#1
I'm looking for a new amp, and I'm not sure about what kind to get. I'm looking at a Marshall or a Line 6 Spider. Are these any good? (not sure if you need to know this, but I currently play a Les Paul Custom and I mostly play hard rock)
#2
Spiders are always NOT a good choice unless you absolutely cannot afford anything else. I wouldn't go for a Marshall MG either. They're notoriously awful.

If you're looking budget practice amps, I've heard good things about the Peavey Vypyr. Roland Cubes are good for home use as well.
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#3
I've heard a few people say Spiders aren't good, but why aren't they?

I'll be using it for practice, and also for gigs. I'd prefer not to spend over $200.
#4
$200 for a gigging amp?

good luck, brah.

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$200 for a gigging amp?

good luck, brah.

you have a better chance of finding a '59 les paul under your dad's friend's bed.

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Spiders are awful becuase they're complete computer amps with sterile digital tone.
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#6
Well for 200$, I would recommend a Vox VT15, but that's nto good enough for gigging. Maybe if you mic it up, but I wouldn't gig with it, seeing as I only use my AD30VT as practice amp.
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#7
$200 for a decent gigging amp? Maybe the used market might have something,but I highly doubt you'll be able to find what you want for that price.Save up some more money and go for a cheaper used tube combo like a valveking,crate,blackheart,blackstar,or fender.

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#8
I forgot to mention that I would be micing the amp for gigs. I'll check out some of the ones you guys suggested.
#9
Spiders and MG's are at the bottom of the pile basically. Spider does sound thin and digital and the MG is .. I don't even know what to call it. i thought there was something wrong with the amp the first time I heard one. When they said thats how it's suppose to sound i ran the other way. With just $200 you may want to see if you ccan pickup something used. I've got a Vox DA 20 that I like pretty well. But I think it goes for $250 new. If you can stretch your budget $30 to $50 you'll have better options.
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#10
Yeah man, work some extra shifts and save up like 500 bucks and you can start looking at good used amps for gigging. You will not be happy long with a 200 dollar amp for gigging.