#1
i just watched a youtube vid, and yes, it did sound like shit, but i hear people saying they hate them for other reasons. why do people hate them so much?
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#2
I just dont like the sound of them.


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#3
well, yeah, i know(about grundy) but i haven't gotten around to changing my avatar yet....
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#5
I've played one, and they're bad, but not completly bollocks. It's an amp, and amplifies the guitar, like they do, so if it didn't do that, then it would be bollocks.

But people jump on the bandwagon aswell, just to act cool.
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#6
Because they sound bad and the cabinet seemed like it was made out of cardboard.
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#7
I have one and they dont sound very good (especially the 15W). Terrible starter amps, my brother has a 75w one, which sounds better but still doesnt hold a candle to a marshall or a peavey. The distortion on these amps just doesnt sound right to me, I dont know why.
#9
nothing wrong with line6 products.

it's just the line6 spider amps. They're not good and even for the price there are better options.

it's a solid little practice amp but that's all it's good for. The half stacks are pointless and you can't lgically justify paying that much money for one.
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#10
I have a 15w and I'm happy with it, the only thing that bugs me is when you change channel on it, the volume peaks, meaning u have to fiddle with the channel volume control.
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#11
Because there are better sounding amps out there for the money; they don't sound too horrific but they're over priced and really shouldn't come in any size bigger than about 15w, they're practice amps only, not gigging amps.
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#12
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I think people do it since "everyone else" does it. After all, it is an amplifier. Its purpose is to amplify the guitar. I don't think having "good" gear is important. As long as you're making music and putting your soul in the music, it shouldn't matter what gear you have.

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#13
People don't like them because they're associated with beginner-ness. They're a fine beginner amp, but they're nothing special. Some people who have them, or have had them, see them as noob-ish, so they insult them to distance themselves from them.

They're fine starter amps, but not meant for anything else. People are all at different stages in their playing, and some people want to think they're better than where they're at, so they insult them to dissociate them with that amp, and that stage in your growth in the guitar.
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#15
Since when do line 6 amps suck I can almost guarantee that anyone who thinks they suck have never played them. I know all you Marshall homos are gonna rag on me because its not "loud" or "distorted" enough. too bad thats all a Marshall can do and ever will do. Big ****ing Deal you don't have to buy 6 pedals to get all the effects of a line 6 spider III amp. Since when do people like spending extra money? That is beyond me. Only idiots believe in conformity and the outright stupidity of the saying " If its really expensive it must be good" Ha ha nice logic the world's oldest computer ENAC is priceless but its an absolute piece of junk compared to computers today. Just because its "vintage" and very expensive doesn't make it good
#16
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I have a 15w and I'm happy with it, the only thing that bugs me is when you change channel on it, the volume peaks, meaning u have to fiddle with the channel volume control.


Its just the presets.Change the volume and effects to what u want and hold the channel button.It should save the new presets instead. And no,i dont have a line 6 spider,i just happen to know that.
And back to the topic...Yeah its a practise amp,nothing more. Not a great tone,but its not really that bad either.
#17
dude i love the amps man ut heres the thing its like a coin toss to if they are good cause ya i've played some pretty ****ty ones but have also played some damn good ones plus the valve line 6s are just as good sounding as alot of amps Pricey couse of the tech but sill good sounding
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#18
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I think people do it since "everyone else" does it. After all, it is an amplifier. Its purpose is to amplify the guitar. I don't think having "good" gear is important. As long as you're making music and putting your soul in the music, it shouldn't matter what gear you have.

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I think people do it since "everyone else" does it. After all, it is an amplifier. Its purpose is to amplify the guitar. I don't think having "good" gear is important. As long as you're making music and putting your soul in the music, it shouldn't matter what gear you have.


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#20
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Thats what i was talking about

And Spider amps are good for complete beginners, because it gives you alot to choose from, but as being a beginner, you cant really notice the lack of sound quality, once you do, its probably best to move up.

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#21
no one has given my dave mustaine using line 6 amp youtube link a look yet?
http://youtube.com/watch?v=I1U-Go1cPxA
i had the wrong link for a sec...but now fixed
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#22
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no one has given my dave mustaine using line 6 amp youtube link a look yet?
http://youtube.com/watch?v=XBnZ2klCd8E&feature=related


1 - It's not a spider, the thread title specifically mentions the spider amps.

2 - IMHO the tone he gets from that still isn't as good as it was in the old days when he was using tube gear.
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#23
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no one has given my dave mustaine using line 6 amp youtube link a look yet?
http://youtube.com/watch?v=I1U-Go1cPxA
fixed


I'm watching it now.

he annoys me and I've never liked his tones.
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#24
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Believe what you want. I was just voicing my opinion, as you are, too.

I'd much rather be stuck with great playing and bad tone/gear than be stuck with bad playing and great tone/gear.

says the the one bragging about owning a gibson

and what's wrong with having good tone? a good tube amp costs around the same as a crappy line 6 amp (my classic 30 costs almost the same as a new line 6 spider half stack and used costs much less)
#25
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I think people do it since "everyone else" does it. After all, it is an amplifier. Its purpose is to amplify the guitar. I don't think having "good" gear is important. As long as you're making music and putting your soul in the music, it shouldn't matter what gear you have.

actually, amplifiers make up 90% or more of your tone, it doesn't just make it louder. IMO, spiders are fine, if a little thin and sterile sounding, until you turn up the volume, when they start to really sound just.. well i can't describe it because its so bad. it just doesn't project nicely, it loses clarity, and comes out as noise, as opposed to tone. It won't matter how much soul you put into it, it just completely craps out. This is why people resent the 30+ watt versions. The micro spider, and the 15 watter, are fine for what they are - cheap, low quality modellers that do the job for practice.

Also TS, i keep having to repeat myself on this issue. This is why i hate line 6 spiders.. there are so many of these threads all the time. EDIT: In fact, its not spiders i hate, its these threads.
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#26
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There's nothing wrong with good tone, but I'd much rather listen to an artist with great playing and bad tone than mediocre playing and great tone.

I also have a Classic 30.

Well you got me there, i'd much rather listen to pantera (i hate his tone) than fall out boy (they have great tone)

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