#1
Hey guys could you give me the scoop on line-6 amps. I'm looking for a combo in the $200-$400 price range for a garage band practice and these looked good, but i don't trust the salesmen in my guitar center. I play a lotta classic rock some blues and a little metal. (Allman bros, Black Sabbath, George Thorogood, Zeppelin) Does anybody know if these are reliable?

Thanks, Mike
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#6
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All depends on whether you like solidstate or tube sound. Tube is SO MUCH better, but a lot more expensive.
#7
are you guys forgetting about the valvetronix series for this guy?
the cube is more for metal the valvetronix is wayyyyyy more versatile and i can get good classic rock and metal sounds out of it
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Quote by ledzep1023
are you guys forgetting about the valvetronix series for this guy?
the cube is more for metal the valvetronix is wayyyyyy more versatile and i can get good classic rock and metal sounds out of it


No, no it cant. The cube is much better for him.
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#9
Quote by JesseIbanez
No, no it cant. The cube is much better for him.

Now there's something new. He plays a majority of Classic Rock and a bit of metal, so he must get an amp that's designed to play metal. Lol.
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Now there's something new. He plays a majority of Classic Rock and a bit of metal, so he must get an amp that's designed to play metal. Lol.



Oh i thought he said mostly metal. In that case the Vox would be better with maybe a pedal for metal.
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#12
could GG&A forum get a disclaimer up on top specifically for people looking for info on Line 6 amps to do a search for Line 6? cuz this comes up WAY too much
#13
Line 6 are crap. Save up a little more, you can get a good Marshall TSL for 500 euro.
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#15
Line 6 are ****ty modeling amps. Seeing that your max is 400 dollars I would say look into the Roland Cube models.
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#16
everyone saying "line 6 suck"

SHUT UP

It's only their Spider series which are terrible- the flextones are okay and the Vettas are pretty good.

I'd side with the Vox Valvetronix though as it is quite versatile, but can't really do high gain metal, but from the metal you described, you won't need tonnes of gain.

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^^Finaly someone said it, it's right that the Spiders aren't very good, but I played a Flextone and it was Ok, and the Vettas are said to be really good, my brother gets a very decent sound out of his, although I never played it.
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everyone saying "line 6 suck"

SHUT UP

It's only their Spider series which are terrible- the flextones are okay and the Vettas are pretty good.

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#21
I've often said that Flextones are pretty nifty amps, but I digress.

The Spiders are dross, avoid them. The Vox Valtronix series may be what you're after though, they're very nice amps for the money.
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#22
Spiders are basically made for kids or beginners who want lots of really cheap and cheesy effects. Cube, valvetronix, and maybe crate flexwave (but not for modelling) would be good for you.
#23
Quote by Yngwi3
everyone saying "line 6 suck"

SHUT UP

It's only their Spider series which are terrible- the flextones are okay and the Vettas are pretty good.

I'd side with the Vox Valvetronix though as it is quite versatile, but can't really do high gain metal, but from the metal you described, you won't need tonnes of gain.



The Vox Valvetronix can only 'JUST' do metal. Stick it on US High gain, and crack the gain up to max and you can get a okay metal tone. But if your looking for lots of Metal tones this isnt for you. How ever if you want a very versatile amp with a good tone and fairly decent effects go for the Vox Valvetronix

I got mine yesterday, I am certainly not dissapointed!
#24
Quote by Deviant1853
The Vox Valvetronix can only 'JUST' do metal. Stick it on US High gain, and crack the gain up to max and you can get a okay metal tone. But if your looking for lots of Metal tones this isnt for you.


What kinds of metal tones can you get from it? i shouldn't imagine that heavy?
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#25
Umm no the valvetronix won't give you crazy metal sounds. Vox is coming out with new Valvetronix XL amps that will be able to handle a lot more gain and more metal sounds. You can wait for that, should come out in august or so.
#26
Well I can get a fairly heavy tone. This is on the Vox Valvetronix AD30VT. Using Boutique OD (I find it gives better note clarification than the US High gain) with 3/4 gain, cranked volume & treble, low mids, and medium bass. All effects are bypassed.

http://media.putfile.com/Metal-Tone

Thats my very badly done version of the intro to Machine Head - Davidian. Recorded through a terrible microphone that has very badly clipped the sound unfortunately. The quality of this recording really does it absolutely no justice. It isn't the most heavy of tones but it certainly does for what I want to play.
Last edited by Deviant1853 at Jun 17, 2007,
#27
*bump* Id like some feedback as to what people think of that Tone, if they think it is heavy or not
#28
the spider amps are crap, but the POD series of things they make are awesome.
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#29
Flextones are pretty good, but whatever you do avoid the Spider series and the Marshall MG series. The Vox AD series is pretty good, but if you save up to 600 bucks you can get a Vox AC15 which is an amazing amp.
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Quote by jake911
Why are we bashing the line6's we should be bashing the damn MG's, and yes the spyder series does suck.


Because the topic is on Line 6 Spiders ?