Line 6 Micro Spider
Line 6 Micro Spider

Modelling Guitar Stack / Half Stack of the Spider series

User Reviews: 3.69 Average price: $135

All user reviews for the Line 6 Micro Spider

Average Score: 3.6 ( 3.6/5 based on 9 reviews )
  4 reviews 44 %
  1 user review 11 %
  2 reviews 22 %
  2 reviews 22 %
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    Determined not to let Roland’s Micro Cube and Vox’s DA5 be the only contenders for portable-amp champ, Line 6 has entered the ring with its Micro Spider.

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iamqman 06/26/2011

iamqman's review

3
This is the most basic version of the spider series from Line 6. This thing is an inexpensive amp modeling amp that is fit for practice and silent playing. You can play this amp silently in your home or office with the use of some headphones and your guitar.

This is a basic amp that only has four amp models and the basic effects such as chorsu, phaser, delay, tremelo, flanger, and reverb. Those are pretty much all you need of for something like this. You don't need and overload of options since the basic premise of this thing is to keep it small, compact, and easy.

Line 6 Micro Spider Features:

* Four amp models including Clean, Crunch, Metal, and Insane
* One acoustic amp model
* Six Smart Control FX including Chorus/Flanger, Phaser, Tremolo, Sweep Echo (with tap tempo), Tape Echo (with tap tempo), and Reverb
* Pod 2.0-style direct output
* 1/4" microphone input with dedicated mic trim knob
* Mini stereo MP3/CD input
* 1/4" instrument input
* 1/4" headphone output
* Integrated chromatic tuner with note-name display
* Powered by six C batteries
* AC adapter included
* 6-watt, 6.5" speaker
* 9.5" W x 10" H x 7" D
* 7 lbs

UTILIZATION

Details
Type Solid State
Number of Channels 1
Power 6W
Speakers 1 x 6.5" Speaker
Effects
Reverb
EQ Bass, Mid, Treble
Amp Modeling
Number of Models 5 Amp Models
Preamp Tubes No Tubes
Power Tubes No Tubes
Inputs 1 x Instrument, 1 x MP3 (1/8"), 1 x Mic (1/4")
Outputs 1 x Direct Out/Headphone (1/4")
Footswitch I/O
No Effects Loop
Height 10"
Width 9.5"
Depth 7"
Weight 7 lbs.
Notes Battery or AC Powered (6 x C Batteries)

SOUNDS

The tone of this amp isn't anything special. It doesn't in any way sound like a real tube amp. This thing is thin and metallic sounding at its best. It doesn't really matter what guitar that you use with it since the tone is not good what so ever.

I would recommend a Gibson Les Paul or another guitar with a humbucker pickup installed. Since the tone is irritating the end the only real way you can get through a jamming session with this thing is to cover up as much of the tone with effects as you can.

OVERALL OPINION

At new these amps come in at around $130, which isn't bad for the amount of options you get from this little box. You get all that you need to get a decent run through of your guitar. Hopefully you get a good guitar to play this amp with because otherwise you'll get a trash can worth of terrible guitar sounds.

I would only recommend his to anyone who needs a cheap practice amp. You pretty much get what you pay for with this amp. Not going to be an exceptional tone but enough for the price and the purpose of the unit itself.
Audiofanzine FR 12/13/2008

Audiofanzine FR's review

5
(Originally written by leguitaristedu02/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
6-watt amp with phones out, guitar input, mic input and CD/MP3 output (which I have never used).

Effects: chorus, phaser, tremolo, sweep echo, tape echo, reverb.

Amp models: clean, crunch, metal, Insane, acoustic.

Settings: drive, bass, mid, treble, chan vol, master.

UTILIZATION

Simple configuration.

It's easy to get a good tone.

The user's manual is clear and comprehensive.

SOUNDS

It's great for the music I make.

I play an Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top.

I love the clean channel with chorus, flanger and tape echo. I like every effect so far.

OVERALL OPINION

I've been using it for one day and I like everything about this amp.

I didn't try out other amps before.

I find the value for money is good.

I wouldn't hesitate to buy it again.
07/13/2011

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " (Too) Synthetic"

1
It's a small amp modeling incorporating the channel amps in the Spider range, it offers the basic functions of the amp stack: a headphone / recording, some effects more or less usable ...

UTILIZATION

The amp is fairly easy to use, you can even store its settings to access it directly from the more micro cube.
It's almost the only positive of the amp ...

SOUNDS

I must admit that I had to laugh reading the little note on the box touting "the quality of Line 6 modeling" when we know the spider range and sound setbacks, there is much to be perplexed.
This amp is no exception to the rule, channel "clean" and "acoustic" offering sounds cold and poor, without comparison with the micro cube.
Talking about the micro cube, its weakness lies mainly in the register saturated with sounds too "Gentillet" for rock fans a little heavy. The line 6 should logically defend themselves better with the channel "metal" and "insane" ... Missed again, the sound is muffled on the first channel and totally over the second draft.

