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Posted by lostalaska on March 20, 2001 at 15:00:09:

In Reply to: Re: G&L tone and bass pod posted by Rob on February 28, 2001 at 01:53:50:

: Perhaps im just not in the loop with all the effects and all, can someone tell me what a bass pod is..??

: thanx,, Rob

:: Okay a Bass POD (created by Line 6) is a relatively small almost handheld flattened bean shaped device that is designed to make a measly 100 watt fender BXR combo amp (or whatever rig you have) sound like a marshall stack, or nearly any other system. Its pretty damn sweet, a friend of mine has one and I've put in a lot of hours playing on it. You can tweak the reverb and most the effects by yourself if you want, but they have like 30 some presets and those are about all I really use. It can also be hooked up to a computer so you can download presets other Bass POD users have created. It also offers a Direct Input option which is great so you can just plug your bass into into the POD and then into anything with an amp and speakers and make your bass still sound just the way you want. For live shows where you often have to be patched into a PA a Bass POD will save your arse. Its also great for doing recordings late at night when inspiration often strikes, but if you crank up your amp at 3:30 in the morning after a 6 hour bender your neighbors will often also strike. So I just plug it all directly into my 4 track set the POD to the sound I want and then with headphones I can quitely lay out tracks that sound like it was recorded on "11".

I'm pretty sure this lengthy explanation did nothing to help you so you might just want to go to http://www.line6.com

While they are a little pricy (hell its more than my used 100 watt fender BXR was) I firmly beleive they are worth their weight in gold...... I don't use any other effects pedals anymore just my POD..... well maybe a WAH also.


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