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Line 6 Pod HD500X Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal

With 512 presets and endless ways to combine, loop, customize, and control your signal and onboard HD effects, this multifx unit is a sonic command center. (14) Read 11 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

For nearly two decades, Line 6 has brought power to the players, delivering accurate guitar, amp, and effect models in robust, budget-friendly pedalboards. This tradition continues with the Line 6 Pod HD500X guitar multi-effects pedal. With a world-class collection of high-definition models of guitar effects, amps, and cabinets, this multi-effects processor makes it easy to cover vintages tunes or create pretty much any sound you want with your guitar.

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Hundreds of Effects

If you're looking for a specific guitar effect, there's a good chance the HD500X has it built in -- with over 100 onboard effect models based on actual vintage and modern effect pedals. With a dozen distortion/overdrive effects, a dozen modulation effects, a dozen filters, a dozen delay models, a dozen reverbs, EQs, Wahs, and more, this floorboard is a necessity for any guitarist. The HD500X makes it easy to find the classic sound you're looking for without the headache of setup and teardown. Whether you're looking to recreate a classic sound or breaking new ground, the HD500X is a powerful effects box which will transform your sound.

Industry-Leading Power

With more processing power than anything else in their class, it's easy to understand why Line 6 Pod multi-effects pedals have been top sellers for years. The HD500X continues this tradition with unparalleled processing power and dynamic DSP-based effects. Stack up to eight effects at once. Simulate a setup with two guitar amps with independent effects chains and amp/cabinet models for each using dual signal paths.

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Features:

- A collection of 30 HD amp models for authentic tone and feel
- Options to specify microphone and cabinet type to further tailor your sound
- Over 100 studio and stompbox effects, run up to eight simultaneously
- Integrated 48-second looper with dedicated footswitch
- Integrated chromatic tuner and tap tempo function
- Effects loop allows for dual signal paths and multiple routing options
- 512 user-writable preset locations
- Eight setlist banks
- Assignable expression pedal for controlling amp and effect parameters
- I/O includes USB 2.0, MINI, S/PDIF, balanced XLR outputs, integrated mic preamp, and more
- Variable input impedance for simulating vintage effects
- L6 Link connection for integration and control of DT-series amplifiers and StageSource series loudspeakers
- VDI connection for integration and control of James Tyler Variax guitars
- Durable metal chassis with chrome roll bar, die-cast expression pedal, professional-grade footswitches with LED indicators
- Includes free download for POD HD500X editor/patch librarian software

Grab your favorite axe and unlock your creativity with the versatility of the Line 6 Pod HD500X today.

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-30 HD amp models for authentic tone and feel
- Options to specify microphone and cabinet type
- Over 100 studio and stompbox effects, run up to eight simultaneously
- Integrated 48-second looper with dedicated footswitch
- Integrated chromatic tuner and tap tempo function
- Effects loop allows for dual signal paths and multiple routing options
- 512 user-writable preset locations
- Eight setlist banks
- Assignable expression pedal for controlling amp and effect parameters
- I/O includes USB 2.0, MINI, S/PDIF, balanced XLR outputs, integrated mic preamp, and more
- Variable input impedance for simulating vintage effects
- L6 Link connection for integration and control of DT-series amplifiers and StageSource series loudspeakers
- VDI connection for integration and control of James Tyler Variax guitars
- Durable metal chassis with chrome roll bar, die-cast expression pedal, professional-grade footswitches with LED indicators
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 16 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 31 x 15 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 99-060-1805
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 818-575-3600

Product Description

The Line 6 POD HD500X delivers more power to inspire your creativity. With an extensive collection of HD amps, 100+ studio and stomp effects, professional-grade backlit footswitches, and comprehensive I/O, POD HD500X is the ultimate multi-effects processor for your stage and studio rig.

- World-class collection of HD amps and effects
- More power and flexibility for total creativity
- Professional-grade, backlit footswitches for easy operation
- The command center for your guitar rig

WORLD-CLASS HD AMPS AND EFFECTS

From vintage classics to modern powerhouses, each HD amp delivers incredible sonic depth, character and touch nuance. POD HD500X also gives you over 100 studio and stomp effects, so you can sculpt your tone to perfection.

MORE PROCESSING POWER

With more processing power and unparalleled flexibility, POD HD500X enables you to create tone that's all your own. Dynamic DSP lets you stack the effects you want, where you want them. Explore dual signal paths and multiple routing options to craft unique sounds or re-create celebrated classics.

RUGGED CONSTRUCTION, AT-A-GLANCE OPERATION

POD HD500X boasts professional-grade footswitches with bright LED rings for at-a-glance operation. The robust bent-metal chassis and die-cast expression pedal make POD HD500X ideal for any stage.

COMMAND CENTER FOR YOUR GUITAR EXPERIENCE

POD HD500X is the perfect foundation for any guitar system, whether you connect to a guitar amp, go straight to the PA or record direct to your computer. Connect a James Tyler Variax guitar and DT amp or StageSource speaker to form the Line 6 Dream Rig the only system that can be virtually any rig.

