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 Post subject: Bass POD
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 12:09 am 
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To anyone who is thinking of buying a bass POD for recording I have just one piece of advice. Do it !

Talk about night and day. Bass is notoriously difficult to record. DI requires a lot of EQ and compression and often still sucks. When I recorded the part it sounded like a quantum leap from my usual efforts (my monitors are Yamaha NS10M. These are known for lacking bass response because of the small woofer size).

When I mixed down and played back on a domestic system I was absolutely amazed at the depth of the sound and how solid it was, without a hint of mushiness. No more cutting the bottom end. I have to say it sounded just like contemporary bass sounds I hear on FM. I'm just blown away by the improvement this has made to my recordings.


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Aye - the Bass Pod is the best thing to happen to bass since the bass itself.

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Hmmm.. which model are we talking about here. XT? XT Pro? :?


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Bob -I'm talking of both. I had the POD, sold it to help fund the XT pro and now wish I still had both.

When my poverty stricken student years are over I will buy the pod again - it's worth it for the SubDub preset alone.

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Thanks Anndra. I was just perusing ebay and see that the original is more than affordable. Having GAS pains with my morning coffee here. :P


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Be it guitar or bass, the PODs are where it's at. There is none better...I've been trough a number of MFX pedals...Boss, Toneworks (Korg), and an infinite number of stomp boxes. I will be buried with my POD in my arms.

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I've been using the POD 2.0 on my guitars for quite some time now. Especially invaluable to someone with 2 young kids.

I'm curious. Is there a significant difference between the original bass POD and the XT?


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Can't tell ya, Unc. I have the XTs. Another thing I love is their online site that people post patches...new cover to do? Look up the patch.

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Bob Keelan wrote:
I've been using the POD 2.0 on my guitars for quite some time now. Especially invaluable to someone with 2 young kids.

I'm curious. Is there a significant difference between the original bass POD and the XT?


There are some refinements - more FX (arguably better - but no more than arguably) and there are more parameters to fiddle with if my memory of the POD is good. The SubDub preset on the original bass pod has not been equalled in the subsequent models and so stands alone as a classic. I still hanker after it whenever I want to do some dub, reggae or Jah Wobblesque lines.

The thing is that the POD is a brilliant tone machine - and different enough to warrant having both units - as I wish I still had them together.

The major point is I doubt you would be disappointed with any of the units. I could happily live with any of them.

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Gotcha. I've been using one of those SansAmp Bass DI thingys but I'm always on the lookout for more gadgets. :wink:

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I agree. I use my Pod Bass Pod to record, and I'm very happy.

I also use a Pod XT Pro for recording my guitar, and I'm equally happy with it as well.


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I'm talking Bass POD XT. I was really careful as you can get a lot of noise with bass units. I couldn't get a POD 2 to audition (discontinued but half the price) so I figured they must have learned something in the latest model and paid the extra.

I currently have a VAmp 2 for electric guitar but it is a bit noisy so I'm hankering after a POD XT for that as well. Saw an interview with Savage Garden and that is all they use for their live shows (where they try to get as close as possible to the recorded sound on their albums)and give glowing references.


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I currently have a VAmp 2 for electric guitar but it is a bit noisy so I'm hankering after a POD XT for that as well. Saw an interview with Savage Garden and that is all they use for their live shows (where they try to get as close as possible to the recorded sound on their albums)and give glowing references.


I also use the red rack-mounted POD XT for guitar - it's every bit as sensational as the Bass version.

Line6 have been a breath of fresh air for both recording and tonality.

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I use the BOD and POD XT for recording and (with the bass) for live sound. Cannot be beat. The XT versions seem to be better supported by Line6, though, to be honest, BOD and BOD XT owners have always been rather neglected by Line6. The POD fairs much better in that sense.

Some sort of foot controller is a good idea to go along with them too. I use the Behringer FCB1010 and it works perfectly (subject to a little initial setting up).

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 Post subject: One more vote
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One more vote for the BassPodxt.

Usually sends a "mix ready" .wav to the bix with minimal mangling required.

Gary


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Count me in!

I've had a Bass POD XT for about a year and use it everyday.

I use it both for recording and live, but I use different presets (that I've majorly tweeked) for each.

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I was using the PODxt with the Shortboard, until the Shortboard went flaky last summer. So, I picked up this for the LiveRoom and gigs:

http://www.thomann.de/thoiw2_line6_pod_xt_live_prodinfo.html

And I have the PODxt mounted in the control room.

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DCinFrance wrote:
I was using the PODxt with the Shortboard, until the Shortboard went flaky last summer. So, I picked up this for the LiveRoom and gigs:

http://www.thomann.de/thoiw2_line6_pod_xt_live_prodinfo.html

And I have the PODxt mounted in the control room.


David, how did you get permission? I need new idea's for permission!

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It's broke. I need a new one.

Actually, this was an easy sell...she noticed it cuttin' in and out at our last concert.

This last purchase of a tube compressor was a much tougher sell.

http://www.thomann.de/thoiw2_artikel-188550.html

I had to promise it was my last major purchase for long while...long while remaining undefined of course. :D

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"But honey, a day can be veeeeery long! When I'm waiting to be with you at the end of the working day for instance." :lol:

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