Nearly new Line 6 M5 stompbox offering a wide palatte of sounds to your gig rig including tap tempo and tuner. Comes in original box with instructions and power unit.


The M5, while still offering all of the same effects as its bigger Line 6 brothers, takes a different approach, in that it only allows one effect to be active at a time and has a smaller footprint - the idea being that it can be easily added to a perhaps already crowded pedalboard to provide a multi-function role.


In essence the M5 can be whatever pedal you haven't already got. The M5 effects are arranged in five categories (delay, modulation, distortion, filter and reverb) and include 19 delays, 23 modulations and 17 distortions, plus 12 compressors and EQs, 26 filters and 12 reverbs, any of which can be easily loaded into one of 24 onboard presets for easy recall.


Operation can be in mono or stereo, MIDI control is possible and you can add an expression pedal for real-time parameter changes.


As an example, consider the guitarist playing authentic-sounding covers in a function band who perhaps already has a basic set-up of an overdrive, delay and wah but might need, in the course of a night, fuzz, flanger, chorus, phaser, tremolo, rotary speaker, harmony and envelope filter sounds, all at separate times (and rarely together in the same song) - the M5 could cover the lot.


We all have our favourite handpicked pedals on our pedalboard but there are limits, both physical and financial, to the number of pedals we can easily incorporate.


While there may be a core number of pedals that will be put to sustained use while playing, perhaps an overdrive to kick the sound up a gear or a particular distortion for solos, there will also be some that are used less often, maybe just for one number during a set.


If you're playing gigs that require several of those one-offs, you'll need a lot of pedals and a big board… or just add the M5 to your core collection!


Line 6 M5 Stompbox Modeller (secondhand)