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Ok, All of those who need to vent or talk about how much you hate/like Spider III's post here. There have been alot of threads about them, so i figured...why not make one big one This is also an attempt to prove to my friend that he should not go buy one, because he will be dissapointed.
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#2
buy one there awesome
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#3
I say don't buy a Spider 3. Try out a bunch of tube amps, even the small ones have a better clean channel than Spiders. Or, get a Boss ME unit, sice they dont have a preamp, just a bunch of FX, so you dont wipe out your amp tone.
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buy one there awesome


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#5
I like my Spider III.
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#7
Quote by qotsa1998
I say don't buy a Spider 3. Try out a bunch of tube amps, even the small ones have a better clean channel than Spiders. Or, get a Boss ME unit, sice they dont have a preamp, just a bunch of FX, so you dont wipe out your amp tone.

Thats what i keep telling him, but he just wont listen
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#8
they are good for bedside practicing, they pretty versitile, i wouldnt recommend giging with this amp.

p.s. ive owned one
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#9
there good for us people that just want to jam with some mates and dont want massive rigs of doom.
Usually the people that say there rubbish are people that can afford rectos and engls.
there not to bad considering there about £700 cheaper than some heads that are classed as the holy grail among the metal community.
anyway thats just my opiniopn.
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#10
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i wouldnt recommend giging with this amp.


My friend gigs with a 150W one, and to be honest I thought it sounded pretty good. It seemed better than most of the larger Laney & Marshall amps people were using.
#12
Quote by dayz\m/
there good for us people that just want to jam with some mates and dont want massive rigs of doom.
Usually the people that say there rubbish are people that can afford rectos and engls.
there not to bad considering there about £700 cheaper than some heads that are classed as the holy grail among the metal community.
anyway thats just my opiniopn.


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Dude Their Awesome Amps.. If You Dont Get A Good Clean Sound Then You Probabley Have A ****ty Guitar.. Plus In The Long Run Tube Amps Are Gonna Cost You More. A Spider ||| Stack Is Perrrrfect For Gigs If You Dont Like Em Youve Got Probleeeems
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yeah they phail


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cheers man
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#17
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Dude Their Awesome Amps.. If You Dont Get A Good Clean Sound Then You Probabley Have A ****ty Guitar.. Plus In The Long Run Tube Amps Are Gonna Cost You More. A Spider ||| Stack Is Perrrrfect For Gigs If You Dont Like Em Youve Got Probleeeems


you've got problems

the effects sound waaaaaaaaaaaaay to digital for my liking, like where someone said earlier "almost like a toy amp" and a tube amp will cost more but they are usually about 10000000x better.
#18
people keep saying they can't get a good tone out of them which is odd cos i managed it within half an hour of buying mine. admittedly, i wouldnt use it in a gig, but i cant see the problem with it personally.
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#19
there not that bad, ive gotten decent tone out of it. But for gigging i agree.....

Yeh I kinda gigged with mine...3 times.......I fail..... i now know my mistake...
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#21
I have no problems with Spiders if you can a small one, for cheap, for use as a small practice amp. Above 30w is just not cool, overpriced and horrid
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#22
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buy one there awesome


+1 I tried one yesterday, it's better than a Mesa.


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#23
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yet he plays tubes onstage when it counts....your point=fail
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#24
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They're using them for practice amps. Which, contrary to popular belief, they are good for. They're just crap above 30w. Worthless pieces of junk.

By the way, he uses Hi-gain Tube amps onstage, not spiders.
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#25
I bought a spider III for lots of moneyz and it sounds better than my uncles best mates dads boyfriends mesa boogie triple rectifier!!11
#26
^ I sincerely hope you're being sarcastic.
I feel stupid now... that is obvious sarcasm.
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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.
#27
Quote by oneblackened
They're using them for practice amps. Which, contrary to popular belief, they are good for. They're just crap above 30w. Worthless pieces of junk. Hell, Even MG's are better sounding...

By the way, he uses Hi-gain Tube amps onstage, not spiders.


i kniow but what are most people on ug gonna use spiders for practise amps so there fore my point is proven
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#28
This would be a great time for using a certain fruit...
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Quote by Anonden
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.
#29
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#30
Damn, way to spark arguments that are beaten to death already..... Spiders are not bad amps for playing around with... They don't sound like complete crap and are not worthless.. Anything that a particular person likes to play through is worth some value... Sure, there are a TON of amps that I personally prefer, but I'm not going bash on spiders just because everyone else does...

