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Line 6 POD X3 Guitar Multi Effect Processor

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POD X3 multi-effects processor will inspire and amaze you with the most complete collection of POD-quality guitar amp, cab, stompbox and studio effect models ever. The Line 6 Pod X3 arsenal of rare vi... Click To Read More About This Product

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POD X3 multi-effects processor will inspire and amaze you with the most complete collection of POD-quality guitar amp, cab, stompbox and studio effect models ever. The Line 6 Pod X3 arsenal of rare vintage treasures, modern boutiques, and perennial classics the offers nearly unlimited creative possibilities. Create your own tones or instantly play through any of the 200 professionally dialed-in presets.

For those in search of greater tonal possibilities, POD X3 effects pedal gives you more power than ever before to create entirely new sounds. Split your guitar signal and play it through two guitar amp and effect signal chains at once. Add bass or vocals using the bass amp and high-end mic preamp models now included in the POD X3. You can even plug in two instruments at once, each with its own independent tone processing. Whatever your music calls for, the POD X3 pedal has the power and flexibility to deliver.

POD X3 includes all of the inputs and outputs you need to practice, perform and record. Use the 1/4" instrument input for guitar or bass and the XLR microphone input for vocals and more. During practice, use the stereo headphones outputs to keep the noise down. For performances, plug in front of your amp or directly into the sound system. When you're ready to record, use the stereo balanced line outputs or digital S/PDIF output for traditional recording. Or use the new USB 2.0 connection for pro-level multi-channel computer recording.

Whether you choose to recreate the sounds of the past or turn tradition on its ear, the Line 6 POD X3 comes fully-loaded with most inspiring collection of POD-quality amps and effects to let your sound break free.

Features & Benefits

Electric Guitar

POD X3 guitar pedal offers a whole new level of control over your guitar tone.

Plug straight into any one of the 78 ear-shattering guitar amp models for pure, unadulterated guitar tone.

Combine amp and cab models with the mouth-watering collection of 98 stompbox and studio effect models to build out your rig.

Take your sound to the next level by blasting your guitar through two guitar rigs at once to create a massive wall of sound that even guitar heroes of the past would respect.

Or plug POD X3 in front of your favorite stack or combo to pile on up to nine simultaneous effects, including vintage overdrive, scorching distortion, beefy fuzz, endless delay, lush reverb, ethereal chorus, irreverent flanger, wah-wah to name just a handful.

Acoustic Guitar

Whether miking up an acoustic or plugging in an acoustic-electric guitar, POD X3 will showcase the natural warmth and beauty of your instrument.

Warm up your acoustics with the high-end tube mic preamp and compressor models to bring out the natural tone of your acoustic six or twelve string.
Apply a touch of color with a full palette of reverbs, choruses, delays, EQs, and other essential effects.

Bass Guitar

Whether you seek stadium rock, a Motown groove, or modern grind, look no further than POD X3.

Dial in classic bass tone using the 28 incredible bass amp and 22 bass cab models.

Bring a direct sound to life by using the modeled mic preamps and high-end compressors instead of traditional bass amps and cabs.

Add a combination of the 98 stompbox or studio effects to tweak your bass tone to perfection for practice, performance, or recording.


POD X3 includes an XLR input for your microphone and an amazing set of effects for your vocals.

Six studio-grade vintage and modern microphone preamp models are included capture the natural warmth and richness of your vocals.

Smooth out your sound with studio grade compressors, EQ's, gates and de-essers.

The comprehensive collection of studio-quality post effect models at your disposal include rich reverbs, vibey delays, lush choruses and more.


POD X3 is the ultimate sonic toolbox for the creative songwriter.

With its massive set of models for guitar, bass, and vocals, POD X3 pedal will elevate your creative sketches to polished works of art.

When inspiration strikes, record your guitar and vocals all at the same time to capture the magic of the first take.

Harness the Power and Flexibility of POD X3

Computer Recording

POD X3 fits right in with whatever computer recording solution you use.

With USB 2.0, POD X3 can send processed and unprocessed signals to your recording software, so you can always change your tone and fix it in the mix.

