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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-28-2001, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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POD vs. J-Station - which ones better?

Looking to pick up a POD or J-station for living room headphone amp and to bring to band practice. *Which one is the better deal? *I have a big set up and its a royal pain in the butt to bring to practice. *Its also a pain to bring out of my studio to play in front of the TV. *(my wife likes the idea of me being able to practice with headphones). *Also, it would be nice at 2am to be able to record w/o waking the neighborhood. * Which unit sounds more authentic? *thanks

(Edited by oooo at 8:10 pm on Jan. 28, 2001)
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-28-2001, 08:24 PM
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I don't know what a J-station is but POD's are real good.

I always think that there is a lack of treble thru the phones tho
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post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-28-2001, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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the j-station is the Johnson version of the pod. *
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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-28-2001, 11:17 PM
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If you really want to know and HEAR the difference, go here:

Then you can decide which fits your style better.
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post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-29-2001, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
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great link! *Thanks, now I can AB without spending any cash! *Thanks again
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post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-29-2001, 12:50 AM
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Definately POD...most definately. J station just sounds really digital to me, I also heard from my local rep that Johnson was made by digitech.
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post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-29-2001, 02:20 AM
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I personally think the J-Station sounds 'tighter' than the POD... Not really better, just different...

I love my J-Station, and am thinking about getting a Johnson amp (probably the JM60)... It's all personal taste..
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post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-29-2001, 03:24 AM
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I'm using my POD for headphone practicing and it gives great results.
I also connected it to my Marshall dual revrb combo in the return chain(direct to poweramp) and it gave great results.
There are also a lot of patches on the web that help you find great sounds
Ex http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip...d-patches.html

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post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-31-2001, 06:05 PM
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Johnson, Digitech, DOD, Harman Kardon, and Infinity Speakers are all made by Harman Int'l
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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-03-2001, 10:21 PM
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You can add JBL and DBX to that list too.
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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-13-2001, 02:16 AM
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I have owned my J-station for a few months now and I love it. It took a wee while to get used to it but now I use it all the time. I would definitely recommend it.

(Edited by Coolstu at 2:18 am on Feb. 13, 2001)
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post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-15-2001, 09:39 PM
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The J-Station ROCKS! :biggrin:
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post #13 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-06-2001, 03:38 PM
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I love my Pod, and use it for everything!!! I've recorded bass, vocals, keys, everything with it, and the guitar sounds really do scream. * There are samples everywhere on the net, but very few samples of other instruments recorded with it (it has a tube preamp setting.) *I have some songs at www.mp3.com/lock7 that can demonstrate this. *(hmm, how 'bout that for shameless self promotion )

One caveat however, switching patches can be slow...There are things that can be done, I really find that microsecond pause between patches to be unnerving, but you may not even notice it.

I don't know how the Jstation fares on the patch-switching front, but it is something to check out.
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post #14 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-20-2001, 03:34 AM
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Hey Guys... I was looking in Internet
And I didn't find a J-Station Site....
Thats Why I started the First one...
Please come and send me your Picture and Patches and Stuff and we all make the Site... to help oneanother

I like J-Station it's more controlable and you can do much more....
the Pod is like a SUMMER LOVE the first week *you are in love with it and then you don't go any way with it....

I have tryed the Line 6 like 3 or 4 times and it dosen't really say much if you know already the J-Station

If you don't know a Chocolatte-Cake,
Old-Bread is greate....
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post #15 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-20-2001, 02:38 PM
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Now that I am a POD owner I can speak about what I personally think it’s shortcomings are.

IMHO, They should not have put the EQ pre-compression. Almost any amount of low end causes the compressor to clamp down hard and obliterate the higher notes. I also dislike the center frequencies of the EQ. With high gain models the low chugs mud out real bad. I roll the bass knob off all the way and approach the tight sound I want on the low string chugs, but I am loosing the bass. If I back off on the gain the higher notes lack the tone and sustain I want.

I like the pedal board and the ability to stomp through many user-built presets. The wah is more expressive than on my real amps. It is very convenient to carry around, of course.

I think the POD will probably remain in the roll I purchased it for. It’s a great practice tool and easy to set up for recording scratch tracks when writing. For serious recording I will stick mics in front of my Legacy/Marshall combo with my small herd of stomp boxes and crank up the volume.

Never tried the J-Station for a long period of time… just in the store. I was not impressed with the high gain tones at that time, but will admit that I spent very little time messing with it.
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