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Old 19-01-2007, 04:26 AM   #46
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I really reccomend a musicman SUB bass. If anyone is looking for a mid-priced bass, this is an excelent alternative to a Fender Jazz. Doesen't quite have the Stingray growl, but for the $400 I paid for it (used) its been fantastic.


I reccomend that every bassist use Monster Bass cables.


The electro-harmonix bassballs is a pimp-ass pedal. Funky as hell.
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Old 19-01-2007, 06:01 AM   #47
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monster cables are overrated and overpriced, i use livewire and sound just as good as monster but at half the price, i also have a lifetime warranty on all my cables, ive already had plenty of free replacements over the past couple of years.
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Old 19-01-2007, 11:15 AM   #48
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i prefer the pod XT, as i found the modelling to be better and the distortions to sound better.

also i found the boss very hard to use, where to pod was easy to use.
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For someone who's never used anything like a pedal or and effects thing, would it be easy to use? Also unclear what it means by amp modelling? Does it mean it models the sound of the amp of choice, and makes your amp sound like it?

Also.. unclear if it lets you record things ONTO it.. or if it's possible to connect to the pc and record things through the pod XT onto the PC. Any info for a n00b would be muchos grandes

The whole paragraph is related to a pod XT btw


On a side note... I'm looking at a KP2... seeing as I'm a begginer, would I be just as well getting a KP1 as it's cheaper, or is the gap so vast, that it's not worth getting?

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Old 19-01-2007, 05:44 PM   #49
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amp modelling is pretty much what you describe, but it won't exactly replicate the amp selected for two reasons: 1, no amount of modelling will get the absolute exact tone of a particular amp, and 2, your own amp will affect the sound output. as for recording using the podxt, I don't think you can do it but line6 do sell software (you can get either guitarport or rifftracker iirc) that you can put on your pc and record with, and you can use the podxt in conjunction with that to get effects and amp models and stuff like that. you can't record onto the pod itself though
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Old 19-01-2007, 05:51 PM   #50
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uh, no offense meant, but do you actually know what a KP2 (or 1) actually does? They're NOT designed for guitar, and unless you did build it into your guitar, it'd be very hard to control! Im sure matt has a tech that changes the patches for him anyway! I think it's a VERY expensive way of making noise imho, and unless you're into techno type stuff, it won't get alot of use...

I read a thread where some people were discussing matts "magic pad" and that it "did something on invincible" but that was all they could come up with. That part of invincible isn't even played on the guitar! It's JUST the KP2 (plus maybe a synth, I don't remember). Even though it sounds awesome, I just think it'd be a waste of your money dude!

I know I've asked this before, but has anyone tried the little big muff? Worth getting? I can't be doing with a full sized muff
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Old 19-01-2007, 06:08 PM   #51
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amp modelling is pretty much what you describe, but it won't exactly replicate the amp selected for two reasons: 1, no amount of modelling will get the absolute exact tone of a particular amp, and 2, your own amp will affect the sound output. as for recording using the podxt, I don't think you can do it but line6 do sell software (you can get either guitarport or rifftracker iirc) that you can put on your pc and record with, and you can use the podxt in conjunction with that to get effects and amp models and stuff like that. you can't record onto the pod itself though
I think guitarport comes with Pod XT live, which is good. Is it possible to Guitar > PodXT live > pc, with the xt live connect with a USB.

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uh, no offense meant, but do you actually know what a KP2 (or 1) actually does? They're NOT designed for guitar, and unless you did build it into your guitar, it'd be very hard to control! Im sure matt has a tech that changes the patches for him anyway! I think it's a VERY expensive way of making noise imho, and unless you're into techno type stuff, it won't get alot of use...

I read a thread where some people were discussing matts "magic pad" and that it "did something on invincible" but that was all they could come up with. That part of invincible isn't even played on the guitar! It's JUST the KP2 (plus maybe a synth, I don't remember). Even though it sounds awesome, I just think it'd be a waste of your money dude!

I know I've asked this before, but has anyone tried the little big muff? Worth getting? I can't be doing with a full sized muff
No offense taken , I know I'm getting way over my head, but it's just because I'm getting these things at decent prices, while I have some money. I don't imagine much people will be able to fix it into a guitar though . I was told it's possible to find a patch, hold it.. and connect the guitar to it, and then to the amp, and play sounds, which the Pad will affect.

Yea I'm quite eager to hear about this big muff.. Alot of people are hyping it, so would love to know what it does.

Thanks for the replys guys
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Old 19-01-2007, 06:18 PM   #52
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No offense taken , I know I'm getting way over my head, but it's just because I'm getting these things at decent prices, while I have some money. I don't imagine much people will be able to fix it into a guitar though . I was told it's possible to find a patch, hold it.. and connect the guitar to it, and then to the amp, and play sounds, which the Pad will affect.

Yea I'm quite eager to hear about this big muff.. Alot of people are hyping it, so would love to know what it does.

