1. UPDATE YOUR FIRMWARE: Please upgrade the firmware on your POD Go and POD Go Edit software from Line 6 to the latest before installing this patch. Even if your POD Go is up to date, the app needs to be updated as well. If you get an error importing a patch, the problem is most likely outdated firmware on your POD Go or POD Go Edit.
2. IR CAB INCLUDED: This download includes a premium IR from Tone Junkie. We matched this specific IR to this amp, but feel free to experiment with other IR’s for different tonal options. We’ve also included a stock cab version of the patch, but we urge to try the IR – it really does sound better – and it’s included for free :).
Here is the specific IR included, and it’s location in our Helix:
TJ 66 Alnico Silver R121-SM545 . In our POD Go, it’s in IR slot 79. To purchase more IR packs, visit the Tone Junkie store here.
- AC30 FREE WT IR: This is the main patch voiced for single coils using the IR cab.
- AC30 FREE HB: This is the main patch voiced for humbuckers using the iR cab
- AC30 FREE WT: This is the same as the ‘IR’ version, but it uses a stock POD Go cab rather than the IR block. We strongly suggest using the ‘IR’ version – it sounds a lot better :).
HOW TO IMPORT THIS PATCH AND IR
- Connect your POD Go to your computer using a USB Cable
- Download and instal the ‘POD Go Edit’ app from Line 6
- In the ‘POD Go Edit’ app, drag and drop the patch into a slot in the ‘PRESETS’ column
- To import an IR, switch to the ‘IMPULSES’ column (next to the PRESETS column), and drag & drop the IR into the appropriate slot (see note above).
- PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have the IR loaded into the ‘IMPULSES’ column, the patch will not sound correct, even if you have the IR block on – you must drag and drop the IR into the IMPULSES column.
SIGNAL FLOW AND EFFECTS
- Volume (log curve) – mapped to EXP 2
- Wah – Not set up
- Deluxe Comp – not mapped to a switch, always on
- Heir Apparent – mapped to foot switch A
- Amp – AC30 Fawn Nrm
- Cab/IR – 2×12 Match H30 (in the stock cab versions) – see above for IR info
- Simple EQ – Always on EQ – Use this EQ to make tonal tweaks for your guitar/setup. These controls will affect your tone differently than the amp controls. See below for recommended settings.
- Transistor Tape Delay – parameters mapped to foot switch C (see notes below)
- Glitz Verb – parameters mapped to foot switch D (see notes below)
This patch is meant to be used in either stompbox or snapshot mode. We recommend setting up your POD Go to use switches A, B, C, and D as stomps, and the left up/down switches to cycle through snapshots.
AMP GAIN – FOOT SWITCH B:
Foot switch B adjusts both the Drive and the Bass parameters on the amp block. This gives you a true amp overdrive tone without the use of dirt pedals. If the base patch is too dirty for your preference, adjust the ‘Min Drive’ and ‘Max Drive’ settings on this button to suite your needs. The ‘Min Drive’ settings is when the button is off, and the ‘Max Drive’ setting is when the button is on.
DELAY – FOOT SWITCH C:
Foot switch C adjusts the following parameters in the Transistor Tape Delay block: Note Sync, Feedback, and Mix. In the ‘off (min)’ position, you get a subtle 1/4 note delay. In the ‘on (max)’ position, you get a bigger dotted 8th note delay.
REVERB – FOOT SWITCH D:
Foot switch D adjusts the following parameters in the Glitz Reverb block: Decay and Mix. In the off/min position you get a subtle reverb, and in the on position you get a big ambient reverb.
There are four snapshots included in this patch to get different sounds. They are:
- Snapshot 1: CLEAN. This is the base clean tone with delay.
- Snapshot 2: DRIVE. Light overdrive.
- Snapshot 3: P&W LEAD: Big drive with delay and lots of verb. This is a typical P&W style drive.
- Snapshot 4: CLEAN AMBI – Clean tone with big reverb and delay.
MAKING ADJUSTMENTS FOR YOUR SETUP
SETTING THE PATCH UP FOR YOUR GUITAR
All guitars are different, so you may want to make changes to suite your playing style and guitar. We set this up with a variety of guitars, including both single coils and humbuckers (primarily a Telecaster style guitar). If your guitar has humbuckers, please refer to the suggested settings below.
We recommend making a copy of the patch and changing the copy just in case you want to revert back to the original.
We’ve included both single coil and humbucker voiced patches to serve as starting points for your guitars. To make adjustments, we recommend starting with these parameters:
- Amp Gain: Adjust the min/max values of the amp gain so that your guitar is slightly breaking up with big chords on the bridge position (without any drive pedals on)
- Amp EQ controls: Adjust these to suite your individual guitars/taste
- EQ block: This is a simple way to adjust the overall tonal characteristics of the patch.
If you would like to make this patch louder or quieter without affecting tone, the following adjustments can be made:
“Ch Vol” control on the amp module. This will increase or decrease volume without affecting the tone of the amp. This is the primary level adjustment tool I use for changing patch volumes.
Output block level. Changing the level control on the output block (the very last thing in the signal chain) will increase or decrease overall volume. We typically have this set at zero, but feel free to adjust this as you see fit.
Version 2.0: 2020-06-22
- Changed: New IR cab (better tone)
- Tweaked: Amp/EQ settings (better tone)
Version 1.0 (initial release): 2020-04-15