More Processing Power for Total Flexibility

With more processing power and unparalleled flexibility, POD HD500X enables you to create tone that's all your own. Dynamic DSP lets you stack the effects you want, where you want them, and 512 presets gives you virtually endless options for recalling your tones. You can also mix and match HD amps, cabinets, mics and effects, and explore dual signal paths and multiple routing options -- to craft sounds or re-create celebrated classics.

Sculpt Sounds with Dual Signal Paths

POD HD500X enables you to create complex tones by playing through two signal paths at once minus the setup headaches and grounding hum issues that come with traditional dual-amp rigs. You can route your guitar through two completely independent paths each with its own HD amp and effects chain or process two signals at once by utilizing the 1/4" aux or XLR mic inputs. Whether you want to configure elaborate signal chains and stereo amp setups or create stunning soundscapes, you're at the helm of a powerful sound design tool.

Command Center for Your Guitar Experience

POD HD500X is the perfect foundation for any guitar system, whether you connect to a guitar amp, go straight to the PA or record direct to your computer. Connect a James Tyler Variax guitar and DT amp or StageSource speaker to form the Line 6 Dream Rig -- the only system that can be virtually any rig. With the press of a single POD HD500X footswitch, you can call up a totally different rig with changes to preamp type, power amp configuration, guitar type, tuning, effect chain, and more.

Assignable Footswitches and Rugged Construction

POD HD500X boasts professional-grade footswitches with bright LED rings for at-a-glance operation. Configure them as on/off and preset selection switches -- or assign multiple parameters to each switch and morph between up to 52 parameters in real time with the die-cast expression pedal. You can also use the footswitches to engage the built-in 48-second looper. The robust bent-metal chassis and rugged construction make POD HD500X ideal for any stage.

USB Recording and Comprehensive I/O

With comprehensive I/O including USB 2.0, MIDI, S/PDIF, balanced XLR outputs, integrated mic preamp and more, POD HD500X delivers the connections you need for studio, stage and anywhere in between.
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (14 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
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Overall: I've owned the M13 and now I am proud owner of the HD500x. Both great if you want ease of use go with the M13 but if you're willing to take a little time and explore the HD500x will keep not disappoint! If you're a tone junkie on a budget like me this will give you your fix and then some. I love that you can run 8 different effects and your amp plus the looper makes this pedal tops for the price. I use it for recording at home but I could definitely see using it live, very sturdy and well built! I highly recommend.
Style of Music: Fusion, Jazz, shoegaze, death metal, blues, bluegrass, experimental, math rock
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Overall: First off, the good... The sound quality is great. I've had mine for a week and the possibilities are absolutely endless. If you're only using this to go guitar>hd500>front of your amp, you're selling yourself short and should probably be using a much lower-tier processor. If you're not familiary with the 4-Cable Method, you need to stop what you're doing and look up the line 6 videos on it immediately! This expands your capabilities 10 fold with this pedal! The sound is crystal clear, I would even say it shimmers. You're absolutely open to virtually any sound from any amp, effect, microphone or guitar (if you're rocking a variax, like me). The ease of use is rough... It most definitely has a learning curve, but for quality gear, this is a small price to pay! Most of my praise comes from the 4 cable method, which allows you to basically split this pedal in two. What I mean is, it allows you to send some of the processing to your amp's preamp and some of it straight to the power amp. The pros spend dozens of thousands of dollars being able to replicate what this pedal does for $500. To elaborate: Wahs, compressors and distortions/stomps always sound best in the "pre" portion of the signal chain (before your amps preamp), but effects such as flangers, reverbs, choruses, tremolos, etc. sound best in the "post" portion of the signal chain (after the preamp and just before the power amp). The 4-cable method allows you to do that and it makes your sound so professional. Another capability you have with this pedal using the 4-cable method is bypassing your amp's preamp completely and using a modeled amp by going straight to your power amp. Again, you need to watch videos from Line 6 on the 4-cable method in order to understand this. It is complex, but it is PROFESSIONAL! Build: This thing is built rock solid. Line 6 always builds solid gear. I still have my Line 6 Pod XT Live, it's about 6 years old, and it works like a charm. The display is bright and crisp, also customizable between three different displays, and the LED rings surrounding the floor buttons gives it a great appearance. It looks professional, sounds professional and is built professional. I rated 4/5 on the "wow" factor because there are still better units out there (at 3-5 times the price, though), so there are better possibilities for modeling/effects, but you. will. not. beat. this. product. for 500. Customer support: Line 6 has a very expansive forum in the Community section. In this forum, you'll find not only well-versed and experienced long-term users of line 6, but actual Line 6 employees answering questions in these forums. I've never had to call them or email them, but then again, that's because of a great forum. The bad: You cannot copy a specific effect and transfer it to another patch. This is tedious because you have individually program every patches effects from scratch. Also, the learning curve. It is very difficult to grasp this pedal, especially if it's your first effects processor. I owned the Line 6 POD XT Live before this, and albeit similar in many ways, I'm still struggling to keep up. Bottom line: It's a learning experience. You have 30 days from the time you buy this to return it, so what have you got to lose? I promise you won't want to return it if you're willing to put in the effort and time to learn this pedal's capabilities. I'm satisfied.
Style of Music: Everything but country, hipster, hip-hop.
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