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post May 29 2008, 07:44 PM
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I play through a pod 2.0 into headphones now and was wondering if the pod would make this ok?


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post May 29 2008, 08:04 PM
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Hmmm, which amps do you mean Praetorian?


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post May 29 2008, 08:04 PM
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For me nothing can replace a real amp, I don't like the digital sounding modeling stuff. And I still regret it that I bought a Line 6 Spider III amp last year. Give me a Clean amp and distortion pedal and I'm a happy boy tongue.gif Too bad I cant pay for it laugh.gif

Still some of the Pod sounds are pretty good, so it could probably replace an amp if you like the pod's sounds tongue.gif
But I dont know if you can play live with a Pod, and without an amp blink.gif
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post May 29 2008, 08:11 PM
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The Pod is ok, but (atleast in my experience) it needs a lot of tweaking and fiddling around to get the most out of it.


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post May 29 2008, 08:26 PM
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post May 29 2008, 08:29 PM
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post May 29 2008, 08:31 PM
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IMO you cant beat the Pod X3 for home use!!

I spent hundreds on a Vox tube amp, and loads of modded pedals and i MUCH prefer the Pod tones!

For live, well that is another matter........ Ill take a nice Mesa thankyou wink.gif


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post May 29 2008, 08:45 PM
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QUOTE (mattacuk @ May 29 2008, 09:31 PM) *
IMO you cant beat the Pod X3 for home use!!

I spent hundreds on a Vox tube amp, and loads of modded pedals and i MUCH prefer the Pod tones!

For live, well that is another matter........ Ill take a nice Mesa thankyou wink.gif


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post May 29 2008, 08:46 PM
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QUOTE (Mark. @ May 29 2008, 08:45 PM) *
Are you uber rich tongue.gif?


LOL nope, I cant actually afford one sad.gif Its just my dream biggrin.gif


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post May 29 2008, 08:50 PM
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QUOTE (mattacuk @ May 29 2008, 09:46 PM) *
LOL nope, I cant actually afford one sad.gif Its just my dream biggrin.gif


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post May 29 2008, 08:53 PM
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Oh man...I forgot to include the link! This is the amp I was asking about...

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Crescent-15w-Amp-G...1QQcmdZViewItem


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post May 29 2008, 08:59 PM
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QUOTE (Praetorian @ May 29 2008, 09:53 PM) *
Oh man...I forgot to include the link! This is the amp I was asking about...

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Crescent-15w-Amp-G...1QQcmdZViewItem


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Wow, that's really cheap!, if the old saying "What you pay is what you get" is true... I guess it might not be a good idea. Though I honestly can't tell you, because I've never heard one of those.

There are some practice amps around 100$ such as the micro-cube / DA5 that might do the trick to play at home with a reasonable quality. Theres a Vox Pathfinder 15W that has good reviews around 100$ too.


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post May 29 2008, 10:23 PM
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If you want a good solid state amp that won't break your bank, check out the Orange Crush series. I heard there quite well, and pretty cheap for the price. Although, it could also suffer from the Marshall MG series where Marshall is a great company, but they also tend to make crappy amps.



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post May 30 2008, 12:52 PM
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Amp always sounds better than a digital modeller through earphones, I think this is very clear.

THe question is - how much money you want to spend on amp?


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post May 30 2008, 12:56 PM
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QUOTE (Hammerin Hank @ May 29 2008, 08:29 PM) *
Praetorian

65' twin reverb, ts-808 you'll get your Stevie sound.

I just drooled biggrin.gif '65 Twin Reverb is the king of amps for clean sounds


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QUOTE (mattacuk @ May 29 2008, 09:31 PM) *
IMO you cant beat the Pod X3 for home use!!

I spent hundreds on a Vox tube amp, and loads of modded pedals and i MUCH prefer the Pod tones!

For live, well that is another matter........ Ill take a nice Mesa thankyou wink.gif


I'd rather get a BOSS GT-10 IMO wink.gif
But the X3 is pretty good too though..
I guess it's just a metter of preference smile.gif

I'd take the Vox off your hands if you don't want it laugh.gif
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