New to me but used Line 6 Pod X3 Live Floor Guitar Modeling Processer.

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  1. Elvis v

    Elvis v Strat-O-Master

    Apr 11, 2017
    My place.
    OK so I found a Line 6 Pod X3 Live Floor Guitar Modeling Processer. I found it used for a great deal. Has anyone ever used one? Here is some info I found on a forum. So it looks cool. It is paid for. I get it the same day I pickup my guitar.

    POD® X3 Features
    • 1/4-inch Instrument Input (w/ Normal/Pad switch)
    • XLR Microphone Input (w/ Trim Adjust)
    • USB 2.0 for computer recording
    • S/PDIF Stereo Digital Audio output
    • Stereo 1/4-inch Line outputs (with Amp/Line Pad switch)
    • Stereo XLR Balanced Line outputs
    • 1/4-inch stereo effect loop
    • Variax Digital Connector
    • 1/4-inch Expression Pedal input
    • Midi In & Out/Thru
    • 1/4-inch stereo headphones out
    • Pedal 2 input for optional second Expression Pedal Controller
    • 1/8-inch Stereo (CD/MP3) Jam Along input
    • Massive model set for guitar, bass & vocals
    • 78 guitar amp models
    • 24 guitar cab models
    • 98 stompbox and studio effects
    • 28 bass amp models
    • 22 bass cab models
    • 6 vocal preamp models
    • A.I.R.™ II cab/mic modeling with 4 mic options each
    • POD Farm plug-in, a free download, provides all models in Mac® AU/RTAS®/VST® and Windows® RTAS®/VST® compatible formats
    • Expansive Backlit LCD display
    • 8 Chrome “Amp Control” Knobs: Drive, Bass, Mid, Treble, Presence, Reverb, Tone Volume, Master Volume
    • Metal Tap Tempo/Tuner footswitch
    • 5 metal stompbox On/Off footswitches: Amp, Stomp, Mod, Delay, Comp/Boost
    • Built-in heavy-duty Wah/Volume/Expression pedal
    • Dedicated Bank Up/Down & A/B/C/D metal footswitches for preset selection
    • Dedicated “Dual Tone” control metal footswitch
    • 5 Context-Sensitive Parameter Edit knobs
    • Dedicated Input/Output configuration buttons
    • Ground Lift switch
    • Rugged, stage-ready design with premium metal footswitches
    • Send guitar through two complete Amp/Effect signal chains simultaneously
    • Independent Tone Processing for 1/4-inch and XLR inputs
    • 2 chrome handlebars
    • USB 2.0 Multi-Channel digital computer recording (Stereo Wet/Dry Per Input)
    • Studio-quality 24-bit A/D and D/A Converters and 32-bit floating point processing
    • Up to 9 Simultaneous Effects Per Signal Chain, with Pre & Post amp routing
    • Tap Tempo control for time-based effects
    • Precision Chromatic Tuner, with Audio Mute & Bypass options
    • USB 2.0 Cable included
    • External Power Adapter included
    • MIDI lets you automate every move
    POD X3 Amp Models based on*:
    • "Wide panel" Fender® Deluxe Reverb®
    • Fender® Bassman®
    • Fender® Deluxe Reverb®
    • Vox® AC-30
    • Marshall® Super Lead
    • Marshall® Super Lead ("jumped" channels)
    • Roland® JC-120
    • Marshall® JCM-800
    • Soldano SLO-100
    • Mesa/Boogie® Dual Rectifier®
    • Marshall® 1974X (18W Reissue)
    • Orange AD30TC
    • L6 Treadplate
    • L6 Chemical X
    • L6 Insane
    • L6 Piezacoustic 2
    • L6 Spinal Puppet
    • L6 Tube Instrument Preamp
    • Bogner Uberschall
    • Cornford mk50h
    • Diezel VH4-Lead
    • Diezel Herbert
