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The Line 6 Pocket POD guitar effects processor is about the size of a hand-held tuner. Yet it's the only personal amp modeling and effects processor packed with over 300 custom presets dialed in by rock stars and professional studio musicians who know great tone. With its 32 classic and modern amp models, 16 cab models, and 16 effects, Pocket POD enables you to create mind-blowing guitar tones wherever inspiration strikes.

Just pop in 4 AAA batteries and you are good to go practicing with headphones or jamming with your favorite songs on your MP3 player. Let loose and play it loud with Pocket POD as your multi-effect processor in front of any amp. With Line 6's advanced A.I.R. II technology, you can even use Pocket POD guitar effect as a front-end recording device with the same tone used on countless platinum-selling albums.

The Line 6 Pocket POD has a user-friendly design that makes it simple to dial in the tone you're looking for. To customize your sound even more, plug Pocket POD directly into your computer via USB and download the FREE Pocket POD tone editing software from Line6.com. Take your sound to the next level with the Pocket POD processor by connecting to CustomTone.com, the online destination for guitarists. There you can choose from a library of over 3,000 preset tones, create new tones, and share them with guitarists from around the globe. Experience world-class tone in the palm of your hand at an unbeatable price. Make your sound your own.

World class POD® tone and rockstar presets in the palm of your hand.

FEATURES
  • 300+ presets — including exclusive rock star presets with unrivaled tone
  • 32 amp models
  • 16 cab models
  • 16 effects
  • 4-way navigation pad
  • Chromatic tuner with muting
  • USB connectivity and free software from Line6.com
  • CD/MP3 jack
  • Portable design, hand-sized design
  • Optional DC power adapter (sold separately)
  • Artist presets include:
  • Steve Pedulla - Thursday
  • Randy Torres - Project 86
  • Bumblefoot
  • John Lefler - Dashboard Confessional
  • Tim Wheeler - Ash
  • Nick Hipa - As I Lay Dying
  • Phil Sgrosso - As I Lay Dying
  • Jim Ward - Sparta
  • Keeley Davis - Sparta
  • Matt Scannell - Vertical Horizon
  • John Z - Volto
  • Tim Mahoney - 311
  • Marcos Curiel - P.O.D.
  • Bjorn Agren - Razorlight
  • Dan Estrin - Hoobastank
  • JT Woodruff - Hawthorne Heights
  • Jim McGorman - Hawthorne Heights
  • Joel Stroetzel - Killswitch Engage
  • James Valentine - Maroon 5
  • 32 Amp Models based on*:'64 Fender Deluxe Reverb; '59 Fender Bassman; '68 Marshall Plexi 100 watt; Marshall JTM-45 meets Budda Twinmaster; '60 Tweed Fender Champ; Budda Twinmaster head; '65 Blackface Fender Twin Reverb; '60 Vox AC 15 '60; Vox AC 30 non-Top Boost; '85 Mesa/Boogie Mark IIc+ Clean Channel; '85 Mesa/Boogie Mark IIc+ Drive Channel; Dumble Overdrive Special Clean Channel; '95 Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier Head;'89 Soldano SLO Super Lead Overdrive; Dumble Overdrive Special Drive Channel; 1987 Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus; Line 6 Insane, and more.
  • 16 Cabinet Models based on*: 1960 Fender Tweed Champ; 1952 Fender Tweed Deluxe Reverb; 1960 Vox AC-15; 1964 Fender Deluxe Reverb; 1965 Fender Blackface Twin Reverb; 1967 Vox AC-30; 1995 Matchless Chieftain; 1959 Fender Bassman; 1996 Marshall with Vintage 30s; 1978 Marshall with stock 70s; 1968 Marshall Basketweave with Greenbacks; Line 6 4x12; Line 6 1x12; Line 6 2x12; Line 6 4x10, and more.
  • 16 Professional Effects:
  • Compressor
  • Delay/Compressor
  • Tremolo
  • Delay/Tremolo
  • Chorus 1
  • Delay/Chorus 1
  • Chorus 2
  • Delay/Chorus 2
  • Flanger 1
  • Delay/Flanger1
  • Flanger 2
  • Delay/Flanger 2
  • Rotary Speaker
  • Delay/Swell
  • Delay

Order today and always be prepared to jam.

