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I was bummed the FX100 doesn't even mention the amp models in the manual... and then I realized that I'd seen all these amp models before.  So - grab the POD X3 manual for a nice translation of all the amp models, cabs, and effects used in the FX100 (there are some slight differences but not many!).  This is helpful for amp models like "Criminal".  I never heard of a Criminal amp - but 5150 is a household name.  It would have been cool if Line6 had, at least, taken that manual and rehashed the amp models for us... Or better yet - as the FX100 is so web oriented, why not make a bithchin' web page with pictures of all the amps and descriptions of what each model is based on.  This would attract new buyers too.  Seems too frickin easy (I wonder if there are copyright issues going on with this type of stuff which prevents L6 from delivering). The original POD 2.0 manual was the best with a little history about each amp - where they actually described how all the knobs worked and how each was used in terms of a given amp model (i.e.  the real amp had no middle so we made it into an EQ, to get the original tone, leave the middle at 12)  Those little notes were so helpful when dialing in tones - and they really got you excited about using the models; they just seem more authentic when you have a better understanding of what each knob is really doing.

 

So now, this brings up my real question:  Is the FX100 anything more than a POD X3 with bluetooth and IOS integration?  Have there been any improvements to the overall sound quality of the amp models, effects, and cabs?  Are there any hardware improvements in the FX100 that offer better sound over a POD X3?  What do these exact same amp models sound like side by side on the FX100 vs the POD X3?  Does the FX100 sound as good (or bad if that is your opinion) as the X3?  I really don't want to hear that tone has suffered in any way with the FX100, but that could very well be the case?  Anybody out there have an FX100 and a POD X3?

 

Any insight is appreciated!  Thanks!

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The models and effects are based on the POD Farm/X3 series.

 

They are a bit different, with the X3 you could have dual tones.

With the Fx100 you can use more than one of the same type of effect.

 

I do not have any specifics, but to my ears, the FX100 seems to have hotter main outs and headphone out.

Also, the models seem a bit more defined.

 

Also, I think the models are somehow rendered different than the xt/X3 series, but I do not know the details.

I compare it playing a DVD on a Blu-Ray player.

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Overall it has the same mojo as the xt/x3 sounds. It is possible to have a better quality sound if the electronics before and after the digital convertion is better quality.

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