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Some of you might have noticed I've been back and forth deciding on getting a Line6 Vetta 2. I stopped at GC on my way home from the college today and I'm a proud new owner of a Line6 Vetta 2 2x12 combo! There's so much to this amp, it's going to take me days to play around and get the hang of it. It's loaded with:

- 70+ amp models
- 27 cab models
- 50+ effects
- A.I.R. II with 6 mic models and different mic positions
- A bunch of I&O options
- Open back cab
- Effects Loop
- Dual Amp function
-4 band parametric and graphic EQ's

There's so much to it along with deep editing capabilities. I can go in and edit how I want the entire rig hooked up. The coolest thing about it is the dual amp function. It allows me to either blend them together, use one at a time, or run them in stereo - one amp panned to the right speaker and the other amp panned to the left speaker.

This thing is LOUD! Surprisingly, it sounds better cranked. It sounds great at bedroom levels, but as you turn it up it comes to life. It sounds more articulate and has more balls. At low volume levels, the low end sounds a bit flubby, but that goes away once it's turned up.

I'll post more info on the amp later. I've got so much ahead of me with this amp. I'll have to read through the manual tonight. Here's some pictures I took. I used my phone, so a few may be a bit blurry.

















#2
Wow, I always wanted one of these modeling amps, but I haven't the money after I got my ENGL. Does it live up to the price though?
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#3
Pretty cool! Way to get a good Line 6 and not a ****ty Spider. *thumbs up*
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#4
Nice, but you're using it to replace a Legacy? Sounds a little backwards to me.

Ah, well. Congrats anyway.

#5
Quote by SQHero
Wow, I always wanted one of these modeling amps, but I haven't the money after I got my ENGL. Does it live up to the price though?


The guys at my local GC know me very well. They make deals for me, I don't even have to ask. I got a great deal on this amp, it's very much worth it! I'll try and get some clips over the next week or so.

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Pretty cool! Way to get a good Line 6 and not a ****ty Spider. *thumbs up*


I've got enough experience to know what to and what not to get. No way I'd pick up a Spider lol.
#6
I love my POD X3
Glad you like your Vetta
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#8
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Nice, but you're using it to replace a Legacy? Sounds a little backwards to me.

Ah, well. Congrats anyway.


I've got my Legacy up for sale, but I'm not so sure I'm going to sell it. If it doesn't go any time soon, I'll probably hold on to it. I'll be touring with my friends band this summer, which is why I bought the Vetta 2. The Legacy is perfect for my instrumental work, but I'm rarely doing that anymore. It's pretty hard to keep an instrumental band going, let alone find a local audience that can get into instrumental music.

Quote by Element182
I love my POD X3
Glad you like your Vetta


Yea, the PodX3's are nice. If I didn't buy my PodXT two years ago, I would have gotten an X3.

Quote by webbtje
If this amp's good enough for Meshuggah, it's good enough for anyone. Nice buy.


Meshuggah, Ron Thal (Bumblefoot), Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Steve Wilson (Porcupine Tree), and others use the Vetta 2. If it's good enough for them, it sure as hell is good enough for me.
#9
I hear these are the sacing grace of Line6. I played a couple, but only the clean channel a few times and then moved onto some other stuff.
Good buy, from what I hear, though.

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#11
Nice--needs clips.
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#12
Quote by Slaytanic1993
I hear these are the sacing grace of Line6. I played a couple, but only the clean channel a few times and then moved onto some other stuff.
Good buy, from what I hear, though


Honestly, my expectations for this amp weren't high. After I sat with it for a while, I'm amazed how it sounds and everything it's capable of. I still need to pick up the Shortboard to make navigating the amp live easier.

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Nice--needs clips.


Clips will be coming soon. I've got a last minute paper to write for my Microeconomics class, once I get that out of the way I'll record some clips. Anything in particular that anyone wants to hear?
#14
Man that amp looks awesome, I bet its cleans are really good, right?
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#15
I'm jealous.. I'd like to atleast try out of those out sometime.. No stores around here have it for some dumb reason.
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#18
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What tuning are you in? We'll see...


