#1
Hi,

I'm like a real beginner and I've been using an old classical guitar for ages, and i now want to get a electric and amp. I've decided to go for the Squier Affinity Telecaster but i can't decide on an amplifier... I want one with good effects (Reverb, Echo etc..) but i dont wanna blow the budget. I'm looking 2 spend about £60 -£80. I have been looking at Line6 Spider III 15.... Any comments or ideas????

Thanks
#2
Leave the Spider well alone. It is garbage. What music do you play?

I'd say go for a Vox Valvetronix, it's around your price range.
#3
Hi,

Thanks very much 4 ur reply.... Why is the Spider garbage???

I play alternative, indie, garage rock, classic rock, punk, some heavy rock, but not too heavy... any more suggestions based on that??

Thanks
#5
because it's unresponsive, digital sounding, thin, and simply bad.


the valvetronix would be fine for those genres
#7
Yeah, i was thinking of the micro cube??? what do u think about those??? aparrently even tho they are 2 watts they pack an almighty punch

Thanks
#8
No, stick with the Vox. It's a nice starter amp if you want built-in effects. The Spider has very bad cleans and the distortion is only good when it's turned up really high.

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#9
Roland Microcube

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#10
I've got a spider II (see my sig) and its alright, but the distortion and effects sound really horrible and metallic (not in a good way, lol). I didnt really notice it until i got my vox VR15, which comes highly recommended
#11
As much as the Spiders are maligned in many guitar circles, they really do make great beginner amps. Personally I'd rather have a Valvetronix, but the low wattage Spiders do at least have the redeeming quality of being a good starting point (the higher wattage Spiders don't count as they have no redeeming qualities).
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#12
Quote by krazykop
Yeah, i was thinking of the micro cube??? what do u think about those??? aparrently even tho they are 2 watts they pack an almighty punch

Thanks

not a great amp IMO. the DA5 by vox is better by far, and has more options.
#14
Thanks for all the advice, but the Vox is just a tad too expensive..... I think the effects on the Micro Cube are really good and the volume is really good, any comments??!!?!?!
#15
damn....look at all those questions marks and exclamation points after his sentence! . . krazykop really IS krazy!!!
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#17
If it's just for practice (practice NOT with a drummer) the VOX DA5 and Microcube would be fine. I opted for the Vox but that was out of preference. If you will be playing with a drummer at some point, these won't do.
#18
+1 to the Cube. I tried out one a few weeks ago, and I was absolutly amazed that a inexpensive Solid State could sound that good. btw a tele wouldn't be very good for heavier stuff.
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#19
Get the roland cube.
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#21
Cheers guys.... Yeah im not gonna use the amp around a drummer, also, i tried out the Spider III and it seems as though its really crunchy and for really heavy stuff and im not into that stuff, so on that basis would u recommend the MicroCube

Cheers
#22
+1 for the VOX.

I used to own the AD30VT and it has really nice models. Still can't hold a candle to the real thing but excellent if you don't have thousands to blow on vintage amps and effects.

A couple of my co-workers have the AD15VT and are pleased with them as practice amps.
#23
Yes. Microcube.
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#24
Thanks for your advice,

does anyone have the microbube because i would like to hear from someone who has it how it performs and how loud it is.... Thanx
#25
thanx guys! xD
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