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  1. Yeah, you may be right. I'll run the test when I find some time. As you mentioned, I was trying to tell myself that they sound the same, when also convincing myself that I was wrong. Either way, it was in my head and the only way to really know is to test. If I find anything exciting (or hell, if I disprove what I assumed I was hearing), I'll reply with results.
  2. I'm confused about how you phrased that. Cab at the end would cause all the blocks to be mono. But then you say the POD GO blocks are stereo. It can't be both, right? (I am not mocking you, or anything. I just cannot get my head around what you're saying) If they're all stereo....they're not, because they're mono before the cab, no?
  3. I agree with your line of thinking. Less DSP use will help, but it won't perform miracles. If nothing else, they added a more effects (like one that is supposed to be similar to the Plumes, so maybe the POD GO will get that/those? I guess we'll see.
  4. ...the supplied power supply has more lows. Or, appears to have them. What I mean is that when I use the CS6 from 1spot, everything seems crisp. At first I almost assumed it was that sound that the POD GO makes if you try to play a head without a cab (unsure if you've done that yet, even by accident. Doesn't sound great) Anyway, I don't know if the provided power supply causes the sound to be....limited? muffled? (I cannot think of a good way to describe it), or if the supply that comes with the POD GO is how it SHOULD sound (as one would assume) and the power supply from 1spot is getting rid of a little of the low end? Is this a known "issue"? Has anyone noticed this? Or, can someone or has someone already tested this? I haven't looked on a frequency analyzer, but to my ears, it's obvious.
  5. I have the Sony MDR V6, which I had to look up and are apparently 63 Ohms. If those are good specs, then clearly I am missing something. (possibly self-inflicted) If those aren't (unsure if youre familiar with the MDR V6's), then I may need to go shopping.
  6. Ah, yes. Guess so. Well, this makes me feel better! Unless we're both missing something glaringly obvious. Side note, I don't want to muddy the waters and say that it might be the firmware but I don't remember this happening before....recently. But who knows. Anyway, thanks for commenting! And making me feel like I am not (potentially) losing my mind!
  7. Has anyone else experienced this, or am I just overlooking something? I built a preset last week, over a few days, using a twin reverb and even with the main volume on the POD GO more than half way, and the master volume on the amp dimed almost all the way, it's not inaudible, but also not uncomfortable either (which, again, is odd for the master volume on the amp all the way up, and the master volume on the POD GO around 2 o'clock on the dial. As I type this, I realized that maybe while I was playing around I adjusted the export/output volume on the preset and forgot about it? But before I go check, and because I typed out this much, has anyone else experienced this? My headphones are fine. They work as expected everywhere else. On one hand, if that's on purpose, I am glad they care about our ears. On the other hand, I'm concerned this will carry over to a live situation, and my band members asking me to turn up more. If no one else experiences this, I'll just keep digging through the menu to see where I screwed up haha
  8. Makes perfect sense. Thank you, Jay. I was so focused on live performance that stereo recording never crossed my mind. Thanks again!
  9. I definitely don't want to start a rumor, but I have noticed in the past that some effects "trickle down" from the Helix series to the POD GO. I know that none of us may know definitively, but has that been your observation too? Also, can I say how awesome this is? That they continue to update the devices we have? Things like that just make me glad with the choice I made to purchase the POD GO and happy to support the company.
  10. To clarify my question, I am not asking because I want to put something there. I am asking why you can even PUT something after the cab. Conventional knowledge leads you to think distortions, octave pedals, etc. come before the amp/head. then you can put maybe a delay and reverb in between the amp and the cab, and then of course the "last" block being the cab. I did read in the manual that if you have a stereo effect, it should come after because if it's put before a mono block, such as a cab/IR, it will "turn into" mono. So, that is what my question is about, really. If I want to act as if I have an FX loop, (without real pedals, using the one on the POD GO), I can put them between the amp and cab (right?) but if they're stereo...put them after? One minor thing I noticed (which I admittedly may have to verify again) - I put a booster (in the POD GO, not an actual one) after the cab block and it boosted everything more than being in the "fx loop" (between head and cab). Does that make sense? (I guess it doesn't matter, really. If the desired effect is desired, it doesn't matter how you get there, I suppose)
  11. Apologies if I've caused any confusion. Voxman has the right idea. I was aware the synth effects were monophonic, which is why I bought myself a separate polyphonic octave pedals for chords. So my logic there was that if THOSE are monophonic, then basically every other synth and pitch effect is too. And I did so some more testing and for the most part, the simple pitch does really well. Especially on octaves and 5ths, and things like that. Where I catch a little of an issue is when I play some more jazzy chords. but for the most part, for things like Guns N Roses songs, as mentioned, I suspect it will be just fine!
  12. Ah....it's not in all the manuals. I just did a search for it, copy/pasting what you entered above, and it's in the wireless manual but not the POD GO 1.40 manual. Interesting. Regardless, thanks!
