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  1. My take on this is that a modeler is not necessarily easier or simpler, especially in the beginning and/or if your completely new to this way of getting your guitar sounds, but it gives the player more options. In this regard Pod Go is brilliant. It's relatively simple to learn when compared to the big boys of modeling and at the same times provides many great sounds and features. If you go directly to the board anyways, then the whole amp feel thing is out of the question and IMHO you should try a modeling solution. However my best advice for you is that you should do your research on your own and compare Pod Go with HX Stomp and the upcoming HX Stomp XL, or even Helix LT if it fits your budget, and ask yourself which device best suits your needs. There are some limitations when it comes to the flow of the signal chain in the Pod which in your case may or may not be a deal breaker.
  2. I've used a friend's Katana 100 series one for a while before getting Pod Go, both for practice and in rehearsal. It's a very nice sounding amp (and beastly loud if you need that) but in my opinion with quality IRs you can make PG sound better. Also in rehearsal or gig scenario PG is much more user friendly when it comes to tweaking your sound on the spot, without hooking up a computer and running software editor. Katana's panel controls are somewhat limited. PG also offers many more ways of switching to different sounds or varieties of your basic sound. It also works better as a recording device, in my opinion. Expression pedal is also a nice option to have, not only for wah or pitch effects. However Katana is a self contained solution, with PG you also need and an FRFR or a power amp and cab, if you want to play with people. Being a bedroom warrior and not playing in a band anymore, I'm using PC speakers with PG and sometimes I just miss having an amp with its heft and true guitar speaker, if that makes sense. Are you more of an amp guy? Can you crank your noise making device up a little bit? Can you live with 3-4 basic sounds? If so, I would stick to the Katana. Do you want to mostly record, need many tone sculpting options and tweakability? Then go for the Pod. If you can afford that, try combining both :)
  3. Some free stuff I've bookmarked but haven't tried so far: https://seacowcabs.wordpress.com/2019/07/21/darkglass-dg410c/ http://www.grgr.de/IR/ (scroll down a bit to get to the bass section)
  4. If memory serves me well Digital Igloo confirmed on TGP that the update is coming "this winter".
  5. I play hardtail Ibanez RG. My current favorite tones: https://line6.com/customtone/tone/5107727/ - designed by Richie Castellano. Placater Dirty with one of the stock cabs. Sounds great on it's own, but I use it with Ownhammer's Recto cab from Core Tone Bundle (OH 412 RECT V70B 421-EDGE, no low or high cut) with no additional tweaks and to my ears it sounds great as a fat, slightly scooped rhythm sound. https://line6.com/customtone/tone/5107726/ - another high gain sound from Mr Castellano. This one is based on ENGL model and takes advantage of it's Mid Boost switching capability. I tweaked this one quite a bit, default settings are too wet and delay mix on expression pedal was annoying. He designed it with an IR. I use Ownhammer's OH 412 RECT V70B CUT-09. https://line6.com/customtone/tone/5278854/ - a recent discovery, great high gain Placater Dirty sound, but needs an IR (again I use OH 412 RECT V70B 421-EDGE, Low Cuw 80 Hz, High Cut 8.0 kHz). For my ears it's very balanced sounding and I think it's a great starting point for tweaking. However Mod/Chorus Echo delay sound needs to go :) The last three are my creations :) https://line6.com/customtone/tone/5306104/ - Placater Clean, my go to clean and cleanish sound with Kinky Boost in the signal chain as a gain and boost option. Still work in progress. I use it with Owhammer's OH CTB 412 MIX from Core Tone Bundle. https://line6.com/customtone/tone/5306112/ - big high gain Plexi sound with a stock cab. So far my best stock cab based sound. I tried it with different IR's but I somehow prefer the cab sound. https://line6.com/customtone/tone/5306115/ - one of the first sounds I've created on Pod Go. I use it with York Audio's 1 USD Mesa 212 IR (https://www.yorkaudio.co/product-page/mes-212-v30-limited). I find that Blue Comp Treb in front of the amp tightens the low end quite a bit. This one is much brighter and focused than other Placater Dirty sounds I linked above. It still needs some tweaking but it's pretty fun already in it's current state. Edit: the last linked preset (Fred 212) sounds great also with free 2x12 Framus IR's from this thread: https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/my-framus-2x12-vintage-30-g12h-75-creamback-g12h-150-redback-g12h-30-anniversay-irs.2220503/
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    Burning questions

    Thank you for your prompt response!
  7. That's correct, this is a time based effects bpm tool.
  8. bartol

    Burning questions

    Hello guys! I hope you're all doing well. It's my first post here, greetings from Poland. I'm a long time happy Pod Farm user and lately I decided to upgrade my bedroom rig considerably with Pod Go. It's a tweaker's dream and overall, after some adjustment period, I'm very happy with my choice. On a side note I think Pod Farm with expansion packs was really cool and with IR loading capabilities it could be still competitive in the software modelling market. I have four questions, maybe someone could help me. 1. Is there any scenario in which mode button lights up or is my unit faulty in this regard? This one button's light is always off and it's a bit disappointing. And yes, I know, this in nitpicking. 2. Is there a way to automatically switch from preset mode to stomp mode after selecting a preset, without using mode button? I would like the unit to switch to stomp mode immediately when I select a preset. I think it can be done with snapshots. Am I missing something here? 3. How do you guys set and balance volume between presets? Which is the preferred/better method, amp channel volume or overall preset output level? 4. Is there a way to display the current bpm when I'm setting it with the tap tempo footswitch? How to check it as fast as possible, without too much diving into menus?
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