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Line 6 POD X3 Live

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Millions of possibiltés ...

By StephDu62, 23/09/2014
What are the effects or types of effects available?
==> Almost everything is available except the Whammy ...

Are they edited? Via a Mac / PC editor?
==> Yes via GearBox editor

What is the connection?
==> Anything that can exist, MIDI, Jack, XLR, ... etc ...


The general configuration is it simple?
Editing sounds and effects is it easy?
==> Do not lie through the pedal, it's not easy (no worse) ...
The ideal is to configure via the editor

The manual is clear and sufficient?
==> It is fairly complete, and especially consider printing the gallery templates to make the connection between the actual hardware and labels not always clear ...


The effects are they effective, responsive and realistic enough?
==> As a general rule, the sounds are quite realistic, provided you know how to configure them. After a while we come to apprehend them, but the possibilities are so numerous, it takes many lifetimes to exploit ...
Purists crying foul against these multi-effects swearing only by their tube amp, but hey, when you have a limited budget, this is the best solution. In addition we must admit that on stage with a drummer, the simulation of Marshall largely filled his role ...

Which instruments do you use?
==> Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster
==> Lower active Cort GB34A
The two are still connected (on guitar and bass guitar input on the Aux input)
I have not tried for singing but it should not take long ...


How long have you use it?
==> Almost two years ... and intensively ...

Have you tried many other models before buying it?
==> Not really because at the time I began the electric guitar and Guitar Rig apart I do not have another gear ... As I did not want to invest in an amp and pedals and I did not want Mom upset when I play at night, pedal became naturally the solution ...

How would you rate the quality / price?
==> Very good for the price I bought it, I would not have been able to buy an amp ... and as I am Pro-Fender, as saying that I would not have even been able to buy a button volume ...

With experience, you do again this choice?
==> Without hesitation, yes ...

To avoid unreliable

By malhomme, 01/09/2013
Everything has been said, many amps and effects, computer publisher (essential), possibility of having two independent channels simultaneously or not ...

Pedalier plastic. Hardware not reliable reliability limit (see below)


Setup is simple when you know what kind of product that we know what we want. otherwise it takes time to read the manual which is very informative and fun, with a history of each amp quite exciting ...


The effects are more or less good. Some modeling amps (JCM800, Fender) do not look anything like reality.


Overall quality of pretty cheap pedalboard (plastic).
I am touched by the fact that the cell volume pedal fails. This fault is recurrent (see forums) and that the pedal .... not his fate (the volume remains at zero)!
It reflects the decline in quality between POD XT and X3 (I own both).

Became unusable live: you never know if it will work or not ...

Value for money limit. AUuourd'gui if you buy is secondhand, and given the reliability of the photocell which is under the pedal, it's the lottery, you do not know when it will drop.

To avoid in my opinion.

The most sounds in one pedal, period.

By tarrtime, 10/12/2012
The POD X3 is an amp sim/multi-effects pedal from Line 6. It uses all digital signal processing. Getting started is as easy as plugging in your guitar and headphones, then stepping on the foot-switches to jump between presets. The software application for the POD X3 has always given me problems. I think there are some 'bugs' in the way it downloads the presents to the foot pedal. Normally, I recommend using a software editor with a GUI. However, with the problems, I find it easier just to tweak the knobs on the pedal whenever I want to make changes.


There is a learning curve when starting out with the POD X3. There are tons and tons of options to edit the internal processing like: amp EQ, speaker models, microphones, effects pedals, parallel signal chains, etc. This requires scrolling through a lot of menus when looking at the screen on the pedal. It can take a while to figure out how to get to the right place to edit what you want. After you figure this out, this pedal is capable of a ridiculous amount of different sounds.


Amp simulation isn't perfect. The Line 6 X3 sounds convincing, especially if it is in the context of a full band. Still, it only gets the guitar player most of the way to the experience of playing through a real amp. To me, the best use of these kinds of effects pedals is in the studio to experiment with a ton of different sounds without having to completely change your setup. If you play live in a cover band, it might be useful to be able to switch between a lot of different sounds as well.


Although Line 6 has released a new line of PODs (the HD series), the POD X3 still has some useful aspects. I really the Matchless, Orange, Budda, etc. amp sims in the X3, but they are missing in the HD series. Hopefully, Line 6 updates the firmware of the HD series in the future with more amp models. Until then, the X3 has the most number of different amp simulations, well over +100. This alone should attract the true tweakheads.

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By guitarophil, 08/12/2012
not try on electric guitar.

but voice and acoustic

there is little to be less choice for acoustic
looking good but there is so little happiness that we paufine settings
I plug in my mixing table bose bose l1 tonemacht and direct model 1

phew I believe it.

I wanted clapton acoustic sound I found.
we say that the sound on the cold zt x3 live but I found nothing

therefore can be ca depent on what you plug your guitar and?

otherwise very happy and just after 3 days utilisation.donc can certainly
do better and paufiner time.


simple enough but I prefer going by the software to parameterize the gearbox pedal.
not even look at the manual.


yes I find quite nice

I'm not a pro but I'm not deaf

and as we know each seeks his own sound.

So for me may be not perfect but for the price this is stunning.

was good preset and effect settings for voice and guitar

some amps will vraimment well on vocals? bizare but it is good that we are trying new sound.

for me the quality of my bose l1 and quite impressive.

may not be perfect for the purist

but enough to make a high-pretation

of game.c is my opinion.


I regret my purchase
enough means to buy the pod hd 500 unless line 6 me the

I use the last three days, but acts as a real 5/7 hours and dejas satisfied.
ca rest of the simulation but must admit that it can work even when
corectement a low I could buy all the stuff that you can do with this pedal ca would have a big budget and space.

in any case it does well for me in acoustic and voice even if I do not enormously choice.

so I guess not even for electric.

I'll aillor in achetrer one for laughs.

you can buy one occasion it is well above all the pedals that I "ve been trying to walk right between 80 and 200 that n is not the peculiarity of presented several pedals, effect, amp, compressor .. ...
at the same time.

in fact I do not work for line 6

but I say bravo and thank you.
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Line 6 POD X3 Live tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Line 6
  • Model:POD X3 Live
  • Series:POD Live
  • Category:Guitar Amp Simulation Pedals
  • Added in our database on: 08/20/2008

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