150-600)are
100$+ so I want to make sure this before I waste my money. Thanks
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#2
here's your first problem:
YOU ARE PLAYING THOUGH A POD!!!
all of the pod's sounds are digital and crappy.
sell it and get something else (not a multieffect unit).
#3
Try plugging it into your computer's USB port and see if it sounds any better through your headphones hooked up to the computer.
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By high-gain I don't mean stupid stuff. I just mean styles like Motley Crue or Iron Maiden
#4
Quote by Jhachey22
here's your first problem:
YOU ARE PLAYING THOUGH A POD!!!
all of the pod's sounds are digital and crappy.
sell it and get something else (not a multieffect unit).
for your ignorant and uneducated comment
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#5
Quote by teh_shredmaster
the tones on pod x3 have that weird digital fizzy sound...
i checked the presets and i even tried the downloaded tones, but
they all equally fizz. It sounds like a toy. Some people recommended
me to re-adjust the eq but I tried and it only makes a small difference.
But I heard that line6 recommends the use of headphones with impedence
between 150-600. Mine is 32ohm. So would the impedance discrepancy the
source of the problem? Most headphones with that high ohms(150-600)are
100$+ so I want to make sure this before I waste my money. Thanks

is this only happening through headphones?....i have a set of sennheiser hd280's (80 ohms) and a set oh beyerdynamics dt770's (250 0hms) and it sounds much better through the beyer's
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#6
Quote by Jhachey22
here's your first problem:
YOU ARE PLAYING THOUGH A POD!!!
all of the pod's sounds are digital and crappy.
sell it and get something else (not a multieffect unit).



edit: the pod shouldn't be fizzy. I think it could be something to do with direct/air mode?
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Last edited by Blompcube at Jul 8, 2008,
#7
Quote by Jhachey22
here's your first problem:
YOU ARE PLAYING THOUGH A POD!!!
all of the pod's sounds are digital and crappy.
sell it and get something else (not a multieffect unit).




EDIT: Aaaaahahahaha, this clown uses an MG stack.
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#8
Pod XT and Pod X3 as they share the same models suffer this to a certain extent, its an inherent trait of the high gain settings. I found that you can kill some of it with a trick I picked up on the Vettaville.nl line6 forums. If you open up the eq pedal and set the treble gain to -12db then max the frequency on the same band it can kill some of it. Also have a look at the virtual cabinet and mic you use and consider changing the output mode to a more pleasing setting.

My Atomic amp further reduces my fizz to an almost transparent level if and when I use my XT as a preamp but the sad fact is you will not get rid of all of the fizz as its a part of the sound of the models.
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#9
fiddle with the graphic EQ, you can really remove the fizz
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#10
Quote by Blompcube


edit: the pod shouldn't be fizzy. I think it could be something to do with direct/air mode?

the x3 automatically switches to the right mode when headphones are plugged in
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#11
Quote by halikus
Pod XT and Pod X3 as they share the same models suffer this to a certain extent, its an inherent trait of the high gain settings. I found that you can kill some of it with a trick I picked up on the Vettaville.nl line6 forums. If you open up the eq pedal and set the treble gain to -12db then max the frequency on the same band it can kill some of it. Also have a look at the virtual cabinet and mic you use and consider changing the output mode to a more pleasing setting.

My Atomic amp further reduces my fizz to an almost transparent level if and when I use my XT as a preamp but the sad fact is you will not get rid of all of the fizz as its a part of the sound of the models.

Ah, I've had that same problem with some of the hi-gain models on my toneport. My secret is to thicken up the tone with a rotary effect, it works wonders with the Spinal Puppet model.
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Quote by DaMarsbarPerson
By high-gain I don't mean stupid stuff. I just mean styles like Motley Crue or Iron Maiden
#12
thanks for the input.. I just tried the killing treble gain and maxing treble frequency and
it actually gets rid of about 50%of the fizz, but there are some there still. I don't think
it is pod that makes fizz in general because ive listened to many recording samples on
youtube etcetc before i made this purchase. I also just bought a pair of beyerdynamic
250ohm for 150$ ish on ebay and I really wish this is the solution to the problem
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#13
how does it sound trough an amp?
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#14
Quote by Hcmanu
how does it sound trough an amp?