Thanks for the replys guys
the big muff is a fuzz pedal, used by loads of people.


yeah, the kaoss pad is kinda wasted with guitar, as it's a tad difficult to play guitar and play around with the pad at the same time, also sampling with one could be problematic, so what it's popular for is kinda made redundant with a guitar hooked up to it.
i personally prefer effects on the floor where i can use my foot to control them, although people on here seem to have a thing about looking like a twat on speed when they are on stage.


if you wanted to do some interesting stuff with vocals, samplers, synths etc, the a kaoss pad would definately be worth looking into
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Old 19-01-2007, 06:29 PM   #53
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I really reccomend a musicman SUB bass. If anyone is looking for a mid-priced bass, this is an excelent alternative to a Fender Jazz. Doesen't quite have the Stingray growl, but for the $400 I paid for it (used) its been fantastic.
I agree, plus they've been discontinued now so they might become worth more than the sum of their parts.
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I think guitarport comes with Pod XT live, which is good. Is it possible to Guitar > PodXT live > pc, with the xt live connect with a USB.
yeah, I think the podxt live comes with a usb cable
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Cheers

For someone who's never used anything like a pedal or and effects thing, would it be easy to use? Also unclear what it means by amp modelling? Does it mean it models the sound of the amp of choice, and makes your amp sound like it?

Also.. unclear if it lets you record things ONTO it.. or if it's possible to connect to the pc and record things through the pod XT onto the PC. Any info for a n00b would be muchos grandes

The whole paragraph is related to a pod XT btw


On a side note... I'm looking at a KP2... seeing as I'm a begginer, would I be just as well getting a KP1 as it's cheaper, or is the gap so vast, that it's not worth getting?
OK some of the stuff posted back about this is slightly misleading/can be read the wrong way.. so ill just make you you know what it does:

yes the pod xt / pod xt live is very easy to use, just read through the important parts of the manual to see what the knobs do and play around with it for a few hours

amp modelling is the digital signal processing that occurs within the pod to make the output sound like the amp that you tell it to sound like (it comes with lots to choose from). You can not only choose to model a certain preamp (head part) but you can also choose if you wish, to model the speaker cabinet part too. This is best for recording and headphone / PA system use, as you will already have a speaker on your amp. It sounds pretty damned close. The effects modelling is good also, i tried an A/B of my big muff against the pod's attempt to sound like one, and i was impressed.

for recording, the pod effectively replaces your PC's soundcard when running through a usb connection, and allows you to record into your recording program of choice.

you dont record ONTO the pod, and it comes with no recording capabilities, but you record through it, into your recording software... so you plug your guitar into the pod and then run either a USB cable or a jack cable into your pc, whichever you prefer (usb will probs be better quality). From there you can open your recording program and hit record. Dont have a recording program already? line6 make recording software specially made for use with the pod.. which is nice of them isnt it? i dont know how good this software is, as i use cubase. the recording software does not come with the pod.

however, there is some software that does come with the pod. this is line6 edit and line6 monkey. they basically let you keep your pod up to date with the latest version of software on it and also let you edit all the settings on your pod from the PC, and save onto the pod. you can also use the internet through a line6 program inside line6 edit to download tones and settings other people have uploaded, there are loads out there.

to sum it up, the pod xt effectively replaces your soundcard when used through usb. it may or may not come with a usb cable, but theyre hardly expensive and you'll probably find you have one spare anyway from a printer or something.

hope that clears up anything that might have been left a little hazy (i know that i was confused the first time i started looking at interfaces similar to these)
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Old 20-01-2007, 04:19 PM   #56
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OK some of the stuff posted back about this is slightly misleading/can be read the wrong way.. so ill just make you you know what it does:

yes the pod xt / pod xt live is very easy to use, just read through the important parts of the manual to see what the knobs do and play around with it for a few hours

amp modelling is the digital signal processing that occurs within the pod to make the output sound like the amp that you tell it to sound like (it comes with lots to choose from). You can not only choose to model a certain preamp (head part) but you can also choose if you wish, to model the speaker cabinet part too. This is best for recording and headphone / PA system use, as you will already have a speaker on your amp. It sounds pretty damned close. The effects modelling is good also, i tried an A/B of my big muff against the pod's attempt to sound like one, and i was impressed.

for recording, the pod effectively replaces your PC's soundcard when running through a usb connection, and allows you to record into your recording program of choice.

you dont record ONTO the pod, and it comes with no recording capabilities, but you record through it, into your recording software... so you plug your guitar into the pod and then run either a USB cable or a jack cable into your pc, whichever you prefer (usb will probs be better quality). From there you can open your recording program and hit record. Dont have a recording program already? line6 make recording software specially made for use with the pod.. which is nice of them isnt it? i dont know how good this software is, as i use cubase. the recording software does not come with the pod.

however, there is some software that does come with the pod. this is line6 edit and line6 monkey. they basically let you keep your pod up to date with the latest version of software on it and also let you edit all the settings on your pod from the PC, and save onto the pod. you can also use the internet through a line6 program inside line6 edit to download tones and settings other people have uploaded, there are loads out there.

to sum it up, the pod xt effectively replaces your soundcard when used through usb. it may or may not come with a usb cable, but theyre hardly expensive and you'll probably find you have one spare anyway from a printer or something.

hope that clears up anything that might have been left a little hazy (i know that i was confused the first time i started looking at interfaces similar to these)
Cheers so much mate

Cleared up everything I wanted to know, plus more. Shall be getting one tommorow.

Well chuffed with the help like
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Cheers so much mate

Cleared up everything I wanted to know, plus more. Shall be getting one tommorow.

Well chuffed with the help like
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Well done.
wouldnt want him to get something when he thinks it does something it doesnt do..

i got a usb mixer like that back in the day when i didnt really know what i needed to look for to get multitracked inputs. it only had 2, i was so pissed off
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well, its directed at people who have the money but make stupid decisions like buying overpriced vintage gear.
How is that stupid?

in many cases, vintage amps can be better than new ones...I just prefer the vintage ones, because of reliability, tone, build quality, etc..

Still, there are LOTS of great new amps.
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