The Ultimate Tone Palette
POD HD 500X delivers an incredible combination of powerful features and amazing tone to inspire your creativity. Featuring extraordinary depth, character and versatility, POD HD X multi-effects will take your playing and your sound further than ever before. Use your POD HD500X as a MIDI controller, the ultimate audio interface for recording guitar and the center of your performing universe. With cutting-edge technology and all the power you need to define your sound, POD HD500X is the most advanced POD multi-effects—ever.
- HD Amp Modeling
- 29 Guitar Amps
- 16 (with 8 selectable mics) Guitar Cabs
- 48-Second Looper
- 100+ Stomp & Studio Effects
- Parallel Audio Paths (Dual Tone)
- 512 User-Writable Presets
- 8 Set Lists
- Global EQ
- Programmable MIDI Controller
- USB Audio Interface
- Chromatic Tuner
- Tap Tempo
HD Amps and World-Class Effects
POD HD X multi-effects come complete with the most sought-after collection of HD amps and guitar effects. Line 6's powerful HD technology lets you experience each amp in stunning detail. Create lush sonic soundscapes and inspire your playing with studio-quality effects. You can even expand your tonal palette by adding amp model packs—available from the Line 6 online store. POD HD X multi-effects give you the building blocks to create any signal chain imaginable.
POD HD 500X includes HD Amps based on the amps listed below:
- Dr. Z Route 66
- ENGL Fireball 100
- Fender Bassman ("Normal" channel)
- Fender Bassman ("Bright" channel)
- Fender Blackface Deluxe Reverb ("Normal" channel)
- Fender Blackface Deluxe Reverb ("Vibrato" channel)
- Fender Twin Reverb (“Normal” channel with “Bright” switch off)
- Fender Twin Reverb ("Vibrato" channel with “Bright” switch on)
- Hiwatt Custom 100 (DR103) Line 6 Doom
- Line 6 Epic
- Line 6 Elektrik
- Marshall JCM-800 (2204)
- Marshall JTM-45 MkII ("Bright" channel)
- Marshall JTM-45 MkII ("Normal" channel)
- Marshall “Plexi” 1959 Super Lead ("Normal" channel) Marshall “Plexi” 1959 Super Lead
- Ampeg B-15NF Portaflex
- ("Bright" channel) Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier Park 75 ("Bright" channel)
- Park 75 ("Normal" channel)
- Soldano SLO100(“Clean”)
- Soldano SLO100 (“Crunch”)
- Soldano SLO100 (“Overdrive”)
- Supro S6616
- Vox AC-15
- Vox AC-30 (Top Boost)
- Gibson EH-185
- Bogner Uberschall Divided by 13 JRT 9/15
POD HD X multi-effects feature an extensive set of deep parameters, giving you incredible tools to customize your tone. Adjust the Sag parameter to dial in the perfect amount of touch dynamics and sustain, and change the tone and color of the power amp distortion. Increase the amount of tube compression by varying the Bias Excursion. Fine-tune the cab with Resonance, Decay, Low Cut and Thump parameters. You can even use the Global EQ feature to perform room correction EQ without reprogramming individual presets. POD HD X multi-effects provide a powerful platform for creating tone that’s all your own.
100+ Studio and Stomp Effects
Featuring classic stomps, amazing Line 6 originals, and rare and eclectic studio effects, POD HD X multi-effects will inspire your playing in endless new ways. Explore new song ideas and riffs using a broad collection of distortions, delays, mods, filters, reverbs and more. Mix and match up to eight simultaneous guitar effects and discover entirely new sounds. Only one question remains—how far do you want to take your sound?
Dynamic DSP Power
POD HD 500X has more processing power than any other multi-effect in it's class. Dynamic DSP lets you stack the amps and effects you want—where you want them—to craft unique new guitar tones or re-create celebrated classics. POD HD X multi-effects give you the freedom to innovate, and the power to express your creativity like never before. Tap into virtually endless combinations of HD amps, effects and mic cabinets. With 512 presets, you can create, save and recall all the custom sounds you need.
