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Line 6 Releases HX Stomp XL
Jan. 22, 2021
The HX Stomp XL is new for 2021, and is essentially similar to the original Stomp, with some handy extra footswitches, and the same I/O options, all located on the rear of the device. The volume knob has been re-located to the rear and is spring loaded so you can hide it out of the way and not knock it around with your foot. This is a cool unit that gives you a cleaner solution than adding external footswitches for controlling additional parameters with your feet.
The HX Stomp XL is compatible with patches made for the original HX Stomp, and is also compatible with Helix patches that use less than 8 blocks.
Here's a FAQ posted by one of the Line 6 engineers over at the Gear Page:
So it’s just… HX Stomp, but with more touch footswitches and all the jacks on the back? For $150 more?
Because customers asked for more switches. Or kept finding clever—but way less elegant or integrated—ways to add more switches. And it was relatively easy. We’re not going to pretend it’s the most innovative product we’ve ever designed but for some customers, it’s the goldilocks form factor.
Thanks, but my personal needs require a Variax input, twice the DSP, and six switches, not eight. Why didn’t you give me exactly what I want?
So it’s like the size of two HX Stomps?
If you omit the space required for jacks on the side (even pancake jacks), more like 1-2/3 Stomps. It’s 12.5” wide (vs. HX Stomp’s 7” width). Depth and height are virtually identical.
Does it add anything else?
Hands-free Pedal Edit mode (tweak presets with your feet), 128 presets vs.126, four snapshots per preset vs. three, and you can access the 6 Switch Looper without needing a MIDI controller. Other than that, it is HX Stomp with 5 extra switches.
Does it have the Command Center?
Absolutely. In fact, a big reason HX Stomp got the Command Center in 3.0 is because we had already done the work for HX Stomp XL.
Wait, what happened to the Volume knob?
We moved it to the back panel to save room. It’s spring loaded so you can recess it into the chassis to keep your cables from accidentally turning it.
Can I use third-party power supplies?
Yes. Any power supply that works with HX Stomp should work fine with HX Stomp XL.
Can it load HX Stomp presets?
Yep, just drag ‘em in via HX Edit. It can also load Helix, Helix Rack+Control, Helix LT, Helix Native, and HX Effects presets, as long as they contain 8 or fewer blocks on a single DSP path.
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