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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-13-2011, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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Time for an real amp? Line 6 POD XT Pro user

So I have been using POD products for a few years now for recording and it has worked ok but lately I feel like I am missing something in my tone. A deepness and low end. Not necessarily bass but maybe tightness that I just cant seem to get out of the POD. Maybe some of it is because I monitor through a set of Rokit 6's but still.

Even though I dont gig, I'm really thinking about recording my solo parts with an amp. My playing is in the vain of Satriani, lots of soloing and lead tone is most important.

Thoughts on one versus the other?
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-13-2011, 06:17 PM
 
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Re: Time for an real amp? Line 6 POD XT Pro user

What's your budget/needs for starters?
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guitar.... rig.... 4.....


try it....
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Re: Time for an real amp? Line 6 POD XT Pro user

I played line 6 for the first time this winter,,,,it really was difficult for me. My guitar sounded like a computer somehow, and the response I'm used to just wasn't there. It was like a sterile, sustainless buzz, and it ruined me. My main amp is a Soldano SLO, so I'm used to tube amps,,,although my little solid state Crate amp from the early 90's responds well to me , but I only use it at "bedroom" volumes. Anyway, I had to play through this Line 6 in front of like 200 people for a guitar solo event, and I felt it really hindered me and how I play.
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-14-2011, 01:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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What's your budget/needs for starters?
LOL well, I'm thinking about a Splawn if that says anything about budget. Recreational recording and playing really. Someone else has mentioned Soldano to me too.

The only thing that scares me about an amp is recording it here in my small, untreated room and the fact that if I want to play and record at midnight, I can with the POD. Thats not really a huge deal because the wife is pretty cool with loudness up to 10pm or so, just have to get started a little earlier.

The treatment (or lack thereof) of the room though I think IS a big deal.

I have had a JCM2000 DSL50 and a JSX combo previously.

Jeff
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Re: Time for an real amp? Line 6 POD XT Pro user

If you are just playing at home you don't need a massive amp. Blackstar HT-5 would be perfect. I have one, and even play with my band with it.

If you are stuck on Soldano tone get a Jet City JCA22H. It has the Soldano SLO crunch and lead channels. Designed by Soldano too.
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Re: Time for an real amp? Line 6 POD XT Pro user

The Orange Tiny Terror is an awesome amp and able to run at 7 watts. Put the POD in front of it and the squashed quality of the modeling is gone but you still have all the Line 6 tweaking options. I've also used the Line 6 in front of a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe and holy crap! But it was way too loud for the home.
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Lone, the HT-5 is also on my list. I have played one at a local store and was quite impressed. I guess I just have that "I gotta have a half-stackitus"

So would you use the emulated output or just stick a 57 up to it?

RG, I'd like to have a HR Deluxe just to have an HR deluxe, big fan of those when playing in stores.
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Hey man, for high watt home recording, there is always the iso box.
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Lone, the HT-5 is also on my list. I have played one at a local store and was quite impressed. I guess I just have that "I gotta have a half-stackitus"

So would you use the emulated output or just stick a 57 up to it?

RG, I'd like to have a HR Deluxe just to have an HR deluxe, big fan of those when playing in stores.
Thats why Blackstar sell the HT-5 in a head format. The new HT-5 has 12" speaker cabs too. You can have a mini full stack.
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Hmmmm, wheels are spinning. Getting hot up here in my head.

HT5R? Right? $400 for an HT5 or $1850 for the splawn.......
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Yep, HT-5R, hold out for that one. So good for so little money.
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-16-2011, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
 
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Oh man, that is cool. You can now use the emulated output while monitoring with the speaker.

Sometimes the POD has TOO many option/tweaks available.

I'd just like to turn a knob.
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Exactly. I felt the same with my Zoom G7.1ut. So happy I've got the Blackstar now. Small, but still powerful. Easy to get a great sound out of.
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-16-2011, 08:07 PM
 
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Re: Time for an real amp? Line 6 POD XT Pro user

i have that pedal /\ (zoom 7.1ut) i put it in front of an older peavey bandit 112 with the scorpion 12" speaker. love it for my 7s and 8.
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