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Line 6 Spider Valve HD100 MKII 100W Guitar Amp Head   

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A groundbreaking collaboration between Line 6 and Reinhold Bogner, the principal designer at Bogner Amplification.

The Line 6 Spider Valve HD100 MkII 100W Guitar Amp Head is the result of a groundbreaking collaborative effort between living-legend amp designer Reinhold Bogner and renowned amp-modeling upstarts Line 6. The 100-watt guitar amp head offers the best of both worlds: brawny, boutique-style tube tone and the latest, most advanced Line 6 amp modeling with complete flexibility and deep editing.

Acclaimed amp tones
Spider Valve MkII HD100 amp head has the tools and tones you need to build your sound from the ground up. It features 16 of the most advanced Line 6 amp models, which were inspired by the most revered American, British and European heads and combos. Each one was custom-tuned for Spider Valve MkII amps.

Get in front of sparkling clean tones inspired by a Hiwatt Custom 100, syrupy smooth drive tones inspired by a mix of a '65 Marshall JTM-45, a '58 Fender Bassman and a '63 Fender Vibroverb, British pop/rock tones inspired by a Vox AC-30 Top Boost, high-gain onslaughts inspired by a Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier and a Diezel Herbert, Class A crunch inspired by a Divided by 13 9/15, classic Class A breakup inspired by an Orange AD-30, and more! Store tones from every gig with the Line 6 amp head's 128 user-programmable presets.

Need to shape your tone? Tweak the Bass, Mid and Treble knobs just like you would on the original vintage amps. When you choose an amp model, the EQ section behaves just like the EQ section of the modeled amplifier. Spider Valve MkII HD100 gives you a complete, organic and fully authentic representation of its 16 vintage and modern amplifiers.

An instant collection of essential FX
Start smart and dive deep with the unprecedented control of Line 6 Smart FX. 20 brilliant effects deliver unprecedented color, adjustability and routing options. You can tweak up to 6 parameters of any effect”including the intelligent Smart Harmony and Pitch Glide, and easy-to-use 14-second Quick Loop”and route it pre or post for an extraordinary collection of tone-shaping tools. Plus, you get every guitarist's required palette of colors including beautiful Delays, tangy Mods, lush Reverbs and more. Up to 4 effects can be used simultaneously.

Fully editable, deeply sophisticated
Line 6 Spider Valve MkII HD100 amp head is poised to become the workhorse amp for all kinds of pro players. Its seamless integration into MIDI rigs allows for quick changes to all front-panel controls, easy synching of your time-based effects (to themselves and to your drummer's click-track) as well as other time- and energy-saving features.

Plus, two output modes deliver easy and effective solutions for direct-recording and gigging. Performance Mode lets you send a signal, which provides tube and modeling interaction, via the XLR out to the front-of-house engineer. Studio Mode bypasses the tubes to send the platinum-album Line 6 modeling only.

Brawny tube tone
Many so-called tube amps employ low-voltage "marketing" tubes to add authenticity to their "tube amp" claim. Line 6 Spider Valve MkII HD100 boasts bona fide Bogner-designed 12AX7 preamp and 6L6 power amp sections that run at lethal voltages (about 300 volts and 450 volts, respectively) to produce exceptional depth, tonal coloration and richness.

Handsfree control and more
The optional Line 6 FBV foot controllers deliver out-of-the-box volume/wah, pitch control, preset control and more. FBV Shortboard MkII pairs perfectly with Spider Valve MkII HD100 amp head to offer complete, handsfree control of the on-board Spider Valve MkII effects including Quick Loop, Smart Harmony and more. The bright and backlit oversized LCD makes it easy to see preset names and the chromatic tuner.

