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Line 6 POD HD400 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor  

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    A multi-effects pedal with 16 high-def amp models, 90+ M-class effects, and plenty of I/O.

    POD HD400 represents a giant leap forward for amp modeling. It is the only multi-effect pedal that boasts 16 brand-new, state-of-the-art Line 6 HD amp models, 90+ modern and vintage-styled M-class effects, and a comprehensive digital and analog I/O.

    HD amp modeling: sound and feel like never before
    HD amp models defy the accepted standard. They feel, behave, and interact with previously unachievable realism.

    Creating these new HD amp models was no small feat. Line 6 mixed 15 years of amp modeling experience with 3 years of new research and development to build an entirely new amp modeling technology from the ground up. During that time, we hunted down 16 incredible amplifiers and—with the help of LA's top tube amp experts—restored each one back to peak condition. The new modeling technology uses 10 times more amplifier information than before, including single-ended class A tube stages, class AB push/pull interactions, power supply behavior, and more. The result is a high-quality warmth, feel, sustain, and articulation for you to fall in love with.

    Tube amp fanatics have long enthused that their favorite stacks and combos aren't merely "amps," but instruments themselves, with playability equal to that of the guitar plugged into them. New HD modeling takes the POD HD experience to that same exalted level, capturing the genuine playability that great guitarists demand.

    Your amp collection—now in HD
    On the POD HD400's menu is a collection of freshly modeled amps, many of which are brand-new to POD, and all of which are essential for performing guitarists who require a wide variety of tones in one streamlined, multi-FX-sized package.

    POD HD400 includes 16 HD amp models based on:
    •Fender Twin Reverb
    •Hiwatt Custom 100 (DR103)
    •Supro S6616
    •Gibson EH-185
    •Fender Bassman
    •Fender Blackface Deluxe Reverb
    •Divided by 13 JRT 9/15
    •Dr. Z Route 66
    •Vox AC-15
    •Vox AC-30 (Top Boost)
    •Marshall J-45 MkII
    •Park 75
    •Marshall JCM-800 (2204)
    •Bogner Uberschall
    •Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier
    •ENGL Fireball 100

    90+ M-class FX
    Made famous by Line 6 M13 and M9 Stompbox Modelers, M-class FX have found their way into the hearts of many musicians. POD HD400 features a whopping 90+ M-class effects to craft your sound. With this wide tonal palette to play with, you can sound like anyone under the sun, or no one but you. You can also use up to 4 FX at once.

    •45+ distortions (from classic stompbox distortion to thick metal chunk), EQs (from stomp comps and studio tube compression) and pitch FX
    •30+ analog and digital delays (including cool tube and solid-state tape echoes), echoes, wahs, and reverbs (from surfy springs, to studio plates, to cutting-edge digital rooms)
    •15+ swirly phasers, filters (including several exclusive custom filters) and other mods (including blackface-style opto and brownface bias-modulating tremolos, choruses, and rotary speakers)

    The power of this collection is truly mind-boggling. In addition to these classic sounds themselves, POD HD400 functions as a fully featured looping, pitch shifting, and harmonizing machine. Ready to start creating? This rig could keep you going for a lifetime.

    Unprecedented flexibility—stunning simplicity
    Beyond the mere depth of the amp and FX models, POD HD400 offers flexibility to mix and match amps and pedals in multiple pre-set rigs, attainable at the stomp of a switch.

    Line 6's engineer's worked tireless to make accessing this kind of deep programmability not tiring at all. Smart FX make it a snap to quickly dial in your tone, and the free, easy-to-use editor/librarian software supports your deepest, darkest tonal explorations. POD HD400 was designed by guitarists for guitarists.

    Comprehensive connectivity for live and studio use
    Put simply, POD HD400 connects to just about anything and everything—analog or digital, balanced or unbalanced, for amplification or recording.

    A snapshot of the back panel shows 1/4" and XLR outputs (mono/stereo), USB, FX loop (mono/stereo), expression pedal input, a L6 LINK jack for seamless integration with Line 6 DT50 tube amplifiers, and more.

    Built like a tank
    POD HD400's cutting-edge technology is kept safe within a "bulletproof" bent sheet metal housing with heavy-duty metal footswitches and expression pedal. No injection-molded plastic boxes here—POD HD400 is ready to lap up years of road and stage abuse and keep you playing.

    Version 1.3 Firmware update now available!
    Power-boost your POD® HD multi-effect with an additional six HD amp models and five amp parameters – all for free in firmware update v1.3.

