#1
Hey, I recently purchased a 120 Watt Line 6 Spider 3 less than a month ago, and am experiencing problems. Lights flicker without needing to. (i know some lights, like the tuner light and so on will blink, but i mean, the channel lights turn on progressively, without me doing anything. First channel 1 light, then 2 then 3 , u get the point.) I've also been experiencing a weird worn out sound, similar to a sound you'd get from a worn out 15 watt v-tone amp.

I am going to guitarcenter to either replace this line 6 with a new one, or exchange it for a fender 212 Frontman DSP. The fender has 2 12" speakers, the line 6 has 2 10" speakers.

Which one is better, and why? Quality, sound, versatility...

Thanks
#2
well I also recently bought a line 6 120 as well but i couldnt decide between the frontman and the line 6. I assume the fender has better cleans but not as good distortion and i mainly use heavy distort and i liked the presets so i went with the 120 but hey its your choice and playing the amps yourself is better than asking UG imho.
#3
I own a spider myself but i've gotta say.. Fender is better because it's pure tone and not modeled tone like in the spider

but the Spider has FX and the Fender doesn't .
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#4
I have no problem with my line 6, and most people bring them back because they dont have half a brain to work one, but tone ist always to great on a line 6, so id go for the fender
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#8
I'm surprised no one has said that both fender frontman and spider III's are utter crap. I'm not necessarily one of those people, seeing as I haven't played a frontman.

Best advice I can give you is to bring your guitar and try out a bunch of amps to see what YOU like. Don't limit yourself to fender or line6.
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#9
well if u play more bluesy rock then fender but if u play really anything heavier than like eric clapton you'll have to either get the spider or save up for a good metal tube amp cause from the fenders amps i've played they dont have much distortion.
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#12
what kinda sounds are you wanting to get out of the amp?

the fender could either be the perfect amp for you, or totally useless for what you need
#13
What types of music do you play?
the Frontman wont be any better then your spider right now
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#14
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Both amps are crap. Don't bother with either of them. If You don't need a larg amp to play in your room and if you go on stage with a 2x12 practice amp people will just laugh at you. If you are a bedroom player then a smaller verson of the spider or frontman could be good, but there are a whole bunch of other amps that may be better.

So do you need a good practice amp or a good stage amp? What type of music do you play?
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most people bring them back because they dont have half a brain to work one, but tone ist always to great on a line 6

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#17
They're both crap, the Spider is one step removed from a Fisher Price toy and the Fender sonds like garbage, passable cleans but atrocious distortion..

How much money do you have?
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