#1
Hey all,

New to the forum, been reading around for a while. Thought I would join.

I'd like to know what your thoughts are on the POD X3 and VOx AD50VT-XL.

I want to primarily use the POD to record into my computer. But being able to monitor through my amp would be a big plus, since I wouldn't have to buy monitors.

Any advice is appreciated.

My gear:
Ibanez S520EX with EMG H3.
Boss RC2
#2
each by themselves would be good, but when your start adding modeling objects to each other, you don't get the nicest of tone. My suggestion would to be to just run the pod into your computer, and not into the Vox
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#3
you'd have to run the x3 into the clean channel on your AD for it to sound good. modeling + modeling is generally bad. that said, the AD is a single tube preamp, so it's a little better than standard SS modeling.
I'm putting my GAS on hold
for a couple months in order to pimp my ride.


Don't judge me.
#4
Right now I use a Zoom G2 (mainly for metronome purposes) and it sounds pretty decent for the high gain models, but there isn't enough low end. I would assume the X3 would sound better then that...
#6
if you want a good low end dont get the vox.
I say just buy and all purpose amp like a bugera 333xl or a used peavey XXX
and then use the pod for efects.
#7
I plan on upgrading my amp at a later time, once (if) I start performing live.

Right now I am looking for a good solution for home recording.

Thanks for the replies.
#8
Quote by theoreticmusic
that said, the AD is a single tube preamp, so it's a little better than standard SS modeling.

The preamp really has little to nothing to do with the amp itself. It's more a marketing scheme than anything.
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#9
Quote by MatrixClaw
The preamp really has little to nothing to do with the amp itself. It's more a marketing scheme than anything.


I can tell the difference...
O_o
#10
Quote by MatrixClaw
The preamp really has little to nothing to do with the amp itself. It's more a marketing scheme than anything.

The key is "little". it does almost nothing to the sound, but I find that the ADVT series responds better to pedals than other modeling amps.
I'm putting my GAS on hold
for a couple months in order to pimp my ride.


Don't judge me.
#11
Quote by theoreticmusic
The key is "little". it does almost nothing to the sound, but I find that the ADVT series responds better to pedals than other modeling amps.

Doesn't mean that has anything to do with the tube.

I own one and I don't think it responds to pedals well at all
Quote by Dave_Mc
I've had tube amps for a while now, but never actually had any go down on me
Quote by jj1565
maybe you're not saying the right things? an amp likes to know you care.





www.SanctityStudios.com
#12
Quote by MatrixClaw
Doesn't mean that has anything to do with the tube.

I own one and I don't think it responds to pedals well at all

Eh, gotta blame it on something.
Wouldn't you say it responds better to pedals than a Spider or MG?
I'm putting my GAS on hold
for a couple months in order to pimp my ride.


Don't judge me.
#13
Mine responds pretty well to the G2... The G2 isn't versatile enough, and the build quality is low (that's why I'm not going for the G7.2ut, 16bits USB interface at 48KHz doesn't cut it for home recording).

Anyone with a Vox XL have any pedals that respond well?