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  1. On 5/17/2022 at 9:05 PM, voxman55 said:

    Update: It appears from a recent post on one of the FB pages that this is a hardware issue.  "...I'm sorry friends, but the problem is confirmed hardware and here in Italy there are already those who have had the modification under warranty at the authorized Line6 service"


    I purchased my Pod Go from Yamaha Music London in June 2020 so it is still within its 2 yrs warranty.  I've today written to them and as Yamaha own Line 6 I have requested an explanation as to why Line 6 has not openly come out to its customers on this, and have requested that my Pod Go be 'repaired/upgraded' by Line 6. 


    I'll keep you all posted.  

    Can you say what facebook page this was posted, please? Thanks in advance.

  2. The pedal need to be cabled between the guitar and the POD Go.

    "I think the problem might be somehow software related". I guess no. And the evidence it's the wireless as a way to fix it. Why Line 6 doesn't develop that improvement in its flag ship? Because relay works like a buffer and Helix hasn't impedance issues. 



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  3. Dude, do an IR of the amp that do you want to use and use it. An amp it's an amp and a FRFR it's a FRFR, don't try to use an amp as a FRFR. With an IR of your amp you could use all pre amps models, but cabs sims: you only have to use the IR of the in use amp if you want to sound great. It took me 1 year learn this. YouTube it's plenty of videos of how to do an IR. Also you could just use your POD Go hooked to amp return or 4CM, always sounding great.

    Good luck.

  4. On 3/31/2021 at 4:47 AM, voxman55 said:

    Pleasure. See also my comment 're global EQ in above reply.  In your circumstances, if you found the right patch settings for your set up, if you went to a gig and plugged into a different cab, global EQ could help change your overall EQ quickly. 



    So, an IR it's just another kind of equalization. I got it. 

  5. 2 hours ago, voxman55 said:

    Do you mean the 20w Joyo Bantamp Meteor?  Personally, I don't put multi Fx pedals through amps because generally I don't like the tone, even through the FX loop return. Although you're using it as a pure power-amp, so you don't get all the preamp colouring, it still colours your tone.  Some amps are better than others obviously, and ditto cabs you go through. 


    So, here's a common fallacy - 'I've got a real cab so I need to turn the cab model off' - right? Well, no - it's all down to personal taste and there are no absolute rights & wrongs. .  When you are hearing your Pod Go through headphones, with a good set you should be getting close to a flat response so that when you have the cab models turned on, you are hearing much closer to how eg a mic'd Marshall Plexi through a 4x12 Greenback cab will sound.  Plus you can fine tune the cab to taste with mic type, distance, frequency adjustments, and even boosting the dB output.  But when you go through a real cab, it will sound very different because it's completely different to the cab model you've been using ie there is no Randall 4x12 cab in Pod Go! 


    But especially if you want to turn cab models off and hear your real cab tone at its best, the single most important tonal tool you have in  your Pod Go to get the best out of an external cab is...(drum roll...) an EQ.  It's already a fixed block in Pod Go, so use it to your advantage, to shape your tone. If it's too bassy, raise the higher and mid frequencies and lower the bottom end.  Learning to use EQ, choosing the best type for your needs, setting it, and experimenting with its position in the signal chain, output levels etc, is ABSOLUTELY KEY.  EQ type is less important eg  although a graphic v parametric EQ work a little differently they both do pretty much the same thing albeit in slightly different ways.  Really investing some time to learn about EQ  and tone shaping will be, I promise you, the number one best time investment you can make.  Whilst not exactly the same thing, a cab model or IR is essentially just a type of EQ.  


    So, my first recommendation - with cab models off, use an EQ to help shape your tone from your real cab.  Second recommendation -  try putting the cab models back on, raise the dB output to eg 2-3dB for a 'bigger' feel, add on say 15-25% early relic, start with a 57 dynamic mic and experiment with distance, and mic type.  And you'll get a way nearer tone to your headphones than turning your cab off.  And still use your EQ to shape your tone.  As I said, I don't generally put my MFX through an amp, but when I do, I tend to leave the cab model on.  


    This is why Pod Go is not plug and play. Pod Go is a tool - and a very sophisticated & powerful one.  But it is incredibly versatile - you just have to invest time to learn what it can really do.  Too many users expect instant gratification, dial in high gain amps and distortions and effects, and then wonder why it sounds dreadful and blame the MFX unit.   


    For gigging, I don't use an amp - I put my MFX straight through the FOH PA.  If I need a monitor, or for rehearsals or smaller gigs, I have a powered speaker cab - a Headrush FRFR108. FRFR = full range, flat response - so I'm hearing as close to how the amp/cab model are intended to sound with virtually no colouring from the Headrush amp or speaker.  There's no right or wrong here, it's whatever works for you.  







    My cons: I use AMP OUT to play Rocksmith and FX LOOP RETURN as AUX to enter PC sound, all mentioned connections of PG. So I have to put Cab simulation at the beginig of the chain. Also plays on a Marshall AVT100X, connecting MAIN OUT L to amp Return. My axe: a cheaper Gibson Les Paul w/minihumbuckers. My Global eq in the attached image.

    My questions: where do you recommend me put the eq? I use on PG -> Cab (off), Dynamics and Distortions before amp, then FX LOOP (off), then Time fx, Mods, fx, Reverb... What eq? What values?




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  6. On 11/27/2020 at 12:40 PM, dacop13 said:

    I have the Marshall DSL 20w head into a 1x12 Mesa real cabinet with a V30 speaker. I have experimented quite a bit with this and in my opinion there is no question that the best results will come from the DSL effects return, not from the front of the amp. Only use the 4CM if you plan on using the DSL channels, but I personally do not.


    - L/Mono Out into the Marshall DSL effects return delivers true tube power amp characteristics. You will be able to use he DSL's Presence and Resonance controls for more tone shaping.
    - Do not use any cabinets or IRs on the Pod Go, shut them all off.
    - This is huge...get to know and use the Preamps, not the full Amps. Preamps will deliver a beefier more tube like tone. Remember you are using the Marshall's Power Amp, so you do not want to use the Pod's full Amp block and add in the Pod's simulated power amp on top of the Marshall's. Its overkill and doesn't deliver a true tube amp tone.
    - It is a must to use the EQ block after the Preamp (set by Pod default) to shape your tone as needed. I like the Cali 5 band EQ the best for this.
    - If you want to push the preamp harder (boost or gain), use another EQ before the amp and up the level only. I prefer this method over any Overdrive which will color the tone, unless that is what you are trying to do.


    Also...I sometimes use an Orange Pedal Baby power amp and get similar results as the Marshall amp delivers, the Marshall is slightly better though because of its true tube power section. (Using the same notes above on the Orange power amp, preamps only). 

    Same issue, but Marshall AVT100X. I've tried to change Amps to Preamps and Pre has no volume enough. Ideas? Please?

  7. Bye, fellows. Line 6 don't update the firmware anymore, deciduous SD, without FX loop, no chances to detune guitar, so I sold it. I'm migrating to POD Go connected by 4CM to a Marshall AVT100X. Also, nobody else talk anymore in this group, so I leave it.

    It was a loyal partner, I will remember it fondly, but I will not miss it.


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