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POD HD

Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:23 pm
by minerman
Don't know anything about it yet, looks like 3 different models, I assume with different prices & features.....



http://line6.com/podhd/

Re: POD HD

Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:16 pm
by Sungodv
A link where people don't have to give out their email address would be nice..... :look:

Re: POD HD

Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:53 pm
by minerman
Sorry dude, this is all the info I have at the moment, when I find out more, I'll post it.....Sorry!

Re: POD HD

Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:06 pm
by mikemorgan
Looks to be pretty cool, and they've finally added a looper and midi control.

Re: POD HD

Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:58 am
by Sungodv
Here it is.

It's all too much for me, but somebody will want one....

Re: POD HD

Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:21 pm
by minerman
Sounds pretty good to me in this vid, but looks like he's running it through a tube head & cab......I'm kinda interested, but would have to hear it through a PA or DAW before I could commit to buying.....


POD HD Vid

Re: POD HD

Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:05 am
by mikemorgan
Interesting that they only have 16 modeled amps at this point while the X3 has 78?
Of course THESE are better, so you only need 16. No bass amps, no vocal preamps.

Just another ploy to sell us model packs down the road I suppose.

Misc. POD HD Comments/Questions

Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:48 am
by Lee
Has anyone tried an HD unit here yes? I haven't. I'd like to check it out because they claim the "feel" of it is one of the noticable enhancements. One of the things I've yet to get from a modeler is that authenticate sensitivity of the strings that is more felt than heard. The lack of it has changed the way I play to get the same results so... yeah, I'm hoping they have that covered now.

Btw, they apparently have a fourth desktop POD HD unit now too for about $399 on eBay.

Re: POD HD

Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:55 pm
by Sungodv
Don't do it, Lee...you'll just end up selling it. :look:

:P

From what I've heard, it's more of a live playing device. Most people love the old Pod for recording, it just never translated over to a live situation. I'm having a DeJaVu thing...... :noway:
Whoa. It's still going. :D
James Ryce was involved......weird stuff.

Re: POD HD

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:07 pm
by Lee
Sungodv wrote:Don't do it, Lee...you'll just end up selling it. :look:
That's true. I'm not a fan of collecting so if I don't use something enough or if it doesn't make my life more productive, simpler, or have some other unique reward I won't keep it.
I really don't like the maintenance that goes with having 'stuff'.

'Member that violin (used on that one "Wake Up Again" song)? Just sold it the other day. :)
Came to the conclusion that I won't be needing it any time soon so out the door it went. Albeit, I lowered the price on it because a kid was involved... that thing had like an hour of playing on it!

However, I don't have any problem buying something again that I already owned at one time as long as I don't take a loss on it. I recently got an MRS8 to use as a portable drum machine that I can export to the PC and an R24 for tracking portably at 24-bit. Both were extremely good deals and I may even get another used Variax for a tone idea I want to work on... but I'll have to butcher it... (as long as I can get it for cheap). About two years ago I repurchased the updated KB37 and a used pocket pod because they're useful and compact. I haven't been in a rush to get this stuff so I just kind of look for it on the side. I'll probably do the same for an HD just to give it a whirl (buy used).

My current favorite guitar depicts the functionality is chief approach that I personally prefer for equipment. I think I had it a few months short of a year or so... can't recall, but it's been my main guitar since I've gotten it.

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Isn't that thing ugly? :D

Re: POD HD

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:18 pm
by Jim_Fogle
Has anyone noticed the annoucement for the free upgrade to Pod HD firmware; V2.0?

More about it here: http://www.vettaville.nl/page.php?id=144#1254

Re: POD HD

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:35 pm
by Zoetrope
Looks like things are pretty dead in the Line 6 Forum. Well, I don't mind talking to myself :)

I just picked up a Pod HD500 and I love it. Of course a couple days later they announced the HD500x, but it doesn't look like they've made any major changes. Anyway, if anyone is thinking of getting one, here are my thoughts, in no particular order
  • This thing is versatile. You can use it in a number of different ways. Just as an effects board with 8 customized effects, with effects and amp sims, as a midi controller, and as a recording interface, to name a few
  • Line 6 gave you access to the guts. Everything is tweakable, assignable, and flexible. They trust their users to read the freaking manual. I'm amazed at how much you can customize this thing to suit your needs. Want the foot pedal to control the feedback level on the delay? No problemo!
  • For live performance, this thing would be perfect. It allows you to organize your presets in "Set Lists" and name everything whatever you want. You can change between banks of patches easily and change between the patches themselves.
  • While not all the effects are my cup of tea (in particular, some of the distortions sound too harsh to my ear) there are enough options to make anyone happy. For example, I love the distortion I get from the tube compressor with the drive turned up.
  • The built in looper goes forward, backward, half speed, before effects, after effects. Fantastic!
  • It's built like a tank. Metal exterior, everything feels solid and like it will last longer than I will
I have to say the only downside is the price. These go for about $500 new, but I managed to grab one on Ebay for $360 in excellent slightly used condition. If you've got the cash and need a solid array of effects for live performance, take a look at these and the new 500x version. Just buying a handful of the actual pedals this simulates (not to mention the amps) would cost you more money, assuming you could even find some of the vintage ones. Truly a great piece of gear!

Re: POD HD

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:53 am
by Sungodv
Can we expect to hear something with the new POD soon then? I'm still waiting to hear the 12-String in a song! I think the author of this thread ended up buying one, but I could be mistaken.

Re: POD HD

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:18 pm
by minerman
Sungodv wrote: I think the author of this thread ended up buying one, but I could be mistaken.
If you're referring to me Sunny-G, I didn't buy one of the new POD's, I have the POD X3 Live like this (I've had it for about 4 years or longer now :shock: ):

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I run it using the 4-cable method in my amp's fx loop (delay, chorus, phase go after the amp's pre-section, but before the power section, & the wah/dist/od's go in the "front" of the amp, like regular stompboxes), & while it works pretty good, I'd still like a better multi-fx to use with my amp(s), like a TC Electronic Nova System, but in reality, the fx I can add in the daw are more than enough....maybe...:lol:

That said, I think the next pedal I'm gonna buy will be a Univibe, the POD has one, & I can also use several in the daw, but it just isn't the same as what I've heard on other people's stuff. Maybe I'm not setting/adjusting things right, but I can never get it to sound "right" to my ears...

I've read the new POD HD's are a step up from what I have, but if I was gonna spend that much $$$, I'd just buy the Nova System I mentioned, but for someone using ampsims/modelers, I've read the new POD HD's are a little better than the POD that I have....

OK, carry on!!! :music:

Re: POD HD

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:10 am
by Sungodv
Well, yer the author of the thread aren'tcha? :shock:
I was a bad boy and listened to Heart & Soul yesterday and I'm thinking a Variax might be a good buy for you. Maybe.
I love guitar music very much and it's cool to have 25 of 'em inside of one Axe. Well there's some Dobro's and Sitar too.

Kinda hard to justify any fluff purchases though after spending over $3 a gallon for gas these past 5 years while food and energy keep going up.

Re: POD HD

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:46 pm
by minerman
A Variax probably would be good for me dude, with all the different guitars it models...you hinting around about selling yours or something??? I'd love to have a set of e-drums too.... :mrgreen:

Re: POD HD

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:33 pm
by Sungodv
I can't ever see selling my Variax, but the e-drum kit is another thing. It's unused, extra heads, cymbal, foot pedal. Been covered with a sheet since new. Would be a bitch getting it back into the box, but I still have the original box! Cost a bit to ship too.
A Variax would be a nice addition to the keyboard you bought a while back.