#1
So I found a great deal on a line 6 spider II 75, but how is the distortion on this amp compared to the spider III 75 in terms of sheer gain and low end? I'm not talking about tone or anything, just the amount of gain I can squeeze out of the amp. (PS I don't want any spider III haters coming on here and telling me spider III's suck unconditionally. I dont care. I just want an answer to my question.) Thanks.
#2
spider III's suck unconditionally

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#3
Spiders suck unconditionally. PinkEdit: ^Lol see?

Seriously though, the II and III are the exact same amp, but the III has useless presets. You can get a huge amount of gain (read: too much for anything) out of the Insane channel, but it has no low end at all, it's just dynamic-less fizz.
#4
To be honest the distortion on both these amps aren't that great. I'm not a spider-hater, but I think you'd be better off with a Flextone or Vetta. Spiders are fine if you a beginner and not really playing live or recording or anything. But I guess if you need a spider go with the 2.
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#5
i got a spider II 75 HD and it has massive gain it`s got some lowend and it`s very dark sounding..... if you do Death metal, it`ll probly be pretty good but it`s too dark for me

when you say good deal... how good??? honestly if it`s more then say $300 look for a better amp... the spiders are kinda muddy sounding and take alot of messing around to get it dialed in.... it works as a starter amp, got a bunch of cool effects, it will get the job done, it is loud LOL... but there are better amps out there , ALOT better
#6
marshals,vht's,and mesa boogies win on distortion.vox and fender win on cleans.vox wins on overdrive.
#7
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Spiders suck unconditionally. PinkEdit: ^Lol see?

Seriously though, the II and III are the exact same amp, but the III has useless presets. You can get a huge amount of gain (read: too much for anything) out of the Insane channel, but it has no low end at all, it's just dynamic-less fizz.

Are you talking about the spider II or III?

Btw for those asking how much its $180 and for now I just need a good practice/small gig amp.
#8
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marshalls,vht's,and mesa boogies win on distortion.vox and fender win on cleans.vox wins on overdrive.

This statement about marshalls does not include the MG or AVT series.
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#9
*duck* Ok Yes it is true spider II, and Spider III, are almost the same amp. They are designed almost the same. Except Spider III you can save a bunch more settings "which is something you may like if you do a lot of style changes."
As for distortion. It's not too good, unless you are good at tweaking. As for low end. My opinion on that is alittle biased, because I modded my spider III to have a closed back. So it has some really good low end, but that's just me. If you want some low end from a spider I'd recommended closing the back too if you get a combo.
#10
Are the two the same amp sound-wise? Cuz I like the sound on my friend's spider III 75.
#11
I've never used the Spider II, but the distortion on the Spider III is pretty good, as long as your willing to sit down for a while finding the perfect settings.
#12
They are pretty much the same sound wise. The spider III has a better noise gate IMO, but when you tweak the settings enough. They are basically the same. "My buddies owns a II, I own a III. I like my III over his II, but mines got the closed back."
#13
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#14
^ truth. MG's do sound crap tho.
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You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#15
i´ve heard that the spider II series is better than the III series
personally i hate my line 6 spider III, but haven´t tried the spider II
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#16
There's a local band who's guitarist uses a 75w Spider ll and it has really low end, high gain crunch.....
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