POD X3 can record 2 fully-processed instruments at once.

Split your guitar signal and record each virtual rig on separate stereo tracks to create rich, layered sounds.

With on-board, real-time processing, the Line 6 POD X3 takes the load off of your computer and eliminates annoying latency.

Use the S/PDIF digital output to plug into ProTools systems and other pro-level audio interfaces to add legendary POD tone to your recordings.

Play in front of an amp

Use POD X3 as the ultimate pedal board with your favorite combo or stack.

With 98 stompbox and studio effect models, you have more freedom over your tone than even the largest, heaviest pedal board could ever offer.

Stomp - Fuzz, Distortion, Overdrive, and more.

Mod - Chorus, Flanger, Tremolo, Rotary, Phaser and more

Delay - More than one of each type of delay: Analog, Digital, Tape and a mix of specialty echoes you won't find anywhere else.

Reverb ” More than one of each type of reverb: Room, Hall, Chamber, Plate and Spring models.

Miscellaneous ” Compressors, Gate, 4 Band Semi-Parametric EQ, Synth and Filters, Wah and many more.

Use up to 9 effects simultaneously to build the sound you're looking for.

Create rich blends of two entirely different effect chains to create a screaming wall of sound.

Plug into the PA

Plug the POD X3 guitar pedal directly into the PA system for bullet-proof live sound that rocks.

Leave your back-breaking mountain of gear at home, and make set up and tear down easier than ever.

Take the guess work out of getting a great live sound every time.

Use the XLR outputs to plug directly into the mixing board without a direct box.

Reasons to Upgrade from POD XT

POD X3 delivers a ton of new features to inspire your music and simplify the creative process more than ever.

POD X3 effect pedal comes fully-loaded with the most comprehensive set of POD amps, cabs, and effects models ever. Includes models of 98 guitar amps, 24 guitar cabs, 98 effects, 28 bass amps, 22 bass cabs, and 6 vocal preamps.

Split your guitar signal and run it through two amps or two guitar rigs at the same time to create entirely new sounds that will blow your audience away.

The new, enlarged display shows a complete end-to-end signal chain for each tone at a glance. Change amp or effect settings on a single page for quick and easy editing.

Add studio-quality POD tone to your acoustic guitar, bass guitar, vocals--or any other instrument you mic up--for incredible recordings and live performances.

Use the XLR input or _" instrument input to play or record two instruments simultaneously”each with its own independent tone processing.

Use the USB 2.0 connection for professional multi-track channel recording with your favorite computer recording software. Simultaneously send a dry unprocessed signal and wet processed stereo signal for each instrument/input to your computer for convenient and flexible computer recording options.

Use the S/PDIF digital output to record digitally into Pro Tools and integrate smoothly with other audio interfaces.

2007 Line 6, Inc. Line 6, POD, Gearbox, A.I.R. ToneDirect, FBV, FBV4, and FBV Shortboard are trademarks of Line 6, Inc. All rights reserved.


Inputs & Outputs
1/4" Instrument Input
XLR Microphone Input (w/ Trim Adjust)
USB 2.0 for Computer Recording & Tone Editing
S/PDIF Stereo Digital Audio Output
Stereo 1/4" TRS Balanced Line Outputs
1/4" Stereo Headphones Out
FBV Connector for optional Pedal Controller

Expansive Backlit LCD Display
8 Chrome "Amp Control" Knobs: Drive, Bass, Mid, Treble, Presence, Reverb, Tone Volume, Master Volume
Tap Tempo/Tuner Button
5 Stompbox On/Off Buttons: Amp, Stomp, Mod, Delay, Verb
Dedicated "Dual Tone" Control Button
5 Context-Sensitive Parameter Edit Knobs
Dedicated Input/Output Configuration Buttons

Amp, Cab & Effect Models
Massive model set for Guitar, Bass & Vocals
78 Guitar Amp Models
24 Guitar Cab Models
98 Stompbox and Studio Effects
28 Bass Amp Models
22 Bass Cab Models
6 Vocal Preamp Models
A.I.R. II cab/mic modeling with 4 mic options each

