Line 6 Spider IV 120
Line 6 Spider IV 120

Spider IV 120, Modelling Combo Guitar Amp from Line 6 in the Spider IV series.

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iamqman's review"Just junk"

Line 6 Spider IV 120
Let me start by saying how much I loath solid state amps and how much I can't stand amp modeling. This amp continues to give me very little doubt about the amp modeling world. Line 6 are definitely the leaders in the amp modeling world but to be honest most of their tones from the recreated amps just don't sound very good.

This thing is an over price too loud piece of junk. This is basically the same amp as the other versions just rated at 120 watts. I am a fan of Line 6 and by no means is this review out of anything against them but these amps are just garbage. This amp is rated at 120 watts, which is a really loud amplifier and 120 watts of poor sterile tone. Nothing that I have heard from Line 6 as far as amps sounds has ever sounded good to my ears.


Line 6 Spider IV 120 120W 2x10 Guitar Combo Amp Features:

* 120 watts (stereo)
* 2x10" Celestion Custom speakers; Three-quarter closed-back cabinet for a tight, snappy response
* 500+ presets: 300+ hand-crafted presets from 50 world-famous bands and guitarists, almost 200 dialed in presets inspired by the best guitar songs of all time, up to 64 user-created presets
* Artist-created presets hand-crafted by Johnny Marr, Slipknot, Pete Anderson, 311, Meshuggah, Lacuna Coil, As I Lay Dying, Steve Stevens, The Donnas, Minus the Bear, and 40 more guitarists and bands
* Song-based presets inspired by the tones of Master of Puppets, Back in Black, Whole Lotta Love, Daytripper, Toxicity, Purple Haze, Head Like a Hole, Smells Like Teen Spirit, Crazy Train, and almost 200 more
* 16 exceptional amp models that exhibit sophisticated touch response, complex distortions, and compression that breathes like it's emanating from a vintage tube amp. (Line 6 modeling is often imitated, but never duplicated.)
* Up to 8 effects at once with FBV MkII. 20 Smart FX (up to 4 at once) including Smart Harmony and Pitch Glide plus echoes, mods, reverbs, tremolos, delays, and more; Additional effects include Quick Loop, Noise Gate, and Boost; Edit all effects up to 7 parameters deep
* Bass, Mid and Treble knobs behave like the EQ controls from each modeled amp; Drive knob; Channel volume; Master volume; Manual Mode
* 1/4-inch input; 1/4-inch headphone/direct output; two 1/4-inch speaker outputs; 1/8-inch CD/MP3 input; FBV jack; Built-in chromatic tuner
* Line 6 FBV MkII foot controllers (not included) feature a foot pedal for wah, volume and pitch-shift control; tap tempo; chromatic tuner display; channel switching; USB connectivity for receiving amplifier updates and upgrades; more


This is just a waste in my opinion. I like the way their effects sound and the way that their software is set up much like a real guitar rig, but the distortions and amp models are horrible! To me it doesn't matter what guitar you use with this thing it is going to sound nothing like the amps they are trying to recreate. If you must lay this amp then I would play it with a Gibson Les Paul or something with mahogany for the wood. Something dark and bold that will give some thickness to the tone of this amp.

The amp sounds thin and sterile much like a stomp box overdrive or distortion pedal would sound like. You can hear and feel the digital process in the tone. This amp has no soul and no tone what so ever. It is a complete waste of resources.


If you want a mp modeler that has effects built in as well then go with one of the other Line 6 amps that Reinhold Bogner helped out with. They actually have a good usable distortion tone. No wonder they went out an found a pro to do the dirty channels.

At new these amps come in at around $400. A bit steep for a trash sounding amplifier. I wouldn't recommend this amp to anyone. It doesn't sound good and you won't get anyone worth his salt to record it.

thedarkness68's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" One of the best transistor amp at this price."

Line 6 Spider IV 120
This is a transistor amp modeling power 120watt RMS (2x60watt because with 2 speakers Celestion 10-inch).

Side connector it has a guitar input, an output Phone / Direct Out, a site for connecting FBV pedal and a must: a 3.5mm input that allows connection Ipod, Mp3 and all this stuff.

