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Line 6 Spider III 75-Watt Guitar Combo Amplifier

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  • 12 Custom Amp Models from Clean to Insane, 7 Smart Control FX (up to 3 simultaneous) including Tape Echo, Sweep Echo, Standard Delay (all with Tap Tempo) Chorus/Flanger, Phaser, Tremolo, and Reverb
  • 250 artist-created presets
  • 150 song-based presets
  • Built-in front panel tuner
  • 12" Custom Celestion Speaker
  • 12 Custom Amp Models from Clean to Insane, 7 Smart Control FX including Tape Echo, Sweep Echo, Standard Delay Chorus, Phaser, Tremolo, and Reverb
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Product Description

Product Description

Spider� III 75 offers perfectly dialed-in sounds with 200 incredible artist presets created by over two dozen of today's hottest bands and guitarists, plus another 200 presets based on the greatest rock guitar songs of all time! No tone is off limits thanks to 12 custom amp models that go everywhere from spanky clean to insane grind. With Line 6's revolutionary Smart Control FX (7 different effect types, 3 simultaneous) including, Phaser, Chorus/Flanger, Tremolo, Sweep Echo, Tape Echo, and Reverb, you'll always have the right tone. Plus, with the award-winning POD� cab modeling Headphone/Direct out, you can take your sound from the practice room to the studio. Features also include a footswitch jack that's compatible with the FBV2�, FBV Express�, and FBV Shortboard� foot controllers, a CD/MP3 input jack, and a built-in tuner.

From the Manufacturer

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:

  • 12 Custom Amp Models from Clean to Insane
  • 7 Smart Control FX (up to 3 simultaneous) including Tape Echo, Sweep Echo, Standard Delay (all with Tap Tempo) Chorus/Flanger, Phaser, Tremolo, and Reverb
  • 250 artist-created presets
  • 150 song-based presets
  • Plus 36 user programmable presets
  • Built-in front panel tuner
  • 12-inch Custom Celestion® Speaker

Amp Models:

Clean
Red LED - 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.

Glassy
Green LED - We developed this Amp Model to emulate those late 60’s and early 70’s clean tones. It started off as an Amp Model based on* a 1973 Hiwatt® Custom 100. We extended the tone control range and tightened up the low end.

Twang
Red LED - This Amp Model draws on* our analysis of mid 60’s Fender® amps, including the blackface ’65 Twin Reverb® and blackface ’64 Deluxe Reverb®. We wanted an Amp Model that has that classic glassy high end tone, with some snap and bite.

Twin Twang
Green LED - This Amp Model is based on* a number of vintage tweed amps. We evaluated a ’53 Fender® tweed Deluxe Reverb®, ’58 Fender® tweed Bassman® and a ’60 Gibson® Explorer® to create a swingin’ Rockabilly tone.

Blues
Red LED – Based on* a mix of a ’65 Marshall® JTM-45, a ’58 Fender® Bassman®, a ’63 Fender® Vibroverb and a Supro®, this Amp Model slides between gritty swamp-infected cleans to syrupy smooth, walloping drive tones.

Class A
Green LED - This Amp Model is based on* a fawn Vox® AC-30 amplifier with an updated and expanded tone control circuit. We wanted to capture that early British pop rock tone that the Beatles and the Stones are so well known for.

Crunch
Red LED - This sound was crafted during our studies* of the '68 Marshall® Plexi 50 Watt. This type of Marshall® amp was used by a number of early metal bands. Crunch provides a wider range of tone control settings than the original Marshall® amp had.

On Fire
Green LED - 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
Red LED - 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.

Spinal Puppet
Green LED - This sound was created to be an aggressive high gain Amp Model with a unique Mid control that will sweep though an entire spectrum of tone on one knob. The Mid knob for this Amp Model changes the character of the distortion. When set to minimum, the distortion exhibits Fuzz pedal characteristics. When the Mid is set to noon, it mimics the creamy modern high gain amp tones. And when the Mid knob is turned up to max, it’s very much reminiscent of that Class A sound.

Insane
Red LED - 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.

80s Solo
Green LED - Our goal with Insane was to provide you with as much input gain distortion as possible short of complete meltdown. You get an obscene helping of distortion, while still retaining tonal definition and character.

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 3 effects simultaneous) : Phaser, Chorus/Flanger, Tremolo, Sweep Echo, Tape Echo, and Reverb.

Ins & Outs:
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.


