Pod XT live guys....that use it live

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  1. turtleheadblues

    turtleheadblues Senior Member

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    What is the general consensus ? Use a DI box? Dragster?

    I did a search but Id like to hear directly from guys using this with a band and no amp..RIGHT into PA.

    Anyone here sharing patches?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. dankayaker

    dankayaker Supporting Member

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    I have one and plan on getting a buffer up front, but what made this unit usable to me is running it into an amp . . .I'm actually using as small 1x12 Bass combo and it sounds decent.
     
  3. jrm

    jrm Member

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    I use my xt striaght into the baord when I play at my bass player's church. I don't have the ability to share a patch right now, but I usually always end up with something based on the Vox models. I just plug it straight into the board, or use a DI when its needed. Easy setup, good sound, no complaints.
     
  4. CocoTone

    CocoTone Senior Member

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    Man, what some guys will call tone.

    CT.
     
  5. DJLantz444

    DJLantz444 Senior Member

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    I use it right into the PA. It sounds pretty good, not as warm as I'd like.
     
  6. e-z

    e-z Member

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    Or what some guys will call "having a gig".
     
  7. turtleheadblues

    turtleheadblues Senior Member

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    Would a pedal like a clean boost in front of it on all the time work as well as a dedicated buffer?
     
  8. Scott Peterson

    Scott Peterson Staff Member

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    Yea, it does, I did that with a RC Boost.

    I like the XTL with the Radial Dragster in front. I don't think it is a buffer, I really don't know what the heck it is, but man does it work wonders IMHO. The XTL can sound good; the Dragster makes it "feel" good too.

    But, let's be candid, the XTL is a tool and a nice tool, but just a tool. In other words, it isn't anything.... but a tool to get a job done. I like it, I get it, I use it. But it is not my first choice; a tube amp is.

    Just my opinion.
     
  9. itsLars

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    Hi,

    I think what the Dragster does is matching/converting the impedance of the guitar's output to the amp's (or XTL's) input. That's why it should be the first device in the signal chain and why it's an issue with passive PUs only.

    Bye,
    Lars
     
  10. Chadley

    Chadley Supporting Member

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    What are you trying to say?
     

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