All the best and latest Line 6 news, reviews, and tutorials – from the Line 6 Helix to the Line 6 Stomp and Pod Go, as well as its Smart Amps
Latest Line 6 News, Reviews & Tutorials
Best Line 6 Gear For Guitarists
Line 6 Helix
The Line 6 Helix is one of the most advanced guitar processors on the market. With its Dual-DSP HX Modeling, 62 Amps, 37 Cabs, 16 Microphones, and 104 effects, the Line 6 Helix has everything modern guitarists require to create and make music.
It ain’t cheap. But the reason for this is simple: it is a professional tool designed for professional musicians. And when you use and hear it, you’ll understand why it costs $999.
Line 6 Spider
The Line 6 Spider was something of a game-changer when it first launched. It promised big things but didn’t really deliver on the goods. Chris, ELECTRIKJAM’s editor, bought one at launch and was not impressed by the Spider at all. Here’s what he told me about it the other day:
It was one of the first modeler amps..pretty much all of the sounds and effects on it are just fizzy and shi**y. Sounds like playing with a blanket on your amp.
Then they tried to make it better, by making a tube/valve version. But that was too expensive.
It was ahead of its time, but in a bad way. The technology wasn’t there yet to be good. I had one for practicing in my bedroom and I constantly fuc*ed with it trying to get it to sound right. Lol.
I had a nice Epiphone Les Paul with Duncan Jazz/JB. Which is the pickup combo MADE for metal and rock. Still sounded muffled and shi**y. The clean sounds weren’t awful.
But yeah, just in general…the Spyder is like the Boss Metal Zone. It’s a meme now.Gear Wisdom w/ Christopher
Line 6 Pod Go
The Line 6 Pod Go is one of the latest Pod systems from Line 6. It brings with it a tone of effects and amp models. The Line 6 Pod Go is a streamlined floor processor and it runs over 270 Helix and legacy amp, stomp, and cabinet models. It also has 256 Presets (2 set-lists with 32 banks x 4 presets), 80+ Guitar/Bass Amps, 39 Cabinets, 16 Mic Models, and is designed for touring and use in the studio.
Look, the Line 6 POD GO is not going to be for everyone. For the guitarists that need deep editing, different I/O routings, and multi polyphonic tracking effects… it is not going to do all of that. People who are looking for a seriously in-depth experience should go for the Helix line.
But if you are looking for tones that work great live, as well as in the studio, then the POD GO might be for you. The Line 6 POD Go is made to be user-friendly and easy to set up out of the box. You can still edit patches, and create your own unique patches. The difference is the number of effects and amp sims you can use at once, and the blockchain that is set up by default.Line 6 Pod Go Review – ELECTRIKJAM
Line 6 Pod
The Line 6 Pod is a digital guitar amplifier modeler. Line 6 produced an entire series of these amp modelers. They were designed to negate the need for things like pedals and expensive amps. The Line 6 Pod can feed a signal into an amp or directly into a PA system. Line 6 updates its Pod series of products regularly, with the latest being the Line 6 Pod Go.
Line 6 HX Stomp
The Line 6 HX Stomp is designed to be insanely portable, making it an ideal choice for bedroom guitarists or those just starting out. The HX Stomp features over 300 amps, cabs, and effects from Helix’s extensive collection of tones, effects, and software. The HX Stomp can also double as a USB audio interface, so you can use it for recording at home, as well as when playing live on the road.
Line 6 Amp
Line 6 makes a range of amps designed for both home use and for touring. Loads of professional guitarists use Line 6 amps, both at home and in the studio. Pro users will gravitate towards Line 6’s DT25 Tube Amps and its POWERCAB, while more casual, hobbyist players will be better suited with its smaller amps like the Spider V MKII series or Line 6’s FRFR speakers which are designed to produce a flat tone ideal for those using digital modelers.
Best Line 6 Gear
Line 6 is at the forefront of modeling technology and digital effects. The HX Stomp was clearly designed to fit a niche that the Helix cannot. It is the compact solution to recording, adding to your effects chain, or using it as a stand-alone unit. The possibilities are crazy!
Line 6’s FBV Express MKII Guitar Footswitch offers all the classic advantages you expect from a Line 6 foot controller, including rock-solid channel switches, a rugged wah/volume pedal and a chromatic tuner display but it’s also full of surprises. The steel footswitches are built for constant stomping. They make it easy to store and select four channel presets, to synchronize time-based effects with Tap Tempo, and to activate the chromatic tuner. The burly, full-sized volume/wah pedal feels solid under your foot and features plenty of grip. Clicking the toe switch toggles between volume and wah control.
Step onstage or in the studio with an amp that can deliver almost any tone your music demands. Whether you like to plug in and rock a traditional amp tone, or enjoy tweaking parameters until you’ve devised an absolutely unique and awe-inspiring sound! Classic Speaker mode provides an organic sound and feel, while all-new presets—including vintage amp presets voiced by a renowned tube-amp maker—provide you with authentic building blocks from which to craft your sound into raging metal, ambient landscapes, chiming pop, or virtually anything!
Many players want the versatility of a modern DSP-based amp while keeping the simplicity of traditional controls. The Line 6 Catalyst 100 is a 100-watt, dual-channel, 1×12 combo. The Catalyst 100 is ideal for everything from the practice room to medium-sized venues, as well as shining in the studio. Combining traditional controls with six original amps designed with their industry-leading HX system, Line 6 delivers the amp guitarists have been dreaming of.
Line 6 has a huge lineup of products that all share the same technology. There is something for everyone, at many different price tiers. Whether you’re a pro or a bedroom-based beginner, Line 6 has something just right for you.Pros:
- Wide selection of products designed to meet the needs of any guitarist, from entry-level players to professional performers.
- Innovative technology and unlimited types of guitar tones for crafting totally unique sounds
- Intuitive interface makes it easy to dial in the perfect tone quickly.
- Comprehensive warranty protection helps ensure your investment
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