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I use it to get roughly the sound I want. All of its pedals are pretty generic, almost too many options, but at the same time too few. By that, I mean there's a lot of pedals most of which lack character. That being said, you can get a lot of sounds out of this thing. It's more about the interaction between the pedals that makes it unique. Good presets. If anyone finds some killer custom tones, let me know haha
Great piece of equipment...very versatile. I play for a very large Church with a $2 Million sound system and go straight through the board and it has astonishgly good tone. I also run it through a DT50 which works excellent as well but I must mention that the high gain amps sound very fizzy and I don't use them...I patches I use are the Twin, Park 75, Divide by 13, Gibtone 85 and the Plexi. Effects sound as they should through the DT50 but in the Headphones they sound good but not great.
Excellent effects, okay amps
The POD has undeniably some of the nicest digital effects out there. Some of the reverbs, especially, add heaps of value to the pedal, like the octoverb and particle verb, which can create lush or chaotic sonic spaces. The overdrives leave a bit to be desired, but are very usable still. I use the pedal for MIDI program changes for the Bias Head.
Useful, but difficult to get the sound you desire out of sometimes
Years ago, one of my friends at church bought a pod, and so I decided that I too should have one. I've spend hours tinkering with it, and have found definite upsides and downsides to it. Very versitile, every weird effect in impossible combinations, but the clean tone can be tricky to dial in, and the overdrive can be lifeless at times without enough fiddling. Oh, and all the stock presets aren't great
Good tone and useful even for bass.
I primarily play bass and with this pedalboard i've managed to acquire many different sounds. it is very versatile but mostly due to its amp simulators rather than the pedals it has. one thing that i would complain about is the lack of good overdrive/distortion because they all sound super digital and an organic sound has been almost impossible to achieve.