    • ENGL® Powerball
    • Marshall® Silver Jubilee
    • Marshall® JCM-900-Clean
    • Marshall® JCM-900-Dist
    • Marshall® JCM-2000
    • Mesa/Boogie® Triple Rectifier®
    • Peavey® 5150 II®
    • Bogner Ecstasy
    • Diezel VH4-Crunch
    • Fender® Vibroverb
    • Fender® Dual Showman® Head
    • Marshall® JMP-1
    • Vox® AC-15
    • Mesa/Boogie® Mark IIc+
    • Fender® Bassman® Head
    • Gretsch® 6156
    • Fender® Mini Twin Reverb®
    • Gibson® GA-18 Explorer®
    • Marshall® Super Bass
    • Marshall® Major
    • Silvertone® Twin Twelve
    • Supro® Thunderbolt
    • Vox® Fawn Non-Top Boost AC30
    • Dumble® Clean
    • Soldano SP88
    • Marshall® JCM 2000
    • Marshall® Super Lead Variac
    • Matchless DC-30
    • Blackface Fender® Twin Reverb®
    • Marshall® "Block Logo" JTM-45 head
    • Matchless Chieftain
    • Supro® S6616
    • Fender® Tweed Champ®
    • Hiwatt® DR-103
    • L6 Big Bottom
    • L6 Fuzz
    • L6 Octone
    • L6 Smash
    • L6 Sparkle Clean
    • L6 Throttle
    • L6 Clean
    • L6 Mood
    • L6 Agro
    • L6 Class A
    • L6 Variax Acoustic
    • L6 JTS 45
    • L6 Lunatic
    • L6 Bayou
    • L6 Crunch
    • L6 Purge
    • L6 Sparkle
    • L6 Super Clean
    • L6 SuperSpark
    • L6 Twang
    • L6 Chunk Chunk
    • Budda® Twinmaster 2x12 Combo
    POD X3 Cabinet Models based on*:
    • 6x9 Supro S6616
    • 1x8 1961 Fender® Tweed Champ®
    • 1x10 Gibson®
    • 1x10 Gretsch® 6156
    • 1x12 Line 6®
    • 1x12 1953 Fender® Tweed Deluxe Reverb®
    • 1x12 1964 Fender® Blackface Deluxe Reverb®
    • 1x12 1960 Vox® AC-15
    • 1X15 1962 Supro Thunderbolt
    • 2x2 Fender® Mini Twin Reverb®
    • 2x12 Line 6®
    • 2x12 1965 Fender® Blackface Twin Reverb®
    • 2x12 1995 Matchless Chieftain
    • 2x12 Roland® JC-120
    • 2x12 1967 Vox®
    • 2X12 1967 Silvertone® Twin Twelve
    • 4x10 Line 6®
    • 4x10 1959 Fender® Bassman®
    • 4x12 Line 6®
    • 4x12 1967 Marshall® Basketweave with Greenbacks
    • 4x12 1968 Marshall® Basketweave with Greenbacks
    • 4x12 1978 Marshall® with stock 70s
    • 4x12 1996 Marshall® with Vintage 30s
    • 4x12 Mesa/Boogie®
    POD X3 Bass Amplifier Models based on*:
    • Ampeg® SVT
    • Ampeg® B-15A
    • Eden Traveler WT-300
    • Fender® Bassman® head
    • Gallien Kruger 800RB
    • Hiwatt® DR-103
    • Hiwatt® 200DR
    • Fender® Dual Showman®
    • Fender® Bassman® Combo
    • Mesa/Boogie® Bass 400+
    • Polytone Minibrute
    • Sunn® Coliseum
    • SWR® SM-500
    • Versatone Pan-O-Flex
    • Vox® AC-100
    • Marshall® Major
    • Marshall® Plexi Super Bass
    • Acoustic 360
    • Aguilar® DB750
    • Alembic F-2B
    • L6 Tube Bass Preamp
    • L6 Classic Jazz
    • L6 Brit Invader
    • L6 Super Thor
    • L6 Frankenstein
    • L6 Ebony Lux
    • L6 Doppelganger
    • L6 Sub Dub
    POD X3 Bass Cabinet Models based on*:
    • 1x12 Euphonics® CXL-112L
    • 1x12 Versatone® Pan-O-Flex
    • 1x15 Ampeg® B-15
    • 1x15 SWR® Big Ben
    • 1x15 Ploytone® Minibrute
    • 1x18 Acoustic 360
    • 1x18 Mesa/Boogie®
    • 1x18 + 12 Sunn® Coliseum
    • 2x10 Ashdown® ABM 210T
    • 2x15 Fender® Dual Showman®
    • 2x15 Mesa/Boogie®
    • 2x15 Vox® AC-100
    • 4x10 Line 6 Original
    • 4x10 Fender® Bassman® Combo w/ new speakers
    • 4x10 Fender® Bassman® Combo
