Line 6 POD HD500 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor 886830094903

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Overview

POD HD500 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, 100+ 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 HD500'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 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 J-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 found their way into the hearts of many musicians. 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. You can also use up to 8 FX at once.

¢19 delays (including cool tube and solid-state tape echoes)
¢23 modulations (including both blackface-style opto and brownface bias-modulating tremolo, phasers, choruses, and rotary speakers)
¢17 distortions (classic stompbox distortion, to vintage fuzz, to thick metal chunk)
¢12 compressors and EQs (including 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”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.

Scale from an instantly routable signal chain up to the flexibility of a MIDI switching system and beyond, (even compiling several rigs within the POD HD500's memory, storing a full rig per "slot" with total flexibility and direct access).

The engineer's behind POD HD500 made it easy to access its deep programmability. 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" and XLR outputs (mono/stereo), USB, MIDI in and out/thru, S/PDIF out, FX loop (mono/stereo), guitar, and mic aux ins with mic level, Variax connection, expression pedal input and a L6 LINK jack for seamless integration with Line 6 DT50 tube amplifiers.

Edit and organize and all your sounds via computer with the included editor/librarian software (works on Mac and PC).

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.

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 œVibrato channel of a Fender Deluxe Reverb, the œVibrato channel of a Fender Twin Reverb and the œBright channel of a Fender Bassman), two British half stacks (the œNormal channel of a Park 75 and the œNormal 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 œVibrato channel rounds out the HD model based on* the classic combo that' 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 œVibrato channel, which is a separate preamp circuit with clipping characteristics that are different than the œNormal 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' œBright channel, which provides a different voicing from the œNormal channel by utilizing the second half of the first preamp tube. (The œNormal 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 œNormal channel is adept at big, bold clean tones.

Brit P-75 NRM
Based on* the œNormal channel of a Park 75, a Jim Marshall-designed amp that enjoys cult status for its powerful Plexi-style tones. The œNormal channel delivers a slightly darker tone than the œBright 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' 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
  • 100+ effects including delays, modulations, distortions, compressors, EQs, filters, and reverbs; Up to 8 simultaneous FX; Tap tempo
  • 512 user-writable preset locations
  • 48-second looper with dedicated footswitches for Undo, Play Once, Pre/Post, Rec/Overdub, Play/Stop, Half Speed, and Reverse
  • Built-in tuner with signal mute
  • 1/4" and XLR outputs (mono/stereo); MIDI in, out/thru; S/PDIF out; USB; L6 LINK; FX loop (mono/stereo); 1/4" aux in; XLR mic in with mic level; 1/4" headphone output; Variax VDI connection; External expression pedal input
  • Free editor/librarian software
  • Bent sheet metal chassis, metal footswitches and expression pedal
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Line 6POD HD500 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor
 
4.4

(based on 144 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (96)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

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78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good selection of effects (15)
  • Versatile (14)
  • Excellent sound quality (11)
  • Responsive (9)
  • Compact (7)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (6)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (14)
  • Performances (12)
  • Professional recording (9)
  • Amateur recording (8)
  • Outdoor events / games (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (8), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great sounds, terrible display

Fantastic amps, effects, etc.. Very, very convincing models of almost everything. The default presets are goofy and terrible for the most part. I recommend going to Line 6's site and...Read complete review

Fantastic amps, effects, etc.. Very, very convincing models of almost everything. The default presets are goofy and terrible for the most part. I recommend going to Line 6's site and downloading more useable sounds ASAP. The integration with Line 6 Variax guitars is an absolute revelation. Connect them with the VDI cable and no battery worries, no extra pedals or power supplies. One cable does it all. Add a specific Variax guitar to your POD presets and change it all instantly with a single tap on a footwitch! This setup just kills.

