#1
Hey,

When I started playing guitar (3-4 years ago) I bought a Harley Benton amp for $30. At the time I didn't really know that much about guitars.

Now I'm looking for an upgrade. I'm looking for a 30 watt $150-250 amp. I mainly want to play rock and metal on it. I've been thinking about a Line 6 Spider IV. Any suggestions or opinions on the Spider?
#2
Quote by ToniHellinen
Hey,

When I started playing guitar (3-4 years ago) I bought a Harley Benton amp for $30. At the time I didn't really know that much about guitars.

Now I'm looking for an upgrade. I'm looking for a 30 watt $150-250 amp. I mainly want to play rock and metal on it. I've been thinking about a Line 6 Spider IV. Any suggestions or opinions on the Spider?


generally you'll get the advice that the Peavey Vypyr is considered better option than the spider IV.
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#3
what gumbilicious said, but I personally think that the Orange Amp Crush Series has some of the best tone for a small practice amp that you can find...

The Roland Cube is another option.

Or the Vox Valvetronix.

The Line 6 Spider series doesn't have the best reputation.
#5
Line 6 Spider IV.

I have it, I enjoy it. I like having a variety of capable tones on the amp. However if you want to play only metal, then a Peavey would work well for you.

Whatever you pick you can end up enjoying. A Spider IV is capable of getting the job done, so is a Peavey, so is an Orange. I'd keep looking if I were you, not because the Spider is not worth it, but you may be able to find something that you enjoy more.
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#6
Try looking into a used Randall RG series. I have a Vypyr 30 and ended up picking up a RG100SC. I play metal as well and wanted a bit more umph than the Vypyr could give at lower volumes. I'm not a big fan of the modeling amps - think they do tons of things ok put to dial in a different type of metal sound is challenging.
#7
I'd rate the line 6 spider on par with a fender frontman with just a few added fx. If I needed an amp on a budget i'd be curious about the orange micro terror, £100 for the head and it has a valve preamp. Otherwise Vypyr, Mustang, Crush, Roland Cube, Vox Valvetronix all do an overall better sound than a Line 6.
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