#1
Hi everyone,
I am an intermediate guitar player (i play just for fun alone in home), so i am gonna buy a new amp for house (fun) use, i am attracted by line6 spider jam for its playback tracks, i play mainly rock/hard rock but i must admit that is pricy and 75 watt is way too much for home use.
So i wanted to ask what you guys think about this amp as an ultimate tool for home fun, does it suits for silent home playing (75 watt) and if it's a good value for the money?

Here is the amp:
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Line-6-Spider-III-Jam-75W-1x12-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=481289
#3
Just get a Peavey Vypyr 30 and a Boss RC-1 or something.
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#4
I've just recently bought the Peavey Vypyr 30 and i'd tried the Line6 spider Jam in a shop before that, the Peavey Vypyr 30 is lyk 100quid cheaper and is better in my opinion, just one thing, no song presets so u've gotta actually turn the nobs urself.... 2 bad :p haha
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#5
get a different amp and a boss rc2 .

But you have to remember in order to use it you have to have an effects loop.
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#6
Peavey Vypyr FTW!!! seriously ive played and compared both and the vypyr 30 is the way to go.I ended up picking myself up one and It's plenty loud for home use and the tone and effect possibilities are endless!
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#7
Peavey Vypyr + sanpera II Footswitch...
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I've just recently bought the Peavey Vypyr 30 and i'd tried the Line6 spider Jam in a shop before that, the Peavey Vypyr 30 is lyk 100quid cheaper and is better in my opinion, just one thing, no song presets so u've gotta actually turn the nobs urself.... 2 bad :p haha


What's the problem with the spider jam?
#9
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What's the problem with the spider jam?

Spider = BAADDDD !!! (almost every thing about this amp is bad)
Vypyr = GOOOOODD !!!
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What's the problem with the spider jam?

It sounds like crap?
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Spider = BAADDDD !!! (almost every thing about this amp is bad)
Vypyr = GOOOOODD !!!


And what's the advantages of the Vypyr?
#12
Quote by rocker313
And what's the advantages of the Vypyr?

It doesnt sound as digital as the spider.
MUCH more reliable than the spider
the amp models are based on REAL amps (6505,Deizel,BadCat,VOX AC,etc.)
Quality effects
STOMPBOXES !!!
Optional sanpera II footswitch
the sanpera II gives you FULL control of the vypyr's effects and stompboxes
over 400 presets instead of 12
2 expression pedals wot the wah and Digitech Whammy effect

Spider:
DIGITAL PIECE OF CRAP !!!
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Which one should i get:

VOX VT30
Fender Super Champ
Blackheart Little Giant Half-Stack
Peavey Vypyr 30
Blackstar HS5


HELP!!
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Which one should i get:

VOX VT30
Fender Super Champ
Blackheart Little Giant Half-Stack
Peavey Vypyr 30
Blackstar HS5


HELP!!

what GENRES DO YOU PLAY???????...........

if you dont answer this question after one post IM MA GETTIN TEH HAMSTAHH !!!!
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what GENRES DO YOU PLAY???????...........

if you dont answer this question after one post IM MA GETTIN TEH HAMSTAHH !!!!


rock/hard rock
#16
he said what genres he plays in the first post.
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he said what genres he plays in the first post.

sorry i didnt read that
i guess if you want your first tube amp you should be good with the Blackheart + a TUbescreamer....
the vypyr is more metal than rock....
the vox is also a good option and the Fender
i dont know about the Blackstar cuz i have never tried one......
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sorry i didnt read that
i guess if you want your first tube amp you should be good with the Blackheart + a TUbescreamer....
the vypyr is more metal than rock....
the vox is also a good option and the Fender
i dont know about the Blackstar cuz i have never tried one......


Ok, here is the final choice:

Peavey Vypyr30
Vox VT30

Which one is better for hard rock stuff?
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Quote by rocker313
Ok, here is the final choice:

Peavey Vypyr30
Vox VT30

Which one is better for hard rock stuff?

the Vox.......
BUT the Blackheart is still an option if you wanna have your first TUBE amp......
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Save yourself heartbreak, sweat and tears. Get the peavey vypyr.

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#21
All right,
I think i will get Peavey vypyr + sanpera II instead of the Vox essentially for the Stompbox (effects that aren't present in the vox like fuzz which i like).

