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#1 joemish

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 09:07 AM

I have a PODxt live foot pedal, and I have tried using the Line 6 Comp to try and get a volume boost for my leads, but it just isn't loud enough. It works really well when I run the LIne 6 through my amp's effect loops, but then all my modulation don't sound very good, so I have to run it through the front of my head. I was wondering if the Boost+ EQ would help if I crank the gain on it without adding more distortion to my sound. Or if I should use either the Blue Comp or the Red Comp for a boost. I really don't want to add a volume boost pedal if there is a solution on my line 6. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated, thanks.


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 03:25 PM

I know I asked this before,but, now that I got my volume boost where I want it, the CLIP icon keeps popping up, that is not going to damage my POD, head or speakers is it?
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Posted 23 March 2014 - 07:17 PM

So what did you figure out on this?  I recently got a POD HD500X and am wondering the exact same thing.  All I want is an easily switchable way to boost myself strictly for lead parts but I notice the "boost comp" just increases distortion. I tried just running a second "tube comp" but that doesn't seem to be ideal either.  What are your thoughts?  Thanks.


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#4 BillBee

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 03:51 AM

Doesn't the XTL have a PAD button/switch option to tame hot/active pickups?

 

Just a thought.

 

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 08:42 AM

I have always bypassed the amp modeling and relied on whatever head I was using for my gain, so the AMP modeling when bypassed allows you to use the Line 6 Compressor, and if you set the Threshold at 0, you can crank the gain on it to give you a cleaner volume boost. I had done that before, and I had two channels set up, one for rhythm and one for lead, but it never worked until I ran it through the effects loop. Once I did that, the Comp started working a little too well, I had to turn it down, and the Amp Bypass Channel Volume is more noticeable as well. So, basically, once I ran it through the effects loop on my head it started working


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