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Line 6 Spider Valve 212 40W Guitar Combo Amp   

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The Spider Valve 212 from Line 6 features a Spider III engine mated in perfect harmony to a genuine tube amplifier. Designed by famed amp man Reinhol...Read More

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Ultimate tonal flexibility and luscious tube response!

The Spider Valve 212 from Line 6 features a Spider III engine mated in perfect harmony to a genuine tube amplifier. Designed by famed amp man Reinhold Bogner for unmatched performance and responsiveness. The amp is built around 2 - 12AX7 preamp tubes and 2 - 6L6 power tubes. You can choose from 12 amp models and 7 Smart Control Effects. 36 user-programmable channels save your settings, or you can play through over 300 artist-created presets. All the tones are voiced by the legendary Celestion Vintage 30. Finally you can have the unrivaled versatility of Line 6 amp and effects modeling with the performance and feel of a world-class tube amplifier.

FEATURES
  • 40W Class AB tube amp through (2) 12AX7 preamp tubes and (2) 6L6 power tubes
  • 2X12" configuration featuring Premium Celestion® Vintage 30 speakers
  • 12 dialed in amp models (channel voices) that deliver a complete tonal range from shimmering clean to insane grind.
  • 7 Smart Control Effects including Tape Echo, Multi-Tap, Sweep Echo, Flanger/Chorus, Phaser, Tremolo and Reverb.
  • 36 user programmable channels
  • 300+ artist created presets covering the greatest guitar tones of all time
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4.8

(based on 47 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Tubes, tone, and technology.

I am not an amp snob, tone is tone and that's all I care about. I have owned Boogies, Marshalls, Fenders, and all sorts of amps over the past 10 years. I...Read complete review

I am not an amp snob, tone is tone and that's all I care about. I have owned Boogies, Marshalls, Fenders, and all sorts of amps over the past 10 years. I like being able to stand 10 ft away from the amp and feel the mids and lows from palm muted power chords. I can do this with this amp, plus have 3 other channels to choose from in the midst of a song. I played this amp a few months ago at a local guitar store and fell in love on the spot. I ordered this amp because it was on sale, and I am heading into the studio in two weeks. I play metal like Superjoint Ritual, Pantera,and HateBreed etc. I gig around 6-8 times a month and record demos with the band every couple of months. I have been hauling around a head, cab, pedal board, rack case, and my guitars. For the last 6 months I had been playing through a Peavey Valveking & a Mesa 50 cal into a Marshall 1960a slant with celestions. I use the emg 81/85 pickup combo and tune anywhere from c standard to e standard. I am amazed at the sound coming from this little amp. The effects are ok, but you cant really control them to your liking. The clean and crunch is impressive. I really like the amber and blues modes. The amp has a noise gate and a distortion boost that work pretty well. Very convincing Marshall, Fender, and Mesa tones. If you really want those sounds, then you should buy those amps themselves. The thing seems built sturdy, and the speakers don't really sound woofy or muddy with the open back. It's loud and very responsive to touch, pinchs and trills sound great. A little eq and a seperate noisegate and I'm in Heaven. I can get all the lows, gain, or tone that I could want in such a small amp. It's pretty quiet and the amp came with casters that you can remove at will. The only gripe I have is the plastic knobs, the effects mix, and the fact that I had to buy a footswitch to be able to access everything from the stage. This thing is a time saver, and for it's price, you really can't beat it.

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Ehhhh

Well, I was really excited about this because I've owned lots of Line 6 stuff over the years and still have pedals on my pedalboard, but I have to say no to this...Read complete review

Well, I was really excited about this because I've owned lots of Line 6 stuff over the years and still have pedals on my pedalboard, but I have to say no to this one. It just seems to me that Line 6 is caught in this cycle of using the same stuff in different packages instead of coming out with truly new stuff. The sounds are OK, but not great and the bottom line to me is that there aren't any stage ready tones in this amp. Everything just seems compressed and hollow and doesn't cut in the mix. I'll be selling mine.

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2.0

this doesn't sound good

By Faith Under Fire's Lead

from Florida

my rythme guitarist owns this amp and is not very happy with it, he can't get a good sound out of it, and when recording just uses my amp bc my amp is great, i recomend just getting a Line 6 Spider IV. just like this amp but better.

 
5.0

Value, Versatility, Awesome

By Kokorob123

from Shreveport

I play all kinds of styles and this amp has awesome tone for every one of them. The presets are pretty cool, and some are responsible for inspiring new tones that I created. I had some trouble finding my clean sound, but after a few weeks, I had it all dialed in. The overall versatility of this amp is amazing, and the value for it is simply the best. Thats why I bought it at least. Another great thing is once you've got a tone you like, you save it in its place. And if you get the shortboard like I did, you can access them very easily. If you can go out and try it yourself and dial in your own tone.

