Line 6 Pocket POD Guitar Amp Modeler

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86 out of 100. Incorporating 1000+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$150
Line 6 Pocket POD
Line 6 Pocket POD

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 86/100 is based on analysis of 1000+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

The Line 6 Pocket POD is true to its name, a compact palm size guitar processor that can fit into average size pockets.

For its size it offers 32 amp models, 16 cab models and 16 effects, all of which are developed by Line 6, a prominent manufacturer when it comes to digital sound processing and amp modeling.

It also comes with easy to use "presets" that cover various musical styles, more than enough to keep you busy practicing or playing with your favorite tracks.

In addition, this compact unit can run on four AAA batteries, allowing for true mobile use, especially when paired with headphones.

Features:

  • Tone: 16 Effects and 32 Amp Models
  • Presets: 300+
  • Input: 1 x 1/4", 1 x 1/8" Aux In
  • Output: 1 x 1/4", 1 x 1/8" (Headphones)
  • Extra Features: 68 Rhythm Accompaniments, 30-Sec Looper, Chromatic Tuner, Auto-Save
  • Dimensions: 5" x 3.25" x 2.5"
  • Weight: 0.375 lbs.
  • Power: 4 x AA Batteries / optional DC power adapter

Pros

Portability is the key factor that endeared the Line 6 Pocket POD to many, most of which are musicians who want a way to play their electric guitar while they travel. Many are satisfied with its overall sound quality, especially when using headphones, while others are impressed with the unit's solid build.

Cons

There are users who are not too happy with some of the effects and amp models, but they do concede that many of the essential tones sound decent, if not good.

Overall

If you're looking for a pocket-friendly guitar headphone amplifier with multiple effects and amp models, then check out the Line 6 Pocket POD.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guides to The Best Guitar Headphone Amps and The Best Guitar Multi Effects Processors.

About the Author

Alexander BrionesAlexander Briones

He's written about and researched music gear for many years, while also serving as a music director at his local church, in addition to teaching guitar, bass and mentoring young musicians.