Hey all, I had a Line 6 Pod Go but sold it because I was having a heck of a time getting it to play nice with both PA systems and amps. I tried to create two sets of patches-- one using a modeled amp and IR, and then another set of the same patches but without IR or cabinet...but I couldn't seem to really turn the amp off.
The Pod Go has an "amp out", but this didn't fix it either....it might have bypassed the IR/cab, but didn't bypass the amp. I tried all kinds of solutions, but I couldn't find an easy way to set up the POD GO so it could serve two different purposes: 1) as a complete modeling solution allowing me to plug into a DAW or into a PA; and 2) as essentially a multi-effects box that would plug into a "real amp".
I've been researching the GX-100 and it looks a lot smarter about giving lots of input/output control options in easily accessible menus. You can specify on the output control whether you're plugging into the effects return of an amp, into a PA/DAW, or into the guitar input on the front of a guitar amp, for example.
For anyone who has the GX-100, does this output control work well, or do you find yourself having to significantly modify your presets, or create different presets, for when you are planning to plug straight into a PA vs plug into a guitar amp?
I definitely want a box that makes it easy for me to run it either as just a multi-effects box, no modeled amps/cabs/IRs, OR as a complete modeling solution so I can go straight into a DAW or mixer-- i.e., using on board amp/cab sims.
I'm also well aware that a good trick is to use both high pass around 6.3k and low pass around 80 Hz filters in the global EQ control to get rid of fizz and unnecessary woof.
It seems that the GX-100 may be more flexible in terms of the signal chain, so it might be very easy to set up fully modeled patches, then copy them to another set of empty preset spots, and then just delete the amps and cabs from those presets, effectively turning those presets into "effects only" presets.
Another option would be to designate a switch to turn on/off the amp in the signal chain, so I could take a patch that provides full amp modeling and easily just turn the modeled amp off when I want to go into the front end of a tube amp. (My tube amps are older/vintage and don't have effects loops, so going into the effects return isn't even an option for me.).
A third option would be to set up a parallel signal path and have one path include an amp/cab, and the other path not include it.
So I guess I'm asking if any of you have used a Boss GX-100 as a glorified multi-effects box, not needing the amp/cab sims, and how did you configure it to do that? How did you make it convenient to use it either way? Or did just using the Boss's output control features and specifying whether you were going into the front end of a guitar amp vs. a PA system actually take care of the issue without any further muss or fuss?
Great news. I got the GX-100 and am super happy with it.
Yes. You can also program a switch to do several things at once such as turn on boost, turn off chorus, and turn on delay, all with one push.Could you tell me what the options for setting up the footswitches are?
Can one set 1-4 to be, say, phaser, phlanger, chorus, delay, and another of the switches to go back and forth between a few select pre-sets?