BAJAAO India introduces the Line 6 POD HD500 which represents a giant leap forward for amp modeling. It is the only multi-effect pedal that boasts 16 brand-new, state-of-the-art Line 6 HD amp models, 100+ modern and vintage-styled M-class effects, and a comprehensive digital and analog I/O.
HD amp modeling: sound and feel like never before
HD amp models defy the accepted standard. They feel, behave, and interact with previously unachievable realism.
Creating these new HD amp models was no small feat. Line 6 mixed 15 years of amp modeling experience with 3 years of new research and development to build an entirely new amp modeling technology from the ground up. During that time, we hunted down 16 incredible amplifiers and—with the help of LA's top tube amp experts—restored each one back to peak condition. The new modeling technology uses 10 times more amplifier information than before, including single-ended class A tube stages, class AB push/pull interactions, power supply behavior, and more. The result is a high-quality warmth, feel, sustain, and articulation for you to fall in love with.
Tube amp fanatics have long enthused that their favorite stacks and combos aren't merely "amps," but instruments themselves, with playability equal to that of the guitar plugged into them. New HD modeling takes the POD HD experience to that same exalted level, capturing the genuine playability that great guitarists demand.
Your amp collection—now in HD
On the POD HD500's menu is a collection of freshly modeled amps, many of which are brand-new to POD, and all of which are essential for performing guitarists who require a wide variety of tones in one streamlined, multi-FX-sized package.
POD HD500 includes 16 HD amp models based on:
•Fender Twin Reverb
•Hiwatt Custom 100 (DR103)
•Fender Blackface Deluxe Reverb
•Divided by 13 JRT 9/15
•Dr. Z Route 66
•Vox AC-30 (Top Boost)
•Marshall J-45 MkII
•Marshall JCM-800 (2204)
•Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier
•ENGL Fireball 100
100+ M-class FX
Made famous by Line 6 M13 and M9 Stompbox Modelers, M-class FX have found their way into the hearts of many musicians. POD HD500 features a whopping 100+ M-class effects to craft your sound. With this wide tonal palette to play with, you can sound like anyone under the sun, or no one but you. You can also use up to 8 FX at once.
•19 delays (including cool tube and solid-state tape echoes)
•23 modulations (including both blackface-style opto and brownface bias-modulating tremolo, phasers, choruses, and rotary speakers)
•17 distortions (classic stompbox distortion, to vintage fuzz, to thick metal chunk)
•12 compressors and EQs (including stomp comps and studio tube compression)
•26 filters (including wahs and several exclusive custom filters)
•12 reverbs (from surfy springs, to studio plates, to cutting-edge digital room sounds)
The power of this collection is truly mind-boggling. In addition to these classic sounds themselves, POD HD500 functions as a fully featured looping, pitch shifting, and harmonizing machine. Ready to start creating? This rig could keep you going for a lifetime.
Unprecedented flexibility—stunning simplicity
Beyond the mere depth of the amp and FX models, POD HD500 offers flexibility to mix and match amps and pedals in multiple pre-set rigs, attainable at the stomp of a switch.
Scale from an instantly routable signal chain up to the flexibility of a MIDI switching system and beyond, (even compiling several rigs within the POD HD500's memory, storing a full rig per "slot" with total flexibility and direct access).
The engineer's behind POD HD500 made it easy to access its deep programmability. Smart FX make it a snap to quickly dial in your tone, and the free, easy-to-use editor/librarian software supports your deepest, darkest tonal explorations. POD HD500 was designed by guitarists for guitarists.
Comprehensive connectivity for live and studio use
Put simply, POD HD500 connects to just about anything and everything—analog or digital, balanced or unbalanced, for amplification or recording.
A snapshot of the back panel shows 1/4" and XLR outputs (mono/stereo), USB, MIDI in and out/thru, S/PDIF out, FX loop (mono/stereo), guitar, and mic aux ins with mic level, Variax connection, expression pedal input and a L6 LINK jack for seamless integration with Line 6 DT50 tube amplifiers.
Edit and organize and all your sounds via computer with the included editor/librarian software (works on Mac and PC).
Built like a tank
POD HD500's cutting-edge technology is kept safe within a "bulletproof" bent sheet metal housing with heavy-duty metal footswitches and expression pedal. No injection-molded plastic boxes here—POD HD500 is ready to lap up years of road and stage abuse and keep you playing.
