What’s the deal with POD Go?
POD Go is Line 6’s all new next generation POD, built to toss into your backpack or carry-on and take anywhere. Oh, and it’s incredibly easy to use—might be the easiest POD since the original POD in 1999.
How much can you run simultaneously?
Each preset in POD Go includes the following blocks:
- Input with Noise Gate
- Amp or Preamp (all HX models)
- Hybrid Cab from Helix—OR—1x Impulse Response (up to 128 user IRs can be loaded into POD Go via the Mac/PC editor)
- Preset EQ (any HX type)
- Wah (any HX type)
Up to 4 additional effects (any HX type), with the following caveats:
- Three HX effects models have been omitted due to their size (Tone Sovereign, Clawthorn Drive, and Cosmos Echo)
- All Distortions, Dynamics, and Pitch/Synth blocks are mono only
- All other effects are stereo only
- Volume Pedal
- FX Loop (mono or stereo)
- Output with Volume and Pan
The FX Loop and Preset EQ blocks are automatically assigned to stomp switches, and adding any additional effects automatically assigns them to the remaining stomp switches. Press and hold any two stomp switches to swap them.
If it has nearly all models from HX and Helix products, why call this a POD at all?
The original POD set the standard for ease-of-use in digital guitar and bass products. We wanted POD Go to be ridiculously easy-to-use, which meant purposefully omitting some power user features one would expect to find in HX or Helix-branded products. And not putting the best modeling possible in a box just because it happens to be less expensive—or have a different name—is weak sauce.
Why didn’t you put VDI, L6 LINK, AES/EBU, S/PDIF, MIDI, parallel paths, dual DSPs, cap-sense switches, scribble strips, blah blah blah?!
Because POD shouldn’t cost what Helix costs.
What about some of the cooler Helix features like Snapshots, color switch rings, block copy/paste, 3-second footswitch assignment, 3-second controller assignment, multichannel USB audio, and re-amping?
POD Go has all of these.
So can you use this on professional gigs?
Of course. The main outputs on POD Go are balanced/unbalanced and with TRS 1/4” to XLR M cables, can feed the front-of-house mixer—in stereo—without additional DI boxes. Then the 1/4” AMP OUT can be sent to your amp onstage (either echoing the Main Outs or tapped off before the Cab/IR block). The routable stereo send/return jacks can be used for 4-Cable Method.
Is there a Mac/PC editor?
Yes. POD Go Edit is available now.
Does POD Go have an audio interface?
Yes. POD Go has a 4-in/4-out audio/MIDI interface with re-amping built in.
What kind of build material is used in the POD Go chassis?
The top panel is folded steel, the treadle is cast aluminum, and the underside is sturdy ABS polycarbonate, to lower the weight and provide a convenient carrying handle.
How do you reset the POD Go?
Hold buttons C + D while powering on.
What are the POD Go headphone specs?
Headphone signal to noise ratio is 108dB. The headphone output impedance is 63 ohms.
Does POD Go convert IR files to certain specs?
POD Go converts all IRs to 16-bit/48kHz/Mono.
Why is there no audio when the FX Loop is turned on?
If the FX Loop block is turn on and there is nothing actually in the loop, POD Go will mute. This is normal behavior when using the FX Loop block. Simply bypass the FX Loop block, and audio will come back.
Dimensions/weight? Is it smaller than POD HD500X?
14.1”w x 9.1”d x 3.5”h; 5.2lbs
It’s way smaller and lighter than POD HD500X. Fits inside pretty much any backpack or carry-on.
What’s the price?
POD Go sells for $449.99 US street.
When is POD Go shipping?