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POD XT Live Cable Question with Marshall MG100DFX
by Carlosde on 2009-05-07 10:34:29

I just bought a POD XT Live on eBay and I was wondering what cables will I need (besides the power and usb?)

I have a Fender Strat and a Marshall MG100DFX with an FX Return and an FX Send.

1, Cable from Strat to POD XT Live input

2. Cable from Marshall FX Return to POD XT Live Output Left/Mono

Is this all I need?

Thanks and sorry for being such a n00b.

Mike



Re: POD XT Live Cable Question with Marshall MG100DFX
by Nob22 on 2009-05-07 13:13:05

Hey Mike,

I'm running a Pod XTL through a Marshall MG250DFX and how I run my setup is as follows.

Cable from FX send into input on Pod XTL.

Cable from output Left on Pod(mono) into FX return on amp. (my amp is stereo so I have a L & R return)

Guitar plugged into front of amp.

Hope this helps.

Nob.



Re: POD XT Live Cable Question with Marshall MG100DFX
by Carlosde on 2009-05-07 13:23:13

Hey Nb,

Thanks for that quick response! That was one combination I was thinking about but the Line 6 docs don't even mention that.

Good thing I ordered 2 Pro Co cables from Sweetwater.

Man, I am ready and the thing isn't even here yet. Downloaded all the amp/fx patches I need and the Monkey app is ready too.

Any other gotcha's I need to worry about with this setup? How about some sample Marshall settings that you use?

Thanks again.

Mike



Re: POD XT Live Cable Question with Marshall MG100DFX
by Nob22 on 2009-05-07 14:37:13

Hey Mike,

Just to be clear, you'll need 3 cables to run that particular setup.

As far as Marshall settings go when you run your Pod through the FX loop the amp will become a  pure power amp only and the Pod will handle all the Tone/FX which IMO will sound a lot better than the amp itself.

You will however have set the amp pretty neutral as far as settings go and keep you FFD switch in the on position, way better tone and you'll have to tweak the Gain, master volume and FX loop control. What I found is that too much gain really will give you a boomy sound on these amps, I keep mine around 2-3 and control the rest of the volume with the master volume.

I'm not sure if you're waiting for the Pod or the amp but as far as the Pod goes you'll have a to put in a lot of time getting the right sound for you on the Pod with you're amp, any amp for that matter.

Have fun with it and in time you'll get a smokin unique sound and tone.

Nob.



Re: POD XT Live Cable Question with Marshall MG100DFX
by Carlosde on 2009-05-07 15:03:15

Hey Nob,

Yea, I already had the Marshall and a 10' cable so I kinda figured that 3 would do it. The fx on the Marshall are OK not great so I am hoping that after I do the requite tweaking that the PXL will be awesome. I've heard a couple of horror stories of folks that I think just weren't patient enough to get the right settings.

I thought the PXL would be delievered today but I guess tomrorow.

I had heard that I might have t get a new PXL serial (from the Line 6 folks) in case it was already registered. Do you know if that would be the case?

Any good patches that you like for fx or amps?

Thanks again man,

Mike



Re: POD XT Live Cable Question with Marshall MG100DFX
by Nob22 on 2009-05-07 17:15:34

Hey,

If you bought the Pod XTL used you can post here if you can't register it, they're pretty good about it.

As far as patches/FX, I have tweaked every patch I have used, the ones that are already in the pod and the ones that I have downloaded from Customtone.com to suit my needs, everyones ear is a little different, that's what's so great about the Pod you can change everything to sound just the way you like it.

And of course you can also start from scratch and create your own, I play in a band and the patches I use the most playing live are the ones I created myself........



Re: POD XT Live Cable Question with Marshall MG100DFX
by Carlosde on 2009-06-11 13:29:25

I am loving the POD xt live but there is one thing I can't seem to get to work. I can plug into the FX Send and FX Return jacks on my Marshall but I cannot get the output from the POD.

Here is my setup:

- Cable from FX send into input on Pod XTL.

- Cable from output Left on Pod(mono) into FX return on amp.

- Guitar plugged into front of amp

FFD switch in the on position,

When I play I get output on the amp but the Pod XTL has no effect.

So until I figure out what I am doing wrong, I am plugging into the input (from my strat) on the Pod XTL with the output on the Pod XTL (left) going to the amp.

This works but I know it could sound better.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance,

Nb



Re: POD XT Live Cable Question with Marshall MG100DFX
by dannyshreds87 on 2010-10-18 17:18:36

i have an MG100hdfx and POD XT LIVE

i  did exactly as you did and i cant get my distortion out of the pod into my speakers

i connected the

FX send into the Input of POD

FX Recieve into the Output of POD

and Guitar in front of head...

all i get is a clean sound.. i cant get my distortion... any tips?



Re: POD XT Live Cable Question with Marshall MG100DFX
by dannyshreds87 on 2010-10-18 17:20:36

did u get it to work? im in the exact same situation!!!

i havea pod xt live and a marshall mg100hdfx

how did u connect everything? here is my setup

FX Send to INPUT of POD

FX Recieve to OUTPUT of POD

GUITAR into front of Marshall Head

what did i do wrong? when i have everything plugged this way, i only get a clean sound... none of my PODs effects are coming out of the speaker



Re: POD XT Live Cable Question with Marshall MG100DFX
by LoonyBin-Fizzbin on 2010-10-19 03:45:58

Two Possibilities come to mind:

  1. You have not selected the Marshall's Amp Channel that has the loop connected to it?
  2. Or the Marshall has a Parralell Loop? If it does? Look for a "Mix" knob.


Re: POD XT Live Cable Question with Marshall MG100DFX
by dannyshreds87 on 2010-10-23 13:34:19

Okay, I figured it out... i have my

Guitar ---> POD INPUT

POD OUTPUT -----> Marshall's FX RETURN

Marshall's Effect Loop sound turned all the way up

now, what settings should i have on my POD to get the best tone out of it?

what output settings should i have?

combo power amp? stack power amp?   combo Front? stack front?

output LINE/AMP?

input NORMAL/PAD?



Re: POD XT Live Cable Question with Marshall MG100DFX
by jvrock84 on 2013-04-11 20:56:36

Hi dannyshreds87,

How did you finally set your tone?  I have the same question, the same AMP, the same POD. I know I'm 3 years later. Please help!



Re: POD XT Live Cable Question with Marshall MG100DFX
by Rokaround on 2013-04-19 05:57:43

It woul;d bve better to  hook the send of your effects loop into the front of the Podxt

Then hook the output  unbalanced output to the return on Your Amp

This will give you Pod Tone 

To mix the 2 you will have to adjust the Mix on the Pod and set it to parrallel

then you can get the marshall's tone and your Pod

although I was not happy with that result

of course I have  rack systems

and I was gfoing into a power  amp

the Marshall head added Distortion to the digital sound of the pod

I could not turn it up because the MNarshall head ws a 50watt

Now I use a Mesa 90 watt it is si loud I cannot turn it all the way up

and clean

I now use a Engl Preamp for Tube sound and a Pod for The digital sound at the same time

this gives Me the sound I want

Hot Tubes and Clear crisp effects

No other setup so far has been able to reproduce that

I play Proffesionally in bars and Festivals

bnest scenario is fot the pod to have a non Tube amp to amplify it so its sound is not colored by tubes

The tubes sound must also be seperated to keep it from going  to the dog tone

so I run 2 Amps at the same time

Good Luck,,,,  it took me Many Months and a Lot of money to find this setup I could afford

No One gives really good advice about these things

And I mean that No OIne has ever given Me Good advice

about what I was trying to do

Rock On and I hope you find Your Sound Man!




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