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Gabriel Leopardi
post Dec 24 2011, 07:42 PM
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Hey guys! I wanted to tell you that I had the opportunity to sell my X3 live and I did it because I can get the HD500 at a very good price. So the investment is very low. I thought that this was a good moment to upgrade my Pod. I will have the new one the next week... I'm very anxious! smile.gif


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post Dec 24 2011, 08:03 PM
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Great news smile.gif I am getting the rack mount version for Christmas tomorrow to replace my aging Pod XT Live - they seem like decent units, I wonder how much the modeling has improved?


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post Dec 24 2011, 08:14 PM
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That's a good move. I do have an aging pod x3 too, it's been good to me, but I think it's time to move on.

I would love an Axe FX but it's very pricy, so the HD it's a good option, let us know how it went with it!


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post Dec 24 2011, 09:40 PM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Dec 24 2011, 04:03 PM) *
Great news smile.gif I am getting the rack mount version for Christmas tomorrow to replace my aging Pod XT Live - they seem like decent units, I wonder how much the modeling has improved?


That's cool! The pro version looks so great! Are you going to use it only in studio? or you will get the midi controller for playing live?

QUOTE (Daniel Realpe @ Dec 24 2011, 04:14 PM) *
That's a good move. I do have an aging pod x3 too, it's been good to me, but I think it's time to move on.

I would love an Axe FX but it's very pricy, so the HD it's a good option, let us know how it went with it!


yeah! An Axe would be a dream! but it's so expensive for me! I'll let you know how the HD works! smile.gif


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Hey Gabriel

Are things as crazy expensive in Argentina as they are in Brazil. I was so shocked at the prices of everything in Brazil when I was there in September.


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post Dec 24 2011, 09:57 PM
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QUOTE (PosterBoy @ Dec 24 2011, 05:52 PM) *
Hey Gabriel

Are things as crazy expensive in Argentina as they are in Brazil. I was so shocked at the prices of everything in Brazil when I was there in September.


Yes. Things can cost around 160% and 200% compared to the USA. This is because of the taxes that are applied also to the shipping, + importer commission, + the instruments store commission. If you can buy directly to an importer you can save a bit of money but not too much.


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Dec 24 2011, 03:40 PM) *
That's cool! The pro version looks so great! Are you going to use it only in studio? or you will get the midi controller for playing live?


Its going to live mostly in my studio but I got the foot controller board in case I ever need to take it gigging - I have a standalone rack I can transfer it to if necessary. My dream is to also get the line 6 DT25 amp that integrates with the HD - that would be a pretty decent rig with Bogner tube goodness smile.gif I'm hoping for my birthday in a couple of months ...


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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Dec 24 2011, 06:00 PM) *
Its going to live mostly in my studio but I got the foot controller board in case I ever need to take it gigging - I have a standalone rack I can transfer it to if necessary. My dream is to also get the line 6 DT25 amp that integrates with the HD - that would be a pretty decent rig with Bogner tube goodness smile.gif I'm hoping for my birthday in a couple of months ...



oh yeah, there is a guy here that has the DT25 and is so happy with it! and with a Bogner! you'll have an awesome rig man!


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Great to know- thanks Gabe!


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gr8t news Gabe, you try it and then tell us if is worth it biggrin.gif

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post Dec 25 2011, 11:32 AM
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QUOTE (El Fortinero @ Dec 25 2011, 03:12 AM) *
gr8t news Gabe, you try it and then tell us if is worth it biggrin.gif


Yeah man! You can come to my studio and try it! wink.gif


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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Dec 24 2011, 04:03 PM) *
Great news smile.gif I am getting the rack mount version for Christmas tomorrow to replace my aging Pod XT Live - they seem like decent units, I wonder how much the modeling has improved?


Aside from AxeFx the rack units sound better than most other modeling units, some of the best there is I think. So many musicians I know get such a good sound from them.
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post Dec 25 2011, 12:39 PM
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Smart move Gab, that's very nice present for you, for gigging through another successful year. Let us know how it sounds! smile.gif


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post Dec 25 2011, 10:41 PM
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A good investment,congrats Gabriel! We expect some audio& video clips soon smile.gif


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You're going to love the improvement. Fewer models in total, but the models it does have are much improved. Especially in the area of dynamics. Much more punch and clarity than the X3 which was a nice unit too. But the HDs are great.


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post Dec 26 2011, 04:22 AM
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Have to agree - I have only had a short time to play with my HD Pro due to family commitments, but my initial impression is that the models are so much better at moving from clean to breakup to driven, which the pd XT was very poor at ...


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I know many ppl are saying axe fx is currently the ultimate in modeling, but from the youtube vids I know it seems to me to be a lot about taste as well. For instance, in this video, I actually prefer the sound of the HD500. Here's another sound comparison vid. I dunno, to me the HD500 sounds more fierce here, which I like.

What I'd be interested in: how much delay is there with the HD500 when switching a channel? I have some stuff where it would be nice when you don't have a short gap when switching patches (with my current X3 live there's like a 200ms gap).


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post Dec 26 2011, 10:03 AM
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QUOTE (C-Rock @ Dec 26 2011, 01:12 AM) *
I know many ppl are saying axe fx is currently the ultimate in modeling, but from the youtube vids I know it seems to me to be a lot about taste as well. For instance, in this video, I actually prefer the sound of the HD500. Here's another sound comparison vid. I dunno, to me the HD500 sounds more fierce here, which I like.

What I'd be interested in: how much delay is there with the HD500 when switching a channel? I have some stuff where it would be nice when you don't have a short gap when switching patches (with my current X3 live there's like a 200ms gap).



Those are cool comparisons... it's difficult to decide which one I prefer.. and that's a point for the HD since the difference in money is so high.

QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Dec 26 2011, 12:22 AM) *
Have to agree - I have only had a short time to play with my HD Pro due to family commitments, but my initial impression is that the models are so much better at moving from clean to breakup to driven, which the pd XT was very poor at ...


Great news Andrew!! Congrats! wink.gif


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Hoping to see a review. smile.gif Congratulations!!


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post Dec 26 2011, 10:39 AM
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QUOTE (maharzan @ Dec 26 2011, 06:14 AM) *
Hoping to see a review. smile.gif Congratulations!!


I hope to get it this week!


This is a bit off topic but check out how close the simulators are in this video... I didn't know that the revalver was that good!



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