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Line 6 Spider III 15-Watt Guitar Combo Amplifier

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  • 4 Essential Amp Models, 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
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 8 x 15 inches ; 17 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 20.2 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B000JKVLE0
  • Item model number: 99-010-2505
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,247 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 13, 2004

Product Description

Product Description

Spider III 15 delivers 4 remarkable amp channel models with Clean, Crunch, Metal, and Insane all dialed in by an amazing team of artists. Six Smart Control FX (two simultaneous) including, Phaser, Chorus/Flanger, Tremolo, Sweep Echo, Tape Echo, and Reverb are all dialed in and ready to go. Features also include a CD/MP3 input jack and a headphone/recording output.

From the Manufacturer

The Line 6 Spider III 15 Guitar Combo Amplifier is a 15 watt solid state guitar amplifier with built-in Amp and effects modeling. It's a good samll amplifier for a starting guitar player, and makes a great home practice amp for more experienced players.

Spider™ III delivers detailed amp models based on some of the greatest guitar sounds ever created. To keep these sounds authentic, we kidnapped some of our favorite artists to dial in each amp model. Now you can rule the stage with the Insane model with its truly massive gain or explore your sensitive side in the studio with the Clean model. It’s all up to you.

Features:

  • 4 Essential Amp Models
  • 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-inch speaker
  • 15 Watts

Amp Models:

Clean
Select this Amp Model and adjust the tone controls to get crisp, amazing clean tones, great warm jazz tones, and all the high-end shimmer you’ll need with a generous amount of bottom end.

Crunch
This Amp Model is based on* a ‘68 Marshall® Plexi 100 watt with a few added extras; The combination of a Variac and the jumped input channels creates that infamous brown sound.

Metal
This Amp Model is based on* the Mesa/Boogie® Dual Rectifier®. Use this Amp Model to get a tight and punchy, high gain Metal sound.

Insane
This model is our "dialed in for shredding" version based on* the Mesa/Boogie® Dual Rectifier® red channel. It combines the intensity and impact of Metal Red, but delivers more midrange and teeth for that bone-crushing, brain piercing insane grind.

Effects:
A great amp isn’t the only part of a great guitar sound. With Smart Control FX, an exclusive Line 6 feature that automatically dials in different effect parameters, you spend more time playing and less time tweaking. Simply find the effect that you want, turn the knob to your desired intensity, and you’re done. You can even use multiple effects at the same if you wanna get really crazy.

Effects Models (Up to 2 effects simultaneous): Phaser, Chorus/Flanger, Tremolo, Sweep Echo, Tape Echo, and Reverb.

When you’re playing with your band on stage just drag the Spider™ III on stage and crank it up. When it comes time to record, use the headphone/direct out and plug it straight into the mixing board for world-class POD® 2.0 direct tone used in pro studios and stages everywhere! You can also use the same out with headphones for practicing in your bedroom. Want to play along with your favorite songs? Plug into the CD/MP3 input and you’re good to go.

* All product names used in this webpage are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Line 6. These trademarks of other manufacturers are used solely to identify the products of those manufacturers whose tones and sounds were studied during Line 6’s sound model development.

Customer Reviews

Was I ever wrong!
Wayne Beckham
Was great until he outgrew it and needed more options, bigger sound, etc. good choice for a first amp.
Bobbi J. Shapiro
It's still plenty loud.
N. Hyde

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

57 of 58 people found the following review helpful By J.C.Devon on March 17, 2007
A few days ago I borrowed a Spider II 15 from a friend, I was impressed with it , and since I had to borrow an amp you should get the idea that I needed a new small practice amp... while many adequate small amps (10-25 watts) exist they tend to be small sounding and shy on features, or the effects are substandard and don't sound like high quality stomp boxes at all .... The Spider II proved to be an exception to this notion, I knew within an hour that Line 6 would probably be the maker of whatever amp I ended up buying...This was my first hands on with a Line 6 product, by the way....

So I began to search for a baby spider of my own ... I found a great deal on a Spider III 15 at Guitar Center and rushed to town to snag me one of my own ... I bought the very last one at the store, they sell very quickly I was told by the salesman ... Lucky me !!

Cosmetically the spider III looks almost exactly like the II, the features are the same, but the III has been noticeably tweaked to the consumers benefit .. The effects sound a bit better and the mids are allot better, and they were already pretty darn great on the Spider II!

