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POD HD400 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor

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POD HD400 represents a giant leap forward for amp modeling. It is the only multi-effect pedal that boasts 16 brand-new, state-of-the-art Line 6 HD amp models, 90+ modern and vintage-styled M-class eff... Read More

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Overview

POD HD400 represents a giant leap forward for amp modeling. It is the only multi-effect pedal that boasts 16 brand-new, state-of-the-art Line 6 HD amp models, 90+ 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, we hunted down 16 incredible amplifiers and—with the help 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 a high-quality 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 HD400's 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 HD400 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 J-45 MkII
•Park 75
•Marshall JCM-800 (2204)
•Bogner Uberschall
•Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier
•ENGL Fireball 100

90+ M-class FX
Made famous by Line 6 M13 and M9 Stompbox Modelers, M-class FX have found their way into the hearts of many musicians. POD HD400 features a whopping 90+ 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. You can also use up to 4 FX at once.

•45+ 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)
•15+ swirly phasers, filters (including several exclusive custom filters) and other mods (including blackface-style opto and brownface bias-modulating tremolos, choruses, and rotary speakers)

The power of this collection is truly mind-boggling. In addition to these classic sounds themselves, POD HD400 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 HD400 offers flexibility to mix and match amps and pedals in multiple pre-set rigs, attainable at the stomp of a switch.

Line 6's engineer's worked tireless to make accessing this kind of deep programmability not tiring at all. 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 HD400 was designed by guitarists for guitarists.

Comprehensive connectivity for live and studio use
Put simply, POD HD400 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, FX loop (mono/stereo), expression pedal input, a L6 LINK jack for seamless integration with Line 6 DT50 tube amplifiers, and more.

Built like a tank
POD HD400'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 HD400 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 that 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
  • 90+ effects including delays, modulations, distortions, compressors, EQs, filters, and reverbs; 4 simultaneous FX; and 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; FX loop (mono/stereo); expression pedal input; L6 LINK jack for seamless integration with Line 6 DT50 tube amplifiers; more
  • Free editor/librarian software
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4.3

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Sweet!!!!

Got this about 3 weeks ago and I love it. While I have no use for some of the amps and half the effects, the ability to customize my tone in my headphones then...Read complete review

Got this about 3 weeks ago and I love it. While I have no use for some of the amps and half the effects, the ability to customize my tone in my headphones then playing live through our system without ANY change in sound is the best. I've heard some complaints about not enough distortion. Let me just say, use the editing software and check out the custom tone section of the line6 site to checkout others custom tones. You may have to make some adjustments, but you'll find what you're looking for.

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Read this if you plan on buying!

This version of the POD HD is not worth buying! The only differences between it and the hd300 is that it has an effects loop for adding addition effects (which is pretty much useless...Read complete review

This version of the POD HD is not worth buying! The only differences between it and the hd300 is that it has an effects loop for adding addition effects (which is pretty much useless because all the effects you need are on this) and maybe twenty more effects, none of which you will need. I would save a hundred dollars and just buy the hd300, or pay a hundred extra for the hd500, which has much more possibilities of modifying tone, ect. I hope I was helpful

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3.0

Or even 2 stars..

By Cibele Antunes Mendes

from Belo Horizonte / Brazil

First of all, this pedal board is big. I thought it wasn't that big but is very big, so check the dimensions first if you don't want any surprises. The presets are all sub par. I didn't go that far but maybe if you create your own presets it might sound a little better. The effects (FX) are ok, the chorus is ok, the flanger, phaser are ok, the delay is ok and there is a bunch of almost-useless effects that you probably never heard in any music in your life. So let's go to the point, in my case I wanted a pedal only for the FXs because I already have a distortion pedal and for the price I don't really think it worth the money. There are 3 banks of effects and you can't use 2 effects of the same bank at the same time, wich you CAN do with the HD500. I think the HD400 just doens't worth the money, go for the HD300 (they are almost the same but cost less), HD500, POD HD Desktop or the one those LINE6 Stompboxes, the M's series (M9, M13).

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Take the time to learn how to use this POD!

By Brian Moore

from Michigan

If you bring home the HD400 and just start "playing" with it, you could easily get frustrated. Instead, hook it up to your computer, download the Line 6 Monkey, and the editor. then sit with your guitar, POD, and computer with a set of headphones on. you can more easily tweek all of your settings on the computer instead of using the small function buttons. Once you have it set up, you export those settings to your POD and it saves. Admittedly, it has no distortion as good as the OD channel on my Marshall head, but the looper is amazing. I recently started playing lead, but this is the best practice tool EVER. you simply loop yourself playing rhythm, then find your lead sound and shred over yourself as long as you want. AWESOME!

