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If you already have a podxt and a shortboard, you gain nothing by switching to this. In fact, only judging from the picture, the shortboard I have seems sturdier.
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True, and I agree to a point. If someone doesn't have either though - I think this is the way to go.
As for the durability and such . . . I used to use my PODxt & the shortboard for flyouts. And think there's just too much screwing around with cords & stands and such. I like the unit, but I also really hated all that other stuff.
With this thing, I can walk up, drop it on the floor, spike it, run a line back to my stacks and away I go. This thing looks so much more durable than the xt too. I had my xt & shortboard in the Line6 bag and I carried it with me on all flights and even under my careful touch the knobs have suffered hints of damage in the way that they now spin. The PODxt might be made of metal, but it's still a delicate piece to trust to roadies. As for the durability of the board itself - I think it's a horse apiece, although I slightly favor the buttons on the old shortboard over the "Boss-like" ones on the xtLive.
I'm thinking this xtLive might be better geared towards road use than a two part board & POD. - It'll certainly be alot easier to set up and tear down.
Now if Line 6 would just start building these things with an intelligent harmonizer, there'd be no reason at all to even speculate between one of these and the GT-6 or Digitech GNX
machines which both have really decent harmonizers stock. [img]images/smilies/icon_eek.gif[/img]
Seriously though, when I go out, it's almost always a rented backline, so the idea of having some consistancy in my sound by travelling with one of these devices is very desireable to me. [img]images/smilies/icon_cool.gif[/img]
Oh, and if anyone from Line6 is reading this . . . you can send me my endorsment papers now - LOL!! [img]images/smilies/icon_wink.gif[/img]