#1
Hi guys!

Since everyone's bashing on the Line6 Spiders I just wonder what makes you do that, since personally I'm very happy with them.
Please post your opinions and clear arguments! (I mean clear, because otherwise this will be a flamewar ^^)

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#2
There's nothing wrong with them. People just bash stuff to make their penises feel better.

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Sometimes that's not the case.

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#3
When i was just starting out and bought a spider i thought the same thing, "why do people hate them? i think they sound good..." and they did, to a beginners ear. Once you hear better amps and learn what sounds good you can hear how "digital" they sound. They're great practice amps, but they don't hold up to other better amps.

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#5
A: They sound very digital.
B: These threads are against the rules.

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Edit: V Enjoy your horrid tone then.
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#6
Nothing. Tube fanatics defend their outdated technology.
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#7
For smaller wattage practice amps they aren't that bad.
The problem lies in once you get to the 30watt+ models you could be getting a lot better tone for your money and it's mostly just the spider 3's. The spider 2 sounded quite a bit better and the spider 4 was an improvement from what I hear.
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#8
They sound very digital is all.

The Spider Valve however is fantastic, it's a line 6 but its all tubed.
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#9
Personally I really like the Spider 4; that's the stuff. Every other amp I try doesn't have enough bass.
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#10
There's better amps in the same price range, the distortion is very buzzy and digital & they're unreliable. They're definitely not all that they're hyped up to be by guitar stores and magazines.
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#11
Could someone please define how "digital" sounds?
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#12
sounds like its electronic.. technoy...
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#13
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Could someone please define how "digital" sounds?


Plug into a Spider.

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#14
Quote by Alex Vik
A: They sound very digital.
B: These threads are against the rules.

A: Can't really double that, but I've not much practise with tube amps. A friend of mine has one and that thing sounds awfully muddy.
B: Gotta check up on that, haven't read into the rules good enough it seems.

And I guess "buzzy" is rather subjective, since I myself really like that extremely driven tone that the Spider makes with Insane settings. Fits my playing style.

I guess in the end it's mostly down to what anybody likes with the addition that the Spiders sound "digital" (in whatever way that is... haven't compared yet).

Greetings
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#15
I love them and though you might say I'm a beginner because I've only been playing for a little over a year but I think they sound fantastic. I went to guitar center for 3 hours when checking out amps and I could not find an amp that suited me better. I don't like fender amps because they are way to retro and don't give a cutting edge sound as well. vox's were just kinda confusing, I thought the line 6 had much better distortion options than the peavy's, they were reasonably priced unlike the marshal's, and I just found the fact that It had almost every effect I wanted besides a wah and a few minor things built in. My Spider IV 15 watt rocks and I plan to get a larger spider for christmas next year. Everyone has a different opion about sound though. But still I don't understand the Spider hate either?
#16
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I love them and though you might say I'm a beginner because I've only been playing for a little over a year but I think they sound fantastic. I went to guitar center for 3 hours when checking out amps and I could not find an amp that suited me better. I don't like fender amps because they are way to retro and don't give a cutting edge sound as well. vox's were just kinda confusing, I thought the line 6 had much better distortion options than the peavy's, they were reasonably priced unlike the marshal's, and I just found the fact that It had almost every effect I wanted besides a wah and a few minor things built in. My Spider IV 15 watt rocks and I plan to get a larger spider for christmas next year. Everyone has a different opion about sound though. But still I don't understand the Spider hate either?


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hey man some people prefer new mustangs to old mustangs. I respect their right to think that. But they are also wrong. If spiders were the best ever then like every body would be using them cuz they are so good and affordable and awesome and fender is like those old pontiac gto's man they are so retro I like the new ones better cuz they have so many cool lights and buttons and stuff on the outside and they are so sleek and come in all sorts of colors and i can plug my mp3 player in.

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#20
i don't think Metallica uses spider amps.

I have a spider II. It's a fine practice amp, but nothing more.

Try playing Opeth on that thing
#21
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James from Metallica uses them and so does Slipknot (well Line 6's at least). They don't sound like they have a digital tone. Heck Metallica is a lot of guitarists favorite band including my favorite.


Line 6 =/= Spiders

Its like Toyota. Its got cars for the poor man, and its got cars for the rich dudes.

Try a Vetta then try a Spider, and you'll see why a Spider is disliked.
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