I've got a 7-string with the usual BEADGBE tuning, two 6-strings in E standard, another 6 in Eb, and another 6 in D standard.

Quote by guitarist_with
Man that amp looks awesome, I bet its cleans are really good, right?


The cleans on the Vetta are amazing. I've got a patch utilizing the dual amp function - Roland Jazz Chorus panned to the left speaker and a Blackface panned to the right speaker. It's unbelievable.

Quote by Vanquish
I'm jealous.. I'd like to atleast try out of those out sometime.. No stores around here have it for some dumb reason.


A lot of stores don't carry the Vetta because of it's price tag. Not a lot of people know what it is and what it's capable of, so they're not big sellers. The first time you get a chance to sit with one, they look complicated but they really aren't. There are a lot of buttons and knobs, but everything is labeled. If you've got any experience using a PodXT, X3, or XTL, it's similar to that, just a bit more advanced and in depth.

Quote by papersun87
My friend has a Vetta . . . good choice. Hope you like it.


Which one does your friend have, the Vetta 1 or 2?

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#20
The Vetta 1 is nice as well. With all the updates, it's practically the same as the Vetta 2.
#22
Quote by Platinum Pro
good choice man my local music store has one of these don't know for how much but they have one


They're not cheap, but they're worth it. Once I get a midi controller, the thing replaces my entire rig. Less hassle for me at gigs.
#25
Quote by rhettro
I think that's the ultimate amp for a cover band.


Pair it up with a Variax and you'd be set.

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If you don't mind me asking how much did you get it for?


I got a VERY good deal on it.
#26
Nice buy, man.

I tried one of these out one time, and quite honestly, it turned my opinion around on Line 6, it gave me some great sounds.

Hope you have fun with it, and good luck with your tour later in the year.
#27
Quote by snot_foster25
Nice buy, man.

I tried one of these out one time, and quite honestly, it turned my opinion around on Line 6, it gave me some great sounds.

Hope you have fun with it, and good luck with your tour later in the year.


Thanks! We're starting up sooner than I thought. They're finishing up the album, in the mean time we'll be practicing and waiting for all the shows to be booked and finalized. A little faster than I expected, but can't complain.
#28
Are you touring with them as their support act, or are you just taking the extra guitarist role?

Presumably, you're not actually in the band?
#29
I was asked to join the band a few weeks back, so I'm still in the process of learning the music and getting a feel for the songs. They're no big-name band by any means, just looking to get his name out with the release of the album. We'll be opening for a few different bands on the East Coast starting, at the latest, June. Gives me time to make sure I know the ins-and-outs of the Vetta and program patches for each song.
#30
Sorry for all the questions, I have a flextone III so upgrading to a Vetta really interests me. I was wondering glitches of the Pod X3 aside, would you say the models are equal or better on the X3 than the Vetta II?
#31
Wow, very nice. It looks so damn cool

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I've got enough experience to know what to and what not to get. No way I'd pick up a Spider lol.

Hmm idk man. the spider is a bitching insane amp.
#32
If you're posting pictures of a digital amp ( ) at least have some high quality pics...
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#33
Quote by Osiris77
Sorry for all the questions, I have a flextone III so upgrading to a Vetta really interests me. I was wondering glitches of the Pod X3 aside, would you say the models are equal or better on the X3 than the Vetta II?


Not a problem. I haven't tried a PodX3 yet, but from what I've heard people are saying it sounds slightly better than the Vetta. I'm not sure if that's true or not, seems kind of hard to believe. Line6 has been releasing the the same technology in a new package over the years. With that being sad, I doubt the X3 sounds better, I could be wrong though. I wouldn't recommend picking up an X3L, I'd wait it out until Line6 works out the bugs. Is there anything you want to hear from the Vetta 2? I'll try and record some clips this week.

Quote by False_God
Wow, very nice. It looks so damn cool


It's not a bad looking amp at all, pretty nice actually.

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If you're posting pictures of a digital amp ( ) at least have some high quality pics...


