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POD HD300 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor

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POD HD300 represents a giant leap forward for amp modeling. It is the only multi-effect pedal to boast 16 state-of-the-art Line 6 HD amp models, 80+ modern and vintage-styled M-class effects, and a co... Read More

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Overview

POD HD300 represents a giant leap forward for amp modeling. It is the only multi-effect pedal to boast 16 state-of-the-art Line 6 HD amp models, 80+ modern and vintage-styled M-class effects, and a comprehensive digital and analog I/O.

HD amp modeling: sound and feel like never before
HD amp models defy the accepted standard. They feel, behave, and interact with previously unachievable realism.

Creating these new HD amp models was no small feat. Line 6 mixed 15 years of amp modeling experience with 3 years of new research and development to build an entirely new amp modeling technology from the ground up. During that time, they hunted down 16 incredible amplifiers and—with the help of some of LA's top tube amp experts—restored each one back to peak condition. The new modeling technology uses 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 exceptional warmth, feel, sustain, and articulation for you to fall in love with.

Tube amp fanatics have long enthused that their favorite stacks and combos aren't merely "amps," but instruments themselves, with playability equal to that of the guitar plugged into them. New HD modeling takes the POD HD experience to that same exalted level, capturing the genuine playability that great guitarists demand.

Your amp collection—now in HD!
On the POD HD300 menu is a collection of freshly modeled amps, many of which are brand new to POD, and all of which are essential for performing guitarists who require a wide variety of tones in one streamlined, multi-FX-sized package.

POD HD300 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


80+ M-class FX
Made famous by Line 6 M13 and M9 Stompbox Modelers, M-class FX are the new stage-standards. POD HD300 features a whopping 80+ 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.

•30+ distortions (from classic stompbox distortion to thick metal chunk), EQs (from stomp comps and studio tube compression) and pitch FX

•30+ analog and digital delays (including cool tube and solid state tape echoes), echoes, wahs, and reverbs (from surfy springs, to studio plates, to cutting-edge digital rooms)

•20+ swirly phasers, filters (including several exclusive custom filters) and other mods (including blackface-style opto and brownface bias-modulating tremolos, choruses, and rotary speakers)


In addition to these classic sounds, POD HD300 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—stunning simplicity
Beyond the mere depth of the amp and FX models, POD HD300 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 HD300 was designed by guitarists for guitarists.

Comprehensive connectivity for live and studio use
Put simply, POD HD300 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" 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 HD300'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 HD300 is ready to lap up years of road and stage abuse and keep you playing.

Version 1.3 Firmware update now available!
Power-boost your POD® HD multi-effect with an additional six HD amp models and five amp parameters – all for free in firmware update v1.3.

To get v1.3 just connect your POD HD via USB to your computer, run Line 6 Monkey™ Intelligent Updater and follow the instructions.

Firmware update v1.3 includes six HD amp models based on* channels from three classic American combos (the “Vibrato” channel of a Fender® Deluxe Reverb®, the “Vibrato” channel of a Fender® Twin Reverb® and the “Bright” channel of a Fender® Bassman®), two British half stacks (the “Normal” channel of a Park 75 and the “Normal” channel of a Marshall® JTM-45 MkII) and a high-gain Line 6 original.

Five additional, fully adjustable amp parameters don each new HD amp model (and will be added to the HD amp models you already have). Further customize essential aspects of tube amp feel and behavior with Sag, Hum, Bias, Bias Excursion and Master Volume.

Meet the new HD amp models:

Blackface ‘Lux VIB
The “Vibrato” channel rounds out the HD model based on* the classic combo that’s considered by many to be the ultimate studio amp: Fender® Deluxe Reverb®.

Blackface Double VIB
Fender® Twin Reverb® is an all-time classic of biting twang and shimmering clean tones. This model is based on* a Fender® Twin Reverb® “Vibrato” channel, which is a separate preamp circuit with clipping characteristics that are different than the “Normal” channel due to an additional 12AX7 tube stage.

Tweed B-Man BRT
Based on* a Fender® Bassman®, the amp that started it all – instant rock and roll tone. This model is based on the amp’s “Bright” channel, which provides a different voicing from the “Normal” channel by utilizing the second half of the first preamp tube. (The “Normal” channel uses the first half only). High frequencies are increased due to the addition of a bright cap across the volume knob.

