#1
Hey, I have a Line 6 Spider 3 and I play a Squier Strat and I was wondering is there any way for me to get more gain out of them?
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#2
Upgrade your pickups to something a lot higher output, maybe a humbucker in the bridge. Really the line 6 should have more gain than you'll ever need though
#3
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Upgrade your pickups to something a lot higher output, maybe a humbucker in the bridge. Really the line 6 should have more gain than you'll ever need though


The thing just won't give me a good hammer-on or pull-off.
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#5
yeah, get rid of the Spider! lol. seriously, I don't know whats up? I had a spider II practice amp and it could give pretty good distortion for what it was.
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The thing just won't give me a good hammer-on or pull-off.



No offence but I think thats more to do with your playing
#7
upgrade your bridge pickup with a single coil hotrail humbucker, and check your set up (intonation, tuning, string hight. Or just try someone elses guitar and see if this makes a difference.
#8
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The thing just won't give me a good hammer-on or pull-off.


Practice more. I can hammer on or pull off a totally clean amp and make it work. It not hammering on has nothign to do with gain.
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#10
I had a spider II before and it had plenty of gain, so the spider III should definitely have enough gain for you, its definitely as everyone is saying, your pick ups.
Pick up a high output humbucker and you should be better off. If that fails, new amp! haha
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#11
Odd, since I can get great hammer ons even from acoustic guitars. Spend more time practicing with your clean channel. It's not a good thing to hide behind gain.
#12
I haven't played the Line 6 spider III, but its reputation would suggest that you should get plenty of gain. Your guitar could be poorly set up and the fact that it's just low quality isnt helping anything. Despite that, hammer on and pull offs are mostly technique. Keep practicing.
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#13
The thing is I could do a perfect HO/PO on my dad's Fender amp, and it was a cheap 120$ one.

How much do you think i could get for the amp if I sold it?
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#14
^Were you using your guitar through your dad's amp or a different one?

And i'm not sure how much you could get for the amp, but take a look at how much they go for on ebay and such to get an idea of it.
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#15
raise ur guitar's strings a little, also raise the pickup closer to the strings.

if u want to spend a little money, then add a humbucker to the bridge.

if ur spending more then, ebay and such like said.
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#16
Hows the action on your guitar, I just thought of that.
If the action is too high it'll be harder to nail those hammer-ons, and I know the Squier strats can be pretty poorly set up, lower your action and see if that helps.
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#17
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raise ur guitar's strings a little, also raise the pickup closer to the strings.

if u want to spend a little money, then add a humbucker to the bridge.

if ur spending more then, ebay and such like said.


Well I just adjusted my pickups closer to my strings. It got a little better, but I think I need new pickups/amp/guitar.
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#18
^Tensor...well it might be that, they are hard to pull off cause the strings are too high to work with.

but maybe it's that his strings are too low and a high fret (not uncommon on a squier) is choking the notes dead.

and glad raising the pup helped. but yeah, look into a higher output humbucker or a new guitar / amp.
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I have the 212, so hold the tap button and turn the drive knob all the way.
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#20
Pull-off/Hammer-on using distortion or on the clean channel?. I think is more of technique than amp/pickups.
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#21
Hammering on and pulling off, whilst undeniably easier with gain, is something that you need to be able to do completely clean. Hell, when I was learning I decided to learn on an acoustic guitar so that it was easier in future. Worked nicely.
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#22
I am going to ignore everyone elses post....1st squire....2nd Spider....spider = crap! And by crap I mean crappy, cold, no dynamics crap! Squire comes with some pretty beat pickups....if your not going to save up for a new guitar buy some new pickups. But definetly buy a new amp....preferably somethig that doesnt blow a major amount of digital crap.
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