Line 6 Monkeys Take Over Nashville

On July 18, 2003, a swarm of red monkeys invaded Nashville, TN. No one in attendance knew quite what to make of these tone-obsessed primates, but one thing was for sure, they brought some pretty cool gear with them. Line 6 introduced the new Vetta II, an update to the flagship Vetta, which debuted at the very same place two years ago. The new version features even more of the best amp models, a wider range of effects, and Variax connectivity. The new Bass PODXT line was also introduced. This long awaited update to the Bass POD series showcases the best bass tones ever produced with meticulously crafted amp models, premium EQ and compression, and more effects models than ever before. It is available in a desktop model (Bass PODXT) and a rack-mounted version (Bass PODXT Pro).

Line 6 was packed nonstop with musicians, dealers and show staff alike, all curious to hear what Line 6 brought this year. Adrian Belew and Bootsy Collins were among the musical royalty that paid us a visit. There were continuous demos throughout the show in the Line 6 Demo Theater, showcasing Vetta II, Bass PODXT Pro, Variax, and HD147.

But perhaps the highlight of the show was when famed Spanish beat poet Armando Fink and his band the Swollen Mosquitoes put on their show. Dr. Fink and company played once a day over the three-day show, drawing in huge crowds with smooth, Latin-flavored jazz and poems that left everyone scratching their heads.

In the end a good time was had by all. See you next year, Nashville. Go Predators!