Line 6 POD GO Vs. HX Stomp – Which One Is Right For You?

When choosing a modeler, there’s a ton of options to consider. Your kind of gig, your needs, your playing style, your rig – these are all going to play heavily into which one of the available modelers you will choose.


One that I get asked about a lot since it was announced at NAMM 2020 is the Line 6 POD GO. It’s called a POD, but is it from the lineage of the red bean we all have such strong feelings about? Or is it closer to the Helix series of next-generation modelers from Line 6?

And with the HX Stomp being the next most compact modeler in the brand family, which one makes more sense for the guitarist on the go? In this video, I do a deep dive into the differences between the two units and help YOU decide which one fits your needs better.

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