Headrush Gigboard VS Line 6 POD Go (comparison)
Our pick: Line 6 POD GO
With more effects, more amp models, and a much cheaper price tag, the Line 6 POD GO is an easy pick for us over the more expensive and less versatile Headrush Gigboard.
The Headrush Gigboard is tasked with the tall order of competing with Line 6 in the digital effects and amp modeling space. While Headrush holds its own with the Gigboard, they haven't been able to achieve the same type of value we see in Line 6 modelers, particularly the HX Stomp and POD GO series.
Read more: Headrush Gigboard VS Line 6 HX Stomp
With more effects, more amp models, and a cheaper price tag, the POD GO out-values the Headrush Gigboard significantly
For us, the POD GO is an easy pick, unless you're wanting the touchscreen in the Gigboard, which we're not super concerned with.
Line 6 POD GO VS Headrush Gigboard
This section allows you to see a quick and simple comparison between the two pedals. You'll see pricing and a simplified spec sheet, designed for quick analysis (a more thorough comparison table is below).
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Line 6 POD Go
Detailed Comparison Table
Not only is the POD GO a couple hundred dollars cheaper than the Gigboard, but it also has more effects, more amp models, and even more cab and mic models.
The Headrush Gigboard is also weirdly cryptic about the number of presets it provides.
The product description says "limitless" which we know can't be true because onboard presets, by definition, must have a predetermined amount of space. Needless to say, the POD GO does more with less and easily keeps us in the Line 6 column.
Multi-effects and amp modeling
Multi-effects and amp modeling
256 (2 setlists with 32 banks x 4 presets)
Onboard not listed
Number of effects
275+ effects (Helix & Legacy combined), Up to 10 simultaneous FX (6 fixed, 4 flexible)
Mandarin Rocker Drive, Ratatouille Distortion, Fuzz, Tremolo, Chorus, Vibrato, Rotary, Retro Reel Delay, Reverb, Modulator, Wah
Distortion, Fuzz, Rotary, Chorus, Flanger, Vibrato, Phaser, Reverb, Delay, Wah, Compression, EQ
80+ Guitar/Bass Amps, 39 Cabinets, 16 Mic Models
46 amps, 16 cabinets, 10 mics
1 x 1/4" (instrument), 1 x 1/4" (FX return/aux stereo)
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" (amp out), 1 x 1/4" (FX send stereo)
2 x 1/4" (L/R, mono), 1 x 1/4" (external amp out), 1 x 1/4" (FX send)
Conclusion: The Line 6 POD GO is a better value
Some of these comparisons are pretty tough, but this one is an easy call for us to make. Unless you really prefer the touchscreen interface offered by the Gigboard, there's nothing else significant that could pull us away from the proven track record of Line 6 digital modeling boxes.
Even when you get down to the fine print, the POD GO gives you more effects to work with and more flexibility.
And, somehow, it does so at a much cheaper price tag.
We suspect that touchscreens are expensive to produce in guitar pedals, which is why the Gigboard is priced so high. If the touchscreen is worth it to you, that's the main reason you should be buying it.
If you're like us and you don't care about the touch screen, go with the proven brand and the better value.
Line 6 for the easy win.
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