#1
So I've talked to MANY people and pickups aren't the way to go for this amp. I don't want to buy a new amp since I just got this one. I was thinking maybe a pedal instead of using the effects on the amp already?

If you say yes, any suggestions?
#2
Dude, you're in the wrong forum. There's no building or customizing in your OP.
I'll ask a Mod to move this to GG&A for you.

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#3
why did you get a line 6 if you were gunna use pedals?
you know, ive owned 8 different guitars over my lifetime, and right now i have 3. i wanna know what the hell happened...i mean the picks and cables are understandable, they disappear into thin air all the time, but guitars?

#4
BEcause you can only edit so much with that amp, and I want a pedal where i can be in full control of the sound
#5
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why did you get a line 6 if you were gunna use pedals?


Dude that's asking why would you get a cabinet if you were gonna play live.

The 150w has a ****tt load of effects, but pedals make effect switching a hell of a lot easier. The built in effects aren't all that great, either. But I could be wrong. I know one of the high up Spider models has a bunch of presets... oh well.

I'd recommend a Digitech RP355 or higher...
#6
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why did you get a line 6 if you were gunna use pedals?


this, it's a modeling amp. plus it sounds ****ty with other distortion pedals run through it, the onboard distortion sounds better than doing that. Just get a FBV express pedal.

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Dude that's asking why would you get a cabinet if you were gonna play live.

The 150w has a ****tt load of effects, but pedals make effect switching a hell of a lot easier. The built in effects aren't all that great, either. But I could be wrong. I know one of the high up Spider models has a bunch of presets... oh well.

I'd recommend a Digitech RP355 or higher...

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That's like making an arbitrary metaphor that doesn't apply to the post you quoted at all.

and if it's a stack you need a cabinet to play at all. if it isn't a stack then a cabinet wouldn't be necessary for playing live really.
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#10
This amp is not the way to go, dude.
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Yea, for a little practice amp they aren't bad but I've only know one good guitarist who enjoyed the tone.
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#14
The best pedal for that amp? The Gas pedal. So you can take it back to the store for a refund. Hopefully you're within the 30 day return period...

Then get an amp that does work well with pedals for the same price range..

Here's a couple suggestions

Bugera V22
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Bugera-V22-22W-1x12-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=502583

B-52 AT-112
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/B52-60Watt-1x12-Tube-Combo?sku=480046


If you insist on keeping the Spider III (it's really not a terrible amp as others say).
Get the ShortBoard to control all the presets and effects within the amp.
Adding effect pedals really doesn't improve it's sound...

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Line-6-FBV-Shortboard-Footswitch?sku=420880

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If you insist on keeping the Spider III (it's really not a terrible amp as others say).


Oh, but it is... Maybe not as a lower wattage practice amp, but he's got a 150w amp there.

I have a 75 watt... not one of the most brightest choices I've made...
#16
You'd be better off selling and getting a used Vetta or something
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You'd be better off selling and getting a used Vetta or something

Definitely, or even something cheaper than a Vetta if you plan on using pedals with it
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The best pedal for that amp? The Gas pedal. So you can take it back to the store for a refund. Hopefully you're within the 30 day return period...


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I was going to make some comment along the same lines but it seems unnecessary after that

But on topic: TS there's little point throwing more cash at an amp like a spider to try and improve it. I would say just get the footswitch rather than stompboxes and save the cash for a nice amp and then look for stompboxes.
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#19
Quote by jonmo1
The best pedal for that amp? The Gas pedal. So you can take it back to the store for a refund. Hopefully you're within the 30 day return period...

Then get an amp that does work well with pedals for the same price range..

Here's a couple suggestions

Bugera V22
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Bugera-V22-22W-1x12-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=502583

B-52 AT-112
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/B52-60Watt-1x12-Tube-Combo?sku=480046


If you insist on keeping the Spider III (it's really not a terrible amp as others say).
Get the ShortBoard to control all the presets and effects within the amp.
Adding effect pedals really doesn't improve it's sound...

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Line-6-FBV-Shortboard-Footswitch?sku=420880



this, definitely.
if you bought it less than 30 days ago, sell it, and buy the bugera!

this would probably come with a footswitch to switch between channels
#21
take it back. it is as bad as people say. right before i bough my xxx, the gc employees were trying to get me to buy one of these, saying things like it was as good as a 6505 and i would never need to replace it. i have played more spiders than i would have liked since then and i can say they are utter sh*t.
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You'd be better off selling and getting a used Vetta or something

Which sell as a combo for around $800 in like new condition. Great deal, they sound FAR better than the Spider (and for good reason, the most expensive spider halfstack is less than half the cost of the Vetta combo).
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#23
I don't understand. Are you saying you want one of those giant multi-effect pedals with all the different effects on it, or do you want specific individual pedals?
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