Line 6 Spider III 120


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11/08/2007 8:11 pm
I am looking to upgrade from my small 45 watt Marshall and I found one that I like. The Line 6 Spider III modeling amp. My step brother bought one of these a few months ago and I tried it out. I loved it. That was pretty much just a first impression though, I had no time to tweak it and fool around with the settings because he lives in another state. It seemed great as a first impression using my Ibanez, but now I have an Epi LP standard. If anyone has this amp (the 120 watt) please tell me your experience with the product and how you like it.
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11/08/2007 11:32 pm
I have the Spider III 75 watt which has the same effect unit.

I really like it. The presets are pretty good, you can save you own patches so that's a plus.

Being modeling amp the hardware is pretty light compared to a tube amp, that's great for traveling. I can image the 120 being somewhat of a big amp.

I've played with a full band and it had the horsepower to cut through so you should have more than enough with the 120.

I'm looking to get the additional foot controller because it is very limiting live without any control.

For the price these are great amps and having the effects built in makes it a lot more enjoyable to go jam :) not much gear to carry around.
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11/10/2007 5:06 pm
Thanks. btw, does it have an emulated line out to connect cd players or mp3 players to?

Also, would the 75 watt one be loud enough for playing over drums and bass/ or in an auditorium or something? If it is, I'll probably just save some money and get that one, because I don't even quite have a band yet.
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11/10/2007 6:25 pm
It does have a jack to connect a cd player.

I played with drum/bass and 2 other guitar player at the same time. I had to crank it to about 6-7. We were playing in a classroom actually lol so it was a small room. Something like 30' by 50'.

If you are going to play in a larger room I would suggest getting the 120.
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11/10/2007 6:47 pm
I've got a very old Line 6 spider ( 50 watts ), and i'm very pleased with it.

it's got flanger, chorus, delay echo, tremelo and many channels.

I thought the effects had packed up the other day, but I found out that they only work on the blues channel.
It's certainly the best amp I've ever owned
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11/11/2007 2:17 am
Hey Benoit, how about a small outdoor concert? would the 75 cut through?
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11/17/2007 11:11 pm
75w solid state should do the job. If you mic it for sure no problem. When playing live solid state distortion and cymbal noise seem to combat eachother. If you push that amp past its headroom though it won't be sounding good. That's for sure.
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11/22/2007 5:34 pm
I've looked and looked for about the last month and i will be purchasing one of these spider3 120 tomorrow at guitar center as they have a 20% discount for two hours on black friday and that brings the price down to $319 from $399....... seems like many great reviews for an amp in this price range.
I will be running a Schecter C-1 Hellraiser and a Mexican Strat thru this.....Really like that Hellraiser....Mexican Strat's pretty good too
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