#1
okay heres whats up.
my current is is a 1x12 line 6 spider 2
my drummer has a maple loud as anything drumset and i need something to be able to be heard. im pretty much only lookign at line 6 amps so dont bother trying to persuade me...actually id be interested in ideas but i doubt id go away from line 6.
at guitar center there is a used Line6 Spider 3 120 watt combo amp (the kind with 2 speakers) and its for 399 (its like 499 used i think). im wondering if thats enough power? my drummer said it deffinately would be enough for even gigs so id like some advice. i dont think i want to spend 700 on a halfstack from line6 so hopefully this will work. one day i will get a halfstack though probably within a year.
#8
Why don't you just go search through the entire forum first before you keep talking. Please do.
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#10
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No it wont and for the few people who manage to hear it.. .they will get cladmydia and die.


And the winner of the best line i have heard all week goes to you Stangconv..... I busted out laughing again on that one...
#11
#12
alright alright and i did search i found alot about the spider 3 120w but not about if it would be loud enough for practices. thats what i really need to know, sorry if its a dumb question but iver never really had a band but im ready to.
#13
I play large outside gigs with a 30 watt Vox AC30CC2. That overpriced, digital, lifeless POS Line 6 will be loud enough.
#14
I'm not even going to bother.

120 watts out of a spider should get over drums and such. It should be a good amount of volume for gigging. It'll sound like a cat in a blender, but it looks like you really like line 6 spiders.
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#15
wow are line 6's really that bad? (by the way it was a 150w not 120 my mistake). okay i dont know alot about amps so what would you guys reccomend, i cant think of anything else with the same price, same volume, and built in distortions i like. please recommend some amps to me then.
#16
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wow are line 6's really that bad? (by the way it was a 150w not 120 my mistake). okay i dont know alot about amps so what would you guys reccomend, i cant think of anything else with the same price, same volume, and built in distortions i like. please recommend some amps to me then.


Line 6 isn't necessarily bad, just their spiders.
First off, avoid built in stuff in amps.
If you really need distortions and effects, get a pod and a power amp or something.

But, i'm going to assume that you play metal or harder rock.
And, i'm going to assume that you have a 400 dollar budget.

With that information, I say to thee:

Peavey Valveking
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Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#17
i really am not an effects guy the only thing i liked built in with the spiders is the distortions, metal, insane, all that...i really liek them....im guessing the peavey has a distortion channel though. ill have to check it out.
is 50w tube enough for gigs? no idea ive never played a tube amp before
#18
Quote by KurtGotMurdered
ive never played a tube amp before

Oh, so that's why you thought the spider was a good amp .

Yes, 50 tube watts will be more than enough for gigging. And yes, even though it only has 2 channels, they sound much better than the spider's amp models. And, just toss a bad monkey or other OD in front of the valveking to get more distortion.
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#19
nah i dont think youll like the Valveking frankly couse i know what kind of player you are and its just not enough gain on those mofos for my taste.
Id have to say a B-52AT that would satisfy your needs for gain, and it sounds bettor than the valveking I have to say.
? why the hell do people recomend valekings when B-52s are way bettor for like an extra bill more or less.
Last edited by the-kidR44 at May 29, 2008,
#20
^I guess. I don't have any B52's near me, so I can't really try one out to get an honest opinion with it. I just know that the VK is a good, solid, cheap tube amp with a good amount of gain on tap.
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#22
im probably just going to sell em old spider get a louder one and hold on to that and use it as a practice/"oh crap i have a gig i never thought id have a gig this soon guess ill use my line 6 for now" amp until liek christmas then ill try to get a tube halfstack or somethin
#23
^well **** it its not like your a pro or anything if thats what you want then great
but damn are you a big fool, if i ever saw one.
#24
And the vidoe thing well whatever I prefer the B-52 bettor i dont know there both diffrently voiced hell but i just dont like the DS on the Valveking when comparing
Plus its just built bettor i think, its got more channels and knobs, its much more versatile.
Last edited by the-kidR44 at May 29, 2008,
#25
Man, you can gig with your 75 watt spider. It's called a PA, most solid venues have them. If it dosn't cut for practice with the band, get your drummer some practice pads.
#26
I think that this guy is an idiot. OP, you need to learn how to listen to the advice that people are giving you. I hightly doubt that you can tell if you like the distortion on a valveking from a youtube video. Go play it first before you jump to conclusions.
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The hotbar should be floating parallel to the principle axis at this point. Next, take a hammer, and beat yourself in the face while crying JIHAD. problem fixed.

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#27
You don't need a bigger amp than the one you already have, 75 watts, even solid state, is more than loud enough...

Sell the 75 watt spider and buy a nice amp instead