The Line 6 Spider II builds upon the best-selling Spider to deliver 12 unique amp models and 7 different effects, with 3 available simultaneously and easily tweakable using the Smart FX knob. Delay ti... Read More
The Line 6 Spider II builds upon the best-selling Spider to deliver 12 unique amp models and 7 different effects, with 3 available simultaneously and easily tweakable using the Smart FX knob. Delay times can be adjusted via tap tempo. Features a front-panel tuner, spring and room reverb, and a headphone out.
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a common complaint with this amp is the lack of presence, but there isan easy way around that if you use a distortion pedal. set the amps drive at 1 on the lower gain setting and max your pedal. the modeling feature makes it sound exactly like the amp model chosen. this amp is perfect for anyone who loves to tweak with different tonalities and almost matches crates tube simulation. i love this amp even better than the spider III's
I picked up a JCM 800 cabinet from a friend and was looking for a rack setup or a tube head. I saw this head on this site and thought "why not?". Ive played with Line 6 stuff before and this keeps their name good with me. Great tone through my Les Paul and SG. Plenty of power, when playing right next to my friends Mesa head the Spider II's Mesa setting sounds perfect. The worst thing about this head is just trying to decide with footswitch or floorboard to buy!
Best amp $200 can buy hands down lots of fun to play around with. only thing i would change is the built in tuner only tunes to standard getting it to drop is really hard.
Just like the title says, the Line 6 Spider 2 is sweet, simply put. All of the pre-set's sound amazing. But you can really get some mean sounds out of this head if you play with it for a little bit. It has amazing features, all of the effects are really fun to play with, and sound great. This head is a great buy, get one for they're all gone, seriously, you won't be disappointed.
WOW! I blasted the hot mama at my Guitar Center using an Ibanez. It has so many built in effects! I could form any sound I wanted. This Head has great power. I was using a Marshall cab with it. No pedals needed with this thing except maybe a wah pedal. Just plug in and your off. I?m thinking about investing in one.
I was looking for a good, cost effective amp, and my hours of searching lead me to the Line 6 Spider HD Head. It has many effects, which many can be used simultaniously. It also has 6 different amp models, ranging from acoustic to heavy metal. If you want diverse, go for the Spider 2.
On a sunny late summer day, my quest for a heavier guitar sound led me to Guitar Center. Browsing through the standard line up of Marshalls, Crates, and Soldanos, I just couldn't find the right combination of price and features. When a guitar player near me started ripping some power chords, I was immediately impressed with the fullnes of his tone. I walked over to see what he was plugged into, expecting to find a gigantic four figure price tag, but low and behold, it was a Line 6 Spider II. When I saw the price tag was more than reasonable enough to sooth my four figure phobia, I bought the Spider II on the spot, along with an SBV express foot controller. After I got home and tore it out of the box, a bit of dial-tweaking proved that the Spider II's "Insane" mode is aptly named. Maxing out the gain knob in this mode will yield roaring, noisy, almost unintelligible sludge that may be too much for even the heaviest metal guitarist. Rolling back the gain just a bit, I was greeted by a sound that was at once psychotically distorted, ballsy as hell, and completely intelligible. Immediately, I saved the tone in one of the amp's four memory channels with the touch of a button. My guitar sound is usually very basic, with effects used sparingly if at all. Nonetheless, I couldn't help but spend hours playing with the Spider II's built in digital effects, two of which can be used at a time. They sound great and are easily adjustable with the turn of a knob. Using my low end Dean V with a Gibson BurstBucker pick-up in the bridge position, I went back to my 8-track digital workstation and began re-recording the guitar tracks. Using the "Insane" mode for the heaviest parts and the "Metal" mode for a bit of variation, my songs immediately gained the punch that I had tried coax from my Fender Stage 112 SE for so many years. While the Fender has a great blues/rock sound to it, all the stomp boxes and equalizers in the world still can't turn an apple into an orange. This Spider II is not just for metal-heads. Although the "Insane" mode is my favorite, the other 11 amp modes offer up tones that could work for jazz, country, blues, or just about anything you can play. For shimmering clean tones, I still prefer my Fender, but the Spider II offers up a nice crisp and clean mode and gives the user enough control to find the sound that fits the need. The FBV express pedal (sold seperately) allows you to access any of your four preset tones, and also has an expression pedal that can be used for volume or wah, both of which work very nicely. Although I'd set out looking for a Marshall, the Spider II's tone hooked me immediately, and the price tag made short work of reeling me in. It was tempting to shell out the extra money to get a Marshall, at least for posterity, but after using the Spider II, this amp would be a tough piece of gear to part with.
I went to a friends house last night, and was impressed to see he had a Line 6 amp. I've always heard good things about this amp, but when I plugged into it, the things I had heard didn't even do justice to the amazing sound this thing produces. It has screaming hot effects, the Crunch, blues, twang, Metal, Clean and Insane are all beautiful sounding as well as versitle. I will be honest when I say, I've been a Marshall guy for years and years. Not anymore. I love my marshall, but the distortion is so scratchy sounding. Makes for horrible recordings. My band mate has a Marshall AVT150 HX and even it isn't anywhere near as awesome sounding as the line 6. The Metal Setting has that crushing sound that guitar players world wide love, and those lows that seem to beat your chest in. I never cranked it up past 3/4 full volume, and I know I was drowning out a Yamaha drum set. The entire time I had the volume cranked up, It never lost any audio quality. As I walked away my left ear was ringing and deafend a bit, if that tells you about how loud it is. I am truly amazed by the incredible sounds this thing produces. So much so I ordered the 75w version just a few minutes ago. Hands down buy this amp if you're looking for a truly incredible sound.
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