Brit J-45 NRM
This model is based on* a Marshall® JTM-45 MkII, which marked the beginning of the distinctively bright and crunchy sound that Marshall amps are known for. The “Normal” channel is adept at big, bold clean tones.

Brit P-75 NRM
Based on* the “Normal” channel of a Park 75, a Jim Marshall-designed amp that enjoys cult status for its powerful Plexi-style tones. The “Normal” channel delivers a slightly darker tone than the “Bright” channel, a model of which already appears in POD HD.

Line 6 Elektrik
A face-melting, soul-weeping Line 6 original with high-gain capacity, interactive presence and mid-range controls. Careful, this might hurt a little…

*All product names are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Line 6. These trademarks of other manufacturers are used solely to identify the products of those manufacturers whose tones and sounds were studied during Line 6’s sound model development. Fender, Bassman, Deluxe Reverb and Twin Reverb are registered trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. Hiwatt is a registered trademark of Fernandes Company Ltd. Supro is a registered trademark of Zinky Electronics, LLC. Gibson is a registered trademark of Gibson Guitar Corp. Dr. Z is a registered trademark of Dr. Z Amps, Inc. Vox is a registered trademark of Vox R&D Limited. Marshall is a registered trademark of Marshall Amplification Plc. Bogner is a registered trademark of Bogner Amplification. Mesa/Boogie and Rectifier are registered trademarks of Mesa/Boogie Ltd. Engl is a registered trademark of Ausflug, Beate and Engl, Edmund.

Features
  • HD amp models are the new standard in amp modeling. They feel, behave, and interact with previously unachievable realism for an entirely new playing experience
  • 16 HD amp models based on the most sought-after guitar tones: California cleans, classic crunch, vibey boutique warmth, modern high-gain, and more; 128 user presets; 256 factory presets
  • 80+ effects including delays, modulations, distortions, compressors, EQs, filters, and reverbs; 4 simultaneous FX; Tap tempo
  • 24-second looper with dedicated footswitches for Play Once, Pre/Post, Rec/Overdub, and Play/Stop
  • Built-in tuner with signal mute
  • 1/4" and XLR outputs (mono/stereo); MIDI via USB; L6 LINK jack for seamless integration with Line 6 DT50 tube amplifiers; MP3/CD input; and more
  • Free editor/librarian software
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4.1

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outstanding product

bought an HD300 on the 14th; played an acoustic gig with it that night using mainly the looping pedal and a couple of effects. spend the next night dialing in a few presets using...Read complete review

bought an HD300 on the 14th; played an acoustic gig with it that night using mainly the looping pedal and a couple of effects. spend the next night dialing in a few presets using the really impressive editor software. did a 4 hour gig on the 16th and what they are saying about the �ۡ����feel�ۡ��� of this unit is really accurate. i had been using a pod xt live for over a year and had all my go-to sounds really dialed in. This new floorboard not only sounded better right away, but it interacts so well with playing dynamics and subtle volume control changes, in other words it absolutely feels like using an amp. The XT live seemed to have a headroom issue where the stompbox distortion sound wouldnt really bump the overall level up for solo parts, which has been a bit of a mixing issue for the band. Great to see that has been addressed in the new unit, where kicking in a Tube Screamer puts your tone up in the mix, just as if it was plugged into the front panel of your amp. Also for the XT live i would have to dial in different presets for different guitars, since i have several that use live most often. Already i�ۡ���ve found that on the HD 300, the strat sounds great with my presets, but so does a les paul, with maybe a bit of roll-off on the bass control of the amp. Not having to go back to the drawing board on the tone really inspires playing confidence and makes it more fun to play through this thing! i have a collection of 60's and 70's fender amps, an AC 30, the Marshall handwired 18-watt head and cab, a Mesa Lonestar, and a couple of low wattage Cornford and vintage Gibson models; but I find that because i am carrying a PA around to a majority of my band�ۡ���s shows that using the pod makes my life a lot easier. With this new HD model, for the first time i don�ۡ���t have that pang of regret over compromising my tone because i left all my amps at home. These are just some initial observations after two 4-hour gigs with this box and a few hours dialing in sounds at home. I�ۡ���m sure there are a lot more sounds and effects i�ۡ���ll discover, but can unequivocally say this product is absolutely outstanding.

