Line 6 POD HD500X
Line 6 POD HD500X

POD HD500X, Guitar Amp Simulation Pedal from Line 6 in the POD Live series.

esebban 11/08/2014

Line 6 POD HD500X : esebban's user review

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Side effects, I think everything is available. I did also some tests on my side with the RAT pedals and TS808 to see the difference. Frankly it's hard for me to like it. I tested them with a tube amp without simulates POD side to try to be as neutral as possible.

Then next patch management, software is really necessary and well done, many possible settings and I think a good patch requires well refined the setting. From my side, I charge existing patches and I fit the guitar (Gibson Les Paul Studio + Classic 57 ')

I do not go into battle analog is better than digital, I leave it to those who want to discuss. But from my side, I think this machine as the eleven rack FX axis is really great for those who like me have a little bit of everything and do not want to spend hours setting the amp, effects depending on the piece. Here we take the POD is the branch and go up or down on the volume.

For connectivity there is no problem while I use the USB to make recordings and then send one or backtrack in the pod. Then all are connected to a mixer or like me on a FRFR powered speaker (ALTO 112A). For those interested without my pub, you will here recordings with the POD and styles (I'm not a pro, so thank you for not killing me in the comments;) ). However ca give you an idea of ​​what an amateur like me can do with a POD. See here:


The configuration is not really easy but the management tool is really well done and very professional.

The manual is clear but I recommend to have a look here:

Editing sounds very simple but the software


Side effects frankly it's really amazing and especially the amp simulations.

But beware once you really spend time tweaking sounds or buy. I acquired those of Glenn Delaune here:

I find them pretty good and well made, the guy spent time. The settings are fine but adaptable. I think he made according to different guitars he has available.


It'll be 1 year and I use it extensively, I had a ZOOM G3 moreover not sound bad, but worse than that one.

I think this is a good compromise for people who want switcher from analog to digital. The material is strong and suitable for those who do live. Again in my opinion forget the amps etc to use, you really need a sound or at least an active FRFR speaker if the rendering is not very good.