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So this exists. HD500 Special Edition.

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Just purchased a HD500 Special Edition from eBay and couldn't find any information about it online. It was advertised as a HD500X and has the exact same look as the X, but it says Special Edition on it instead (pic attached). I'm wondering if anyone knows anything about this particular machine. I haven't received it yet so I can't hook it up to a computer to see what it gets recognized as. My guess is that either this model was sold exclusively for a particular retailer or it's some sort of prototype. Bought it for a song so even if it's no better than the HD500 then I still got a great deal.

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My guess is that it’s an early hardware prototype of the HD500X.

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4 hours ago, Sleepyeyed said:

My guess is that either this model was sold exclusively for a particular retailer

I doubt that L6 has any 'dealer runs' of the Pod. Unless there are country specific issues - like Iran not allowing a Tron Up because it is too sexual sounding. 

 

4 hours ago, Sleepyeyed said:

or it's some sort of prototype

possibly. or someone silk screened the label. 

 

4 hours ago, Sleepyeyed said:

even if it's no better than the HD500

it's all in the firmware. if you install the firmware, it will be the same as the others. the only way it could be better (or worse) would be if you maintained its current firmware. 

 

 

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I've not heard of this...But it would not surprise me if it is real. Line 6 has done all kinds of side editions of many products over the years...What I wonder is what is special about it.

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Got the shipping confirmation today and should arrive by Tuesday. You can look at the eBay listing here to see the photos close up.

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Mystery will continue to be a mystery. They sent an actual HD500X. Got it for a steal, no regrets.

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