Jump to content

Using My X3 Bean Live With A Poweramp?!

Recommended Posts

Hey guys, 


Love this forum, so helpful compared to some out there. 


I am looking to sell my ENGL (dont need 150w) and use my POD X3 a bit more - i have some great patches downloaded from Reece Fullwood (Mask of Judas) and Drewsif Stalin - I recommend you check out these guys if you havent heard of them - i nearly quit when i heard Reece!


Anyway - i have a 2x12 laney ironheart cab and an X3 bean - I was wondering.....


I see the X3 bean has a FBV input on it - does this mean I could purchase the FBV pedal and a power amp and i would be able to run my POD sounds live with the ability to switch around with the FBV?


I am desperate to get rid of my ENGL and 4X12 (moved outta my folks house into a top story apartment and my band practices miles away where we have to carry the gear down a long path.... 


I cant stands no more!!!!!


Help me friends!!!!



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Its easy to start,


Guitar -> pod(w/FBV) -> power amp/cab(s).


But you have sooooo many possibilities with the stereo outs, tone one & two, delays, etc. I've never been a giant fan of manuals but after you do the simple setup and get rolling, read that puppy :-)


Rock On!


  • Upvote 1

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I have both the X3 Pod and X3 Live and use them for both bass and guitar. I use a FBY shortboard with the Pod and the only gripe I have is that I can't switch Tone 1, Tone 2 or Both with the pedal. For bass I run into a Peavey IPR 3000 and a pair of MarkBass cabs. For guitar I plug into a Marshall 20/20 power amp into a pair of 1x12 Lopoline cabs loaded with Celestion Vintage 30's. The Marshall warms up the guitar sounds nicely. One of the reasons I got the bean Pod was because tweaking the X3Live on the floor was a PITA for me as I'm older and busted up from a motorcycle accident. With the Pod velcroed on top of my power amp rack case I can can make adjusts on the fly a little easier.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

you can switch tones... not independently..... but just build and save the tones how you want them recalled, it's pretty simple. unless i'm misunderstanding the question.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now