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The soul of a pedal, the power of a rack.

The Line 6 M13 Stompbox Modeler has the soul of a multi effect pedal and the power of a rack. It boasts a complete collection of the immortal stompbox effects, stompbox simplicity, rock-solid construction, and much more.

A complete collection of immortal stompbox sounds
Teeming with over 100 immortal distortions, reverbs, delays, and more, the Line 6 M13 pedal offers instant access to an arsenal of history's most celebrated stompbox sounds.

Get 19 celebrated analog and digital delays, 18 distinctive distortions from creamy to crazy, 12 reverbs from modern (particle verb) to vintage (spring reverb) to ancient (cave reverb), 26 vibey filters including wahs and pitch effects, 22 tangy mods including expressive trems and phasers, and 12 compressors and EQs that squash, gate and color.

The Line 6 pedal lets you use up to four models simultaneously, in any order and in any combination. It's like having a gigantic pedal board (without all the tangled cords and overloaded power strips) stuffed into a convenient, easy-to-use package.

Included are all the models from best-selling Line 6 pedals and rack gear DL4 Delay Modeler, DM4 Distortion Modeler, FM4 Filter Modeler, MM4 Modulation Modeler, Verbzilla, Echo Pro and others.

Stompbox simple
The Line 6 M13 Stompbox Modeler is easy to use, just like a classic stompbox. Tweak your tones on the fly using the dedicated knobs. No menus, no saving, no hassles-just turn the knobs and you're done. And your settings remain when you power down!

Four bright LCD screens show parameter names and values, and the built-in chromatic tuner.

Built-in looper
The 28-second looper is always at the ready with dedicated footswitches for Play/Stop, Undo/Redo, Rec/Overdub, Half Speed, Reverse, Play Once, and Pre/Post. You're free to adjust your sounds while looping or overdubbing.

Up to 48 different pedal boards
Different arrangements of models, or pedal board "scenes," can be created for each of your gigs-one for your metal band, one for your punk band, one for your Top 40 gig…you get the picture. No more tearing up Velcro just to swap one or two pedals. Create and save up to 48 scenes. (Scenes can be backed up to your computer via MIDI in/out.)

Ins and outs
M13 Stompbox Modeler plays well with others. Take advantage of the stereo FX loop and put your other effect pedals in front, behind or even in between M13 Stompbox Modeler's models.

Prepared for any live or studio situation, Line 6 M13 guitar pedal features mono/stereo inputs and outputs (with True Analog bypass or DSP bypass), mono/stereo assignable FX sends and returns, MIDI input and output and two expression pedal inputs.

Total stompbox experience
Built tank-tough with all-metal construction, Line 6 M13 multi effects pedal is designed to survive on-stage abuse. From the chassis to the footswitches, it'll withstand constant stomping.

M13 Stompbox Modeler's treasured stompbox tones, built-in chromatic tuner, 28-second looper and bonehead simplicity will prove totally indispensable (not to mention highly addictive).

Check the Line 6 website for software updates that increase the power of your Line 6 M9 Stompbox Modeler!

FEATURES
  • Over 100 immortal stompbox FX
  • 19 delays, 18 distortions, 12 reverbs, 26 filters, 22 mods, 12 compressors and EQs; Universal tap tempo
  • Up to four FX at once in any order/combination
  • Models are from best-selling Line 6 pedals and rack gear
  • Simple design
  • Tweak tones on the fly without menus, saving or hassles
  • Built-in chromatic tuner
  • 28-second sound-on-sound looper
  • Dedicated footswitches for all looper controls
  • Mono/stereo inputs and outputs (with True Analog bypass or DSP bypass)
  • Mono/stereo FX sends and returns
  • Two expression pedal jacks
  • MIDI in/out
  • Tough, all-metal construction
  • Highly addictive
  • Create up to 48 "scenes"
  • No more tearing up Velcro just to swap one or two pedals
  • Back up scenes via MIDI in/out
  • Four bright LCD screens show parameter names and values
  • Dedicated knobs control each effect's parameters
  • Easy to use: No menus, no saving, no hassles
SPECIFICATIONS

