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Hi everybody - 

 

I'm trying to decide on my next Line 6 purchase - either the Firehawk FX or HD500x. I've had various L6 products over the years (POD 2.0, XT live, Variax, M13), and with the PODs my goal is always the same: I want one VERY good tone, and I want it to be easily accessible. I literally only use one base tone with some OD and delay - and to my ears it's a fairly generic worship-type tone (think AC 30).

 

The Firehawk appeals to me because it's a decent "out of the box" solution with the app editing. However, I go back and forth on if the quality is up to par with the HD500x.

 

The HD500x sounds good, but I hate to spend $500 to use probably 2% of it's capabilities. Honestly, my ideal is something closer to the POD 2.0, but with better tones obviously. I love the no frills setup.

 

For context, I disliked my XT live. I never felt it sounded great and it was hard to edit sounds.

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FWIW, the Firehawk is a hybrid, it uses algorithms from both the XT/X3 and HD series.

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Hi everybody -

 

I'm trying to decide on my next Line 6 purchase - either the Firehawk FX or HD500x. I've had various L6 products over the years (POD 2.0, XT live, Variax, M13), and with the PODs my goal is always the same: I want one VERY good tone, and I want it to be easily accessible. I literally only use one base tone with some OD and delay - and to my ears it's a fairly generic worship-type tone (think AC 30).

 

The Firehawk appeals to me because it's a decent "out of the box" solution with the app editing. However, I go back and forth on if the quality is up to par with the HD500x.

 

The HD500x sounds good, but I hate to spend $500 to use probably 2% of it's capabilities. Honestly, my ideal is something closer to the POD 2.0, but with better tones obviously. I love the no frills setup.

 

For context, I disliked my XT live. I never felt it sounded great and it was hard to edit sounds.

If you genuinely want "one sound", then why pursue any gear option that's designed to provide what amounts to a virtually endless list of possibilities? You're just setting yourself up for aggravation...if you didn't like the XT Live, you're not likely to make friends with any of the more current devices either. Not everybody needs a modeler. Buy an AC30...

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