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Line 6 POD HD500 Amp Modeling Multi-Effects Pedalboard

Put the sound of 16 world-class guitar amps at your feet with this POD pedalboard! Plus, get a 24-second looper and 100+ effects, from delays to distortions. (74) Read 49 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

Using updated modeling technologies, Line 6's PODHD modeling processor pedalboards have achieved a breakthrough in design and implementation. These PODs feature a previously unachievable sensitivity for a more realistic interaction with the 16 built-in HD amp models and add 100 plus modern and vintage-styled M-class effects, onboard looper 128 user presets and a comprehensive digital and analog I/O.

Line 6 mixed 15 years of amp modeling experience with 3 years of research to push past the limits of their previous amp modeling technology. After accumulating 16 sought after amplifiers and restoring them to peak condition with the help of LA's top tube amp experts, Line 6's POD HD Pedalboards use 10-times more amplifier information than before, including single-ended class A tube stages, class AB push/pull interactions, power supply behavior, and more. The result is unprecedented, warmth, feel, sustain, and articulation to provide you with all the amp tones you've been searching for.

Free v2.0 Update

Free v2.0 update from Line 6 dramatically expands the POD HD Desktop sonic palette! Get two brand-new HD amp models based on* the legendary Marshall "Plexi" 1959 Super Lead 100-watt head. Experience the world's first HD bass amp model based on* the immortal Ampeg B-15NF Portaflex (with eight incredible mic options), and warm up any guitar, bass, or vocal track with a new, vintage-voiced tube mic preamp that you can drop into any point in your signal chain. Get all the new HD amp models plus expanded deep-edit parameters and more - totally free!

Features

- HD amp models that feel, behave, and interact with more realism
- 16 HD amp models based on sought-after guitar tones including: California clean, Classic crunch, Vibey boutique warmth, Modern high-gain
- 128 user presets; 256 factory presets
- 100-Plus effects with the use of up to 4 simultaneously
- Delays, Modulations, Distortions, Compressors, EQs, Filters and Reverbs
- Tap Temp Control over most effects
- 24-second looper with dedicated footswitches
- Built-in tuner with signal mute
- 1/4 inch and XLR outputs (mono/stereo)
- MIDI via USB; L6 LINK jack
- Integrates easily with Line 6's DT50 tube amps
- MP3/CD input
- Free editor/librarian software
- Tough metal chassis, footswitches and expression pedal

Your amp collection--now in HD!

On the menu is a collection of freshly modeled amps, and all of which are essential for performing guitarists who require a wide variety of tones in one streamlined, multi-FX-sized package.

POD HD500 includes 16 HD amp models based on:
Fender Twin Reverb
Hiwatt Custom 100 (DR103)
Supro S6616
Gibson EH-185
Fender Bassman
Fender Blackface Deluxe Reverb
Divided by 13 JRT 9/15
Dr. Z Route 66
Vox AC-15
Vox AC-30 (Top Boost)
Marshall JTM-45 MkII
Park 75
Marshall JCM-800 (2204)
Bogner Uberschall
Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier
ENGL Fireball 100

100+ M-class FX

Made famous by Line 6 M13 and M9 Stompbox Modelers, M-class FX have become stage-standards in serious player's rigs. POD HD500 features a whopping 100+ M-class effects to craft your sound. With this wide tonal palette to play with, you can sound like anyone under the sun... or no one but you. Use up to 4 FX at once.

19 delays including cool tube and solid-state tape echoes

23 modulations including choruses, tremolo, phasers and rotary speakers
With both blackface-style opto and brownface bias-modulating

17 distortions include classic stompbox distortion, vintage fuzz and thick metal chunk

12 compressors and EQs that include stomp comps and studio tube compression

26 filters including wahs and several exclusive custom filters

12 reverbs from surfy springs, to studio plates, to cutting-edge digital room sounds

The power of this collection is truly mind-boggling. In addition to these classic sounds themselves, POD HD500 functions as a fully featured looping, pitch shifting, and harmonizing machine. Ready to start creating? This rig could keep you going for a lifetime.

Unprecedented Flexibility with Stunning Simplicity

Beyond the mere depth of the amp and FX models, POD HD500 offers flexibility to mix and match amps and pedals in multiple pre-set rigs, attainable at the stomp of a switch.

And where other manufacturers seem to require a degree in nuclear physics to access this kind of deep programmability, Line 6 has made it easy. Smart FX make it a snap to quickly dial in your tone, and the free, easy to use editor/librarian software supports your deepest, darkest tonal explorations. POD HD500 was designed by guitarists for guitarists.

Comprehensive Connectivity for Live and Studio Use

Put simply, POD HD500 connects to just about anything and everything - analog or digital, balanced or unbalanced, for amplification or recording.

A snapshot of the back panel shows 1/4 inch and XLR outputs (mono/stereo), USB, MP3/CD input, L6 LINK jack for seamless integration with Line 6 DT50 tube amplifiers, and more.