M13 Stompbox Modeler Guitar Multi Effects Pedal

  • 19 Delays
  • Tube Echo
  • Tape Echo
  • Multi-Head
  • Sweep Echo
  • Analog Echo
  • Analog W/Mod
  • Lo Res Delay
  • Digital Delay
  • Digital W/Mod
  • Stereo Delays
  • Ping Pong
  • Reverse
  • Dynamic Delay
  • Auto Volume Echo
  • Echo Platter
  • 22 Modulations
  • Opto Tremolo
  • Bias Tremolo
  • Phaser
  • Dual Phaser
  • Panned Phaser
  • U-Vibe
  • Rotary Drum
  • Rotary Drum & Horn
  • Analog Flanger
  • Jet Flanger
  • Analog Chorus
  • Dimension
  • Tri Chorus
  • Pitch Vibrato
  • Ring Modulator
  • Panning
  • 18 Distortions
  • Tube Drive
  • Screamer
  • Overdrive
  • Classic Distortion
  • Heavy Distortion
  • Color Drive
  • Buzz Saw
  • Facial Fuzz
  • Jumbo Fuzz
  • Fuzz Pi
  • Jet Fuzz
  • Line 6 Drive
  • Line 6 Distortion
  • Sub Octave Fuzz
  • Octave Fuzz
  • Boost/Comp/EQ
  • Volume Pedal
  • 26 Filters
  • Tron Down
  • Tron Up
  • Seeker
  • Obi Wah
  • Voice Box
  • V-Tron
  • Throbber
  • Spin Cycle
  • Comet Trails
  • Slow Filter
  • Octisynth
  • Synth-O-Matic
  • Attack Synth
  • Synth String
  • Growler
  • Q Filter
  • 12 Compressors
  • Red Comp
  • Blue Comp
  • Blue Comp Treb
  • Vetta Comp
  • Vetta Juice
  • 12 Reverbs
  • '63 Spring
  • Spring
  • Plate
  • Room
  • Chamber
  • Hall
  • Ducking
  • Octo
  • Cave
  • Tile
  • Echo
  • Dimensions: 15"W x 3"H x 11.5"D
  • 10lb
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Line 6M13 Stompbox Modeler Guitar Multi Effects Pedal
 
4.3

(based on 53 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

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    (3)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good selection of effects (10)
  • Versatile (9)
  • Excellent sound quality (8)
  • Responsive (5)
  • Compact (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (9)
  • Amateur recording (7)
  • Home studio (7)
  • Professional recording (5)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Line 6 M13 Review

I got the Line 6 M13 about 3 months ago and I must say, WOW. The sound quality is insane, best of any pedal I have used(A lot). It is big...Read complete review

I got the Line 6 M13 about 3 months ago and I must say, WOW. The sound quality is insane, best of any pedal I have used(A lot). It is big but who cares? The thing is built like a tank, has a full STEEL outer shell. The footswitches give a nice responsive 'clank' to let you know you have indeed pressed a button. The controlls couldn't be simpler. There are a ton of effects, delays, reverbs are great, distortions, etc. I have not found one song that I cannot mimic the sound of with this beast. I wont be getting rid of this thing until I die. It is that good. REALLY recemend. Ya it is expensive but without a doubt worth it, if you bought everything in a seperate pedal with the same functions and quailty, you would be paying at LEAST twice as much as this thing costs. I love the built in tuner, definately handy. I rarely use the looper but seems to work well and it is very easy to use. OVERALL excellent pedal, buy it and you will fall in love. Thanks for reading hope this helped!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Limitless

Overall, this pedal rocks. It's certainly the best money I've ever spent on gear, and I don't plan on giving it up any time soon. The flexibility it offers is virtually unrivaled until...Read complete review

