Lots of you have asked for patches for the POD X3 Live – and I’m working on it…
Fun Seeker Sundar I. asked about trying to dial in a “Brad Paisley” tone, by which I assume he means a classic Telecaster, chicken-pickin’ country twang.
Well, I talked to our expert in that area, Steve Thomason, and he offered the following for his “Tele solo twang” patch on the X3 Live:
(Personal note: First you need to start with a really good Telecaster. Steve plays a ’52 Reissue Butterscotch Blond with after market Lindy Fralin pickups.)
OK, here we go. (Mom, you can tune out – it gets boring from here on…)
The following settings are easily attained through the X3 Live’s onboard menu, but here’s a Gear Box snapshot to aid your brain:
Amp Model: 1967 Class A-30 Top Boost
Cab Model: Default (2×12 1967 Class A-30)
Amp EQ: Bass 39, Mid (cut) 88, Treble 69, Presence 0%
Drive: 48, Volume 61
Analog Delay: 480 ms, 16% mix, feedback 35%
Mic: 57 on Axis
There’s a good building block. After that you can adjust the parameters to suit your guitar and your taste.
For example, with my G&L ASAT Special with MFD Pickups, these settings are a tad dark, so I’ll brighten it a bit with the Amp EQ, and maybe add just a tiny bit of room verb.
The final step in this process is for you to get some serious playing skills. That part, my friends, is up to you 😉