#1
Would this be a good amp? It has a great price tag, and it comes with built in effects. I was looking for a tube, but this is a SS. But it looks like you get a lot of bang for your buck with this one.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Line-6-Spider-III-30-30W-1x12-Guitar-Combo-Amp-103944799-i1168995.gc
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#2
You should look that one up in the search bar. You'll find loads of rave reviews.
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#3
I'd say without hesitiation that a cube 30x is a better amp for you(and in general).
#5
so thats a yes? this is a good amp? And I looked at that Roland, and while the recording is a plus, I don't know, the Line 6 has built in effects.
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#7
Okay. cool. Thanks, I think I'll go for the Roland.

Can someone give me a guess as to the size of the thing?
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#8
Oh, and I'm not looking for JUST a personal practice amp, I'm looking for a band practice and amateur recording, and maybe light gigging amp.
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Oh, and I'm not looking for JUST a personal practice amp, I'm looking for a band practice and amateur recording, and maybe light gigging amp.


I was expecting a sea of flames.
For your referance, the Spiders are HORRIBLE for all those purposes.

For your needs, your going to want to go tube. Do you have a budget?
#11
I was hoping in the $300's.

I was looking at a second hand Peavey Classic 30, but I think I'm sold on the Roland Cube 30x
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#13
Look at craigslist, ebay, and musicgoround.com for the Peavey Ultra 112. Its a good versatile rock/metal amp that runs in the $300's.

When you're first looking at amps, one with a lot of effects and amp models can look attractive. However, as your playing and ear for tone matures, you quickly learn that they just can't hold a candle to a real tube amp. Not to sound snobby, it's just I had to learn (spend) the hard way. Although, the Roland's do sound pretty good.
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#14
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I was hoping in the $300's.

I was looking at a second hand Peavey Classic 30, but I think I'm sold on the Roland Cube 30x



The Peavey Classic 30 is a big boy amp, while the Cube 30x is a little practice amp.
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The Peavey Classic 30 is a big boy amp, while the Cube 30x is a little practice amp.


Not just a big boy amp, the C30 is a hard rockin' MAN's amp.
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I'm a huge fan of Line 6's, but for a practice amp, NO!!!!!!!!


The Spider III 15 watter is actually a pretty decent practice amp for a beginner because it has a lot of bells and whistles. Buying a Spider that isn't the 15 watter is a bad idea though.
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#19
A cheap 15 watt spider as a practice amp to noodle around on and not need to hook up a bunch of pedals is not to bad. But for any other use they are junk. The effects arent that great, the amps are unreliable, sound terrible, and have really bad resale value.