Its loud for a 15 watter ... sounds clean for a small amp even at rather high volume, very solidly built for any amp but extremely so for under 100 dollars, the effects sound right, like high quality stomp boxes rather than cheesy amp based effects .. like I found on my old Crate 15 watter, for instance, The custom made 8'' speaker handles the sound very well this is simply a best of its class unit in every aspect of its being!

One complaint about the Spider III 15 is regarding what some folk consider misleading claims on the packaging description about the artist presets.
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59 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Javier Zepeda on October 20, 2009
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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Wayne Beckham on August 31, 2007
I actually won this amp in a music contest and, given the very low price, I frankly didn't expect much. Was I ever wrong!

This is a great little amp. Compared to my 70's vintage Fender Sidekick Reverb, it's light as a feather still manages to give a great, clean sound. And the volume isn't anything I'd use for stage work, but it's still loud enough to drive my wife to distraction and I'm usually relegated to keeping it a respectable level. Which, by the way, still sounds great. And the special FX are fun that my aforementioned Fender couldn't have dreamed of.

The four presets and six FX are fun to play with and you can easily get your self wrapped up just playing scales and fiddling with knobs. The four factory presets are interesting and you can use them to program your own favorite settings (the manual says) but I really haven't played with that particular feature. And the presets, at least for me, aren't all that different. I can't tell that much difference between "Crunch" and "Metal" but maybe it's just my cheesy playing.

Another reviewer has mentioned the "song based" presets, but the 15w doesn't offer this option. As near as I can tell you have to be into the Line 6 Spider III 120 Guitar Combo Amplifier range before the cabinet is even big enough to hold the necessary panels and buttons and stuff.

Still, that's not what this product is designed for. It's a fun amp for practice or play, but not pro.
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80 of 105 people found the following review helpful By T. Nystrom on October 3, 2008
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Real music man on November 9, 2007
i love this amp, sounds so good!!!

Clean channel: It's really good, i use it for any style i want, pre-drive can give you extra volume. I use my digitech RP12 on this channel most of the time.

Crunch Channel: wow, i didn't like this channel before... but now i know how to use it! you can play stuff like blues, o Brit rock, or even stuff like red hot chilli peppers style. Remember to use pre drive!

Metal channel: ok, i don't like this channel, ii doesn't have enough gain for metal, but it's ok to play solos.

Insane Channel: my favorite one! is perfect for heavy metal, prog metal, but not heavy enough for core metal and that stuff... If you use pre drive here it becomes more insane!!

The Effects:

Chorus / flanger: it's ok, i don't like flanger that much, i mainly use chorus, and sounds amazing!

Phaser: Ok, i love phaser, but this one sounds REALY GOOD, but it's really limited too! :S

Tremolo: i never use it, but it sounds ok to me. If you put maximun Tremolo, you will sound really similar to "audioslave - like a stone".

Tap Echo / sweep echo: it's really limited, so i never use it!

Reverb: ok, this is GOOD, i like it, i use it mainly in the crunch channel...

I bought this amplifier 'cause i'm tired of using my regular rig to practice... with this amp, i just "plug and play" :D
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By I, conoclast on June 1, 2009
About a year ago I made the mistake of buying the Dean Playmate Pack- but that's another story. I bought the Line 6 Spider III 15 in hopes of an amp that was worth my money.

If you are somewhat constrained financially, rest assured that this is the best amp in its price range. If you're looking to play in your room, this is one's a safe bet. Take this baby outside the house and it sounds, well, terrible. But it will sound great in your room.

In my opinion, the amp is the most important part of the package- without it all you have is a quiet acoustic guitar. Especially if you are a beginner, you want an amp that won't blow out on you, one that will make you excited about playing. I digress.

The amp has four channels- clean, crunch, metal, and insane. To be honest, Clean sounds like crap. It sounds tinny and scifi-ish, like you were using the phaser on a normal clean channel. This is why I had to give this amp 4 stars instead of 5. But Crunch and Metal make up for it. Crunch sounds like a normal clean channel but with a harder edge, a Zeppelin-esque sound that is quite versatile. When I'm looking for a harder sound, perhaps Mettalica or the Sex Pistols, I go for metal. I love this channel. It sounds just like EVH's guitar on Eruption without any add-on effects. Naturally, it's awesome for soloing. The last channel, Insane, is only good for humor value ("let's see what this sounds like on Insane!"). It's just too much- a great way to annoy the neighbors.

But overall, this is a great little amp. I've played punk, classic rock, metal, and electric blues on mine- and it hasn't blown out yet.
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