Spider III 75 review by Line 6

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  • Sound: 5
  • Overall Impression: 4
  • Reliability & Durability: 8
  • Features: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 6.3 Neat
  • Users' score: 8.2 (325 votes)
Line 6: Spider III 75
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Sound — 5
No, it's horrible, disgusting. It sounds digital, way too complex, and the tone is horrible. Everything sounds real bassy, even with bass really low. The digital effects sound horrible, the reverb is awfull, and the distortion is bad. A pedal wont help here kids, it's like putting new tires on a mini van, it wont go any faster. Remember, if your looking for distortion, you don't need to rely on an amp, there are distortion pedals you plug into amps.

Overall Impression — 4
Great amp for anyone Who wants to keep a kid occupied, he'll have fun screwing with the little alien space ship noises, but when you actually want to play. That's another story. Do yourself a favor, don't buy from new companies like Line 6, use the classics, Marshall, Peavey, etc. there's a reason they've been around so long.

Reliability & Durability — 8
Its durable. But chances are it'll have sold to some other sucker on eBay before it breaks. Ofcourse, if you don't want to sell it, it can always be used as a stool, or a paper weight, ofcourse it's so damn big, I don't know why. It weighs 40 pounds. When you look in the back of it you expect to see some huge machinery, but all it is, is a lone speaker. I don't know how it can weigh this much but it does.

Features — 8
This, to be honest, has the most features of any amp I've seen, the only sad part is that they all are horrid. It has reverb, flangeur, echo, all the neat little beeps and whistles you'll never really use. Don't let the presets fool you, most of them are for songs no one likes. You don't need presets! Even if you think you do, they don't even sound like the songs they are made for. it's got plenty of things, a tuner, sound effects, but it all comes down to tone, and the tone is disgusting on this.

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    peever
    spongey_182 wrote: line 6 make the best amps ever next to marshall
    aenimafist wrote: This is the best distortion amp in the history of amps. But the clean setting sucks.
    guys haha. man. go try some really good amps. its a decent practice amp, but jesus. it doesnt touch any REAL amps. (diezel vh-4, anything carvin, marshall jcm 900, fender supersonic, framus cobra, VHT pitbull, etc)
    smitty93
    I just recently purchased this amp and it is fantastic. It has so many presets i havent managed to get through them all yet. 10\10
    Huffman
    pinkvelocity wrote: is it truly worth spending $400 on an amp? I have a crappy little 8" amp and it works fine, because I just got the RP 250 for christmas, and I can get plenty of sound out of my set up, so why buy a $400 amp?
    just gunna say i was in ur boat nd mi shitly litte 15 nd w/pedal but then mi amp wasnt loud enough 4 a drummer so i bout a bigger one sooooo worth it!!! rp 250 distorsion sux!!! i dunno about these amps... sum ppl are praising them way tooo much but ... its basicly the equivalant one combining an fx pedal with 75 watts of solid stat distorion... its a step up. right now im playing with a peavey 65w... its a comparably amp but mi friend just got a spider 75 nd it look like it takes the work out of finding your sound... definalty agreed that they need a better search system but theres realy only a few things theres a modeling amp --solid state = ceap nd fun .. theres the tube amp=top of the line and for the rich and famous.... and if u conciser this different theres the simple solid states like mine... peavey 65w... simply lead and clean chanels with vintage and moderen swiches 4 each... not exactly modeling but give u ur sound and power... i ve played on vox valvetron (w/e) and it did suit me .. the distortion was scratchy and simple and the fx were to generice... over all id say if ur buying an amp... read forums like this, do ur research .. then go out to the store nd pck wat u like and can afford
    Hexagram
    Huffman wrote: pinkvelocity wrote: is it truly worth spending $400 on an amp? I have a crappy little 8" amp and it works fine, because I just got the RP 250 for christmas, and I can get plenty of sound out of my set up, so why buy a $400 amp? just gunna say i was in ur boat nd mi shitly litte 15 nd w/pedal but then mi amp wasnt loud enough 4 a drummer so i bout a bigger one sooooo worth it!!! rp 250 distorsion sux!!! i dunno about these amps... sum ppl are praising them way tooo much but ... its basicly the equivalant one combining an fx pedal with 75 watts of solid stat distorion... its a step up. right now im playing with a peavey 65w... its a comparably amp but mi friend just got a spider 75 nd it look like it takes the work out of finding your sound... definalty agreed that they need a better search system but theres realy only a few things theres a modeling amp --solid state = ceap nd fun .. theres the tube amp=top of the line and for the rich and famous.... and if u conciser this different theres the simple solid states like mine... peavey 65w... simply lead and clean chanels with vintage and moderen swiches 4 each... not exactly modeling but give u ur sound and power... i ve played on vox valvetron (w/e) and it did suit me .. the distortion was scratchy and simple and the fx were to generice... over all id say if ur buying an amp... read forums like this, do ur research .. then go out to the store nd pck wat u like and can afford
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