#1
I'm leaning towards a Flextone III Plus w/ext. cabinet, but I want UG's opinion.
My main styles are shred metal and more metal.
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#3
Budget is under $1,000.
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Line 6 Flextone III Plus w/FBV2 Footswitch
#4
Gah, if you only play metal and shred and have that kind of budget, why would you even be looking at Line 6!?!?

Get a nice used tube amp geared toward what you play.
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#5
Im not going tube except Spider Valve.
Repeat, I am not going tube except Spider Valve.
I like how with a Line 6, i can get many different tones for blues, jazz, clean n crunch, even if they aren't the best.
Im just trying to decide between these two.
Gear:

Ibanez XPT707FX
Ibanez RG7321 (DiMarzio D-Activator 7 Pickups)

Dunlop Crybaby 535Q Wah-Wah
DigiTech Whammy WH-4
Boss RC-20XL Loop Station

Line 6 Flextone III Plus w/FBV2 Footswitch
Last edited by BMXfreak000 at Mar 9, 2008,
#6
Quote by MatrixClaw
Gah, if you only play metal and shred and have that kind of budget, why would you even be looking at Line 6!?!?

Get a nice used tube amp geared toward what you play.

well the spider valve is a tube/hybrid amp...people really need to stop basing their opinions of line 6 off of the spider series(with the exception of the spider valve, which is great).

honestly thats a tough decision. i have the flextone 3 and i love it. it is by far one of the best sounding solid state amps i have played. the spider valves sound awesome as well, especially the head. if i were you go to a guitar store and try both of them out for yourself. both are great for high gain stuff and cleans.

EDIT: bmxfreak, you do know that the spider valve is a tube amp, right?
and btw, if you have enough money, you should try to find a better guitar as well. no offense, but you could probably do better than a bronze bc rich.
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#7
Never tried the Spider Valve. I personally Didn't like the cleans of the Flextone. Sounded thin and weak to me and I like cleans with some bottom end.
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#8
Quote by BMXfreak000
Im not going tube except Spider Valve.
Repeat, I am not going tube except Spider Valve.
I like how with a Line 6, i can get many different tones for blues, jazz, clean n crunch, even if they aren't the best.
Im just trying to decide between these two.

Carvin V3 can do all that and you can find it for under 1k AND it sounds kick ass.
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#9
Quote by soul_power
Carvin V3 can do all that and you can find it for under 1k AND it sounds kick ass.

+1 man


The V3 will do the same stuff as the spider, except....
way better


but i have no idea why you're comparing the spider and the flextone, the spider valve, although not good for a valve amp, blows away all solidstates except probably the vetta.
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#10
Get the Flextone. I like it a lot better.

Sure, the Spider Valve is tubed but it's still designed around a ****ty Spider.
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#11
You don't know much about tube amplifiers do you? They can be much more versatille and better sounding than most Line 6s. you think they don't have enough gain? go try out a peavey 6505 or a krank revolution or an ENGL screamer and tell me it doesn't have a load of gain. If you want versatility the best amps under 1k are used Mesa F-30s and Mesa Rect-o-verbs, especially for what you are playing.
#12
Quote by BMXfreak000
Im not going tube except Spider Valve.
Repeat, I am not going tube except Spider Valve.
I like how with a Line 6, i can get many different tones for blues, jazz, clean n crunch, even if they aren't the best.
Im just trying to decide between these two.


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#13
Quote by thankyougermany
Get the Flextone. I like it a lot better.

Sure, the Spider Valve is tubed but it's still designed around a ****ty Spider.

Shut your biased face up, and go jump on the bandwagon....
To hell.


The spider valve isnt nearly as bad as everyone says.
And have you ever played one? They blow flextones away.
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#14
Quote by kool98769
Shut your biased face up, and go jump on the bandwagon....
To hell.


The spider valve isnt nearly as bad as everyone says.
And have you ever played one? They blow flextones away.


Yes, I've played both.

I like having amp presets a lot better than 500 song/artist presets, ~495 of which are worthless.
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Yes, I've played both.

I like having amp presets a lot better than 500 song/artist presets, ~495 of which are worthless.

you do realize you dont need to use the presets, right?
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#16
Quote by kool98769
you do realize you dont need to use the presets, right?


Yes. But it's a big pain in the ass to dial things in on the Spider, I had a lot easier time on the Flextone.

I didn't have the whole "volume jumping from 1 to 10" problem on the Flextone like you do on the Spider. Perhaps I was just lucky?
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#17
Quote by MAKETHEMSUFFER!
well the spider valve is a tube/hybrid amp...people really need to stop basing their opinions of line 6 off of the spider series(with the exception of the spider valve, which is great).

Where do you see anywhere in my post where I'm bashing the spider? I never said it was a bad amp. I actually really like the Spider Valve for what it does, but there's much better options for him in his price range.
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#18
Wow, why would you limit yourself to an amp like a line 6, when there is so much more out there?

Carvin V3 for instance, kick ass.
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#20
I checked out the Carvin, and I have concluded that I need a combo (hence the Spider Valve and Flextone) because portability is a big issue for me.
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Dunlop Crybaby 535Q Wah-Wah
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Boss RC-20XL Loop Station

Line 6 Flextone III Plus w/FBV2 Footswitch
#21
Quote by BMXfreak000
I checked out the Carvin, and I have concluded that I need a combo (hence the Spider Valve and Flextone) because portability is a big issue for me.

They do make the V3 in a combo you know.
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#23
ya,i'd have to agree with FRdesign. i'd go for a used tube monster.
a good tube amp gives you so much more warmth and colour. personally,i find spiders a little bit sterile sounding,but still better than what a lot of people make them out to be.
also,whats your purpose for this amp? are you planning to gig with it, or record, or just jam? i dont think a spider would be very good for recording,because of the dryness in the sound. its un-natural sounding IMO. but i've never tried recording with one,so i dont really know
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#24
Go spider Valve get the head not the combo, head sounds better
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#25
how about the Vetta II combo.
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#26
I'm in a simular boat. I've been playing for close to a year and am starting to out grow my Spider 3. For a practice amp, I've liked how easy it is to use a Spider, you just plug it in, turn it on and go, but obviously the tone is lacking. I play mostly high gain metal, but I'm strickly a bedroom musician. Right now I'm looking at a Spider Valve, a Flextone 3 and a Bugera 333XL combo. I'm leaning toward the Bugera, but it might be to much amp for my needs.
#27
What part of FOR WHAT YOU ARE PLAYIN THERE ARE MUCH BETTER AMPS do you fail to understand? carvin v3 combo, engl thunder combo, 5150 combo, used F-30/Rectoverb Combo. These all will sound much better and much more full than a spider valve or a flextone.
#28
Quote by BMXfreak000
Im not going tube except Spider Valve.
Repeat, I am not going tube except Spider Valve.
I like how with a Line 6, i can get many different tones for blues, jazz, clean n crunch, even if they aren't the best.
Im just trying to decide between these two.

Why?

What makes the Spider Valve different?
#29
Try some decent tube amps at a decent volume. First you're saying that you want an amp that's good for metal and shred, and then you're saying you want a modelling amp because you want all kinds of tones from it. Make up your mind kid.