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#1
The question's there. So it's due to arrive this Tuesday and I'm really anxious about how it'll sound with my Boss GT-8. I know the amp's already got a whole lot of effects inside that sound great but will it also perform and sound great with my GT-8?

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#2
why did you buy a spider II?

btw, i don't think your gt-8 will sound good in it
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#3
oh dear, why not?
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#4
Not a good place to talk about Line6... lol
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#5
Not really no - you'd have been better off getting something like a Peavey Bandit...currently the GT-8's little more than an oversized doorstop.
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Wrong. Have you ever tried a Flextone or Vetta? Also they make some pretty good pedals (DL-4). But yeah the Spider series is kinda meh.
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#8
do you guys think the amp will by vulnerable to like clipping and stuff? the bass on my gt-8 can be overwhelming
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#9
Quote by soul_power
Wrong. Have you ever tried a Flextone or Vetta? Also they make some pretty good pedals (DL-4). But yeah the Spider series is kinda meh.


I've got nothing against them dude, they just don't seem very popular here.
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#10
Its generally a bad idea to pump a multi-fx unit through a modelling amp. It won't sound good.
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#11
I think it would sound ok not the best but okay.


But you should of tried it out first before buying/ordering it out man/dude/duddett.
#13
it will be alright. nothing amazing. i have a spider II that i bought a while ago. its actually not bad for running pedals through if you set it up right on the clean channel. there are a lot of spider haters on ug... most have never played one. i wouldn't worry about it although you should have done a lot more research. its an alright practice amp but don't plan on using it for much else
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Quote by soul_power
Wrong. Have you ever tried a Flextone or Vetta? Also they make some pretty good pedals (DL-4). But yeah the Spider series is kinda meh.


ya bvut were not talking about those amps
were talking about the spider
at least you didnt get the 150w halfstack or whatever
#15
hmm I initially had plans to get the Marshall MG15DFX but my budget sorta wouldn't allow it. Do you guys think I'll be satisfied with the sound anyway?
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#16
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#17
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hmm I initially had plans to get the Marshall MG15DFX but my budget sorta wouldn't allow it. Do you guys think I'll be satisfied with the sound anyway?


It depends on how long you've played for and what amps you've used before basically. What I mean is that the sound of the spiders is fine to me (*flame shield*) but that's because I haven't used any particularly amazing amps and I've only been playing 1 1/2 years.
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#18
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hmm I initially had plans to get the Marshall MG15DFX but my budget sorta wouldn't allow it. Do you guys think I'll be satisfied with the sound anyway?

dude, why do u like crap amps? get a peavey, or crate or whatever, but kill/sell the spider, and do not think about an mg.
#19
Hmm well I've been a pretty solid/devoted player for around 4 years. I've tried many amps before and I do believe that the Line 6 is a pretty decent amp, having tried it many times before. So as long as I achieve a great clean tone outta the Line 6, the GT-8 will hopefully sound great?
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#21
Providing you can do that, it should sound fairly decent.
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#22
well if u only want the clean on the line 6, why did u get it, and didnt spend on an it? u could have just have an non-modeling amp...

PS: same situation, just wanted a good clean, without distortion on high volumes. not gigging. so i got a peavey backstage for cents. pretty happy.
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#26
Effects need to be placed on an effect loop, line-6 does not have an effect loop.

Effects need to be placed after the preamp effects/distortion, and before the poweramp, that is why amps have effects loop connections.

if you apply pedal effects and then amp effects and distortion the sound will degrade specially at high volume on tube amps, and on al volumes on SS.

you might be able to get a way with it while on clean channel.

I tube amps, if the powerstage has distortion in it, you can't have effects loops like the original JCM-800, on these, you use a line-out then coonect your pedals there and bridge the signal through another amp that is only used for power stage amplification.
#27
Wow, I can't believe you said you were thinking of a MG as alternative on UG.com... As for the thread, I think pumping your BOSS into that Spider wouldn't be too bad unless you are playing for tone Nazis.
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#28
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Wow, I can't believe you said you were thinking of a MG as alternative on UG.com... As for the thread, I think pumping your BOSS into that Spider wouldn't be too bad unless you are playing for tone Nazis.

True, from what I've noticed usually most people at a show wont know the difference in sound between a Spider and say a JCM800.
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#29
A muiltieffects processor plugged into an amp with built in multieffects will be a little bit redundant, and usefull for little more than practice.
#31
go to my profile and give "roots of life- your essence" a listen. It was recorded with ym digitech rp80 through my spider III. It's digital, But you might like it. And the gt-8 is way better than the digitech rp80, so I would expect a slightly better tone.

Although the spider doesn't seem to like pedals and the distortion makes me want to kill meself.
#32
a nice set of high quality headphones will go better with your GT-8 than a spider.

I pretty much Just use headphones with my Pod for my late night practices.. and you get the benefit of a thick stereo sound if you use a fast ping pong delay.

if you need to have an amp with your GT-8. find anything with a tube power section. and use the FX return as your input. (also how i use my PodXT for jams..)
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#33
Or sell your GT-8, return the mediocre amp, and get yourself a good amp something thats preferably not a solid state amp. Either way the GT-8 is going to make it sound too digital on its own but hey some people like that I suppose...
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#34
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Or sell your GT-8, return the mediocre amp, and get yourself a good amp something thats preferably not a solid state amp. Either way the GT-8 is going to make it sound too digital on its own but hey some people like that I suppose...

This also works.
#35
The spider take the gt-8 decently.

Spider is a good pratice amp IMO
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#36
So you bought a modelling amp with a ton of built in effects and a multi pedal with a ton of effects. Sounds a bit redundant. One or the other would have worked just as good and probably cheaper.
#37
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#38
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^^ it won't be that bad...not everyone on ug is a touring professional you know...


yes but that doesnt you have to sound ****, and a 15w palomino is not the coice of the proffesional, its jus ta smarter choice
#39
anyone who is saying that the effects will sound bad through the spider has probably never tried one. the tone will be just as good as any other ss amp in the price range. provided you run your effects throught the clean channel with zero gain and all your eq's at 5 you should be fine and it wont sound bad at all for a solid state.
#40
Quote by soul_power
Wrong. Have you ever tried a Flextone or Vetta? Also they make some pretty good pedals (DL-4). But yeah the Spider series is kinda meh.


Except the really small ones. Those are all right if you need a bunch of FX and crap on the go. But the bigger ones just suck.
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