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The next generation in modeling amp sophistication!
The Line 6 Flextone III Plus 1x12 Stereo Combo Amp is designed for guitarists seeking the warmth of tube tone coupled with modeling flexibility. The 112 Plus Combo delivers 75W mono or 150W stereo (with extention cab) to a single 12" custom Celestion speaker, providing 32 classic amps and power to spare. 12 premium effects models, 16 mix 'n' match speaker cab options, stereo XLR out, and 4 user-programmable channels (36 with the optional Floor Board 420880) for instant storage of the tones you create. MIDI capability for deep editing and access to Line 6 Tone Transfer Library.
It's an amp that opens many creative doors. Make it yours today.
Flextone III Plus 1x12 Stereo Combo Amp
Reviewed by 29 customers
First off, if you want to buy this amp because of the cool amplifier simulations, you're going to be seriously disappointed. They're absolutely no good. However, overall this amp is awesome. I don't really use too many of the effects on it, but this amp really does have good flange, chorus and overdrive. The clean channel is also super clean, even at high volumes. This thing is really sweet. However, I would not buy the Flextone with 1 12" speaker because it's just not loud enough. Spend the extra $100 and buy the 2X12. You won't regret it. I would also recommend buying the FBV Express foot pedal with it, so you can change the channels with your foot.
The plain and simple key to this amp is replace the stock speaker with an Eminence Red Coat Private Jack and add compressor or tube preamp in the effects loop and you will have the best sounding performance / Practice amp you can buy at this price. You also get the full gamut of effects and modeling capabilities. Don't be fooled by technology deficient tube junkies. In a blind folded test 90% would pick the Flextone hands down.
I am a hardcore tube amp enthusiast and have never really used anything else. There used to be no comparison between solid state amps and tube amps even with the advent of digital modeling. In the last few years though the whole modeling thing has gotten to a point where the amps actually sound good. If you know what I'm talking about there is a "glassy" sound that tube amps produce when they distort. This amp has that sound. the Fender models sound like Fenders, The Marshalls sound like Marshalls and so on. Personally, I bought it for the versatility which is the amps strongest point in my opinion.
Once I learned to program through my computer and plug in a short board, I couldn't ask for capability. There are two additions I would recommend to all. I change the L6 speaker to a Mesa Boogie Black Shadow and it was a big plus for me. The other is to plug a Boss Compressor into the effects loop and leave it in back turned on. Kick it in and out with your short board and you won't believe what it will do for you lead solos. Tube Science will soon become more of a fad than a reality.
I got this amp for $1000 NZ a year ago but sold it recently to get an iMac and because I wanted to upgrade to a stack or a tube 2x12 combo anyway. Out of the box it was totally fine, looked awesomely stylish and at lower volumes especially, it emulated the selected cabinets and amps really well. The problem I had was that when cranked up and competing with my band mate's 2x12 150 watt Marshall AVT, I ended up getting drowned out even at similar volumes, especially in the middle of intense prog metal jams. The effects were all good also but again at higher volumes they just didn't come through and got lost. Could be we just play too loud but personally I found this amp to be a fantastic bedroom amp, but not such a great gigging amp. I'm guessing the 150 watter packs a lot more punch so that could be an option for those wanting the features and the volume.
I really did my home work on this amp before I bought it. What I love most about it is that I can program and save all of my effects, amps, cabs, and settings by channel and bank for my gigs using the Line6 Tone Factory for this amp. By utilizing this function with the FBV controller, which I would strongly recommend using, I can format our set ahead of time on my PC by channel and bank. This option has minimized and organized my rig where I?ve only found the need for a wah and overdrive pedal along with the FBV. Now you won?t see me dancing on so many pedals during or between songs. The direct out is alright but our soundtech prefers using a direct box between the amp and mixer. I do enjoy the tone of the amps/cabs available and love the vintage the amp has. I?ve received a ton of compliments on both the sound and appearance of the Flextone III.
I've owned my Flextone for nearly a year now, and it is simply the best sounding, most flexible amp I have ever used. The Plexi model is especially good. I find myself using it a lot! I highly advise that you get the FBV Shortboard to go along with this amp. Really opens up it's usefulness!Buy this amp, I promise you will not regret it. I have a-b'd it with a large tube amp, and this thing actually sounded better. Good job Line 6!
I'm for the most part a drummer, but in the last couple of years, I've been playing guitar as well. I wanted an amp that would help expand my creativity and range as a guitarist, as well as one that doesn't compromise on tone or quality. I've always been a little wary of digital modeling amps, but the Line 6 Flextone III plus has far exceeded my expectations. The tone is really full and the features are great, especially the mix and match cabinet and head selections. Oh, and don't be concerned about the 75 watts, it's plenty loud, even at half volume. The only way to go up from here is tubes. Nice work, Line 6.
This is the best solid state amp I've heard. All my friends who've heard me play on it have been amazed with it's tone, then once you hook up the external cab it'll floor you even more. It has soooo many sounds available for you to fine tune. Think of it this way: 36 amp models x 16 cab models x 3 types of reverb x 6 different delays x 6 different modulations = 62,208 different sounds that you can fine tune with EQ, drive, and presence. Alot of amp for little money, you'll have to get a tube amp to get a better sound. I'd recomend getting the FBV Shortboard and the external cab for it as well.
A guitarist for 30 years, it is rare when new equipment can inspire new directions in my playing, but the combination of the Flextone III and the FBV shortboard has opened up a new world of quality tonal variety for me. The dramatically different sounds that this amp emits gives way to a chamelion-like effect in my phrasing and approach all at the same time. I am encouraged by the different tones and the way my playing changes as a result of the settings.One can spend a fortune on a room full of great sounding amplifiers, and there are so many out there, but why bother when the Flextone III offers so much versatility and at a price that won't break the bank:way to go Line 6!