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POD Go Wireless FAQ


Line6Tony

Click here to see the original POD Go FAQ. This FAQ will only focus on the wireless aspects of POD Go Wireless.

 

Q: POD Go? POD Go Wireless? What’s the difference?
A: POD Go Wireless has a built-in Relay® wireless receiver, ships with a Line 6 Relay G10TII wireless transmitter, charges the transmitter from its GUITAR IN jack, and includes a convenient storage well in the back panel for transport.* Other than that, they’re pretty much identical. So when you see “POD Go” in our materials, assume we also mean POD Go Wireless. In the manual, any POD Go Wireless-specific content will appear in blue text with a wireless icon.

 

*NOTE: POD Go Wireless also supports the earlier Line 6 Relay G10T transmitter. A G10T transmitter should be updated to the latest firmware.

 

Q: Where are the antennas?

A: The diversity antennas positioned internally above the toe portion of the pedal receive the RF signal from the G10T transmitter. Avoid covering the antenna with cables, stickers, or other pedals.

 

Q: Where should I store the transmitter when not in use?

A: When not using or charging the included G10TII wireless transmitter, insert it into the storage well on the back of the unit below the toe portion of the pedal.

 

Q: How do I charge the transmitter?
A: Connect the included G10TII wireless transmitter to the GUITAR IN jack to charge its battery.
 

IMPORTANT! If you turn off POD Go Wireless while a G10T or G10TII is in the Guitar/Charge port, it will remain in sleep mode and slowly lose charge over a week or so. Not a problem if you play POD Go every day, but a huge bummer when you come back from vacation. While in the storage well, the G10T/G10TII may retain its charge for a month or more, so it’s ready to go when you are.

 

Q: How do I set up the wireless connection?

A: POD Go Wireless has a built-in Relay® wireless receiver and includes a Relay G10TII wireless transmitter, so you can play untethered.

 

1. Anytime you bring POD Go Wireless into a new room or building, always connect the G10T transmitter to POD Go’s GUITAR IN jack. POD Go Wireless scans the environment to choose the optimal wireless channel and frequency.

 

2. Wait 10 to 15 seconds.

3. Remove the transmitter from POD Go Wireless and connect it to your guitar’s output. The G10TII’s battery lasts for 7 hours of playing time or about a month when inserted into the rear panel storage well.

 

4. Select the Input block on your POD Go Wireless device, press the lower knob, and choose either the “Guitar+Wireless” or “Wireless” as your input source.


TIPS

  • For best wireless performance, try to maintain line-of-sight between the G10T wireless transmitter and the antenna above the expression pedal. POD Go wireless has a line-of-sight range of up to 100 feet (30 meters).
  • Facing away from POD Go Wireless can sometimes affect wireless performance, as your body can interfere with wireless signals. Also avoid covering the antenna with cables, other pedals, or small woodland creatures.
  • Maintain a safe distance (at least 10 feet/3 meters, but preferably more) from 2.4GHz WiFi routers. If a WiFi router must be in your performance environment, switch it to operate at 5GHz, if possible.

 

Q: How do I read the Transmitter Battery and Signal Indicators?
A: At the top left of the LCD screen, POD Go Wireless always displays two icons: the Battery Life indicator and either the RF Quality indicator, or the Charging or Syncing icon, as pictured and described below.

 

The first time POD Go Wireless is powered on, the battery outline is empty and the RF bars display as dimmed, indicating no transmitter can be found (see No Tx Found below).


1. Connect G10T to POD Go Wireless’ GUITAR IN jack.


While the transmitter is syncing, a sync icon (circular arrows) is displayed. Once syncing is complete, while the transmitter is connected to the GUITAR IN jack, a blue charging icon (lightning bolt) is displayed. When fully charged, the battery icon is displayed with all three battery bars bright green.

 

NOTE: Any time you move POD Go Wireless into a new environment, connect the G10T to its GUITAR IN jack to perform a sync. Sync scans the frequency spectrum and automatically chooses the optimal wireless channel. You may also manually select the wireless channel from the Global Settings > Wireless menu.


