#1
Should I get the Line 6 Spider III (15):http://www.guitarcenter.com/Line-6-Spider-III-15-15W-1x8-Guitar-Combo-Amp-103944831-i1168996.gc or the Roland Micro-Cube:http://www.guitarcenter.com/Roland-Micro-Cube-Combo-Amp-481169-i1175936.gc. One thing I'm wondering is why the micro cube is more expensive then the Spider when the Spider has more watts.
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#2
Because the spider III is in league with the Marshall MG to force bad tone and overall sound on everyone in the world.
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#3
The Roland Cubes are better amps than the line 6 spiders'. Try looking at the Cube 15 oe 20x they should be cheaper.
#6
well i want one with effects in it. Oh also GuitarUtimate? your post made no sense what so ever
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#7
Haha, sorry for being rather cryptic, the spider III has a reputation for having really bad tone. Especially around here.

But it sounds like you've made up your mind anyways.
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#8
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Should I get the Line 6 Spider III (15):http://www.guitarcenter.com/Line-6-Spider-III-15-15W-1x8-Guitar-Combo-Amp-103944831-i1168996.gc or the Roland Micro-Cube:http://www.guitarcenter.com/Roland-Micro-Cube-Combo-Amp-481169-i1175936.gc. One thing I'm wondering is why the micro cube is more expensive then the Spider when the Spider has more watts.

the spider is absolute rubbish. the cube is decent, on the other hand.



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why is the 12 watter 900 dollars more than the awesome 550 watter ?!?!
because wattage =/ tone or quality.
#9
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Haha, sorry for being rather cryptic, the spider III has a reputation for having really bad tone. Especially around here.

But it sounds like you've made up your mind anyways.

it's alright. well both have effects. i was saying i wanted some to the guy who recommended the one with out effects. I'm still not sure though because the Roland is UGLY so keep suggesting. Also, on Guitar Center's website the Spider has really good reviews.
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#10
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it's alright. well both have effects. i was saying i wanted some to the guy who recommended the one with out effects. I'm still not sure though because the Roland is UGLY so keep suggesting. Also, on Guitar Center's website the Spider has really good reviews.


Of course it has good reviews - the damn site is selling the amp to you! Like hell they'd have bad reviews up there.

Also, I wouldn't judge an amp by how it looks at all. The tone is what matters.
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#11
Don't buy an amp for how it looks. Buy it for how it sounds!
And the Spider III is a total crap. Believe me.
#12
Get one of the bigger Roland cubes... I wouldn't want a microamp.
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#13
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it's alright. well both have effects. i was saying i wanted some to the guy who recommended the one with out effects. I'm still not sure though because the Roland is UGLY so keep suggesting. Also, on Guitar Center's website the Spider has really good reviews.

99% of the reviews on guitar center are pure bull****.
Don't ever even take them in to account when you are buying something, try it yourself.
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#14
I'm gonna have to jump off the bandwagon for a second.

While it's true that Spiders are not good at all if you're looking at the bigger ones for practices and gigs, I would say that it's a fine practice amp. I'd take it.
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#15
I have the Roland 20W Cube and its nice. Good cleans, very nice distortion, effects, it has everything you want. It had mutliple distortion setting from just a bit of overdrive to metal stack. very nice little practice amp. Sounds much better then the Spider III. Get the 20W.
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#16
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I'm gonna have to jump off the bandwagon for a second.

While it's true that Spiders are not good at all if you're looking at the bigger ones for practices in gigs, I would say that it's a fine practice amp. I'd take it.


Well i played one of the 15 spider III and it sounded really good
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#17
You cant go by reviews you see on music store sites. A 15 watt spider isnt to bad its the higher wattage ones that are a waste of money. But you will also want to look at buying the special pedal that goes with spiders if you want to switch channels etc. And spiders arent known for their reliability or resale value. The roland is a much better amp for the money. You can always go with a simpler amp with no effects and use a multifx or stomp boxes.
#18
well now i remember that when i played on the metal one and then a few minuets later i went to the clean or twang and i couldnt hear ANYTHING
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#19
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well now i remember that when i played on the metal one and then a few minuets later i went to the clean or twang and i couldnt hear ANYTHING

There's differences in the preset's channel volume. Just turn it up.
#20
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Well i played one of the 15 spider III and it sounded really good

No offense or anything but how long have you been playing? You probably couldn't tell the difference in sound between that Spider and a Dumble. My point being is it takes a while for you to develop an ear for tone. You my like it now but somewhere down the road you're going to find yourself saying "My amp sounds like ****. I should have taken the advice of those people on UG". Now it seems like you're hellbent on getting the Spider so why the hell did you even ask for peoples opinions if you're not going to listen to them?
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#21
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There's differences in the preset's channel volume. Just turn it up.

I turned it all the way up
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#22
If it's a bedroom practice beginner amp, I like the SIII's because of that input for mp3 players and such. Nice to play along with stuff sometimes.

I've actually gigged with my 75w, but I'm also a geek and spent the time really dialing in a tone that didn't sound digital and sterile. I don't plan on doing it for much longer, though, but you can, with patience, massage them a bit. If I could turn back time, I probably would have gone a different direction, though. I knew what I was buying though, so I guess I shouldn't kick myself too harshly.

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#23
the reviews are bull****, the line 6 spider sounds like so much ass it isn't funny.

the microcube costs more because it sounds 10 times better..

anyone who thinks spiders sound good are new to guitar.. or they lost their taste in tone by playing through it since they were new to guitar...
very ****ty amp.
#24
I'd go for the spider, as long as its for practice then it's great, is there one with a smaller wattage?
#25
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If it's a bedroom practice beginner amp, I like the SIII's because of that input for mp3 players and such. Nice to play along with stuff sometimes.

I've actually gigged with my 75w, but I'm also a geek and spent the time really dialing in a tone that didn't sound digital and sterile. I don't plan on doing it for much longer, though, but you can, with patience, massage them a bit. If I could turn back time, I probably would have gone a different direction, though. I knew what I was buying though, so I guess I shouldn't kick myself too harshly.


Cube can do that too. All you need is a cable with 2 headphone (1/8", cd/mp3 player sized) jacks.