Additional Features & Benefits
Send Guitar through 2 Complete Amp/Effect Signal Chains Simultaneously
Independent Tone Processing for 1/4" and XLR Inputs
USB 2.0 Multi-Channel Digital Computer Recording (Stereo Wet/Dry Per Input)
Studio-quality 24-bit A/D and D/A Converters and 32-bit floating point processing
Up to 9 Simultaneous Effects Per Signal Chain, with Pre & Post Amp Routing
Tap Tempo Control for Time-Based Effects
Precision Chromatic Tuner, with Audio Mute & Bypass Options
USB 2.0 Cable Included
External Power Adapter Included

Guitar Amplifier Models based on*:
1. "Wide panel" Fender Deluxe Reverb
2. Fender Bassman
3. Fender Deluxe Reverb
4. Vox AC-30
5. Marshall Super Lead
6. Marshall Super Lead ("jumped" channels)
7. Roland JC-120
8. Marshall JCM-800
9. Soldano SLO-100
10. Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier
11. Marshall 1974X (18W Reissue)
12. Orange AD30TC
13. L6 Treadplate
14. L6 Chemical X
15. L6 Insane
16. L6 Piezacoustic 2
17. L6 Spinal Puppet
18. L6 Tube Instrument Preamp
19. Bogner Uberschall
20. Cornford mk50h
21. Diezel VH4-Lead
22. Diezel Herbert
23. ENGL Powerball
24. Marshall Silver Jubilee
25. Marshall JCM-900-Clean
26. Marshall JCM-900-Dist
27. Marshall JCM-2000
28. Mesa/Boogie Triple Rectifier
29. Peavey 5150 II
30. Bogner Ecstasy
31. Diezel VH4-Crunch
32. Fender Vibroverb
33. Fender Dual Showman Head
34. Marshall JMP-1
35. Vox AC-15
36. Mesa/Boogie Mark IIc+
37. Fender Bassman Head
38. Gretsch 6156
39. Fender Mini Twin Reverb
40. Gibson GA-18 Explorer
41. Marshall Super Bass
42. Marshall Major
43. Silvertone Twin Twelve
44. Supro Thunderbolt
45 . Vox Fawn Non-Top Boost AC30
46. Dumble Clean
47. Soldano SP88
48. Marshall JCM 2000
49. Marshall Super Lead Variac
50. Matchless DC-30
51. Blackface Fender Twin Reverb
52. Marshall "Block Logo" JTM-45 head
53. Matchless Chieftain
54. Supro S6616
55. Fender Tweed Champ
56. Hiwatt DR-103
57. L6 Big Bottom
58. L6 Fuzz
59. L6 Octone
60. L6 Smash
61. L6 Sparkle Clean
62. L6 Throttle
63. L6 Clean
64. L6 Mood
65. L6 Agro
66. L6 Class A
67. L6 Variax Acoustic
68. L6 JTS 45
69. L6 Lunatic
70. L6 Bayou
71. L6 Crunch
72. L6 Purge
73. L6 Sparkle
74. L6 Super Clean
75. L6 SuperSpark
76. L6 Twang
77. L6 Chunk Chunk

Bass Amplifier Models based on*:
1. Ampeg SVT
2. Ampeg B-15A
3. Eden Traveler WT-300
4. Fender Bassman head
5. Gallien Kruger 800RB
6. Hiwatt DR-103
7. Hiwatt 200DR
8. Fender Dual Showman
9. Fender Bassman Combo
10. Mesa/Boogie Bass 400+
11. Polytone Minibrute
12. Sunn Coliseum
13. SWR SM-500
14. Versatone Pan-O-Flex
15. Vox AC-100
16. Marshall Major
17. Marshall Plexi Super Bass
18. Acoustic 360
19. Aguilar DB750
20. Alembic F-2B
21. L6 Tube Bass Preamp
22. L6 Classic Jazz
23. L6 Brit Invader
24. L6 Super Thor
25. L6 Frankenstein
26. L6 Ebony Lux
27. L6 Doppelganger
28. L6 Sub Dub