There's only a couple of minor annoyances with the unit. It's not particularly small or light, so why not have the power supply built in Line 6? You'll ask yourself this the first time you show up at a gig with everything EXCEPT the power supply. Also, the LCD display would have been rejected by Casio in 1982. Luckily, it comes with excellent Mac/PC software for editing, so if you don't mind using a computer, you'll never notice the bad little screen.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It Depends

My review is strictly concerning using this for studio recording. I have used pods in the past and always found them lacking for recording. I bought a line 6 HD and spent a lot...Read complete review

My review is strictly concerning using this for studio recording. I have used pods in the past and always found them lacking for recording. I bought a line 6 HD and spent a lot of time tweaking the settings as the presets are pretty marginal. The sounds I was going for were generally the Fender amps where I could get a good clean/crunch sound. I didn�ۡ���t spend hardly any time with the effects; instead I just want to get really good amplifier and cabinet combinations for direct recording. The HD series is definitely a step in the right direction but it still has some pluses and minuses, which depending on how you use it is very important or not at all. Pros: 1. That high end buzzzt that pods have always had is gone, no matter how much you boost the high end you no longer get that synthetic sounding buzz. I could get a nice clean Fender high end shimmer that was very believable. 2. The HD series does for the first time, give you a truly warm sound. In addition running it through a sonic maximizer really is the icing on the cake. Cons; 1. As big an improvement as line 6 has made in these two areas, there were still some drawbacks for what I was looking for. The midrange and the low end still have that semitransparent sound to it that really gives it away that it is still digital (almost like a Xerox copy with some of the toner missing if you can picture that). 2. The other drawback is that it seems like there is a slight delay (not the effect but the delay inherent in digital) that makes it slightly lag, this is very unsatisfying if you trying to play really tight and in the pocket, it also seems to have the effect of giving a recording less feeling. It almost gives you the feeling like someone is �ۡ��̏phoning in�ۡ�ݕ�_ the guitar part instead of playing it live. This is nothing new but unfortunately for this problem there doesn�ۡ���t seem to be any way around it, at least that I can figure. To me it seems that if you really want it to sound great in recording you need to go analog. I compared it side-by-side with a simple set up of two analog Tech 21 Sansamp amp simulators running through a real tube preamp, the analog set up was far superior to anything I could get on the line 6 HD. I have found using different combinations of Sansamp amp simulators in stereo with the tube amp and the sonic maximizer I can get an incredible variety of sounds that make your studio monitors sound like the actual amplifier you are trying to duplicate, and there is no delay issue. Obviously the product development people for line 6 have spent many years on re-creating some of the greatest amps, but I think there�ۡ���s a certain limit of what you can do if you go digital no matter how good you are at. If they had just taken all the knowledge they have accumulated over the years and made an analog device that uses real tubes no one could touch them.

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5.0

Very useful tool

By Steven Atkinson

from Central New Jersey

Comments about Line 6 POD HD500 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor:

I got this because I usually carry about 100 lbs in gear to various rehearsals and gigs, and I wanted something that was smaller and lighter to make things easier without giving up too much in terms of tone. I also wanted something that sounded decent at low volumes because I live in an apartment and don't want to disturb the neighbors when I want to record something at midnight. The HD500 does a pretty good job with all of this. The number of options I have to craft sounds are very nice, and after climbing the learning curve, I am making nice, usable tones for rough recording and rehearsing. While the sounds can be very convincing, the touch response just can't compare to a good tube amp. While that doesn't matter for listeners, I can tell the difference while playing. However, for $250 (used), this was a great deal, and I can't stop playing with it. The effects are decent all-around (comparable to Boss pedals, generally), and getting so many for such a small price is great, but there's a clear difference between them and real, good-quality effects. All in all, I'm very happy with my purchase. It does precisely what I had hoped--give a very versatile range of working effects and amp modeling in a tiny unit for a very reasonable price.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

What a grearat piece of ge

By Spreadhead 11

from Mebane NC

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Difficult To Use

Best Uses

    Comments about Line 6 POD HD500 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor:

    The pod hd500 is a dream come true for all us rockers on a tight budget. The tone once properly set up is amazing.Any effect in any order and realistic models of 25 of the worlds most sought after amps to boot. I see a lot of complaints about bad tone however this is all due to inexperience with the gear and a poorly written manual. In connecting to a tube amp the best way is the 4 cable method which is easy enough but what is not described is to move the mixer to the end of the chain when doing so. This is where the bad reviews start happening . Without exhaustive digging in to line 6 user forums and other places one will never figure it out. After having it for a few months I finally have it figured out and I am very glad I stuck with it. If you get one don't expect immediate magic to start pouring out of your fingers. Take the time to read the user forums and tinker around with it before giving up and returning it. If anyone from line 6 reads this - You guys need to go bk to owners manual writing class

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    I might be too picky....

