Looking at a used POD HD500x

Discussion in 'Amp Modeling' started by Jymbopalyse, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. frankv

    frankv What Are You Waiting For? Double Platinum Supporter V.I.P. Member

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    Yep, buy once and be happy is what I always say. In your case, and seeing there is a budget that you need to stick to, I would certainly highly consider an HD300. Why? because I don't believe that HD300 (or 500 for that matter) will be your be all end all piece of gear. So why spend more then you have to? It should be considered a transitionally piece for gaining experience and testing the higher end modeling waters so to speak. There is no difference in tone between the 300 and 500 so I wouldn't worry about missing any of that terrific sound you would be hearing from a HD300.

    While I do always recommend buying the top line stuff whenever possible, I do highly respect the Line 6 HD series. It was this series that got me started on this modeling path in the first place. It was my friends band that opened my eyes to it all. Instead of listening to all the banter on the internet about how bad Line 6 pods sound.. I heard it for myself and discovered a better way to amplify my guitar.

    Here is the band that changed me seemingly over night. Their entire album was recorded in studio with HD300s while a Black Face Fender sat by with cold tubes.

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  2. PJH

    PJH Junior Member

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    Jan 28, 2010
    This thread is quite old by now but I've just seen your query about Gilmour's tone. Here's a video of mine with a patch that I created with that tone in mind. If you like the tone you can download the patch from my website in the HD500X section.



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