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post Sep 7 2010, 06:24 PM
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since i joined the army i dont have much time at home, but i did manage to get an electric guitar to base, now by just reading the description the pocket pod seems like it would be a great solution for me, i can play with BTs from my MP3 playr and i can get all the cool tones in the comfort of a small device i can carry arround in my gig bag.
i wanted to know if any of you have any experience with the real thing and tell me if its as good as advertised(p.s i have a podxt at home and im more than satisfied with its performance)


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post Sep 7 2010, 06:45 PM
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I had one and it worked great. Tones sound good, aux in for mp3 is great, pod 2.0 patches are compatible.

Drawbacks:
You can't change patches/effects with your feet while playing (no pedals)
No USB recording capabilities


Here's a review I wrote about it:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/index.php/Pocketpod




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post Sep 7 2010, 06:51 PM
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It's pretty good but doesn't beat the bigger models like Pod XT and X3 in terms of gain&stuff (imo) but if your not looking for that high gain Pertucci lead sound then you will be fine with it (this doesn't mean that it doesn't have a decent gain). I have one which I take with me when we go to our summer cottage for example it works pretty well but I miss the screaming leads there. That may have something to do with the fact that its really cheap biggrin.gif My Metal Zone 2 pedal cost almost as much. So pocked pod for army? **** yeah it's the best at that price for its purpose. And if you'll play it through some quality headphones you will get really great sound/tone (experience with cheap headphones is well let say horrible fizzy and fuzzy). I could record you some stuff with it but well it's still at summer cottage due the fact that I don't use it almost anywhere else.


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post Sep 7 2010, 07:22 PM
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QUOTE (Fran @ Sep 7 2010, 06:45 PM) *
I had one and it worked great. Tones sound good, aux in for mp3 is great, pod 2.0 patches are compatible.

Drawbacks:
You can't change patches/effects with your feet while playing (no pedals)
No USB recording capabilities


Here's a review I wrote about it:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/index.php/Pocketpod


you mentioned 2 alternatives in youre reviews, the korg pandra px4d and 5 d, what can you tell me about them?


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post Sep 8 2010, 08:55 PM
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QUOTE (vampire18 @ Sep 7 2010, 08:22 PM) *
you mentioned 2 alternatives in youre reviews, the korg pandra px4d and 5 d, what can you tell me about them?



This is just my opinion, but after using a PX5D for a long time I must say I liked PocketPod tones better. Specially metal/alternative tones.

Korg PX5D has some advantages over pocketpod though, as it allows USB recording, and also provides rhythm and bass backings to jam over. You can also get some sepparate footswitches to change tones with your foot while playing (not included with PX5D though, you have to buy them sepparately)

Both are nice options. PX5D is more expensive though.


What did I do in the end? Neither of them. I got a BOSS ME-70 and that's what I use when I travel. I LOVE it. But it's much bigger. It's what I need to practice, because I play songs that need switching between clean/distorted and also adding chorus etc. So I needed something to emulate my real pedalboard. Boss ME-70 is as close as it gets to real sepparate stomps, so I don't use the pocketpod or PX5D much lately. I just grab an axe and my ME-70 when I travel on weekends etc.

Here's a mini review I wrote about ME-70:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/inde...-70_Mini_Review

Here's a bigger review by our member JDriver:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/index.php/Boss_ME-70


Here are some reviews about PX5D and PX4D from our wiki:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/inde...ora_PX4D_Review
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/inde...rg_Pandora_PX5D
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/inde...ora_PX5D_Review












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I had a pocket pod for a very short period of time, I was very disappointed with the higher gain sounds, being the basis of my sound on 99.9% of the stuff I play it just didnt meet my requirements, I agree with Fran, perhaps a Korg PX5D if your looking for something small and portable, I nearly bought one of them but opted for the POD XT instead.


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post Sep 9 2010, 02:12 PM
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i think ill try the pocket pod, its just suppose to be a practice/very portable tool. thx all repliers


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post Sep 9 2010, 10:02 PM
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Korg PX5D is a really interesting choice and it allow recording. I think Muris uses that unit in all his lessons.
I really like the concept of those small portable Korg units.


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