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Looks promising, would like to see the specs and amp/cab/effects models list and whether it's an HX or Legacy model.

Are they finally getting around to making an HD500x replacement??? About time.

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So it's based on the HX family? Interesting. Be interested in more details on this.

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Head of Helix Eric Klein has said it will be $449.99

And that it will have Helix models "with few caveats"

 

All will be revealed at 10am Pacific Time.

 

From what I gather is that it will be Helix based, but that the signal path will be far simpler than the actual Helix. No midi, no XLR etc.

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On 16/01/2020 at 12:58, fretmeister said:

Head of Helix Eric Klein has said it will be $449.99

Looks like RRP of £639 in the UK :(

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1 hour ago, acidbass said:

Looks like RRP of £639 in the UK :(

Guitarguitar have them listed at £399, so I assume that would be the going price.

edit: andertons have them at £499.. and PMT £549. Better get the order in from GuitarGuitar if anyone wants one!

Edited by Woodinblack

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As someone who currently has no pedals (got back into playing a few months ago, bass and amp costs were priority!), this seems like incredible value for such a variety of sounds, amp emulation, effects etc. Am I missing something or are these Line6/Helix/Kemper units seriously good value propositions these days vs traditional pedals. I get that a bespoke pedalboard setup will likely be better, but on a cost to sound quality ratio, not so much?

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I've yet to see the full list of amp & cab models on this one. It will be interesting to see if there are any "dedicated" bass models on the standard model set.

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3 minutes ago, Skybone said:

I've yet to see the full list of amp & cab models on this one. It will be interesting to see if there are any "dedicated" bass models on the standard model set.

It's all the current helix models with three effects omitted.... Tone Sovereign (King of Tone - although the Heir Apparent/Prince of Tone is still in), Clawthorn Drive (Wounded Paw Battering Ram), and Cosmos Echo (Roland Space Echo)

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2 hours ago, invertigo said:

I get that a bespoke pedalboard setup will likely be better, but on a cost to sound quality ratio, not so much?

I would argue that something like the Helix *could* sound much better than even the most boutique of old fashioned pedal boards, given the mountain of EQ options and adjustable parameters for each pedal on the Helix and really useful tools like HPF.  All of that coupled with no signal loss, worries about true bypass etc etc :)

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1 hour ago, stoo said:

It's all the current helix models with three effects omitted.... Tone Sovereign (King of Tone - although the Heir Apparent/Prince of Tone is still in), Clawthorn Drive (Wounded Paw Battering Ram), and Cosmos Echo (Roland Space Echo)

Now that sounds interesting.

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17 minutes ago, Skybone said:

Now that sounds interesting.

The main downside for bass use compared with the Stomp is that there's no parallel paths... so if you want to use any effects that don't have a wet/dry mix parameter then there doesn't seem to be any obvious way to get any uneffected signal mixed back in.

There's a few other limitations compared to the Helix range, but not much in the way of showstoppers...

https://line6.com/support/topic/53806-pod-go-faq/

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Managed to figure that one out on the HD500x. Use a second amp, set one up as clean, one up as dirty and then use the channel volume to blend.

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10 minutes ago, Skybone said:

Managed to figure that one out on the HD500x. Use a second amp, set one up as clean, one up as dirty and then use the channel volume to blend.

Sounds to me like you might not be able to do that on the Pod Go, one single chain only? I've not confirmed this though.

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10 minutes ago, Skybone said:

Managed to figure that one out on the HD500x. Use a second amp, set one up as clean, one up as dirty and then use the channel volume to blend.

That wouldn't work on pod go.... Only one amp at a time

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I think it’s a good compromise. The look the LT but with a screen like the floor, and for those not needing all that silly parallel stuff it’s considerably cheaper than the LT and Floor. 

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Oh, that’s a point, anyone know if the B7K bug has been fixed?

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4 hours ago, Davebassics said:

@dave_bass5 What's the B7K bug?

If you use it in a parallel path the output has its polarity reversed. You can reverse it back but you shouldn’t have to. Line 6 are aware of it. 

Edited by dave_bass5

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4 hours ago, dannybuoy said:

Sounds like a downgrade for more money then!

Has UK pricing been confirmed yet? I thought the USA price is supposed to be considerably less than the HX FX / Stomp price point...

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I was talking about in relation to the HD500X - an older cheaper model that allowed parallel chains of amps/fx. This Pod Go may have the better FX models, from the Helix but the whole draw of the Helix line for me personally is the ability to create signal splits and crossovers. But if their target market is guitarists who mostly don't care about that stuff, I can see why they opted for a simplified interface.

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