#1
I haven't heard or seen too much about these on this forum since they came out. I wondered if it was because of the spider curse or they just aren't that great.

I played one and thought it wasn't too bad for higher gain application. Note that I'm not too much into those genres myself but I know a good sound when I hear it. I noticed it got a bit fizzy when the gain was cranked too much but what high gain amp doesn't?

I came across this kids demo of the spider valve in which he is playing a epiphone. I know it doesn't sound like Tremonti's tone, but If there is any difference in quality between this tone and tremonti's I definitely don't hear it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVz5GzsPpwQ

In fact I actually prefer it. Take this live performance for example, his tone just sounds like a bunch of unarticulate buzzy nothingness.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpQujr7kTlU&feature=related

Sorry I'm not meaning to troll, just doing an honest comparison. I know there are obvious differences because it is a live performance, but that is no excuse for crappy tone.

I do want this thread to be productive so I'm just wondering, are the spider valves bad in your opinion?
#2
the problem with the quality is because its live and not recorded properly.

the kid had a good tone because it was micd and recorded well.

i have a valve and it sounds great at low volumes(which the kid was playing at) and sounds terrible when you turn it up.

a spider valve WONT sound nearly as good as a mesa(thats what he was using right?) especially at high volumes.
#4
Quote by LolCatGuitar
Even with the tubes?
Man, that is suckzorz.

Certainly doesn't make sense to me either
#5
Quote by LolCatGuitar
Even with the tubes?
Man, that is suckzorz.



well its not a full tube amp, only the power amp is tube

its a hybrid amp
#6
Quote by rickyj
well its not a full tube amp, only the power amp is tube

its a hybrid amp

No its got 12ax7s as well
#7
Quote by patriotplayer90
No its got 12ax7s as well


12AX's are power amp tubes, bud
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#10
I prefer the Vypyr Tubes to the Spider Valve, not just saying that because I own one. Tested them both out and the Spider just wasn't as good, and it's more expensive.
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#11
Quote by patriotplayer90
Hopefully you don't own a tube amp



Sorry, mixed em up. But...

...wait, why the **** am I even in this thread?

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