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5.0

What I've been waiting for

By Jeffrey Jennings

from Upstate, SC

I've been a fan of Line6 since using the first Ax2 212. Line6 is the only company that was able to recreate the dynamics, sensitivity and "breathability" of tube amps. All the lower end modelers didn't come close. I feel the POD HD400 is going to last us a long time. So much tonal versatility! I have my favorite models, but they're all pretty neat. I don't use effects very often, and when I do, they're usually to mimic a specific part. That said, the effects are very flexible and sound great. The board is built with great quality and is extremely clean. Much more professional IMO than the busy glitsy Digitech style. Nothing against Digitech, because the RP1000 sounds good on Youtube as well -- just commenting on aesthetics. This is the first piece of gear that I'll use as a direct-out. I've played other processors and guitar amps with DI's and "cabinet simulators" but none have worked out until now. Last Sunday I went straight in with no amp. Monitored via Aviom in-ear system. Extremely convenient! The outputs are well thought-out too -- you get lots of flexibility for whether/not the cab/mic simulation is applied. Line6 should be sending kickbacks to Lincoln Brewster -- I have to think he's selling TONS of boards for them since he puts his POD patches on his website. The fact that Lincoln gets his killer tone from the POD is what tipped the scales for me. I'm a believer! I think Line6 really has their act together with modeling. Also love the editor software. Makes "getting to know" the processor much easier when you can see all the options laid out before you. Lastly, I was very worried I would wish I'd gotten the HD500 instead of the 400, but so far I really can't see the need for more stuff. I appreciate the sound flexibility of the 500, but my taste is pretty simple.

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4.0

Great With Minor Flaws

By Sutton Porth

from Missouri

So first off I love this thing. It sounds great through my amp and I am very satisfied. The amp models are pretty good but they are also pretty similar to each other. I can saw that I love the ENGL Fireball model though. The only reason that I didn't give it five stars is that the volume pedal isn't great it is pretty much an on/off pedal.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Read this if you plan on buying!

By Sam Benefield

from Huntsville, AL

This version of the POD HD is not worth buying! The only differences between it and the hd300 is that it has an effects loop for adding addition effects (which is pretty much useless because all the effects you need are on this) and maybe twenty more effects, none of which you will need. I would save a hundred dollars and just buy the hd300, or pay a hundred extra for the hd500, which has much more possibilities of modifying tone, ect. I hope I was helpful

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

the best ever!!!!!

By McKenzie M

from Dallesport,Washington

this is the most best thing ive ever spent my money on!It sounds great even surprisingly the presets were awsome!TOTALLY SATISFIED!!!!!!

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5.0

Greatest POD EVER

By DefilePope196

from Jax, Fl

I play anywhere from jazz and classical to rock and black/death metal. The presets may intrigue the more "rock fx junkie" variety, but I prefer to be more original. With the downloadable software from Line6.com, I have found that editing the POD series was much easier and more enjoyable than ANY other processor on the market! The distortions, though lacking through headphones, sounds AMAZING when recording through USB (some EQ editing may be required) or running through the even the most low-end practice amp! I only wished for two small things of Line 6, to make an HD rack for a cleaner, better fit into my studio

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic for the Money!

By A. Grubb

from Chicago, IL.

There's been a lot of mixed reviews on the new Line 6 HD series, but I personally loved it. I tried one out at my local Guitar Center, and I played it through a Peavey Valveking half stack, and it just sounded amazing. I ran it through the input, and utilized the EQ on the clean channel of the amp along with the EQ on the HD to even further customize my tone (that's how I suggest you do it if you intend on using it with a combo or head that has it's own EQ). I went through all 16 amp models and loved every single one of them. You literally hit every single genre across the board, from jazz, to country, to death metal, to anything you can possibly think of. It took me about 2 hours before I moved on from the amp models and on to the other features because I loved all of the tones so much. Now, if you're not on a budget, I might suggest something more along the lines of a Fractal Axe-Fx or an Eleven Rack, but Line 6 has hit pure gold with affordable, quality modeling. The HD400 is nice, because I found for my own personal needs, I didn't need all of the extra features that the HD500 offered, but I wanted more than the HD300, so I found my perfect medium! I'm trying to sell off some older gear, and as soon as I do, I'm absolutely buying this!

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3.0

Tech Support Basically Non-existent

By Dave S.

from Burlington, WA

3 Stars pretty much for "Who Knows?". My excitement in receiving my new HD400 system was ultimately tempered by learning of Line6's "tech support" system, which consists almost exclusively of a community-based online forum. That is, once you successfully navigated it (good luck!) While I'm sure many users are out there to help (if in fact they have the answer to your specific question) - if you don't get a response, you're basically left to twist in the wind. Pilot's Guide Basic manual basically worthless. Needless to say - this experience was enough to return the HD400.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

POD HD400!

By Drake

from Greenville, South Carolina

I bought this about 6 months ago and i love it! It is an awesome multi effects pedal. I do not prefer the amp modeling i would rather just play through a fender but it is still a very cool feature. I do not prefer the distortion either, i would rather use an individual pedal. But it has very cool effects and also have great delay!

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