    • 4x10 Hartke®
    • 4x10 David Eden
    • 4x12 Hiwatt® Bass Cab
    • 4x12 1967 Marshall® Basketweave w/ Greenbacks
    • 4x12 1968 Marshall® Basketweave w/ Greenbacks
    • 4x15 Marshall® Major
    • 8x10 Ampeg® SVT Cab
    • POD X3 Vintage and Modern Preamp Models based on*:
      • API® 512c with API® 550b EQ
      • Neve 1073
      • Avalon Vt737
      • Requisite Y7
      • L6 Solid State Console
      • L6 Lo-Fi
      POD X3 Effect Models based on*:
      • Teletronics LA-2A®
      • EP-1 Tube Echoplex
      • Electro-Harmonix® Deluxe Memory Man
      • Uni-Vibe
      • MXR® Phase 90
      • Fender® Deluxe Reverb® Tremolo
      • Leslie® 145
      • Arbiter® Fuzz Face
      • Ibanez® Tube Screamer
      • Big Muff Pi®
      • ProCo Rat
      • Maestro® Bass Brassmaster
      • Sans Amp Bass Driver
      • Arbiter® Cry Baby
      • L6 Vetta Comp
      • L6 Sub Octaves
      • L6 Slap Plate Reverb
      • L6 Male De-Esser
      • L6 Female De-Esser
      • L6 Vetta Wah
      • L6 Digital Delay
      • L6 Six band semi-parametric EQ
      • L6 Flanger
      • L6 Sine Chorus
      • L6 Noise Gate
      • L6 Standard Spring Reverb
      • L6 Brite Room Reverb
      • L6 Medium Hall Reverb
      • L6 Cavernous Reverb
      • L6 Bender pitch effect
      • Boss® CS-1 Compressor (treble switch)
      • Tycobrahe Octavia®
      • Binson EchoRec
      • Maestro® EP-3 Echoplex
      • Boss® DM2 Analog Delay
      • Roland® RE-101 Space Echo
      • Square CE-1 Chorus
      • A/DA Flanger
      • Boss® CS-1 Compressor
      • MXR® Dyna Comp
      • Vox® V847 Wah
      • Custom Vox® V847 Wah
      • Colorsound® Wah-Fuzz
      • Maestro® Boomerang Wah
      • Cry Baby® Super - Jen Electronics
      • RMC Real McCoy 1 Wah
      • Mu-Tron® III Down
      • Moog and ARP style synth filters
      • Moog Lead
      • ARP Solina / Elka® Strings
      • Boss® Metal Zone MT-2
      • Chandler Tube Driver®
      • Fender® Vibratone
      • L6 Sweep Echo
      • L6 Reverse Delay
      • L6 Stereo Delay
      • L6 Ping Pong Delay
      • L6 Small Room
      • L6 Lux Spring
      • L6 Auto Swell
      • L6 Auto Pan
      • L6 Large Hall
      • L6 Vintage Plate
      • 64 Mu-Tron® III
      • 1960 Vox® AC15 Tremolo
      • L6 Tiled Room
      • L6 Rich Chamber
      • L6 Large Plate
      • Boss® CE-1 Chorus Ensemble
      • L6 King Spring
      • L6 Dark Hall
      • L6 Chamber
      • Volume Pedal
      • L6 Vetta Juice
      • L6 Boost & EQ
      • L6 Clean Sweep
      • L6 Seizmik Synth
      • L6 Double Bass
      • L6 Buzz Wave
      • L6 Rez Synth
      • L6 Saturn 5 Ring Mod
      • L6 Synth FX
      • L6 Synth Harmony
      • L6 Squarge Chorus
      • L6 Expo Chorus
      • L6 Random Chorus
      • L6 Square Flange
      • L6 Expo Flange
      • L6 Lumpy Phase
      • L6 Hi-Talk
      • L6 Sweeper
      • L6 POD Purple X
      • L6 Random Sample and Hold
      • L6 Tape Eater
      • L6 Warble-matic
      • L6 Low Rez Delay
      • L6 Phaze Eko
      • L6 Bubble Eko
      POD X3 V2.0 Effect Models:
      • Vocoder
      • Dynamic Delay
      • Dimension
      • Pitch Vibrato
      • Voice Box
      • V Tron
      • Octisynth
      • Q Filter
      • Pattern Tremolo
      • Frequency Shifter
      • Barberpole Phaser
      • Script Phaser

