The Spider Valve 212 from Line 6 features a Spider III engine mated in perfect harmony to a genuine tube amplifier. Designed by famed amp man Reinhold Bogner for unmatched performance and responsivene... Click To Read More About This Product
The Spider Valve 212 from Line 6 features a Spider III engine mated in perfect harmony to a genuine tube amplifier. Designed by famed amp man Reinhold Bogner for unmatched performance and responsiveness. The amp is built around 2 - 12AX7 preamp tubes and 2 - 6L6 power tubes. You can choose from 12 amp models and 7 Smart Control Effects. 36 user-programmable channels save your settings, or you can play through over 300 artist-created presets. All the tones are voiced by the legendary Celestion Vintage 30. Finally you can have the unrivaled versatility of Line 6 amp and effects modeling with the performance and feel of a world-class tube amplifier.
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Skeptical at first because I have never been a fan of solid state amplifiers and Line 6 pioneered solid state. One cool thing about previous Line 6 amps are their line of effects, but even the effects couldn't make up for the lack warmth and tone produced only by tube class designs. From the metal freaks to the country knee slappers, Indie die hards or the Classical enthusiasts, this amp rules. Go play it and bring an extra pare of shorts.
I work at the guitar center and have my choice of any amp available. Mesa, Marshall (I used to own the JVM410 head) Crate, Peavey, you name it. I LOVE this amp and would choose it any day. I am a tone freak and have been ever since birth. I love tube sound, and Line six has made the ultimate amp with this combo. I have the 212 and I have NEVER found anything that sounds better. I was considering buying an orange head before I came across this, but I just couldn't get the sound that I wanted. This amp has many different settings, but I mostly use "Soil" and "Meshuggah". Both sound AMAZING. Great for Metal guitar, but there are plenty more settings for other types of players. And, you can make your own. I tend to personalize presets anyway. I use this amp for performing and studio recording and it has yet to disappoint, and I doubt it ever will. Everyone that hears it is FLOORED!!! If you are looking for boutique sound, the complete package for under a grand, get this now because I KNOW they will go up in price. THIS AMP IS PHENOMONAL! I have the short board too. It is a must for stage performance. Plus, built in tuner. Very nice for in between songs to keep your sound tight.
I�ۡ���ve had my Spider Valve 212 for about 10 weeks now & I think this amp is simply fantastic. I�ۡ���m able to dial in scores of terrific sounds with minimal effort. Both clean & overdriven tones on this amp are amazing. A lot of the preset patches are really nice too. I am most surprised at the output volume of this baby. It�ۡ���s one of the loudest 40 watt amps I�ۡ���ve ever heard. I�ۡ���m currently playing a Carvin DC400 through the amp via a Nady wireless unit. I also sometimes use a Danelectro Cool Cat chorus. I couldn�ۡ���t be happier with this setup. Finally, the amp seems very well built with high quality components & some very nice attention to detail. As far as reliability goes, only time will tell & I�ۡ���m hoping it will hold up well. I highly recommend this amp. It�ۡ���s versatile, fairly priced, easy to transport, & it sounds awesome.
The amp gives you a great tone that is hard to find it most other Line6 products. I've used line6 products for a while. Before this, i owned a spider II, but got tired of the way it sounded when it was turned up too loud. That problem is nonexistant with the SV. Not only is it crystal clear all the time, but the amp is insanely loud - even at relatively low volume settings. There are a couple of detractors to consider, though. I've had this amp for about 4 months now, and I haven't settled a clean tone that i really love. While i know it is a matter of opinion, i just feel there aren't the clean tones that are representative of most tube amps. Also, i feel like the built-in effects can muddy the sound a bit. When i combine delay with my modern metal tone, the tone sort of ... loses its quality. It's not combining delay with my standard tone without altering the sound of it at least a little bit. That being said, I primarily play heavy sounds and was able to find a good heavy tone right away. If you prefer heavy music, this amp will blow you away with its good tube tone, flexibility, affordability, and insane volume.
I have been playing now for several decades. I recently bought a valve 212 from guitar center to go with my HD147 halfstack and I have to say I am totally pleased with it. Tubes AND digital effects the best of both worlds. I have owned many amps over the tears and I have to say this one has everything I need. I may buy the valve halfstack to replace the HD147. Congrats to Bogner and Line 6.
