#1
Can you tell me something more about Line 6 amps? I would like to know something more about them since I'm planning on buying a new amp.I play mostly black metal.
#2
Some are OK, some are terrible.

You would be far better off reading this:
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showpost.php?p=31052894&postcount=2

Answer those questions & you'll get relevant recommendations.
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#3
I wouldn't recommend anything they make for black metal. Not as a first choice anyway.

What style of BM are you trying to sound like? Old school like Burzum/Darkthrone shit, or modern like Naglfar/Dimmu Borgir?
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#5
Get a Peavey Bandit 112 and a Boss HM-2, and you'll be golden. You can get both used for around/under $200.

If you can't find an HM-2 for a sane price (they are relatively sought after), the Digitech Death Metal is surprisingly good. They typically go for around $20-$25.
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Last edited by Offworld92 at May 26, 2014,
#6
Line 6 ain't what you're looking for, man. I'd say 80% of the amps they make are awful. Stay away from any of the solid state Spider amps. Tube amps are a different story, those are more up to personal taste and what you do with them.
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#7
I relate Boss HM-2 more with Death metal than Black Metal. Boosting a solid state amp with a Metal Zone however works really well (as standalone distortion its a piece of shit without modding). Set Dist off and Level about 2-3 a'clock produces quite good old school black metal distortion.

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#8
Quote by TheStig1214
Line 6 ain't what you're looking for, man. I'd say 80% of the amps they make are awful. Stay away from any of the solid state Spider amps. Tube amps are a different story, those are more up to personal taste and what you do with them.

Sorry, but your wrong.

Yes the Spider is not all that great, it is still light years above what I had to choose from when I was a teen.

But the rest of the L6 amps have been quite good if not great. The Flextone series is very nice and cheap used. The Duo-tone is also great for the more mellow styles of music, but can get fairly heavy. The HD147 is a great Metal amp. The Vetta is also a great do all amp.

so the Spider series is 80% of what they make? Don't make up a number to look like you know something, when you have no clue

The HD 147 would probably work quite well, but you also need a cab


Offworld has a good suggestion also.
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#9
Well,which amp do you recommend me then? I have a really lame rig consisting of Squier by Fender Bullet Strat,Boss DS-1 Distortion pedal and Marshall MG10CD amp. I can get a solid sound from this but the problem is,the amp has no EQ options,it only has the overdrive and a midrange control knob (which is not really helpful),so I would like to buy a new amp with more and better options.
#10
Before we start throwing the old "SPiders are crapzorz" around - it's worth mentioning what environment you'll use it in too.

If you're at home only, Any of the Spider range will be just fine. Yes, the non valve ones are solid state, but the advantage here is that as you probably won't drive the volume high enough - it'll sound just fine.

If you want volume/ will be in a band - then the Spider Valve, HD or DT range will do really well.

Best thing as always is to try some out for yourself. Line 6 have come such a long way, so even the newer spiders are worth considering. But always be aware of what your options are. Some other amps in this bracketlike Line 6's to consider:

Peavey Vypyr
Peavey Bandit
Peavey VIP
Blackstar HT range
Orange Terror/ Dark Terror

An upshot of the Vypyr/ Line 6's are the inbuilt effects. Granted not as pure as separates - but good enough.

It all depends on how much you're willing to "chase tone". Even after 15 years, i'm still trying to find the right sound - but I need flexibility too. That's why I bought the Line 6 DT50. A fantastic amp that can multi task really well.

If all that doesn't help - then simply go to a store and try amps out. Your ears won't let you down
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Quote by LocusMortis
Well,which amp do you recommend me then? I have a really lame rig consisting of Squier by Fender Bullet Strat,Boss DS-1 Distortion pedal and Marshall MG10CD amp. I can get a solid sound from this but the problem is,the amp has no EQ options,it only has the overdrive and a midrange control knob (which is not really helpful),so I would like to buy a new amp with more and better options.


Budget?
New/Used?
Location?
Home/gigs?
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#12
Quote by LocusMortis
Well,which amp do you recommend me then? I have a really lame rig consisting of Squier by Fender Bullet Strat,Boss DS-1 Distortion pedal and Marshall MG10CD amp. I can get a solid sound from this but the problem is,the amp has no EQ options,it only has the overdrive and a midrange control knob (which is not really helpful),so I would like to buy a new amp with more and better options.

Go try some in a few different stores. I would deff suggest you get an amp with a 12" speaker, it will sound best with what you are playing
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#13
I'm looking for something that would suit well at home since I'm making a one-man black metal project and I really don't think that this gear/rig of mine would be that useful.
#14
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Location?
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#15
Alright,so:
As I said I'm looking for something that would suit me well at home,and I have like 230 euros. There are no instrument stores in my town since it's small. And I would prefer a new amp.
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Quote by LocusMortis
Alright,so:
As I said I'm looking for something that would suit me well at home,and I have like 230 euros. There are no instrument stores in my town since it's small. And I would prefer a new amp.


You can get this amp http://www.thomann.de/gb/laney_lx65d.htm

With this pedal http://www.thomann.de/gb/digitech_death_metal.htm

Also check out this pedal, you might like it better than the Digitech for the sound you're going for: http://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_extreme_metal.htm

And be pretty set. I have no idea where in the EU you are, but they have power adapters from $5-10. Get whichever one is right for your power.

Ex http://www.thomann.de/gb/peavey_power_supply_dc_9v_uk.htm

http://www.thomann.de/gb/thomann_ntac109.htm

Make sure it's 9V negative center (positive outside).


Quote by MaaZeus
I relate Boss HM-2 more with Death metal than Black Metal. Boosting a solid state amp with a Metal Zone however works really well (as standalone distortion its a piece of shit without modding). Set Dist off and Level about 2-3 a'clock produces quite good old school black metal distortion.


Yeah, it is more associated with death metal for sure, but it really just depends on how you dial it in. You can definitely get that high end out of it, no problem. I have one.
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Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X
Last edited by Offworld92 at May 26, 2014,
#17
Quote by Robbgnarly
Sorry, but your wrong.

Yes the Spider is not all that great, it is still light years above what I had to choose from when I was a teen.

But the rest of the L6 amps have been quite good if not great. The Flextone series is very nice and cheap used. The Duo-tone is also great for the more mellow styles of music, but can get fairly heavy. The HD147 is a great Metal amp. The Vetta is also a great do all amp.

so the Spider series is 80% of what they make? Don't make up a number to look like you know something, when you have no clue

The HD 147 would probably work quite well, but you also need a cab


Offworld has a good suggestion also.


You're preaching to the choir, bud haha. I have a Spider Valve and love it.

You can't argue, though, that a majority or Line 6 amps out there are the solid state Spiders. I personally don't see many Flextones or 147s out there new or used.
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Quote by TheStig1214
You're preaching to the choir, bud haha. I have a Spider Valve and love it.

You can't argue, though, that a majority or Line 6 amps out there are the solid state Spiders. I personally don't see many Flextones or 147s out there new or used.


+3.1415.

i think i see at least 10 spiders to every other Line6 around here/ probably more. observation not statistic.
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Quote by TheStig1214
You can't argue, though, that a majority or Line 6 amps out there are the solid state Spiders. I personally don't see many Flextones or 147s out there new or used.

OK, I'll give that to you

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