Line 6 Duoverb
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All user reviews of 4/5 for the Line 6 Duoverb

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Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 7 reviews )
 4 reviews57 %
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 1 user review14 %
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heads on fire11/27/2011

heads on fire's review"Great backup amp for the price."

Line 6 Duoverb
Engineered in USA, built in China
Modeling amplifier
Classic look and feel
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

With an FBV Shortboard foot controller:
Access to 36 Presets on Duoverb
Dedicated, hands-free channel switches
Dedicated reverb and FX loop On/Off switches
Large name display
Wah / Volume pedal with toe switch On/Off
Expression pedal input for separate Volume control
Chromatic tuner
Program Patch Naming
Powered by the Duoverb


The Line 6 Duoverb is a fantastic steal right now. When it came out, it was a pretty innovative amp, with good tones and features, but modeling technologies have made giant leaps since 2002. New challengers, such as Fractal Audio, are now making waves in the modeling amp world, but the Duoverb was quite cool when it was initially released. Now, with the prices they are selling at on the used market ($150-200), they are well worth it, and they will blow away any other solid state amp of this size and price range. The looks help, as it has the appearance of a nice vintage piece, rather than some cheesy 14-year-old's favorite metal star's signature practice amp.


Other amps from Line 6 feature effects like delays and chorusing, and this amp does not. That's not necessarily a bad thing - sometimes a nice, simple amp is the way to go. It basically offers reverb, 16 different models, and the ability to run 2 different models at once. For a simple amp, it sure packs a lot of heat, and the tonal variety is wonderful. Sparkly cleans, boutique overdrives, and saturated metal nirvana all reside within, making this a great amp for any genre.


I'm a fan of this amp, especially for the price. This would make anyone a great amp that can be used in practice, on gigs, or in the bedroom. Any touring musician needs a backup amp if they can fit it in the van, and the price makes this a very attractive option. Recommended.

Freakoid's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Line 6 Duoverb
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The manual is very nice. There are pictures of the amps modeled, a small anecdote and "classic" settings that have brought fame each.

This amp is very easy to use. I am not at all the type to spend hours manipulating 36 buttons in all directions, and I quickly got a great sound.

What I loved with this amp is the emulation output HPs. It allowed me to be reassured as to his coming out in front when I was playing on big stages. The emulation output has a very broad spectrum but lacks a bit of momentum. Supplemented by a microphone in front of an HP, it brought joy to my ears and those of sound engineers who could not get an amp emulation could sound like this.

In the studio, it allowed me to stay on the settings that I knew perfectly while benefiting from the flexibility of the HP emulation output.


The eternal debate about modeling amps ... realistic or not?

So it depends on what you mean by realistic. Let me explain.

When I bought this amp I had a Marshall JCM 900 with a baffle with 4 vintage 30 in which I plugged in a Les Paul Custom ... well, big sound. And basically its Duoverb done very well job. In the blind test, difficult to tell the difference with a real tube amp. Mixed with the sounds of other instruments, it becomes a challenge. on the other hand, if the crunch sound or the sound of each of the amps modeled one approaches ... it's something else. Because if this amp works very well by mixing the sounds of two amps, it does not compare with an original amp ... and we must admit that the modeled amps are all the same, a little cartoonish.


I played this amp for over 5 years. I went on tour "am I doing everything in the truck just as I can, even if it means Tetris with the gear" and I must admit he never flinched while the "all-tube" made of other guitarists the soul.

But what do you with the experience was the most sensitive finer ears, it is in the subtle! So what? Well, now I do not play on all-tube amps and handwired ... but flip side, I have one currently under repair.

Looking back, in addition to many services, this amp has helped me to know what amp I liked and that's huge!