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Like having your guitar-slinging hero personally set up your amp and effects!
The Line 6 Spider III HD150 Guitar Amplifier Head delivers killer amp and effects models, and a ton of presets created by some of the world's most notorious guitar stars from bands including 311, Thursday, Lacuna Coil, Hawthorne Heights, Slipknot, Ash, Albert Lee, Athlete, John 5, and many more!
Line 6 has also given the Spider III 120 another 150 song-based presets—sounds from such classics as No More Tears, Enter Sandman, Stinkfist, Back In Black, Bark at the Moon, and many more. These presets combined with 7 quality effects models, make the Spider III amp head a giant of tone that give you any sound you want, already dialed in. 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.
New to the Line 6 Spider III is a huge range of killer mid-gain guitar tones. A critical advancement was made to the sound and feel of the Spider III line when a discerning panel of artists focused in on the venerable "mid-gain" range of tone to deliver the complex, layered and dynamic amp tone we all appreciate from classic and boutique amps.
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 - Line 6 developed this Amp Model to emulate those late 60's and early 70's clean tones. It is like a 1973 Hiwatt Custom 100 with an extended tone control range and tightened up low end.
Twang: Red LED - This Amp Model draws on the 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: 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. It captures that early British pop rock tone that the Beatles and the Stones are so well known for.
Crunch: Red LED - This sound was crafted from 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 a "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 - The goal with Insane is 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.
A great amplifier 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)
Ins & Outs
When you're playing with your band on stage just put the Spider III guitar amp head 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.
Plug in and separate yourself from the rest.
*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.
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Most Liked Positive Review
OOH THE CRUNCH!
My rhythm guitarist and I (I play lead guitar) recently went to check this amp out. We have both been wanting to get the same amp so our guitar sound is more unified...Read complete review
My rhythm guitarist and I (I play lead guitar) recently went to check this amp out. We have both been wanting to get the same amp so our guitar sound is more unified sounding. We've been looking at Line 6 for quite a while. We both play tube amps right now, but both of us are looking for more versatility and more aggressive guitar sounds. The four channels work great for me so I can have a really good clean sound, my rhythm guitarist and I can set our rhythm tones similar and at the same volume and then I can also have a separate channel for my guitar solos and leads that can be louder so I'm not constantly drowning out his guitar sound and so the rhythms and our harmonizing are the same level live! There all the basic effects built in, which I don't use a whole lot of effects except for chorus and reverb on my clean channel; but they were still useful and sounded good and it is convenient because they are right their if you ever need them, instead of having to constantly go buy new pedals and make your pedalboard longer, noisier, create signal loss and much more of a hassle to lug around to shows and to set up! You can also record direct with this which is helpful in making studio time more efficient and smooth! Granted these aren't Vettas or Vetta 2's; but I think they definately sound more professional and have more features than you would expect from an amp costing this much. So these will be good replacements for what we need and want and maybe someday we can get some Vetta 2 heads! So go try it out for yourself, it's not everyones cup of tea but they definately rocked hard for my rhythm guitarist and I! They packed quite a punch suprisingly, plus they were louder than I expected (especially for a solid state amp). The clean tones were warm, bright and sounded really great. The distortions were surprisingly clear and over the top in the gain section! For the style of speed/thrash/death metal we play we need really articulate tones so you can hear all our speed picking and tricky riff work! They sound similar to tube amps, warmer than most solid state amps I've ever played. Some solid state amps can get kinda harsh sounding when in full blown metal meltdown mode! I can tell these can get kinda harsh if you let them, but if you take some time to EQ your tone and adjust the distortion just right, you'll get a pretty organic sounding crunch sound that is just brutal, punchy, loud, percussive and total useful and doesn't sound like garbage! Go check them out! They definately suprised us!
