Poll: Recommend?
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Yes
9 20%
No
37 80%
Voters: 46.
#1
To anyone who has owned, owns, or has used these amps, would you recommend I buy one?
#3
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What wattage?

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#4
No, not for any wattage. I'd much rather grab a Cube or Vypyr or even better a flextone
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#6
For a practice amp, I'd say go for it. They get a bad rap, but that's because people want perfect tone out of an amp they payed budget price for. The Roland Cube is probably better, so check that out.
#7
15-30 will be fine as long as you dont blast it at ten in which case id assume they will sound bad like the higher wattage spiders but maybe im wrong
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#8
If you want good tone, don't get a Spider 3.
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#9
Dont get a 75 watt, well any watt if your looking to gig, their ok for practice though.
#10
I would reccomend one, ive got the 75 watt. they have a lot of different tones you can get, but id still say a marshall is better. but these amps have great tones and good settings, ranging from clean, to twang, to blues, to crunch, to metal, and insane. they all sound good, the clean setting is great too. its worth the money.
#12
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I would reccomend one, ive got the 75 watt. they have a lot of different tones you can get, but id still say a marshall is better. but these amps have great tones and good settings, ranging from clean, to twang, to blues, to crunch, to metal, and insane. they all sound good, the clean setting is great too. its worth the money.

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for a practice amp they are ok, but their are better amps
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Quote by FallenByohazard
I would reccomend one, ive got the 75 watt. they have a lot of different tones you can get, but id still say a marshall is better. but these amps have great tones and good settings, ranging from clean, to twang, to blues, to crunch, to metal, and insane. they all sound good, the clean setting is great too. its worth the money.

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#14
Get a Peavey Vypyr, it sounds much less digital, mainly because the distortion is all analog on the back, while the Spider III isn't, the Peavey Vypyr (15watt to 120watt and includes 2 all tube versions) is a much better amp.
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#15
Quote by Pennderinn
Get a Peavey Vypyr, it sounds much less digital, mainly because the distortion is all analog on the back, while the Spider III isn't, the Peavey Vypyr (15watt to 120watt and includes 2 all tube versions) is a much better amp.

Correct.

I do suggest also looking at a used Line 6 Flextone, though.
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#16
Obvious troll is obivious
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#20
If you're not trolling, and are determined to get a Spider III, wait for the Spider IV and try it out.

Otherwise get a Roland Cube.
#22
You may be asking a legitimate question in your mind but to create a poll on UG about Spider amps, esecially in GGnA, is asking for trouble. You're 22 and in Toronto so my guess is you are pretty smart. Spiders are OK practice amps. That's it.

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#23
This thread is just begging for trouble. If you need further amp help, start a new thread following the suggestion of 311ZOSOVHJH.
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