#1
Hello all, this is my first post (I think), and I hope it will be special.

I recently purchased a 75 watt Spider Line 6 amp and an idea occurred to me. Would I be able to use the wonderful musical tool to play not only the sounds of my guitar, but the sounds of music through my ipod/a cd as well? And I don't mean just softly to jam with. I mean LOUD. Like loud enough for a dance party sort of thing. Because if so, I am even happier than I already am with my purchase.

I am aware that it has an input jack for CD players and ipods, but am wondering how loudly the music will be able to be played, and whether it not it will sound like shit. And if it will hurt the amp.

Feedback from anyone who has experience with this would be wonderful.
#2
Yeah, I've done it with my Cube 30x and a friends MG (the only thing that bastard is good for (the amp, not my friend)).

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#3
yea i have the same amp, but the thing is, when u plug in ur ipod, only the left or right pan(like in earbuds) will come thru. so like if a guitar is playing through the right pan, and ur amp is only playing through the left pan, u wont hear the guitar. jus try it on low volume, ull know whati mean. it wont hurt the amp, and it works for like rap and hip hop.

but make sure u have it set on clean, and NO effects.
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#4
It works fine on my Peavey Vypyr and I have yet to damage the amp so I can't see it damaging a line 6. It was made to make loud noises right?
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#5
Guitar speakers aren't made to properly handle all the frequencies of all the instruments in a song(ie. bass), only the guitar; doing so can slowly damage the speaker over time if played at a loud volume. Also guitar speakers aren't hi-fi so it will effect the tone of the music.

In short, I wouldn't suggest it, especially if you had nice speakers in the amp though chances are you won't be able to hear the difference for a while.
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#6
Yea man do it and it will get pretty loud and plenty loud for a party my tiny 15 watt spider can get somewhat loud
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#7
Well, I suppose it will sound as good as a hifi amp as it does as a guitar amp. This could become a thread entitled "Things Spiders do badly".
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#8
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I recently purchased a 75 watt Spider Line 6 amp.... I am even happier than I already am with my purchase.

Happy.. With.. Spider?

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#9
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Guitar speakers aren't made to properly handle all the frequencies of all the instruments in a song, only the guitar; doing so can slowly damage the speaker over time if played at a loud volume.


This

My experience when I had my Marshall MG was the sound quality from cd player or mp3 player/iPod was shit. And like mentioned earlier, you'll probably only get either left or right side of the music playing.

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Quote by justinb904
Guitar speakers aren't made to properly handle all the frequencies of all the instruments in a song(ie. bass), only the guitar; doing so can slowly damage the speaker over time if played at a loud volume. Also guitar speakers aren't hi-fi so it will effect the tone of the music.


The speakers in practice amps are usually custom speakers designed to handle music and guitar playback.That’s why the manufacturers add a jack labled “MP3 IN” to so many of them.
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#16
Thanks for all the responses guys. And if I [throw] a party the music playing won't be ACTUAL music, it will just be the shitty "music" you hear on the radio, that I'm sure most of you here, me included, hate. Ah well. Anyways...although I'm not concerned about the sound quality that type of music is pretty bass heavy so I'm not sure how nice it will sound. I guess I'll have to try it out for myself.

Also, I wouldn't be doing this often. Maybe once a twice a year for a couple hours. Or I could just borrow some speakers. Ehh.

And....why all the spyder bashing? I'm usually an acoustic guitar player but this amp seems great so far. Even the built in effects are pretty solid.
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#20
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And....why all the spyder bashing? I'm usually an acoustic guitar player but this amp seems great so far. Even the built in effects are pretty solid.


Once your ear trains up, and you see the light and buy your first all valve amp (you suddenly hear heavenly ahh's in your head), you'll understand.

I used to think my Marshall MG was great, then my ears developed, and I got to the point where I wouldn't even plug my guitar into it, unless I had to.
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