 
5.0

just played through one of these...

By Eclipse1000

from ny

Just played through this version of the spider valve today and i have to say that other than the price tag its a great buy. the tubes definitely give it a warmer sound then the MUCH lower quality spider II and III amps. i agree that it has a SMALL unrealistic feal but nothing major. i would recommend this or a BUGERA for somone in this price range

 
5.0

Way Legit little Amp

By deathfrog

from Bako, California

Line 6 isn't the best out there but it's the best for your money. If I was a millionaire I would go spend thousands of dollars on boutique amps. I won't argue with you, they would sound better. However, if you're the average guy that jams with friends, plays at church, or does small gigs check this out. It's a great deal. The effects are pretty good. The delay is good for coming built in to an amp. I won't comment on flange, phaser, or tremolo because I don't use them. The reverb is alright too. The only pedals I would use would be a compressor, DL-4, and reverb in the effects loop. The great thing about this amp is all models. My favorite are the blues, metal, and insane. They are all great. The distortion on this is way better than the Spider III. I can't believe some people can't tell the difference. It doesn't have the "pssshhhhh" fuzz sound on the insane like the white fuzz channel on your tv. That's kinda what the Spider III red insane sounds like to exaggerate a bit. On the SV the Insane setting still sounds brutal but it has more clarity, body, and cuts through the mix better. I would recommend this amp to anyone. A lot of old bedroom rockstars will hate on this amp because it says Line 6 on it but don't listen to them. Go to the music shop, fire it up, and create your own opinion. Chances are you'll be impressed. I am very impressed with Line 6 and Mr. Bogner's work on this amp and it will be my next amp.

 
5.0

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By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Not that I claim to be the expert, but I do have about 30 years experience which includes years of performing in groups that played country, classic rock and heavy metal. I have also had the pleasure of using a vast array of music equipment from high end to low end guitars and amps. I've experienced Marshall, Soldano, Fender, Randall amps along with every imaginable effects product from A-Z. My guitars include Gibson Les Paul's, American Fender Stratocasters/Telecasters and Taylor Acoustic. I have to say in my opinion; the Line 6 Spider Valve has fulfilled my quest for finding a combo amp that can be used virtually for any genre of music delivering professional sounding tones. It provides a simplistic set up with variety of tones and sounds at the touch of a finger or foot. It has the sound and response found in most high-end tube amps with out compromise. In addition, I have used my Spider Valve 2/12 continuously for the past two months to include playing shows every Friday and Saturday night with out any mechanical failures. Overall, I am proud to be a new owner of the Line 6 family.

 
2.0

Ehhhh

By The Dude-FsS1v

from Dallas, TX

Well, I was really excited about this because I've owned lots of Line 6 stuff over the years and still have pedals on my pedalboard, but I have to say no to this one. It just seems to me that Line 6 is caught in this cycle of using the same stuff in different packages instead of coming out with truly new stuff. The sounds are OK, but not great and the bottom line to me is that there aren't any stage ready tones in this amp. Everything just seems compressed and hollow and doesn't cut in the mix. I'll be selling mine.

 
4.0

not a bad investment

By steenmobile

from D.C.

Its very "meh" for a tube amp. Tons of features, yay for covering a lot of territory but the distortion isn't as rich as it should be, sounds only slightly better than the Solid State spiders, credit for being loud as hell and having nice reverb and decent presets. Then again...maybe a couple hundred more dollars could get you a peavey 6505 combo with wonderful distortion and overall better tone if distortion is your thing.

 
3.0

Not a huge difference...

By zergiore

from Orange, CA

This things looks cool with all the LEDs and such but I gotta say I'm not extremely impressed. I know it's designed by the legend Bogner and all, but to be honest, it sounds exactly the same as my Spider II. I'm also not a huge fan of all of the presets.

 
5.0

DIFFERENT THAN OTHER SPIDERS

Cool amp. Not quite what I expected. A different kind of distortion on the metal settings than the Spider IIIs. Very warm. This amp likes the lower mids and lows. Sounds awesome. Earth-shaking.Sure to please tube enthusiasts, no matter what style played.

 
5.0

Wow

By HeRkMaN

from Niceville, FL

All I can say is Wow! I've owned plenty of tube and solid state amps in the past, but Line 6 has done the digital sound justice through the magic of Bogner. The bottom line is if you like to have instant tone witout fuss, buy this and the Shortboard to command anything from Pink floyd to Slipknot with the push of a button. Brilliant

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