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POD X3 Patches: Bass into stack live

Here is another POD X3 patch for gigging bass players to work from. This is the patch I used for my first gig with the POD X3 Live where I was using my full stack. I tried to get a sound that would compensate for the lack of biamp features on the POD X3. An amp with more upper mids and top end was sent to one cab while an amp with more low end and sub bass thump was sent to the bottom cab.

POD X3 Amp 1: top cab

Here are the settings from amp 1 of my dual tone POD X3 patch.

  • Amp 1: 1972 Amp 360 (Acoustic 360), Room 0%, Cab 1×18 amp 360, Mic 112 Dynamic
  • Amp 1 Controls: Bass 74%, Lo Mid 79%, Hi Mid 79%, Treble 84%, Drive 46%, Volume 100%
  • Amp 1 Compressor: Threshold -10dB, Gain 0dB
  • Amp 1 EQ: Hi Mid +2.8dB at 1.7kHz, Hi +4.0dB at 2.5kHz
  • Amp 1 Output: panned hard left and sent to a Behringer BA-210 cab

POD X3 Amp 2: bottom cab

Here are the settings from amp 2 of my dual tone POD X3 patch.

  • Amp 2: 1998 Adam and Eve (Eden Traveller WT-300), Room 18%, Cab 4×10 Adam and Eve, Mic 47 Tube close
  • Amp 2 Controls: Bass 79%, Lo Mid 65%, Hi Mid 50%, Treble 50%, Drive 13%, Volume 80%
  • Amp 2 Compressor: Threshold -10dB, Gain 0dB
  • Amp 2 Output: panned hard right and sent to a Behringer BA-115 cab

TouchyFeeliacs live bass rig for larger venues

Line 6 Variax Bass 700 Black*

Line 6 Variax Bass 700 price check

My Variax bass has been a great addition to my arsenal. It gets so many classic tones right at my fingertips. I mostly use the Fender Precision setting but will often switch to the Mantis Stingray for slap bass parts.
Behringer Ultrabass BA210 500 Watt 2x10 Bass Cabinet

Behringer BA210 price check

This is the cab I use on top for upper mids and highs. The tweeter is switchable and I will make a judgment call at the venue whether I should have it on or off during the gig.
Behringer Ultrabass BA115 600 Watt 1x15 Bass Cabinet

Behringer BA115 price check

This cab pumps out the chest thumping lows during our bigger shows. I keep the tweeter switched off since I don’t want any treble out of this cab.
Line 6 POD X3 LIVE Guitar Multi-Effect Pedal

Line 6 POD X3 LIVE price check

The X3 is such a versatile piece of gear. It works just as well with bass and guitar.


Samson Airline AP1B Wireless price check

The whole package here is great. I’ve never trusted those flimsy, thin 1/4″ cables on typical wireless body packs. This unit plugs the transmitter directly into your instrument and the receiver is the size of a typical stompbox! It also packs diversity UHF performance and can run three gigs before I change batteries to be safe.

TouchyFeeliacs live video clips

Here are some live clips of us playing a show while I used this setup. The camera doesn’t pick up bass very well, especially at concert volumes, so the sound is a bit distorted and woolly. You can learn more about the TouchyFeeliacs at our MySpace page.