#1
spider iii amp and i am probably going to get shot but i never understood why people despise them whats wrong with them? (i aint sticking up for them i just want to know whats wrong with them.

MY mate has one and he loves it and quite a few people love them but this seems like a very anti marshall mg and spider iii website
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#2
They're ok practice amp's, but for all practice purposes (Read gigging/recording) they sound completely like ass. the spider III is ok for specific metal tones, but really nothing else.
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because everyone that ask about it refuses to use the searchbar!... other than that i have no problems with it what so ever
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They're ok practice amp's, but for all practice purposes (Read gigging/recording) they sound completely like ass. the spider III is ok for specific metal tones, but really nothing else.


Damn lies. They dont sound good for anything. They suck monkey balls.
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#5
They sound a little artificial to me, for combo amps i go for Rolands
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why thankyou for your constructive criticism on the spider III there!

It's not a 'bad' amp. It's just not very well recieved if you want to gig or record.
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There is nothing really wrong with it. Its more of a "really" heavy metal amp, meaning insane channel is amazing, clean is ok, and crunch/metal channels are lacking in definition. I have that amp and its perfectly fine for someone who likes to play contemporary death/black metal as well as metalcore. I'm more of a thrash player myself so its a bit too heavy on the lows for my liking.
#8
I used to have an Spider III 75w it had good cleans but the hi gain models sounded too digital to me.
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Damn lies. They dont sound good for anything. They suck monkey balls.


No, really; for sitting on your own and just practicing they're fine but I wouldn't want another musician to hear me play with such sterile tone.
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Nothing-I love it.It's got everything right there in the amp thatyou need and fo me beats an effect processor because of the accesibility.I want one....
#11
the 15w is probably the best amp you can buy for 100$ the 10w MG is horrible and the 15w Crate sucks too.
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Nothing-I love it.It's got everything right there in the amp thatyou need and fo me beats an effect processor because of the accesibility.I want one....


Have you ever played through a proper all-tube amp? If not go and do so then come back and tell us how "great" they are, there are much better modeling amps out there and some of them are still made by Line6, things like the Vetta series and the HD147 or whatever it is are pretty good actually, the spiders suck ass though.
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#13
i dont HATE it but it does sound too artificial
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#15
I own one. It's not a bad amp, but it's not a great amp either. Fine for practice though. Probably be trading mine in to get a Bugera 333xl or a Flextone.
#16
They are fine for cheap guitars and low volume levels.
Not much else.
Entry level modelling amps are pretty sour, but the Vox Valvetronix and Roland Cubes are the better low-level modellers.

For what you pay for a Spider, you could have a more versatile amp that has tubes in it.
By more versatile I mean it sounds better for more things.
Spiders sound good for cheap guitars and low volumes. Tube amps sound good with any guitar that doesn't blow and any volume level, but mostly crank it!
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the sound
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#18
I haven't found anything I haven't like about my Spider III (120 watt, 2x10"). It takes a bit to get the sounds you want, but once you have them it can sound pretty good. Yes, many of the presets sound terrible, but I'm not complaining. I've noticed many people don't like them, but don't let that stop you from trying one for a bit. You many like it, as I like mine. To each his own.
#19
They just sound digital and artificial. They are ok for practicing by yourself or maybe PRACTICING with a band, but not for gigging or recording. When I get a job, they first thing I want to buy is a nice tube amp.
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#20
I think they're the best thing that was thrown in the market.


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They're horrible at loud volumes, and that's preety much why I hate the mg's