#1
anyone who has this amp, talk to me
so its like a hybrib, tube and modeling?
do they interact with each other or are they separate sections that act independently?

im looking to buy a tube amp for metal, i tried it out and sounds really good at $800, but i have to know more about it before buying it
#2
Quote by ChucklesMginty
Don't buy it based on the fact that it's got a couple of tubes in it, you are effectively buying a solid state modelling amp.

Actually it has a lot of tubes in it. Two 12AX7's in the hybrid preamp and two 6L6's in a purely tube power amp.

I've herd they actually sound pretty good though I haven't tried one out myself.

It is a hybrid modeling amp. It has a digital preamp section that is then put through a tube preamp section and tube power amp.
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#3
Quote by justinb904
Actually it has a lot of tubes in it. Two 12AX7's in the hybrid preamp and two 6L6's in a purely tube power amp.

I've herd they actually sound pretty good though I haven't tried one out myself.

It is a hybrid modeling amp. It has a digital preamp section that is then put through a tube preamp section and tube power amp.



so how does it compare to a tubes sound?
it just seems like a best of both worlds type scenario to me
#4
Not it really isn't the best of both worlds. Its only good imo when loud because you get to push the tube part rather than using the digital preamp with 2 tubes. When they went on sale a while ago, they were nice deals but not at 700 bucks. Whats your budget and genres do you play?
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Not it really isn't the best of both worlds. Its only good imo when loud because you get to push the tube part rather than using the digital preamp with 2 tubes. When they went on sale a while ago, they were nice deals but not at 700 bucks. Whats your budget and genres do you play?


budget around 900 and i play 80s metal/thrash
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#6
I tried it in a store and i didn't like it. Just like every other Line 6 spider amps, they sound awefully digital.
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#7
It is a good sounding amp to me but I look at it like this. You could spend the money on a POD and a cheaper combo all tube amp and end up with a better deal. I've been looking at the Bugera V22 combo at $349 or the Bugera 1990 Head at $449. You take one of those plus a Line 6 POD that does more than just the Line 6 amp you are talking about and you do have the best of both worlds. I mean if that Spider Valve amp was at a cheaper price point then I would think about it but it doesn't sound a lot better than the regular digital Spider. I mean it really does sound better than the solid state ones but not enough to justify the premium you are paying. That first Bugera I mentioned plus a PODX3 together only come out to $750 new and if you went for the PODxT instead then you are looking at $100 off that. You would end up with a crap more and better digital modeling power and an all tube amp to run it through if you wanted to. Whatever you decide though, Good Luck!
#8
tried it, didn't like it very much, it honestly didn't sound much different than a Spider 3

it didnt have enough gain on tap for my style either, I cranked the gain on the Insane setting with a Schecter Hellraiser Solo-6 and it was only heavy enough for early Metallica stuff if that

Plus it's a modeling amp so it's gonna be hard to find your own tone when that time comes
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#9
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