brooksjohnson Posted November 5, 2021 Share Posted November 5, 2021 I've had my Pod Go Wireless for a few weeks now and just did my first gig with it. Here are some thoughts that I thought might interest the community. Feedback is welcome, especially if I'm off base about anything ... Note: I had been using Pod XT Live for the last dozen years or so. Really liked it, although it had its faults, but felt it was time to update. I kept expecting my XT Live to take its last breath in the middle of a big solo! Pros of the Pod Go Wireless: Huge universe of sounds possible with a small portable box. Great for me, a guitarist in a cover band, since I try to mimic the original artist's sound. Nice editor for the PC. I don't edit the sounds on the Pod directly ... seems tedious. I prefer to use the big screen on my PC. Easy to select different amps or effects boxes and drag/drop the order. The color screen/buttons on the pod and large font are good during live shows. Easy to see and control. Like the snapshot approach. Good to have different sections of songs and turn different effects on/off quickly Sounds fantastic in a live setting with the balanced output going directly to the PA Cons: The wireless dongle only charges when the Pod is turned on and uses the input plug. So you can't recharge while you're playing with a patch cord. This is very frustrating. There are no meters on the editor software. Would be very useful to see the signal levels at each stage of the preset. As it works now, I'm just guessing. Very difficult to map presets from XT Live to Pod Go. Names of amps and effects have changed as well as functionality. Spent way too many hours trying get close to the sound I liked from the XT. Using the foot switch to scroll through the banks is slow. It doesn't change immediately when you press the switch ... takes a second. This is frustrating when you're between songs and need to get to a preset right away. In the editor, when I'm working on a preset and I switch to another preset without saving, my work is lost. No warning! The wireless range seems pretty limited. Walked to the other side of the stage and the guitar cut out. The switch on the pedal too easily switches between wah and volume. I accidentally did that a couple of times during my gig without much pressure. Neutral: People have complained about the limited processing of the Pod Go... can't have more than 4 effects and no parallel processing like in the Helix. This doesn't bother me since I'm just doing basic cover songs with a full band. I can get a "plenty good enough" sound with the Pod Go. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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