Price paid: £ 90
Purchased from: R and B Music
Sound — 9
I currently use an Epiphone Les Paul Standard with this amp. As i already said it suits any music style. On the clean channel you can play slow nice music or blues such as Dire Straits and Cream. On the Crunch setting you can play AC/DC or other Classic Rock stuff. On Metal, as you can guess you can play Metallica or Megadeth. Insane is the worst thing about the amp, it is probably designed to make as much noise as possible and it is hard to play anything with insane on.
Overall Impression — 9
I play Classic Rock or Metal and I get a great sound for both of thos genres with this amp. I have been playing for about 4 years and have owned 1 amp before this, a Vester Maniac and it was not that good, but the Spider is good. I currently use a Epiphone Les Paul with it and it sounds pretty good. I would recommend this amp to anyone as it is a great amp and is a bargain at 90 and the learger version of this amp (Spider IV30) is only 150 and is the same but bigger, louder, and has 6 effects instead of the IV15's 4. My favourite feature is the 4 different channels to suit anyones playing and my least favourite feature would be the Insane channel which just makes a loud irritating noise or the fact that you cannot use any other effects pedals/boards other than the Line6 FBV boards.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I have had it for about a month and it still sounds as good as new but I wouldn't use the amp for a gig as it is too small. I would use the amp in a garage or bedroom while practicing. I had a Vester Maniac amp before this and I must say it broke down all the time but with this amp it is so far so good so I hope it stays like that.
Features — 9
The amp was only released about a month ago (August)and can support literally any type of Music due to it having 4 built in channels, Clean, Crunch, Metal, Insane. It also has 6 effects built in and you can use 2 at the same time if you wish. Chorus Flange, Phaser, Tremolo, Sweep Echo, Tape Echo and Reverb. It is a small amp but very powerful. It is big enough for a bedromm or garage or some small place like that but you can't use it for a gig. You can use headphones in it but you can only use Line6's FBV effects board for it and you can't use any other make of effects such as Jim Dunlop Wah pedals which is disappointing.