SPECIFICATIONS

Pocket POD Guitar Multi Effects Processor

  • * All product names used in this document are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Line 6. These trademarks of other manufacturers are used solely to identify the products of those manufacturers whose tones and sounds were studied during Line 6's sound model development.
  • Fender, Deluxe Reverb, Bassman, Champ, and Twin Reverb are registered trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. Marshall is a registered trademark of Marshall Amplification PLC. Vox is a registered trademark of Vox R&D Limited. Mesa/Boogie and Rectifier are registered trademarks of Mesa/Boogie Ltd. Dumble is a registered trademark of Howard Dumble. Roland is a registered trademark of Roland Corporation.
  • © 2007 Line 6, Inc. Line 6 and POD are registered trademarks of Line 6, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Line 6Pocket POD Guitar Multi Effects Processor
 
4.4

(based on 63 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (12)
  • Good selection of effects (12)
  • Versatile (10)
  • Excellent sound quality (8)
  • Responsive (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (7)
  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Performances (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Compact Line6 Device fills a Niche

Seasoned musicians will recall the Tom Scholz' Rockman device from the 80s, which boasted the classic Boston guitar sound - but only had, like, 3 sounds, and direct connection to a mixing...Read complete review

Seasoned musicians will recall the Tom Scholz' Rockman device from the 80s, which boasted the classic Boston guitar sound - but only had, like, 3 sounds, and direct connection to a mixing console resulted in a harsh sound. The PocketPOD takes the Rockman concept, increases capabilities exponentially, and with modeling algorithms that remove the harshness in use with mixing console or powered speaker. This device fills a niche for having Line6 "tones" in an extremely compact and lightweight package.
Line6 users will find this device to be consistent with other Line6 effects devices and amps in terms of amp modeling, decent array of features, intuitive controls, etc. The dual-function knobs make the most desirable controls available with just three knobs. I found it extremely handly to throw in my cable case, plug into a keyboard amp and be generally up to speed within minutes at a band rehearsal. I can see huge advantages for the traveling musician, where lightweight and compactness can matter.

Additionally, I was please that I could tweak and save settings on the spot, to, for instance make various sounds the same general loudness.

However, I downloaded the companion software and, even though I work with PCs for a living, was a little intimidated by the graphical display of the software and wordy manual.
Quality of assembly and workmanship is consistent with other mainstream musical instrument electronics. There appears to be a few milliseconds of processing delay.
At the street price, I had originally assigned of a value of "7", but Line6 makes the consumer buy an AC power supply - an item that probably would cost Line6 very little if purchased in bulk. Kind of short-sighted...lowering my rating to a "6".

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It's good, but only just...because...

Don't take this on the road. Guarenteed to break if you drop it, so I hate that. But, for home usage it's great. I sat here last night and ran through 2...Read complete review

Don't take this on the road. Guarenteed to break if you drop it, so I hate that. But, for home usage it's great. I sat here last night and ran through 2 hours of effects and had to take a break. I only scratched the surface and that was not online. Speaking of which: I can't get the user interface up an running with this Line 6 product, or any other. It's not my computer/computers. All Line 6 software is achaic and I'm not the only one that is disapointed with it. Everything they make is herky jerky. IE: when you have to reset your amp presets each time you go to play; that is just stupid. Yeah, you get used to it, after years of Line 6, it is way past due to fix ALL of the inhernt problems associated with their software. Also: one preset is quite, and next is so loud it feeds back, so there is NO consistancy on sound levels, so you'd have to re-tweek, then save those settings that you like the most. Sorry, but that's just stupid. Anyway: being plastic, I feel this should not have exceeded 75 OTD because I've been in the business for over 42 years and I know poorly built equipment when I see it/Touch it. Junky. 3 stars, period. NO MORE. I would recommend to a freind as a home unit ONLY! Good luck.

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4.0

After 1 week

By 

from Irving, TX

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Comments about Line 6 Pocket POD Guitar Multi Effects Processor:

Gave to my daughter on Christmas. It's only been a week but she loves it so far.

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4.0

Practical, Useful, excellent amp alternative

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from Pacific Northwest, USA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Compact Design
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Good sound quality
  • Portable
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Menu/multi button programming without software

Best Uses

  • Home Studio
  • Performances
  • Practice
  • Recording

Comments about Line 6 Pocket POD Guitar Multi Effects Processor:

I use this for practice, performance, and recording. Great sound quality, especially if taken time to set specific eq, amp, and tailor settings. This is a very good and convenient alternative to setting up an sm57 and amplifiers in order to record, or practice, and offers a wide sound palette with various amplifier models to suit the multitude of styles and sought characteristics that would otherwise require an amp collection. And its very small and easier to transport. For live use, this device provides the ability for consistency of sound, especially if recalling studio work sounds or sounds designed in advance, and allows for quick soundchecking and setup. a great multipurpose alternative to a DI box with line out use. Battery operable.