I was going to use my digital to get pics, but something's up with it. Time for a new camera. The ones I got with my camera are fine, better than posting a thread about a new amp and not including pics.
#34
Dude just post this on the gear showing thread...
Vettas.. if it sounds how you want it, great for you. I will never ever join the Line 6 collective though... no tubes is like a sin for me
#35
Quote by Highwaytohell
Dude just post this on the gear showing thread...
Vettas.. if it sounds how you want it, great for you. I will never ever join the Line 6 collective though... no tubes is like a sin for me


No offense or anything, but people need to wake up and realize that modeling technology can sound just as good as tubes, if not better with regards to the amp(s) at hand. I know a guy that used to use a Vetta 2, dialed in a Mark IV-like patch and fooled all of the tube amp snobs over on Harmony Central, many of which claimed it was the best tone they've ever heard... must be embarassing when you don't know what amp the person is using and you believe it's one thing and ends up being a modeler.
#36
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No offense or anything, but people need to wake up and realize that modeling technology can sound just as good as tubes, if not better with regards to the amp(s) at hand. I know a guy that used to use a Vetta 2, dialed in a Mark IV-like patch and fooled all of the tube amp snobs over on Harmony Central, many of which claimed it was the best tone they've ever heard... must be embarassing when you don't know what amp the person is using and you believe it's one thing and ends up being a modeler.


Link to the thread? I bet their reactions were hilarious.

Very nice amp! Do we get any clips?
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#37
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Link to the thread? I bet their reactions were hilarious.

Very nice amp! Do we get any clips?


I'll try and find the thread when I get home later, I have to get to my next class. I'll be recording some clips later this week. Anything you want to hear?
#38
No offense or anything, but people need to wake up and realize that modeling technology can sound just as good as tubes, if not better with regards to the amp(s) at hand. I know a guy that used to use a Vetta 2, dialed in a Mark IV-like patch and fooled all of the tube amp snobs over on Harmony Central, many of which claimed it was the best tone they've ever heard... must be embarassing when you don't know what amp the person is using and you believe it's one thing and ends up being a modeler.


Modelers have came a long way, and if you need a lot of different tones then that would be the way to go. I love tube OD, but modlers will only keep geting better and cheaper as time goes on. I don't think tube amps will ever be complety replaced, to many purest who will say they can tell the differnce. Personally I am a tube man, but I can get every sound I want out of my tube amp with a tube screamer, a volume knob, and a couple of effects. A tube amp is perfect for what I am after but like I said if you are in need of tones then it probally one of the best amps made for that. They cannot do every thing perfect but can do most things very very well. Good luck with your new amp, I hope you like it and enjoy it.
#39
Quote by Guitarmiester
I'll try and find the thread when I get home later, I have to get to my next class. I'll be recording some clips later this week. Anything you want to hear?


Sweet. I'd quite like to hear something lower gain and crunchy from the Vetta, that's the kind of sound I've never been able to get out of PODs, something always seems to be missing.

But really anything you can give us is great!
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#40
Quote by Johnbryant
Modelers have came a long way, and if you need a lot of different tones then that would be the way to go. I love tube OD, but modlers will only keep geting better and cheaper as time goes on. I don't think tube amps will ever be complety replaced, to many purest who will say they can tell the differnce. Personally I am a tube man, but I can get every sound I want out of my tube amp with a tube screamer, a volume knob, and a couple of effects. A tube amp is perfect for what I am after but like I said if you are in need of tones then it probally one of the best amps made for that. They cannot do every thing perfect but can do most things very very well. Good luck with your new amp, I hope you like it and enjoy it.


I'm definitely not against tube amps. I know I'll never be able to get a warm, smooth lead tone out of the Vetta that my Legacy produces. Nice to see someone else around here who makes use of their guitars volume and tone knobs rather than keep them maxed. The Vetta actually responds somewhat well when I back off my guitars volume knob. Doesn't clean up as well as a tube amp, but still faithfully attempts to keep dynamics in tact.
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