Headrush Gigboard VS Line 6 HX Stomp (Comparison)
Our pick: The Line 6 HX Stomp
The biggest difference between these two units would have to be the touch screen on the Gigboard, giving you a far more convenient and involved interface than what you get in the HX Stomp. Still, we like the Stomp's price tag and the quality of their effects a little better, and won't be distracted by the fancy touchscreen on its competitor.
What are the major differences between the Line 6 HX Stomp and the Headrush Gigboard? Which one is better for your rig?
For the most part, they are fairly similar devices. Both are a combination of effects processing, amp modeling, and cab modeling. All of this is done through digital signal processing and algorithms, and allows you to mix and match different effects, amps, and cabs in a simulated guitar rig.
On this page, we've built some simple comparison charts to show you where the two units differ.
To summarize, the Line 6 HX Stomp, though without the touchscreen capabilities of the Headrush Gigboard, is the more comprehensive and better-sounding of the two stompboxes. In a direct comparison between the two, we'd rather have the HX Stomp.
Headrush Gigboard VS HX Stomp
In this section we've built a simple comparison tool that highlights the Headrush Gigboard and the Line 6 HX Stomp. Use this section to see pricing and basic specs. You can also use our Sweetwater buttons which help support our site and help us make more of these comparison charts, yet at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support.
Line 6 HX Stomp
In the detailed comparison table you can see that the Line 6 HX Stomp also has a larger inventory of sounds compared to the Gigboard. The Stomp has more effects and amp models, though lacks the involved touchscreen on the Gigboard. Again, we'd rather have the extra sounds and the better-sounding tones, as opposed to the touchscreen.
Multi-effects and amp modeling
Multi-effects and amp modeling
126 user presets
Onboard not listed
Number of effects
150 Helix, 77 Legacy
Distortion, Fuzz, Rotary, Chorus, Flanger, Vibrato, Phaser, Reverb, Delay, Wah, Compression, EQ
80+ amps, 40+ cabinets
46 amps, 16 cabinets, 10 mics
2 x 1/4" (L/mono,R), 2 x 1/4" (L/R, aux in)
1 x 1/4" (instrument), 1 x 1/8" (aux in), 1 x 1/4" (FX return)
2 x 1/4" (L/mono,R), 1 x 1/4" (stereo send)
2 x 1/4" (L/R, mono), 1 x 1/4" (external amp out), 1 x 1/4" (FX send)
Summary and Conclusion: Which one?
It's important to point out that there are a ton of similarities between these two boxes and that both are solid options. But do we want to pay an extra $100 for less effects and less amp models in the Gigboard?
We also have to consider the brand recognition that Line 6 enjoys over Headrush. Line 6 is just particularly trustworthy with digital modeling gear. Remember the Spider amps way back in the day?
It's not that Headrush doesn't deserve any consideration, but we're far more comfortable with Line 6, given their track record of success in this particular area.
Again, it's the touch screen on the Gigboard that's costing you more money.
Personally, we think there are enough touchscreens these days.
Grab the Line 6 HX Stomp and feel good about it.
Questions go in the comments section. See you there.