“It’s a bargain for a complete collection of effects that most guitarists will never grow tired of”: Line 6 HX One review

More than 250 top-class HX effects models in a compact pedal? You can only use one at a time, but this could still be the pedalboard power-up you’ve been waiting for

Line 6 HX One
(Image: © Line 6)

Guitar World Verdict

The Line 6 HX One is perfect for guitarists who primarily use pedal-based rigs and want to incorporate Line 6’s outstanding HX effect models but don’t want to bother with complicated programming or multi-effects patches.


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    More than 250 high-quality effect models.

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    Simple and fast control of parameters.

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    Innovative Flux feature generates unique effects.

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    128 presets.

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    Full-size 5-pin DIN MIDI jacks.


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    Only one effect can be used at a time.

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The Line 6 HX One offers guitarists a quick and easy way to add Line 6’s HX effect models to their rigs with minimum hassle. 

The unit is about as big as an average mid-sized stompbox (like a Phase 100 but taller) so it can easily squeeze into a packed pedalboard, and its controls are smartly designed to enable quick tweaks on the fly just like a regular old effects pedal. Yet underneath its modest-looking exterior is an advanced processor that provides more than 250 pristine-sounding stereo effect models.

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Chris Gill

Chris is the co-author of Eruption - Conversations with Eddie Van Halen. He is a 40-year music industry veteran who started at Boardwalk Entertainment (Joan Jett, Night Ranger) and Roland US before becoming a guitar journalist in 1991. He has interviewed more than 600 artists, written more than 1,400 product reviews and contributed to Jeff Beck’s Beck 01: Hot Rods and Rock & Roll and Eric Clapton’s Six String Stories.