FEATURES
  • 16 of the most advanced Line 6 amp models inspired by beloved American, British and European combos and heads
  • Mid-range tones that live on the very edge of breakup, sparkling cleans, high-gain distortions and more
  • EQ section inspired by the EQ controls of the original modeled amplifiers
  • 128 user-programmable presets
  • 20 Smart FX including Smart Harmony, Pitch Glide, Quick Loop & more
  • Tweak up to 6 parameters of any effect and route it pre or post
  • Up to 4 effects at once
  • Seamless MIDI integration
  • Performance Mode provides a direct signal that captures interaction between tubes and modeling
  • Bass, Mid and Treble knob response inspired by the EQ controls of each modeled amp; Drive knob; Presence knob; Channel volume; Master volume
  • Studio Mode provides a direct signal that captures the modeling only
  • Line 6 tonal flexibility, deep editing and world-class modeling
  • Bogner-designed preamp and power amp sections
  • Pair of 12AX7 preamp tubes; matched pair of 6L6 power tubes
  • Tuned three-quarter closed-back cabinet
  • Tight low-end punch and exceptional feel
  • Out-of-the-box connectivity
  • Control Spider Valve MkII effects including Quick Loop, Smart Harmony and more
  • Oversized LCD is easy to read
  • 1/4" guitar input; XLR out; RJ-45 FBV foot controller input; MIDI in/out; 1/4" pre amp input; 1/4" power amp output; XLR output; 1/4" speaker outputs

The best of both worlds—Bogner's brawny tube tone meets the Line 6's premiere amp modeling.

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Line 6Spider Valve HD100 MKII 100W Guitar Amp Head
 
4.4

(based on 29 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

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    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (4)

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    (1)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (6)
  • Good power output (6)
  • Warm / comfy (5)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Portable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (6)
  • Professional recording (5)
  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Home studio (4)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
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    • Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Jack of all Trades...

I've been playing guitar for over 20 years & I know a thing or two about guitar tone. My friend owns the Spider Valve MKII 40 watt combo and he let me try...Read complete review

I've been playing guitar for over 20 years & I know a thing or two about guitar tone. My friend owns the Spider Valve MKII 40 watt combo and he let me try it out at his house. I was blown away!!! My prior experience with Line 6 was the original Vetta amp that my other friend uses. That amp is solid state which I'm not a big fan of. Amp simulators, in my opinion, are like a tub of margarine. Sorry but it's not like real butter. The richness, texture and creaminess are all missed with solid state amp tone, at least at normal full band jam volume levels! So needless to say when I plugged the Spider Valve MKII, I could not believe the tone. Now, the amp is not perfect, but it's the closest thing I've witness. Being a full tube amp, you get all the tube tone, only with a hint of the solid state tone from the on board effects processor. And with all this amp does, I can live with that! I quit using my Mesa Duel and also my JMP head since I purchased the 100 watt version head. Beautiful cleans, Thundering Gains, Blues Twang and all points in between. It pretty much eliminated my effects pedal board as well. Well all except for the Deja Vibe... There's no replacing that pedal! All in all, I'm a huge fan of the amp and I can't believe that Line 6 won me over. BUT THEY DID!!! THANX

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Lasted four years.

I bought mine in 08' and loved it. It has a killer sound and I could emulate any amp out there. I had been using Marshall's for years, and bought this for the...Read complete review

I bought mine in 08' and loved it. It has a killer sound and I could emulate any amp out there. I had been using Marshall's for years, and bought this for the versatile sounds and on board effects. I gigged often, and outside for four years with this amp. It will get as loud as you need. Tubes will out last most amps out there. After four years the output was still above 85%. Here is the deal... The front panel will go out. It took four years. You cannot buy a front panel if your not an authorized dealer. I started hearing a surge at low volumes and the channels started changing on their own. With four channels, it is a lead players dream. Mine is a boat anchor now. The pots are not of good quality. After two years, I had to set the volume and forget it. Which was cool with the foot pedal. At four years, the pots were gone. You cannot replace them on your own, because you can't find them. They are brand specfic and can only be bought through Line 6. The pots are thin and don't take cleaning well. Almost no help. So, if you can afford this price and gig a lot, expect about four years of life out of the pots and get ready to dump half the cost for the front panel. The XLR output quit after a year, which I just stuck a mic in front of the cab. I have been waiting on the NEW front panel for ten months.

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(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Lasted four years.