Line 6 POD HD500 Guitar Multi Effects Processor Features:
- HD amp models that feel, behave, and interact with previously unachievable realism for an entirely new playing experience
- 16 HD amp models based on the most sought-after guitar tones: California cleans, classic crunch, vibey boutique warmth, modern high-gain, and more
- 100+ effects including delays, modulations, distortions, compressors, EQs, filters, and reverbs; Up to 8 simultaneous FX; Tap tempo
- 512 user-writable preset locations
- 48-second looper with dedicated footswitches for Undo, Play Once, Pre/Post, Rec/Overdub, Play/Stop, Half Speed, and Reverse
- Built-in tuner with signal mute
- 1/4" and XLR outputs (mono/stereo); MIDI in, out/thru; S/PDIF out; USB; L6 LINK; FX loop (mono/stereo); 1/4" aux in; XLR mic in with mic level; 1/4" headphone output; Variax VDI connection; External expression pedal input
- Free editor/librarian software
- Bent sheet metal chassis, metal footswitches and expression pedal.
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
The series of LINE6 POD HD500 and onwards are such a series of processors that can be used for a lifetime. In short "THEY HAVE YOU COVERED THROUGH OUT THE LIFETIME" . U say and it has got it all. And after its decrease in price I would just say Its a JEM and talking bout looks "ITS A BEAST"Special Thanks to Bajaao and team for delivering the processor in such a safe (DOUBLE) packaging and on time... You guys are highly recommendable peoples for Musicians needs. Keep up the Spirit Guys.
Ultimate processor of line6 pod . Rich tonel quality.
It's a Amp Modelor ...to be precise a Tube Amp modelor along with bundles of legendary Vintage and Modern Amplifiers and effects....To me i was more satisfied to use it with the 4cable method along a Tube amp's power amp ... and explore those wonderful amp pre amps in a tap....It's a one stop solution for gigging and recording session....
Must buy for the pod
Hi Metalheads,I am writing this review after using the processor for over 3 years and performing at 20-odd gigs that use advanced high-end amps (which are required to test the true potential of this beast). Mostly, I play metal and punk, and this is the appropriate companion for my Ibanez RG370DXZ (or any other electric guitar for that matter). Following is the detailed review of the product:Interface and Usability:As soon as you plug in the POD HD500, you realise that its damn easy to navigate. It has over 100 M-class FX, and comes with 19 delays and 12 reverbs, 12 compressors and EQs, 17 distortions, 23 modulations, and 26 filters. Also, it offers looping, harmonising and pitch shifting.It can be easily connected to a PC or a laptop through Line 6 Monkey and HD500 editor apps. It has an amazing graphic user interface and its extremely easy to understand (PDF versions of manuals can also be downloaded for both the apps). For recording, you just need to plug in the guitar and use the USB out to ur PC or laptop. Also, it can be easily used for late night practice by plugging in a headphones.One function that i have extensively used is the looper. It is really amazing and customizable too. Lets say you put the looper on after adding all the effects, and tweak the overdrive, you can actually hear it changing real time. You can use it as a basic guitar riff, while changing the gains and mids, and the sound is replicated immediately. However, the length of the looper is a bit short. For example when i have to record a full 12 bar blues sequence, it gets cut out at bar 9 or 10 and starts over.Creating your own tones will also be very easy (a bit patience required in the beginning as it is a step by step learning) using the editor app, and you get an awesome personalised experience.Tones and Effects:I have used this product majorly for metal and punk, and its has exceeded my expectations time and again. One of my friends (a blues guitarist) borrow...
As a guitar player who has record albums and uses a home studio now, I've been searching for a digital guitar tone for years, specially because the amplifiers are too expensive, and when I got my POD HD500, I came up with the tone I was looking for in like 1 or 2 hours after I start trying it at home!! since then I've been navigating through all the different amps and all the other features, and I must say it's been a really gratifying experience. Now I can record directly to my DAW and get a very organic, clean, natural almost microphoned sound! I sent an audio sample of the guitar tone to a friend, just RAW recording, and he thought I had recorded that with a microphone directly from an amplifier, THAT'S HOW NATURAL IT SOUNDED, and he studies music and music production, so HE KNOWS about SOUND QUALITY, he was amazed by the sound. This may vary from one user to another, and that maybe because of the EQ he uses, or maybe they just don't know how to make real sounds.