#1
Which of these should I get? I will be playing mostly metal. I am leaning towards the Peavey Rage 258 since it is 10W higher than the Spider and only $20 more, but Im not sure if 25W would be overkill for mainly just bedroom practice. (Note, these are both SS amps)

I am pretty much set on one of these two amps and my budget is $120 max, so please recommend one of these choices. Thank you.
#2
People will probably say the Peavey, but why not try them out yourself?

I actually liked the Spider III, it's a HUGE improvement over the Spider II,
But the Peavey is quite nice to.
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#3
Hmm, I don't really know where I could try them out. I was gonna buy it online. No guitar stores near me that I know of. Probably none that would carry both of these amps.
#5
get something like a valve practise amp
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#7
What about a Roland Micro Cube? If you only need it for bedroom practice it should be fine.
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#8
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What made you decide on these 2?


Well, the price is nice first off...Secondly, I like the Spider's built in effects. Thirdly, I am interested in solid state amps.
#10
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What about a Roland Micro Cube? If you only need it for bedroom practice it should be fine.



Thanks, but there is no way i'm paying $125 for something that tiny. Space is not an issue for me.
#11
My first amp was a Peavey 158 (i'm guessing the 258 is the same but more powerful) and i thought it was ok but not great. The clean channel was quite good but the lead channel was fuzzy and muddy imo. I'd go with the line 6.

EDIT: if your planning on using a distortion pedal in front of the amp i'd probably go with the Peavey, as my old amp took to pedals quite well
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#13
peavey over the spider. but id recommend the microcube.
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#14
Thank you all for your recommendations, but like I said, I am not interested in a microcube at all right now. Definitely not for the price i'm seeing on those things. It is too small.

Anyway, I am thinking the Line 6 would be best for me since I:

a) am a beginner
b) would really enjoy being able to have effects
c) don't quite have the most discerning ear. As long as something sounds pretty metal, I'm happy

Given these details about me, would you still advise against the Spider?
#15
Yeah, its a pile of shit. And im too tired to get into it.
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#16
People on this forum will advise you against Spider no matter what, because Line 6 is about as popular as witches during the Spanish Inquisition times here. But, stupidity aside, Spiders are excellent beginner practice amps. You'll be able to try out all sorts of amp and effect models, and you'll have an idea as to what you want/should buy next, and you'll won't get bored as fast with your guitar since you'll have so much stuff to try out. Not to mention their sound doesn't suck nearly as bad as everyone here claims it does.

I say go for the Spider.
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#17
Well anything else in that range sucks, and the Micro Cube is about the only decent thing, so you either get some complete shit Line 6 Spider or you get a quality Cube. Your choice.
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#18
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People on this forum will advise you against Spider no matter what, because Line 6 is about as popular as witches during the Spanish Inquisition times here. But, stupidity aside, Spiders are excellent beginner practice amps. You'll be able to try out all sorts of amp and effect models, and you'll have an idea as to what you want/should buy next, and you'll won't get bored as fast with your guitar since you'll have so much stuff to try out. Not to mention their sound doesn't suck nearly as bad as everyone here claims it does.

I say go for the Spider.



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The SPIDER III IS A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT AMP THE THE LESS THAT GREAT SPIDER II!!!

IT'S ALOT BETTER!
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#20
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Thank you all for your recommendations, but like I said, I am not interested in a microcube at all right now. Definitely not for the price i'm seeing on those things. It is too small.

Anyway, I am thinking the Line 6 would be best for me since I:

a) am a beginner
b) would really enjoy being able to have effects
c) don't quite have the most discerning ear. As long as something sounds pretty metal, I'm happy

Given these details about me, would you still advise against the Spider?


well, if your just a beginner wanting an amp, then go for it. get the spider. just dont come to us when you start complaining a year from now.
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#21
Roland cubes/vox cubes > the amps that you're suggesting.


Check em' out.
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#22
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Get a Roland Cube 15


Hmm, I just looked up the Roland Cube 15 and see that its only $99 at guitar center. I must've overlooked this. I also notice it has a metal and metal stack setting on the lead channel. Is this thing really that good? Would it be better to get this over the Peavey Rage 258?

If the Cube series is really that good I may just save up and buy the Cube 20 for $159 because it has built in effects like the Line 6. Hmm, decisions, decisions...

EDIT: I just watched the demo video on Roland's website and I am pretty impressed. Much more impressed than I was witht he Spider III. Perhaps it is worth the extra $60
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#23
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well, if your just a beginner wanting an amp, then go for it. get the spider. just dont come to us when you start complaining a year from now.


I have good news, I think I am going to go for the Roland Cube 20. I watched some youtube videos of people with Cubes and it sounds awesome. I watched the demo on Roland's website too, and it was impressive. I am glad people on this board opened my eyes to Roland. Seems like they are perfect for metal.
#24
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I have good news, I think I am going to go for the Roland Cube 20. I watched some youtube videos of people with Cubes and it sounds awesome. I watched the demo on Roland's website too, and it was impressive. I am glad people on this board opened my eyes to Roland. Seems like they are perfect for metal.

Yeah, it's a real good SS amp for metal. Especially at that price!
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