REVIEW: Line 6 PODHD500

Line 6′s POD line of amp simulators is as ubiquitous in studios both home and professional as the venerable Shure SM58 mic, or a pair of headphones held together with duct tape, or old skin mags in the bathroom. From the tiny Pocket POD to the famous kidney bean-shaped desktop units to the Floor POD, there’s a POD for all people in the Line 6 line-up. The new HD range ups the ante by offering even more accurate amp models, all laid out on the floor in an extremely foot-friendly manner. The available HD models are the HD300, HD400 and HD500. Let’s look at the most kitted-out one, the HD500, shall we?

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NEWS: Steve Miller to release Let Your Hair Down

Wow, Steve Miller is sure in workaholic mode! Hot on the heels of last year’s excellent Bingo! (read my review here) comes Let Your Hair Down. Take it away, press release!

PRESS RELEASE:

LET YOUR HAIR DOWN, NEW ALBUM FROM THE STEVE MILLER BAND
SET FOR RELEASE ON APRIL 19

ALBUM RELEASE TO KICK OFF WITH TOUR BEGINNING APRIL 19
FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST GREGG ALLMAN

STEVE MILLER BAND TO CELEBRATE OPENING OF
NEW AUSTIN CITY LIMITS VENUE AT THE MOODY THEATER
WITH A SPECIAL GALA CONCERT BENEFITING KRLU FEBRUARY 24
AND NEW SEASON’S INAUGURAL TV PERFORMANCE ON FEBRUARY 26

Following the success of last year’s number one blues album, BINGO!, which was recently nominated as ‘Blues Rock Album of the Year’ by the Blues Foundation, The Steve Miller Band return with yet another new offering, Let Your Hair Down, which lands in stores April 19 on Miller’s Space Cowboy Records in partnership with Roadrunner/Loud & Proud Records. The band will kick off the album release with a Spring tour beginning April 19 featuring special guest Gregg Allman. Prior to the album release and tour, The Steve Miller Band will celebrate the opening of the new Austin City Limits venue at The Moody Theater with a sold out gala concert event to benefit KRLU-TV, Austin PBS, on February 24, followed by the inaugural live taping on February 26.

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