Line 6 Duoverb
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heads on fire 11/27/2011

Line 6 Duoverb : heads on fire's user review

« Great backup amp for the price. »

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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
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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.