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Re: OT: Johnson JStation VS. Line6 Pod
Those two modeling preamps and the opinions on each are as varied and
vehement as the 'fender vs. marshall' or 'paul vs. strat' or 'big mac
vs. whopper' arguments...
I use the POD regularly and think it's the best thing since sliced
bread as far as direct recording (if you happen to have limited
access to high quality mics, excellent sounding rooms, and good
micing engineering skills...like me!)
I used to play bass for a rock band where the guitarist was using a
Johnson Millenium with a Parker guitar. In my opinion? Crap plugged
into crap. No soul, no tone, just jangly overchorused junk. Now he
wasn't a wiz with programming either, so that may account for his
tone...but god knows he futzed around with the stupid thing often
These two dudes are the biggest POD evangalists, so expect a biased
opinion. However, dtraco has audio samples of the POD vs. J-Station
at his site. Malhavok (the second address) has literally hundreds of
patches you can download into your POD via your computer and
POD - much better and more accurate amp models
J-Station - better effects
>I've been doing more recording than playing lately, and it's made me think
>that a good tube modeling preamp may be the way to go. I bought a Line 6
>Spyder, and I like it, but I've been seeing the Johnson JStation around.
>know the Line 6 is held in pretty high regard. I also know that Adrian
>Belew swears by Johnson amps.
>Any opinions welcome.