Line 6 Spider Valve MKII HD100
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Line 6 Spider Valve MKII HD100

Spider Valve MKII HD100 , Modelling Guitar Amp Head from Line 6 in the Spider Valve series.

iamqman 06/09/2011

Line 6 Spider Valve MKII HD100 : iamqman's user review

« Not too bad for the price »
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When I first heard this amp I was a bit skeptical but to my surprise it sounded pretty good. The 1x12 sounds terrible and the 2x12 sounds a bit better and this was was a hit.

Finally Line 6 got the idea...they cannot make a decent distortion tone. So they went out an found probably the best man who could create one. Reinhold Bogner has been building amps for over 20+ years now and creating some the best amplifiers in the world. Professionals around the world turn to Bogner to get their tonal needs.

Line 6 has done a great job building effects processors but really couldn't figure out how o get the overdrive down. Now that they have Reinhold and his world renown taste for high gain tone the have achieved something until now has never been done before.

Line 6 Spider Valve MkII HD100 100-watt Tube Modeling Guitar Amplifier Head Features:

100-watt tube modeling guitar amplifier head
Packed with models of 16 legendary American, British and European amplifiers
More than 20 tweakable built-in effects
Designed in collaboration with renowned amp designer Reinhold Bogner
Features two 12AX7 preamp tubes, four 6L6 power tubes
Built-in front-panel tuner

UTILIZATION


Line 6 Spider Valve MkII HD100 100-watt Tube Modeling Guitar Amplifier Head Specifications:

100-watts
Class AB tube amp with two 12AX7 preamp tubes and four 6L6 power tubes
1/4" speaker outputs (single: 16-ohm; dual: 4-ohm and 8-ohm)
1/4" power amp input and preamp output jacks
16 of the most advanced Line 6 amp models to date
20 Smart FX (up to 4 at once)
Quick Loop: 14-second sound-on-sound looper
Noise Gate, Boost (up to +8dB pre, post or both), Volume routing
Advanced routing and full adjustability up to 7 effect parameters
Oversized two-line LCD
MIDI input and output/thru for seamless integration into MIDI switching setups
Line 6 foot controller compatibility
128 user presets
Bass, Mid, Treble and Drive knobs
Channel volume
Manual mode for a traditional front-panel amplifier experience
XLR Output supports two output modes: Performance Mode and Studio Mode
Oversized LCD is easy to use and easy to read
Built-in front-panel tuner
Weight: 35 lbs.
Dimensions: 25.75" L x 10.75" H x 9.5" D

SOUNDS

I was at an amp festival when I first heard this amp and Reinhold Bogner was there telling us to listen to this amp and everyone thought he was joking because we know how Line 6 amps sound. They fired it up and it was a big surprise to hear how good this thing did sound. We tested it with a Gibson Les Paul and a Fender Telecatser and each guitar having its own personalty sounded very god through the Bogner cabinet.

OVERALL OPINION

If you are someone who needs solid sounding high gain amplifier with the ability to have multiple effects to go with it this is the amp for you. Having tubes coupled with the digital processors makes this thing a beast of a guitar tool.

At new these amps come in at around $900, not a bad price for something that was designed by Reinhold and mixed with the processing power of Line 6.