By drduhgylie

from NE MS

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Poor quality
  • Weak Front Panel

Best Uses

  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Line 6 Spider Valve HD100 MKII 100W Guitar Amp Head:

I bought mine in 08' and loved it. It has a killer sound and I could emulate any amp out there. I had been using Marshall's for years, and bought this for the versatile sounds and on board effects. I gigged often, and outside for four years with this amp. It will get as loud as you need. Tubes will out last most amps out there. After four years the output was still above 85%. Here is the deal... The front panel will go out. It took four years. You cannot buy a front panel if your not an authorized dealer. I started hearing a surge at low volumes and the channels started changing on their own. With four channels, it is a lead players dream. Mine is a boat anchor now. The pots are not of good quality. After two years, I had to set the volume and forget it. Which was cool with the foot pedal. At four years, the pots were gone. You cannot replace them on your own, because you can't find them. They are brand specfic and can only be bought through Line 6. The pots are thin and don't take cleaning well. Almost no help. So, if you can afford this price and gig a lot, expect about four years of life out of the pots and get ready to dump half the cost for the front panel. The XLR output quit after a year, which I just stuck a mic in front of the cab. I have been waiting on the NEW front panel for ten months.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Jack of all Trades...

By 46kicks

from Orange County, CA

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Comments about Line 6 Spider Valve HD100 MKII 100W Guitar Amp Head:

I've been playing guitar for over 20 years & I know a thing or two about guitar tone. My friend owns the Spider Valve MKII 40 watt combo and he let me try it out at his house. I was blown away!!! My prior experience with Line 6 was the original Vetta amp that my other friend uses. That amp is solid state which I'm not a big fan of. Amp simulators, in my opinion, are like a tub of margarine. Sorry but it's not like real butter. The richness, texture and creaminess are all missed with solid state amp tone, at least at normal full band jam volume levels! So needless to say when I plugged the Spider Valve MKII, I could not believe the tone. Now, the amp is not perfect, but it's the closest thing I've witness. Being a full tube amp, you get all the tube tone, only with a hint of the solid state tone from the on board effects processor. And with all this amp does, I can live with that! I quit using my Mesa Duel and also my JMP head since I purchased the 100 watt version head. Beautiful cleans, Thundering Gains, Blues Twang and all points in between. It pretty much eliminated my effects pedal board as well. Well all except for the Deja Vibe... There's no replacing that pedal! All in all, I'm a huge fan of the amp and I can't believe that Line 6 won me over. BUT THEY DID!!! THANX

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ham Sandwich. wow.

By James Williamson

from West Frankfort.Il.

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Comments about Line 6 Spider Valve HD100 MKII 100W Guitar Amp Head:

PERFECT. Read the above.
This thing has tons of features. The Built in tuner is amazing to say the very least. The noise gate, as well as the TONS of effects make the bill. Not to mention the tube power. It's like walking into a knife fight with an M249 SAW. You will win.
The Amp is composed of very durable materials. The weight alone suggests it has a sturdy build. I would trust touring with this amp one hundred percent. It has a very high cosmetic appeal unmatched by those trashy looking boxy amps. This thing glows. How could you go wrong? It's like nutella versus peanut butter. Nutella always wins.
For the money, tube power, and all of the endless possibilities you can get out of this amp that will ultimately put your very own tone on roids, this thing is too good to pass up. I would never go back on buying this. I love it. It ups your stage presence, and increases your tones ability to make people cry tears of joy-fear. JOY-FEAR. Buy this amp if you want to own good.

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This thing spits fire!!!

By Vincent Pinedo

from Arizona

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Comments about Line 6 Spider Valve HD100 MKII 100W Guitar Amp Head:

I took it out of the box and nothing was wrong. I plugged in and it blew my head off. No quality issues...no touchy master volume issues...no fuzzy distortion...you gotta tweak it!!! This is your amp! If you ever wanted to own your sound, this is your chance. The digital/tube combination will continue to expand...technology will not stop just because a bunch of people who think they are progressive want their sounds never to progress. I looked through the back off this amp, and there truly are tubes. Saw them...true tube amp. It sounds wicked. In four hours I made this beast sound like an angel. I have not even read the online stuff...I may never. I got clean heavy, articulate, pronounced Armageddon with this amp...only four hours later. It spits FIRE.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ok it is exactly as advertised!

