#1
i'll be getting a new amp for x-mas, so last week i started doing some research on amps, and i made a list of like 20 amps. after getting rid of the ridicolous and expensive ones, i hand picked the Kustom HV65 (or HV100) and the Line 6 Spider III 75 watt, so i just wanted to know what you guys think i should get because, well, i'm not paying for it
#3
Im not an amp expert, but it'd be easier for others to help if u posted a budget, and wat kinda music u play
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#4
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NEVER LINE SIX EVER EVER VER EVER EVER TOO COMPUTER LIKE


No offence but a line 6 sounds completely different from the average PC...

TS, what are your music styles and budget? And are you gigging?
#5
Don't buy the Line 6 unless you intend on ditching it within a year. Look into some Marshalls, maybe randalls, even if theyre not tube theyll be 100 times better than the Line 6.
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#6
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Don't buy the Line 6 unless you intend on ditching it within a year. Look into some Marshalls, maybe randalls, even if theyre not tube theyll be 100 times better than the Line 6.


no they won't. Well, not the marshall's.
#7
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i'll be getting a new amp for x-mas, so last week i started doing some research on amps, and i made a list of like 20 amps. after getting rid of the ridicolous and expensive ones, i hand picked the Kustom HV65 (or HV100) and the Line 6 Spider III 75 watt, so i just wanted to know what you guys think i should get because, well, i'm not paying for it

What do you play? And what would the budget be? (for the person that IS buying it.)
#8
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no they won't. Well, not the marshall's.


Please go and try them.
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#9
I hate how everyone automatically dumps the hate on the Line 6's. Line 6 amps, and particularly the spider 3, are good amps for practicing *at home*. Where they fail is when you crank them up, because as they are solid state, they don't sound too great at high volumes. If you are just going to be playing at home and don't plan on playing in a band or gigging, then a Line 6 may be appropriate for you. Otherwise, look into getting a tube amp.

Also man, let us know your budget, what kind of player you are, what kind of environment you'll be playing in, and your style.
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#10
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Please go and try them.


Please go and try an MG, smart-ass
there's only one solid state marshall, the MG. AVT is hybrid (although still pretty bad).

EDIT: Is the mode 4 hybrid?
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#11
Quote by guitarist_with_
Please go and try them.

The Marshall MGs, or AVTs? That's what he was referring to. The solid state Marshalls. If so, no thanks.

^^Line 6 makes good amps. The Flextone, the Vetta...However, most people buy the 75 watt version or the 120 watt version of the Spider, which is just a terrible investment. A 30 watter is a good practice amp for a beginner.
#12
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no they won't. Well, not the marshall's.


i agree. i'd much rather have a line 6 spider than an MG. assuming you're only practicing, they aren't too bad actually. though obviously i'd prefer a cube.
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#13
i play practically anything, but i'll be playing mostly hard rock/ metal with my band. we won't have any gigs yet, coz we don't even have a drummer yet. i have a Peavey Backstage, so i kinda like the tube, but i could go either way. i've tryed a line 6 that my lead guitarist in my band has, and its fine for me. my budget could be a max of $600.
#14
if you don't need really nice cleans, if you're lucky you might pick up a second hand peavey 5150 combo for that.
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#15
the only reason why i like the Kustom and the Line 6 is all the effects. i don't have any stompboxes or anything so id anything i'd like an amp with some effects, and maybe invest in a foot switch in the future
#16
I think it makes more sense to buy an amp for it's tone and then add effects later.

You sound better that way .
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#17
agreed, though i can't speak for everyone as i'm not much an fx guy myself.
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#19
Then go for a PodXT Live and a Keyboard amp/Roland Jazz Chorus.
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#20
PodXT....Line6? i'm not much of a gear nerd so you'll have to fill me in. how much?
#21
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PodXT....Line6? i'm not much of a gear nerd so you'll have to fill me in. how much?


They are like $400 new, but you can always go used.

Since you wouldn't need the amp to do color the tone, getting a nice transparent amp (like a Keyboard amp) would work.
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#22
^ meh, id go with something more along the lines of a twin reverb or one of those atomic power amps.
#23
His max price is $600, and loud keyboard amps are cheap .

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