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  1. Sorry to hear some of you are having disappointing results. I received my Pod Go on 1/2/21 and this is a brand new experience for me. One advantage I have is that I'm retired (I'm 67) so I'm able to devote a good amount of time daily into figuring this out. As others have said, it's not a plug in and play unit and I wasn't expecting it to be either. I'm running mine directly into an Alesis RA/100 Reference Amplifier and 2 Alesis Point Seven Monitors. I've had this setup for years but hey, it works and works fine! As said, been at it daily, getting things to my liking, checking it the next day, tweak here, change this, try that......it's been a fair amount of work. But I'm liking the results. So far I have 2 clean sounds I like using the US Double Vib and the Cali IV models. Semi dirty sound using an Essex 30 and a Matchless Jump. Also got a Brit Plexi Brt model and a Brit Plexi Jump model that I'm really liking. Again, this is brand new stuff for me so I can't compare it to this, that or the other thing. I admit it's been a lot of back and forth but for me its been worth the effort. But the real test will be when I use it at church for the first time and I'm already sure I'm going to have to fine tune things to some degree. But that's okay because this will lighten my load considerably. Got very tired of lugging my amp, 2x12 cab and pedal board around. I wish you all well with whatever you decide upon.
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    Factory Presets

    I'm very new to the Pod Go. I really like factory preset 27D "Breaker Of Hearts." Sure, I tweaked it a little but for me it was "this is how I want a Marshall to sound!" There's that underlying crunch and that crisp (not fizzy) top end. I copied it over into the user presets, tweaked it a little and I love it! Just before I got my Pod I learned "My Way, Soon" by Great Van Fleet and that sound works very well for that song in my humble opinion. I've found out there's a lot to learn even if you don't like some of the factory presets. I was going through some last night and it was like "why are they using two compressors on this one?" Turning them on and if and it was "okay, now I see what this does!" (Been taking notes lately!!)
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    No sound.

    Hey, guys like us are just hitting our stride!
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    No sound.

    We're in the same ballpark age-wise! Sounds like I'm in good company! Thanks for the EQ tips. Yeah, I've mentioned before that the big test will be the first time I use it at church. I know I can tweak and try to perfect at home to my hearts content, but church will be the real test. I'm going to talk to our soundman this Sunday. Can't be certain but I think he periodically goes in throughout the week to take care of things. If so I'm going to ask him if we can meet one night to plug the Pod Go in the PA for a quick test with what patches have so far. Right now I have 3 that I'm fairly happy with. A Fender clean, a Vox semi dirty and a Marshall semi dirty. (Still working on a Matchless semi-dirty. That's a tough one). I've added a boost to all 4 of these also. I figure these are good starts to build snapshots with. We'll see how the test goes if I can meet up with him.
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    No sound.

    Thanks for your understanding and for the additional info. I welcome all and any information that will help me. I've said it before, I'm 67 years old, retired and am eager to learn something new like this. Now that I can hear what I'm doing through my laptop I am loving the Pod Go edit. So much better getting a visual representation of the choices instead of guessing what they are. Lots to learn and lots of homework to do. Pretty much just sticking to the basics right now, using my ears the best I can in creating patches. But in listening to my efforts I can hear things that aren't quite right. This is where I need a much better understanding with things like compression and the parametric EQ. Particularly the Global EQ Window as shown on page 31 of the Edit Manual. (I think that's the page!). That looks like a very handy tool to understand. Thanks again for your help.
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    No sound.

    Man, do I feel like a dunce! Thanks Silverhead. Works fine. Glad I had the necessary adapter on hand to do this. Thanks again and stay tuned as I'm sure more dumb questions will follow!
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    No sound.