I've owned this amp for a while now and can honestly say that it is one of the better amps I've played. I first tried this amp while looking for a new guitar. The clerk at the shop told me to try this amp. Initially I didn't want to because it was a Line 6 but after a few minutes with it I realized how good it is. The 6 different amp models (each with two modes) and the built in effects give you a lot to choose from. I play mostly death metal and this amp definitely has enough gain to do the job. I use the green metal channel with the gain set about 3/4 (it also has a built in gain boost which you probably won't need). I've tweaked one of the existing presets to give myself a Behemoth sound (off their Demigod album, The Apostasy has more mids but I'm sure i could also dial that one in). The two speakers give a really nice bottom end chug that the 112 doesn't have. As with all tube amps, to get an optimal sound, you have to turn the volume up. All in all, a very good amp. If you are leery about trying this amp because it is a Line 6 and you think it'll only mimic the tone you want, you'll be pleasantly supprised as the tubes really shine. Definitely worth checking out.
this amp is wicked but, because of where i live i have to have a headphone to play it through.. this does NOT have a headphone jack on it... i am using my MOTU 896 mk3 to play it through but that means hooking up my laptop and accessing quemix fx and using the motu as the headphone jack
I was taking my Line 6 212 out for a gig and had a friend of mine carry it out to the car. He hoisted it up on his shoulder but lost his balance on the way to the car. The amp fell from about 5 1/2 feet to the ground. When I plugged it in, it worked perfectly and has ever since which was about a year ago. I can't say enough about the tone and volume this thing produces.....just awesome!
i tried this amp with a awesome zakk wylde bulls eyes and if you love the sound of metal then i reccomend you get this amp like it says the best amp money can buy
This is a great amp. One of the few amps I have tried that pairs nicely with my POD X3 Live. I just run my guitar into the POD X3 Live and then plug the X3 Live (using one of the live out ports) into the "power amp in" port on the back of this amp and now the X3 live handles all the modeling and effects. I leave the amp master volume between 3 and 5 and control the volume using the master volume on the x3 live. I still can't get over just how loud this amp is. X3 + tube amp rules. Just go and try one out and I think you will be impressed.
I have had this amp about 6 months and I love it! It has an extremely nice tone to it. It is super loud. And has tons of setting you can use. I will say it took me a long time to find a clean setting I liked though. I had to play around with it for about a day but it was totally worth it. I play on a worship team at my church and I am able to drown out everyone else in the band if i were to turn it all the way up. And it still sounds good if i do!!!!!! I would suggest this amp to anyone. Also it doubles as a work out since these combo amps weight a minimum of 50 lbs.
Hey guys n gals,This is byfar one of the most versitile amps out there.For the price,tone and versitility this line 6 product deserves 5 STARS!!Its got a very warm tone,if u have a humbucker guitar then expect a lotta thickness!!Hand down the best amp for its price,btw dont let the 40 watts fool you,this is a beast!
I'll keep this brief but this is an amazing great sounding amp. The pure rich sound from this amp puts any of the Line6 transistor amps to shame, there is no comparison. However, it takes awhile to get used to configuring this amp to your needs, which essentially is quite easy to do. The volume levels for the presets need to be equalized, otherwise you can go from one preset to another and blow a hole in your walls not knowing that the volume level can be twice as high, but again this is easily fixed by leveling the volumes. DOWNSIDE: Their is a downside, it's a tube amp and depending on how often you use it you'll be buying tubes every 6 months or so, and trust me the cost adds up. But if you're a professional like me you simply say, (1) that's the case with all tube amps and (2) if I want the best sound possible then "spend the money when you need to buy tubes". I won't go into the versatility of presets and sounds you can get out of this amp, I play jazz fusion, rock, straight ahead jazz and I'm satisfied with all sounds. I'm not a hard rocker and I would guess this amp leans more towards a versatile guitar who plays all styles (like me) rather than one who only plays rock or acid. Amps are subjective to your taste in sound. For me this Line6 Bogner sounds better than any amp I've ever used. I also like the XLR direct out that allows me to record directly into my DAW (pro tools) with ease without needing a DI box. There are some quirky frustrating things that bother me, like with any amp, but at the end of the day the amp is simply amazing (although heavy as F).