I ended up going with this one because I felt i needed the power of a line 6. But once I took it home, I cant stand it. I would not buy this amp again, not would i recommend it to anyone. The power is awsome, but it has a cheap feel to it. It is supposed to be digital, but doesnt really work like one. I played the behringer V-ampire 120W and that this kicks ass, Im going to return my line 6 for one of those.
Model Year: 2004
Price: $600.00 (new)
Where Obtained: guitar center
It has a master volume, bass, mid and trebble sections, about 12 different amp models, and about 6 effects.
The sound quality is ok for a solid state amp, doesnt have that warm sound you get from a tube amp. Its nothing really special.
Ease of Use:
It is not programmable and the range of the effects are not varry wide. It is really hard to get a good sound out of this amp. Also you can only have one effect on at a time, and the effects are really poor.
It seems to be pretty good construction. Its not going to fall apart, but if you abuse it, it will show signs. The the best construction.
I definitely would purchase this if it were lost. If I got a recording contract I would opt for the Vetta II. But for the price, you cant beat it. It's twice the amp of the Marshall MG250DFX, and $100 bucks cheaper.
Model Year: 2004
Price: $399.99 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center - Tampa
The first thing you notice about this amp is there's not alot of Dial and buttons. But it is so easy to dial in a good emulated amp sound. Yeah, you don't have alot of control over the effect(not like the more expensive amps and stomp boxes) but you would be suprised at how easy it is to dial in the perfect sound no matter what style you play. I don't like the fact that the line out and headphones are the same stereo out so it cuts the speakers when you use the line out. But you have to make a few sacrifices when you poor.
If you want to hear how good this sounds go to www.line6.com. You get twelve different amp models 10 of them are Excellent. I'm not into death metal so I don't like the insane models.
Very easy to use. See above.
It'll take a lickin' and keep on kickin'
I looked at a Marshall MG100DFX Combo But decided against it cause of the lack of effects and channels it provided although it did have an effects loops which mine didnt. As far as buting this amp again I would probabably go for something a little more expensive like a Mesa Boogie Mk IV only cause I'm sort of a Mesa Boogie sort of guy. That is if finances would approve that. It really needs an effects loop. My favorite aspect of this amp is the 12 channels it offers along with the four programmable presets. You can play anything from blues to insane metal on it. The worst aspect is once again that darn effects loop. If your looking to buy an amp great veratility this is the amp for. IT ROCKS. Party on ppl, HOOO YAAA!!!!!!!!!
Model Year: 2004
Price: $469.99 (new)
Where Obtained: Rainbow Music Supply
It has the basic setup for tone controls only bad thing is that there isn't individual tone controls for each channel. They are all master tone controls and they are the drive, bass, mid, treble and channel volume which is what determines the volume of overall effects that are being use on the amp along with the setups that you store in your amp. While they aer running that is or if there running. There is an amp model knob that features a wopping 12 channels to choose from. There are 2 channels for each mode and they are clean, twang, blues, crunch, metal, and insane which is a personal favorite of my own. It also has 7 effects put into 3 different knobs. 1 is for reverb another for delay, tape echo, and sweep echo and the last is for chorus/flanger, phaser and tremelo. Now up to 3 of these effects can be used simultaneously as long as there not 2 effects form the same knob naturally. For example you can use reverb with any combination but you cant use delay and tape echo at the same time since there on the same knob. And finally it has a master volume knob which we all know what that does so next question. It does not ahave an effects loop built in but I believe they makle a pedal for the Spider II sereis amp that can enable you to have one.. It has more power than I could possibly use right now and more than enough for the music that I play. I will be able to elaborate Later on once I get the chance to crank it. I dont know too much about amps to know if there stereo or not but I believe this one is. This is a solid state amp. That much I do know....heheheheheheheh
I have a ESP LTD KH-603 guitar and no effects other than what is on the amp. I play mostly metal, classical, classic Rock and blues. The amp handles it all with ease. It is a wonderful amp that is capable of playing all styles from country to the heaviest of metal. Believe me I know. I'm not ready to say that it is up there with a Mesa Boogie Rectifier I tried once but I will say that it is probably better than the Ampeg I used to use all the time. As far as the Dean Markleys and Crates I have had it blows them all to hell. Noise is not a problem at all. The only time it does get feedback is if the guitar gets to close to the amp which all amps and guitars will do to my knowledge. Havent really had it that loud consistently yet but everyone will be the first to know when I do so therefore I'm not sure about being really clean at high volumes. Distortion wias, this thing kicks ass. Put it on the insane channel and crank the bass put the mid between 1 and 3 and the treble between 5 and 7 with the drive all the way up. WHOOOAAAAA!!!! Put it past 3 or 4 on the master volume and you risk losing a window. MWA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The amp is programmable. How you do it I have no idea. I have the manual right here in front of me and will continue to update with further information. I was so enthralled by its sound I have been just playing and playing and playing. I just want to get a descent review out on this amp before I do anything else. To obtain a good sound is fairly easy especially if you know what effects you like but if your just looking for some good old fashion kick a-- tone thats not hard to find. I reccomend the insane channel. HOOO-HAAA. Its a little different than other amps that I have used since the others didnt have built in effects or the ability of being programmable so it did take some getting used to.
Couldn't answer that I dont play live but I'm sure that it could. Only have had it for 2 and a half months so im not sure about repairs neither and it doesn't take tubes. Construction seems pretty damn good from what I can tell.