Line6 Pod HD500X

Floor Effects Switch

  • Over 100 studio and stomp effects
  • Up to 8 effects simultaneously
  • Free selectable loudspeaker and microphone modeling presets
  • 512 overwritable storages
  • Dynamic DSP for amps and effects
  • 2 Separate signals
  • Numerous options of routing
  • Professional footswitches with LED rings
  • All necessary inputs and outputs: USB 2.0, MIDI, S/PDIF, symmetrical XLR outputs
  • Internal microphone preamp
  • L6 LINK connector for DT power amps and StageSource loudspeakers
  • VDI connector for James Tyler Variax guitars
  • Configurable expression pedal
  • Looper function (up to 48 seconds of recording)
  • 8 "Set list" banks
  • Expression pedal, controlling parameters of amplifying and effects
  • Built-in chromatic tuner
  • Tap Tempo footswitch
  • Robust metall chassis
  • Protective chrome roll bar and pressure die cast expression pedal
  • Variable input impedance
  • Editor and librarian software available for download
  • Incl. DC-3g power supply

Further information

Design Floorboard
Tube(s) No
Amp Modeling Yes
Effects Yes
Headphone Output Yes
Direct Out Yes
MIDI Interface Yes
Integrated Expression Pedal Yes
Connections for Pedals or Switches Yes
Aux-Input Yes
Integrated Tuner Yes
USB-Port Yes
Drum-Computer No

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One of the best multi effect processors

Cuteslap, 24.07.2015
I am a professional musician who is working as a studio player and a session musician both. I play both bass guitar and electric guitar in the studio and on the stage. Therefore I need flexible presets to work on different projects and songs. Sometimes I need 5 different presets per song on a stage. Sometimes one simple pedalboard setup is enough. I travel a lot and I cannot find amps in many stages. I use in-ear monitors mostly and the sound that you get from your pedals plus DI box doesn't sound as it sounds outside. On the other hand carrying 10 or more pedals is another big issue.
This is where Line 6 POD HD500X comes into picture... It is a nice built pedalboard which is strong enough and won't break easily. I have used some other digital processors over the years like Zoom 9050, Digitech RP-10, Digitech GSP-21 Legend etc. As with the improvement of technology Line6 Pod HD500X is much more better than other multi effect units and you cannot buy a better unit for that money today.
It is a bit heavier when compared with other effect units and doesn't have a on/off switch. But it has so many great features that users can enjoy for sure.
I plug two XLR cables as left and right output to the PA on stage and it sounds amazing. People come to me after the show and tell me that the guitar tones were very nice.
For example; you have programmed the preset poorly and you need to turn the volume up and raise the gain and lower the bass.
No problem.
Master volume and other onboard amp editing knobs do excellent job and save you when you are in trouble.
No delay or reverb spill-over when changing presets unfortunately (delay repeats will not continue when
changing from one preset to another) but amp and effect simulations are incredible!!!
Simply the best Marshall and Mesa-Boogie recreations I have seen on a digital multi effects processor.
It has a very good tuner and I also plug some of my analog pedals via send & return connections if I like.
Works as a soundcard when connected to the computer via USB and there is no latency.
It takes some time to get used to the editing panel on the computer.
Definitely worth buying.
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After one year with the POD HD500X !

yuhan, 06.02.2018
I have had my POD HD500X for a year now and all I can say is that this unit already has everything I could ever need. I remember when I first got it, I was frustrated with the complexity of its features such as amp Bias, Er, Sag etc... I was mostly playing acoustic guitar before the POD, and the learning curve was quite steep for me. But hey, you have to get your hands dirty with the unit to hear its amazing sounds.

I got the POD HD start guide or advanced guide to learn how the unit works and I am still learning each day. Some friends of mine suggested the MeAmBobbo PodHD Guide to me, I'll take an even deeper dive soon. All I can say is that, you can really bring out some amazing guitar tones from the unit. Like your guitar, you'll have to spend some time until the multi-effect feels like home.

Build quality is awesome. I don't think there's something I dislike about this POD. You are a gigging musician or you're just after some good tones, this unit will get the job done if you put the work into it!

Lately I got a Line6 DT 25 tube amp to match my POD HD500X and they sound amazing together. You can also go directly to the PA in stereo, it sounds beautiful too. I did that in several gigs and have had great comments for my sound from people at the end of the show. Other times, sound techs were amazed by the sound of the POD without using any of their amps on stage.

I think it is really a versatile unit, you can easily go from a "Fenderish" sound to a more British Vox or Marshall kind of sound in one second. The amp simulations sound lush and the 100+ effects are way beyond what I needed, but hey I'll keep those!

I'll can completely understand that this is not the ideal setup for the analog purist, somehow I am pretty sure they will appreciate the convenience of bringing only a guitar and the POD HD500X to a gig. The unit also works brilliantly alongside other pedals and in front of other amps although I found it sounds best in the power section of an amp.

To sum up, if you're looking for a versatile multi-effects that also works as a good sound-card, I highly recommend the POD HD500X. You deserve it, get one!

As always, amazing price and service from Thomann.
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