Originally posted by ocnor
I downloaded sound samples of the Pod xt and my sides are
still hurting from laughing so hard. I just can't believe that
anyone would pay good money for something that sounds
so horrible. But I'll give you guys the benifit of the doubt and
assume that it's just because it has crappy presets like every
other piece of gear. So show me some links to good sounds
made with a Pod.
I guess I'm not as offended by your comments as the other guys - you're certainly entitled to your own opinion. I own a Bogner Ecstasy 101B, a Marshall JCM2000DSL50, a Mesa Dual Rectifier, and a '65 blackface Fender Showman, all running into a Bogner 2x12 with one vintage 30 and one classic 80. I mic everything with an SM-57 into an ART TubeMP, then into my Roland VS-1680. I can get killer tones with that rig. In my opinion, the PODxt sounds pretty damned good in comparison to those amps recorded, so it was worth everything I paid for it - I don't care what anyone says. Plus, I get the added bonus of using the effects with my live rig via MIDI.
Though I have to admit, some of the sound clips from the Line6 website don't do the PODxt justice. The Van Halen clip is pretty awesome though - it captures Van Halen I pretty close, I think.