#1
So, looking for a practice amp.

I can get the Spyder 3 75W for 150, and the Roland 60 cube for 200.

My bass amp is a Roland Cube, and I love it. So I have a rather good experience with Roland Cube.

But from what I've heard, the Line 6 Spyder 3 is a pretty decent practice amp, I just have no experience with it (except maybe trying it ONCE at Guitar Center... maybe...)

So, UG. Which should I get, and why?

And please don't tell me "neither", unless you provide an immediate deal (ie "You could probably find a better amp for the same price somewhere", give a link).

Thanks a bunch
#2
Out of those two it's no contest. The Cube is useable, the Spider isn't.
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#3
Between those two amps I would definitely go for the Roland Cube. However, you should also look into the Fender Mustang and the Peavey Vypyr. They're all great practice amps and you should get the one you like best.
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#4
Now... elaborate?

Those kind of posts perturb me. What's "useable"? To gig? Hell no, I wouldn't think about that. (though, I may soon be gigging with my Roland bass... Maybe...)
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Now... elaborate?

Those kind of posts perturb me. What's "useable"? To gig? Hell no, I wouldn't think about that. (though, I may soon be gigging with my Roland bass... Maybe...)



No no no......the Cube is quality, the spider is not

Cube>the rest
#6
I also looked at some reviews. People claim it's one of the best, if not the best, SS amp around.

Cool. Might just get it then.
#7
I'm a big fan of the peavey vypyr myself, I like it better than the cube tbh. Although the cube is great too, far better than the spider.
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#8
I know I've tried the Peavey Vypyr... 30, I think it was, and I just could not like it.

Once again, Guitar Center, and everything in there sounds like ass, but eh.
#9
rule number 1 about UG: Everyone here will tell you that line 6 is sh*t, no questions asked. second thing is that most of those people will rant about their stupid peavy vypyr. I actually own both a micro cube and a line 6 120w spider. sound wise though, roland sounds the least transistor IMO. the functionality and interface is much cooler on line 6, but who cares i guess. plus the spider lacks certain basic features, like a line out lol. bottom line, look into roland cuz they make sturdy and cheap amps, but honestly buy what you think is the better deal
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I know I've tried the Peavey Vypyr... 30, I think it was, and I just could not like it.

Once again, Guitar Center, and everything in there sounds like ass, but eh.


Vox VT20+ plenty loud enough for practice the VT40+ is good enough for small gigs

The simple fact is the Vox (Valvetronix) have an actual value in the preamp giving a much less digital sound than anything other than the Roland cube. Between a Spider and a Roland cube no contest the cube is a much better amp
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#13
The Cube is definitely a better amp in general. I used to own a Spider III 75w, I liked it at first but at that point it was my first real amp. The cube is a better quality amp, better sounding. Basically the cube an all around good practice amp. Also, I believe someone mentioned a Vox Valvetronix and thats a pretty decent amp as well. If I were in your situation, I would get the cube. I love Roland cubes.
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Vox VT20+ plenty loud enough for practice the VT40+ is good enough for small gigs

The simple fact is the Vox (Valvetronix) have an actual value in the preamp giving a much less digital sound than anything other than the Roland cube. Between a Spider and a Roland cube no contest the cube is a much better amp


Tube in preamp section?

I thought the 12ax7 was in the power section for the new line of VTs?
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rule number 1 about UG: Everyone here will tell you that line 6 is sh*t, no questions asked.


It's not so much that line 6 is shit, just the spider series of amps.

Quite a few line 6 products get pretty stellar reviews, and are recommended very frequently (pod HD300/400/500/PRO, M5/13 FX unit, relay wireless units, XT live). I used to own a 75W spider III. At first I loved it. Mainly because of all the effects. Once I started trying to get a solid base sound, I quickly realized the shortcomings of the amp. The vypyrs and cubes sound way better for the money.
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rule number 1 about UG: Everyone here will tell you that line 6 is sh*t, no questions asked. second thing is that most of those people will rant about their stupid peavy vypyr. I actually own both a micro cube and a line 6 120w spider. sound wise though, roland sounds the least transistor IMO. the functionality and interface is much cooler on line 6, but who cares i guess. plus the spider lacks certain basic features, like a line out lol. bottom line, look into roland cuz they make sturdy and cheap amps, but honestly buy what you think is the better deal


Haha, is funny how you compare a micro cube with line 6 120w, dude...seriously
#18
Roland Cube hands down. That is in my opinion the best ss amp around. Plus its built like an effin tank. You could probably throw it down a flight of stairs and it would be fine.
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