#2
I hear more of the guitar from the recording than I do the guy whos playing the cover.
Id stay away from the Line 6. If your looking for a good practice amp, check out some of the real low wattage tube amps, like the VHT Special 6 for example.
#3
For a practice amp I think they are fine, but the majority of UG doesn't like them. I have a Spider III 75w and I like it. There's better amps out there, but for practicing and the things I need it for, it's good in my opinion.
#4
budget?
genre of music?
do you gig or just lower volume practice?
new or used?
nearest major city?
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#5
Quote by mcamp1230
I hear more of the guitar from the recording than I do the guy whos playing the cover.
Id stay away from the Line 6. If your looking for a good practice amp, check out some of the real low wattage tube amps, like the VHT Special 6 for example.


not in the solo at the end though
#6
theyre alright for practice but i get tired of how they sound after a while
check out a small tube amp instead
#7
I think they are just awful, but that's my opinion. How much are you willing to pay for a practice amp?
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#8
Quote by backapage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZP2E8-avUs

so apparently that's a Line 6 Spider II, I was thinking about getting one for a practice combo amp but my mate told me not to, but after hearing that I kind of want to still. Is it real?

you registered in 2005.


surely you know what UG thinks of the amp.


answer the questions i posted earlier.

or you are just trolling.

kthxbai
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#9
Quote by gregs1020
you registered in 2005.


surely you know what UG thinks of the amp.


answer the questions i posted earlier.

or you are just trolling.

kthxbai


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#12
Quote by obeythepenguin
On second thought, I've appropriated my brother's Spider III, and it sounds just fine. He just doesn't know jack shit about quality guitars, or setting the EQ.
This goes for most of the low-end, solid state and/or modelling practise amps. If you know what you're doing then even the crappiest amp in the world can generate a passable tone. I've seen people rock Fender Frontman halfstacks at gigs who sounded not terrible.
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#13
"line 6 spider II "

Even the person in the video doesn't like it haha

You can get some decent sounds out of it for practice but there are better things available for the money
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#14
Quote by backapage
You're*


Line 6 Spider II

Grammer Nazi.
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#15
Quote by diceksox1809
Line 6 Spider II

Grammer Nazi.


You cannot have consecutive capital letters in UG thread titles
#16
Quote by backapage
You cannot have consecutive capital letters in UG thread titles


So you're saying I can't use: LP, SG, ESP, AC/DC?

lulz, your silly.
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#17
Quote by diceksox1809
So you're saying I can't use: LP, SG, ESP, AC/DC?

lulz, your silly.

i think it only does it if you type in all caps in thread titles.

so obviously backapage must've tried to write it like this: "LINE 6 SPIDER II"
I like analogue Solid State amps that make no effort to be "tube-like", and I'm proud of it...

...A little too proud, to be honest.
#18
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#19
Quote by obeythepenguin
I don't care for the Spiders; they always sound like a pissed-off sine wave generator, and I despise the digital controls (for crying out loud, it's an amplifier, not a stealth bomber). Much as I'd love to play devil's advocate to the anti-Spider bandwagon, I'm convinced from experience they have absolutely no redeeming qualities.

If I had to choose an amp in that price range, I'd personally go with the Marshall MG. It's certainly not a high end tube amp, but at least it has a usable clean channel, and almost passable controls. Just remember, buy cheap gear and you pretty much get what you pay for.


I didn't know they had steath bombers back in the 50's were your clearly living. You despise digital controls? I've got one its got knobs and a screen its a fine layout and a very similar layout to an MG.

Although for solid state I would recommend the MG just please don't turn the gain up and do a zakk wylde impression it sounds terrible and I hate to see it.
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#20
I'm not jumping in the bandwagon, but the Peavey Vypyr is much better than the Spider, and they are about the same price.

I find that it replicates tube tones better than the Spider does, and the majority of guitarists prefer tube tones over digital tones.
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#21
Quote by obeythepenguin
Yes, but analog controls have this one really great feature: they stay right where you set them.


but you can save digital control presets, you cant do that with analog, but i prefer analog regardless
#23
Quote by obeythepenguin
You can save them, yeah, but then as soon as you touch the controls your presets are gone. And you can't see what the presets were, so if you didn't write down the numbers, you're screwed.

I've found the Spider has exactly two redeeming qualities: a decent speaker, and the CD/MP3 jack. Lousy guitar amp, but it works beautifully with my keyboard.

This is why I like the Vypyr's interface. Super easy to read.
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