    By LOUIE FOSTER

    from Anacortes, WA

    Comments about Line 6 POD HD500 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor:

    I upgraded from an XT Live which had been pulling gig duty for many many years. I decided to upgrade and while doing so, purchase an expression pedal that I would dedicate to volume. Unfortunately, the EX-1 has issues with the HD500. First, you cannot calibrate it. Second, according to Line 6 Support, it is normal with the HD500 that the first 10 percent of travel with the EX-1 doesn't affect the parameter you have assigned to it. Furthermore, there are bugs with HDEdit and the EX-1, you can assign it to a parameter and it will do nothing until you unplug the USB cable switch to a different patch and then switch back. Not on all patches mind you, I haven't determined what the gating factor is nor will I now that I know the pedal is practically useless.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Variety is the Spice of Cover Bands

    By Bobo De Ablo

    from North Bay,CA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Variety Ease Of Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Few
    • More Models Per Channel

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Live Effects Board
    • Performances

    Comments about Line 6 POD HD500 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor:

    31 years performance experience. I play in a cover band we do it all. Playing all venues. That requires that I have at least 3 amp models at my disposal. Marshall Fender and Vox. The rest can be faked. And of course I need every effects unit out there. This thing has all of that. I've used it for about 2 years now. I plug directly into it and use the amp models as a preamp the output goes into a tube power amp. You really need a tube in there somewhere. With that setup I can control the volume from the front of the stage and of the amp controls are right in front of me. My biggest complaint is that you can only really have one amp model per preset. The do allow amp blending, but it isn't the same and it sucks the life out of the DSP processor. So, swithing from Marshall to fender means I have to have multiple presets per amp type, which means each preset has to also contain all of my effect choices, which means if I want to alter one effect I have to do it on multiple presets. The only reasonable solution I came up with was to purchase a second amp modeler who's only job is amp modeling. The HD500 now just acts as my effects boxes.

    (8 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    By Strattones

    from Louisville, KY

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily
    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Line 6 POD HD500 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor:

    THE GOOD:

    1. The unit is flexible and offers a wide variety of tones and effects.

    2. The software allowing you to create and edit sounds is straight forward and easy to use.

    THE BAD:

    1. The power cable is short and made of cheap plastic. It also does not stay in place easily. Given that the unit is designed to sit on the floor where someone will inevitably step on it, I would have expected a more solid cable and connection. If you gig with this, be prepared to replace the power supply or have a spare handy. The connection in the floorboard itself can also be easily damaged.

    2. Although the case is made of sturdy metal, the main component of the floorboard is still exposed plastic. Any inadvertent liquid spills will kill it. It would also be easy for someone to break the display and knobs if accidentally stepped on. In comparison, stuff by Boss is usually made to hold up better.

    THE UGLY:

    1. The way the unit models power amp distortion produces a harsh, mechanical buzzing on almost all amp models. Once noticed it is maddening. It ruins the tone completely. I have had limited success eliminating the buzzing by modifying the bias controls in the amp settings, but the only real way to deal with it is to turn the master volume of the amps way down. When you do, you lose most of the positive traits of the power amp modeling. Some argue the POD replicates real amps, "warts and all." Even if that's true (my real amps don't do this), why model the warts? That, I can't understand.

    2. The amp modeling also produces ghost notes that makes it sound like there is someone else playing behind you. Although it does not happen all the time, it happens enough to be annoying.

    3. The EQ settings are based on percentages rather than hertz, thus making them impractical. There is information available online to help you navigate this, but why do it in the first place?

    IN SUMMARY:

    I always have high hopes for modeling units, and although this represents an improvement, the power amp modeling is not pleasing, but harsh. I do not expect a unit in this price range to sound as good as the real thing, but until digital equipment can accurately replicate real gear in a pleasing way, I will spend most of my time with the real thing.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Worth every penny

    By Donald Holland

    from Little Rock Arkansas

    Comments about Line 6 POD HD500 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor:

    Features = Tons. Quality and Reliability = Owned 1 year, zero issues. Look and Feel = Looks solid and Feels solid. I am running this pod hd500 unit in a four cable configuration, into the effects loop through a Marshall Head. This unit has potentially unlimited variations to alter your tone, and add nearly any effect you've ever heard of.It does not matter what genre music you play ie.(Country,Rock,Metal,Jazz,New Age,or Funky funk funk),it has a lot of options for any style.Just look at the list of pedals and modelers it has built in, then go look at the price of individual effect units...nuff said there. This can be a pretty complex unit to use, "which is a good thing", its not a toy. Simply put it can work you, or you can work it, depending on your level of knowledge and ability.