    Downloaded Pod Go Edit the other day onto my laptop. (Thanks again Voxman!). Loaded without a hitch. Haven't had a chance until tonight to try it out. Connected the Pod Go via the USB cable into my laptop, plugged in my guitar and turned the unit on. Once it fired up I clicked on the the edit program icon (edit program came up fine) and I get no sound. Didn't see anything offhand in the user or edit manuals regarding this. Help!
  8. Thank you, Voxman! Because of your help I was able to download Pod Go Edit Version 1.11 into my computer. Went through all the steps and there's an icon for it on my desktop. As you also suggested, I went into Manuals and now have the Pod Go Edit manual on my desktop. I have a few other things I must get going on right now. Hopefully after reading the manual I can try the Pod Go into my laptop later tonight. If not tonight then tomorrow. I truly appreciate your help!!!
  9. Okay, I'm confused. When I turn my Pod Go on it says I have Firmware 1.120. I downloaded the Line 6 Updater. Went to the next step to get the latest for the Editor. This comes up: Updating POD Go to 1.12 STEP 1—Installing POD Go Edit 1.11 If you already have POD Go Edit 1.11 installed, please skip to STEP 2 Log onto line6.com, download, and install POD Go Edit 1.11: macOS: https://line6.com/software/readeula.html?rid=9774 Windows 7/8/10: https://line6.com/software/readeula.html?rid=9775 STEP 2—Updating POD Go Connect POD Go to your Mac or PC via USB and turn it on. Launch POD Go Edit. Click the gear at the bottom of the window, then click "Check for Updates". Log into your Line 6 account. A dialog panel appears, reading "An update is available for your POD Go. Would you like to update now?" Click "Update now." POD Go Edit asks if you want to create a backup of your existing user presets. Click "OK" and then "Create Backup." Once the backup is completed, click "OK." Carefully read the End User License Agreement (haaa hahaha!) and click "OK." Click "Update." Once the update is complete, POD Go restarts automatically. Click "Back to POD Go Edit" Hmm. Seeing how it says "Updating Pod Go to 1.12" (when I already have it) is a bit confusing. So I thought I'd forge forward. I did step 1 (Connect Pod Go to your Mac or PC via USB and turn it on). No problem. For step 2 (Launch Pod Go Edit), I'm like "okay, where's that?" Thought maybe a window would pop up prompting me to do the next next but nothing. If there's something that I'm supposed to do I admit I don't have a clue what that is. I've admitted right from the start I'm not a computer person and here's your proof!
  10. Hi Voxman. I had a feeling the Global EQ would come into play once I take the unit to church for the first time. Fact is, I just spent a good portion of today creating 2 patches and found out how handy the Global EQ came in once I got the patches as good as I could. Haven't used the Editor at all. Everything I'm doing is right at the unit itself. As said before, I want to get a good understanding of it before I leap into the next step.
  11. So far so good! At church I was using a Boss GT-1 through my amp it served me well. Not going to knock it. But I can tell the Pod Go is going to be SO much better! As said, just taking it slow right now getting comfortable with the unit itself. I'm not creating patches or snapshots at the moment, just going through all the various amps, cabs, effect and so forth seeing how they sound, how they work and moving them around in the chain to get the best sounds. I know I'll be spending a good few days just doing all I mentioned and taking notes of what I like for the future. How about that! This old dog is learning some new tricks! Offhand my only concern is: once I get the sounds I like at home, how's it going to sound at church? I'll be using it directly into the PA. I guess I'll just cross that bridge when the time comes.
  12. Thanks for the tip, Silverhead. In time I will look into that!
  13. Finally pulled the trigger on a Pod Go. It was delivered yesterday but I wasn't able to check it out until later in the evening. Spent about 2 hours going through the preset banks checking out the sounds and getting a general, basic idea of how things work. This is new territory for me but I can already I can see the benefits of this little unit. I plan on using the Pod Go at church and once set up it will be lightening up the load ten fold. No more lugging my amp, cab and pedal board around! I'm going to take this slow and a step at a time. Found a very good video on You Tube that explains footswitch assignments, snapshot and patch creation using just the unit itself and not going through the editor. We all learn different and for me this will be a good way to get to know how the unit works. Once I learn that, then I'll start figuring out how the editor works. No sense overwhelming myself with too much from the start. Slow and steady wins the race! Happy new year to all!
  14. Thank you very much Andredainez for taking the time to answer my questions. I'm still going a bit back and forth about buying, but at my age I need all the portability I can find! So I'm probably going to get one. I'm going to wait until after Christmas before ordering. I'm knee deep in learning songs for Christmas Eve at church and want that behind me before I move on. I also retired this year, so it could be a lot of fun now that I have the time (and that it's winter) to get one, sit back while it's snowing with my coffee and guitar and start exploring! New tricks for an old dog!
  15. Hi Andredainez! Yep, brave new world isn't it? Basically I was just looking for answers to the 3 questions I asked in my thread. I'm asking all that I did because I am NOT a computer guy. So in reading of all the problems others were having and what they were doing to correct just lost me. It's a foreign language to me.
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