The soul of a pedal, the power of a rack.
The Line 6 M13 Stompbox Modeler has the soul of a multi effect pedal and the power of a rack. It boasts a complete collection of the immortal stompbox effects, stompbox simplicity, rock-solid construction...
"The guitarist’s rack gear mainly comprises analog and digital effect pedals—including Line 6 M13 for modulation effects, and analog JHS and Walrus—controlled via MIDI by the [RJM Mastermind GT16](https://equipboard.com/items/mastermind-gt-16-midi-foot-controller)." - [*Mix Online*](http://www.mixonline.com/news/tours/all-access-onerepublic/368344).more
“Our last album had a lot of sounds, so it was impossible for me to make them all come on at the same time, so I had to resort to a multi-effects. “And I was pleasantly surprised. I’d always had a bit of a thing - I guess a lot of people do - about multi-effects pedals, like they’re inferior, but for what I needed it for, it was great. And it has a looper in it, as well.”more
In this [interview](http://www.musicradar.com/us/news/guitars/interview-school-of-seven-bells-benjamin-curtis-on-new-album-ghostory-540836), Benjamin Curtis of [The Secret Machines](https://equipboard.com/band/the-secret-machines), and [Tripping Daisy](https://equipboard.com/band/tripping-daisy), says, "It's probably not the coolest thing in the world because it's not boutique, but I just love the Line 6 M13 [Stompbox Modeler]. I know everybody's using it, but man, it's just great. There's a reverb on it called 'Particle Verb,' and it's a sound I've been trying to make for years. It sounds like a drunken London Symphony Orchestra or something like that."more
And then that’s going down to the mother of my rig, the Line 6 M13, which I use on everything pretty much. And to control that, I just bought a pedal switcher. I have a Red Witch Fuzz God II – lots of noises in that. It’s awesome. It’s pretty much related to the Z.Vex Fuzz Factory. And then I have a Boss Super Shifter that I use for drops and whatnot. And I’m controlling my M13 with an Ernie Ball 25k volume pedal as an expression pedal, and I have another Ernie Ball Jr regular volume. Then I have a regular Dunlop Crybaby wah pedal but I took it apart and changed all the inductors on the inside, so it’s fatter when it’s closed. I nerd out, man. I sit there with my solder machine, take shit a part and put it back together til I like what I hear. So that’s what I’ve got. And other than that, a lot of my effects are whatever I can grab, whether it’s glass bottles, air conditioner systems on stages, or whatever Jason breaks I’ll take pieces of it off the floor and start drilling it into my guitar.more
"...I have a lot of pedals but my favorites are the Line 6 M9 and M13 pedalboards. They have all the effects I want and I like most of them. I’m really not into the distortions of those boards but delays, modulations, and compressors are great. They have weird synth sounds I like to use sometimes..."more
Luke Weiler of Positive Mental Trip used a Line 6 M 13 stompbox Modeler for a short amount of time while touring in 2009-2010. He saw a girl use it in florida while on tour in 2008 and thought it sounded good on her violin. However the line 6 M 13 had a “ghost on the machine” issue and turned on and off and very important festival gigs and large club gigs. “Basically that pedal not only ruined my show but also ruined my reputation with those promoters and clubs in that city. It’s a terrible feeling when your pedal keeps turning on and off like that during a gig and your the main musician carrying the show. To watch possible fans walk out of the venue and know they will never come see your act again is the worst. It was not a cheap pedal I bought it new for $500 from guitar center. I was so sickened by the sight of it I gave it away for free to a bass player who could use the filters in it on bass and the looper.”more
The soul of a pedal, the power of a rack.
The Line 6 M13 Stompbox Modeler has the soul of a multi effect pedal and the power of a rack. It boasts a complete collection of the immortal stompbox effects, stompbox simplicity, rock-solid construction, and much more.
A complete collection of immortal stompbox sounds
Teeming with over 100 immortal distortions, reverbs, delays, and more, the Line 6 M13 pedal offers instant access to an arsenal of history's most celebrated stompbox sounds.
Get 19 celebrated analog and digital delays, 18 distinctive distortions from creamy to crazy, 12 reverbs from modern (particle verb) to vintage (spring reverb) to ancient (cave reverb), 26 vibey filters including wahs and pitch effects, 22 tangy mods including expressive trems and phasers, and 12 compressors and EQs that squash, gate and color.
