Right now i have a spider III, i play lots of metal, metalcore, death metal etc, i was wondering if anyone has used one of the new valvetronix xl's, the metal versions of the normal vt's. how much of a step up from the spider would this be?
IMO, the original VT's clean channel with a good distortion pedal running through it is far better than the standard distortion you'll get out of the XL's settings.
Lol Spider III...
It won't be much of an upgrade at all really, hardly worth it. Wait until you have $600-$700 and get a Peavey 5150 combo off of Ebay.