Overall, this pedal rocks. It's certainly the best money I've ever spent on gear, and I don't plan on giving it up any time soon. The flexibility it offers is virtually unrivaled until you get into something like the TC G-System or rackmount units like the Axe-FX. It allows a guitarist to create a well-adequte number of effects combinations and routings in order to perfect his or her sound and style. This thing is truly a piece of equipment any gearhead should seriously look into.
This pedal is unique in that it gives you just about all of the accessiblility and sounds you could possibly want and/or need in one box--and it does it well. While some models are certainly better than others, they're all useable, and I haven't had any trouble from this unit. In my opinion, the modulation and delay effects are where this pedal shines. I'm a big U2 guy, which carries through in my sound, so the M13 is particularly useful when I want to create a soundscape by stacking a couple of delays and reverbs. Also, the "Octoverb" effect is aweome for producing a wonderful shimmer sound, and through a DigiTech Whammy set to a +1 octave harmony, this thing is just awesome.
As I said, some models are definitely better than others. In my opinion, the delay and modulation effects are where this pedal shines--not only in it's sounds but in the "tweakability" of each effect--I can take a standard Phase 90 model and have the ability to tweak it out the wazoo to the exact sound in my head that I want, anywhere from a slow, pulsing wash to a violent, shaking vibrato-esuqe effect--much more than you're able to do one the standard model, but it retains that special sound which has made pedls like the Phase 90 so popular. I really like the fuzz models, in particular the Fuzz Face, and the Tube Screamer and Driver models. That said, many of the drives aren't my favorite--I tend to supplement this section with other pedals, which is perfect because it leaes me more presets on the M13 to use for delays, verbs, and mods.
I know this has been said time and time again, but I really love the way this unit allows me to have a virtual library of rare, highly-sought-after, and great-sounding classic pedals all at my disposal, for the price and minimal pedalboard space (at least, it's a heck of a lot less than I'd use if I actually had all of these pedals!). Plus, the thing sounds great. It's the perfct way for a hardworking guitarist to achieve most any sound he can dream up. The only thing I'd ask for in a software update is some sort of MIDI sequencer so I can do arpeggiation patterns on my aforementioned DigiTech Whammy, but that's quite a long shot....

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3.0

Good Product, needs computer connectivity like HD500'S.

By truth

from Cocoa FL

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Line 6 M13 Stompbox Modeler Guitar Multi Effects Pedal:

    Returning it. Getting something I can manipulate without stooping over constantly. Also can back up settings and copy around easily. Much more friendly. But this thing sounds incredible! Tweak on the fly live!

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    2.0

    Not what I was hoping for

    By Wahwahwil

    from Fayetteville Ar.

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design

    Cons

    • Limited Selection Of Effects
    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Line 6 M13 Stompbox Modeler Guitar Multi Effects Pedal:

      Liked design but poor sound quality,particularly on delay and reverb. Modulation section pretty much useless. In my opinion, distortion section pretty good.

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      4.0

      Very FUN to play with!

      By Rock guitarist

      from NY

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      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Line 6 M13 Stompbox Modeler Guitar Multi Effects Pedal:

        I judge a pedal on how it affects my playing, and the m13 has made my guitar playing a lot more creative. If a pedal doesn't inspire me to make music, it's not a good pedal. Lucky for the m13 there are 100+ effects to keep me busy.

        I have used it with half stack 100 watt tube heads, small solid state combos, and with a pod for recording.

        I tried 4 cable method but there was too much tone loss. This works great right into the front end of a tube amp. The band I use it in plays very loud, and I have no issues with the distortions sounding weak or thin. The key is to make sure your tube amp is set loud with a warm clean sound. The amp's and guitar's voicing still come through so if you're playing a strat into a Marshall it's going to sound like that.

