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Darfuria
post Apr 30 2008, 12:20 PM
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I have decided to save up some cash and go down the road of building a rackmount setup. Having looked around, I have my mind set on a POD XT Pro, yet listening through the recordings on the POD website, I'm not very impressed with the sounds and tones I am hearing.

Obviously there are loads of settings that can be played with to achieve the sound you want, but as I don't have a shop near me where I can actually take my guitar along and try out an XT Pro, I'm a bit hesitant to buy it straight out. It seems to me that POD should hire some guitarists from GMC, for example, because a lot of the recordings they have on their website are a bit messy. I'm actually wondering if any amplification was used at all, during the recording process.

Anyway, has anyone played through a POD XT Pro? What are they like?


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post Apr 30 2008, 12:27 PM
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I`d certainly agree with you that the samples on the Line 6 website are pretty poor and dont do their products justice at all!

Not played through the XT Pro but I use the XT live which is the exact same thing but the floor version and I think its brilliant, theres various opinions on the line 6 (theres always going to be differences of opinions on this kind of thing)

personally I wouldnt have any reservations now about buying Line 6 products, if you hunt around the forums you will find that many members use the POD XT and have uploaded songs/solo`s etc, if you look on the Student Instructor boards you`ll find a couple of my lessons where I use the POD XT for all the guitars, also check out Marcus Lavendells lessons, another POD XT user, with excellent tone! smile.gif

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post Apr 30 2008, 12:31 PM
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I don't have the XT but the X3 and regarding the presets it comes with, they suck. It's just there to show off what it can do but in reality they are not usefull at all. Possibly that's the same with the XT and the demo videos.


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post Apr 30 2008, 12:57 PM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Apr 30 2008, 01:31 PM) *
Possibly that's the same with the XT and the demo videos.

Yeah, very few of the standard presets in XT sound good. We have to tweak it ourselves to get the cool tones smile.gif


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post Apr 30 2008, 01:48 PM
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So, you'd recommend getting it, but don't judge it by the presets. It'd be wise to buy it and then make presets myself.


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post Apr 30 2008, 01:57 PM
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QUOTE (Darfuria @ Apr 30 2008, 01:48 PM) *
So, you'd recommend getting it, but don't judge it by the presets. It'd be wise to buy it and then make presets myself.


Yea definatly, they are easy to program with the Gearbox software, and you can download from Line 6 tones that other people have made, then you can tweak them to your liking also.



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it good for the start up but finally the fingers are the half road


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post Apr 30 2008, 05:00 PM
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hi there... this is my advice.
i use pod XT since 1 year ago, and it´s really really amanzing. the presets are cool.
and the most important, POD XT have an advantage over others racks, you can share your own presets with other users.
some days ago, kris & marcus uploaded two of their presets for POD XT.
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post Apr 30 2008, 11:55 PM
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If you're building a rackmount unit, better solution would be to build a good preamp/poweramp solution. This will give you superb quality of the tone for all uses.


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post May 1 2008, 09:26 AM
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Surely that's only half of it though? I mean, I still need effects processors... or am I completely missing the point?


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post May 1 2008, 02:36 PM
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Well, when you are building a rackmount setup you are building it for what exactly? For home use? If that is the case than only one rack space is what you need, and you can buy POD XT pro or Boss GT8 rack version and finish with building.

If you are building a good rackmount setup for gigs you definitely must consider buying preamp/poweramp combination along with a multiFX unit. NOT modeller but multiFX that will serve you for effect purposes. Modeller can be the preamp, giving in respect what you want for your sound.


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post May 1 2008, 04:48 PM
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Ah, so I don't have to get the preamp and poweramp combo - that's only for a gigging setup, otherwise I can just get the XT Pro and output that through speakers? How will my tone be affected through doing that?

I'm not in a position where I'm gigging at the moment, but that's not to say it won't happen - and it would be nice to come up with sounds that I can use in various locations, not just for home playing and recording.

Hrm, not really sure which route to go down.


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I think if its for home use only at the moment, I`d either go with the POD XT or the POD XT Pro, theres no difference except the Pro is a rack mount version, the other you could just have on a desk, in both cases you`ll need some form of amplification, either by plugging into the line in of your computer or into an amp.


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post May 1 2008, 07:57 PM
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So, I can grab myself a Pod XT Pro and plug it into my soundcard as I have been doing with my guitar anyway, and then get myself a preamp and poweramp at a later date for a gigging rig, and all will be cool?


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post May 1 2008, 08:25 PM
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yea dont see why not smile.gif


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