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#1
So I decided: instead of my first tube amp, I'm getting a Pod. You know, after looking up on it, it just made more sense. If I'd get the tube amp, it would be a 15-ish watter along with an OD, but then I realised, I don't know what I want yet. I've been playing for over a year now, and I honestly don't know what I want from my tone. I like metal, mainly thrash, which I really enjoy playing, and prog, but I've also been getting into jazz and funk. Getting an amp now just wouldn't be worth it in the long run.

A pod seems perfect for me. I'm sure you guys know how pods roll, so do you think it's a good choice? And are the extra features on the X3 worth the price difference from the XT?


Cheers!


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Quote by slashs_#1_fan
I can vouch for these sounding fantastic, but the TS likes thrash which the tonelab cant do well. The POD will be better for this. I havent played the boss GT-10 so couldnt comment on that, but i dont think the Tonelab is versatile enough. If you like great cleans, crunch, blues classic and hard rock then the Tonelab is the best, but metal not so much...


The other thread I made didn't succeed so I'll have to resort to necrophilea and bump up this thread.

So I haven't got around to buy the Pod yet, and as I've distanced myself from metal and got further into jazz during this period, the Tonelab became an option. The thing is, the Tonelab is a very much vintage-oriented modeller, but I'm more interested in pursuing a modern tone, if you understand what I mean. So do you think the Tonelab would suffice?

And how hard is it to record with, compared to the Pods?
Last edited by Whiskky at Nov 2, 2008,
#2
good choice. i would go with the new x3, seens more features. but i'm still kind of undecided myself since im getting one also.
#3
Yup, even when you enter the holy land of tubes your pod will still be useful for other things. Great investment.
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#4
I remember TwoString (helpful UGer) saying that Line 6 had yet to fix some bugs on the X3, but that was months ago. Still, I'd ask the Line 6 forum before making your decision.
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#6
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NOOOOOOOO.

Seriously get the tube amp.

.

Why? You can tell he's not gigging soon and undecided about his tone...
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#7
Go for the X3. I have at XT that I use every now and then for certain things, and the X3 has way more features.

PODs are very handy devices.
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#8
Quote by Whiskky
So I decided: instead of my first tube amp, I'm getting a Pod. You know, after looking up on it, it just made more sense. If I'd get the tube amp, it would be a 15-ish watter along with an OD, but then I realised, I don't know what I want yet. I've been playing for over a year now, and I honestly don't know what I want from my tone. I like metal, mainly thrash, which I really enjoy playing, and prog, but I've also been getting into jazz and funk. Getting an amp now just wouldn't be worth it in the long run.

A pod seems perfect for me. I'm sure you guys know how pods roll, so do you think it's a good choice? And are the extra features on the X3 worth the price difference from the XT?


Cheers!


If you're unsure then a POD would be a fine choice. Plus you can always upgrade with something like http://www.atomicamps.com/products-112-18.html if you decide to get some tubes but dont wanna part with the line 6
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#9
You've made a good choice, a multi-fx is a great way to figure out what you like, and one of the higher end Pods will sound great too.
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#10
Cuz he's a ****ing little kid who jumped on the band wagon against Line 6, Pod x3 sounds really good for digital.
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#11
Quote by Pizza The Hut
NOOOOOOOO.

Seriously get the tube amp.

.



once you are off the tube bandwagon and look at the guys needs, the POD is a good choice. He hasnt been playing too long so will still be developing and wont be gigging. The POD is the perfect way to try out different sounds and to get good tones in the bedroom. His style is shifting and the POD will accomodate whatever he likes until he has honed his skill and also developed his ear for tone. Tube isnt always the answer
#12
Quote by slashs_#1_fan
once you are off the tube bandwagon and look at the guys needs, the POD is a good choice. He hasnt been playing too long so will still be developing and wont be gigging. The POD is the perfect way to try out different sounds and to get good tones in the bedroom. His style is shifting and the POD will accomodate whatever he likes until he has honed his skill and also developed his ear for tone. Tube isnt always the answer


+1. I love tube amps, but they aren't always the answer.
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#13
I love tube amps, too, but my little pocket pod is great for headphone practice!
#14
Quote by Pizza The Hut
NOOOOOOOO.

Seriously get the tube amp.

.


just because it has couple tubes in them doesn't meant they're the best solution.
#15
I have an XT myself, and when I got it I was really happy with it. It's too digital for me now though... My ears have developed! :P
Getting the X3 is a good choise for you indeed! It helped me a lot creating my own tones and getting more experience with FX and tone. It's a fun device, but eventually you will sell it, or at least not use the amp models.

I'm selling my amp and XT for hopefully getting a JCM anytime soon.
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#16
if you must get a multi FX Get the GT10 waaaayyy more versitile and better cleans. the POD is only really good at metalish tones.

but just get a versatile amp maybe? like a Classi 20 or 30? mesa F30 or 50?
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#17
I have an X3 its awesome, I also had an XT I didnt think it was so awesome.....
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Quote by Osiris77
I have an X3 its awesome, I also had an XT I didnt think it was so awesome.....