Stompbox and Studio Effect Models Based on*:

1. Teletronics LA-2A
2. EP-1 Tube Echoplex
3. Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man
4. Uni-Vibe
5. MXR Phase 90
6. Fender Deluxe Reverb Tremolo
7. Leslie 145
8. Arbiter Fuzz Face
9. Ibanez Tube Screamer
10. Big Muff Pi
11. ProCo Rat
12. Maestro Bass Brassmaster
13. Sans Amp Bass Driver
14. Arbiter Cry Baby
15. L6 Vetta Comp
16. L6 Sub Octaves
17. L6 Slap Plate Reverb
18. L6 Male De-Esser
19. L6 Female De-Esser
20. L6 Vetta Wah
21. L6 Digital Delay
22. L6 Six band semi-parametric EQ
23. L6 Flanger
24. L6 Sine Chorus
25. L6 Noise Gate
26. L6 Standard Spring Reverb
27. L6 Brite Room Reverb
28. L6 Medium Hall Reverb
29. L6 Cavernous Reverb
30. L6 Bender pitch effect
31. Boss CS-1 Compressor (treble switch)
32. Tycobrahe Octavia
33. Binson EchoRec
34. Maestro EP-3 Echoplex
35. Boss DM2 Analog Delay
36. Roland RE-101 Space Echo
37. Square CE-1 Chorus
38. A/DA Flanger
39. Boss CS-1 Compressor
40. MXR Dyna Comp
41. Vox V847 Wah
42. Custom Vox V847 Wah
43. Colorsound Wah-Fuzz
44. Maestro Boomerang Wah
45. Cry Baby Super - Jen Electronics
46. RMC Real McCoy 1 Wah
47. Mu-Tron III Down
48. Moog and ARP style synth filters
49. Moog Lead
50. ARP Solina / Elka Strings
51. Boss Metal Zone MT-2
52. Chandler Tube Driver
53. Fender Vibratone
54. L6 Sweep Echo
55. L6 Reverse Delay
56. L6 Stereo Delay
57. L6 Ping Pong Delay
58. L6 Small Room
59. L6 Lux Spring
60. L6 Auto Swell
61. L6 Auto Pan
62. L6 Large Hall
63. L6 Vintage Plate
64. 64 Mu-Tron III
65. 1960 Vox AC15 Tremolo
66. L6 Tiled Room
67. L6 Rich Chamber
68. L6 Large Plate
69. Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble
70. L6 King Spring
71. L6 Dark Hall
72. L6 Chamber
73. Boss Metal Zone
74. L6 Vetta Juice
75. L6 Boost & EQ
76. L6 Clean Sweep
77. L6 Seizmik Synth
78. L6 Double Bass
79. L6 Buzz Wave
80. L6 Rez Synth
81. L6 Saturn 5 Ring Mod
82. L6 Synth FX
83. L6 Synth Harmony
84. L6 Squarge Chorus
85. L6 Expo Chorus
86. L6 Random Chorus
87. L6 Square Flange
88. L6 Expo Flange
89. L6 Lumpy Phase
90. L6 Hi-Talk
91. L6 Sweeper
92. L6 POD Purple X
93. L6 Random Sample and Hold
94. L6 Tape Eater
95. L6 Warble-matic
96. L6 Low Rez Delay
97. L6 Phaze Eko
98. L6 Bubble Eko

Vintage and Modern Preamp Models based on*:
1. API - 512c with API 550b EQ
2. Neve 1073
3. Avalon Vt737
4. Requisite Y7
5. L6 Solid State Console
6. L6 Lo-Fi

* All product names used above 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.
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(18 of 20 customers found this review helpful)


I love the pod x3!

