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HX Stomp is a professional-grade multi-effects processor that delivers the sound of Helix amps, cabs, and effects in an ultra-compact pedal. Whereas the Line 6 HX Effects pedal is designed to be the centerpiece of a pedalboard, providing full control over individual effects, amp switching, and external MIDI-equipped pedals - HX Stomp is a programmable amp/cab/effects/IR pedal that seamlessly integrates into a variety of environments and applications. Use it as a "super stompbox," a backup or fly rig, an add-on tone expander when combined with other modelers, an audio interfaceor even a complete guitar or bass rig.

The same HX Modeling technology that powers the flagship Helix guitar processor enables HX Stomp to run up to six processing blocks simultaneously, with pristine audio quality, making it the most powerful and flexible stompbox-sized multi-effects processor currently available. Along with over 300 amps, cabs, and effects - even a looper - the HX Stomp multi-effects processor includes a legacy library of effects from Line 6 M-Series pedals, as well as from classic Line 6 stompbox modelers such as the DL4, MM4, FM4, and DM4. There are also presets created specifically for bass players, as well as individual bass amp and cab models.

Additional features include a choice of true bypass and DSP bypass with trails, a stereo effects loop for patching other pedals into the signal chain and 4-Cable Method setups, a jack for connecting two external footswitches or expression pedals, extensive MIDI control, IR (impulse response) loading capabilities, and a multichannel 24-bit/96kHz USB audio interface. The free HX Edit app allows you to customize nearly every aspect of the pedals operation, create, save and load presets. It also provides preset librarian capabilities, IR loading, and more.

Features:

- Utilizes the same DSP chip and HX Modeling as Helix
- Compact yet extremely powerful
- Highest possible audio quality throughout, plus both true bypass and DSP bypass with trails
- Over 300 effects and models from Helix, M-Series, and legacy Line 6 products
- Up to 6 simultaneous amp, cab, and effect blocks (including a looper and IR loading) provide extensive tone-crafting options
- A complete guitar or bass rig in one pedal
- 3 capacitive-sensing footswitches with color-coded LED rings facilitate ease of use and fast editing
- Split/parallel signal paths provide flexible routing for both simple and complex signal chains
- TRS dual expression pedal/footswitch input extends creative control capabilities
- Stereo effects loop (mono/stereo TRS send + stereo returns) facilitates use with other pedals

Does it all!3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton Downtown, Alberta
Where I feel this unit excels--in particular, over the full-sized units--is its ability to integrate with an existing pedal board (at least, that's how I'm using it). I'd dabbled in amp modeling, in the past, but kept coming back to my analog effects pedals into a couple of of decent tube amps. Adding the HX Stomp, to my pedal board, gives me the ability to use my traditional pedal board in just about every conceivable way. Want to practice with headphones? You bet, just plug them in! Record direct into your DAW? Yup! Run direct to a PA system? Super easy! Run it like a traditional pedal into a tube amp (no amp or cab modeling)? Absolutely! Run it into a power amp into an extension cab? Works like a charm! Use the preamp models into the effects return of of an amp? Sounds killer! You can also combine these set ups. For example, I've got one stereo preset where the left output is a modeled amp going to a power amp and extension cab, and the right output (with no amp modeling) out to the input of a tube amp. Line 6 deserves huge kudos for the thought that went into this product. The sounds? Some of the amp and cab models I don't care for. But there are more than enough options to find a few that you'll love. The amp models also respond to pedals much like their real world counterparts. Playing direct, or through headphones, no longer has to be a tone compromise! Cons? It's almost too small. If you use all of the inputs (say for a four cable set up), it starts to turn into a bit of an octopus. The screen is a bit hard to read while standing (at least for me). And the knobs seem like they could be easily bumped by a clumsy foot. I'm crossing my fingers that the knobs are sturdy.
Posted by Lefty on Apr 23, 2019
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Best studio purchase yet1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBurlington, Ontario
I bought the HX stomp primarily for its amp models in the studio, and I was blown away at the quality of the models. Although I don't love most of the factory presets, creating and editing new presets is super easy (even for a luddite like me) and within minutes I was creating amazing amp tones. My favourites are the Fender amp models (Twin, Deluxe and Champ), and the HiWatt model was also a really nice surprise. The Friedman model is great for more saturated tones, though I wasn't too fussed with the Mesa models. I still have yet to dive into all the various amp models, as there are so many! The effects are amazing, too. Even the distortions are very serviceable, particularly the Minotaur (Klon clone). Check out Pete Thorn's video for a good demo on what this thing can do. This is a must for studios, and can also be a full rig if your amp goes down on stage.
Posted by Myke on Mar 20, 2019
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A Helix for your gig bag3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
Opinions about the quality of the Helix amp and effects models aside, the HX Stomp is by far the most powerful and most compact DSP rig you get right now. It's basically a Helix with a 6 module limitation. If your signal chain can fit within that limitation, this can be your entire rig ? in something that easily fits into a gig bag pocket.
Posted by Dave Cheng on Jan 14, 2019
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Awesome multi-effects unit3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary, Alberta
Line 6 has created an incredible product in the HX Stomp. Perfect for taking along for practices, travel or gigging when you don't want to haul along the full sized version. Of course at $800, it is missing some features that it's big brothers offer. The single DSP chip limits you to 6 blocks. If you run an amp and cab IR, that takes up two blocks leaving you with only 4 pedal choices. In some ways, that's good as it forces you to focus on what you need. In other ways, it defeats the purpose if you end up having to add extra pedals to make up for the lack of blocks. Line 6 has a great history of supporting their products, and given this is in the line-up with arguably their most popular products, I'm hoping they'll be supporting it for many years to come!
Posted by Jim on Jan 2, 2019
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Broke After 8 Days3 of 11 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWinnipeg, Manitoba
There's a lot to love about this unit; sounded great, the computer interface was well designed, good connection options. Sadly, attempting to update the firmware bricked it. Looking at other options now. And as always, I was well-taken care of by the sterling staff at Long and McQuade.
Posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2018
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L&M @ NAMM 2019: Line 6 HX Stomp & Relay G10S
Description: Andy from Line 6 shows us the new Relay G10S guitar wireless system and the HX Stomp at NAMM 2019.