I consider myself more of a 70s guitar player in the sense I play a lot of styles like Rush, Led Zeppelin, Steely Dan, etc. So my comments about this product may not be as pertinent to people playing heavier music.
I know this is an amplifier most people will love or hate. I wanted to approach a few features about this amp that I really like. Because the amplifier supports two amps at the same time, I have found a unique feature of the amp if you have a Line 6 pedal is the ability to switch between the two amps on the pedalboard itself. That means you can program each slot with two amps and flip between them. This really doubles the stored combinations of amps and allows you to toggle between a cleaner tone and a heavier tone for louder passages or leads.
The other interesting thing I like is the output features. By plugging in a headphone, this turns off the speaker. With the XLR Balanced outputs, I can record directly to a console DAW and that is a nice touch.
Regarding the sounds. Like a lot of people, I play a lot of styles and this is where this amp shines. Having the ability to get a nice early 60s Beatles tone or a heavy tone is great. I've played tube amps and owned them over the years and I also own a Peavey Classic 50 4/10. I really have compared the tonal quality of the Duoverb and the Peavey and I find the Duoverb holds it's own with the Classic 50 though I would agree there are some tones the Peavey seems to nail a little better at louder volumes. Being the Peavey has 4-10s and I use a lot of hollow/semi-hollow body guitars, I believe the cabinet and tube is responsible for that.
Overall, for $200 this is a great amp even for beginners and has some interesting features that shouldn't be overlooked. If it broke or were stolen, I'd get another one. If I win the lottery, I'd probably buy a couple of backups. I also own the Flex III which is nice, but having the ability to mix two amps does present a lot of interesting tones one doesn't usually find in an amplifier.
i went to a guitar center looking for a nice amp for proffesional use and great price. the salesman person recommanded it .i took his words for granted and bought it for 499$
having all these amps at a flick of a finger is a big advantage if you are creative. i like the VOX AC-30 model my favorite very very warm vintage sound, the plexi lead is also sharp with some metal zone boss distortion pedal. just these two models are around 3000$ at least. what i like the most is that you can create your own sound by mixing two amp models but it take alot of time. i'm not going to use all the amp models of course but i have them if needed.
to make it clear and not confuse everybody, i'm fully satisfied with this amp. however i red some comments stating that this amp is nothing but a cardboard sound. alot of people did not understand this amp because it offers many features. and if you expect the amp to give you automatically a perfect sound that you like without any effort, you might expect the amp to strum your guitar instead of your fingers also. every amp model has its own setting otherwise you just bought a line 6 duoverb cardboard simulator.
with 2 12" celstion speakers it is loud. no need for extention cabs. the quality of the amps are accurate. i don't care about the look if it is nice or not because it is not a crucial parameter. i have the sound that i wanted.
if you are lazy rocker this is not your amp. go get the amp model that you want and do not bother because the line 6 duoverb will drive you nuts in couple weeks. if you want to be unique this is your amp.
Bought this amp in Seattle from a former Line 6 rep after hearing about it. I have no complaints whatsoever. Line 6 nailed the amp models with this one. Great tone, easy to use controls. A great bare-bones amp for the guy who likes to keep it simple, yet have the power to totally change his amp sound at his fingertips without much tweaking.
I like the ease of use features, the amp models are as close as you can get, being able to combine two amps at once or split them between cabs, nice looking cabinet, incredible sound.
Needs casters but thats it.
Excellent construction and quality.
Line 6 Duoverb combo is definately a great addition to any guitarists collection. The amp models are accurate, its tone is incredible, and you can get tone at any volume. Its also plenty loud and you can run an extension cab with it to really shake up your neighborhood!
Line 6 is really well known for their amp modeling features with their pod units but as well as their actual combo amplifiers. This is one of the first line 6 modeling amplifiers that they put inside of a combo. Basically you have this combo amplifier with 16 and models to choose from. It allows you to program four programmable amp channels to select from on the fly. It's basically 100 W stereo amplifier that is including a foot switch as well.
* Duoverb features: Vintage versatility: 16 essential amp models
* Award-winning Point-to-Point modeling technology
* Simultaneous dual amp capability
* Professional touring quality cabinet & chassis
* Powerful 100-watt stereo power amp
* Includes an amp I/II footswitch
* 4 programmable amp channel memories
* Dual XLR direct output
The tone of this amplifier is not very good. It sounds very fake processed and unnatural. When this amplifier was put out it was one of the first modeling amplifiers be put into the combo. So therefore the modeling industry was not where it is today with what line 6 is been able to accomplish and many other of him modeling technologies. The tone of this is not a very good tone and you probably wouldn't use it in any professional recording . It's not a sound that you're going on fall in love with if you've ever played a modeling amplifier, you can really tell that all it is doing is mimicking what notes are being played. It has no dynamics and the tone or the feel of the amplifier is missing. It doesn't feel natural whatsoever and overall is not a very fun or pleasing amplifier.
These amps have been discontinued for quite some time now. It only way you can find this is only used market and I would not suggest going with this amplifier. This is very old technology especially since it's a computer-based amplifier and technology has advanced quite some since this amplifier has been put out. I suggest going with one of the line 6 near models with the newer technology involved.