So I just took a flyer on a used POD X3 bean which I can return painlessly if I decide I don't want to keep it, but I do need to decide fairly quickliy after it gets here. I had an X3L from the time they came out until just before the POD HD series came out, and I remember a few things about it that I really miss that sadly haven't ever been replaced by the POD HD500/Bean:
- The sine chorus. Possibly my favorite chorus effect ever.
- All the bass amps/cabs. I'm really not crazy about either the bassman or flip-top models in the HD500.
- Dual rigs without any concern whatsoever for DSP overload. I have found it very hard to get a great dual rig sound in the HD500 without hitting the wall. It was great to be able to do all the fantastic dual rig stuff in the X3 without concern for DSP limitations.
I can get great sounds out of the HD, but I remember back in the day I felt like I could dial in absolutely anything on the X3. My biggest complaint was that it did not respond well to vol/tone rollbacks from the guitar.
So my question is, what are the things that YOU miss about the X3, or if there is anyone who keeps both an X3 and HD, why do you keep both around?