GuitarFilter: Multi FX vs. Pedals. In particular, I'm trying to figure out whether I should buy a $100 floor controller for my Line 6 Pod XT, or stump for a couple of pedals instead. Lots of snowflakiness inside.
My current gigging set-up is as follows - a Jazzmaster and Burns 12-string which go into in order, a Crybaby Wah, a ProCo Rat and a Danelectro delay. These then go into a Fender Twin Reverb, usually the Reverb/Trem channel. I also have an acoustic with the Baggs M!a pickup which goes direct into the PA.
This set-up sounds awesome, but I need a bit more. In particular the 12-string really needs a compressor, and both electrics need a boost for solos. So I could just buy a compressor
pedal, but it's getting to be kind of a lot of pedals.
However I do have a Line 6 Pod XT
which I bought a few years ago and don't love. Another possibility would be to buy a floor controller for this and use the in-built compression and levels, bypassing the amp and cab sims, and control this from an FBV express
foot controller. This would cost half as much as the pedals.
Am I right to feel hinky about putting a digital box in my signal chain? How do the inbuilt fx in the POD compare to a good quality stomp box, especially compression?
(My sounds range from sparkly clean for the 12 to Sloan-style distortion. Leads are mostly Matthew Sweet/Television style. You can hear examples on the tracks I posted to music.mefi