  13. Please see attached screenshot. There are three rats. Yes, one is the mod. And yes, I know in the manual they reference that they updated the Rat, but didn't remove the old one because people still had it in their old presets. Ok, fine. But why the third one, and why is it in a different color? And to be clear, it's not just the Rat. Two Chandler tub drivers, two metal zones, two tube screamers. Am I missing something? (is there text that I am just reading over that explains this?) - unsure if anyone here knows, but if not, Id be curious to know from Line6 themselves.
  14. I know this comment is over 2 years old, but if anyone else sees this (or if this user is still active), I have a question. 4 channels of USB? I know about the USB port, but what are you referring to here? And would this matter if playing live, and not using the usb?
  15. I know that I am capable of mostly answering this myself, but I know a lot of the synth effects are monophonic. (but I guess, to be fair 1. different set of effects 2. They're replicating "older" effects faithfully. However, playing a half step down with that effect, it tracks pretty well actually, and I don't hear many hiccups, and that's only if I am purposely listening for it. Has that been your experiences too?
  16. Take the SD card out of your computer. (the one that is probably there. If not, ignore.) Yes, I am serious. Yes this happened to me and that is what it was.
  17. Well, if he was to set it at -10 or -12, that would solve the issue with the sound guy saying that it already clips his mixer, but ironically I came here to ask a similar question. I just tried to use a tube screamer, in the POD GO, to get a boost, and it did....a little. Obviously adjusting the main output won't change anything because its, well, the main output. I guess I could lower the output of the other pedals so there is more of a contrast, but then I run into the issue of the primary sound being too quiet. Would it just make sense to put an external boost/overdrive pedal before the POD GO just to take the POD GO out of the equation for that? (in your opinion)
  18. I feel like I may post a lot of questions here, and for that I apologize if you're sick of seeing my username pop up haha Let's say I have a BOSS pedal and another pedal I want before the pod go. Does the BOSS pedal need to be the one literally connected to the POD GO (I suspect not) or can it just be anywhere in the chain before it plugs into the instrument port? (to make this easier, the two pedals I want to use should be used at the beginning of the pedal chain anyway, but I was just curious if the BOSS pedal needed to be the pedal right before the POD GO for it to function like a buffer.
  19. Thank you. That's the conclusion I am coming to. Appreciate your reply. Honest, and to the point. I did see another video of the line 6 FM4, and the synth string sounds pretty much the same, so this seems to be something that is better handled for those polyphonic pedals you mentioned, like those from ElectroHarmonix.
  20. A couple questions, I suppose. I see users on YouTube playing with different synth effects and they can play full chords. Is this not possible with the POD GO? or do I have a setting screwy somewhere? When I do, it gets all "confused" and makes these odd robotic sounds. No matter where they are in the chain. (I keep it near the beginning as I understand that is where they "should" go. Also, I am just listening through headphones at the moment, if that matters. Now, I am aware that it may have something to do with my attack, or maybe it's just the nature of the digital effect as opposed to a dedicated pedal. But I feel as if I am doing something wrong. A little embarrassed as I have been playing for 28 years, and have come across many pedals in my time. But the string theory and Synth String as useless to me in the way that I have them set up at the moment.
  21. So can we just assume that firmware apparently fixed the impedance issue? It would make sense, as they wouldn't necessarily "put it in writing" but still solve the issue. Especially if you haven't noticed a change. I've already updated the firmware, so I can't do any testing. I've also just recently bought a BOSS pedal but it's not included in the POD GO, so it's not as if it's useless. Then again, as I type this, I guess I COULD test it and see if there's a different between the BOSS pedal buffer, or not. If there is, firmware did nothing for that, apparently haha
  22. So just to reiterate, without starting a new topic, if I wanted to get a BOSS pedal anyway- using it between the guitar and the unit should solve the issue, correct? Also I think I remember reading somewhere on this post that someone had issues with anything longer than 10' (which again, is somewhat of a moot point because my plan is to use 10' anyway. I know some people mentioned sending it in, but I wanted to pick up a BOSS pedal regardless, but I wanted to make sure I didn't miss an update. I don't have the wireless version of the POD GO. Also, one follow up question. The BOSS Pedal I am thinking of is the CP-1x. I heard that this one is digital as opposed to some/most of the others. Will that no longer work as a buffer? Or does that have no impact?
  23. Sorry for the confusion! I was referring to a setup like I saw in this video. Where it bypasses the preamp section, but uses the power amp section (I hope I typed that out correctly). Which I guess leads up to my next question: I am aware that his technique will not allow for any ability to use the front of the amp, which would be ok with me, but how does this affect the effects? As you mentioned, some should come before, and after the pre amp. Do I just have to make sure the "correct" effects are before/after "send/return Fx loop" entry in the effects chain? (screenshot of a different video for reference below, and link to the video I mentioned)
  24. I believe I already know the answer, but.... ...I've seen videos on YouTube that have been very helpful. But they usually show a head and cab. I have a Fender Champion 100. It does have a "pre out" option. Should I stop overthinking this and realize it functions the same? And, as if I have seen in one video....just disable the cab IR, because I am playing through an actual....er, cab? Basically what I am asking is if a combo amp should be treated any different than a head/cab setup, in regards to the pod go.
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