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Haas1mj
post Mar 22 2007, 09:02 PM
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Alright here is my situation, I currently have a 50 watt Marshall JCM 900 which is great, however it is really loud and i'm looking for something more versatile. I plan on selling the 900 because at the end of this upcoming summer I will be living in an apartment for college and the 900 is just way too loud for it. This has got me thinking that maybe the Line 6 PODxt is the solution for me because of it's versatility and ability to work well at headphone volumes. I would like to know your experiences with it and if it is the best solution for my situation. I'm into all sorts of rock(Metal, progressive, alternative, etc.) and i'm pretty sure that the podxt can accomadate all my needs. Thanks in advance.

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post Mar 22 2007, 09:22 PM
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QUOTE (Haas1mj @ Mar 22 2007, 04:02 PM) *
Alright here is my situation, I currently have a 50 watt Marshall JCM 900 which is great, however it is really loud and i'm looking for something more versatile. I plan on selling the 900 because at the end of this upcoming summer I will be living in an apartment for college and the 900 is just way too loud for it. This has got me thinking that maybe the Line 6 PODxt is the solution for me because of it's versatility and ability to work well at headphone volumes. I would like to know your experiences with it and if it is the best solution for my situation. I'm into all sorts of rock(Metal, progressive, alternative, etc.) and i'm pretty sure that the podxt can accomadate all my needs. Thanks in advance.

By the way this is my first post in these forums and so far i'm loving the site, keep up the great work!


Well I couldn't be happier with my Pod XT Live - I use it for recording and practicing - often with headphones. I think the tone is awesome and makes me sound like a rock god.

There are those (Hello MikeM!) who think the Pod sounds artificial compared to a real amp like the Marshal, so I would try one first to make sure YOU are absolutely happy with the tone. Being inspired by how you sound is a big part of playing for me and if you think your tone sucks your playing will likely suffer.

If finances and space permit why not just mothball the Marshall so you have it to come back to at a later date?


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post Mar 22 2007, 09:31 PM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Mar 22 2007, 04:22 PM) *
Well I couldn't be happier with my Pod XT Live - I use it for recording and practicing - often with headphones. I think the tone is awesome and makes me sound like a rock god.

There are those (Hello MikeM!) who think the Pod sounds artificial compared to a real amp like the Marshal, so I would try one first to make sure YOU are absolutely happy with the tone. Being inspired by how you sound is a big part of playing for me and if you think your tone sucks your playing will likely suffer.

If finances and space permit why not just mothball the Marshall so you have it to come back to at a later date?



I'm kinda strapped financially so I kinda have to sell the Marshall, plus a need a more versatile amp and I don't see myself playing live anytime soon do to school


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post Mar 22 2007, 09:56 PM
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QUOTE (Haas1mj @ Mar 22 2007, 04:31 PM) *
I'm kinda strapped financially so I kinda have to sell the Marshall, plus a need a more versatile amp and I don't see myself playing live anytime soon do to school


Yeah, that sucks ... try out a pod then, I think you'll like it and it should do what you need.


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post Mar 22 2007, 10:48 PM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Mar 22 2007, 09:22 PM) *
There are those (Hello MikeM!) who think the Pod sounds artificial compared to a real amp

Hello Andrew! smile.gif
Don't get me wrong, I use a Line6 Guitarport with my laptop to play along to backingtracks, GMC-instructors, music files or just plain noodling. In headphones it rocks, it's a great soundcard so to say and I wouldn't want anything else. My old Zoom 505II collects dust in the closet now.
I'm privileged to be able to have both amps and the guitar port, both have their advantages. I wouldn't be able to play in the evenings if it wasn't for the Guitarport with three kids who'd be best off getting their sleep rather than listen to a roaring amp all night long cool.gif

If you can't afford both worlds I see the POD as a good compromise for managing bedroom playing and live playing. So is probably the Line6 Spider amp which you can play with headphones aswell as live. But between the two of them I'd choose the POD. ....Look at Andrew how happy he is! laugh.gif


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post Mar 23 2007, 12:04 AM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Mar 22 2007, 05:48 PM) *
Look at Andrew how happy he is! laugh.gif


Exactly ! But I have to admit you are making me hanker after a sweet sounding tube amp & stack, even though I don't gig at the moment wink.gif


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pod xtl

i can't express how the pod xtl changed my life.

it works so good with computer. you don't need a sound card it pluges with usb and you can recored with cubase

I love my pod xtl and i convinced all my friends to get one .

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