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Max The Dog
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:39 am    Post subject: LINE6 SPIDER VALVE Reply with quote

Has anyone tried one of these amps and if so what is your opinion please?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried one, and thought it sounded really good! I'm actually considering buying one myself, but there's that inner snob trying to talk me out of it because it's not a 'proper' valve amp.

I'm sure it won't replace my JTM45, or really make a Vibrolux redundant, but it'll do a more than passable impersonation of both, plus a whole heap more, weigh less and cost less
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In what way is it not a proper valve amp?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

^ i suspect it's got a ton of modelling in the preamp section. from what i can remember about reading about them, anyway.

Personally, I wasn't all that fussed. the lower gain tones were actually not bad, but i thought the higher gain tones were fairly poor. I'd rather have a channel switcher. I know when i tried the spider valve, you could have got an engl screamer or laney tt for a similar price, but i think the prices have changed a bit now, with the spider valve getting a bit cheaper and the other two a bit dearer. neither of those two do any modelling, but i'd rather have a good clean, good crunch, good heavy crunch, and good high gain tone, than 16 (or 32? ) mediocre modelled tones. That's just me, though.

I did only get to try the spider valve at pretty low volumes, though. and i didn't think it was terrible, it was a lot better than the normal spider, i was actually surprised how much nicer. Just no cigar, kind of thing.
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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i tried one out in the days of me lugging around a massive marshall and a effects pedal board. Wasnt really that bowled over by it, to be truthful. Not that it was a bad amp or anything, it was more the fact it wasnt quite the sound i was after Ive been trying to get something that does one or two good sounds, and away from an arsenal of sounds and effects. Although if i was in a gigging covers band i could be tempted, would save on space and all that.
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