By Tone Smith Jr

from Indiana

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Difficult To Use

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Line 6 Spider Valve HD100 MKII 100W Guitar Amp Head:

The amp is so very versatile and thus by that very nature it is a little bit hard to get started looking for your tones. After a few practice runs making your own user presets you will be making some serious tone come out of this head with just a tap of your toe. Do Absolutely Get the short board with this amp! It is the key putting all this thing can do together and then to control it all from your front line stage position. Just from exploring the different amp models and effects you will find your mind swimming in new tonal ideas. Reinhold Bogner knows how to make great tube amps sound great and this amp sounds great! It has plenty of power to rule the stage and also has a very versatile line out that can be set to send to either a live PA (feed from output transformer)or to a studio board (tapped off the DSP). I prefer to mic off the speaker myself but would have no problem using the line out if a mic was not available.

In conclusion get this thing on top of your 412's and let it rip!!! Just think you can have unique preset for every song that your band does set up specifically for what ever guitar you are using. You will love being able to repeatedly reproduce the exact tone you want each and every time you want it and back up all those tone settings on your computer so that you will never lose them ever again. Sure it is a little work on your part to get this amp setup properly, but, once you do get it right I don't see how one could ever go back to a to carrying around multiple amps and effects to cover all the different music you play when you can have it all in this one small package. If you are looking for a head that can cover any genre with any guitar with the exact same results each and every time get this one. Get it now!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Value and Flexibility

By ShreddingWheat

from Denver

Comments about Line 6 Spider Valve HD100 MKII 100W Guitar Amp Head:

With the 2.0 update this thing really rocks. Only gripe is the master volume is touchy. I really like the dual rectifier model with the weeping demon!! Great head, I've owned it since they came out and I've had no problems with reliability. I retubed with Groove tubes and it sounds huge.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome

By ardenwood

from Portland, OR

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Comments about Line 6 Spider Valve HD100 MKII 100W Guitar Amp Head:

I'm mostly a studio musician so having an amp that gives me a couple different sounding amps on it is a lot cheaper than buying 2 or even 3 other amps.Its still great for live shows to.
PROS:4 channels4 different high gain amps plus 2 crunch (Mesa Dual Rec and Diezel Einstein for example)Master Volume and Channel Volume (sounds good at lower volumes)
Like a staight up tube amp it holds its tone at high volumes4,8,12, and 16 ohmn outputLooks coolHas a presence knob which is really nice for customising that perfect metal toneTones of low endCONS:You need the switch pedal to save your settings.Without the pedal when you switch to different channels or distortions to volume spikes super loud.
Its pretty well built.Heavy for its size.Volume know crackles when make subtle movements. Not sure if thats typical or just my amp.
The Diezle Einstein is one of my favorite amps. Its just such a unique distortion with lots of gain yet super eat to hear notes.However the einstein is about $4,000 and has a reputation for not being road worthy. Soooo once I found out that one of the models in this amp was an einstein I had to get it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Aweeeeeesome

By Paul Selice

from FL

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Comments about Line 6 Spider Valve HD100 MKII 100W Guitar Amp Head:

I really can't say enough good things about this head. If you update the firmware, it has just as many effects and tweaks as a pod. I have a Schecter Hellraiser, Schecter C-7 Standard and a Fender Strat, and I can dial in pretty much any sound I want with any of them. The value is absolutely incredible. I was torn between this and an Axe-FX II, and I'm very satisfied with my choice.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Well.....

By TeleMaster12321

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Line 6 Spider Valve HD100 MKII 100W Guitar Amp Head:

There are a few cool features to this head such as the built in noise gate and the loop station. But sadly, its a piece of junk. I have owned it for 3 months now and I have taken it into get fixed 3 times, they are just poorly made. AND all the presets on this head sound like crap, and the distortion is really really fuzzy, and I own nice cabs (orange, and mesa). I would never EVER recommend this to anyone!

(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Are they reliable for Pro use?

By Me, again.

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Line 6 Spider Valve HD100 MKII 100W Guitar Amp Head:

We just did a show at the Key club in LA and the amps were supplied by the producer, maybe as part of a sponsorship. Of the 5 Line 6 /Bogner's, TWO failed. These things were pretty new (first show). We weren't doing over the top metal and didn't have the amps dimed. They just quit mid chord. My overall impression is these things are made somewhere where no one cares.Fortunately, there were a couple of Marshall's available that were YEARS old. They worked fine, as usual.If price is your only object, and you can burn the thing in and maybe have a backup right there, OK; but, otherwise, get a Marshall or a Fender.

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