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Line 6 Spider Jam 75W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp  

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A powerful, flexible jam and practice rig.

The 75W Line 6 Spider Jam combo amplifier provides guitarists with hundreds of coveted guitar amp and speaker tones and effects. And Spider Jam also offers easy sound-on-sound loop recording with Line 6 Endless Jam tracks performed by top studio musicians. The well-endowed Spider Jam amp gives you the tools you need to hone your guitar skills, write songs, and play with the pros.

Professional drummers, bassists, and guitarists with countless platinum albums to their credit have filled the Line 6 Spider Jam with over 100 pulse-racing Endless Jam tracks and drum grooves. Exploding out of the Line 6 amp's 12" Celestion speaker and 2" tweeter in vivid, uncompressed audio, these tunes were recorded at legendary studios around the word ensuring the best possible sound quality. Plus, the Line 6 Endless Jam Engine keeps all the jams sounding fresh, keeping guitarists engaged for fun days of engaging practice.

Ideal for songwriting and recording, Line 6 Spider Jam captures jams, solos, and song ideas, internally storing up to 100 CD-quality recorded jams, with over 24 minutes of recording time.

Line 6 Spider Jam is capable of supporting more than a single instrument, or an instrument and a microphone. The 75W Line 6 amp offers an XLR mic input with a dedicated volume knob perfect for vocals, and a 1/4" aux input perfect for a second instrument like a keyboard or bass. These 2 inputs share a dedicated set of effects plus preamps, compressors, and a 3-band EQ. Spider Jam also boasts a 1/4" headphone out that doubles as a POD 2.0-style direct out for effortless, hassle-free direct recording.

As a member of the famous Line 6 Spider III family of guitar amplifiers, Spider Jam shares some popular family jewels like 200+ artist-created presets, 150+ song-based presets, 12 original Line 6 amp models, from Clean to Insane, and 7 stunning Smart Control FX, including reverb, delay and more. The Spider Jam's 12" Custom Celestion speaker ensures brilliant guitar tones and an integrated accurate chromatic tuner is always at the ready.

Amp Models:

Clean

Red LED: Crisp, shimmering clean tones and warm jazz tones.
Green LED: Glassy clean tones like those from the late 60s/early 70s. Inspired by a '73 Hiwatt Custom 100.

Twang

Red LED: Classic, glassy high-end with some snap and bite. Inspired by a Fender blackface '65 Twin Reverb and a blackface '64 Deluxe Reverb.
Green LED: Swingin' rockabilly tone a la vintage tweed. Inspired by a '53 Fender tweed Deluxe Reverb, a '58 Fender tweed Bassman, and a '60 Gibson Explorer.

Blues

Red LED: From gritty, swampy clean tones to syrupy smooth drive tones this was inspired by a mix of a '65 Marshall JTM-45, a '58 Fender Bassman, a '63 Fender Vibroverb, and a Supro.
Green LED: Early British rock tone made famous by the Beatles and the Stones. Inspired by a fawn Vox AC-30 with an updated and expanded tone control circuit.

Crunch

Red LED: Classic crunchy tone popularized by many early metal bands. Inspired by a '68 Marshall Plexi 50-watt.
Green LED: The infamous brown sound inspired by a '68 Marshall Plexi 100-watt with a few added extras - jumped input channels and a Variac transformer.

Metal

Red LED: Tight and punchy high-gain sound inspired by a Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier.
Green LED: Use this for aggressive high-gain sound. The mid knob sweeps the tone spectrum. Set to minimum for fuzz-pedal characteristics, set to noon for creamy, modern high-gain, or crank it for Class A carnage.

Insane

Red LED: Famed and feared bone-crushing, brain-piercing grind inspired by the Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier red channel.
Green LED: Short of a complete meltdown, this provides as much input-gain distortion as possible while retaining tonal definition and character.

