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#1 ChristianArnold

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 12:33 PM

I just got my HD500x today and did an unboxing video for it. Check it out here! 


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 01:02 PM

allen wrench is for adjusting the tension on the expression pedal.


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 01:04 PM

it's not twice the power either!!!

closer to a 20% increase in processing capability.


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 01:21 PM

it's not twice the power either!!!

closer to a 20% increase in processing capability.

 

They brought a new model with new buttons and just a 20% increase in power? Bit money grabbing in my opinion.


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 01:38 PM

They brought a new model with new buttons and just a 20% increase in power? Bit money grabbing in my opinion.

 

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It's the same price as the HD500 was... How is it being greedy selling an updated product for the same price as it predecessor? It's an incremental upgrade. If you have the HD500, it may or may not be worth your while to upgrade.


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 01:49 PM

Here is a pic of the 500 and 500x next to each other. 

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 03:05 PM

I don't feel so bad like I missed out with a 20% DSP increase. I can have it as a replacement model.

I don't have to urgently sell my existing almost one year old unit for any real reason then. Cool

 

Looking forward to the A/B video man of DSP. We existing users don't wanna feel too bad so be nice and conservative will ya.


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 06:13 PM

Mine is still on its way here :( But, I bought the HD500 as soon as it was released over 3 years ago... and I just sold it for 350 xD lol

So only 20% more, well... that will help me still, for some dual tones :D

Nice video :D


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 06:54 PM

20% increase only :lol:.  that explains why there was no big announcements or hype.That's a good thing though and it makes so much sense. If for the same cost, line 6 is getting a chip that's 20% faster, why should they keep producing the HD500 with the slightly inferior chip?! I won't be updating my HD500, but this isn't really targeted at owners of HD500, it definitely helps generate new sales and it's the right thing to do.


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 07:04 PM

If you feel adventurous, you could open it up and identify what dsp chip is in there.

That way, we'll know how much more powerful it is.


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 07:54 PM

I wondered what that Allen wrench was for! Thanks for the video, looking forward to the DSP comparison.


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Posted 18 July 2013 - 12:49 AM

Mmmmm I'm actually thinking if heading over to the opposition the Boss GT 100. Had a good listen to one recently as was more than impressed. , I know a lot say the HD blows it away but to my ears the Boss sounds more natural. For all those one eyed HD owners who will be grinding their teeth at this post have you actually ever sat down with the GT and had a decent play?
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Posted 18 July 2013 - 02:04 AM

I owned a GT-10 for a couple of years. For me the switch to the HD500 was a blessing.

My sound was so much better from the very start and has gotten a lot better since after learning to use the unit.

Of course it's all subjective and you might feel the same way after going to BOSS but I sincerely doubt it.

I do think the GT is a bit easier to use and has a bit better editing possibilities. I also still miss a few amps and effects like the Matchless and auto wah.

I've looked at a HD500 vs GT-100 review and I tried to be as objective as possible. Most of the time the HD seemed to sound more organic and natural. I think I liked only one or two sounds from the GT. Still, that's not really the best way to hear the difference, then you would have to sit down with the two yourself.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 05:02 AM

Mmmmm I'm actually thinking if heading over to the opposition the Boss GT 100. Had a good listen to one recently as was more than impressed. , I know a lot say the HD blows it away but to my ears the Boss sounds more natural. For all those one eyed HD owners who will be grinding their teeth at this post have you actually ever sat down with the GT and had a decent play?

I used to have a BOSS GT-6, then GT-8, then went to individual pedals with boutique amps (Fender 4x10 Deville then Budda Superdrive 30 halfstack), then kept the tube amp and got an M13 (loved it), then when the HD500 first came out I was geeked - all the effects of the M13 but now with AMP MODELING as well!!! I play out mainly for my church and I hated lugging around my halfstack for church - not to mention how practically impossible it is for church sound guys to control my Budda halfstack volume. So I went with the HD500 and I've been super pleased ever since. So pleased that I'll take any improvement that they make to it - hence why I bought the HD500X. Also, just to hopefully safeguard myself from future firmware updates that might not work with the HD500. 


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Posted 18 July 2013 - 05:06 AM

If you feel adventurous, you could open it up and identify what dsp chip is in there.

That way, we'll know how much more powerful it is.

HAHA not gonna happen. Good idea though. 

 

I don't feel so bad like I missed out with a 20% DSP increase. I can have it as a replacement model.

I don't have to urgently sell my existing almost one year old unit for any real reason then. Cool

 

Looking forward to the A/B video man of DSP. We existing users don't wanna feel too bad so be nice and conservative will ya.

