Is there any bass specific pedal to replace a Line6 Bass Pod XT Live?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Charlzm, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. Charlzm

    Charlzm Guest

    Mar 25, 2011
    The Line 6 Bass Pod XT Live is so versatile with such deep programming possibilities. I have had mine for a decade and am wondering if there is any bass multi-fx pedal that has come out since that can do:

    • 28 bass amp models
    • 22 cabinets
    • 4 mics
    • 50+ effects models
    • 64 channel memories
    • simultaneous model and DI outs
    • "expression" pedal (wah/volume)
    • built in tuner
    • tap tempo for fx
    • USB interface
    • headphone jack
    • aux input
    • MIDI
    I am dreading the day this thing stops working and am looking for something with this amount of versatility to replace it. Line 6 abandoned bass players many years ago and I haven't found anything this good since.

    Anybody got anything like this they use currently?
  2. TheDayMan


    Jun 7, 2015
    Zoom B3? I don’t use it anymore, but it seems to check all or most of those marks. Not as many amp models, but I thought the ones it had were really good.
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  3. Charlzm

    Charlzm Guest

    Mar 25, 2011
    The B3n looks promising.
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  4. Wouldn't the helix do all that?
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  5. Skybone


    Jun 20, 2016
    All the above would cover the bases that you use the PODxt for, however, I would throw the HD500x into the mix.

    I was in a similar situation a couple of years back when I was using an XT Live. I'd had an XT Bean for years (since they came out!), but after experimenting with a Zoom B3, I bought an XT Live because it offered more in the way of effects as well as amp & cab sims.

    While the XT Live was good, I wanted something a bit "better", better effects, better sound etc. Did a lot of searching around, but other than buying a Helix / Kemper / Axe-FX for way over my budget, there was only really the HD500x that met my requirements. Managed to pick one up second hand for a good price (the seller was upgrading to Helix).

    Being cautious, I kept the PODxt Live and did a direct comparison with the HD500x. The biggest "downside" to the HD500x is the perceived lack of bass amp & cab sims. A grand total of 2 on the standard setup (Bassman & B15N, though the HiWatt DR103 sounds great with the bass too), and another 2 with the HD Bass pack (SVT & GK800, a 4x10 & 8x10 sims). A bit of a disappointment after having so many available on the PODxt & Bass PODxt. HOWEVER, the amp & cab sims on the HD are seriously good in comparison to those on the PODxt (I quickly moved my PODxt Live on).

    Still using the HD500x today, and no plans on "moving up" to the Helix or any other "high end" modeler (can't justify the expense TBH), and definitely the best choice for moving on after a PODxt Live.
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