Pod Go vs Hx Stomp

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  1. ElysianGuitars

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    I only need a switch for disabling my OD and disabling delay, so 3 switches works fine for me.
     
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    I used to use stombox mode, but let's face it snapshot mode can be used for exactly the same thing but better. Once I figured out snapshot mode I haven't used stombox mode at all.

    The only practical reason I can think of for stombox mode over snapshot mode is if you were in an improv group and couldn't preplan what effects you are going to use together.
     
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    The Pod Go seems to be enough, though Ill probably save a bit longer for the stomp XL. Feel free to talk me out of it!
     
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    I think the quicker/better updates alone are worth getting the Stomp over the GO. Unless you really need the multiple switches, I'd go for the regular Stomp with a $20 external footswitch personally since they're a bit cheaper and more available used.
     
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    Exactly. I already had a Mooer PreAmp Live, GSP1101, Pod X3 + a handful of distortion pedals as well as a Two Notes Cab M, so when I was browsing for something new, I snagged a used HX Effects (for more than $300 less than a Stomp would have been) and that's precisely how I use it. I have a dozen or so patches set up with different od pedals, delays, verb, etc.. and I use the Mooer in the fx loop so I can just turn the indvidual effects on & off just as if they were regular pedals. I'm thinking that this is why they went ahead and made the XL version of the Stomp is because a lot of people were kinda disappointed with just having 3 switches.
     
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    Oh I forgot the prime reason I'd get the HX Stomp over the POD go.

    MIDI compatibility.

    I mean you can PROBABLY use some kinda USB Midi Host to make it work with the POD Go, but I never got a definitive answer.
     
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    For stomp xl money you'd might as well jump on a used LT, unless the form factor is the major draw for you. Looking online I see used LT going for less than a stomp xl.
     
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    Snapshot mode is what I use as well, it's great.
     
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    You can add... Is it 4 more switches? And the cost of those certainly wouldn't amount to the price difference between a stomp and xl. Plus, you could even use a longer patch cable to place the additional stomp switches at other places on the pedalboard. Extra customizability!
     
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    The LT is too big compared to the other units.

    Ive considered getting a stomp to sit on my desk and a midi controller on the floor.
     
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    If you plan on just using it for practice at home you really can't go wrong with either.
     
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    My Stomp sits on my desk and it's the perfect size for that, an LT definitely wouldn't fit. I just use my hands to press the switches though.

    As @vilk mentioned, a Stomp + midi controller is as much as a used LT. That's why I decided against a midi controller. I'd just get the Stomp to start out, and then decide if a controller at your feet is worth it.
     
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    FM3 because where the fuck is @budda

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    And here's me with my fullsize Helix on my big desk lol.
     
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    I think the big helix is perfect for home use, but I will probably use this unit for practice sessions while traveling or jamming with a friend through a pa or cabinet, so it needs to be backpack friendly.

    That being said, I might end up with an LT if they are for sale on musicians friend at the time.
     
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    For sure valid points if the stomp had existed when I purchased my Helix I may have gone with it instead. It has a lot of bells and whistles for such a small unit and the white one was drool worthy
     
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    Just wanted to chime in as a Stomp owner.

    I think the continued updates and support make it worth getting over the Pod Go.

    Between the regular stomp and the XL, I think it depends on your needs.

    I often find myself wanting the xl over the regular stomp for the extra switches. Though I do have extra switches for it, I feel like it adds clutter and is another thing to manage.

    That said, the 3 footswitch limitation is usually fine for me for both standalone and 4CM use. I actually think the 3 footswitch limit can be beneficial and force creative solutions. Once you start playing around with it and thinking outside the box, you'd be surprised how much you can do with just 3 switches. And the fact that the damn thing is so small is a major bonus as well.

    Keep an eye out for used or floor model gear. I paid $450 for my Stomp.
     
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