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Line 6 Spider II

Spider II, from Line 6 in the Spider series.

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Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 2 reviews )
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MGR/K-dizzy10/30/2004

MGR/K-dizzy's review"Line 6 Spider II"

Line 6 Spider II
I got the spider II 75 watt from music123.com last christmas. I needed a decent amp that was good sounding and loud enough to play over drums. At fist I was looking in the $200 price range but i found nothing that looked like the same quality of the spider II. I went to line6.com and listen to the sample tracks that were made with the guityar, and man thats when i was really turned on, it sounded awsome, and sounds even better at home. So I decided to spring for the extra 100 bucks and get a really good amp.

What isnt there to like about this amp? I have a 150$ epiphone sg and it makes it sound like a thousand dollar gibson. The best part of the amp is the 12 different amp models, its like having 12 different amps in one, and no area is left behind. If ur into anything from rock to country to blues to death metal, it has everything. The tone is crasy, i can play on clean all day and if what they have already created isnt enough then you can create your own sounds with the 7 effects, with a sepatate gain and reverb knob.

The only thing that I think that could make this amp any better would be to have a foot switch pedal so that you could switch between the different effects without pressing any buttons or changing the effects with the knobs. You can buy one separate if u wanna fork up ike 70 bucks.

Ive only brought the amp to my friends houses and its held up well. It looks like it could take a beating though, it has plastic protectors over the corners to prevent damage whick is a nice touch. I think that is safe to say that gigging would be no problem, you could kick this thing and it wouldnt harm anything on it. Nothing is flimsy or damaged so far on mine.

If ur a beginner or a every weekend gigger, this is a great choice for an amp. Now they even make a 30 watt and they also have a half stack. No matter what style music you play, this thing can cover it, i recomend going to line6.com, there is tons of good info on there.

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MGR/\"Rocking Rod\"03/27/2004

MGR/\"Rocking Rod\"'s review"Line 6 Spider II"

Line 6 Spider II
Purchased at Sam Ash Raleigh, NC. I have recently purchased the 75w 1-12" amp $299 and the 150w 2-12" amp $499. One for rehearsals and one for live gigs.

I am a part time professional and have been playing guitar for years now and as a guitar player you're always in search for the "Holy Grail" of sound for your style of playing. I now own and have owned many types of amps including Peavey 5150 amps to the "Evil" Fender Twin amp.

I am very impressed with these amps. They are amazing! The built in amp models gives you a good amp sound model to begin tweaking to your own style of playing. And since these amps are all Solid State, their lightweight compared to Tube style amps is wonderful. It's like being on a diet and have lost a few pounds.

The click buttons on the FBV Shortboard are kind of loud when changing your stored presets and effects. I guess it's because the entire thing is made of metal so it just sounds that way. Maybe after it's broken in a bit, it will be a little quieter.

I have to say that I noticed the quality of this pedal board right away as soon as I unboxed it. It is appears to be of professional craftsmanship. It also gives you a feeling of using "Pro" level gear and seems like it will hold up well under any given situation.

I have always used various types of floor pedals and stomp boxes such as Boss and others. It is such a hassle trying to run the power supply to all of them with wires all over the place.I have been using an SKB pedal board with the velcro to hold all of the pedals in place. Before, I had 2 guitar cables running from my SKB's effects loop to my amps effects loop plus another guitar cable running from the amp's out to the SKB in and then another cable from my guitar to the SKB. Then you have that little "Wall Wart" Boss power adapter to connect to all your pedals and a separate power strip to power it all up with. What a hassle!

But now, with the Line 6 Shortboard, there's only just the CAT5 cable to worry with. And since it's a standard CAT5 cable, you can have your choice of different lengths depending on your stage setup. The Spider II amp powers the Line 6 Shortboard through the CAT5 cable and that's it. Just one cable on the floor. No cables to trip over or to have to duct tape down on the floor. Pretty cool!

As you may know, you only get 4 stored presets on the amp face on the Spider II amp itself. But, with the FBV Shortboard, you now can get 36 stored presets. Wow! Plus you have full control over the amp by accessing the multi individual controls buttons. This allows you to keep your hands on the guitar and lets your feet take control instead. You also get to create a cool name for each pattern that is stored. I have to admit...the price of this pedal board was almost out of reach for me and will be for most others I am sure, but when you consider the many features that it has to offer, it almost makes it seem within reason. The wah pedal is pretty cool and it also doubles as a volume pedal which I have also been wanting to buy but just never done so. The built in guitar tuner is amazingly accurate and makes for not having to carry around a tuner otherwise. Another neat thing is that it has a "Stomp" button feature on it that gives you a boost in your gain for solo's.

You can have the Spider II amp and Shortboard set up and ready to perform in just minutes. And at the end of the gig, tear down is a breeze also which means you’ll be all packed up and ready to go in no time and still have time to chat with your buds before closing time.

Over all I have to say that I have been deeply impressed with the Line 6 products and I will continue to use Line 6 for as long as they are around which I feel will be a very long time. I am addicted!
Thanks Line 6!


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