Effects:

Spend more time playing and less time tweaking with Smart Control FX. Find the effect you want, turn the knob to the desired intensity, and you're done. Spider Jam offers seven effects, including dedicated Reverb, to choose from, and you can use up to three at a time. They include:

Chorus/Flanger
Phaser
Tremolo
Delay (with Tap Tempo)
Tape Echo (with Tap Tempo)
Sweep Echo (with Tap Tempo)
Reverb

FEATURES
  • 200+ artist-created presets
  • 150+ song-based presets
  • 36 user-programmable presets
  • 12 original amp models from Clean to Insane
  • 7 Smart Control FX: Chorus/Flanger, Phaser, Tremolo, Delay (with Tap Tempo), Tape Echo (with Tap Tempo), Sweep Echo (with Tap Tempo), Reverb
  • Integrated chromatic tuner
  • 12" Custom Celestion speaker
  • 2" tweeter for full-range audio playback of backing tracks
  • 75-watt power section
  • Over 24 minutes of CD-quality recording time
  • 100+ Endless Jam tracks and drum loops
  • Mini stereo MP3/CD input for playing along with your music
  • XLR mic input with a dedicated volume knob perfect for vocals
  • 1/4" aux input perfect for a second instrument including keyboard or bass
  • Vocal/Aux inputs feature effects plus preamps, compressors and 3-band EQ
  • 1/4" headphone out/POD 2.0-style direct out for practicing with headphones or direct recording
  • Routable RCA outs for playing full-range
  • backing tracks through your home stereo
  • Fully compatible with FBV Express and FBV Shortboard pedals
Note:

Line 6 shoe-horned an entire band into the Spider. Are you ready to jam?

SPECIFICATIONS

Spider Jam 75W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp

  • Dimensions: 25"W x 22"H x 15"D
  • Weight: 42 lbs.
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Line 6Spider Jam 75W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp
 
4.6

(based on 72 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (56)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (14)
  • Easy to use (10)
  • Good power output (10)
  • Warm / comfy (9)
  • Portable (8)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (12)
  • Amateur recording (10)
  • Performances (7)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Novice (3), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

There's a spider in the house-and I'm digging it!

The Spiderjam lives up to its' advertising on all points-is easy to use, and a value among modeling amps. Its' recording in/out feature is worth the price of admission alone!Read complete review

The Spiderjam lives up to its' advertising on all points-is easy to use, and a value among modeling amps. Its' recording in/out feature is worth the price of admission alone!
The Line 6 spiderjam lives up to all the hype-and then some! The amplifier models have the richness and depth of the differing models they were composed from, with extensive tone capabilities from the intuitive controls, right on top of the amplifier where they should be! Anything from warm and supple jazz cleans to the nastiest metal or shred is only a quick dial turn away! Drive and master controls are immenently useful and straightforward.And, there is a built in chromatic tuner!
The onboard effects-reverb, chorus, delay, etc.- are good, solid, and thoroughly useful, and the dial controls offer many shades of tone variation within the effect. In addition, The amplifier models each have a preset within these to make that particular model sparkle, although you can change it over to your own setting with a mere turn of the dial. In addition, there are good onboard equalizers and other great tone controllers/enhancers that really make recording with Spiderjam a dream! (More about recording later!)
The presets- song based, artist based, time period based, style based,- and the jams, drum loops, and tone presets thereof; are a complete and joyful trip in themselves! They are adjustable in pitch by moving up or down in half-tone increments (Be forwarned; the one caveat: move them up too much and they will get a helium effect-the beat tempo goes up with the key change, but again, no-one else seems to be able to stop this on these stand alone units, either!) and there are literally hundreds of choices, be you a rock, jazz, country, alt player, or any style in between! All of them are real band jams, and are professionally produced and performed. I'm still trying them out, but all I've tried have been great!
The recording and looping features are one of the top reasons to buy this baby-they perform as advertised, and more! Good clean recordings, with natural sound, whether on your own, or using the built-in jams! Inputs are available to run in other instruments (even keyboards!) or a microphone-you could create a convincing demo with this, and then burn it to c.d. with the aux out provided for that purpose! And as well, a whopping 30- plus minutes of recording time! A joy to practice with! I played a recording I made with it of a jazz piece, for a classic era jazz fan, and they couldn't believe the authentic tone!
The Spiderjam is a very solidly built amplifier, too, and its' 12 inch Celestion custom speaker, and 2 inch tweeter, can handle it, and dish it out! It can very convincingly convey the tones of even an acoustic/electric guitar, better than many more expensive amplifiers. At 75 watts, it will be a formidable club gigging amp!
I could go on and on, but, may I refer you to the Line 6 web site, as well as many video demonstrations on the web elsewere, and I think you will be convinced as I was. This is my amp, Line 6 is pointing the way to the future, and my next stop will be a Line 6 Tyler variax!
Thank you Line 6, for the best amp I've ever owned, and thank you Musicians friend, for the great deal, and fast, free shipping! Rock on, everyone!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Never Worked Right

