The past week I had vacation, and used a good chunk of that time to figure it out and dial in a couple of tones that I like. (With a few effects programmed in for specific songs.)
Tonight I played my first gig with it.
It worked great. My band mates were complimentary, and there were no moments of weird noises from stepping on a wrong switch or anything.
I’m looking forward to tomorrow night’s gig to build my comfort level up.
I did run a microthumpinator into it. I’ve come to rely on that pedal a lot.
Here’s a cell phone picture I snapped of my rig tonight with the Pod X3 Live. I’m running it into the effect return of my Peavey MiniMax, and using the DI from the MiniMax to the board.
I was a bit disappointed with the tuner. My band tunes down half a step, and the tuner in the X3 Live couldn’t read the A#\Bb, so I ended up muting the MiniMax and switching the cable from the effects return to the front input so I could use it’s tuner, and then switch it back again.
So, I guess I figured it out.