Line 6 POD 2 Reviews4.3/5.0 based on 7 customer reviews
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December 17, 2012Music Background:
POD "Classic" with the 2.0 upgradeI bought mine when they first came out. It was great for recording and playing with headphones. It takes time to adjust for your ears with a live sound system. However, each amp/PA system setup will behave differently with the POD. I found that it works very well with a Marshall 2x12 Combo and requires the least amout of setup to get a good sound. You must play around with it. However, I also have a POD XT Live that I use for recording. I am biased for the POD 2 in live situations even though it has no pedal controls like the XT.
from Fairfax, Va.
October 17, 2011Music Background:
POD2 = IncredibleThis thing is the best heavy metal piece of gear period. It takes a little time to tweak it just right then it's incredible. Creamy sustain, heavy chunks of sound, nothing is better and I've tried them all. I don't even like the other Line6 products as much as this one. This is the original and IMO the best.
May 22, 2009Music Background:
I fell in love all over againOK so, I've had my pod2 for over six years now and it's worked flawlessly, except for the panic when my tap tempo button started "sticking" a couple weeks ago (as soon as I would tap it it would jump to the fastest delay). I took it apart tonight, sprayed some Caig on it and it's back to flawless. I lovingly polished it up while I had the knobs off. I use this thing all the time, every day. practically saved my marriage.
And yes, I know I said "polished" and "knob" in the same sentence.
from Cincinnati, OH
February 10, 2008Music Background:
This Thing Does a Lot for the Price, and What it Does it Does Very WellI've had my POD 2.0 for a few weeks now and I don't know what I did without it. I know there are other PODs available with more effects and features, but you're getting a TON of effects (all of which sound great by the way) for a very reasonable price with the POD 2.0.
The sounds in the POD are amazing. There are so many variables to adjust that you can really come up with pretty much anything you can imagine.
Recording with this thing is very easy. I can hook it right up to my computer using a stereo cable from the L (mono) output ran into my soundcard.
There are a ton of things this product can do that I've yet to get into, but that further illustrates my point. If you want a great effects box and don't want to spend a ton of money, this is it.
from Parkersburg, WV
October 28, 2008Music Background:
musician, recording engineer
Great tone!I have been gigging along side of a fantastic guitar player for almost 10 years. He has been using his POD 2.0 the whole time and has never had any complaints about it. It sounds great and he gets quite a bit of compliments on his tone. I think they sound better through an amp than running direct, but thats just me. A lot of people run these direct and with some post processing get some really good tones from them. The only thing bad about a pod 2.0 is the floor board. It's a piece of junk. we have three of them and every once and a while they won't switch banks. You have to open them up and tighten everything. Stuff comes loose in there and it stops working. The newer FBV floor boards are great though, but don't work with this POD that I'm aware of. The fact that they still sell this POD 2.0 even after the POD XT and the POD X3 has come out is really saying something here. People still love the POD 2.0
from Des Moines, IA, USA
July 10, 2006Music Background:
Does the jobIf you can't have a room full of amps, this is the box to have. Plenty of nice clean tones, and some good dirty stuff. The effects are also very nice. I've compared some of the clean sounds to a Mesa Recording preamp, and they both had a trmendous amount of "sparkle." Pretty good for a modeling box that's a quarter of the price. It won't replace your Dumble, though. ;-)
from Milwaukee, WI
March 23, 2010Music Background:
POD PIlotFirst off, if you are looking to upgrade your gain channel please look elsewhere. The OD/DIS sound on this unit sounds very shrill and is hard to place in a mix. That being said, the A.I.R effect is amazing! Most of the time I have the amp sim set for a clean tone and then run my pedals into it; this works better than using the in house OD/DIS sounds. The multi-effects are nice sometimes, but the reverb can muddle chords even at low settings with some amp sims, and there aren't a whole lot of reverb options; just room and spring. Overall, I wish that there were more usable settings. Most of the time I am fighting to get a sound that doesn't only sound good on its own, but one that sounds good in a mix. The OD/DIS is...not good. DO NOT GET RID OF YOUR ANALOG PEDALS. Alas, I would like to experiment with this in a channel insert or aux send. Might make for interesting kick drum sounds, re-amping, and vocal effects in that setup.