sounds much better
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#15
Quote by teh_shredmaster
sounds much better

your headphones then :P

Check out my profile for check my main pod solo tone. dosent sound fizzy at all
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#16
Quote by teh_shredmaster
thanks for the input.. I just tried the killing treble gain and maxing treble frequency and
it actually gets rid of about 50%of the fizz, but there are some there still. I don't think
it is pod that makes fizz in general because ive listened to many recording samples on
youtube etcetc before i made this purchase. I also just bought a pair of beyerdynamic
250ohm for 150$ ish on ebay and I really wish this is the solution to the problem

i called line 6 and they confirmed anything lower than 150 ohms would cause unwanted effects/problems
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#17
Quote by twinturboaudi
i called line 6 and they confirmed anything lower than 150 ohms would cause unwanted effects/problems


thanks for the verification
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#18
Quote by timi_hendrix


EDIT: Aaaaahahahaha, this clown uses an MG stack.


coming from the "don't jump on the bandwagon" guy.

MGs sound pretty good if you dial in the tone right. the reason why a lot of them sound like **** is because beginner's will just crank gain and treble. and, a lot of beginners buy MGs because of the price.
#19
Quote by Jhachey22
coming from the "don't jump on the bandwagon" guy.

MGs sound pretty good if you dial in the tone right. the reason why a lot of them sound like **** is because beginner's will just crank gain and treble. and, a lot of beginners buy MGs because of the price.


No, MGs sound like shit. I had to use MG10s all year at College, and they are dreadful.

Yet another stupid bump.
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#20
Quote by Jhachey22
coming from the "don't jump on the bandwagon" guy.

MGs sound pretty good if you dial in the tone right. the reason why a lot of them sound like **** is because beginner's will just crank gain and treble. and, a lot of beginners buy MGs because of the price.

at low volumes you can get a tone which is just short of usable. this is because you are only really using the preamp section. its the power-amp section and the speaker where this amp really fails. Which is why turning it up makes it completely ****ing useless. So its not too bad for a practice amp/recording preamp, if you get the little £50 10 watter, otherwise it costs too much money for extra wattage which is completely useless anyway because the components just can't handle it.
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#21
A POD shouldn't sound fizzy, but more or less muffled. POD's suck people, just use a real amp and mic it. Seriously sell that thing.
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#22
Quote by Leat
A POD shouldn't sound fizzy, but more or less muffled. POD's suck people, just use a real amp and mic it. Seriously sell that thing.


Oh why didn't I see it before, I'm sure your Fender Frontman sounds much better.
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#23
Quote by timi_hendrix
Oh why didn't I see it before, I'm sure your Fender Frontman sounds much better.


Ha just because I told him to use an amp doesn't mean i'm happy with the amp I play. I hate it soo much. =] But selling it soon, so newbies should start savin'! Don't get mad, pods suck. Yes so do frontmans. =] But that's why I'm SELLING MINE! Great idea, isn't it? Thought so. So next time, please keep your panties to yourself and don't get mad when I put down something you have.
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#24
Quote by Leat
Ha just because I told him to use an amp doesn't mean i'm happy with the amp I play. I hate it soo much. =] But selling it soon, so newbies should start savin'! Don't get mad, pods suck. Yes so do frontmans. =] But that's why I'm SELLING MINE! Great idea, isn't it? Thought so. So next time, please keep your panties to yourself and don't get mad when I put down something you have.

you've clearly missed his point, and pods don't suck, get off the bandwagon.
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#25
Quote by Leat
Ha just because I told him to use an amp doesn't mean i'm happy with the amp I play. I hate it soo much. =] But selling it soon, so newbies should start savin'! Don't get mad, pods suck. Yes so do frontmans. =] But that's why I'm SELLING MINE! Great idea, isn't it? Thought so. So next time, please keep your panties to yourself and don't get mad when I put down something you have.


Oh, you got me good. Panties, that's funny, it's like you're implying I'm a girl.

Here's an implication for you:

You're wrong.

Pods are fine (I use mine as a headphone amp), thread brings the lulz.
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#26
Quote by Blompcube
you've clearly missed his point, and pods don't suck, get off the bandwagon.


Yes, they do. I've played various pods and they all sound like rubbish to me. Even worse than my amp. I've played tube amps and well, saving up for one is all I can do now, because nothing sounds like tubes and anything else is just bad. Except for lets say the Vetta's, they sound pretty decent for SS modelers.

If you imply that I'm just going with the flow because people say they suck, you're wrong there. I've played pods, and hate them. I'm telling this guy to get rid of the POD and get something real.
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#27
Quote by Leat
nothing sounds like tubes and anything else is just bad.


