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HD400 vs HD300
by jhdesign on 2012-07-10 01:02:58.9010

A store up here in Canada has on sale the HD400 for less than the HD300.

I gave up on getting the 500 as it seems a bit too much of a learning curve. So I decided to get another 300 untill I saw the 400 on sale.

Is there any reason I should buy the 400 rather then the 300 ?

They both seem almost identicle except for the layout and a few extra effects.

As for Customtone presets. Does the 400 use the same as the 300 ?

Re: HD400 vs HD300
by mazuwa on 2012-07-10 03:12:21.3360

You can compare the 2 devices here:">">

As you can see it is not only less effects, it is also missing Send/Return path and no external expression pedal jack.

Yes, you can load HD300 files into the POD HD400, but only this one way.

If you can get a HD400 for less money it is a good offer.

(Currently only the HD500/PRO/BONE have firmware 2.02 with the new plexi lead and bass amp model, furthermore it comes with new cab deep editing.

We do not know how much the HD300/400 will get of it in the future (discussion: you have to buy what the device can do now, not in the future). Only HD500/PRO/BONE provide bi-amping, and free selectable effects (not only one effect out of one block), and some things more).

Re: HD400 vs HD300
by jimsreynolds on 2012-07-10 03:30:02.7500

What Mazuwa said.   Not much difference in complexity between the 300 and 400.  I would go for it!

Re: HD400 vs HD300
by TheRealZap on 2012-07-10 05:27:03.5080

i'd want the 400 over the 300 just for the ability to change preset banks without hitting 2 footswitches myself...

the extra fx and the fx loop are also considerable bonuses.

Re: HD400 vs HD300
by jhdesign on 2012-07-10 15:14:38.3330

Thanks for all the replies.

As long as I can use the Customtone presets made for the 300 on the 400, then it will be the 400 I'm buying.

Re: HD400 vs HD300
by spaceatl on 2012-07-10 16:40:07.2540

yep...that works...just loaded the HD300 patch Heavy Space into my HD400...

Re: HD400 vs HD300
by bclarke675 on 2012-07-11 06:09:37.0840

I'd love to have the additional effects, as well as not having to step on two switches to change banks!

Re: HD400 vs HD300
by jhdesign on 2012-07-11 12:49:56.9970

Thanks again all.

The 400 was purchased today.

Re: HD400 vs HD300
by spaceatl on 2012-07-11 14:40:06.5840

400 has quite a few little cool tricks...nice board...enjoy!

Re: HD400 vs HD300
by jhdesign on 2012-07-12 01:39:40.0200

A few tricks ? As compared to the 300 ? If I'm missing something, do tell.

I first bought the 300 last October and then sold it 2 months ago. I loved the simplicity of the Edit software and the board itself.

So far the 400 seems pretty much the same.

Thanks spacati

Re: HD400 vs HD300
by jhdesign on 2012-07-16 16:30:42.3970

Why is it that when I download effects for the 300, their is no “POD HD Edit” logo on the file, its just a blank document ?

Re: HD400 vs HD300
by TheRealZap on 2012-07-16 17:12:21.3750

because the file type is different... technically those files are meant to work with hd300 edit...

it just so happens that they also work with the hd400

Re: HD400 vs HD300
by bclarke675 on 2012-07-17 07:08:06.0260

You have to change the file type to ".h4e", instead of ".h3e".  It will recognize it then.

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