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Bass PODxt --> Brand New!!! Any opinions??

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by BassPulsar, Jul 21, 2003.


  1. BassPulsar

    BassPulsar

    Oct 16, 2002
    Portugal
    I was browsing thru Line 6 website I found the brand new Bass PODxt!!!

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    I have a Bass POD (regular version) but I only like it to record and thru headphones (at least, connected to my combo guitar amp it sounds very dull!!).

    Just go to http://www.line6.com/productpage.asp?productID=56 and see the specs. Pretty impressive... From previous experience with my Bass POD I think that it has to many options and combinations. You can easily get lost and waste the time you should spend playing and practicing.

    Anyway... Does anyone have already any experience with this new little gadget???
     
  2. kasbrey

    kasbrey

    Aug 23, 2002
    Northampton UK
    I'm disappointed that they never did a major firmware upgrade on the old models (like they implied they would). Sorting out the effects like the mutron iii and synth should have been done early on along with the input and output sensitivity. Maybe the only people that listened to these gripes were Behringer. One thing is for certain - I won't be PX-ing my Bass Pod Pro for a new XT if there's a chance that they won't iron out obvious bugs.
     
  3. DB5

    DB5

    Jul 3, 2001
    Austin Texas
    Amen to that :mad:
     
  4. tyson

    tyson

    Feb 9, 2000
    Dallas, TX
    i have the regular POD and rarely use it... to commplicated for me... the MIDI computer interface is neato but i thought the price of the proprietary foot pedal thingy was too much to make the POD useful for practice or gigging...
     
  5. squire_pwr

    squire_pwr

    Apr 15, 2003
    San Diego, CA.
    It's about time they upgraded that thing. At GC it looked so lame sitting right next to the guitar PODxt that had a nice display and everything. But as for buying it, I wasn't even aware the older one had problems...

    how is the Behringer Pod thing compared to the Line6?
     
  6. I'm looking for the bass podxt pro. has anyone seen that at online retailers?
     
  7. Well I had my fair use of the Bass Pod and it wasn't any good at all. I doubt this one will be any better. A new feature that it has it an updated eq on the unit and an updated 6 band parametric eq using the digital display. The first bass pod was easy to use and I had it figured out. But you had to mess around with it way too much to get the sound you wanted, even then the sound you got sucked. It had no warmth or life to it at all. And another thing, on the last bass pod some of the fx wouldn't even register unless you hit the string hard as hell, only once you did that did the fx even get put into the signal and come out your speaker. I hate all of this amp, stomp box MODELING. Why don't they just make their own stuff that actually works and sounds good?:mad: They need to stop trying to copy everyone else and put it all in one unit because it doesn't work.
     
  8. thumbtrap

    thumbtrap

    Jun 26, 2003
    I don't get the current trend to put stomp boxes in boxes you can't stomp on, nor mount in a rack. They all pretty much have to lay flat on something, preferably off the floor to keep the knobs intact.

    These things look neither fish nor fowl to me.

    I have the Korg PX4B. It's ok. I'm actually a bit dissapointed about its noise, headphone driving capability, and after a while I was ready to scream. I bought it for a headphone practice amp - thinking a little bit of reverb, a little compression might be nice in a headphone amp.
     
  9. kulasterol

    kulasterol

    Jul 17, 2003
    Nickelseye asks: "I'm looking for the bass podxt pro. has anyone seen that at online retailers?"


    Last Friday, Line 6 announced the release of the Bass Pod/XT Pro. Our local GC says they don't have a price yet and won't know when they'll get 'em; but, I ordered mine thru Riksmusic.com.
    :bassist:
     
  10. Mcrelly

    Mcrelly

    Jun 16, 2003
    Minnesota, USA
    I played a bit with the original bass pod. I found ONLY ONE setting that was usefull for me. Unless you are in a band that likes alot of weird bass sounds, distortions, phasings, choruses, etc or just like to experiment and have lots of money to blow, then the bass pod is not for you. I've heard the samples of the old and new guitar pod and I'm NOT IMPRESSED.

    Yes we all could spend more time practicing, especially me! I tell myself that EVERYTIME I want to buy more gear..."you don't NEED a new cab, just practice more!!!"
     
  11. You must have had a bad one because what you say doesn't describe my Bass Pod at all.
     
  12. No dude, my bass pod was just like everyone elses. Do you actually like your's with all of it's wanabe sounds and mods? The whole bass pod solution is just bogus.
     
  13. Thanks kulasterol, I'll check them out.
     
  14. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    To you. Remember, we're talking the great subjective here: tone. He may like the modeling and sounds he gets.

    Personally, I'd go with the Roland V-Bass and GK-2B pickup. THAT'S how bass effects are supposed to be.
     
  15. Well ya, so you kind of agree. The tone of the bass pod is just like a machine. Do you get the machine part? He hasn't really even said why he likes it though.
     
  16. BassPulsar

    BassPulsar

    Oct 16, 2002
    Portugal
    In what conditions have you tested the Bass POD so that you can say that you like or don't like its sound?

    As I said, I only like it to record and thru headphones, but my experience live is very limited...

    Thank you all for your posts and keep them coming!!!! :)
     
  17. kasbrey

    kasbrey

    Aug 23, 2002
    Northampton UK
    I'm still using my Bass Pod Pro live despite the issues I outlined above. In short, it's complicated, requires a hot signal from the bass to trigger the effects (and to give a reasonable output) but for the amp sounds if you combine the model output xlr and the 1/4" model out into a mixer it suddenly comes to life and is punchy and versatile.
    The compressor is good and in the studio the BPP gives good results for bass and other instruments, especially acoustic guitar when you use the SPDIF out.
    I'll probably retire it for live use eventually and get an RBI though (a much more simple option).
     

  18. I enjoy my Pod thoroughly, but maybe that's because I'm not so stupid that I expect it to turn my rig into an SVT by turning a knob. The Pod gives me the flexibility to customize the sound they way I want it and I like the fact that almost nobody is using the Pod for a preamp. If I wanted to sound like 50 million wannabe bassists I'd buy an Ampeg.
     
  19. Hey ,Mudbass, don't call me stupid stupid. Of course I don't expect it to turn my rig into an svt setup. But doesn't the "stupid" bass pod say it can? It is not supposed to have an svt setup for you already that can be accessable by just the turn of a knob? And besides, the bass pod thing is just a piece of cr@pola to me. The Digitech Bp-8 kicks it's butt so hard the bass pod doesn't even know what it's supposed to do anymore. And it was less expensive! And besides, why do you like it so much? Can you tell me that part? People say they like to record with it, ok then. Probably only because that's the only thing they can record with that is small and compact and that they can carry around with them. But $600 for the new bass pod XT(ooh, what cool letters) it just way too much for something like that. Buy a new bass head or something. I guarantee it will sound 100x better than the bass pod.
     
  20. Lockout

    Lockout

    Dec 24, 2002
    Illinois
    A little bit off topic here, but I was wondering... How do the Bass POD Pros and the New PODxt Pros work as multi-effect units?

    I'm looking for an effects unit that can be used to create all sorts of different effects (synth, wah, overdrive, chorus, flanger, etc.) I was thinking either a bass POD/PODxt or a Boss GT-6B. I would like a rackmount unit but I'd settle for the Boss if it was worth it. Could anyone give me some feedback or suggestions about this?

    I know this should be in Effects, but I figured since we're talking about the Bass PODs, I might as well post here :)