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Line 6 POD HD PRO Review

The art of competing in a modern industrial world is constantly changing, and constantly getting more difficult. Each year, companies give it their all and toss their eggs in a basket, hoping it will pan […]

Rocktron Utopia G100
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Rocktron Utopia G100 Mutli Effects Pedal Review

Rocktron has loaded the Utopia G100 Multi Effects Pedal with 4 incredible channels of tone (Clean, Texas, British, and Mega); 4-band EQ; and full bandwidth effects including wah, phaser, compressor, chorus, flanger, pitch shift, tremolo, delay, and reverb.

A Motorola DSP engine, stereo outputs, heavy-duty headphone output, and aux input for your iPod or other MP3 player included. The Utopia G100 provides 128 preset sounds (64 factory presets and 64 user presets). The G100 is fully programmable, for those who love to create their own sounds. Or crank it out with some of the best presets you’ll find anywhere.

The Utopia G100 is easy to use and operate. Fully programmable, it features an easy-to-read Cool Blue LCD display. The G100 has a rugged metal chassis and a professional-grade expression pedal made from metal!

Exclusive Rocktron features include state-of-the-art Speaker Simulation for awesome recording, Variac tube-sag emulation, and HUSH noise reduction. […]

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Line 6 POD HD300 Review

POD HD300 represents a giant leap forward for amp modeling. It is the only multi-effect pedal to boast 16 state-of-the-art Line 6 HD amp models, 80+ 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, they hunted down 16 incredible amplifiers and—with the help of some 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 exceptional 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 HD300 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. […]

line 6 pod hd500
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Line 6 POD HD500 Modeler Review

Over the past decade, I have always used some variation of POD for recording. It is by far, the easiest and fastest method of recording guitars. But when I’ve tried taking those sounds to the […]

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Live & Recording

Electric Guitar Rig Tone Secrets

Trying new and different electric guitar rig tones can literally open your mind up to a whole new world on your guitar. You don’t have to be an expert to create a sound that exceeds your expectations, but you do need to have some relatively decent equipment and know the inside scoop on creating a sound that you love. […]

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Line 6 POD X3 Live Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal

The POD X3 Live is a stage-ready unit that represents the true evolution of the ever-evolving guitar amp modeler technology. The POD X3 Live features an array of 78 highly-desirable guitar amp models, from high-wattage chest-pounding heavyweights to boutique beauties and rare vintage treasures. […]

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Fernandes Nomad Deluxe

Fernandes managed to pack a speaker and five-watt amp into a tiny, bean-shaped guitar body. Designed as a self-contained electric travel guitar, the Nomad Standard offered all the benefits of full-size models in a compact and portable package. […]

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Line 6 M13 Stompbox Modeler Pedal

Line 6 M13 is essentially (and for lack of a better definition) an entire arsenal of stompbox effects crammed into one evil machine…over 75 stompbox effects to be exact, including a fully-featured looper, distortions, delays, reverbs, modulation effects, compressors and filters housed in an all-metal housing and designed with the ease of use that you find with your favorite pedals. […]