Line 6 POD HD500Item ID: PODHD500
Guitar Amplifier Emulation and Multi-effects Pedal with 12 Footswitches, Expression Pedal, Aluminum Enclosure, 27 Amp/Cabinet Models, 100+ Effects Models, and Built-in 48-second Looper
Yes, It's In Stock!
This item is available for immediate delivery. You'll enjoy the fastest delivery time in the industry with our centrally-located warehouse and latest shipping cut-off times.
Get More Value From Sweetwater
Limited Time Offer
24 Months Interest Free Financing!
On purchase of Line 6 products made with your Sweetwater Card now through July 31, 2013.
From Our Research Team:
A New Level of Amp EmulationWhat do you get when you combine over a decade and a half of effects-creation experience and three years of cutting-edge amp-modeling research, plus 27 incredible guitar amplifiers and over 100 modern and vintage guitar effects? You get the incredible Line 6 POD HD500! This amazing guitar amp simulator and multi-effects processor is in a class by itself. By combining breakthrough modeling methods (10 times as accurate as previous technology) with some of the best amps in history, the POD HD500 delivers not only the sound but also the feel, behavior, and dynamic interaction of these great amps.
Besides having a wide selection of tones with authentic character and articulation, the POD HD500 is easy to program, set up, and use. A full set of presets (almost limitless via the included editor/librarian program) gives you a clear idea of what the POD HD500 can do, and you can store tones in its 512 user-preset storage locations. When you're ready to define your own sound, don't hold back; there's no limit to the tones you can create with your POD HD500! It's also built to take a beating too. A bent sheet-metal chassis, metal footswitches, and a rugged expression pedal all keep your POD HD500 running night after night. And you'll love the POD HD500 in the studio too, where its digital outputs allow it to integrate right into your recording rig.
Line 6 POD HD500 Amplifier Modeler and Multi-effects System Features at a Glance:
Once you plug into a Line 6 POD HD500 amplifier modeler and multi-effects system, you'll never be short on tone again!
Can We Help?Sweetwater's friendly and knowledgeable Sales Engineers are regarded as the most experienced and educated professionals in the music industry, with extensive music backgrounds and intense training on the latest products and technologies. As your personal contact here at Sweetwater, they are available to provide personalized advice any time you need it.
Call toll-free (800) 222-4700 or E-mail us
Wyndell, Mckinney, TX
Reviewsbased on 48 reviews
Sound Men Love Me Again
by John R. Barden from Asheville, NCI have used big combo amps almost the entirety of my career. Often I played in bands with another guitar player or two, and a volume fight inevitably ensued. I started using line 6 gear back in '05 an... read more [+]d have been very happy with the stuff I used most of the time. Sound men liked the fact that I did not need to crank an amp to 11 to get a good signal, but they generally didn't like the tones I got (a speaker DOES sound different, no matter how much processing a direct signal goes through)>
May 14, 2013
Music Background: Pro Musician, Recording Engineer, Live Sound Engineer
I bought the HD-500 basically because I wanted to eliminate the need to carry a direct box around. I got that and SO much more.
The factory presets are fairly good, despite what others have to say about them. I found a great Fender Deluxe preset and was able to make it sound the way I wanted with just a bit of tweaking. Some of the more high-gain presets are not very good, but they provide a good starting point for creating your own sounds.
The real test for me is live through a sound system. I plug this thing indirect and the sounds coming out of the mains are AWESOME! I have worked with quite a few super pro sound men in recent months, and they all rave about how good my guitar sounds without an amp. They also like the total lack of onstage volume coming from my rig. The hardest thing for me to do has been to get all my preset levels the same, and that hasn't been all that difficult.
My only complaint with the HD-500 is the power supply. I like the fact that it has an internal voltage regulator and adapters for playing in other regions of the world. The problem is with the connector. The old units have an L-shape connector and this one is straight. That makes the connector easy to step on and break. I have already done this once and had to order a new power supply. Perhaps Line 6 could change that one thing. Everything else about the HD-500 is near perfect! close [-]
Amazing! Especially if you take time to get to know it!
by Dan from Marweutte, MISuch a great product! I was able to set up every single sound I wanted within the first day. It's so easy to switch between different presets. It feels limitless what you can do with this thing. The o... read more [+]nly thing better would be owning all the amps and pedals that this emulates! Plus when you dig deep into it and understand all the subtle things with the settings you can really make it your own! close [-]
April 24, 2013
Music Background: Audio engineer and hobbyist
All in one
by Germano Martins fromBest All in one product for home training and recording.
March 19, 2013
I have all connected with the pod. PA, headfones, guitar, mic, computer.
All with quality connections.
by Matt M. from Dallas, TXI've owned the pod for about a week now, and I am absolutely blown away by how good this thing sounds as well as the level of control I have over everything. It honestly sounds like I went out and pay... read more [+]ed thousands of dollars for a room full of amps and effects pedals. I thought I was going to need a new set of pickups in my used strat, but the pod has really brought it to life - I'm getting tones from my strat that I didn't think were possible. And with my Epi with the Dimarzio in the bridge, metal sounds unbelievable. I really like how extensively I can configure and control effects and amps, with the ability to assign them to individual foot switches, or even multiple pedals to one switch, to turn them on and off at will, and in combinations, and then easily switch to a whole new preset with no latency. I also like how I can configure the expression pedal to control not only volume and wah, but nearly any parameter of any effects pedal or amp.
March 17, 2013
Music Background: Home Recording and Production, Live music, Hobbyist
If you want to own literally thousands of dollars in professional equipment -and big names like Soldano, Hiwatt, Mesa, Fender etc - but don't wanna pay the price for the huge array of hardware, you must own the pod hd500. close [-]
When I picked up the PodHD500, I was expecting it to be powerful. But let me tell you, this thing blew me away. Within minutes, I was able to dial in a phenomenal sound and edit my signal chain right on the board. Then, I downloaded new patches from Line 6's Customtone page. Hours later, I was still creating custom sounds. This is a must-have for any guitar player!
Line 6 POD HD500
Buy Today, MakeSweetwater's Flexible Payment Plan is a convenient, interest-free way to buy gear now and stretch your purchase across three budget-friendly payments. Simply choose the "3 Easy Payments" option in your cart, and we'll divide your purchase amount into three convenient payments, billed to your current MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express card. There is a $10 processing fee for using this service, and your billing address must be in the United States to be eligible. It's just another way we make shopping at Sweetwater easy and convenient!
Get your Line 6 POD HD500 now and spread out the payments!
This program is subject to credit approval. We will pull a copy of your credit report to approve your application.