VGS 2020: At Line 6, innovation is in the water. Twenty-four years since we launched our original AxSys 212 amplifier at NAMM, we’re proud of the trail we’ve blazed for modelling technology, from the game-changing POD to the best-selling Spider amp series – and even more excited about the products still to come.
Founded in 1996 by music tech visionaries Marcus Ryle and Michel Doidic, Line 6 has come a long way from our modest headquarters in Culver City, California, and the nascent modelling tools that powered our early products. But while the new Line 6 releases at the 2020 Virtual Guitar Show are worlds apart in their power, flexibility and features, the guiding concept behind our ideas factory remains unchanged.
As Ryle puts it: “Innovation is the culture of the company and all the people who work here. That’s what drives us. It’s like if you’re an athlete, you’re always trying to best your performance.”
We can look back on a track-record of Line 6 products that turned the gear scene on its head, from the DL4 delay and Vetta amp series, to the evolving range of Variax guitars, the stage and studio-ready Firehawk, and the AMPLIFi line that gives players every tone in rock ‘n’ roll history.
But the Virtual Guitar Show isn’t about the greatest hits. Here, you’ll find us firmly in the here-and-now, walking through the next-generation products that modern musicians need to move forward, from the road-ready POD Go to the latest Helix processor.
We might not be able to meet you face-to-face at The Virtual Guitar Show. But you can still expect a deep dive into the latest Line 6 products, as our designers, technicians and star endorsers demo the key features and reveal tricks of the trade you can use in your own career.
Chris Buck is the guitarist behind acclaimed British roots act Buck & Evans, and a Line 6 endorser who knows great tone when he hears it. Above, join Chris for an exclusive video demo where he drills into the pro features of the POD Go, the latest incarnation of the Helix and the Powercab active speaker system.
Next, stick around for the exclusive Q&A session, below, as Chris shares the real-world tips you need to unlock your own signature tone.
The story of Helix
Helix: Next, take an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the rise of the trailblazing Helix, as Senior Product Manager Eric Klein reveals the secret evolution of the “crazy, money-no-object, ultimate guitar processor” that has reset the bar.
Powercab with Rhett Shull
At Line 6, we’re proud to be part of the Virtual Guitar Show, and ready to embrace this new channel for bringing you the best new gear. Whatever the future of music-making looks like, we’ll be right there alongside you.