#1
I think they are a good practice / bedroom amp. I wouldn't do a big gig with one but for a small jam /practice amp I see no problems. Alot of people say it sounds to 'digital'.. and at first they can. But if you dial in a proper tone it sounds quite good.

I have a 75 watt version. AndI've had alot of compliments about the tones you can dial in or out with it. Just take some time and learn the amp.

Don't take this thread as "line 6 is da best" kind of thing. I know they are not. But I just think they are a decent practice amp.
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Quote by J rock
I think they are a good practice / bedroom amp. I wouldn't do a big gig with one but for a small jam /practice amp I see no problems. Alot of people say it sounds to 'digital'.. and at first they can. But if you dial in a proper tone it sounds quite good.

I have a 75 watt version. AndI've had alot of compliments about the tones you can dial in or out with it. Just take some time and learn the amp.

Don't take this thread as "line 6 is da best" kind of thing. I know they are not. But I just think they are a decent practice amp.


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#3
Because the bigger ones are a waste of money.

They use cheap modelling processors and they don't sound all too great. The only thing remotely usable is the crunch channel.

The effects are turd.

They're harsh and overly fuzzy, especially when loud.

They're overpriced.

They're great practice amps though. But that's it.

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Because the bigger ones are a waste of money.

They use cheap modelling processors and they don't sound all too great. The only thing remotely usable is the crunch channel.

The effects are turd.

They're harsh and overly fuzzy, especially when loud.

They're overpriced.

They're great practice amps though. But that's it.

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I agree with the bigger ones. I wouldn't go buy a half stack or anything.. But I still think hey are a good amp for jamming and practicing.
#6
Shouldnt this be in the Guitar Gear sub-forum?
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#7
As practice amps, I would personally not mind having one.

But seriously, the half-stacks and higher-wattage combos are just glorified practice amps, and don't offer huge improvements on tone. You really don't need one of those to practice anyway - a 30-watt practice amp (SS) should be more than enough.
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#8
1. typical UG hate - most people probably haven't tried one.

2. much better options in it's price range.

The fact that you use it as just a practice/small gig amp makes me wonder why you need a 75W SS amp for that.
#9
UGers are just annoyed by the people who waste their money on a Spider Halfstack and compensate by bragging about it.
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#10
I find that the line 6 spyders are much like the danelectro pedals, they're cheaply made and the people who actually buy it are usually too tone-deaf to recognize the difference between "digital" and "not-horrible sounding"
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#11
Take my word for it. I know I have owned them. I had a 30W, then I got the half stack. the 150W one. They are cool, yes they make great practice amps, but in reality that is about it. They sound good in a small room for practice, but if you take one and put it in a place i.e. a stage for a gig. They don't get the sound you like. They can't handle the loudness very well. Sure they get loud, but if you turn it up really high it kinda screws the sound up. And my problem with the Spider III's is that you only get a few sounds out of it. They aren't very versatile. And they don't make good amps for covers at all. IMO though. But hey it is purely your choice personally I like Vox valvetrionix amps the best. I have the AD100VTH & V12BK half stack and it rawks bawls!!!!
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#12
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1. typical UG hate - most people probably haven't tried one.

2. much better options in it's price range.

The fact that you use it as just a practice/small gig amp makes me wonder why you need a 75W SS amp for that.

When jamming with drums and bass I like to be able to hear myself loud and clear. I hate straining to be able to hear myself.
#13
I have the 75 watt also and I can't hardly stand to play it. The tone on it just sounds so cold and brittle.But even if it sounded great I have problems with the controls for the different presets ,the display and the controller should have been bigger plus they don't include a manual with the Amp.
Comparing it my Fender Superchamp XD it isn't even close, the Fender all the way. Even though it is considered a hybrid and uses digital technology it still sounds warmer and more organic than the Spider III.
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#15
Quote by J rock
I think they are a good practice / bedroom amp. I wouldn't do a big gig with one but for a small jam /practice amp I see no problems. Alot of people say it sounds to 'digital'.. and at first they can. But if you dial in a proper tone it sounds quite good.

I have a 75 watt version. AndI've had alot of compliments about the tones you can dial in or out with it. Just take some time and learn the amp.

Don't take this thread as "line 6 is da best" kind of thing. I know they are not. But I just think they are a decent practice amp.

Its good you like it.


Not alot of people do, who cares? I sure dont and I hope you dont. But making this thread kinda blows that thought out of the water because you want to defend it.

If it sounds good to you why should it matter what other people think..

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#16
Its not bad, its really good. the best amp for the $$$. You can get really loud and still hear yourself with a good tone over a bass and drums.
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#17
They're OK, but only OK. If given a choice between a Line 6 and other small SS combos I'd take the Line 6 every time. But if you gig or you're playing with a band they aren't good.

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#18
my room mate has one and the distortion sounds like balls on it. i dont like them because everything sounds so fake. thats just my opinion. i have a roland cube 60 and it blows his spider out of the water.
#19
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I find that the line 6 spyders are much like the danelectro pedals, they're cheaply made and the people who actually buy it are usually too tone-deaf to recognize the difference between "digital" and "not-horrible sounding"


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#20
They are quite good. But there are many better ones, and that's the reason for Line6 hatred.
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#21
There's a pawn shop neaby where I live and they have the 75watt head for practically pocket change (skip a lunch or two and it's paid for). I'm half tempted to pick it up just to see what all the fuss is about.
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#22
Quote by J rock
I think they are a good practice / bedroom amp. I wouldn't do a big gig with one but for a small jam /practice amp I see no problems. Alot of people say it sounds to 'digital'.. and at first they can. But if you dial in a proper tone it sounds quite good.

I have a 75 watt version. AndI've had alot of compliments about the tones you can dial in or out with it. Just take some time and learn the amp.

Don't take this thread as "line 6 is da best" kind of thing. I know they are not. But I just think they are a decent practice amp.

hey do you think you could tell me some "proper tones" for the spider. because im having a hard time getting good tones out of it.

BTW i didn't buy it. my dad bought it for me at chirstmas and the GC salesman tricked him into buying it.
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This Thread Sucks Spiders Suck Buy A Flextone If U Want Line 6!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#28
I have a 100watt, and with a Boss Me-50 it sounds pretty good. If they suck so much, what IS a good metal amp?!
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I have a 100watt, and with a Boss Me-50 it sounds pretty good. If they suck so much, what IS a good metal amp?!



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#30
my friend has the 15 watt and i actually would prefer my 15 watt crate over it anyday, that being said there alright amps but not worth it after the 15 or 30 watt.
#31
Just got one for my Li'l Bro one.

It's a overly expensive amp for it's lack in tone.
it's great for beginners.
and Guitar Center can easily rip you off on one.

Line 6's only good amp is the Vetta 2.
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#33
Quote by J rock
But I just think they are a decent practice amp.


Then you'd be correct.

The main problem is that the Spider III (along with the MG100HDFX) is one of the more popular options for those who are looking for a cheap half stack, which is a shame. The harsh response to these threads kind of trickles into other Spider threads.
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