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POD X3 Tips and Tricks: FBV floorboards

Line 6 have finally released a document detailing the function of their FBV series pedals with POD X3. Following are highlights of the capabilities of FBV, FBV Shortboard and FBV Express with POD X3 along with a short assessment of each unit.

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POD X3 Live Tips and Tricks: Switching between amps 1 and 2

Three things are on the mind of most new X3 owners: How do I switch between amp 1 and amp 2? The silent gap when I switch patches is killing me! Where are my spillover delay and reverb? We can kill all of these birds with one stone. The key is using the volume pedal. […]

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POD X3 Live Tips and Tricks: Phantom Power

The POD X3 does not include phantom power on its mic preamp. In a live situation this is not too bad since the majority of vocalists are singing through stage friendly dynamic mics. The POD really has its roots in the studio though, so the lack of phantom power can be limiting to those wanting […]

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POD X3 Live Tips and Tricks: Solo Boost

It is nice to get a bit of a boost during guitar solos when playing live. Changing patches is the easy solution but that leaves you a bit of a gap in the audio. I’m going to outline a few ways in which you can get a nice volume boost using a single patch, no […]

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POD X3 Live Tips and Tricks: Balancing Patch Volume

X3 Master Volume This is the main volume for everything. It is kind of like the master fader on a mixer. It controls the outputs of your X3 including the headphone jack. Master Volume has no effect on tone. Line 6 recommend running this as high as possible and this is a good idea from […]

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POD X3 Live Tips and Tricks: RTFM (Read The F***ing Manual)

New POD X3 manual available Seriously, there is a ton of great stuff in there. Read it even if you don’t own one and are just considering pulling the trigger on one of these. You can really understand if the POD X3 will meet your needs if you take the time to learn how it […]

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POD X3 Live Tips and Tricks: Dual Tone Wah

I’ve been having a blast with my new POD X3 Live. The dual tone feature is so much fun to play with. In general, using different things on each of your two tones will fill out the sound and give it more character. Something I tried today was using a different wah pedal on each […]