POD X3?

Discussion in 'Digital & Modeling Gear' started by Mr. Clean, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. Mr. Clean

    Mr. Clean Supporting Member

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    Looking for a nice headphone device. I'm thinking about a POD X3. I currently have a pocket pod filling that duty and its not bad but not really that good either. Anyone with X3 (not live) experience? I hear some people are getting nice sounds out of them. I see the advantage over the XT at it already having all the expansion packs built in. Any thoughts or other options?
     
  2. V-Type

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    Ive spent a few hours with a friends X3 Pro.
    Its essentially the Vetta II brains in a Pod package.
    If you like tweaking you will love the X3. The two amps at once function sounds amazing with some models and can lend too some great tones.
    There is really no lack of models in the thing either imo.
    Literally thousands of variations can be achieved and some of the recorded tones Ive heard were Pro quality easily..
     
  3. BadMelonFarmer

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    I have a Pod X3live, I know you said not live, but the engine is exactly the same and the sounds are the same.

    It is a great device, there better ones available now such as the axe-fx, 11Rack etc but they are a lot more expensive.

    I really like the X3 and think it would be a good headphone unit, I had a pod XT before the X3 and liked the upgrade.

    As it is velcrod to my pedal board in a flight case I wanted a practise unit so I tried the pocket pod but I really did not bond with it at all and the X3 sounds soooo much better. (The pocket pod is based on the Pod 2.0, the pod XT was the successor to the pod 2.0 then cam the X3, so the pocket pod is a few generations old...technology wise, but it is dirt cheap and you can't really complain at that)

    I sold the pocket pod and bought a Spider Jam amp which is the best practice / song writing tool I have ever used, something to consider as it is in the same price range as an X3. It is not as good sound wise as an X3 and has a limited model set in comparison, but the way you can jam to built in tones or your own wav files on an sd card... I would not be without it for home use.

    Cheers

    BMF

    Cue Eagle1....
     
  4. CptSensible

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    I recently purchased a JM4 Looper, which is basically the Spider Jam without a speaker, and I agree with BMF that it is a great product for practicing. Certainly more limited than a X3, but a great tool nonetheless that you might consider.
     
  5. Mr. Clean

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    Thanks for the comments. I purchased one from a forum member and look forward to receiving it. Now I have to start looking for good sites for patches.
     
  6. BadMelonFarmer

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    Customtone.com is the best site that I know of for patches.

    You can download gearbox from line 6 and get used to the interface before you get the unit too.

    Have fun

    Cheers

    BMF
     

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