Setting Up a Line6 POD XT on Windows 7

Whether not you play guitar, or do custom software development, you ought to pay homage and respect to Line6 for supporting their gear for years and years after the release date with excellent software drivers and tools. Surely their excellent long-term gear support and quality eats into their profits a bit, but they create life-own Line6 fans with nearly every purchase.

My reason for posting here is that setting up my old POD XT on Windows 7 required accepting just a couple of oddities, and then everything worked fine, and I can’t be the only one facing this. Here is how I did it in order.

Ran [Line 6 Drivers v4.2.7.1 Installer].exe with PODxt support. This was a battle because the POD wasn’t getting detected. Finally I remembered that I had always used the front USB port, not the back. Plugged it in there and the installer detected it just fine. This was major blocker until I remembered that (my fault).

Ran [Line 6 License Manager v1.07 Installer].exe.

Ran [Line 6 Monkey v1.65 Installer].exe.

Ran [Line 6 Edit v3.06.0 Installer].exe.

At my preference, I reinstalled the firmware and patches, because I forgot what was even on there and why.

Bought the Bass Expansion pack. Downloaded the PDFs for it to make sense of what is on there. Line6 Money will install the plugin and that worked flawlessly. The only oddities were two things. The first was that the new amp models for the bass didn’t show up. Literally amps #79 to #104 were gone. Rebooting the POD fixed this. The second was that in Line6 Edit, when you go to edit the amps, the tool complains that I don’t have support for those amps. Not sure what to do but things seem to work fine.

That is my story.

Generic Bass Setup ESP LTD D4

My generic beginners bass setup (I’m the beginner) was to set up the Line 6 PODxt with the bass pack, buy a 9v battery for the active pickup, buy some 1/4″ audio cables that went missing, apply blue Loctite to them because the end caps always loosen off but still need to be removable with force, got new Cleartone medium strings, got the antique brass LOXX strap locks, set up the Comfort Strap Pro Bass Extra Long, put together a pick sampler for the fun of it, got a stand for it, added a Wedgie pick holder, got non-abrasive cleaning clothes for wiping it down, lubricant for the bridge parts, lemon oil for the fingerboard, a headphone adapter 1/4″ to 3.55mm (typical headphone jack) cable, read the owners manual, bought some books, found that no ESP case fits that guitar, and finall ywill have Wade’s set it up and try to find a hard case.