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Line 6 Pocket POD
|Price:||$129.99 & FREE Shipping. Details|
- 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
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Battery-powered and about the size of a tuner, Pocket POD is completely portable. Use it for effects in front of your amp, or just plug in headphones and practice anywhere, anytime.
Connect to any computer via USB, then download the free Vyzex software and "deep dive" into all your tone details to create your own custom tone, or manage your own personal tone library right on your desktop. Or visit CustomTone.com to download any of the 3,000 free presets created by guitarists from around the world.
Amps and Cabs
Pocket POD® comes packed with 32 classic and modern amp models, along with 16 cab models, letting you create mind-blowing guitar tones wherever inspiration strikes.
Our A.I.R.™ modeling technology accurately captures the tone and feel of speaker cabinets, microphones, and studio room characteristics. Mix and match speaker cabinets and microphones to find the precise vibe you're looking for.
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Pocket POD® may be smaller than most stompboxes, yet it comes packed with 16 professionally designed effects models allowing for a wide variety of personal tonal character. Tweaking effects is easy with the bright LCD interface and easy to use knobs and buttons. Download the free Vyzex editing software at Line6.com to "deep dive" and fine-tune each detail of your own custom tone.
Multiple versions of effects give you rack or stompbox options, and the combination effects give you classic setups like Delay and Chorus simultaneously.
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Ins and Outs
Connect your Pocket POD® directly into your amp or PA system, and transform your sound with perfect tone and all the amp modeling and effects only found on POD.
The headphone jack out allows you to practice anywhere without disturbing the neighbors, and the CD/MP3 jack gets you jamming along with your favorite bands.
Practice anywhere! Pocket POD runs off 4 AAA batteries. A 9V DC power plug is great for when you're not on the go. 5" long by 3 1/2" wide by 2" deep, and weighs in at a mere 6 oz, Pocket POD is your completely portable multi-effects solution.
Pocket POD comes with a USB to USB Mini cable connection. "Deep dive" into all your tone details using the Vyzex software. Create your own custom tone or manage your personal tone library right on your desktop. (Pocket POD is a class compliant USB MIDI device. You will not be able to directly record over a USB connection.)
* All product names used in this webpage 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.
Top Customer Reviews
First, the good things. It sounds pretty decent if you like to play rock or metal. Its not great, but for jamming along with your mp3 player and practicing it works perfect. There are a ton of different sounds you can coax out of this device. Other people have complained about the interface but I don't have any troubles with it. There are some features you can't manipulate unless you plug it into a computer and use their software, doesn't bother me though. Its portable and runs on batteries. All you need is your guitar, cable, and headphones. Back-lit screen is nice and legible.
The bad: The modulation effects are pretty cheesy and digital sounding. Eats batteries very quickly Clean sounds are just meh, but if you aren't using it for recording it should be fine.
Here my main beef: The build quality of this device is not up to normal Line6 standards. It is very flimsy cheapo plastic. I'm still wondering where the real Line6 device is because this seems like a crappy cheap Chinese copy of a Line6 device. I dropped mine onto indoor carpeting and the screen cracked, making it unusable. Line6 considers this device to be consumable and will not help you fix it. They tell you to use their authorized service center to repair...ok, I contact every single one on the list and they all tell me the same thing, deal with Line6 directly. So I try, and Line6 tells you to use an authorized service center... I don't like being treated like this and playing these games. I broke it an am willing to pay for a repair but they just want me to buy a new one.Read more ›
The only big downside is that it sucks down power like nobody's business. I bought four high-end AAA batteries and the Pod ate them in a about a week of playing for less than 2 hours a night. Furthermore, the manual states that only non-rechargeable batteries (or the optional AC adapter) should be used. I now plan to buy the Line 6 DC1, which is line 6's 9 volt adapter, from Amazon soon.
Another, much smaller downside is that the real manual is only available in PDF format from Line 6's web site. But if you're at Amazon, you probably have an internet connection.
While getting the manual, you should probably also download Vyzex, which is Line 6's software for editing the tones from the Pocket Pod. This software isn't absolutely necessary for using the Pocket pod, but it does make editing tones somewhat easier, and it also allows the use of download tones (which work somewhat like synthesizer patches.) I also think the software could be better designed.
Still, I'm very pleased with the product. When you consider it's cost versus the cost of an amp head, plus stomp boxes, etc., the variety of amps and effects modeled, and the fact that the Pocket Pod doesn't take up much space at all, it's a great deal, especially someone like me who practices in an apartment.
Unfortunately, both the hardware and the software are rather rough around the edges. My first Pocket Pod had a loud 60Hz hum and ate batteries even when it wasn't plugged in, so it was replaced under warranty by Line 6 (it took over two weeks to get the replacement, however). My current unit works better, but every so often the 4-way switch ceases to function. More mystifying are glitches with the Vyzex software. First, very few of the USB ports on my computer will recognize the Pocket Pod, and I'm not sure that even the ones that appear to work really function properly. I found that getting the Pocket Pod and software to function properly often requires several restarts of the Vyzex program with the Pocket Pod attached. Moreover, even when the software appears to be functioning, it will usually start to throw various glitches as the session progresses. For example, the volume level will often change unpredictably in the middle of a run, or the mouse position will become erroneously detected when operating the screen interface, or certain effects unpredictably become unavailable. Thus the software has to be shut down and restarted constantly when using this system.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This sounds great for its size. The basic included style options are enough for me. Some of the more specific band sounds are too extreme. Read morePublished 4 days ago by cheapskate
Very good if you need something portable. The quality is really good for the price and size but its not something professional. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
Got it today . I was going between this and the VOX metal headphone amp and decided on this because of features . Read morePublished 1 month ago by cobias
Worked good for 2 weeks (sound quality and presets are good), then wouldn't turn on. Amazon's customer service was very helpful in replacing it for me and shifting my warranty to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by DK
I've owned one for five or six years. It's great for what it is: a handy and portable micro-modeler. Read morePublished 4 months ago by M. Brendzel
This is still a great unit even if it has been out a while. I recently purchased this to go along with my Traveler Pro Series. Read morePublished 4 months ago by JVincent
I knew it would sound not great.
But it sounds awful. No dynamics whatsoever.
Plugged it in and got cranking on some very cool sounds. I can see how this can get addictive. Wonderful way to practice and rekindle the love for playing guitar without... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Bestbeast333