What Amp Is Best For My Pod X3 Live
Bondy
Jun 4 2011, 02:31 PM
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Hey guys been thinking about getting an Amp which I can play my Pod X3 Live through ( I just use some edirol monitors atm or headphones)
But to be honest I don't know where to start, would like a valve amp but not sure if that would work? don't want anything too loud 5 watt max for a valve.

I don't want individual pedals can't really afford them sad.gif

Currant ideas (don't know if there any good or not)

Blackstar HT-1r
Blackstart HT-5
Orange Tiny Terror
Laney L5T-112 Lionheart

Thats all I have atm any ideas??

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MickeM
Jun 4 2011, 04:11 PM
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Maybe either Blackstar since it sounds a little bit processed tone anyway (in a good way).

For more true tube tone I'd chose the Lionheart or TT or the tiny Laney.

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Bogdan Radovic
Jun 4 2011, 05:02 PM
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Hmmm maybe that Laney can be an interesting choice. Generally what you need for POD is an amp with a very clean sound. It will allow you to reproduce the processed sound well. Using multieffects unit can be ok if you just use it to emulate stomp boxes (distortion, delay, chorus etc) and switch of the amp/cab modeling.

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Bondy
Jun 4 2011, 05:17 PM
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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Jun 4 2011, 05:02 PM) *
Hmmm maybe that Laney can be an interesting choice. Generally what you need for POD is an amp with a very clean sound. It will allow you to reproduce the processed sound well. Using multieffects unit can be ok if you just use it to emulate stomp boxes (distortion, delay, chorus etc) and switch of the amp/cab modeling.


Never thought of that, turning of the amp simulation and just using the stomp modellers I do like the laney LH alot

Thanks Micke will check out the Tiny laney smile.gif

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Jun 4 2011, 06:10 PM
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Blackstar or the laney if you just want to rehearse. If planning to play with a band, the fender hot rod will be a excellent choise! Loud as crazy, and pretty expensable smile.gif

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Ivan Milenkovic
Jun 4 2011, 07:52 PM
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I would say Blackstar HT5 seems like a nice choice. It have decent clean tone (although not loud for rehearsals), and there is FX Loop for experimenting. Ideally, you should use effects from POD only with FX loop, and not amp simulators. This way the sound will be better.

If you want to use amp simulations on it, it would be good to turn off cab simulator, and only use amp simulator.

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Bondy
Jun 4 2011, 10:10 PM
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Awesome thanks for the help guys, really helped me out there smile.gif

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I believe there were certain amps built specifically for the pods, I believe their brand was Atomic, they are like cabinets that provide a good sound for amp simulation.

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Bondy
Jun 6 2011, 03:40 PM
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Thanks Fran, just checked them out they look good! Slightly confused about the active and passive modes? which one would I need am assuming it would be the powered one but not sure? HELP!

http://www.g66.eu/index.php?option=com_con...&Itemid=163

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I suspect you need the powered one, but as I'm not 100% sure I'd drop them a line:

http://www.g66.eu/index.php?option=com_con...&Itemid=156

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Bondy
Jun 6 2011, 03:51 PM
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Thanks Fran smile.gif

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QUOTE (Bondy @ Jun 4 2011, 01:17 PM) *
Never thought of that, turning of the amp simulation and just using the stomp modellers I do like the laney LH alot



That's how I generally use my pod in rehearsals or live. I bypass the amp + cabinet section and use is as a multifx. It works good in this way. You can use the 4 cables technique to put some process in front the amp and some effects in the loop.

I've never tried Atomic Amps but they seem to be the best option to monitor amp emulators.

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