Hi - not sure if this should be here or in the other gear section, but here goes.

I am not much of a guitar player, but im getting better and love it. I have an Epi Dot which is pretty nice. I play a few hours almost every day. The semi-hollow is nice because I dont need an amp and I dont bother anyone. But its not the right guitar for me. Something about it just feels off. I dont get that same feeling when I play a solid body.

So my wife bought me my dream guitar for Valentine's Day. She saw me drooling over it one night and decided that I should have it. Yeah... she rocks. Its a PRS 2013 Experience Singlecut Trem. (http://musicstorelive.com/2013-prs-experience-singlecut-trem-1-0f-50-blue-matteo-9147.html). It will be here tomorrow.

I dont have an amp. I play a lot of everything... rock, classic rock, 80s rock, current stuff... Maroon 5, Santana, Ozzy, Green Day, whatever else strikes my fancy. I dont have a style or really any clue who I am musically other than a guy that likes to play guitar.

I was looking at the Line 6 Spider IV 75 (~$300). Can I do better than that for an all around do everything practice amp (i.e. can keep it quiet enough to not wake the kids) in that price range?
Post this in the GG&A forum.

Awesome wife! Your new axe deserves a better amp than the Line 6. Follow these:

Budget? - What is practical for you and what is your limit?

Genres? - What style do you play mostly, fav guitarists, do you need cleans, etc?

New or Used? - Lots of great amps out there used, especially in a down economy.

Home or Gig? - Also important. Maybe you do both. Jamming with a drummer can be considered 'gigging' but you won't have a PA etc.

Closest City? - We aren't here to stalk you but we need to know where you are in the world roughly and we can help further if we know what city you are in (ie craigslist, local shops, Guitar Center used section, etc)

Current Gear? - Also good for us to know.

Paragraphs of information about yourself are nice but we really just need the answers to these 6 things.

Edit: You already provided most of the info!

Last edited by Ippon at Feb 11, 2014,
Reposted in the GG&A forum with more concise answers to the 6 questions.

Unfortunately, I'm amp ******ed , but I wanted to say that your wife is pretty boss.

What I DO know is that the general UG consensus opposes line 6 spiders. Which I agree with, my buddy had one and the "meh" factor was off the scale.

However, THIS all-tube amp at around your price range is supposed to be good:


Here's an in depth video review of it:


Look into it if you want .

Hope I helped.