Spider II 15 review by Line 6

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 2
  • Reliability & Durability: 1
  • Features: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 5.3 Decent
  • Users' score: 7.1 (115 votes)
Line 6: Spider II 15

Sound — 8
Some of the settings give an impressive tone, while others can curl your ears. It is made to go from clean to blues to classic rock to full out blow your head off, ear bleeding metal. You will have to make adjustments though, but for a practice amp, it's a lot for a very fair price.

Overall Impression — 2
I would like to say that this would be a great amp for home practice or for someone learning guitar, but to be honest, after talking with other people who own Line 6 amps and guitars, I would say stay away. For a company that has truly made some remarkable products (ie. The Pod), they missed the mark with their amps. Spend a little more and get a Vox or Roland cube, you'll be better off.

Reliability & Durability — 1
Here's where it all falls apart. One day I turned it on and no sound. I thought maybe the jack was the culprit, but nope. I work for an electronics company and one of the engineers took it apart and showed me the problem. The main board was cracked, and it had "masking" on it to hold it. This is the problem with Line 6, it is Chinese CRAP! Plain and simple. My amp sits in a spot and all I do is turn it on, no moving it at all and no sound. Talk to anyone who has owned there Variax guitar and they will tell you the same thing: It' a piece of CRAP. Do yourself a favor, avoid Line 6. They are getting like Crate, using the worst place in China to build their products.

Features — 10
Not sure of year made, was an amp the shop picked up from a store that went out of business. The amp had all the tags and paperwork on it. This is a 1 channel amp, that models different sounds using 4 settings that you can Switch by touching the button. It is solid state, but has effects such as reverb, chorus and flange that you can set by using the knobs. For a practice amp, the features are impressive.

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