By John Regan

from syracuse ny

I have owned pod 2.0 (which I should have never sold) and the flextone 3. I never got to use the pod xt and my first impression of the x3 is that it has significant tonal advantages over the flextone. I liked the flextone but the amp models always seemed to have just short of "enough" gain. The stompbox models of the x3 take care of this, but even the amp models have sufficient gain. The dual tone feature is amazing! I love the fact that there are multiple routing options for the dual tones. My only criticism of the x3 is that it doesn't have phantom power even though the box pictures a condenser mic.I am going to but a little 20$ phantom mic box though. It's a very small inconvenience for such a powerful little unit. I am very impressed with the pod x3!

(17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)


awesome portable effects console!


from Los Angeles

The bad news first: It's quite difficult to figure this thing out without the manual. The good news: The manual itself is easy to follow and will get you on your way to navigating on your own. The amount of different sounds on this thing can make you waste a day or two if you really explore the ranges you have between amps, cabs, effects and blending two amp tones any way you like. I played it through an old Peavey Classic VT series amp straight in and was blown away. I've yet to make it the power amp input but I'm sure it'll sound just a nice, especially because it has settings that let you select the tone with no cabinet so that your actual amp projects the tone. I've used the USB already into my computer and have been recording with this thing like crazy. This is a must-buy for someone who wants to simplify their recording process while having a good library of tones for playing live.

(15 of 34 customers found this review helpful)


Very Cool!

By Dan

from Illinois

I've tried other Pods before, but none of them seemed to have a real tube-like sound that this one has! I'd say the only thing I don't like about it is the retail price and the confusing on-screen selector... I've tried it out for about half an hour and only figured out how to use about 6 different channels on it...

(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)


So many sounds!!!!

By John Johnson

from Tillamook Oregon

I have had this pod for about a month and I have tried almost everything out at least once. The sounds this thing produces are phenomenal. Every single effect is first class. After reviewing the manual and with the help of built in tutorials, I was able to get most anything I wanted. My favorite way to use it is to hook up to the computer and visit Guitarport. The entire unit is nice and compact, but don't let that fool you. Controls are easy to operate and with everything shown on screen, you can't go wrong. This is one piece of equipment that does almost everything.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


Great Sounds

By IceDevil

from AZ

Thsi effects processor is awesome, but what else would you expect from line 6. It is tricky to figure out at first becasue it can do Soooo many things but once you understand it, this thing is great. You can get your guitar to sound like anyone you have ever heard on the radio. There are tons of choices to choose from or you can make your own. I have now just connected it to my insane stereo as apposed to my amp becasue my amp is a line 6 as well with an effects processor built in. And trying to get the right sound through 2 effects processors just was too much work. Really this thing was meant to work with more than your standard amp anyways, so it all worked out. if you are into playing many different styles and just love all the fun guitar gadgets then this is for you. Definatly worth the money.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)



By LlamaJockey

from Dallas, TX

This is my first multi-fx unit.. I decided to go for this over the X3 live because it was cheaper, and I wanted to have something more portable to carry around since I already have a pedal board. All in all I'm very impressed with this thing. Everything is tweakable, there's more sounds than I know what to do with, and that dual tone feature is amazing. As I expected, most of the distortions suck. But, a little tweaking and you can get some usable ones. But the cleans, overdrives, and FX are where this baby shines. There's almost limitless possibilities. I have yet to try out the vocal features or acoustic mic, but from what I've seen so far it looks pretty good. The Pod X3 may look a bit like a toy, but it will surprise you with what it stores in that red casing.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Great tool!

By Paulbiz

from Clifton, VA

I used a POD 2.0 for years and finally decided to upgrade to the far I am EXTREMELY pleased...this baby sounds great! Excelllent for home recording and just jamming through headphones. VERY professional sounds. It takes a little time to learn how to use it (YOU MUST READ THE MANUAL) but its really not that difficult. Excellent!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)



By outspoken2

from Citrus Heights, California

All the Line 6 Kidney shaped are great, but with one complaint, there's no bypass button. Instead of a clear channel, a bypass button would be better so all the channels could be utilized for the fantastic effects. The Floor type Pods are great, click off all the effects and all you hear is your guitar through your amp. Overall Line 6 Products are Fantastic and great gear.

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