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Pod HD Pro X for Bass

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Hi,

 

I'm a bass player looking at the Pod HD Pro X.  When I look at the documentation available, I don't see alot of Bass oriented presets.  I'm big fan of bi-amping, so I really like the dual signal path capabilities, it is this feature that has my keenest interest. 

There are two things that I use alot, which I can't seem to find in the Pro X - a true "5 knob" compressor, and a bass chorus.  The compressor I'm looking for allows adjustment of threshold, ratio, attack, release, & gain.  The bass chorus I'm looking for has a low frequency roll off feature.

Has anyone else run into either of these ideas?

 

Dan :-)

 

Ps: Are any of the presets from the old Bass Pod xt available for the Pod HD Pro X?

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Unfortunately No.
Line6 has done little development under the HD series with regards to Bass amp Modelling.

In a couple of the recent posts Line6 reps say they are working on something for bassists but that remains to be seen at the present moment.

I am glad I bought a BASS POD Pro xt unit just before they discontinued them.

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So I took a closer look at the Pod HD Pro X by installing the editor - I'm so glad I didthat before buying one!  This thing also lacks a proper (4 full freqncy bands) parametric Eq!  I'd like to see a model of a high end mic pre such as the Midas XL4, or Avalon 737.

 

My ideal signal path would like something like this:

 

input to mic pre (Avalon 737) split to 2 channels (L&R or High&Low), then:

 

Left/High ch: 4 band PEQ (Midas XL4), '5knob' Compressor (Neve Portico 534, dBx 160, MXR M87), Bass Chorus (Zoom MS100 Bass Chorus), & Reverb

Right/Low ch: 4 band PEQ (Midas XL4), '5 knob' Compressor (Neve Portico 534, dBx 160, MXR M87)

 

both channels then routed/combined in a matrix mixer.

 

I may be dreaming, but in a digital modeling environment, this isn't very difficult, and it becomes far more affordable than purchasing all of those devices individually :-)

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I am a bassist, but prefer a dry bass tone so I just go in via a DI for recording. Live I use Fender BXR 400w bi amp and cab.

I have put a bass thru the HD 500 and there are some FX that really sound good on bass.

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My wife is looking for a good electric bass solution using a Stagesource L3 speaker. Is there a Line 6 product to use a preamp for her or should I be looking at a sansamp bass preamp, or just an L3t and use the built in mixer?

 

-Max

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