I have not used the amp much but have had recurring problems with it "freezing up" when I did. I would hear a loud pop from the speaker and it would...Read complete review

I have not used the amp much but have had recurring problems with it "freezing up" when I did. I would hear a loud pop from the speaker and it would be dead. Sometimes it would take several power cycles before it rebooted properly and worked again for a while.

Just recently it started to make an annoying humming noise when turned on. The hum is independent of power source, inputs, settings or volume. Something in the circuitry has gone bad. Factory reset had no impact.

Even without the loud hum, there is also a white noise hiss when the amp volume is turned up that is exceptionally loud and annoying.

The microphone input for me was almost useless for vocals. I never could get decent vocal output and reverted back to a twenty something year old Peavy powered mixer for my mic PA system.

What can I say, a lesson learned. I'll salvage the speaker and what parts may be useful. The rest is going into the landfill. It's 3 months out of warranty.

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3.0

Meh

By BluesGuy83

from Florida

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Difficult To Use
  • Poor Sound Quality

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about Line 6 Spider Jam 75W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

This amp is good for the bedroom guitarist or somebody that never plays out and could benefit to have the backing tracks. This amp will not impress the seasoned guitarist and will not surprise you on the quality. It's exactly what you would expect from a Line6
The basics are easy to work. You can start a backing track, record yourself playing with it, and can adjust the tone pretty quickly. It takes a lot more time and effort to dial in the right tone. You can get close very easy, but dialing it in is pretty difficult.
I will give it credit, the reverb is very impressive compared to what I was expecting.
Not bad, not Good, for the money I'd look around for something a little different.

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5.0

Amazing amp

By Cptdannys

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Practicing
    • Performances

    Comments about Line 6 Spider Jam 75W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

    I upgraded from a Marshall (which I genuinely dislike). This Line 6 is an amazing amp. So many choices on the sound you can get out of it, any metal tone, any clean tone and whatever is in between. For me, Dream Theater's sound is what I was going for and i got it perfectly without the complexity of a Mesa and the price of it. It comes with jam tracks and drum machines and built in sounds. The presets are only good to take and make your own out of them. Really simple amp to use, which was great for me because I don't have the patience to adjust the amp for hours. Only negative thing about this I would say is it is really heavy. other than that, for the price you will never find an amp better than this. Get it.

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    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Terrible TONE, & Effects

    By Aaron

    from Forrest of MN

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Line 6 Spider Jam 75W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

      Bad tone. The presets are trash.Has the worst chorus effect I have ever heard. It doesn't like pedals. It's like hookin up with that chick and things just didn't work out.

