Line 6 POD X3 & POD 2.0 Settings
POD X3 Settings
The POD X3 tones will only work with a POD X3 (and I think they will work with the TonePort with the Gearbox plugin with the required bundles). You can open up the .l6t files with the Gearbox application. Note: Save the tone files to your computer first, then open them up in Gearbox by going to File => Dual Tone => Open. Otherwise the dual tones may not open properly.
For my original songs "Arrival" and "The Rising", I used many of the same tones. For the rhythm tones, I used a "Criminal" (Peavey 5150) amp model. For the lead tones, I used a blend of the "Modern Hi Gain" and "Mesa Dual Rectifier" amp models with some chorus and delay. Note that I changed the delay tempo to match the tempo of the particular song/part.
Here is the tone I used for the “Frostbite” cover. I think it’s a pretty good imitation of Parkway Drive’s tone on the “Horizons” album:
For my cover of “The Sound of Truth” I created a custom tone blending together the Modern Hi Gain amp model with the Treadplate 2001 Dual model. AILD uses Krank amps, which aren’t modeled by the X3, but I think this tone does a reasonably good job achieving a sound similar to the one on the album track.
POD 2.0 Settings
Here are the presets I have been using on my POD 2.0. I am reading the values of these settings from the Line6 Edit software (I have my POD connected to the computer via MIDI cables). Please note that while these presets might be a good starting point for you, it is really necessary to tailor the tone to your liking. Every guitar will sound a bit different, so there’s no guarantee that a preset that is great for one guitar will work for all. For the downloads, I am not sure about their compatibility with other Line6 products, but in any case you will need Line6 Edit and some type of connection from your computer to your device to transfer them.
A.I.R. mode switch should always be set to “Direct” when recording or playing through the computer (or anything other than a guitar amp)! I always keep “Output Level” at 100% to get maximum signal from the POD, then I adjust the recording level of my sound card as described in the Recording Method section. “Channel” volume is used to adjust relative volumes of presets, e.g. to make a clean tone as loud as a distorted tone. “Extra” distortion refers to holding down the “TAP (HOLD)” button while adjusting drive. This enables some extra gain beyond what’s normally available by adjusting the “Drive” knob. It’s like having an amp that goes to 11 instead of 10… sorry I couldn’t resist.
Distorted rhythm guitar tone for my guitars with normal (passive) humbucking pickups
Rectified / Treadplate amp model, 4x12 Line6 cab model, 100% drive, extra distortion = on, Bass = 24%, Mid = 78%, Treble = 97%, Presence = 0%, AIR = 51%, Noise gate: threshold = -79 dB, Decay = 59%, FX = Bypass, Spring Reverb: Decay = 44%, Density = 73%, Diffusion = 71%, Tone = 48%, Level = 6%.
Download tone: KB_RhythmDistortion_for_Norm_PUPs.l6t
Distorted rhythm guitar tone for my guitars with active humbucking pickups (EMG 81/85)
Rectified / Treadplate amp model, 4x12 Line6 cab model, 100% drive, extra distortion = off, Bass = 40%, Mid = 62%, Treble = 100%, Presence = 0%, AIR = 51%, Noise gate: threshold = -79 dB, Decay = 59%, FX = Bypass, Spring Reverb: Decay = 44%, Density = 73%, Diffusion = 71%, Tone = 48%, Level = 6%.
Download tone: KB_RhythmDistortion_for_Active PUPs.l6t
Distorted lead tone
Same as above, but with extra distortion enabled and some delay (Time = 430ms, Feedback = 71%, Level = 27%)
Clean tone “twang” (used in THA - Polaris, Metallica - Master of Puppets)
Line6 Twang amp model, 2x12 Blackface Twin cab model, 3% drive, extra distortion = off, Bass = 71%, Mid = 70%, Treble = 81%, AIR = 51%, Noise gate: threshold = -79 dB, Decay = 70%, FX = Chorus 1: Speed = 0.38 Hz, Depth = 70%, Feedback = 28%, Predly = 30%, Spring Reverb: Decay = 75%, Density = 76%, Diffusion = 75%, Tone = 70%, Level = 8%.
- Download tone: KB_CleanTwang.l6t
Clean tone “Line6” (used in BFMV - All These Things I Hate verse)
- Line6 Clean amp model, 2x12 Line6 cab model, 13% drive, extra distortion = off, Bass = 81%, Mid = 59%, Treble = 8*%, AIR = 51%, Noise gate: threshold = -79 dB, Decay = 63%, FX = Chorus 1: Speed = 0.38 Hz, Depth = 70%, Feedback = 28%, Predly = 30%, Spring Reverb: Decay = 27%, Density = 100%, Diffusion = 90%, Tone = 35%, Level = 25%.
- Download tone: KB_CleanTwang.l6t