LowDown LD300 Pro review by Line 6

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Features: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 7.2 (36 votes)
Line 6: LowDown LD300 Pro
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Purchased from: Toms River Music

Sound — 10
The sound is amazing considering how easily it is to manipulate any sound that is desirable. Along with the amp models and effects, it is extremely easy to get any sound that is desired. However, tone differs greatly between amp models, making the volume seem different, which gets a little bit weird.

Overall Impression — 10
When I first saw this amp I knew I was in love, and still am. But this amp really brings home all the hype it makes. All the tone and sounds are on point with whatever I want it to be, being easily manipulated. Also, the features are found only on the Line 6 series of amps. This helps with cost, not having to go buy expensive pedals. Also, being 300 watts and at the price I paid is mind blowing to me. And I Don't have to worry about reliability from any short stacks at the same price. This amplifier has everything you would really ever need, except the guitar!

Reliability & Durability — 10
This amp is built like a beast. Reinforced corners inside and out with sturdy solid wood making up the amp enclosure. Along with the retracting side handles, this amp is very durable. The thing I like about this amplifier is that you can turn it on without having to worry about any changes in sound during transportation. Since the memory can save the channels. But the sound is always the same, and I have never had this device ever fail on me.

Features — 10
This amp has unbelievable features. First, it has six amp models to choose from. Clean, which is just that, clean. R&B which has a dry deep tone, rock, which was modeled after an Ampeg Behemoth, Brit, which was modeled after the sounds of such bands as the Beetles. Also, Grind, which is a tone similar to Rage Against The Machine and finally synth which is incredible fun top play around with. You can store up to four models within the amp and even more if you purchase the FBV shortboard. However, the one factor about all the built in effects is that it saves money from buying expensive effects pedals. Also, this amp has amazing effects. A filter effect which sounds like a wah, and with the optional FBV pedals, you can actually have an expressions wah. An octaver is also included to get the deeper sounds, and a chorus to emulate large room acoustics. To top it off, a knob named "Drive" adds the distortion to any sound you would like. All this is unimportant without the sound waves. This amp has a knob to change the length and type of sound wave from long with much sustain to short with reverb, an amazing Tool.

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    bass-specialist
    I have the 175 watt version Its absolutely magnificent. It has everything you mentioned above. Great for gigging too