Dual Signal Paths
With POD HD X multi-effects, you can quickly create parallel signal paths, each with its own HD amp and effects chain. Explore stereo amp setups, dual mono amp rigs and other creative routing options. The sonic possibilities are endless.
|Mfg. Included Accessories||Power Supply|
|Effects||100+ Studio and Stomp Effects
|Patches / Programs||(30) HD Amps
(16) Cabs, "with 8 selectable mics"
(512) User-Writable presets
|Audio Inputs||(1) 1/4" Guitar In
(1) 1/8"CD/MP3 In
Stereo FX Return
(1) Variax In
|Audio Outputs||(2) 1/4" Unbalanced Out
(2) XLR Out
(1) 1/4" Headphone Out
(1) TRS Stereo FX Send
(1) S/PDIF Out
(1) LG LINK
|Pedal Switches||12 Foot Switches with LED rings|
|On-Board Expression Pedal||Yes|
|Control Connections||1/4" Pedal In|
|Product Weight||16 Lbs|
|Unique Features||Dynamic DSP lets you stack the effects you want, where you want them.|
Line 6 Limited Warranty
Please be aware that your warranty is only valid in the region where you purchased your unit. For instance, if you buy your unit in Germany, then you must have the unit serviced in Germany, or within that region. If you live in South America, you will be interacting with the distributor for the country that you live in. It is for this reason that Line 6 recommends that you always buy your unit locally.
You will need to present your original, dated proof of purchase to have any warranty work performed at any Line 6 Authorized Service Center for repair.
General Warranty Periods
36 month parts and labor warranty:
12 month parts and labor warranty:
All amplifiers, including speakers
Helix family of products (extended warranty details below)
AMPLIFi family of products
Firehawk family of products
BackTrack/BackTrack + Mic
FBV Controller pedals
POD units (except Pocket Pod and Pocket Pod Express)
Line 6 Branded Wireless Products
Stompbox modeler pedals
ToneCore Pedals (Module AND Dock purchased together as one unit)
Variax instruments (one-year parts and labor for electronics and a limited lifetime warranty on wood)
90 days parts and labor warranty:
MIDI Mobilizer I/II
Mobile Keys 25/49
Pocket POD and Pocket POD Express
ToneCore Docks (purchased individually)
ToneCore Modules (purchased individually)
POD Studio GX, UX1, UX2 and KB37
Variax Workbench Interface
All Power Amp and Preamp Tubes
Any refurbished (B-Stock) Line 6 product
90 day warranty:
EX-1 Expression Pedal
All Line 6-Branded Accessories that are purchased separately, including power supplies, amp covers, custom carry bags
30 day return period:
Add-on software licenses (except iLok)
Helix Extended Warranty
Customers who purchased a Helix Floor, Helix Rack, or Helix LT processor, or a Helix Control pedal in the United States and have a copy of the original purchase receipt qualify for the extended warranty. Customers who qualify will have a second year added to their current one-year Helix Warranty at no cost upon registration.
Registration is required within one year of the purchase date. You already qualify if you've registered your Helix and have a copy of the original purchase receipt. Otherwise, register your product at the Line 6 website and make sure you have a copy of the original purchase receipt.
Line 6 warranties transfer from one end user to another within the original warranty period (as long as the user has the original dated proof of purchase), but not when purchased second hand from a retail outlet.
If you purchase a Line 6 product sold as new from an authorized Line 6 retailer with an online storefront, the standard warranty applies as if it were purchased in a physical store. If you purchase a used unit from an individual on eBay, you do so at your own risk with no warranty offered by Line 6, unless the seller includes a copy of the original receipt to transfer the warranty to you.
The only way to redeem warranty on a used item is to have the original purchase receipt, dated within the product warranty period. So if you fail to get such a receipt, the manufacturers warranty will not be honored.
The Warranty does not cover:
- Damage from physical abuse such as dropping the unit, impact from hard objects or damage to external components as a result of negligence.
- Damage due to liquid contamination.
- Damage resulting from any use other than that it was intended for.
- Any unit that has been repaired or had an attempted repair made to it by unauthorized personnel.
- Damage due to incorrect connection, connection to faulty equipment or connection to faulty or incorrect power supplies.
- Damage in transit as a result of inadequate packaging or protection.
When you place an order with Kraft Music, a confirmation will be sent to you via email, with details of your order, including method of shipping. Once your order leaves our facility, you will receive a shipping confirmation via email, with carrier name and tracking number. Many of the products we sell are shipped in the manufacturer box. These boxes will often have images, model numbers, and other text that indicate the contents inside. If your purchase is a gift, please make proper shipping arrangements or contact us about possible packaging options.
Kraft Music is able to ship to the continental US, HI, AK and PR.