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Considering PoDlive & Variax - What amp/cab?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by SnoMan, Apr 7, 2006.

  1. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV
    Alright, I've been looking over the Line 6 gear and am considering the idea of switching to a PoDxt Live and Variax bass setup.

    I'd like to hear your opinions on what poweramp/cab would do the best job of reproducing all the modeling.

    I'm not really looking for opinions on the line 6 gear itself, I found plenty of that via search.

    I'm sure a Berg IP cab would be great, but that's out of my range.

    I'd love to keep the poweramp/cab setup under $1000, but I'm fine with hearing your recommendations of setups costing a little higher as well.

    Right now I have my eye on some Carvin Powered PA cabs which I would believe to be good for reproducing the modelings.

    But what do you think?
  2. i would say get a poweramp and get some PA cabs...with all the modelling done, why color that with a bass cab or amp?
    I have a cousin who does the variax guitar and POD, and he goes right into the band's PA, and it sounds very good...you could try that too :)
  3. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV
    Yeah, I'd definately be leaning for as little coloration as possible.

    I don't really want to go direct. There's bound to be situations where I would need my own setup due to inadequate or lack of PA. I'd also have to worry about adequate monitoring. Going direct would probably somethign I could consider when going to venues I knew and trusted.

    Carvin has a powered wedge that looks like it would be nice for rehearsals and gigs where I want to travel light. It's has an excellent price, I'd just have to see how the sound quality is during the carvin trial period. If I went the Line 6 route, I could afford this shortly after purchasing the other gear.

    I could see myself going with a larger rig once I could afford it.


    The 1588A looks very appealing for use in a big rig.
  4. seamonkey


    Aug 6, 2004
    Yep - the 1588p look darn near perfect for modeling.
    I might tend to go with a couple of 1584p to make things more portable.

    I hoping Carvin also designs some Neo PA cabinets soon. I bet they have something up their sleeves.

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