#1
Okay. My limit of 400 dollars has been delivered to me by the almighty Zeus; now I need your guys help picking an amp to buy.

My current debate is between 2 amps:

The Roland 60 Cube

http://www.roland.com/PRODUCTS/EN/CUBE-60/index.html


and the


Line 6 Spider III 120


http://line6.com/spideriii120/index.html


I have some specific questions, and if they could be answered for both, that'd be a great help.


1. Which amp is most versatile?
2. Which amp is louder?
3. Which amp has lower harmonic distortion (meaning which distorts at higher volumes), or basically, which one has better sound quality overall?
4. Which one has more/better/utilitarian inputs/outputs?
5. Is there anything that one amp clearly has over the other one?


Thanks a bunch dudes!
#2
1. Which amp is most versatile? Cube 60
2. Which amp is louder? About the same, probably the Spider but it's not that important
3. Which amp has lower harmonic distortion (meaning which distorts at higher volumes), or basically, which one has better sound quality overall? Cube 60
4. Which one has more/better/utilitarian inputs/outputs? Don't know what your asking
5. Is there anything that one amp clearly has over the other one? Cube 60 sounds better, that's about it.
#3
Out of those, most people will say the Cube.

However, I'd broaden your horizons a bit, check out some tube combos as well.
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#4
Of those two, the Roland hands down. But I would look at used tube amps in your area and hopefully not get flamed for saying so.
#5
Cube 60, Cube 60, Cube 60!! It's WAY better than the spider. trust me. Cube 60 sounds great with harmonics and is basically an all around better amp than the spider.
#6
if you have 400 get a peavey valveking

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#7
peavey valveking 112

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#8
Quote by Geartrigger
1. Which amp is most versatile? Cube 60
2. Which amp is louder? About the same, probably the Spider but it's not that important
3. Which amp has lower harmonic distortion (meaning which distorts at higher volumes), or basically, which one has better sound quality overall? Cube 60
4. Which one has more/better/utilitarian inputs/outputs? Don't know what your asking
5. Is there anything that one amp clearly has over the other one? Cube 60 sounds better, that's about it.


I just wanna know which has more inputs/outputs. Also, I've had my heart pretty set on the cube 60 for awhile now. This spider III thing just seemed kinda good so I wanted to know what you guys thought of it compared to the cube 60, since, I really haven't seen one bad review of it. But, I'm pretty sure now I'm just gonna go with the cube 60. Thanks for all your help though.

P.S.
I was also wondering what I should get for a footswitch. I just wanna be able to switch between the two channels and the effects.

I was looking at this one...

FS-5L Footswitch

and this one...

FS-1 Single Footswitch

I know they're pretty much the same, but I just want your opinions. Also if you could tell about any other ones that I should look at I'd appreciate that too.
Thanks
Last edited by GITARdud391 at Jun 3, 2008,
#10
What kind of music are you playing? You could get a better amp than the cube if you wanted.
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#11
Get a Valveking... unless you play jazz, a solid-state amp isn't really worth it.

Valvekings cost $400 new, are all-tube amps, generally sound better and will probably be louder than a Cube.
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#12
there are tons of tube options for that kind of money.
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#13
Well, I'm gonna playing be mostly hard rock and metal, some jazz type stuff too; music like Paramore and Incubus. I really don't want a tube amp right now, simply because I don't want to deal with the tubes and stuff, and I just really want this amp, lol. Also I've played other roland cubes and I liked them so I know I'm gonna like this one. Plus like I said before, I've yet to read a bad review for it yet.
#14
If you really like the cube then get it. But in all honesty, tubes are not all that complicated. Its like any other amp, they just sound much better.
The valveking will probably suit you best since it is the most versatile. Its also great for hard rock and can get pretty metal sounding especially with a tubescreamer in front of it.

But like i said, get the cube if you really want it. Just know that you have tons of "better" options at that price range.
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#15
Tubes are little more than fancy light bulbs and only require change every few years.
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#16
tube amps will generally be easier to fix if theres a problem too.
if your cube breaks, no point in fixing a solid state, you just get a new amp.
you'll want to go tube later on anyways.
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#18
It'll go to hard rock/classic metal territory, but for real metal you're going to need a speaker change.
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