Product Information

Item Weight 43 pounds
Product Dimensions 25.2 x 21.8 x 14.9 inches
Shipping Weight 41.2 pounds
Domestic 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.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
ASIN B000JKRFUE
Item model number 99-010-2705
Customer Reviews
3.7 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #117,787 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
#37,782 in Musical Instruments > Recording Equipment
Date first available at Amazon.com October 2, 2001

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By C. Brown on January 23, 2007
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I am new to the world of electric guitars, but have been playing acustic for a couple of years now. So I bought a new Fender Stratocaster, and this amp. All I can say is holy crap this thing is awesome. I don't even know what 3/4 of the little knobs do, all I know is that I can spend hours a day messing around and creating totally crazy sounds. And this thing is LOUD, I've only had the balls to turn it a little past 1/2 way....when I did this I tried playing and talking to my wife and it was useless, she couldn't hear a word I was saying. I can't imagine 3/4 volume or all the way power. Since I don't have any experience with effect pedals I really can't comment on how the built in effects measure up, but to a rookie they sound pretty cool. I'm not sure I will ever understand all of the features or how to use them like a professional, but that's why I bought this amp cause I figured it would be hard to grow out of for a casual player with no aspirations of performing in public.
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I am also new to the Electric Guitar and also have been playing an Acoustic (Martin D-28 Marquis) for the last couple of years and agree that this amp is incredible. I wanted to get into electric because of the versatility of the sound (Electrics are also easier to play). This amp gives you that ability with the touch of a button. You have to play around with it to get to the settings you want. I still have not figured all of the options out. The directions on where or how to get to a specific setting are lacking/non-existent.

I brought a friend over that has been playing Electric for over 25 years and the amp blew him away, so want can a novice such as myself say about it but Great! He has several amps for different sounds and uses all kinds of foot pedal controls to get his "Presets" for his amps. These are built right into this amp.

I went to the "Guitar Center" to buy my "Gibson", "Vintage Mahogany" "Les Paul Studio" guitar and was going to purchase a Marshall Guitar stack amp but was redirected by the sales guy to this Line 6 amp. The amp was over a hundred dollars cheaper than the Marshall and does all of these things at the push of a button. The amp was made for me or anyone else who would rather play their guitar and not sit around for hours figuring out dials to turn to get a particular sound.
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I've owned this combo amp for more than a year and have enjoyed it a lot. It is truly one of the most versatile pieces of musical equipment I own with almost endless possibilities. The Celestion speaker in this amp is clean as well as handling some serious volume for a practice amp. The 75w doesn't quite have enough juice for small clubs or loud band practices, but it's a song writer's or studio musician's best friend. The next level up is the 120w 2x12 version which has stereo effects but no other massive sound characteristic differences, so I went with the 75w. To get the full functionality of this amp you HAVE to buy the Line 6 pedal boards. I bought the FBV Express so I could changes sounds during a song.

Pros:
1.) For the price, this is one of the best values out there for combo amps. It's in the price range of a Crate or Fender, sounds A LOT better, and saves you money on stomp boxes. You could spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars on pedals to get all the effects this amp has.
2.) The preset sounds in this amp are far ranging and for the most part do a fair job of imitating the song/artist it says it is. It has models ranging from Albert Lee to Cradle of Filth.
3.) Fairly light weight, rugged and durable. I haven't had any problems with this amp breaking down, but then I'm not a gigging musician either.

Cons:
1.) The manual stinks. There is a little information hidden amongst a lot of marketing BS. If you read it slowly maybe two times, you'll find the actual technical information for the proper usuage of all of its features.
2.) The interface for this amp is pretty advanced due to all of it's features and may confuse young or novice players.
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My regular amp is a Mesa-Boogie F-50 (those who know...will know this amp), and I love it. My problem was however that I wanted something lighter to move around than that big heavy tube amp Mesa, and the ability to play in a smaller room without making my ears bleed. This amp filled that bill!!!

Pros: It has a load of presets which are great to get that certain sound you want without a lot of hassle, or use of effects pedals. It has enough power that you will not want to crank it to the max.

Cons: No dust cover, and no pedal supplied from Line6 with this amp. Also it only has a 1 year warranty.

Overall: This is a great amp for the beginner player or mid-level player such as myslef.
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This amp is really fantastic. When i was looking for an amp to buy, i wasn't looking for anything too crazy, i just needed something that had a good sound, and some degree of dynamics or versitility without spending too much. Having said that, i feel like i should have paid a lot more! It has excellent tone, incredible functionality (head phone/line-out, CD/MP3 jack, built-in tuner), its loud, its customizable, and it has enough presets to make your head spin. Everything from Slipknot to 50s style guitar sounds are in this amp the moment you take it out of the box.

I havent had too much chance to play with setting up my own personal presets, but i have done a couple. I think there is something like 9 user customizable banks, with 4 channels for each... 36 user presets in total. It's just so much fun to play with! If you get this amp (or really any Line 6 Spider III amp) i would recommend getting a foot controller, i know im planning on getting the FBV-Express (i think thats what its called).

The only thing i think someone would fine undesirable about this amp would be the "Smart FX Control". To someone who is used to having individual pedals/effects for things like Delay, Chorus, Flanger, etc... you might find yourself wanting a bit more control. Personally, it doesnt bother me. But if thats the case for you, at the VERY least the 12 amp models will still provide a great array of different tones to start with.
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