For the settings it has 16 amp models: Clean / Class A / Twang / Blues / Hi Gain / Crunch / Metal / Insane 20 effects plus intelligent and more than 300 presets created by artists, with nearly 200 presets Based legendary songs, as well as 16 banks of 4 user programmable channels (handy again).

I put a Sept. 9 because it lacks a line out a pre-amplified, but the rest is, however, very well equipped.


For configuration, it is a big advantage of this amp: it's all electronic! There is a wealth of hallucinatory presets for those who do not see how running an Advent equalo and for those who want something more "personal" can activate the "manual" mode, and there is a rule as you will, as a good old amplifier, and recorded our set at one of 64 sites (Yes 16 banks of 4 channels it is a lot!) provided for this purpose.
And then of course, the presets are very well made and summers are easily obtained from all possible sounds from clean to metal magnificent ultra-saturated through the crunch and blues of course.

It also features a lot of great features simpas, as chromatic tuner, MP3 and took it especially the "Loop Station" which can be good rhythm and then play the solo on it.

The manual can be useful if you do not want to try to understand how it works, but between us is very simple!


This amp is very suitable for my (my?) Style (s) of music, namely metal mainly, but also a bit of good old rock, blues and anything that comes to mind.

I play with an ESP / Ltd F-250 with EMG 81/85 installed (great classic metal!).

To the sounds there with a shovel, so I'll explain this rather schematically that can come out of the beast:

-The "Clean": Very very nice clean sound, without exaggeration we believe that the little lamp to have a good neck pickup is warm, it's beautiful, large clean is one of the best of transistor amp I've heard!

-The "crunch" is pretty saturated for the crunch but we will not complain, with little gain was a good blues sound simpa increases more and more you get a sound to ACDC, Green Day , Danko Jones ... etc..

-The "hi-gain": Here it begins to saturate well, with little gain we find these sounds to the TDCA but it is especially high gain for all lovers of sounds very bold to Nickelback is the foot, it explodes!

-The "metal" is where its gets really heavy, a big Disto style "Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier," very greasy, dirty (in a good way), powerful, with very beautiful Palm Mute "strongly resembling the sound of metallica.Le Lead guitarist in my group with her Boss ML2 metalcore crying.

-The "Insane" Here we find sounds very heavy style Carcass, Slipknot, Rammstein ... etc..

My favorite sounds are the "clean" and "metal" that I use most often, but if not the quietest sounds you will agree other perfectly.


I use this amp for a little less than a year (purchased directly at its outlet), I am very satisfied, I think it's one of the best amps transistors for that price.

Like everything in this amp, it is powerful (enough to play in concert repeats), easy to use, and quality for the very pro modélisation.Le only fault I found was him the absence of Line Out which is present on all other amps at this price.

I tried the Fender (Frontman, Super Champ XD any lamp), the Marshall (MG series) Peavey (ValveKing any lamp) and my favorite remains the Line 6.

I judge the value for money exelente, although they may well give the footswitch for this price with this choice là.Je would do without hesitation because it is ideal in its price range.

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

Line 6 Spider IV 120
75 watt amp, connections ultra complete
deficiency may be an output for connecting an additional HP is good but not annoying at all.
the settings are fairly intuitive, very little need for the manual.
I have not yet bought a pedal that goes with it, but I think it's necessary to use it peacefully.


it's pug & play!
short manual, quick and easy to read
sound banks have the huge advantage of this amp and the looper function.
it sounds right away, no frills and sound "artists" are really credible.


but then I always always played on lamp rack or cabinet + head, and by dint of being tired of me takes it up the skull for a super good sound, I made some compromises that I do not regret absolutely not.
lamps is unmistakable, it's great, I would never otherwise the above, but still be able to exploit it. This is not playing 1 or 2 on the master that the real attack his lamp.

to play metal, rock, is used at home and it's enough that more widely.


I've had three days
I tested all configs possible before I return to a little something flexible and well enough for me.
I love her very reasonable weight and size rather compact, especially the sound coming out of it all.
the loop is very handy too.
I think that for 300 euros on the value price of 75 watts is unbeatable

I remake that choice without hesitation, and is a follower of his lamp, which you said that.
the volume is huge for the 75 watts.