Spider II 212 review by Line 6

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Features: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.5 Superb
  • Users' score: 7.5 (117 votes)
Line 6: Spider II 212

Purchased from: Guitar Center

Sound — 8
I play metal and rock and everything inbetween so this amp is perfect. Well, I guess it would suit pretty much any style with all the different effects. You can do effortless perfect harmonix of any kind as well. The distortion is very chunky and can just f--kin kick your ass. The only thing is the effects are a little cheap sounding, its just not exactly the same as having a stompbox or pedal. Still great sounding.

Overall Impression — 10
I play mostly metal/heavy metal, and any time of rock and this amp is ideal for all of it. I think Line 6 hit it on a dime with the Spider II. The only things that I don't absolutely love about this amp is the tuner and the weight, which arent at all a big concern. The tuner is just a bit confusing and a bit difficult to get the hang of, and you cant expect a dual speaker amp w/12 inch speakers to be 2 pounds. Also I only wish it came with a channel selector. Line 6 sells them but are a tad bit expensive. This amp is just dirt cheap for what you get out of it.

Reliability & Durability — 10
This amp is very durable, if it fell over backwards I probably wouldn't even care. The only thing you have to watch out for is the front obviously like with all amps. I would absolutely gig with this amp and wouldn't sweat it w/o a backup.

Features — 10
I'm using a Fender Stratocaster, standard 3 single coils. It has 6 amp models including: clean, twang, blues, crunch, metal, insane. Technically there are 12 models because there are 2 models, lit up either with a green or red led light. There are then 7 more effects you can add to the amp models including: chorus flange, phaser, tremelo, delay, tape echo, sweep echo and reverb. It also has a front pedal input and headphone jack. Other features include back individual direct output jacks from only one speaker. Each speaker has its own jack. This amp carries 2x12 inch Celestion speakers. Tap control. Built in tuner. 4 programmable channels.

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