    To get v1.3 just connect your POD HD via USB to your computer, run Line 6 Monkey™ Intelligent Updater and follow the instructions.

    Firmware update v1.3 includes six HD amp models based on* channels from three classic American combos (the “Vibrato” channel of a Fender® Deluxe Reverb®, the “Vibrato” channel of a Fender® Twin Reverb® and the “Bright” channel of a Fender® Bassman®), two British half stacks (the “Normal” channel of a Park 75 and the “Normal” channel of a Marshall® JTM-45 MkII) and a high-gain Line 6 original.

    Five additional, fully adjustable amp parameters don each new HD amp model (and will be added to the HD amp models you already have). Further customize essential aspects of tube amp feel and behavior with Sag, Hum, Bias, Bias Excursion and Master Volume.

    Meet the new HD amp models:

    Blackface ‘Lux VIB
    The “Vibrato” channel rounds out the HD model based on* the classic combo that’s considered by many to be the ultimate studio amp: Fender® Deluxe Reverb®.

    Blackface Double VIB
    Fender® Twin Reverb® is an all-time classic of biting twang and shimmering clean tones. This model is based on* a Fender® Twin Reverb® “Vibrato” channel, which is a separate preamp circuit with clipping characteristics that are different than the “Normal” channel due to an additional 12AX7 tube stage.

    Tweed B-Man BRT
    Based on* a Fender® Bassman®, the amp that started it all – instant rock and roll tone. This model is based on the amp’s “Bright” channel, which provides a different voicing from the “Normal” channel by utilizing the second half of the first preamp tube. (The “Normal” channel uses the first half only). High frequencies are increased due to the addition of a bright cap across the volume knob.

    Brit J-45 NRM
    This model is based on* a Marshall® JTM-45 MkII, which marked the beginning of the distinctively bright and crunchy sound that Marshall amps are known for. The “Normal” channel is adept at big, bold clean tones.

    Brit P-75 NRM
    Based on* the “Normal” channel of a Park 75, a Jim Marshall-designed amp that enjoys cult status for its powerful Plexi-style tones. The “Normal” channel delivers a slightly darker tone than the “Bright” channel, a model of which already appears in POD HD.

    Line 6 Elektrik
    A face-melting, soul-weeping Line 6 original with high-gain capacity, interactive presence and mid-range controls. Careful, this might hurt a little…

    *All product names 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, Bassman, Deluxe Reverb and Twin Reverb are registered trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. Hiwatt is a registered trademark of Fernandes Company Ltd. Supro is a registered trademark of Zinky Electronics, LLC. Gibson is a registered trademark of Gibson Guitar Corp. Dr. Z is a registered trademark of Dr. Z Amps, Inc. Vox is a registered trademark of Vox R&D Limited. Marshall is a registered trademark of Marshall Amplification Plc. Bogner is a registered trademark of Bogner Amplification. Mesa/Boogie and Rectifier are registered trademarks of Mesa/Boogie Ltd. Engl is a registered trademark of Ausflug, Beate and Engl, Edmund.

    Features
    • HD amp models that feel, behave, and interact with previously unachievable realism for an entirely new playing experience
    • 16 HD amp models based on the most sought-after guitar tones: California cleans, classic crunch, vibey boutique warmth, modern high-gain, and more; 128 user presets; 256 factory presets
    • 90+ effects including delays, modulations, distortions, compressors, EQs, filters, and reverbs; 4 simultaneous FX; and Tap tempo
    • 24-second looper with dedicated footswitches for Play Once, Pre/Post, Rec/Overdub, and Play/Stop
    • Built-in tuner with signal mute
    • 1/4" and XLR outputs (mono/stereo); MIDI via USB; FX loop (mono/stereo); expression pedal input; L6 LINK jack for seamless integration with Line 6 DT50 tube amplifiers; more
    • Free editor/librarian software

    Give your guitar a wider range of tone and more sonic possibilities by ordering the POD HD400 today!

     
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    Line 6POD HD400 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor
     
    4.2

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very versatile

    By johnm115

    from Tuscaloosa, AL

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Hard to organize sounds

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Performances

    Comments about Line 6 POD HD400 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor:

    So far, I have been very please with my Pod HD400. I'm an experienced musician just beginning to delve into the world of electric guitar (been playing bass and acoustic guitar for 10+ years). The Pod is very versatile and gives me any sound that I want.

