Line 6 POD X3 Live
The new Line 6 POD X3 Live has come out in the last few weeks, and I have to say I’m pretty excited about it. I’ve been looking at “guitar processors” for quite some time, but none of the all-in-one guitar boards really caught my fancy. I have a small digitech pedal with a couple of dozen amp models and the usual array of stomp effects. I play through a Marshall Valvestate 100w head with a 4×12 bottom, and I use the pedal through the amp, usually driving a Fender HotRod type signal through the Marshall at about 60%, using an Yngwie Overdrive stomp box for lead. I use a few other pre-set sounds I’ve custom created – but I’ve never been completely happy with the thing.

I play through my rig with a PRS Santana Custom as well as an Ibanez Semi-Hollow body Artcore (my favored one out of the 2). Both guitars are dual humbucker setups. I had purchased an SRV custom Strat earlier this year, but it sounded like total crap through this rig. Rather than buy an additional (or new) amp – I sold the Strat. I have kind of toyed around with the notion of getting a second head for my rig and an A/B switch ala Eric Johnson or SRV. Probably a fender head. Or maybe a Mesa Boogie or other type Class A boutique amp. We’re probably talking about a serious outlay of cash here, and then all the trials and tribulations of getting used to taking care of a tube amp – when I’d been really used to my solid state Marshall that’s been very, very good to me.

Enter the Pod X3 Live guitar processor! It has 78 guitar amp models, and 98 stompboxes. It has two inputs, and you can run in stereo with two outputs. You can run 2 guitars through it at the same time, with different processing for each one. It has a mic input and preamp, in addition to headphone out. You can direct out to a PC and record, or you can forgo an amp altogether, and output your signal right to a powered board! Imagine the possibilities of this thing. I can keep 2 guitars plugged in at once, plug in my mic and add an effect before outputting it to the board, and if for some reason my amp dies, I can direct out to the board completely at any time! Oh – and I didn’t even mention the built in tuner and volume pedal. I definitely have to get one of these for Christmas, and once I do – you can bet I’ll write you a more detailed review of what I’ve been up to with it! Check out the Line 6 Pod X3 Live, it’s some real cool new guitar gear.

Line 6 POD X3 LIVE Guitar Multi-Effect Pedal Line 6 POD X3 LIVE Guitar Multi-Effect PedalPOD X3 Live will inspire and amaze you with the most complete collection of POD-quality guitar amp and effect models ever. This arsenal of rare vintage treasures, modern boutiques, and perennial classics offers nearly unlimited creative possibilities. Built with working musicians in mind, POD X3 effects processor was designed to fit right in wherever you play, whether that’s on stage in front of thousands of screaming fans or in the studio steadily churning out hits.

For those in search of greater tonal possibilities, the Line 6 POD X3 Live gives you more power than ever before to create entirely new sounds. Split your guitar signal and play it through two guitar amp and effect signal chains at once. Use the built-in expression pedal to smoothly change the blend between the two tones, or use it for wah or volume. Add bass or vocals using the bass amp and high-end mic preamp models now included in POD X3 Live. You can even plug in two instruments at once, each with its own independent tone processing.

POD X3 Live pedal includes all of the inputs and outputs you need to practice, perform and record. Use the 1/4″ instrument input for guitar or bass and the XLR microphone input for vocals and more. During practice, use the stereo headphones output to keep the noise down. For performances, plug in front of your amp or directly into the P.A. Use the stereo effect loop to add in your favorite stompboxes and other effects as well. When you connect a Line 6 Variax® guitar via the Variax input on your POD X3 Live, you can instantly recall POD X3 Live’s amp, cab, and effect model settings matched with the perfect electric or acoustic guitar model all by stepping on a single footswitch. When you’re ready to record, use the stereo balanced line outputs or digital S/PDIF output for traditional recording. Or use the USB 2.0 connection for pro-level multi-channel computer recording.

Whether you choose to recreate the sounds of the past or turn tradition on its ear, POD X3 Live multi-effect guitar pedal comes fully-loaded with the most inspiring collection of POD-quality amps and effects for your live performances, studio recordings, and everywhere in between.

Features & Benefits

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POD X3 Live offers a whole new level of control over your guitar tone.

Plug straight into any one of the 78 ear-shattering guitar amp models for pure, unadulterated guitar tone.
Combine amp and cab models with the mouth-watering collection of 98 stompbox and studio effect models to build out your rig.
Take your sound to the next level by blasting your guitar through two guitar rigs at once to create a massive wall of sound that even guitar heroes of the past would respect.
Or plug the Line 6 POD X3 Live in front of your favorite stack or combo to pile on up to nine simultaneous effects, including vintage overdrive, scorching distortion, beefy fuzz, vibey delay, lush reverb, ethereal chorus, irrev

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