Most of the people that pop in an say "Spiders are crap" and things like "Spider=fail" are probably freakin idiots that only say it because theyve heard it from someone else and never give anything a chance based on individual curiosity or exploration....

That, and have no regard for open minded discussion and what others may like or dislike..

For playing at home and having some fun while playing, spiders are fine...

This "Elite" attitude with regards to gear is idiocy....

I've owned a ton of different amps over the last decade, and one was a Spider just for home jammin, and it was alright...

Hell, if there was such a thing as an amp model called "No Tone" manufactured by a company called "Pure Crap", I may still give it a try at least, and if I liked it, it sure as hell wouldn't bother me that guys on here were like "OMG Those "No Tones"=Fail"!!

P.S. This "Fail"/"Win" crap is F*ckin stupid man...
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#31
Here i thought that i would be getting billions of posts saying that they sucked? Maybe i should have titled the thread "Official Spider III's suck thread"
Hello
#32
Quote by dayz\m/
there good for us people that just want to jam with some mates and dont want massive rigs of doom.
Usually the people that say there rubbish are people that can afford rectos and engls.
there not to bad considering there about £700 cheaper than some heads that are classed as the holy grail among the metal community.
anyway thats just my opiniopn.


+1,000,000

They aren't bad, the only people who I hear say they suck are the ones who have giant tube amp rigs, but they are good for a louder budget amp. I don't want a 5 watt amp just for the sake of having a tube amp.

Of course if I could afford it, I would buy a nice tube amp.
#33
it kind off sucks alone
but i´m lucky that when i bought i already had my rp350, so it didn´t have a ****ty tone.
the RP makes it sound sweet
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#34
Quote by rancidryan
i kniow but what are most people on ug gonna use spiders for practise amps so there fore my point is proven



You do realize, Line6 would've spent a lot of money for that amp to be placed in that picture?
Line6 amps are well marketed, that's the only reason a lot of you have ended up buying one.
One day you'll look back at it after your tone deaf era, and ponder about why you never saved for a tube amp earlier.
Sure, 'good for practice amps' But why not get a tube combo which can be used as a practice amp and a gigging amp, hm?
#35
well, i personally own a spider 3, as my friend recommended it to me when i was starting out as it is pretty versatile. at this time, obviously, i didn't know precisely what i wanted out of tone, so versatility was king.

now that i have some experience with it and tried some other amps tho, i'd say that they are really good quality practice amps. however, if i personally was to be in a band in a few years i would definitely get something better. imo, the effects on the spider are not that great but i did manage to get pretty decent tones out of the various channels (albeit not "omg *drool*" tones). this is totally fine though for practicing at home or just playing around with my buds (1 of which also owns a spider 2)
#36
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Dude Their Awesome Amps.. If You Dont Get A Good Clean Sound Then You Probabley Have A ****ty Guitar.. Plus In The Long Run Tube Amps Are Gonna Cost You More. A Spider ||| Stack Is Perrrrfect For Gigs If You Dont Like Em Youve Got Probleeeems



I'm sorry, but to be perfectly honest with you, your assumption of the guitar being trash is completely asinine... line6 amps are good for practice but I would NEVER dream of using one in a gigging situation.
Regarding tube amps, they're worth the upkeep, and so is the sound quality...
#37
I have a Spider III. I think it's a pretty well rounded amp with several effects. It may not be the best, but it's pretty good for beginners.
#38
Quote by jxljxl
I have no problems with Spiders if you can a small one, for cheap, for use as a small practice amp. Above 30w is just not cool, overpriced and horrid


I actually find the high wattage ones better. Doesn't the 15w not have a reverb feature?

And I find the cleans to be good if you have the wah pedal (the one that goes with the amp) turn on, pushed forward, and in the middle position, or the neck pickup. The bridge sounds harsh clean.
#39
My spider III 150 was my first amp, and I LOVED it.

Now that I am more experienced, Im getting something better, but Im definitely still going to play my spider.

In short, great for a beginner, and great for practice. I wouldn't even be ashamed to gig it, unless it was something big.
#40
I can sum up why Spider IIIs aren't a good choice for gigging or practice without even typing a full sentence, or even a fragment. In fact, I can tell you why Spider IIIs aren't worth it in one word.

Cubes.

Go buy a Roland Cube instead of a spider.
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