Most Liked Negative Review
The spider III head
I have been a Metal musician for 8 years and I am the lead in my band. I absolutely loved the Spider II head and it is my favorite of 5 heads that I...Read complete review
I have been a Metal musician for 8 years and I am the lead in my band. I absolutely loved the Spider II head and it is my favorite of 5 heads that I own. I was appalled to find that the Spider III was so awful in comparison. The spider II head was the amp of choice when I test out new gear in music stores but they phased this out to the Spider III. I went through all the presets and found that none of them are satisfactory. You are supposed to get signature sounds which fall completely short of their mark. Line 6 is known for it's metal tones and this one just disappoints. I thought that it wouldn't be so bad if I could shape the tone to my liking- Not so. I couldn't shape the tone to a decent sound for the life of me. I have no bias, I had a lot of hope for the new line of product. I would suggest the Spider/ Spider II and the Uber metal pedal if you want a good sound from a line 6 product.
Reviewed by 48 customers
I don't know what it is about line 6, but whoever is making these things must LOVE METAL, as the tones seem to be dead on for any metal lover. I went through several stacks, tried out the Mesa Dual and Triple Rectifier, Marshall JCM-900, Line 6 Valve, and really was happy when I came to this amp and cab! By no means am I saying its superior or better quality, but the tone just fit, and rocked!
I just got this head today, and I have to say it was one of my best investments. It has hundreds of presets, including great bands like killswitch and meshuggah. To be honest with you, this amp just blows my mind to the point where I cant even explain the awesome of this head.
I have ready many posts here about this amp and I have seen various concerns about the amp "Blowing up". I have also seem various musicians post their own remedies to this solution. Here is the actual fact regarding this situation that I received from Lone 6 tech support. YOU MUST be using both speaker outputs from the head at all times! You must be playing through an 8ohm stereo 4x12 cabinet or playing through a full stack. If you are not utilizing both speaker outputs - The Amp Will Fry , you Will Smell Smoke, The Amp Will Be Toast. That is a fact!I was lucky enough to learn this before it happened to me, sadly it was at the expense of the people who had their amp fry on them because they were not given proper warning.Now that we got that out of the way, let's talk about this amp. I love it. I play Metal and it has a tone that suits my liking without any tweaking. I play primarily in live situations, so I know that what sounds good in the bedroom does not always translate well to a live situation so my primary goal is to find something that is loud enough (we are a 2 guitarist band and he uses a mesa boogie rig) but most importantly, you need a tone that "cuts through". This amp has a few very nice metal tones that can give me a solid "mid tone chug" to get through each performance without any problems. This give me all I need without paying an arm and a leg for one "top line" amp that one gives me one tone. This is a very versatile amp and well worth it.
I've had this amp since it came out and have NEVER had any problem with. The FX loop is very versitile for my style of music. Especially the built in distortion boost, and noice gate. I have no down side to it. I've always prefered Line 6 to alot of other amps. I dunno why some of these huy's amps went up in smoke, maybe they got a bad one, but I think it was just there connections. Excellent amp for anything from Metal to Bluse to anything. GET IT!! If ya don't like it, all well.
I bought this thing quite a while ago and it's only been one of the best choices i've made. You could get so many different sounds that are unigue to you and the built in FXset is amazing. It's an amazing head considering it isn't tube!!
I've had this head for about a year and i like it a lot. Don't ever push something to max capacity, make sure you're using a cab that can handle it and wire correctly. The only thing I don't like about this head is that if you want to switch channels during a song you pretty much can't because the levels get all messed up.
People who say it got up in smoke must of set up the amp in a really bad way with improper cabling, not Line 6's fault! Great sound, good effects and great distortion!
I've owned the amp for 5 months. I've been using the amp to play metal music in a studio. Features and effects were nice, didn't need any stomp boxes and the amp is plenty loud. Just recently though the amp went up in smoke. Good thing I didn't have to play a show or have it die in the middle of one. Point is I can take a dump in a box and mark it a quality product, I've got spare time. But for your sake and for your band's sake don't buy a Line 6 Spyder III HD150.
I made a mistake when I bought this head. I turned it on a set everything and it blew and started smoking. This happened again after i got it fixed. But I realized its not worth the money. I still have it and its just falling apart now. Do not waste your money on this amp.
I made the empty headed mistake of buying this amp for a Soundroom/Live application. 2 months out of warrenty and I finally tuned it in to the right sound and zzztt phrttt smoke filled my sound room. This user unfriendly P.O.S. gave up the ghost leaving me out my money and with no recourse. I enjoyed watching the Trash men take it. Never say never? "Line 6, never!"