#1
I really got to dive in and play with a 2 12 combo Line 6 Spider Valve. Not to impressed. It was a little dry and lacked that sweet tube definition. The dirty channel is a little to synthetic sounding no matter what I did. The clean isn't anything to write home about but it is better than some. The on-board-effects are typical of a line 6 so I wasn't to let down by that. I was let down by the total package. I guess I expected more from Bogner. I have a good friend with an Ubershall and it is amazing. Very versitale. You would think Bogner would only put their name on the best of the best. I would like to here some feedback from some owners of the Spidervalve to see if they get some good tones and what the recording capabilities are.
#3
The Spider Valves were over-hyped by Line6. It's another typical move by Line6, the same technology in a different package. The Spider Valves are practically the Spider III's modeling preamp with a tube poweramp section. Nothing too new or innovative other than sticking Bogner's logo on the amp as a marketing tool.