        Effects that are my favorite are the barberpole phaser, dimension chorus, AC Flanger, Opto tremolo, Pretty much all the delays. The wah models are also excellent and I no longer use my cry baby =(. Distortions that are usable; Classic Distortion, Tube Drive (best to use if you have a tube amp), Facial Fuzz, Sub Oct Fuz, Tube comp, Boost Comp.

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        ONE pedal, Versatile use

        By Rody Whitfield

        from Georgetown, TX

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • All In One
        • Split Pre And Post Amp
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Needs A Tutorial Video

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Line 6 M13 Stompbox Modeler Guitar Multi Effects Pedal:

        I chose the M13 for it's multiple effects and the ability to split the effects. The FX loop splitting was the most important feature and is why I eliminated other products and bought the M13. I can route delays to FX loop while routing other effects to the front of the amp.

        I gave it a CON a 4 star rating because I think they need to release an idiot proof tutorial video. Fortunately I found several on youtube and that helped me figure out how to cable it properly. Search for the 4 cable method on youtube and several vids come up that show how to cable it to the amp so that FX loop is split properly. Distortion goes to the front of the amp and delays go to the FX loop and keep the sound clear and eliminate the mudd.

        I use it with an Egnator Rebel 30 head and mostly only run the time delay effects in FX Loop, as I use the amp to create my tone. Occasionally use the distortion and compressor effects when needing over the top sound. Hope this review is helpful, I think the M13 is a good value.

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        (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Great effects, Bad tone degradation

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        By Bobcatter

        from Atlanta

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Poor Sound Quality

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording

        Comments about Line 6 M13 Stompbox Modeler Guitar Multi Effects Pedal:

        GOOD:
        Great sounding effects for the most part. No more tap-dancing. MIDI control of amp channel switching is a definite plus.

        BAD:
        Sorry folks but if you think this doesn't change your tone then get down at ear level with your speaker/cabinet and listen close, then completely pull it out of the chain and go direct and listen close. You can hear the digital conversion. It's a fizzy sound. Recording-wise you may not notice as we all listen in digital nowadays anyway. And maybe you wouldn't hear it with a loud rock band either but on your own or in your sound guy's ears, it WILL change your tone in a slightly unpleasant way. For Line 6 to label this as "true bypass" is almost a marketing gimmick. Yes, with all the pedals off and the global settings in "true bypass" your tone will be unaffected (with the M13 in front of amp only). However, soon as you activate any effect/pedal the unit routes all signal to digital conversion. If you use the four cable method like I do then you can't switch off the true bypass at all and are now 100% digital conversion (due to no true bypass in effects loop of M13).

        Returned.

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        (4 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        NOT A MIDI CONTROLLER!! Latency Issues

        By KNI9HTFIRE

        from Des Moines, Iowa

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Good Selection Of Effects

        Cons

        • Not Responsive

        Best Uses

          Comments about Line 6 M13 Stompbox Modeler Guitar Multi Effects Pedal:

          I bought this unit about 6 months ago in the hopes that this would be a total solution for controlling midi with stomp box effects. While the effects are decent sounding...(not stomp box quality), the midi has latency (about 1/2 second) which might not seem like much, but switching at different tempos with any kind of challenging part can become a next-to-impossible feat. Had i known this was going to have problems with the midi, i never would have bought this unit.

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          5.0

          Excellent Product for Price!

          By Wayne

          from Tx

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          Pros

          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Good Selection Of Effects
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Bulky But Robust

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Line 6 M13 Stompbox Modeler Guitar Multi Effects Pedal:

          I had given up on digital gear after having 5 or so digital processors that I could never get used to. This unit made me curious enough to check out lots of reviews and demo's on the web. I'm not disappointed at all, it is so easy to used and easy to set up from day one. It also contains more detailed setup features for those who want more options, more effects, etc. I don't use a lot, but I suspect I will branch out into a few additional effects as I become more experienced with the unit. I am most impressed with the quality of the sounds; I have never liked digital before, but this unit is the exception. I love the fact that it can be split to run some effects into the front of the amp and others through the effects loop. One of the things I always disliked about digital units is that they must be run into the front of the amp or in the effects loop. I still prefer to overdrive my amp rather than use a pedal for OD or Distortion, and this unit makes this an easy option. For the price of 3 or 4 pedals, I don't see how you can go wrong with this unit.