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Ok for beginners... Be Wary

Ok guys so here is the deal... I was absolutely stoked about these new products coming out and I loved the fact that they came out in three different price ranges, but of...Read complete review

Ok guys so here is the deal... I was absolutely stoked about these new products coming out and I loved the fact that they came out in three different price ranges, but of course as you read online they give all the warm and fuzzy details that get you amped up about it. Well what they dont tell you is that in the two lower end products you have absolutely no control of your effects and how you want them set up. Now what I mean by this is that you have three effects setting and in these effects they give you a plethora of choices, ie your first effect you get all your distortion and stomp boxes, but then it also gives you all your eqs. Now this is where the problem comes in, if you want a nice distorted tone you can get it but there is no way to fine tune your tone because you either get one of the other... And that goes in line with all of your effects. You get the option of three effects plus a reverb and thats as far as you go. Now any experienced guitar player that is tone centered is going to be extremely limited in this way because truthfully you have on real way of crafting your tone and no way of fine tuning it to your liking. All you get out if this pedal is plug and play and you better like the presets because you wont get what you are looking for... Now the reason that I gave this model a two star review is because of the sound, it is absolutely beautiful, the HD modeling really makes beyond a world of difference, and for any beginner who wants quite a range of fun effects will be great with this piece of gear. But if you are like me and are a tone junky, then you need to completely steer clear of this and spend the extra two hundred dollars because this equipment really is a waste of time...

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4.0

Ready for any musical situation

By Anthony Craig

from Fresno Ca

I have been using and programming these multi units for 20 years starting with the old Digitech RP-1.This is hands down the best I have ever heard. I have gigged this thing about 25 times now using tube amps-solid state amps and direct to PA. Amazing! Great warm tones -killer wah pedals. I play everything from George Benson tunes to Metallica and beyond and I have had no problem creating all the sounds I need with this unit. If you can't get a great sound out of this I suggest 3 to 5 years of lessons from a good teacher because the problem is your skill level not the HD300. Line 6 has given you all the tools you need here. I am very happy with this pedal and look forward to many years of use.

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5.0

why tear up your nice gear?

By Daniel Culver

from Cottonwood,az

this thing is highly addictive, fun, and user friendly. within an hour of owning it i already had tones set up that blew my friends and bandmates away. i bought this for a back up for my hd500 and my bassists boss gt10b and for travel. i dont see why people are willing to carry around there tube amps and cabs that cost them thousands of dollars just to tear it up and have the risk of it failing at a show.this thing is the answer to the new generation of guitarists and becoming the answer for the new generation of bassists. (well pod hd in general and amp modeling) at shows where im mic'd up i always was worried of my drummer or anyone accidentally knocks the mic in any way you just destroyed the show. well not with this thing i just direct in it and perfect tone every time all the time. not only that but i can also split it to half di half to my amp which works beautifully. recording wise i prefer the hd500 but this thing would get the job done :)

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5.0

Can't See Anyone Not Liking This Product... Totally the Bomb!

By Paul

from Clearwater, FL

As a previous owner of one of the first PODS on the market I've been skeptical on purchasing another line 6 product. I am not much of a programmer and thought this product wasn't for me, since I wasn't able to get what I wanted out of the old red pod. Then I started reading up on the latest HD floorboards and checking out reviews, which were very favorable. Tried collecting single pedals, only to have batteries die, needing a floorboard to attach pedals, a power supply, and carry and deal with many jumper cables that will cause a problem sooner or later. How many do I really need or have room for? After collecting 3 or 4 pedals I stopped and bought this HD300. I was reluctant to sit down with the manual but I downloaded it, and then the software. First I tried some sounds out of the box and they caught me ears! Once I opened the software and started tweeking I realized how Easy it was to work with it and it synced to my computer so easy. Sounds were already in there I just had to set it up my way. Great sounds and all the effects you could want or need, and you can make your own! Easy to use! I highly recommend this product as the way to go whether direct into your amp or just to PA or for recording, It's got all the connections you could need, along with so much more! This product is an A+++

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5.0

This System ROCKS!

