Purchased from: Long & McQuade
Sound — 7
My Squier Bullet has one humbucker and I use it for rock and punk and it sounds really nice with this amp, no excess noise whatsoever. All the channels sound good and not fake, goes all the way from crisp clean, to punk crunch, rock (metal setting mostly), and insane for a very distorted channel. The six effects are also very cool however I only find myself using reverb mainly and just on the clean channel. I love the range that this amp has as a beginner amp but obviously a higher wattage is always nice especially for local shows.
Overall Impression — 8
I find the Line 6 Spider II 15 Watt is a good practice amp and works well with my punk rock style, and it is also good when I play clean. It makes my low end guitar sound better. If I was to buy a new amp I would definitely upgrade to something higher wattage and better known like a Marshall half that I am looking at, but it is good for the beginner Who doesn't have a whole lot of cash$. My favourite thing is the channel range and effects and it does get pretty loud for 15 watts, but I would definitely like more power behind it.
Reliability & Durability — 8
You can definitely depend on this amp, it is constructed very solid with rubber corners, but it is an open back amp. good for practicing with yourself or band. It hasn't failed me yet and the channels have all been consistent. Very reliable for any beginning player, it will sure make a lot better sound than any of the amps you get in those 'guitar packs'. I only spent around $400 on my beginning set and it is quite a good starter, durable, dependable and great on the budget.
Features — 9
Very good amp in terms of playing all different styles, I use a squire bullet so it alone has very little versatility but having the four built in channels and 6 effects really helps create several unique sounds, I play mostly rock and punk and it is really good for that. It has 4 channels (clean, crunch, metal, & insane) which you Switch with the push of a button, as well as a headphone jack and a line out. I wish it had a connection for a pedal because it is near impossible to get a smooth switch between effects during the middle of a song without using a pedal. This is my practice amp so I have plenty of power with the 15W however it isnt all that I would want.