#1
I do not want this to turn into a Line 6 hate thread but i do have a few questions and the search function did not turn up any answers. I know one of the complaints about the non valve Spider III series of amps was that you could pretty much plug any guitar in, from a $150.00 ESP LTD M-50 to a EMG equiped, $900 ESP LTD EC1000 and they would sound pretty much the same, is this true of the Spider Valve too? Also, i heard on the Spider III's that single coil pickups do not sound good at all, is this also true of the Spider Valve? Thanks guys.
- - Dave - -

Gear:

ESP LTD EC-1000 Amber Sunburst w/Duncans
Roland 20W Cube Amp

Want:
New tube amp.....
Last edited by DLesko at Mar 12, 2008,
#2
I heard the spider valve is ONLY good when cranked up very loud, then the tubes take over and much of the "digital" sound is gone
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#3
Quote by DLesko
Also, i heard on the Spider III's that single coil pickups do not sound good at all, is this also true of the Spider Valve? Thanks guys.


Spider 3 owner here. My single coil neck pickup sounds pretty good through it. I haven't tried the SV, but I hear the same things in regards to turning up the volume.
#4
Quote by Teh GIR
I heard the spider valve is ONLY good when cranked up very loud, then the tubes take over and much of the "digital" sound is gone


Not true. I played it at Guitar Center at about 1, and it was pretty warm-sounding. Not very digital at all, no matter what preset I had on.
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#5
to me it didnt really all sound digital the insane and metal channes are amazing but the crunch and cleans arent great