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5.0

Pocket POD Guitar Multi Effects Processor - is great!

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from Cody, Wyoming

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Handle Carefully-plastic

Best Uses

  • Creates Inspiration
  • Inspiring

Comments about Line 6 Pocket POD Guitar Multi Effects Processor:

I have really enjoyed the Line 6 and the sounds that thing produces. My fingers are sore from playing so much lately, and my brain is dead from sleep deprivation. When it first came in, me and my 11-year old sat on the back porch fighting over the headphones for over an hour because we couldn't get enough of the cool effects and such good sound quality!

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3.0

Software problems, as usual.

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from Shingle Springs

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Breaks Easily

Best Uses

  • Home Studio

Comments about Line 6 Pocket POD Guitar Multi Effects Processor:

For the price, the materials sould be of better quality. Guarenteed to break, if dropped on a hard surface. As with all other Line 6 products, the downloadable software does not work and the manuals and the information is not written for the average novice. A#1 there is no interface. AT ALL! So I have no idea what it was I downloaded I worked on it for hours and gave up. Just like with my Line 6 AMPLIFi 150. It didn't work, I sent it back. A freind bought the same think. warned him about it and he had to send it back: BAD SOFTWARE. Line 6 is fine for general usasge, but do not rely on thire sorftware. Good luck. I just bought one of thire combo amps, if that has more inherent problems,that too will be returned to MF and I willnever buy any Line 6 again. Nightmare software. Also, some presets are soft and perfect, but others are super load and break up badly. Enough...

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3.0

It's good, but only just...because...

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from Shingle Springs

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Breaks Easily
  • Poor Sound Quality

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio

Comments about Line 6 Pocket POD Guitar Multi Effects Processor:

Don't take this on the road. Guarenteed to break if you drop it, so I hate that. But, for home usage it's great. I sat here last night and ran through 2 hours of effects and had to take a break. I only scratched the surface and that was not online. Speaking of which: I can't get the user interface up an running with this Line 6 product, or any other. It's not my computer/computers. All Line 6 software is achaic and I'm not the only one that is disapointed with it. Everything they make is herky jerky. IE: when you have to reset your amp presets each time you go to play; that is just stupid. Yeah, you get used to it, after years of Line 6, it is way past due to fix ALL of the inhernt problems associated with their software. Also: one preset is quite, and next is so loud it feeds back, so there is NO consistancy on sound levels, so you'd have to re-tweek, then save those settings that you like the most. Sorry, but that's just stupid. Anyway: being plastic, I feel this should not have exceeded 75 OTD because I've been in the business for over 42 years and I know poorly built equipment when I see it/Touch it. Junky. 3 stars, period. NO MORE. I would recommend to a freind as a home unit ONLY! Good luck.

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5.0

Great on the road!

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from Vermont

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Line 6 Pocket POD Guitar Multi Effects Processor:

      I started traveling for work and would not give up playing. After working hard to get a small guitar that really worked, I needed an amp. Bought the pod and was stunned by the sound quality. I started to bring it to band practice too. More often I play during layovers and in hotel rooms. I have even played it on planes! I am writing three years later after it finally gave up and played its last lick. Given where and how I travel, I did not expect it to last a year. I am at this page because I am buying a new one.

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      4.0

      Really neat

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      from Enterprise, AL

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Non Yet

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Quiet Practice

      Comments about Line 6 Pocket POD Guitar Multi Effects Processor:

      I really like this little thing. I want something to practice with and use as a direct box for playing at my church. I'm satisfied with sound quality and modeling.

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      4.0

      Good box to try-out multiple effects

      By 

      from Orange Park, FL

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Line 6 Pocket POD Guitar Multi Effects Processor:

        Cool box for experimenting with a variety of pedal effects and amp models at a reasonable price.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Does what it says

        By 

        from Canada

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Line 6 Pocket POD Guitar Multi Effects Processor:

            Works great, portable. Sucks up batteries, buy the DC adapter. Dont expect it to sound great when run through a stereo.

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            4.0

            Pocket Pod A Must Have!!!

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            from Florida

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about Line 6 Pocket POD Guitar Multi Effects Processor:

              I do a single and the pocket pod works wonderfully direct into my mixer. Sounds really nice. No need for an amp! If you do a single, check it out.

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