  2. Baelzebub

    Baelzebub Dr. Stratster

    Nov 1, 2019
    State of Disbelief
    I think @Believer7713 had one of those for sale a short time ago for a pretty good price.

  3. Elvis v

    Elvis v Strat-O-Master

    Apr 11, 2017
    My place.
    Tell me more about it? I have never had one. And I looking or some info?
  4. Baelzebub

    Baelzebub Dr. Stratster

    Nov 1, 2019
    State of Disbelief
    I don't have a great deal of knowledge. Just what I've read or seen on YT videos, when I was considering purchasing a Variax.

    I think Believer was selling his cause he had another rig he was using, so he may, or may not, know a lot about them.

    But there are others here who use them. I'd watch all the vids I could I YT before it arrived and also post a thread saying you're looking for info on them. I'm sure you'll get at least one or two answers that are detailed and useful.
  5. Believer7713

    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

    Dec 27, 2016
    I had one about 12 years ago. I liked it but some of the modeling was kind of thin and weak.
    The one I have for sale now is the POD HD500X which is a newer version that had better algorithms. The top of the line right now, I believe, is the Helix.
    I used my XT live when I played in the church band because it was fairly easy to set up sounds, store then carry with me. Plus it was good as a direct into FOH.
    Ultimately I ended up going back to my analog pedal board and a Marshall.
    I still have that HD500X for sale too.
  6. Elvis v

    Elvis v Strat-O-Master

    Apr 11, 2017
    My place.
    Thanks for the reply. And you go to church awsome. I watch through the computer church services. My tinnitus keeps me from going. Their mics, amp's etc.. is to loud and it makes my tinnitus louder. I also called to preach myself.
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  7. stratelespaul

    stratelespaul Strat-O-Master

    Apr 28, 2012
    South Central Los Angeles
    Totally agree, some of the modeling thin and weak but, nothing a stomp eq couldn't fix.
    Lately, I've been running many things through stomp eq's. From cheap mics, even a cheap casio LK-230 piano.
    EVERYTHING is tweakable with equalization.
    Again YMMV
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2021
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  8. AznCaster

    AznCaster Strat-Talk Member

    Aug 13, 2020
    I have been using the POD X3 Live for rehearsals and POD X3 for practice for about a year now since I can't really afford individual pedals yet, the learning curve is a bit steep but it's worth it.

    Here are some things I've done to make it more user-friendly

    1. Download GearBox to your computer so you can tweak your preset there instead of fiddling with the actual unit. You can later import all your presets directly to you unit and vice versa.

    You do need a "Printer Cable USB 2.0 Type A Male to B Male Computer", I used this particular one. This also allows you to jam with tracks on played from your computer (
    Don't forget to close the GearBox app before unplugging your usb though, otherwise the computer drivers would crash and make you force restart.

    2. Dialing a good tone is a bit tricky, but you can get a head start using Line 6 CustomTone, which is just a preset that was already created by the community (, just make sure to download the ones that are higher rated and have a lot of downloads.

    3. I always use my amp instead of a PA system when I rehearse, so I make sure to turn off the amp modelling because it would sound horrible otherwise.

    One last tip that is the most important is to start really low with the master volume, I find anything past the first quarter mark to be really loud.
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2021
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  9. Elvis v

    Elvis v Strat-O-Master

    Apr 11, 2017
    My place.
    Wow that's a lot of info. I will look into it thanks.
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