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  1. Most of the bass specific effects have a blend parameter which does the trick. And as @Stingray64 points out above, you can always use the multiple on-board EQ options to boost whatever frequencies you may feel are lacking. For real world live application, you need to ask yourself are you realistically going to need parallel routing? For me, live, I just don't see it being a requirement and practical usability on the fly is more important a feature. Where it may come into its own is recording, but then the both units do allow you to record a dry and wet signal on different tracks simultaneously which then you can re-amp/add effects as necessary.
  2. I opted for the Pod Go purely because I think it’s more functional for live use with the more foot switchable options. Sure, the Stomp XL is dropping soon, but is suspect it will be quite a bit more costly then either the units you mention. I don’t think the slightly reduced functionality is that much of an issue between the Stomp and Pod, especially for bass and especially live. What it ultimately boils down to is do you really need parallel effects routing? If you do get the Stomp, if not, get the Pod.
  3. So, 3 days in and.... Ease of use - Super easy. I was pretty confident in creating patches and navigating within 20 odd minutes of getting it set up. Probably haven't found all the features yet but I would be happy using this live today if I had a gig (Ha!). The editing software is particularly useful makes patch navigation and set up even easier. Sound - So, this was ultimately to replace a Zoom G3n and potentially and upgrade for by B3n, so I'll mostly comparing to these 2 units. I also liked the idea of one unit for both applications. The G3n was particularly underwhelming for recording and for live sounds (IMHO). The B3n is perfect for my live use and I found marginally better for recording. The Line 6 is definitely a cut above sound wise over both Zoom units. It blows the G3n out the water on all fronts. For bass, the amp and cab sims sound good direct into a DAW and the effects are definitely of a higher quality then the Zoom. The higher DSP does mean more chain options, however if you like to have infinite tweaking options, it may not be for you due to the pre-assigned blocks. Personally, 6 FX in a chain is more than enough even if one is pre-designated to an EQ type. I think where this unit will really start to shine is when you get into the world of Impulse Responses. Practical usability - Its much bigger than the Zoom units, however you can access 4 patches per bank versus the Zoom's 3. Also, the snapshot feature means each patch can be set up in 4 different ways and accessed easily. So in effect, each bank could be of 16 patches. That's plenty for live use I think! I've pretty much ignored the expression pedal so far, so the value of that is yet to prove itself. The stomp mode on this is also much easier and quicker to use then on the Zoom. I'm currently trying to get my head around IR's. I'll report back once I delve into that black hole.
  4. Nah, not a massive requirement for my needs. Quite happy with the Pod....
  5. So took the plunge on one of these. Went for this over an HX Stomp as I prefer more footswitchable options for live use. Also wanted the amp sims for recording, so also ruled the HX out. So far, its an impressive machine. Still learning, but its pretty intuitive.
  6. I had one a while back and all my basses run active with EMG’s. I found the best place to start was here..everthing up full and then small tweaks down. As mentioned, not necessary most times!
  7. Selling the sister unit to the famed B3n Great multifx unit for guitar. Amp and Cab sims are great for recording. Bought this in April 20 from Andertons and hasn’t been used live. No Velcro attached etc. Looking for £100 posted. Ships with box, power supply and a nifty generic padded bag (13 quid from Amazon!)
  8. Very odd, as the HD cabs aren't real heavy weights anyway (by comparison). Having a quick scan, it only looks like they are lopping off between 3 to 5 kgs compared to the HD's? Also, they seem to have lost the 4ohm - 8ohm switch on the 112 which I think is the best feature these offered. Wonder what the price on these will be.
  9. So, I’m after a bit of advice. I’m looking at upgrading to a Helix (or maybe the Boss unit) from my existing Zoom B3n. Only reason I’m looking to do this is that as much as I love the Zoom, it’s quite limited when recording. Live, it’s just about perfect in terms of usability (and useable tones!) I’m not looking at busting the bank, so realistically it’s looking like either a Stomp, Pod Go or the Boss 1000 Core. I like the look of the Pod Go, as it seems like it has more practical usability as a live unit, but lacks the more sophisticated features of the other two. After reading endless forum posts, it seems that parallel routing may be the deal killer for bass (which the Pod Go doesn’t offer) Is the lack of this feature a deal breaker for bass? How important (in real punter terms) does this make? And how easy does anyone find the Stomp (or Boss) to use live? Sorry if this has been covered...I have searched but have only found quite a generic overviews. Cheers!
  10. Dang @la bam, you turn over some serious gear dude 😂 Makes me feel ok about any GAS I have! This is so cool and good luck with the sale bud.
  11. All of them seem to have a fantastic sparkle finish that you can’t quite see in the stock photos on the site. There are a few “live” photos being posed and the colour looks fan bloody tastic that blue with the roast maple neck is the nuts....
  12. Some interesting basses being put out by these guys this year.... https://www.charvel.com/gear/shape/san-dimas-bass/pro-mod-san-dimas-bass-pj-iv/2965068518 https://www.charvel.com/gear/shape/san-dimas-bass/pro-mod-san-dimas-bass-jj-v/2965079518 Quite like the Blue 4 and Green 5'er Pity no pointy headstocks though! 😂
  13. Oh yeah, bloody Bxit..... That too 🤟
  14. Hi Mate Is the price inclusive of shipping to the UK? Thanks
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