Line6 HX Stomp XL

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Multi-Effect Pedal for Electric Guitar

  • More than 300 HX, legacy amps, speakers and effects
  • Supports third-party impulse responses (IRs)
  • Exceptional sound quality with 123 dB dynamic range
  • Features the same SHARC DSP chip and HX models as the Helix
  • 8 Capacitive touch foot switches with colour-coded LED rings
  • Polyphonic pitch-shifting effects
  • Split / Parallel signal paths for maximum routing flexibility
  • Pedal / foot switch input (2x) for more creative control
  • Stereo effects loop (mono/stereo TRS send + stereo returns)
  • Powered by a DC mains adapter
  • Dimensions: 316 x 120 x 68 mm
  • Includes power supply unit

Note: Battery operation is not supported.

Connections:

  • 2 Inputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • 2 Outputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • USB
  • MIDI In, Out/Thru
  • Return/AUX IN Left Right
  • Send stereo
  • EXP
  • Headphone output
  • Mains adapter connection: Hollow plug socket 5.5 x 2.1 mm, negative polarity inside
available since April 2021
Item number 515225
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Design Floorboard
Amp Modeling Yes
Drumcomputer No
Incl. Tuner Yes
Expression Pedal No
USB-Port Yes
Headphone Output Yes
MIDI Interface Yes
Line Out Yes
Battery Powered No
PSU included Yes
£599
Free shipping incl. VAT
In stock within 3-4 weeks
In stock within 3-4 weeks

This item is expected back in stock soon and can then be shipped immediately.

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Great once configured but requires work to get the most from it
wilson_smith 16.11.2021
Once set up and configured correctly the Helix range sound great.
There is quite a bit of a learning curve however, so if you need something to just plug in, twiddle the knobs and go, this is not for you.

Firstly, the stock cabinets suck. they are terrible.
This means you need IR's (Impulse Responses).
Simple explanation is: IR's are the sonic footprint of a particular configuration of gear, but usually various cabinets mic'ed up in different ways.

Line 6 gives a handful free but the best are by a company called OwnHammer, and need to be purchased on the line 6 marketplace at additional cost.

This has meant that its taken a few days to get any reasonable tone out of it.

Second issue is connecting to the pc.
It took a while to find the right drivers and even then, the device seems to need to be " in the mood" to connect. An hour or two got it connected.

Lastly, a big issue is how fussy the device is with USB Ports.
It wont work when plugged into a USB Hub, even a powered one. It keeps disconnecting. It wants dedicated USB ports in a pc.
I have a laptop that has very few connectors, but I use a dock for all the ports i require. Even with the docking station, the stomp disconnects randomly, often during data transfer of IR's or firmware updates.
It works when connecting to the pc, but its just not as solid as I expect. Could never be used live with a pc attached.

Other than that, its pretty good. I think its a tad overpriced but not by a crazy amount.

Overall a decent device with some quirky behavior and requires a lot of effort to get tone out of initially.
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Perfect pedal hub
tdguitar 31.01.2022
Since I feel the drives and the reverb is a bit under par, I use this together with an Eventide H9, a Jackson audio Golden boy and a Fjord Fuzz Odin. The two drives is in each of the two effect loops of the HX stomp XL. Very flexible and everything controlled via midi from the HX Stomp XL. Easy to program on the pedal itself, compared to other midi controllers where You have to use computer software to change commands.
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A complete studio rig in your backpack!
Gustavo Loebel 18.08.2021
Amazing amp modelling, effects and flexibility for both studio and gig usage. After loooonnnng research I chose HX Stomp XL and I'm in love with it.
Pros: Best sound in the market with full features for professional studio recording and lots of flexibility with the snapshots and footswitchs for all kind of gigs you imagine.
Cons: The Screen is a bit small to look at in the middle of a gig, but perfect for studio. It is not so user friendly to navigate in the beggining ,I took some time to learn, but after you get it you can fly deep in the sound!
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Fantastic effects pedal
Alan Scotty 03.06.2022
I really wanted to buy a Helix LT, but I felt it was too big and heavy to take around, I do however find that the processing power is a bit limited, but was quite surprised that the tiny screen proved quite sufficient. I really enjoy working with this, and love the sound it produces, it is a great improvement in every way to my previous effects pedal (Zoom G3Xn) and I’m constantly discovering new ways to use it.
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