     
    5.0

    Hd500 pod

    By Santa

    from Orlando, FL

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Great Tone Selection
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • No Onoff Button

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Everything
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Line 6 POD HD500 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor:

    Bought and use with DT25 line 6 amp. Connects with one XLR cable and is effortlessly seemless. The sound is amazing. Only complaint is the pod does not have an on/off switch. On and off is controlled by the plug.

    (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Too Much Built-In Compression

    By James Limborg

    from Roseville, MN

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Some Great Sounds

    Cons

    • Poor Dynamic Range

    Best Uses

      Comments about Line 6 POD HD500 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor:

      The Line 6 POD HD500 has way-to-much compression built-in [Meaning that even with the Compressor effect turned OFF, it still has way-to-much compression... forcing my quiet-playing louder, and my louder-playing quieter... not having much dynamic range]. I also found the VOX Tonelab LE had way-to-much compression built-in. I ended up buying the Roland BOSS GT-10 (guitar multi effects processor) because it has plenty of dynamic range. With the BOSS GT-10 you can install BOSS GT-10 Patches by James Limborg. The BOSS GT-10 will let you store 200 User Presets/Patches.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Unit! - Mac users must have intel

      By Wolforgana

      from Simi Valley, Ca

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • 4cm Works Like A Charm
      • Deep Tweak Amp Modeling
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Integration With Amp
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Non-intel Mac No Go

      Best Uses

      • Can Replace Pedalboards
      • Gratifying Hdphn Practice
      • Usb Recording

      Comments about Line 6 POD HD500 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor:

      I went after the PODHD500 because I wanted something that would function as a versatile pedal board without making a good tube amp sound like it had been neutered. It worked like a charm using the 4 Cable Method. I use a JVM series Marshall capable of receiving midi signals to change channels/modes along with the PODHD500's patch programs and that also works like a charm. For general headphone practice and recording; the amp modeling did not disappoint. With the free firmware upgrade (Mac Motorola Power PC processor not supported - only intel Macs) - you get deep editing of conditions such as biasing, sag and ac hum interaction - and more. I recommend spending some time getting to know the unit before rigging it up. You'll want to know what your doing and focus on sound.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      I would buy it again.

      By The Producer

      from Iowa

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Amps
      • Great Effects
      • Hd Edit Software
      • Sounds great
      • Very Versatile

      Cons

      • Ac Plug Is Flimsy
      • Design Of Switches
      • Small Display

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Line 6 POD HD500 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor:

      Great sounds. Great effects.

      I gave it a 4 instead of a 5 since the physical device could be designed better. (The sound is terrific.)

      As others have noted, ignore the sounds shipped with the HD 500. Immediately download some new tones from Line 6 to get started and use them to give you some templates/ideas. Then create your *own* custom tones. Your custom tones will sound really good. Use the HD Edit software. There is a learning curve if you have not used Line 6 software to deep edit a Line 6 device before. If you have used any of their software (or Fender software to edit a Mustang), then you will get the hang of it quickly.

      The screen on the HD 500 is too small. For live performance, you may have problems. The only usable screen on stage is performance mode - the one showing your patch location. The old FBV Shortboard had a much, much better display. If you play live, you may want to get a HD "Bean" POD (instead of the HD 500)and connect it to the FBV MKII. Then you can see your patch *names* and locations.

      The HD 500 footswitch lights are also way too dim for live performance. On a well lit stage, you can't see which switches are on/off. If you use the switches to add or toggle assigned effects (which you probably will), you need to be able to see if they are on or off. So the "Bean" HD version combined with a FBV MKII would actually be something you can see. (I used to use a POD 2.0 with a Shortboard and it worked very well on stage.)

      I love the ability to add the effects I want and to arrange them in any order. It's like having a gazillion pedals *and* being able to change the order from one patch to another. You can really change the sound and tone by customizing the order of the effects.

      The amps sound really good. You can combine amps, too, so you can get really great sounds. Some amps sound so good you won't need to add any effects (accept maybe a noise gate and some reverb).

      I am very happy to have it and would buy it again.

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