The mediocrity of these two channels even more shocked when trying to record riffs via the exit "rec out" is a porridge without any dynamic (simulation not visibly HP) and unusable.

The effects are somewhat interesting in the sense that they do not influence much the sound, the reverb is insignificant and other effects can not be measured in an interesting way, the tremolo for example can not be changed on speed and not his intensity, it is basically still much too far.

OVERALL OPINION

It will take a tolerance to use this amp, even taking into account its status'ampli travel. The finish is of poor quality and the unit will not last long in heavy use. The sounds are all wrong and highly synthetic, add to that a feeble and devoid of HP low ... Better to move to the Cube.
SlapKid 12/23/2008

SlapKid's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
Updated 6 months after. I quickly toasted the warranty but it was worth it: I made a remote control! Easy but not two left hands or jackhammer instead huh. So I have 5 sounds pédipulables (...) no down time to change, class, super convenient. So that I use it differently, mostly as a master receiver (I drive the power section of my hp-tube amp VS30 Fame, right in the back loop), and the result is frankly good (although better than a pod, go figure). microspider This is the best deal I ever made, an unrivaled versatility.
A month since I played with, zero light but full of leds (requires budget!). 3-band EQ, and finally one who understood, and 5 channels storable (ultra-convenient). In addition there is an adjustable delay, that Roland do not know even with the cube60 ...
Boost and noise gate and more, it's a beautiful Christmas tree huh.
Microphone input, not tested, and stereo mini jack that needs a strong signal for us to hear sth.
Chromatic tuner, accurate and convenient, headphone jack, which gives my faith a lot with a headphone worthy of the name (AKG K240studio, more expensive than the amp by the way ...) but in mono.
Slogan, ultra-convenient, ultra complete. Compact, as Vox DA5, and can be set open-back for better sound.

UTILIZATION

This is an amp to work, travel, vacation. He vowed not to offend anyone, not too serious and few acute naggers is always popular with potential who are still legion ...
Sounds easy to have adapted to typical situations, and the acoustic model is really good. In any case with a passive piezo (bridge tune-o-matic schaller for acoustic sounds with sg ...) while lean faiblichon afternoon, the metamorphosis!
Manuel any good, short.

SOUNDS

Well, it's all well and good but how it sounds? Fort necessary, power supply 2000 milliamps (compared with 185 of 800 Microcube and the Vox ...) but very slowly, much more than my late Microcube assayable. For two volumes available (channel and master).
Zero background noise, but the other 2 good either.
This micro spider likes to be played loud, the HP develops grain so lacking otherwise. The clean and acoustic sounds are differentiated, and good performance, all you need to work without regret.
The crunch sound is great, but watch out for used pickups, low impedance requirement (one single coil or parallel) if lack of clarity and grain.
The metal sound is compressed, some grain and treble, but goes for wild rhythm. This is usually all that is asked of him ...
The sound is insane midrange and less compressed, I use to solo with delay.

As I use it also for my piezo (passive or electro-acoustic guitar yamaha aex1500), preset sound, I'm still disappointed by the ugliness of the reverb all the way into this one application, that of the vox is really eighteen notches above. Bah, we can not have everything ...

As announced, all you need to work in good conditions, with a versatile guitar that's even better of course (I think of the awesome ibanez wiring with 2 doubles and 5 positions, check out the site and the RG 321) .

There is a big difference when playing Grain strong enough, it becomes very friendly (except for pests that make their tireless work ...). With the Vox and Microcube is not the same, it is rather the opposite.

10 I put in the light of the product, and price.

OVERALL OPINION

I had a Microcube, and I can not but then not at all be the same view as previous testers. The cube at the same price does not hold a candle, the spider right knee.
I have a Vox DA5 and here we can discuss. It sounds much more dynamic and fresh as the spider, but very medium-box. Its effects are much better too, but without memories is hell to live there all the 11 models in Aie Aie Aie.

The microspider is more neutral, flatter too, but sounds much better in mediums not n'aggressent ear. Strong and even better, no changes to make.

I tested the whole world to see true 12pouces box, and the Vox is far ahead. The cube is not too bad, very dark-digital-control. Spider and the downright pathetic, no sharp definition zero, the absolute horror and that's normal: it requires a broadband HP saw its simulations of guitar speakers are always actives.a

Last, the headphones: it's not a pocket pod, but not far away, nothing to her compared to normal, and the effects are nice. I was surprised to have fun playing with headphones, it's benef '.
In short, the ideal amp for the holidays: powerful, versatile, no adjustment interminable, and fun at night with headphones.
What you ask for? All tube, its hell, 2lbs, stereo, midi internet, all for 50 euros. Of course, of course ...
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11/26/2008

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

4
- What kind of amplification (lamp, transistor ,...)?
modeling

- What is the power delivered?
6 watts

- What connection?
6.35
Entry mp3
headphone direct pod type 2

- What are the settings, the effects? ...
sweep delay
delay
reverb
chorus
flanger
phaser
noise gate
overdrive of memory must be maintained and tap down DePace 12 hours on the drive button

(For the noise gate overdrive and the need to read the docs ;-) )

usb output would have been nice

UTILIZATION

- The configuration is it simple?
yes

- Gets it easy to sound good?
correct. We will not have the correct amp with a 6 watts.
Output direct pressure with a console but correct

- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...

yes

SOUNDS

- Will it fit your style of music?
yes you can do a bit of everything
- What are the sounds you prefer, you hate?
clear and metal crunch
insane too rough

OVERALL OPINION

- How long have you use it?
2.3 months

- What is so special that you like most and least?

the effects are really not great. The only use for my taste: reverb delay and gate overdrive
The effects of phase forgetting

- Have you tried many other models before buying it?
not

- How would you rate the quality / price?