Like I've said, I've gotten a lot out of my HD500. I got it the month it came out. That's another reason why I feel good about getting the HD500x. If I bought an HD500 a year ago or closer, I probably wouldn't upgrade. I LOVE THE FOOTSWITCHES THOUGH so maybe I would've still upgraded. ;-)

 

I had a little change of plans today but hopefully I will still get to some comparison videos before I sell the HD500.

 

Thanks for watching the video guys!


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Posted 18 July 2013 - 06:00 AM

Mmmmm I'm actually thinking if heading over to the opposition the Boss GT 100. Had a good listen to one recently as was more than impressed. , I know a lot say the HD blows it away but to my ears the Boss sounds more natural. For all those one eyed HD owners who will be grinding their teeth at this post have you actually ever sat down with the GT and had a decent play?

 

This doesn't really answer your question, but first, I don't think using the term "opposition" is necessarily a good thing. Sure, Boss is Line 6's competitor, but there's no need to make it like we're picking sides in a war. When we start talking in these absolute terms, that's when people start getting offended and feel like they're being demeaned based on what product they like better. The only other thing I've seen such personal identification with products is with some of Apple's more extreme fans. It's a weird thing. It's not like I go into my neighbor's house and see their Whirlpool refrigerator and say, "my LG totally kicks your refrigerator's butt..."

 

Anyway... There's part of me that has been tempted to pick up a GT-100 for the effects alone, but I just have never liked the way Boss designs their interfaces. It just seems that for me they are hard to understand and navigate. I've tried reading the manual for the GT-100, and I felt like I was looking at hieroglyphics at some points. So to me, this kind of trumps anything they may have sound quality-wise. I've found if I don't like the ergonomics of a product, I simply won't use it in the long run. I think this is why I end up using my Line 6 stuff at the end of the day. It's easy for me to use, and I feel like the controls make sense.


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Posted 18 July 2013 - 10:21 AM

I hope they make a hd 500 xl someday with a bigger screen. I'm getting old I guess but it's hard to see screen when performing live.
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Posted 18 July 2013 - 05:01 PM

Mmmmm I'm actually thinking if heading over to the opposition the Boss GT 100....

I still own the HD500, but I just bought an Eleven Rack. The Eleven Rack Modeling is definitely the next level up above the HD. So now  I use the HD500 as a controller and effects but the Amp models in the Eleven Rack are much more natural and realistic . 

I paid 350 for My Eleven and I'm very convinced that the quality is much better than the HD PRO at twice the price. I have no emotional attachment to Gear and I don't think anyone should.


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Posted 18 July 2013 - 08:56 PM

Wow! Eleven over the HDPRO and you get ProTools as well. What a score!

 

I didn't AB the HD500 to the Eleven, but to the Boss GT100. 

 

I did check out some youtube comparison videos and like the  HD modeling better in the Amps comapred to Eleven. I even liked it better than alot of the FractalAxeII Amps

 

Looks like there is a liability using the unknown recording setup nature of video demo's and reviews.

 

Even in a City like Sydney comparing one to the other in the same shop doesn't weork if they don't carry that product line and depends on the service given in the store, thus a reliance on youtube which is better than nothing.


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 11:05 AM

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It's the same price as the HD500 was... How is it being greedy selling an updated product for the same price as it predecessor? It's an incremental upgrade. If you have the HD500, it may or may not be worth your while to upgrade.

Let's see...I paid $500 for my HD500 and this one will set me back $500 more, making $1000 invested.  IF I could get $250 for my now used and inferior HD500, that knocks my investment back to $750 for a Pod HD500x that other's are getting for $500 new.  That's a roughly 20% processing power increase for $250 whereas a new buyer get's it for free by buying the more powerful one up front.

 

Yeah, that's a shameless money grab on Line6's part without doubt man.  Don't confuse being a fan (as I am also) of Line6 products with being happy about getting screwed a bit.

 

Now, were they to offer this product at an upograde/trade-in price for current HD500 owners then it'd be a choice.  As it is now, 20% isn't worth the very likely money loss or the hassle to me, but it does give me a good reason to look elsewhere when I do want to upgrade somewhere down the road in memoriam of this event.

 

I know all about product upgrade schemes after 54 years on this economy and this is a first for Line6 who usually delivers incremental upgrades within a model via software.  This time, they have used the same shells, rebranded them HD500x models and jammed a mini upgrade (20% isn't exactly earth moving territory after all) to the CPU in there.

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