    So far, everything is working great. The only complaint that I have about this device is the organization of the sound catalog. It is very easy to go from sound to sound, but with 32 banks of 4 sounds each, it can be daunting to remember which sounds work well together. Line6 has an accompanying software program that can be downloaded for free at their website to go along with the Pod HD400, but it doesn't help much. The software lets you create new sounds to take the place of current ones, but there is no (to my knowledge) way to move around existing sounds.

    On the plus side, it is very easy to modify the existing sounds. Once you get close to a sound you like, it's easy to tweak that and save it, overwriting the original settings for that channel.

    Overall, great sound versatility. I'm playing it through an Ibanez TBX150 and have been very pleased. To those who say the best effects come from a tube amp, I won't contest your statements, having not tried it myself. But for what I paid, the Pod HD400 is doing everything i want it to, and then some.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    I no longer use an amp onstage!

    By Chromaticism

    from Cumberland, MD

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Line 6 POD HD400 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor:

      A fellow musician turned me onto to the new line of Pod HD Products. I play a myriad of different styles as well as teach. I found that the HD400 is definitely designed to be a rocking beast with my Les Paul, but even sounds great with my jazz boxes. Obviously, it will never take the place of a good tube amp - but the technology gap is closing and I find myself just going direct into the PA, rather then lugging my amp around.

      I really enjoy all the extra room I have onstage these days!

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      POD HD400

      By The Bretman

      from Iowa City, IA

      Comments about Line 6 POD HD400 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor:

      Other than the mode button's placement, this rig is almost perfect for someone like me, who needs quality amps and effects which are easily switchable, with plenty of connection options.
      This unit does exactly what I want a multi-fx unit to do, but it does have a HUGE learning curve. It doesn't come with a traditional owner's manual, but instead you can download it, along with some KILLER editing and calibrating software. Be sure when you get yours that you download the newest software version and any other stuff. The one problem I do have, (and this is because I've got big feet), is that when I'm playing live sometimes I'll accidentally hit the "mode" switch instead of channel A, and suddenly I'm in looper land, in the middle of a song! I wish there were a way to disable the mode switch. Perhaps make it an option when creating patches, like choosing an amp or effect. Trust me, if this happens to you while playing live it's a NIGHTMARE! Other than that one thing the features are great. Plenty of GREAT sounding amps, effects, ins & outs and options at your disposal. You'll need to take your time learning it though. Once you invest some quality time with the HD400, you'll be pretty happy with it.
      This thing is made of ALL METAL! The only plastic are the knobs, which are out of foot reach thanks to the metal handlebar above the footswitches. The footswitches are also metal, each with a lovely LED indicator, letting you know at a glance which patch, (A, B, C, or D), you're on. There are 3 modes. Channel, looper, and amp/effects. The channels are great. You get I think 32 banks of 4 channels each, (128 possible patches), customizeable to whatever you like. The looper is self-explanatory, and I don't use it. The amp/effect mode is cool if while in a patch you want to engage or disengage effects like distortion, chorus, or delay. You can also run up to 3 fx at once, PLUS reverb, noise gate, and wah, if you like. The expression pedal works quite well as a wah controller, volume, and effect morph pedal. Almost anything is possible here. The amp models are pretty darn convincing, as are the plethora of available effects. TONS of different distortions, compressors, modulation, delay, reberb, and wahs are available, plus noise gates and suppressors. Not to mention the choice of speaker cabs, microphones and mic placement options. Basically, if you can't find a tone you love on this rig, you're just not trying! You can plug this into a combo amp or a stack, or choose to run stereo direct to a live mixer or recording console, or to your computer via USB. You can even add your own stomp box and extra expression pedal if you like. All high quality connections, and all sound fantastic!
      For the price, this is a LOT of quality sounding amps and effects, connectible to anything you want, and all at your feet.

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      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Decent Effects "OK" modeling

      Comments about Line 6 POD HD400 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor:

      I have used the HD400 in lower volume jams with electronic drums, etc... It has good reverb, delay, wah isn't bad, but I agree that there is still a gap between real tube amp overdriven tone and this modeling..

      But you can't expect a 400 dollar pedal that has EVERYTHING packed in to replace your 2000 dollar Mesa Boogie Dual rectifier tone.. It's not there yet.. Closer than most others, but still not going to replace that. That being said, for a musician who just wants decent (not outstanding) tone and, this is important, the simplicity and ease to have everything just one foot click away, this is a good unit. Like I said, at lower volumes, you can achieve a nice mix with your band, but I played it once at a bar gig and quickly realized that like all multi-effects units, you cant' achieve the overdriven tube sound you "THINK" is there with your amp at 10 o'clock, but when you crank your amp up to, say 3 o'clock, you feel cheated by the "Thiness" of the tone...

