Helix Tones from a Streamlined Floor Modeler
The Line 6 POD Go pairs traditional controls with a large color LCD to let players interact with virtual amps, stomps, and cabs in new and meaningful ways. Whether you’re running live effects into a stage amp, recording and re-amping through modeled amps and cabs, or outputting rich Helix-derived tones directly from the stage to the PA, the POD Go has you covered. The price and simplicity of the POD Go tailor this floor processor to players who have been on the fence about diving into the Line 6 ecosystem; despite boasting a premium HX Family sound library — the Blackface, Plexi Lead, Treadplate, and all your favorites are here — there’s only a short learning curve standing between the POD Go and total integration with your rig. Who knows? Once you experience the freedom of gigging out with nothing but the guitar on your back and the Line 6 POD Go at your feet, you may never drag an amp out of your practice space again.
Meet your new performance rig
But in a performance setting, there are so many factors — room acoustics, microphones, sight lines, atmospheric conditions, and sound personnel — standing between the “sound” of your amp and the way it’s heard in a mix. The Line 6 POD Go eliminates the hassle of loading up and gigging out by giving you stunning re-creations of some truly timeless amp tones. Sag, chime, harmonics, dynamics, crunch — the Line 6 folks have done a great job of capturing the tone and, just as importantly, the feel of playing through these real tube amps. Onboard cabinet models, stompbox effects, and analog/digital outputs equip the POD Go to be the only piece of gear you record and gig out with, or one of several parts in a live amp chain. Expandable features include a headphone output for silent monitoring, an effects loop for incorporating real-deal effects pedals, and a dry amp output for monitoring through a live amp while sending modeled tones straight to FOH.
Helix-derived amps and stomps
The Line 6 Helix floor processors have been a major hit with Guitarstore customers and the industry over. Now you can access a heaping helping of these iconic tones without the all-in size and price tag. Inside the POD Go, you’ll find more than 270 Helix and legacy models of your favorite classic amps, stomps, and cabs. These you can mix and match in endless arrangements for dream tones never possible from a traditional rig. All models are designed to sound great in a traditional amps-and-stomps guitar chain or on their own, sent directly to a PA or computer.
Lightweight, tour-tested performance
As with every latter-day Line 6 floor processor, the POD Go gives you bulletproof construction, eight tour-grade rugged footswitches, and a cast aluminum expression pedal that’s rated to survive life on the road. Yet for all its strength, the POD Go remains remarkably light and compact — the perfect throw-and-go unit for a backpack or suitcase guitar traveler.
Large full-color screen
A drawback to lesser floor units is having to squint to see that one line of monochrome text as it flies by between patch changes. But not so with the Line 6 POD Go. Its full-color screen reads out your full signal chain at a glance, and with a powerful backlight that’s easy to read even on a dark and hazy stage.
Onboard expression pedal
The POD Go’s integrated expression pedal injects the player’s heart and soul into every performance. From volume swells and rotary accelerations to landing the perfect Mick Ronson cocked-wah sound, the expression pedal adds a ton of potential to the POD Go’s powerful amps and effects. And if you’re the type of player who wants more expression, then you can always add a second expression pedal (sold separately) down the line for dedicated wah/volume foot control.
Recall tones with Snapshots
Achieving total recall on an analog setup is tough. And even then, all it takes is a thoughtless bandmate grabbing a knob or moving a pedal to completely trash your hours of hard work. Fortunately, the Line 6 POD Go gives you the tools you need to craft countless guitar rigs and recall them in a flash. Snapshots doesn’t just let you pull up tones a song at a time — here you can set verse, chorus, and lead tones and access them on a section-by-section basis, all in real time. Snapshots is just another way in which the Line 6 POD Go can greatly enhance your performance life.
USB audio interface with re-amping
Floor units like the Line 6 POD Go excel in the recording environment. There are no amps to set up, no time-consuming mic placement rigamarole — just dial up your favorite sounds and connect to a laptop via USB (cable included). Now you can track guitar parts direct into a DAW session in pristine 24-bit/96kHz stereo quality. Or, for greater expandability, you can track your parts dry and take advantage of the POD Go’s re-amping capabilities for endless tonal variation down the road.
Third-party IR support
A guitar cab and its speakers account for roughly 33% of a total guitar sound (guitar and pedals + amp + cab = sound). Thankfully, the POD Go gives you room grow. Support for third-party guitar cabinet impulse responses (IRs) means you can drop in all your favorite closed- and open-back cabs with whatever speaker combinations you can imagine. And with the leaps and bounds today’s IR manufacturers are making in cab tones, this one feature more or less ensures the Line 6 POD Go a permanent place in your rig.
Line 6 POD Go Floor Processor Features:
Streamlined floor processor with more than 270 Helix and legacy amp, stomp, and cabinet models
Lightweight, tour-grade build quality
Designed to sound great into an amp or PA
Captures the tone and feel of playing through real tube amps and pedal effects
Large color screen is easy to see from standing position, even in the dark
Onboard expression pedal unlocks dynamic wah, volume, and rotary effects
Snapshots feature lets you save and recall tones for each section of a song
Supports third-party cabinet impulse responses for greater expandability
4 x 4 USB audio interface delivers tones directly into a recording session in 24-bit/96kHz
Onboard effects loop and headphone output
Dry amp output lets you monitor through a traditional rig while sending processed tones to FOH