Good.

- With experience, you do again this choice? ...

Yes, very practical amp on the road. Walk a little pile for the train or air to rest on a highway just settle down in a large backpack.

I use it mostly for lead m No matter where. Basically it does what is asked
Dryfe 07/23/2008

Dryfe's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
T says it all on prcdemment SPECIFICATIONS machine.
The power-dlivre INTERESTED canal is clean, I will confine mpe speak only of such use, since this is the reason why I choose to.
Compared its competitors, it dveloppe the strongest and enjoyable volume

UTILIZATION

Congiguration very simple, like all the amps in this CATEGORY.
I used my godin multiac 'nylon duet to perform the test, and its clear he is relaying the most Fidler sound.
Indeed, simple manual

SOUNDS

I play an acoustic duet godin nylon, and my game is between bossa, jazz and guitars slapper type Raul Midon, Keziah Jones.
The guitar sounds much cash Slapp, bass do not saturate, it sounds not cardboard, and rverb is more enjoyable than the other models, I think

OVERALL OPINION

I just bought it, I was passing through here, since I will test it for 15 days to run so I could talk about its robustness, autonomy, etc. ....

I tried the Microcube compared, and the Vox DA5, with Godin multiac 'nylon is saying a good trs guitar electro-acoustic

My conclusions:
In clarity of sound, the micro cube, which in its best position dveloppe DEFINITIONS sound, but power level, it dveloppe trs trs little volume, above.
Too bad, sounds are crystalline, but they do not dveloppent EHJV mdiums in serious and severe.

The Vox normment of characters-some of the lamp, certainly, but in the context of "acoustic nylon", a sound card, and only rglage "tone" is the gadget ... .
The rverb is not beautiful trs

On line 6 returns over Fidler sound, and comes close to what I know about my guitar on a sound system, one of chouilla rverb 'and I found my guitar.

In short, the sound is fairly neutral, and you can hear the characters of the Godin:

The line then six wins in terms of power, neutrality of the sound.
T even have enough of the Microcube, and hsit between line6 and vox.

Design, is not ugly, and it is quite lightweight, for against aa looks pretty fragile.

I test it with an electric later.

I would say for my type of use:
n1: line 6 microspider
n2: Vox DA5
n3: Microcube.
avermeer 06/03/2008

avermeer's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

1
6 watt modeling amp, battery operated or mains.
A guitar input.
Microphone input.
The doc does not specify whether the guitar and the microphone can be used simultaneously.
In the shop where I tried it, the seller failed to answer this question, and I did not ask to test.

UTILIZATION

Simple and classic.

SOUNDS

There, it spoils frankly.
It's just a horror!
The only sound is the crunch exploitable.
The distos are downright evil in the ears, even at low volume.
Distortion in the sound is unstable, nonlinear. That is to say that there are stalls, micro-cuts and unwanted oscillations.
We are far, far away from the Roland Micro Cube.

OVERALL OPINION

I have a Microcube Roland, and I was planning to buy this amp to complement, and because of the microphone.
I quickly drew a line on this bad idea.
Overall feeling: Yuck!
Marmotte666 05/17/2008

Marmotte666's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

3
A small 6-watt amp batteries offer several modlisations amp and a variety of effects.

UTILIZATION

The amp is simple to use, the interface range spider has a proven and well dcline MODEL trs on this compact, it is immediately brands.

SOUNDS

In terms of sound against, that's another matter if the distortions are aggressive on his high rjouissantes ERRF, Micro Spider hardly offer its saturated REALLY exploitable hello porridge with sound last two channels. A micro cube is doing much better in this register and possde more punch.
That said the channel is clean and enjoyable crunch is rather enjoyable but I do not recommend this amp clearly mtalleux apprentices.

OVERALL OPINION

Despite its pleasant interface and enjoyable look, this micro spider really ple compared to the figure of Roland MODEL. If you apprciez modlisations the line 6 amp, opt for an amp possdant more safe to REALLY enjoy it.
nknmusic 05/06/2008

nknmusic's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
6 watt
2 input / microphone & guitar
5 amp models + eq

UTILIZATION

Config simple and intuitive
The sound is surprisingly powerful and clear.

SOUNDS

Versatile. Super distorted sounds

OVERALL OPINION

Small but perfectly formed for various uses. A good companion ...