      But I do like the processed sound at lower volumes....just not going to get you from basment to stage easily..

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      5.0

      POD HD400

      By The Bretman

      from Iowa City, IA

      Comments about Line 6 POD HD400 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor:

      After playing with the HD400 for a few weeks, (and a couple of live shows so far), I have come to LOVE this rig! The amp tones, (and isn't that what we really care about most?), are SPOT ON! The effects are serious as well, and best of all, they sound warm and alive. There is a bit of a learning curve here, but you have to expect that with any multi-effect unit. Once you learn the ins & outs you realize that this was VERY cleverly thought out and designed. It is solidly built of metal, including the switches, and I expect it to last many years, as my old POD 2.0 did. THAT unit, plus the old FB-4 footswitch was my rig for a solid 9 YEARS! I still have it too. But the HD400 is a quantum leap forward in amp modeling, and I could not be happier with the tones. Even my band mates - and people in the audience have told me that they loved my sound before, but now it's a whole other world! Get it. Learn it. Love it! I sure do!
      This rig is chock full of cool, useable features. Very realistic amp tones, great sounding stompbox style effects, a looper, and you can connect it to almost anything. Everything is right at your toes, and with some time becomes easy to run. My only gripe, (and this is just for someone like me), is that I wish you could somehow disengage the "Mode" footswitch. If you accidentally hit this while playing live you go into looper mode, and that can be troublesome. Other than that, this little unit is just dandy!
      So far I am very impressed with this well thought-out design. The housing and switches are ALL metal, though has plastic knobs. the readout is legible and easy to see, as are the LED's above the footswitches. It even has a handle on top, cleverly placed in front of the amp control knobs so your foot can't accidentally nudge the knobs while playing. The amp models sound VERY realistic, as do the effects. The distortion models are dead on, and even the choruses and flangers have a warmth that my old Boss pedals had. Line 6 really upped their game here!
      This kind of rig is meant for a guitarist who needs several different tones for playing live, as well as the connectivity for going to amps, mixers, and computers. The editing software is VERY cool and useful. For the price paid, I'm getting first class tones in a user-friendly, customizeable unit which is built like a tank. I expect many years of service with this rig. Not too shabby for the price.

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      (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      I hate to be a downer...

      By Brandon Barber

      from Atlanta

      Comments about Line 6 POD HD400 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor:

      I would not buy it again. I think I'm done with Line for good. Analog effects are costly, but way better. The only digital effects I would consider would be something like the Line 6 m13 or a zoom G3, where the effects could go before a good tube amp instead of modeling an amp or trying to get quality tone trough a solid state. It doesn't work. I'll be returning this item.
      This part is good. Lots of stuff to play with and many practical tools.
      This is where my problem is. This simply cannot produce the harmonics than come from a good tube amp. Tones that attempt to use overdrive sound incredibly fake and tend to fade into the mix with a full band. Some of the lighter tones work ok for things like jazz, but it's close to impossible to produce a quality digital overdrive.
      This is not awful. The buyer gets a lot of things for the money spent, the quality is just poor.

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      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love It!

      By LP-fXpYl

      from Atlanta, Georgia

      Comments about Line 6 POD HD400 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor:

      I love this product! I was in the market for a multi-effects pedal and this one stood out. It does have a learning curve. The free downloadable software is great! Works great live, I plug directly into the system from the POD and it is outstanding! Incredible Amp Modeling. Looper is good too. Highly Recommend This Product to Anyone! If you have the money, get this over the 300, it is more user friendly.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A great solution...

      By QP00GFigw

      from Easthampton, MA

      Comments about Line 6 POD HD400 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor:

      I'm a guitarist/vocalist and split my time between solo gigs and as an on-call guitarist for a few different groups. I found a need for some new tones and features and I needed the ability to to get realistic amp tones as I often play without an amplifier. Secondly, I needed to be able to easily shut down the amp modeling when performing acoustically. I've done a few shows now with it and it works quite well. I did have a problem loading the computer software but the Line 6 tech support folks were great; knowledgable, pleasant and complete. I'm happy with this purchase.

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      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      not diapointed!

      By fairVI

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Line 6 POD HD400 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor:

      well i was having to look for a multi-effects pedal and i had to get one fast. i had some friends mention this one and i had yet to play it. a buddy of mine got one and i loved it so i got mine and it is now my best friend. it takes getting use to and it takes time to figure out but it is still awesome to have. practice or play!

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