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BodomBeachTerror  
16 Aug 2008 19:05 | Quote
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im thinkin about getting a Line6 spider III 15 watt amp, does any1 have/pr have played one of these? does it have good distortion?
telecrater  
16 Aug 2008 19:33 | Quote
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get a vox
baudelaire  
16 Aug 2008 20:58 | Quote
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it depends what you want it for, of course.

for performing, i would never, and i mean NEVER, use anything but a decent tube amplifier - unless it is some blow off gig you don't give a flying fuck about. and you'll still need to be loud enough to be heard - 15 watts ain't gonna cut it in a solid state, most likely.

for practicing, it doesn't matter what kind of tone you're getting. only you hear it. you would be better off getting a modeling amp - such as the one you have chosen. for practice, i don't even plug in. but, i have used vox, fender, boss/roland and line 6 modeling amps at different times for practice. and i can tell you without a doubt, Roland cube amps blow line 6 away.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Roland-Cube-15X-Amp?sku=487030

the cube 15x is the same price, speaker, wattage, and is a modeling amp. except, the cube sounds less shitty and is more versatile.
BodomBeachTerror  
16 Aug 2008 21:14 | Quote
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yeah i want it for practicing, kinda looking for an Alexi Laiho distortion
baudelaire  
16 Aug 2008 21:18 | Quote
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learn to play like him, THEN worry about sounding like him. you aren't going to get a killer tone out of a SS practice amp. not for 100 dollars.

if you wanted to drop serious dollars on a high end low watt amp, you could get a killer tone. the entire album 'cowboys from hell' was recorded on a 10 watt tube amp.

just get the cube. you won't regret it.
Doz  
16 Aug 2008 22:55 | Quote
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Avoid the Spider, get the Cube.

And baudelaire... just learn your place, yeah? He was just providing us with information so we know what to suggest and you burst in telling him how he should go about enjoying his hobby, and likely without any knowledge of his skill level.
BodomBeachTerror  
16 Aug 2008 23:12 | Quote
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well i am learning to play like him, i just need something that i can afford that doesnt sound like poopoo.

and ty for the suggestions, the cube does look really cool
baudelaire  
16 Aug 2008 23:19 | Quote
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go to hell, doz. i didn't tell him how to enjoy his hobby, i told him what amp would suit him best. like he asked.
Cata34  
16 Aug 2008 23:21 | Quote
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Wow we got us a sassy one here.
Skold  
17 Aug 2008 00:59 | Quote
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@BAUD

So, I have to play like Clapton if I want his tone? Get out of here, n00b.
baudelaire  
17 Aug 2008 02:03 | Quote
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did i say that? no, i didn't.
Skold  
17 Aug 2008 02:47 | Quote
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What you said shouldn't have been said, seeing as it matters not.
Empirism  
17 Aug 2008 04:55 | Quote
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Yeah, and when the sound is more than amplifier, its guitar pickups, effectchains and ampheads and cabinets... you cant get the sound what you wish for just choosing onekind of amplifier.

And if im thinking to metalkind of stuff, tone of Tube amps could sound maybe bit too warm and vintage for HC metal needs...just my 2 cents.

and Im not goin to hell, ive came from there. :D
telecrater  
17 Aug 2008 08:59 | Quote
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I am king of used gear. The only thing i bought new are fx pedals.

I recently picked up the 30 watt vox valvetronix for $100 off craigs list and it's in new condition and came with the foot pedal.

If you shop around some you may find a 2nd had amp that has a little more ball that what you can find new.

Just a thought

@baudelaire

baudelaire says:
go to hell, doz. i


I think that is a little out of line come on we all have opinion and just like butt holes some stink but there is no reason to be like that.

Be nice
Doz  
17 Aug 2008 11:59 | Quote
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I absolutely agree with Skold... if there was no reason to post it, why did you post it?

And by the way Badudelaire... you did say he should learn how to play like him before getting the same tone. Two people can have a similar tone but different playing styles and vice versa... so no, I won't be making a trip to hell.
foogered  
17 Aug 2008 15:02 | Quote
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I'm going to back Doz and Baudelaire on this one. Go with a Roland Cube of some sort. For $150 you can get a 15w Micro Cube, which are FINE practice amps. I own one and just can't recommend it enough.

I don't know a lot about the Line 6 amps, but if you're looking for a practice amp, Roland Cube amps are the top dogs.
Skold  
17 Aug 2008 15:08 | Quote
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I can't really say which one to get seeing as the only Line-6 I've played was a Spider Valve.
EMB5490  
17 Aug 2008 16:59 | Quote
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they suck period exlamation mark vox rocks
Skold  
17 Aug 2008 17:22 | Quote
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Such hostility. Honestly, Line 6 Valve amps are pretty good.
GRX40  
17 Aug 2008 19:03 | Quote
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I have tried the Spider III 15w, and really it's not as bad as people make it out to be. I find that on the web (not so much on this site, but on other sites for sure) people get on a bandwagon and just bash Line 6 (not just Spiders, but even their other products) endlessly, even if they haven't actually tried out the amp.

That being said, I don't think that it's the best amp for the price, since I think the Vox Valvetronix series is much nicer.

But the best thing is for YOU to go into a store and try out all the amps in your price range. Pick the one that YOU like best.
EMB5490  
17 Aug 2008 20:31 | Quote
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i really h8ted the tone and everything of the line six, even the valvue amps, like a canned sound.
Empirism  
18 Aug 2008 10:06 | Quote
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Well line 6 definately not a bad one. If we look for artists who use line 6 products are forexample:
Mick Box (uriah heep),
James Hetfield (metallica),
Mick Thomson who actually use spider (slipknot),
Kirk Hammett (metallica)
Migliore (lacuna coil)
and Lenny Kravitz and so on...
BodomBeachTerror  
18 Aug 2008 13:54 | Quote
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Empirism says:
Mick Thomson who actually use spider (slipknot)


yeah thats one of the reasons i was thinking spider, cuz i love his sound
Doz  
19 Aug 2008 09:48 | Quote
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As Skold said, the Line 6 Valve Spider isn't that bad, but I've still heard it's overpriced for what it is, even if it's OK.

Plus... I heard Mick Thomson was *planning* on using it for recording, owns one but didn't actually use it in the end... I'm not sure if that's true but you have to remember - artists sometimes endorse products that they probably don't use. Do you really think Zack Wylde uses an MG for practicing? Nah.

And Empirism: Yeah, Line 6 do have some good amps, just not the Spider.
lance  
19 Aug 2008 18:32 | Quote
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i had a spider 3 15w. bar none the worst SS amp i've ever heard period.
trust what everyone is saying to stay away from the small line 6 amps.
you will regret it.


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