Line 6 Pocket POD

ibzRG
By ibzRG, on Jan 8 2011 at 7:47am

Type: Effects

Manufacturer: Line 6

Model: 99-075-0105

Date Purchased:

Purchased At: local audio gear store

List Price:

Street Price:

Price Paid: £80-ish

Features:

300+ Presets -- Including exclusive rock star presets with unrivaled tone

 

32 Amp Models, 16 Cab Models -- Mix and Match amps and cabs to create your own unique sound

 

16 Effects -- Built-in in set of effects that are tweaked to perfection

 

Chromatic Tuner -- The built-in tuner can be set to mute for those on-stage tunings between songs,

 

CD/MP3 Jack -- Jam along with your favorite songs, Portable Design --Weighs just over 6 ounces! Only 5 x 3.25 x 2.5 inches in size

 

USB Connectivity -- Edit your presets on the computer with FREE software from Line6

 

Special Features:

About the size of a handheld tuner, Pocket POD® is 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 on the go, practicing with headphones or jamming with your favorite songs on y

What I Liked:

Portability. On roadtrips I like to take a guitar with me, and an electric is more compact than an acoustic. But it needs an amp. I used to carry a pod2 but the weigh tis considerable and you are bound to power outlets. The pocket pod has everything the pod2 has, in a much smaller and lighter package and runs on batteries.

There is an insane load of preset sounds, inlcuding song/artist emulations.

What I Disliked:

Arguably not the biggest meanest most cutting edge emulator of the line6 family.

 

There are too many presets and the interface is completely inadequate to navigate them. Expect to spend many hours with the pod hooked to a computer, browsing through the tones. Keep notes of which you like. Then I suggest copying those you like into the user memory slots and forgetting the others exist.

 

What I Would Change: n/a

Recommendation:

Let's face it, limited available controls, no footswitches... this is not really something you'd use as your main sound source.

This was meant for practicing by yourself quietly, be it at home or on the road. But it does have a 1/8" output if you are compelled to hook it up to an amp.

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