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          4.0

          just buy it! you won't regret

          By Mr. G

          from Mexico

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy to use
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Good Selection Of Effects
          • Live Performance
          • Studio
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Line 6 M13 Stompbox Modeler Guitar Multi Effects Pedal:

            everything sounds great and if you disagree, try another amp or guitar. you can't go wrong with the M13.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Superb Flexibility For Gigging Musicians

            By Squirrel

            from MD

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Live Use

                Comments about Line 6 M13 Stompbox Modeler Guitar Multi Effects Pedal:

                This thing is a wonder for gigging musicians! I currently use this with a couple 62RI Strats, an FMT tele (mahogany body and 2 buckers), a Tele Deluxe, and a PRS into a Tone King Comet and a Splawn Quick Rod. Other pedals are Budda Wah, Menatone Red Snapper, Menatone King of the Britains, Fulltone Plim Soul, ARC Effects Klone, Basic Auido Tri/Ram, and Barber Direct Drive.

                I gave this a 5 Star rating because of the following outstanding features:
                - the 4 cable hook up
                - scene latching
                - the programmable fx loop location for each scene

                Utilizing these features you have 12 presets of up to 4 pedals being engaged at once, with time-based effects and modulations going into your amp's fx loop, and drives/boosts/comps running into the front of the amp. Want to run the comp into the loop? It's your choice to make! You also can use each scene as it is intended by tapping the Scene button once you are in the desired scene, but the scene latching is a truly useful tool. Especially when using a channel switching amp! (Into a straight clean amp, you may not realize the impact of the loop location, but into a dirty/high gain amp you definitely will when using delays)

                This pedal is very remarkable, so I gave it 5 stars. However, it doesn't live up to its full potential. The Drive models are largely useless for most discerning tone chasers. The OD's and Distortions all have a lower frequency harmonic thing going on that is very distracting. E.G. if you have any OD or Distortion on, and hit and open D, you will hear a low frequency D note that is a step down from your Low E string. The only drive setting that I've found usable is actually an EQ setting, where I pushed the gain all the way up.

                With that said, the delays are excellent. The DL-4 was a great pedal for live use, with the caveat of the volume drop; the M13 has all of the models plus some, with more options, AND NO VOLUME DROP! The "dry through" models are exceptional.

                The modulations are all very convincing and effective models. Most of the filters sound great, with the exception of the U-Vibe, which is still serviceable. Same for the reverbs, and compressors.

                The bottom line is that this unit allowed me to replace my DL-4, tuner, chorus, phaser, tremolo, and compressor; while costing less than those pedals combined, and taking up less real estate on my board. Having the ability to switch the routing of things around on the fly (into the amp vs into the loop) and switch multiple effects on and off with one button click is a huge bonus.

                If this thing had better drive models, it would have replaced my entire pedal board except for my wah. With that fixed, I'd give this thing 6 stars!

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                4.0

                Amazing pedal with few drawbacks

                By MDAC69

                from Enterprise, AL

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                Pros

                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Good Selection Of Effects
                • Responsive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Line 6 M13 Stompbox Modeler Guitar Multi Effects Pedal:

                  Loved it from the start. Feed it through a Valveking 100 tube head with a half stack. Instant response when you hit a pedal. Love the tuner, but sometimes it wakes up stupid and doesnt want to turn on the tuner. To fix it I have to turn it off and back on. Also the third led readout dimmed about 2 months after I bought it but its still legible. Only reason I didnt give it a fifth star. The loop effect is amazing. It allows me to lay a rhythm track while playing live and play the lead and come back to rhythm without missing a beat. Like having another guitarist in the band. Best pedal ive owned.

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