Helix Tips and Tricks
- AC/DC tone – “Hell’s Bells”
- Steve Vai tone 1 – “They Animal” rhythm guitar
- Steve Vai tone 2 – “Ballerina 12/24” harmonizer
POD HD Tips and Tricks
POD X3 and POD XT era devices
New stuff! Check out the new BackTrack series of portable recorders coming soon from Line 6.
Release notes for POD X3 Pro, Lowdown amps, and looper station are here.
POD X3 Updates!
New Monkey, new flash memory, new firmware, new GEARBOX, new Workbench!! Read about it.
Take the test: can you tell the difference? (analogue vs. digital)
Take the test: can you tell the difference? (high sample rates)
Deals on Line 6 products
- Prices on Line 6 TonePort USB audio interfaces have been slashed
- Blowout deals on Line 6 Gearbox Plugin bundles
POD Tips and Tricks
Looking to get the most out of your POD? These articles cover some new ways to think about using your gear or just offer tips to use the old ways to do new things!
- Some speaker cabinets can be used with all eight microphones (4 guitar + 4 bass).
- Connections to use POD X3 Live for effects only (four cable method)
- Solo Boost
- Switching between amps 1 and 2 with a volume pedal
- Balancing Patch Volume
- Dual Tone Wah
- Phantom Power
- Create a rich stereo sound
- RTFM – Links to manuals
- POD X3 Pro MIDI CC chart has been uploaded
- How to send guitar and vocals (or bass) to separate POD X3 outputs
- Reamping POD X3: setup, results (both include sound samples)
- Ben’s POD Tweaking Guide: How to copy a famous guitar sound
- Looking to get a great sitar sound out of your guitar? Check out my demos of The Weapon.
How do I get the sound of my favorite band/guitar player? This is the place to start. Though these are POD patches, you can use the amp settings on any modeler or even as a starting place for tweaking your actual amp.
- X3 Dual Tone Tour (Part 1) (with sound samples)
- X3 Dual Tone Tour (Part 2) (with sound samples)
- spiritguitar official Dual Tone Tour
- Guitar World (June 2008)
- Guitar World (May 2008) (with sound samples)
- Guitar World (April 2008) (with sound samples)
- Guitar World (March 2008) (with sound samples)
- Guitar World (February 2008) (with sound samples)
- Guitar World (January 2008) (with sound samples)
- Guitar World (Holiday 2007)
- Guitar World (December 2007)
- Lincoln Brewster POD Patches
- A more detailed look at the guitar sounds of Lincoln Brewster
- Rhythm Guitar presets for “Stumpy Ron” (with sound clip)
- Lead Guitar presets for “Stumpy Ron” (with song download)
- Bass preset for “Stumpy Ron” (with sound clip)
- Live preset from first show with X3 (with video clips)
- Live preset: bass into keyboard amp
POD X3 Factory Preset Lists
POD X3 did not come with a list of factory installed presets. I posted these pages as reference. The lists includes the amp model (or models) used for each patch. The list of song based presets include which particular artists each patch is based on.
- Download the factory presets
- Download Gearbox compatible presets from Bass POD XT
- Acoustic and Vocal folders
- Blends and Pairs folders
- Songs and Bass folders
- FX Hvy Patch folder
- Lo Gain and Hi Gain folders
- User folder
Additional Line 6 Info
This information has a more technical side to it where the rest of the information on this page focuses on the practical use of your POD.
- POD X3 Technical Specs
- POD X3 vs. Bass POD XT shootout
- POD X3: FBV Pedal shootout
- POD X3 updates, flash memory 1.15 (release notes).
- Updating X3 to flash memory 1.01.1 (with pedal calibration info)
Other web sites of interest to Line 6 product owners
If you can’t get enough Line 6 info to keep you happy, check out these other great sites.
- Institute of Noise
- Malhavok’s World (my old site for POD 2.0)
- Rowbi‘s site includes some cool Line 6 related info
My Line 6 History
I have had a long and fulfilling relationship with the Line 6 POD series. I started off with the original bean back in 1998. POD XT came out in 2003 and I got one right away. The next step up was 2007 when I got my shiny POD X3 Live. As a bass player I have also owned and used a Bass POD and later a Bass POD XT. I used an ART X-15 Ultrafoot for controlling my early PODs but stepped up to the FBV Shortboard for my XT series units, but now I just use integrated X3 Live pedalboard. My computer gave thanks when I picked up a TonePort UX2 for it on Thanksgiving of 2005. You can hear Line 6 technology on almost every recording on this site and my personal site BenVesco.com.Share this Post[?]