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#28
Quote by Leat
Yes, they do. I've played various pods and they all sound like rubbish to me. Even worse than my amp. I've played tube amps and well, saving up for one is all I can do now, because nothing sounds like tubes and anything else is just bad. Except for lets say the Vetta's, they sound pretty decent for SS modelers.

If you imply that I'm just going with the flow because people say they suck, you're wrong there. I've played pods, and hate them. I'm telling this guy to get rid of the POD and get something real.

so you're telling him to get rid of it just because YOU don't like it, when all he needs to make it sound good to HIM is some better headphones? smart...

also, referring to the bit i've put in bold: now you're saying everything other than tube amps sound bad? Ok, i'm not taking you seriously anymore. you lose.
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#29
Quote by timi_hendrix
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Haha I just imagined you just ripping through the t00bs. xP

But no seriously all SS amps I've played all sound muffled, it might be the stock speakers but no matter what I've played, all the tube amps sound better, and get louder. That's my stand.
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#30
Quote by Leat
Yes, they do. I've played various pods and they all sound like rubbish to me. Even worse than my amp. I've played tube amps and well, saving up for one is all I can do now, because nothing sounds like tubes and anything else is just bad. Except for lets say the Vetta's, they sound pretty decent for SS modelers.

If you imply that I'm just going with the flow because people say they suck, you're wrong there. I've played pods, and hate them. I'm telling this guy to get rid of the POD and get something real.



Oh dear.

Just coz you don't like it doesn't mean it sucks. You can't tell somone to sell something just coz you don't like it. Tard.

PODS aren't bad anyway. A lot of bands are starting to record with them so they can't be that bad. Bands I've worked with that have used them have sounded better than one's using cheap tube amps like the Valveking.
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#31
Quote by Leat
Haha I just imagined you just ripping through the t00bs. xP

But no seriously all SS amps I've played all sound muffled, it might be the stock speakers but no matter what I've played, all the tube amps sound better, and get louder. That's my stand.

just because you've only played crap solid state amps, doesn't mean decent ones don't exist.

But thats beside the point, we've already figured out that the TS just needs new headphones.
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Elixir Nanoweb 11-49 strings, Dunlop Jazz III XL picks
Shure SM57 mic in front of the amp
#33
http://www.vettaville.nl/page.php?id=88#742

Great page with some awesome pod related vids to watch.

You may just learn something. I know I did.
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#34
Quote by Leat
Haha I just imagined you just ripping through the t00bs. xP

But no seriously all SS amps I've played all sound muffled, it might be the stock speakers but no matter what I've played, all the tube amps sound better, and get louder. That's my stand.

shut up and go play a rockman (not the asstastic dunlop ones, the real ones), you WILL change your stance on SS amps
#35
Quote by Leat
Yes, they do. I've played various pods and they all sound like rubbish to me. Even worse than my amp. I've played tube amps and well, saving up for one is all I can do now, because nothing sounds like tubes and anything else is just bad. Except for lets say the Vetta's, they sound pretty decent for SS modelers.

If you imply that I'm just going with the flow because people say they suck, you're wrong there. I've played pods, and hate them. I'm telling this guy to get rid of the POD and get something real.

its because your an idiot and dont know what your doing...
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#36
it's an inherent problem with the pods, the "pod fizz" is a known problem, however it can be dialed out to reasonable levels. There are some great recording artists that use the pod and get sick tones. Look up Bulb from Periphery, he has gotten some killer tones from the pod. Get on the Line6 forums and ask some questions, as well as using some of the good suggestions in this thread. Misha(bulb) has made some of his tweaked patches available too, and they sound killer. About 1million times better than any frontman I've ever heard.
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#37



You are seriously the biggest dumbass on the week cg.
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#38
Quote by Erock503
it's an inherent problem with the pods, the "pod fizz" is a known problem, however it can be dialed out to reasonable levels. There are some great recording artists that use the pod and get sick tones. Look up Bulb from Periphery, he has gotten some killer tones from the pod. Get on the Line6 forums and ask some questions, as well as using some of the good suggestions in this thread. Misha(bulb) has made some of his tweaked patches available too, and they sound killer. About 1million times better than any frontman I've ever heard.


To clear this up, both the PODs and Frontmans suck. Period.
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#39
Quote by Leat
To clear this up, both the PODs and Frontmans suck. Period.



No, the frontmans suck. PODS are fine, you're just a tool. Period.
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#40
Quote by Leat
To clear this up, both the PODs and Frontmans suck. Period.

for your comments and your playing on youtube...
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