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Old 02-18-2013, 06:42 PM   #1
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Hi guys, I recently got a new amp and decided to show it off here!

This is it: Line 6 Spider Jam 75W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp

I ordered it yesterday and can't wait! I'll be using an ESP LTD EC-1000T-FCSB.
I saw this and compared it to a Peavey Valveking which I also considered and decided to get it because I was told it was better, and a better value(built-in effects).

Should I keep it or tell them to cancel the order?
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:46 PM   #2
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So you've already ordered it & now you're asking for advice? Interesting.
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I'm sort of doubting my decision.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:50 PM   #4
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That amp will do that guitar no justice.

I mean... if you're having any second thoughts at all, and you can still cancel, I would.

Then answer these questions here and we can put you on the right path http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/foru...d.php?t=1387138

(Which should have been your first step anyway.)
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:37 PM   #5
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:45 PM   #6
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The only Spider that is diecent is the Spider Valve. I owned a spider 1 combo when they first came out (2000ish) and it was a cool concept that at the time was pretty diecent. You have so many modeling amps now that the spider is not that great when compared to the others.

I would rather have the ValveKing over the spider and thats from a ex-spider owner
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:53 PM   #7
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I just realized the comedy of the fact that they've put out over 4 Spiders and they are still terrible.

Even the Spider Valve is terrible, IMO, when placed next to it's competitor (Vypyr Tube). It costs 2x as much and sounds 1/2 as good.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:02 PM   #8
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I just realized the comedy of the fact that they've put out over 4 Spiders and they are still terrible.

Even the Spider Valve is terrible, IMO, when placed next to it's competitor (Vypyr Tube). It costs 2x as much and sounds 1/2 as good.

I'll give it to the first spider series, they were the first budget modeling combo I could find 13 yrs ago.

I had a SV HD100 for a few yrs when they first came out, and they were ground breaking at the time, but The vyper tube is deffinately a really good amp. There are a few models on the Vyper tube I like better than the SV and a few that are better on the SV than the Vyper tube.

I have a feeling TS is trolling just by his name.........
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:06 PM   #9
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And how many hours did you spend creating decent patches on the SV? The stock patches are shitful extremis.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:11 PM   #10
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I haven't tried making my own patches on a SV. The stock sound just murdered any interest I had in that amp. $900 for that thing is a complete joke.

I'm sure it can sound much better when you spend time with it. But it still has a laughable selection of FX & customization in general compared to the Vypyr. Just not worth bothering with IMO. If you're gonna go L6, go Vetta or go home.
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I couldn't find a decent plexi tone on the SV. If a modelling amp can't pull a passable plexi wtf use is it?
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:28 PM   #12
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And how many hours did you spend creating decent patches on the SV? The stock patches are shitful extremis.

It took over a year of constant tweeking to get 4 good patches up and running. And even after that I was never really satisfied with the overall tone. The SV just seemed to lack something and was hard to cut through the mix without sounding harsh and brittle. I would say it is a good modeling amp, but most amps that do 1 thing will do that thing better than the SV.
I sold the SV when I bought my Marshall JCM2000 because I was using the plexi model and there was something missing.
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Well imagine what it was like for me; straight from a hand built jtm45 and 18W'ers to a SV. Something missing you say? Everything missing if you ask me. Anybody that thinks the SV plexi model sounds like a plexi has never played anything even remotely plexi like.
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Well imagine what it was like for me; straight from a hand built jtm45 to a SV. Something missing you say? Everything missing if you ask me. Anybody that thinks the SV plexi model sounds like a plexi has never played one.

I agree the plexi model on the SV does not sound much like a real Plexi at all.
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One would think that a plexi would be one of the first things you'd want to get right. If they can't manage that .......
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:31 PM   #16
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Yeah dude cancel that item. Their not good. and as others have said they've been through how many models and still manage to sound like shyt.
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Cancel your account name as well, TS.
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I just realized the comedy of the fact that they've put out over 4 Spiders and they are still terrible.

Even the Spider Valve is terrible, IMO, when placed next to it's competitor (Vypyr Tube). It costs 2x as much and sounds 1/2 as good.
Depends what sort of sound you're after and how long you're willing to spend dialing in a tone. The Spider Valve can do a helluva lot more than the Vypyr Tube can, plus they've got inherently different tones since the Spider Valve is rocking twice the valves for the preamp; their gain structures are really quite different. They're equal, really. It's like saying a Dual Rectifier is better than a JCM800 which is better than a Twin Reverb which is better than a Dual Rectifier. Different strokes, different folks.

But there is no denying the Spider IV is atrocious.
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I'm sort of doubting my decision.

Lol at the user name, seriously cancel/ return the order and comeback with a new thread as prescribed above.
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Depends what sort of sound you're after and how long you're willing to spend dialing in a tone. The Spider Valve can do a helluva lot more than the Vypyr Tube can, plus they've got inherently different tones since the Spider Valve is rocking twice the valves for the preamp; their gain structures are really quite different. They're equal, really. It's like saying a Dual Rectifier is better than a JCM800 which is better than a Twin Reverb which is better than a Dual Rectifier. Different strokes, different folks.

But there is no denying the Spider IV is atrocious.


What makes it different than the other models?
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