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If you were to pick an amp, what would it be ?

Asked by sandystrachan (4387 points ) April 3rd, 2009

Would you pick the Line 6 Spider III 150watt half stack. Or the Laney LX120 half stack ?
Or would you pick a different amp and why ?
: note this does not include Valve amps

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Triiiple's avatar

I have a Line 6 Spider 3 actually that i bought with my first guitar, has all the effects i could want, sounds great and has been very reliable.

sandystrachan's avatar

@Triiiple What Spider do you have ? I like the sound the Spider gave me in the shop. But the 150 HD i think is split into two, not a true 150 watt amp rather 75 watt clean 75 watt gain . Tho i may be wrong be good to get that cleared up .

Triiiple's avatar

I have a Line 6 Spider III

Features from site:
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. Spider III 15 also includes a footswitch jack that’s compatible with the FBV2, FBV Express, and FBV Shortboard foot controllers.
* 15 watts power
* 8” speaker
* 6 Smart Control effects (2 simultaneous)
* CD/MP3 input jack for playing along to recordings
* Footswitch jack compatible to FBV2, FBV Express, and FBV Shortboard

iwamoto's avatar

I have a Pod X3, i don’t even have an amp

Randy's avatar

I have a Marshall MG 100 HDFX. I love it. Most people I’ve heard from have mixed feelings with it for different reasons. It’s one of the best amps I’ve played on.

sandystrachan's avatar

I love Marshall. The amp i have now is a Marshall its 26 years old if i could i would stay with Marshall but i want a change cause the newer Marshall’s such as your MG series doesn’t stick to Marshall way of sounding . If you could just clarify why its 2×75 watt for the 150hd would be great i am dead keen on it .
And it will also be able to sound like my 26 year old Marshall

westy81585's avatar

I have a Line 6 spider 3 and I’m VERY happy with it (I’ve been told by “officianados” that it’s easily one of, if not the, best non-tube amp and is easily better than a lot of low end tube amps). Just make sure you have a good half stack.

Jack79's avatar

I like Laneys, so even though I don’t know either of these models, I’d go for that. Bought a Roland cube a few months ago and it’s been quite handy for what I want.

Lupin's avatar

I’d pick the LM324 . It’s my favorite.

laxrrockr18's avatar

I love marshalls

ABoyNamedBoobs03's avatar

yeah the line 6’s are nice for personal use. if you’re looking for some real noise though, marshalls are the way to go.

sandystrachan's avatar

The newer Marshall SUCK they have moved away from the classic Marshall tone and for that i shall not be buying another Marshall . But that said i will NOT throw out or sell my 26 y. o Marshall .

LuvBubble's avatar

If I could rock any amp, I would totally pick up a HiWatt Custom 50 Handwired. Let me get my “gilmour” tone.

MadParty's avatar

i rock out with a peavey 65 reverb

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