Line 6 Spider III 15
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Line 6 Spider III 15

Spider III 15, Modelling Combo Guitar Amp from Line 6 in the Spider III series.

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heads on fire 24/10/2011

Line 6 Spider III 15 : Recensione di heads on fire (content in English)

"Good cheap practice amp."
5

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4 Essential Amp Models (clean, crunch, metal, insane)
6 Effects (2 simultaneous) including phaser, Chorus/Flanger, Tremolo, Sweep Echo, Tape Echo, and Reverb
4 User-programmable channels
CD/MP3 jack
Headphone/Direct Out for practice or recording
Custom 8" speaker
15 Watts
Dimensions: 15.5L x 14.5H x 8.25D

UTILIZATION

This amp is really easy to get a good workable tone out of. I wish this kind of amp was around when I was a kid learning to play - it smokes the little Peavey Rage 158 I used to have! I use this in guitar lessons so my students can get a sound close to whatever style they want to learn in, and it works well for that. I wish I could go in and take out the Tremolo and Sweep Echo presets, permanently - why do kids want the most laser gun sounds out of their guitars? - but everything else is pretty good.

The CD/mp3 in is a great feature for practicing, as is the headphone/record out for practice or recording.

Also, it is very easy to save and recall a preset sound in this little amp.

SOUNDS

I'm rating this a 9 based on the price. It is very easy to get the sounds that I want out of it. It's also very easy to get rid of the sounds I don't want, like when my students dial in a radar sweeping spleep bloople noise swoosh sound.

The delays and reverbs are very good, as are all the amp models.

OVERALL OPINION

For the cash, and the application, this is nearly perfect. I love this little amp, and was sad when my store told me they wanted me to change what amp I used in my teaching studio, just so they could sell the more modern version to students. I think Line 6 has a good reputation for selling quality products that are affordable, and this amplifier is certainly no exception to that rule.