#1
So I am currently in the process of getting a job so I can save so money for a new amp, which I need desperatly for my band. We are a ska punk band and right now I am playing on our drummer's brother's Marshall cab with a Laney head. Its a really nice amp, but Im looking for a more versatile amp and one that isnt as obnoxiously loud so I can practice on it. Im looking at combo amps and the Line 6 Spider III 75w caught my eye, it appears very versatile and plenty loud enough for a band on 9 or 10 and decent for practicing, so my question being is this a decent amp for punk rock and will it have good clean tones for ska? any other amps out there in the same price range that will be a lot better?
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Line-6-Spider-III-150-Modeling-Combo-Amplifier?sku=482270
#3
inb4 the vypyr is a billion times better, and you dont need 75 watts

EDIT: i guess i wasnt inb4
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#4
i love my spider 75 spider III, but alot of people odn't seem to like them, also effects pedals don't work it
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#6
Quote by eyebanez333
You could do a lot better for $500. Would you buy used?

Most likely, if I tried it. ALthough I might look on craigs list for a great deal and if I get screwed my drummer's brother is really good at fixing amps and stuff.
#7
Spider III = instant fail if you're not a complete newbie at guitar.

If you're willing to spend 500 dollars on a practice amp, excellent choices would be the Peavey Vypyrs or the new Fender Super Champ XD. I hear you can get good sounds from them, and you'd still have some cash left over, in case you want to buy some pedals or something.
#8
Quote by Xoth
Spider III = instant fail if you're not a complete newbie at guitar.

If you're willing to spend 500 dollars on a practice amp, excellent choices would be the Peavey Vypyrs or the new Fender Super Champ XD. I hear you can get good sounds from them, and you'd still have some cash left over, in case you want to buy some pedals or something.
i have a vibro champ,same sound,just not footpedal input

you can cover almost every genre with it,and it takes pedals VERy well

i would recomend the super champ if you want to go clean to crunch
get it!

io heard vypyr's are good,but most people change their speakers

EDIT: the cleans on the spider are fail
its only somewhat good on the insane setting,so no versability
a peaqvey rage 158 is better then it
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Last edited by nowa90 at Jan 27, 2009,
#10
The Spiders natural distortion sucks ape tits.

Get a Tiny Terror combo or something for that money.

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EDIT: the cleans on the spider are fail
its only somewhat good on the insane setting,so no versability
a peaqvey rage 158 is better then it


It's the other way around.
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Quote by Nilpferdkoenig
The Spiders natural distortion sucks ape tits.

Get a Tiny Terror combo or something for that money.


It's the other way around.
it better then the rage,or that the cleans are good,and the distortion sucks?

i found the insane setting 1/3 decent
but for 400 some,it a Scam
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#12
if I was playing ska I would be looking for a used fender tube combo (check craigslist), like a hot rod deville or blues deville, something with good reverb. These amps are obnoxiously loud, but you can still play them at bedroom levels, they just won't sound as good as when you are playing at band levels.
#13
I second the fender combos, also look at peavey classic 30s. A good disto like a ProCo Rat will easily do all the punk you want.
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#14
I'm not a big fan of the vyprs but they're a lot better than spider III's, definitely worth the money more than the Line 6
#15
I have that amp but in the 15 watt version. I am just blown away by how great it is. Great cleans and amazing distortions. Go for it.
#16
Yeah after looking into the fender hot rods look great, especially if I can find one used. I know the deville is super loud and would annoy my whole family, so is the deluxe loud enough for band practice and maybe some gigs?
#17
Quote by SKAtastic7770
Yeah after looking into the fender hot rods look great, especially if I can find one used. I know the deville is super loud and would annoy my whole family, so is the deluxe loud enough for band practice and maybe some gigs?

The Deluxe would be fine. What clist are you checking?
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Quote by gregs1020
The Deluxe would be fine. What clist are you checking?

NH and northern Mass, theres not alot in the hot rod category.
#19
So much better for yur money. I have one, distortion is horrible. Pedals suck with it. Get a vyper.
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#20
http://nh.craigslist.org/msg/1009453599.html Delta Blues, under $400. It's a classic 30 with tremolo and a 15" speaker.
http://nh.craigslist.org/msg/1009119806.html Flextone II, under $400. Great modeling amp. Note - that's a decent line 6 amp.
http://nh.craigslist.org/msg/1008041950.html Mesa For $550, looks pretty clean.
http://nh.craigslist.org/msg/999053362.html Classic 50 for $500. That's a bit high, usually in the $400 range.

I'd lean towards the delta blues of those listed. I had the 210 version of that amp - it is very good for what you play.

Edit: Mass...
http://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/msg/1010115043.html That head is better than any hot rod ever made.
http://boston.craigslist.org/nos/msg/1007770135.html Another delta blues?
http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/msg/1006247334.html Blues Deluxe, again he's high at $500. $400-450 would be right.
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Last edited by gregs1020 at Jan 27, 2009,
#21
Quote by gregs1020
http://nh.craigslist.org/msg/1009453599.html Delta Blues, under $400. It's a classic 30 with tremolo and a 15" speaker.
http://nh.craigslist.org/msg/1009119806.html Flextone II, under $400. Great modeling amp. Note - that's a decent line 6 amp.
http://nh.craigslist.org/msg/1008041950.html Mesa For $550, looks pretty clean.
http://nh.craigslist.org/msg/999053362.html Classic 50 for $500. That's a bit high, usually in the $400 range.

I'd lean towards the delta blues of those listed. I had the 210 version of that amp - it is very good for what you play.

That old line 6 actually did catch my eye, I just wasn't sure if it was a lot better than the Spider III. and supposedly mesa boogie is the shiz.
#22
Quote by nowa90
it better then the rage,or that the cleans are good,and the distortion sucks?

i found the insane setting 1/3 decent
but for 400 some,it a Scam


The cleans are ok but the distortion sucks, it's just fizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
#23
Quote by SKAtastic7770
That old line 6 actually did catch my eye, I just wasn't sure if it was a lot better than the Spider III. and supposedly mesa boogie is the shiz.

The flextones are good amps. The Mesa 4x10 is pretty big. The Delta Blues or that Bassman head in Boston would also be good grabs. There was a blues deluxe as well, check my edit in my last post.
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#24
Quote by Nilpferdkoenig
The cleans are ok but the distortion sucks, it's just fizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


I agree with this. I also agree with the quote that the insane is ok, but theres really nothing else thats good on a Line 6.
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#25
Quote by John5rules125
I agree with this. I also agree with the quote that the insane is ok, but theres really nothing else thats good on a Line 6.


I like the flanger and the reverb.
#26
From a guy who owns one (ME): Don't get a Line 6 Spider.
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#27
Quote by BD 425
From a guy who owns one (ME): Don't get a Line 6 Spider.


Same...

I wish I could sell mine and finally get my cab!
#28
Quote by BD 425
From a guy who owns one (ME): Don't get a Line 6 Spider.

this is the truth.

could it be possible my friend was a noob and left the clean on the U2 setting?
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