#1
im on a pretty tight budget
need an amp thats pretty loud and has a nice tone
im looking at either a fender fm100h half stack or the line 6 spider II.. or anything else in that price range
i play kind of a rock funk jazz metal

which amp do u think works for me?
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#3
Neither. Both of those amps are horrible. Go for a Vox AD50VT or a Roland Cube 60.
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#4
i know im gonna get a stack and ive even found the fender used for $400
but i just cant decide which one i want, even if u think neither of them
#5
I own a Fender Frontman, I'm speaking from experience when I say that it's a crappy amp. And I've played the Spyder and it's very digital sounding. You don't need that kind of power, and SS amps sound horrible at high volumes anyways. Go for a Vox AD100VT if you want power (it's available in a hlaf-stack too). It's a way better amp than either of the 2 you're looking at.
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#6
yeah the fender fm is ****

just get a used tube combo you don't need a halfstack they're just a bitch to carry around
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#7
explain to me why you want a half stack...get a nice 15 watt tube combo and save yourself the aggravation
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#8
So, I assume that you need a halfstack because you're playing open arenas un-miced. Am I correct? Or are you just looking at them because they're the "cool" thing to have?

A nice tube combo will be louder than a solid state halfstack and will be about the same price as one of the cheap POS SS halfstacks. That's something to keep in mind.
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#9
This would be what the Only "which amp?" thread is for.
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#10
^Yes. Yes it would be, but apparently, the half-stack n00b army is in full force today, because this is far from the first I've responded to.
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#11
ok sorry to piss you guys off so much, i wasnt trying to offend anyone by asking for advice but thanks anyway
#12
mmm...someones stubborn
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#13
^Don't worry. I'm just frustrated at the fact that so many people like you think that they "need" a halfstack because that's what big name bands use.

In all honesty, there aren't many good reasons to buy a halfstack/full stack. Most of the time a nice tube combo is plenty of volume.

Some people really prefer the punch a 4x12 cabinet gives, and that's a decent reason to get a halfstack. However, if you're just looking for a good practice amp, a halfstack is complete overkill.

And yes, they look cool and everything, but they just aren't going to be as useful as a good combo. For the $600 minimum you'd spend on a POS halfstack, you could buy a nice tube combo that would have much, much better tone, and probably be quite a bit louder.
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#14
I was gonna buy the XXX half stack but i tried the combo sounded much better in my opinion cheaper too since you dont have a to buy a cab...look in your local store at some tube combos in your price range youll be impressed.
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