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> Footswitches Vs Pod Xt, What's better ?
post Aug 23 2010, 05:48 PM
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Hi GMCiers ! mellow.gif

This topic aims at the Pod XT features versus footswitches ones. I'd like to know if the following stuff look better than a Pod XT for home playing & recording : >>> Amp BlackStar HT-5 >>> L6 Pod Studio UX1 >>> Distortion footswitch >>> Compressor footswitch >>> Delay footswitch >>> Artec Power Brick

The price of the whole stuff is a bit higher than my main prices but it's still ok.

A french guitar website told me that footswitches will ALWAYS sound better than a multi-effects gear, is that true ? I'm sure some of you use the POD XT. Lian uses POD XT, but his sound is amazing, so just wondering..

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post Aug 23 2010, 07:49 PM
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PODs are great for recording purposes. Through a real amp separate stomps are supposed to sound better.

A good idea would be going to a local shop and trying a pod trough an amp using some modelled effects. Then try the same amp with stomps instead, and see what you like better.

What I like about separate stomps is that they are very easy to tweak while playing. PODs have too many menus and are not as fast and easy to tweak. But they are great to record though, because they have a zillion possible tones inside smile.gif

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