Built Like a Tank

POD HD500's cutting-edge technology is kept safe within a bulletproof bent sheet metal housing with heavy-duty metal footswitches and expression pedal. No injection-molded plastic boxes here--POD HD500 is ready to lap up years of road and stage abuse and keep you playing.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Line 6 products.

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Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (74 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Line 6 HD500 is awesome!"
Sound: I could not believe how clear and crisp the sound quality is on the HD500. I never owned a Line 6 product before. I am definitely impressed. I have been playing for over 35 years and have owned a ton of different guitar processors and stomp boxes but until now, I was never truly happy with my sound. Feature: I like the programming feature in the Line 6. It is very easy to navigate and adjust your chain of effects. I also like the USB connect to the internet for updates and down-loadable patches. Ease of Use: Once you take the time to read the manuals online and make a few patches on your own.....it becomes very easy. It's just like anything worthwhile ...It takes a little bit to understand, but once you do, it is awesome. Quality: Very well built. Strong metal case, and I noticed how well the jacks on the back of the HD500 are made. Nice expression pedal too. I like the display screen but it could be a little bigger. Value: I have paid more for a lessor product....Very good value. Manufacturer Support: I haven't needed to call for support because I have found everything I need to know from the Line 6 website. They have everything I need on the site including manuals, user downloads and more. I especially like the forums where you can read a ton of problems that others have had and as long as you are patient enough to read through the many pages, you can find out anything that you need to know. The Wow Factor: Line 6 has sold me on this beauty. I love it. Overall: I have been playing all my life and have been in over 30 bands in my career. This Line 6 HD500 makes me a better guitar player. It is a great product that packs a punch. I plan on keeping this until they top it. (If they even can) I couldn't be happier.
Style of Music: Rock, Hard Rock, Metal
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Sound: The sound of the pod is very good. You can get pretty much any sound you want. If you do studio or home recording the pod hd500 is for you. If you play live at high volumes it will take some serious tweeking. Don't expect to get a crushing metal tone from the mesa,bogner,or engl amp sims. At high volumes you may be better off with the marshall or park amp sims with a distortion pedal sim. So many pedal amp combinations your head will spin. It took me about two week to figure this thing out and there's still many more tones and effect sounds to discover. If you have a effects loop that is the best way to run the pod hd500. Effects send from the pod into the return of your amp. The master volume on the pod is a great feature. If your a bugera-amps 1960 owner this pedal is for you. Go in the effects loop and you'll have no more master volume issues and you won't have to jump your inputs. The effects loop is all ready jumped. Plus the front head eq that just doesn't seam to be aggressive enough will be taken out of the loop. You'll be able to do all your tone adjustments with your pod. Feature: The effects loop on the pod lets you add your favorite pedals. This works better with delays or chorus type effects better than a distortion. But in truth your probably not gonna need to add anything because the pod has every effect and sound you would ever need. Your gonna defenatly want to do the firmware upgrade the second you buy this. If you buy it with the old firmware your gonna be missing out on some crucial amp adjustments and your looper won't have a volume control.plus you'll be short one amp and other effects and a couple other features that may help you on your tone quests. It is free so just do it on the line6 website. Ease of Use: I'm not gonna say the pod hd500 is a easy piece of gear to use because it is very touch sensitive. Any little adjustment will make or break your tone. A lot of people complain about the pod hd500 having no power switch probably are just finding something to complain about. I run all my gear into a powerstrip with a off switch. Any musician that's played for years runs their gear into a power strip or surge suppressor. The first time you have a costly transformer fry because you left your amp on overnight you'll know why. Quality: Very good build quality. Solid steel. I take care of my stuff though so I'm not worried. Value: The overall value is great. 16 world class amps for $500 who can beat that. They might not be spot on but they sound great. Its like comparing a 6505+,slo,and a jca100,and a bugera6262 all these amps sound very similar $600 to $1800 I will compromise a little fullness of tone live to get a great sound on a budget. And when you record the pod will sound better than all those amps because you can go in direct and layer your sound with effects and at low volume applications you can dial in as fat as a tone as you can imagine. The only problems with digital modeling is the live applications studio wise they are supperior to bulky amps and expensive microphones. Manufacturer Support: This is the best question yet. Line6 has great customer support. If you call their tech support number it will take you a half hour to get through but they will help you. I was fortunate enough to talk to one of their product design managers online. I was having difficulty with my pod because I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed when it comes to new gear. He sent me around 50 emails back and forth to help me out and I complained about certain features I wish line6 products had and things I didn't like. And he said he would pass the word on and was very open minded. They really are trying to give us our best sound for our money. I'm a big fan of their products and will continue to buy any effects processor or amp they put out as long as its in my budget range. The Wow Factor: This is a great looking piece of gear. It really makes you look professional having a piece of gear like this. Overall: Overall this thing is the last pedal you'll ever need to buy. It does it all. And if you don't use it live it is worth buying for studio applications.
Style of Music: metal
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