#1
i just had a thread goin with different amps, i got some ideas but im still wondering how the spider III 75w is, cause i heard mixed feelings about it, i play mostly hard rock and classic metal, like rhoads era ozzy, i would also like 2 know if it can get a good crazy train sound out of it?
#2
The 75 watt is horrible... THere are way better amps for that price...

I dont mind the smaller watt versions (cheaper) though...

Edit: I dont mind them for banging around the house... I couldnt ever play one for anyone...
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the 75 watt one is a bit much, i don't particularly like the spider but really, if you need practice in an apartment with alot of versatility at low voloume, the 15w will do.
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i have a line 6 spider III and i think its amazing probably one of the better digital amps and if your looking for ozzy its got crazy train setting built right into it... i have a friend with a full marshall stack in his house and he says i have a great amp, thats saying something
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Beat out my friends Dr. Z Topicclose 30-watt when I tried it.

anyway, TS, there is much better for the price. What's your budget, genre(s), and artist tone(s) you want?
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probably one of the better digital amps


Definatley not, There are many much, much better modelling amps.

Flextone.
Duotune
And the god like Vetta series.

Im not trying to be a knob or rain on anyone's parade, as i've said teh spiders just really is for a person who need's versatility, on a budget for a practice amp.

That's all.
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i have a line 6 spider III and i think its amazing probably one of the better digital amps and if your looking for ozzy its got crazy train setting built right into it... i have a friend with a full marshall stack in his house and he says i have a great amp, thats saying something

I have to disagree...
My friend had a spider III and to me it sounds too digital to play anything imo
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#12
My dad bought a 30 watt Spider III and I prefer my 20 watt Johnson over it. It's got some great spring reverb and gain. You can pretty much achieve any tone you want with it. I'm not sure if they are available everywhere though, I got it from a local guitar store.
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#13
I have a line 6 spider III 15-watt, and you can hear the tone of the "insane channel" in a 20-second demo in my profile. Hope that helps a little.

The 15-watt only has 4 presets, 2 of which are halfway decent (Clean and Insane) the other 2 which require you to mess around with the settings A LOT to get anything halfway decent (Crunch and Metal.) I'd say for a beginner, it's a good digital modeling amp. You're not going to get the "Crazy Train" effects and stuff like that from the 15W though, the 75W is the one with more presets in it.

Personally, my taste in tone has changed rediculously from crunchy metal to OD with a touch of crunch and metal...so the amp really wore out of me.

Bottom line: If you're just starting, if you don't want to buy a load of pedals and stuff for your tones, if you just want a ^#$%^ing amp, there's a cheap, decent choice right here.
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I believe this is another "TS won't come back to review the recommendations" thread.
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well what kinda amps do u guys suggest, my range is nothing above $350
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Genres?
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Spiders are godawful. I have seen two halfstacks and a combo completely crap out right in fron of my eyes (twice at shows). One of the times was right in the middle of my friend's band's set . Point is - don't get one.
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i have a line 6 spider III and i think its amazing probably one of the better digital amps and if your looking for ozzy its got crazy train setting built right into it... i have a friend with a full marshall stack in his house and he says i have a great amp, thats saying something


Haha... bet your friend has a Marshall MG stack...
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Since he asked about Crazy train....country?


XD *looks at first post* Huh, as usual I did something stupid because of my lazy-bastard-tl;dr-ness...

Anyway, this would work if you can pull out what little it is over $350;

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/B52-60Watt-1x12-Tube-Combo?sku=480046
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Thats for sure.
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wow, now i know why you guys hate these threads, their ****in everywhere!

anyways to answer your question, i very much like my spider 3 75W, imo it gets great tones for jamming at home or small gigs. all the built in tones sound like sh*t but you can create some great ones if you know what your doing.
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B-52 is on sale for $360, someone linked it earlier so plus one.
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#26
i had it. came with crap settings. changed it up a bit. did some decent eqing. end up sounding terrific. then sold it to a friend. and he loves the thing. of course it didn't sound anything like my tube amps. but not bad for a 75watt solid state. of course there are better amp within the price range. but if you ever get one don't regret it.
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I don't want to put a curse on my spider 3 but all in all it is a descent amp.
If I were you I would check out Randall amps cuz they are the best IMO.
I have the 125 watt version and I love it so far, it is loud as ^&^%. It is not the best amp I have played on nor the worst. 99% of the presets suck but good tone is definitely feasible. Don't let all the haters fool you. Line6 makes good products, most of the people that bash them are trying to fit in with the pack. Line6 would be a most profitable company if all the people on this forum who bash their amps actually owned one or knew someone who owned one.
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i know lol, i swear theres like 2 of these every day. Line 6 spider III <30w=great.
i guess its a matter of personal taste when it comes to the 75w> models, but i heard one and i didn't like it.
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I don't want to put a curse on my spider 3 but all in all it is a descent amp.
If I were you I would check out Randall amps cuz they are the best IMO.
I have the 125 watt version and I love it so far, it is loud as ^&^%. It is not the best amp I have played on nor the worst. 99% of the presets suck but good tone is definitely feasible. Don't let all the haters fool you. Line6 makes good products, most of the people that bash them are trying to fit in with the pack. Line6 would be a most profitable company if all the people on this forum who bash their amps actually owned one or knew someone who owned one.

Point 1: I agree that line 6 makes some very good products, but just about every brand will have at least 1 dodgy product aimed to trick beginners into buying a bigger amp than they need (the spider series in this case). The 15 watter is enough for practice, where you wouldn't need volume or particularly good tone, but the biggest, most expensive model offers more features, whilst not sounding any better than the 15 watter. It seems to me like you've got the "this brand is good, this brand is good" mentality based on the way you say "line 6 makes good products" and "check out randall amps, they are the best" - randall probably makes some crap amps too, among the reputable models.

Point 2: Just look at how well the spider sells - About 70% of the guitarists i know have either an MG or a spider, and the majority of them regret buying them. Not owning something also means nothing as to whether you know anything about it or not - I have to try all my guitars through either a spider or an MG before i buy them because that's what the shops round here plug you into.
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