Thanks guys.
#22
Get the peavy vypyr. If you want to play along the vypyr has an input and you can plug an ipod in it or even your computer into it and play whatever kind of tracks you want. It even has this feature in the 60 watt tube version.
#23
AW, i red so many bad experiences of reliability of the peavey vypyr, Vox AD30 seems more reliable for years.
I have a pocket pod, can i use it with the vox ad30 to get metal tones and can i plug an ipod or mp3 player in the vox like for the peavey?
#24
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AW, i red so many bad experiences of reliability of the peavey vypyr, Vox AD30 seems more reliable for years.
I have a pocket pod, can i use it with the vox ad30 to get metal tones and can i plug an ipod or mp3 player in the vox like for the peavey?

just stick with the Vypyr there are 1 in 10 chances that your peavey will be a lemon....
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#25
everyones jumping on the spider hate wagon


honestly,
I've played the spider jam, and found it to be fairly good in its own way. It's got alot of options and would be fine for home use, and you can muck about with it and play lots of different styles.

It wouldnt be an amp for gigs or anything though because it doesnt give the best tone, but it is versitile. Soundwise, the spider jam is a big improvement from the previous spider models i have tried.

I've never played a vypyr but i think the cheaper price on this would be a good reason to get the vypyr, but i'm not sure how versitile it is compared to the jam, i should probably research the prices and details of this amp.

You're best trying them out to be honest,
Find out what you like and don't let other people tell you that an amp is crap just because theyre jumping on a band wagon. Previous spider models WERE pretty bad, but the jam sounded quite good to me.
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#26
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just stick with the Vypyr there are 1 in 10 chances that your peavey will be a lemon....


Just to be sure of the style of the amp, i like slash, steve vai tones so the vox or the peavey?
#27
I have a pocket pod, can i use it with the vox ad30 to get metal tones and can i plug an ipod or mp3 player in the vox like for the peavey?
#28
i dont think so.......... just try the vypyr first and the vox and decide what amp you want to buy........
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It doesnt sound as digital as the spider.
MUCH more reliable than the spider
the amp models are based on REAL amps (6505,Deizel,BadCat,VOX AC,etc.)
Quality effects
STOMPBOXES !!!
Optional sanpera II footswitch
the sanpera II gives you FULL control of the vypyr's effects and stompboxes
over 400 presets instead of 12
2 expression pedals wot the wah and Digitech Whammy effect

Spider:
DIGITAL PIECE OF CRAP !!!



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#30
Hi everyone,
I just changed my mind, i'm not getting a modelling amp i decided to go for tube amp especially 5w because i will use it at home. Do you know good 5w tube amp to play clean stuff (eric jhonson) hard rock (slash) and if possible some metal (not heavy) without using pedals.
I have heard about many good ones (blackstar ht5, blackheart, ibanez valbee...) but which one is better for my style with affordable price (max 400$ better if less)???
#31
The Blackstar can get pretty heavy on its own.
But the blackheart with some pedals would be a good choice too. Make sure you try them out!
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#32
Hi everyone,
I just changed my mind, i'm not getting a modelling amp i decided to go for tube amp especially 5w because i will use it at home. Do you know good 5w tube amp to play clean stuff (eric jhonson) hard rock (slash) and if possible some metal (not heavy) without using pedals.
I have heard about many good ones (blackstar ht5, blackheart, ibanez valbee...) but which one is better for my style with affordable price (max 400$ better if less)???
#33
^the blackstar if you dont want to use pedals..........
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#34
Quote by WTF!!is a TAB
^the blackstar if you dont want to use pedals..........


Ok, i watched some vids of it and i really love its sound, i thought about a blackheart but i think blackstar is far better and a little bit affordable for what it is.
S**T, i'm in love
Anyway, i think i will go for it but if anyone can tell me a similar or better one with a better price(the price of the blackstar is a little bit annoying me) it will be very good...
#35
^the blackheart is good but you said you dont want to use pedals.............
grab an od and an EQ then you can play metallica on a little giant......
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Quote by WTF!!is a TAB
^the blackheart is good but you said you dont want to use pedals.............
grab an od and an EQ then you can play metallica on a little giant......


All right, i heard the blackheart but still like better the blackstar. , i will go for a blackstar.

Thanks guys.
#37
vyper + sanpera=WIN!
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vyper + sanpera=WIN!


Peavey is for heavy stuff not really for clean or crunchy, beleive me.