The Line 6 pedal lets you use up to four models simultaneously, in any order and in any combination. It's like having a gigantic pedal board (without all the tangled cords and overloaded power strips) stuffed into a convenient, easy-to-use package.
Included are all the models from best-selling Line 6 pedals and rack gear DL4 Delay Modeler, DM4 Distortion Modeler, FM4 Filter Modeler, MM4 Modulation Modeler, Verbzilla, Echo Pro and others.
The Line 6 M13 Stompbox Modeler is easy to use, just like a classic stompbox. Tweak your tones on the fly using the dedicated knobs. No menus, no saving, no hassles-just turn the knobs and you're done. And your settings remain when you power down!
Four bright LCD screens show parameter names and values, and the built-in chromatic tuner.
The 28-second looper is always at the ready with dedicated footswitches for Play/Stop, Undo/Redo, Rec/Overdub, Half Speed, Reverse, Play Once, and Pre/Post. You're free to adjust your sounds while looping or overdubbing.
Up to 48 different pedal boards
Different arrangements of models, or pedal board "scenes," can be created for each of your gigs-one for your metal band, one for your punk band, one for your Top 40 gig…you get the picture. No more tearing up Velcro just to swap one or two pedals. Create and save up to 48 scenes. (Scenes can be backed up to your computer via MIDI in/out.)
Ins and outs
M13 Stompbox Modeler plays well with others. Take advantage of the stereo FX loop and put your other effect pedals in front, behind or even in between M13 Stompbox Modeler's models.
Prepared for any live or studio situation, Line 6 M13 guitar pedal features mono/stereo inputs and outputs (with True Analog bypass or DSP bypass), mono/stereo assignable FX sends and returns, MIDI input and output and two expression pedal inputs.
Total stompbox experience
Built tank-tough with all-metal construction, Line 6 M13 multi effects pedal is designed to survive on-stage abuse. From the chassis to the footswitches, it'll withstand constant stomping.
M13 Stompbox Modeler's treasured stompbox tones, built-in chromatic tuner, 28-second looper and bonehead simplicity will prove totally indispensable (not to mention highly addictive).
Check the Line 6 website for software updates that increase the power of your Line 6 M9 Stompbox Modeler!
The M13 presents a breadth and depth of sounds and opportunities to combine them that is frankly mindblowing. It's been a trusty and reliable steed for many years. However, I currently use it in combination with a BOSS ME-50 and a Line 6 Spider Valve 212 (which I use to switch between clean, crunch and distorted settings with and FBV Shortboard), and to simplify switching and set-up times, I'm planning to retire all three of those, in favour of a GT-100. As per my review for that item though, the GT-100 seems incapable of replicating some of the filter and synth effects that I rely on in the M13, so it may have to stay in the rig until a software update is released for the GT-100.
Used to have it, You can have 4 stompboxes at the same time with 3 different pedals per stompbox. The bad thing is too big and heavy. I prefer M9. Check my review of M9, the effects are the same.
This is one of the very few Line 6 products that I love. Possessing the capabilities of 100+ effects and a floorboard-like arrangement, it is incredibly easy to use for any guitarist at all familiar with pedals. Its best sounds are its reverbs and delays, as they accurately emulate the units they model. I'm not as familiar with the filters and mods to know how accurate they are, but they sound good to my ears. The one sort of letdown are the drives. They don't sound as organic as their real-world counterparts, as they lack warmth and complexity; however, they aren't terrible and I use them with confidence, even if they don't stand up to personal scrutiny.
Instead of buying a dozen different pedals, I opted to get the Line6 Stompbox Modeler. It has good distortion, delay, reverb, among many other effects, and a couple different effect settings to boost your signal before it hits your amplifier. I added an expression pedal in order to mold the speed of my delay on the fly.
The samples in this board are pretty good. I can't get the sound out of the tube screamer that I get from my Ibanez. I like the spring reverb - very Fender-like. It has a very deep reverb that I enjoy pairing with my Les Paul to get that classic Fleetwood Mac Echo often used by Danny Kirwin and Bob Welch, the kind you hear on Future Games and Show Me A Smile. There are a lot of samples to choose from for those who love many different effects.
A more versatile board I cannot imagine. The amount of effects this thing emulates is staggering. And by emulating, I mean virtually exact copies. A/B'd several of the stomp models with the real thing and cannot tell the difference. This is the ultimate all in one pedal board. I don't know how much all these effects would cost individually but I know I don't have that kind of money.