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      5.0

      Exactly what I've been needing

      By ClassicRockRules

      from Beaumont, TX

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Recording

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Line 6 Spider Jam 75W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

        The initial Spider Jam I received would cut out occasionally as if someone was flipping the power off and on real quick. I called Musicians Friend and they were real cool about it. They sent me shipping label to ship it back (free) and immediately shipped me new one. New one is EXCELLENT! No problems at all. Has a lot of great effects pre programmed in for easy use. Want to play Hendrix? Dial up Red House. Want ZZ Top? Dial up Blue Jean Blues. It's that easy. Also, very easy to make multi-track recordings. Doesn't take the place of recording equipment, but having this capability built into amp makes it really easy to record. I've been playing rythm for years, but not much lead. This amp has built in rythm loops you can play along with, even tells you what key they're in. This has taken me to the next level. By playing along with some of these rythm loops, my guitar playing has improved more in the last 3 months than in the previous 10 years!!

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        (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        TERRIBLE AMP. WORST DECISION EVER.

        By Sam

        from Indiana

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • NONE

        Cons

        • Cannot Dial In Good Tones
        • Poor Sound Quality
        • This Amp Has No Good Tone

        Best Uses

        • None

        Comments about Line 6 Spider Jam 75W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

        This amp has an absolutly horrible tone in every way minus cleans. The presets are all terrible and sound nothing like their supposed to be. Want to use a distortion pedal? Well, too bad. This amp sound way too bad to use those. The only thing this amp is good for is cleans or fire wood.

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Get this amp...

        By Ack

        from Bedford, NH

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Great practice amp
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

        • A Bit Complicated

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Line 6 Spider Jam 75W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

        Tons of built in features....great drum tracks...definately recomended as an excellent tool for improving lead solos.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        It's in there...

        By Dave Herman

        from Santa Fe, NM

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Evaluate Your Playing
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Learn To Record
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Line 6 Spider Jam 75W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

          If you're willing to work, the sound is in there. Takes a while to emulate the sounds I want to hear. But it's in there. Love the looper. Love the drum tracks for looping. It's loud. With the Floorboard Express I'd gig it. You're going to mic it anyway. Everything you play at a gig goes through a mixer anyway...and di out. If you don't like the dirt use a pedal. The clean is flawless. I use other amps...with a bunch of pedals. This amp rocks.

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          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Beware of Internal Software

          By Rex

          from Orlando/Des Moines

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy Record And Loop
          • Jam Tracks
          • Lots Of Tones

          Cons

          • Software Bugs

          Best Uses

          • Practice Amp

          Comments about Line 6 Spider Jam 75W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

          This amp was great when I first purchased it. The instant record and loop function is really cool to play with. It's also nice that a mic can be plugged into it for recording and looping vocals and or acoustic guitar. Saddly, I started experienceing issues with the amp after 6 months of home use. When trying to save recorded tracks to the SD card slot the amp would shut off and nothing could be saved. I've also started to experience issues with the recording and looping function not working. Very dissapointed with the quality.

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          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Never Worked Right

          By jkil35

          from Richmond, VA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Portable

          Cons

          • Crashes
          • Noise

          Best Uses

          • None
          • Paper weight

          Comments about Line 6 Spider Jam 75W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

          I have not used the amp much but have had recurring problems with it "freezing up" when I did. I would hear a loud pop from the speaker and it would be dead. Sometimes it would take several power cycles before it rebooted properly and worked again for a while.

          Just recently it started to make an annoying humming noise when turned on. The hum is independent of power source, inputs, settings or volume. Something in the circuitry has gone bad. Factory reset had no impact.

          Even without the loud hum, there is also a white noise hiss when the amp volume is turned up that is exceptionally loud and annoying.

          The microphone input for me was almost useless for vocals. I never could get decent vocal output and reverted back to a twenty something year old Peavy powered mixer for my mic PA system.

          What can I say, a lesson learned. I'll salvage the speaker and what parts may be useful. The rest is going into the landfill. It's 3 months out of warranty.

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Get One

          By Lan the Guitar Man

          from Walsenburg, CO

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Line 6 Spider Jam 75W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

            Junk the G-Dec. I just traded in my G-Dec-30 at a GC and got this Spider Jam. What a difference! Clear sounds, the manual is understandable, loads of presets, the list goes on and on. No comparison to the G-Dec. Get one of these now and be thankful you did.

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