By Mike Anthony

from Canton Ohio

I was looking between the Boss GT 10 that my son has, I always considered the Line 6 products as "Metal" and I do not play metal. Michael Sweet from STRYPER actually told me to try out the system and I am glad I did!!!!! The amp modeling is phenominal and the ease of use is great. I love the online system!!!!!!!!!! Do yourself a favor and get this unit!

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

you have to learn it

By Scotty B.

from Knoxville Tenn

I bought this unit when it first came out and I felt the same way that alot of felt, disapointed. After exchanging it for digitech rp-355 and then for the rp-500 I still wasn't happy, so I went against my better judgement and bought the HD300 again. I went home and read up on it before I plugged it in and with what I learned and the changes I made it blew me away!! I ran into my Bugera 333xl and my Vyper tube60 swithched over to live on the back of the unit and it came alive. What happened the first time I had it switched to stuido and sound very muddy and stale. I must say I'm very pleased in the begining if I only took the time to read the advanced menu I would have saved myself alot of trouble. So if you you buy it and plug it up and it sounds bad try the changes I made and you may just change your mind.

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(3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Very Disappointed

By Eric

from CT

I just bought this unit from GC and wow....I was extremely underwhelmed by it's performance. I thought the clean amp models were really good but any higher gain amp models were completely useless. Really, really bad. I tweeked all the eq knobs on each amp setting and could not get a good sound out of it. I am shocked that this is their best amp modeling technology. This is my first Line 6 product and I think I am going to stay away from now on. I think I am going to stick with my Boss ME70.

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(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

just.......read

By luis

from medellin, colombia

i bought ths pedal two weeks ago and in this moment i can't play cuz the wah and the volume doesn't work. if you buy this i hope a better luck for you

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Try in store before you buy!

By joe

from Las vegas, NV

There has been lot of hype on this multieffect since it came out, so I also purchased it with high expectations. Unfortunately, after some days of tweaking, I returned it. In my opinion, there is no improvement in sound, the distortion is paper thin, no power - typical line6 sound. The factory presets are useless, I don't understand what line6 is trying to prove with those techno-oriented presets, this is supposed to be guitar multieffect not a keyboard. I have had POD X3 live, and in my opinion that sounded even better and had better interface, and more amp models + you can play bass as well.

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(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Line 6 PODHD300 "A Must Have"

By JKR Shredder

from Moore, OK

Just bought the Line 6 POD HD300. In the past I used the POD Farm plug in for my recording and practice sessions. However, the functionality of the POD to include changing tones on the fly and the wah pedal included make it a must have for the serious player. The tones that this thing will produce are insane. Everything and anything that you can imagine can be produced, and the sound quality is nothing short of amazing. Have not had the unit for a long time but seems to be well made and it is light and easy to handle and transport. I do wish that Line 6 would have included a travel bag to haul the unit around town for playing. Overall this is a great product as are all Line 6 products that I have purchased.

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(21 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Ok for beginners... Be Wary

By Sam

from Loveland Colorado

Ok guys so here is the deal... I was absolutely stoked about these new products coming out and I loved the fact that they came out in three different price ranges, but of course as you read online they give all the warm and fuzzy details that get you amped up about it. Well what they dont tell you is that in the two lower end products you have absolutely no control of your effects and how you want them set up. Now what I mean by this is that you have three effects setting and in these effects they give you a plethora of choices, ie your first effect you get all your distortion and stomp boxes, but then it also gives you all your eqs. Now this is where the problem comes in, if you want a nice distorted tone you can get it but there is no way to fine tune your tone because you either get one of the other... And that goes in line with all of your effects. You get the option of three effects plus a reverb and thats as far as you go. Now any experienced guitar player that is tone centered is going to be extremely limited in this way because truthfully you have on real way of crafting your tone and no way of fine tuning it to your liking. All you get out if this pedal is plug and play and you better like the presets because you wont get what you are looking for... Now the reason that I gave this model a two star review is because of the sound, it is absolutely beautiful, the HD modeling really makes beyond a world of difference, and for any beginner who wants quite a range of fun effects will be great with this piece of gear. But if you are like me and are a tone junky, then you need to completely steer clear of this and spend the extra two hundred dollars because this equipment really is a waste of time...

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