so it all comes down to which one is more awesome......
#19
naw dont get a tube amp yet, the PODs also have a cool USB feature that lets you tweak the POD from your computer visually. It will give you a sample of what all those Amps modelled in the POD will sound like, and eventually you can decide which route you want to go later on wether its Marshall, VOX, Mesa, or even a Fender amp for Blues.
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#20
I was thinking the exact same thing and then i got a PODxt Live. The sounds aren't perfect but they are pretty great and they're a lot of fun. Plus you can use the POD for effects when you get you're dream amp.
#21
I would advise you, if you get the Pod 2.0, to play around w/ the amp models to see what you like.
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#23
I'm gonna be getting a Line 6 POD XT in a trade pretty soon, so i'm pretty pumped.
It'd be nice to have a little recording tool like that to lay down some licks and get them on my computer without worrying about the crappy sound quality of my camera.
The effects will be nice too.
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#24
Good choice, I wish I would have got a pod instead of my ME-50. I now have a tube amp n some pedals. But if there is bugs they'll sort them out. I don't know I guess it depends how much you wnat to spend to decide which one you want.
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#25
dark I wouldn't do that... It's not really gonna fit you very well it's horiblle at low gain and clean tones imo
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#26
sometimes i condsider getting one, and then running it through the power amp in of my amp. it would be nice to get some other sounds since i do alot of studio work with local guys.
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I'm gonna be getting a Line 6 POD XT in a trade pretty soon, so i'm pretty pumped.
It'd be nice to have a little recording tool like that to lay down some licks and get them on my computer without worrying about the crappy sound quality of my camera.
The effects will be nice too.

Might wanna look into the Vox Tonelab, not sure how easy it is to record with one though.
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#28
I've been into the modeling stuff for about a year now with the POD XTL (and the Variax 700) and was relatively pleased with the results mainly through my Vox DA 20 and the PA that I have, but I have to say this stuff really didn't come to life until I plugged into a Valve junior (combo V3) i bought for my G/F. I ordered the Head/cab for me within 20 minutes of plugging into that combo. Seriously it wasn't just a little better it was a huge upgrade in tone. If you can swing it at all get a VJr when you get the POD. Amp models like the Fender Champ, Mesa Boogie Dual rec, Soldano, and AC30 are just outstanding through a Valve Junior and with the EFX in the POD the versatility is just about endless for practice.

As a side note I'm getting good results micing through my PA also. The true test will be end of Aug, when I stand in for the lead guitarist in a Dokken cover band. I've got the tone making it loud against the drummer will be the challenge. We practice together this weekend at a local school so I hope to work it out.
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#29
Quote by aznrockerdude
Might wanna look into the Vox Tonelab, not sure how easy it is to record with one though.



I can vouch for these sounding fantastic, but the TS likes thrash which the tonelab cant do well. The POD will be better for this. I havent played the boss GT-10 so couldnt comment on that, but i dont think the Tonelab is versatile enough. If you like great cleans, crunch, blues classic and hard rock then the Tonelab is the best, but metal not so much...
#30
Quote by Bostonrocks
dark I wouldn't do that... It's not really gonna fit you very well it's horiblle at low gain and clean tones imo


Well, i'm getting other stuff in the trade.
I don't even care too much about the tone, I just want something to record with and lay down some tracks.
Plus, It'd be nice to get some high gain tones once in a while, assuming that it does that decently.
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#31
Ok, I was thinking of getting the XT, since I could get it right way. But I'll save up a little more cash and get the X3. I haven't really considered the GT-10 because it seems much more complicated than the Pods, which seem pretty straight-forward, and I'm not interested in a floor multi-fx. Plus, I think it's > 400 euros, and I don't want to spend more than 400.

To the guy who recommend me getting a more versatile amp: well, my budget can't stretch that much, and I can't find that kind of used gear around here.

As for the VJ recommendation: sounds good, I might consider it, but a VJ head + cab seems like pushing it. Also, I'd rather start saving right away to get something really good in a year or two. And if I need to play with someone, I'll have my Cube.


Thanks everyone. I'm definetely getting the X3
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Quote by kckyle
so it all comes down to which one is more awesome......

You sir are correct, and the X3 is definately more awesome......
#33
Quote by shredhead22
If you're unsure then a POD would be a fine choice. Plus you can always upgrade with something like http://www.atomicamps.com/products-112-18.html if you decide to get some tubes but dont wanna part with the line 6


Works great for me. plus it takes tube preamps really really well. my engl sounds amazing through my atomic.
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#34
Quote by Osiris77
I have an X3 its awesome, I also had an XT I didnt think it was so awesome.....


its the same sounds if you have the expansions for the xt...
#35
I haven't turned on my Orange for one and half months (last time was when I played wiht my band). Why? They aren't good for playing at home with. I instead play using Amplitube and headphones. and since you aren't sure what tone you want, a POD is wonderful idea!
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#36
Quote by slashs_#1_fan
I can vouch for these sounding fantastic, but the TS likes thrash which the tonelab cant do well. The POD will be better for this. I havent played the boss GT-10 so couldnt comment on that, but i dont think the Tonelab is versatile enough. If you like great cleans, crunch, blues classic and hard rock then the Tonelab is the best, but metal not so much...


The other thread I made didn't succeed so I'll have to resort to necrophilea and bump up this thread.

So I haven't got around to buy the Pod yet, and as I've distanced myself from metal and got further into jazz during this period, the Tonelab became an option. The thing is, the Tonelab is a very much vintage-oriented modeller, but I'm more interested in pursuing a modern tone, if you understand what I mean. So do you think the Tonelab would suffice?

And how hard is it to record with, compared to the Pods?
#37
nice choice man. i was gonna get a tube amp, but i realized thats not what i needed. im gonna get mine in a few hours im getting the XT, but if u have enough to spend for the X3, go for it. good luck in the pursuit of tone happiness
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#38
I have decided to trade my Gt-8 With a Pod XT Live cos gt 8 doesnt suit my high gain needs. Also when you do recording can you both record and hear the guitar's sound? how do you do it?


And also doesnt In Flames use Pods for their cleans and effects?
#39
POD's are pretty good for everything, not just metal. Stick with the POD, you'll be glad you did.
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