2. Once sufficiently charged, remove the transmitter from the GUITAR IN jack and connect to your guitar’s output.


POD Go Wireless continues to show the transmitter battery life indicator as well as a 3-bar RF signal strength indicator to its right. When no active transmitter is detected, an “empty” battery and dim RF bars are shown (see No Tx Found below). The remaining battery time and RF signal strength values are indicated as described below:

 

Battery Life Indicator

> 4.5 hours - Full green battery

3 hours-4.5 hours - 2/3 full green battery
1.5 hours-3 hours - 1/3 full green battery

30 mins-1.5 hours - 1/3 full red battery

< 30 mins. - 1/3 full flashing red battery

No Tx Found - Empty battery

 

RF Indicator

RF High - Three bars

RF Medium - Two bars

RF Low - One bar

No Tx Found - Zero bars

IMPORTANT! The G10T transmitter’s LED lights green when powered on and the battery has more than 30 minutes left. If the battery has less than 30 minutes left, the LED flashes red. To extend battery life, sleep mode is activated after a period of 4 minutes where no audio input is detected. The transmitter “wakes up” when the instrument is played.

 

Q: How do I use multiple POD Go Wireless systems?
A: Up to four POD Go Wireless and/or standalone Line 6 Relay wireless systems can be used on the same stage. However, care should be taken to ensure all systems are set up properly:

 

1. For the first system, connect the G10T transmitter to the POD Go Wireless GUITAR IN jack and wait 10 to 15 seconds.
Make sure the transmitter’s LED lights green.

 

2. Connect the transmitter to your guitar’s output.

 

3. Before the first transmitter goes to sleep (after 4 minutes of no audio input), repeat the above steps 1 and 2 for any additional POD Go Wireless systems.

 

Each system’s scanning procedure works around other active wireless channels to help ensure high quality performance for all systems.

 

Q: How do I set up the Input and Output blocks?
A: The Input and Output blocks appear at the far left and right of your signal flow. The Input and Output block settings are saved per preset. From Edit view, turn the Upper Knob to select the Input block and then turn the Lower Knob to change the input.

 

Guitar+Wireless: POD Go Wireless users should choose Guitar+Wireless so both the GUITAR IN and G10T wireless transmitter are active
Guitar: Choose this option to receive input only from the 1/4" GUITAR IN

Wireless: (POD Go Wireless) Choose this Wireless option to receive input only from the G10T wireless transmitter
USB 3/4: USB inputs 3/4 can be used for re-amping, or processing tracks from your Mac or Windows DAW software. 

 

NOTE: POD Go also receives input from USB 1/2, but it’s dedicated for monitoring audio from your computer (or iPad) and bypasses all processing blocks. As such, USB 1/2 is not available as an input block source.

 

TIP: POD Go Wireless users can choose Guitar for some presets and Wireless for others, effectively turning the Input block into an input switcher.

 

Q: How do I set the Wireless Global Settings?

A: Knob 1 controls the "RF Channel" parameter. This sets the radio frequency channel for the POD Go Wireless RELAY system. Normally, this should be set to “Auto,” where POD Go Wireless automatically picks the RF channel for the most reliable performance.

 

Knob 2 controls the "Cable Tone" parameter. Players who traditionally use long guitar cables may find the POD Go Wireless RELAY system to sound too pristine. Cable Tone lets you replicate the unique treble roll-off that guitar cables naturally create. Choose “Off” for the widest possible frequency response, 10 feet (3 meters), or 30 feet (9 meters).

 

Knob 3 controls the "Wireless Gain" parameter. This sets the overall gain of the wireless guitar signal. Normally, this should be left at 0.0dB, but if your wireless signal appears notably louder or softer than your other guitars, adjust to taste.

 

Q: Will POD Go Wireless work with other Relay transmitters?

A: It was not designed to, and we do not condone doing so. Even if it does work, it may perform unreliably.

 

Q: I have presets from the original POD Go. Will I have any issues with using them with POD Go Wireless?

A: The files are compatible. One thing to note is that POD Go Wireless converts "Guitar" input blocks from presets saved on the original POD Go to "Guitar+Wireless" Input blocks automatically when they are imported to the wireless SKU. So that shouldn't be an issue.

Edited by Line6Tony

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