Line 6 Pod Hd500X Review

For guitar effects, the Line 6 Pod HD500X is an impressively powerful floor processor. It has a new CPU, one of the most powerful ones that has been used by Line 6 to date. It utilizes technology for amp modeling and emulates many of the sounds from over the years that are most sought after. You can combine your favorite versions with the included effects with a load of preset locations and keep them saved later for easy use.

It has a 48-second looper with switches that are very simple to use and an easy to find out interface. With bent sheet metal casing and metal switches that can withstand a pretty good pounding, it is made to last. This multi-effects pedal is for guitar players who want the stage or the studio to have a good and reliable effects processor.


  • · 30 versions of amps
  • · Over 100 consequences
  • · Solid CPU
  • · Looper for 48-seconds
  • · 512 locations preset
  • · Footswitches backlit
  • · Bright back screen
  • Tough casing of sheet metal

Line 6 Pod Hd500X


Line 6's HD500X effects processor features an extremely powerful CPU that performs the items impressively. It is an HD modeling amp with 30 amp models created to reproduce some of the most common sounds from the history of music. With warm lounge sounds, fantastic crunch, and screaming distortion, you get a lot of variety to suit a broad range of musical genres.

On the amp models, the consistency of the sounds is pleasing and impressive. Guitar effects pedals often lack a sense of purity and fullness in the sound. The Line 6 HD500X, however, has such a strong CPU and smart design that the sound you can get from the programming is as beefy, sustainable, and tight as the amps they are modeled after.

For you to choose from, the HD500X features over 100 guitar effects. Everything you might think of, like chorus, delay, wah, distortions, and loads more. You're going to have no problem finding the exact sound and tone you're looking for.

The 48-second looper lets you do exactly that when you want to put down some layered jams. Compared to some traditional loopers, it is also simple to run. For you to record, save, overdub, erase, and replay all over again, there are separate switches. With the HD500X, putting together some loops with different effects is a lot of fun and super simple.

You can make some special sounds by combining your favorite amp models with effects. On one of the 512 preset places, there is a lot of space to save your effects. That makes it extremely simple to remember previous settings and navigate on the go through them. The presets can be programmed and set up so that you have specific effects as similar as possible to each other, which means that when you're on stage, you don't have to go looking for them.

The Line 6 HD500X is constructed for both the stage and the studio. It has a CPU that is powerful enough to sound fine on records, and it comes very robustly through in a live mix. It has a solid exterior, with a sheet of metal casing, as well as backlit metal foot switches, so you can easily see them on a darkened stage. It is designed to withstand any violence without succumbing to the burden night after night.

It doesn't take up a lot of space and is smaller than most of the pedalboards you're going to see out there. It measures 21x10" and weighs just over 10lbs. It also has a headphone jack that allows you to listen without an amp directly to the processor. That could save a lot of unwanted noise from the people you live with."


+ Versions with 30 amps
+ A hundred guitar effects
+ 512 pre-sets
+ Tough and enduring
+ Incredibly user-friendly


- Minimal input capacity
—No button for control

Why We Like It

The HD500X by Line 6 covers all of your foundations for an all-around floor processor for electric guitar effects. The consistency of the tone you get is one of the most loved aspects of this pedal. Without some of the fizzling that occurs with many multi-effect pedals, it is pure and solid.

The high sound quality ensures that it is acceptable to use it both in the studio and on stage. The amp models sound so similar to the originals that it would be impossible for many people to assume that it is a floor processor that produces the sound.

The HD500X could be the best way to go if you're looking for a floor processor that might be the last one you purchase. It is robust, effective, reasonably priced, and simple to use. With all the possibilities this processor gives you, you can find yourself playing for hours on end.