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A monster head with all the power you could possibly use, piles of models, and killer effects.

The unbelievably authentic amp tones of the Line 6 Vetta II Amp Head are based on a world-class collection of vintage and modern amps. Combine them with models of the most sought after stompboxes to ever hit a pawn shop, plus a rack's worth of studio-grade post-processing gear, and you're halfway there. Vetta II also provides the unique Two Amps at Once feature, which allows you to use any 2 amp and cabinet models either independently or simultaneously. 300W stereo power section can cut through the most demanding performance situations, and also features elaborate pro connections to make it the perfect recording rig. Plus, a direct digital Variax Modeling Guitar input seamlessly integrates Variax's collection of guitars with Vetta II's collection of amps, cabs, and effects. Add an FBV pedal board, and this entire setup can be transformed into virtually any rig you can imagine with just the press of a footswitch. Vetta II amplifier head is the ultimate guitar rig.

FEATURES
  • 300W stereo power section
  • 64 factory and 64 user presets
  • Vintage and modern amp modeling
  • Stompbox models
  • Studio-grade post-processing gear
  • Unique Two Amps at Once feature
  • Elaborate pro connections for recording
  • Direct digital Variax Modeling Guitar input
  • Routable effects loop
  • Independent XLR balanced direct outs
  • A.I.R. mic/speaker simulation

So everyone says you've got a big head? Now you can show 'em a REALLY big head. Make it yours today!

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Line 6Vetta II HD 300W Stereo Guitar Amp Head
 
4.3

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Versatility

First off, everyone's main concern with this amplifier is the fact that it's not a tube amp. That being said... GREAT!!! I know you're rolling your eyes. Listen, I've owned...Read complete review

First off, everyone's main concern with this amplifier is the fact that it's not a tube amp. That being said... GREAT!!! I know you're rolling your eyes. Listen, I've owned a Marshall JCM. Blew the tubes, couldn't keep it warm enough to blow up a room and cut through like I wanted. I've used a Bogner Uberschall. Wonderful sounding amp. I needed an attenuator to keep it hot enough to run at optimum tone. Blew some more tubes. Every time I've turned this amp on, it sounds like the last time I turned it off. I've owned this amp for about 3 years. I use a Line 6 cab, which isn't the greatest cab but it is wired in stereo which is a MUST for this amp!!! ping pong delay, reverb bouncing left and right across a room, plus the ability to seperate tones just like I have an A/B switch. Most people who have tried my amp agree that after tweaking the presets (there is a bit of a learning curve but the instructions are very easy to follow and fun to read) everything sounds exactly as I want it. The fidelity is very good and with good cables and a good guitar you can cut through a mix as well as any hot tube amp. At first volumes and overall headroom were hard to control.. I use the FBV longboard alongside this BEAST to control volume. I really only use about 8 or 10 different channels, which is plenty to add or subtract any effect that you want to need at no more than 1 or 2 button pushes on the floorboard. Pop the extra cash for the longboard its worth it. This amp has never failed to be an incredible workhorse and I've used it for everything to live shows, live recorings, studio recordings, post loop recording, even the occasional vocal effect that I just couldn't find anywhere else. It records in stereo and in DVD quality 24 at a very high frequency. It can literally sound as good as any amp out there, and models them all wonderfully. Plug it into a computer and edit, store and make new channels. I'm a singer also so I don't have a lot of time to screw around pushing buttons and tweaking knobs. This works like a champ... I just push the "favorite" channel for clean, and push it again for my distortion. Easy!!! From there I can tweak as I go... want a chorus push a button, delay, reverb, lead boost, wah, any stompbox you've ever owned!!! PUSH THE BUTTON. Line 6 Thank you. It's worth more than my car but I wouldn't trade it for a new ferrari. And to all the haters with 120 watt peaveys that they swear by. Hey dumbass, ur amp sounds so dirty cuz u got custom emg's in ur ibanez!!! Unfortunately, you'll never hear a clean tone out of that guitar. I play a fender american deluxe hss... and after 5 or 6 grand in gear, I have a rig that will melt your face. If I have one complaint, It's that this might actually have too much power... but I turn it to half power and it only takes a tiny tweak on the master volume to get a huge amount of headroom. I play local bars and concert halls, not madison square garden. I've never turned this all the way up for fear of losing what little hearing I have left. My drummer plays loud but even on half power I can blow him and everyone else out of the water. But at reasonable volumes it can be pretty, twangy, toney, subtle, punchy, grungy, angry etc etc etc... I have yet to find a tone that i cant get with this amp, and I've tried. 5 stars all the way.

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Decent but not great

I bought the unit hoping to downsize my current rig that i have have been touring with. As a professional musician I need reliable, road-worthy gear that is dependable while delivering the ideal tonal...Read complete review

I bought the unit hoping to downsize my current rig that i have have been touring with. As a professional musician I need reliable, road-worthy gear that is dependable while delivering the ideal tonal quality.While this is a great concept with tons of options, I did not find it to be the quality or versatility I expected. It is a very coplex unit and difficult to program. In fact, I find the Lexicon and Eventide units to be easier! I liked the unit and its features, but it lacks that tube sound. It sounds flat and without expression. It might be great for a starting musician wanting lots of effects, but I was not satisfied with the templates nor did I hear any remote similarity to their referrances. I have boogie, Marshall and Bogner gear that sounds nothing like what this unit compares their "sample" progras too. HmmmRegardless, for the money it was a good buy. If you're a pro, keep your tube gear and original manufacters effect units. You will thank me!

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Versatility

By fenderstrat8281

from upstate NY

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First off, everyone's main concern with this amplifier is the fact that it's not a tube amp. That being said... GREAT!!! I know you're rolling your eyes. Listen, I've owned a Marshall JCM. Blew the tubes, couldn't keep it warm enough to blow up a room and cut through like I wanted. I've used a Bogner Uberschall. Wonderful sounding amp. I needed an attenuator to keep it hot enough to run at optimum tone. Blew some more tubes. Every time I've turned this amp on, it sounds like the last time I turned it off. I've owned this amp for about 3 years. I use a Line 6 cab, which isn't the greatest cab but it is wired in stereo which is a MUST for this amp!!! ping pong delay, reverb bouncing left and right across a room, plus the ability to seperate tones just like I have an A/B switch. Most people who have tried my amp agree that after tweaking the presets (there is a bit of a learning curve but the instructions are very easy to follow and fun to read) everything sounds exactly as I want it. The fidelity is very good and with good cables and a good guitar you can cut through a mix as well as any hot tube amp. At first volumes and overall headroom were hard to control.. I use the FBV longboard alongside this BEAST to control volume. I really only use about 8 or 10 different channels, which is plenty to add or subtract any effect that you want to need at no more than 1 or 2 button pushes on the floorboard. Pop the extra cash for the longboard its worth it. This amp has never failed to be an incredible workhorse and I've used it for everything to live shows, live recorings, studio recordings, post loop recording, even the occasional vocal effect that I just couldn't find anywhere else. It records in stereo and in DVD quality 24 at a very high frequency. It can literally sound as good as any amp out there, and models them all wonderfully. Plug it into a computer and edit, store and make new channels. I'm a singer also so I don't have a lot of time to screw around pushing buttons and tweaking knobs. This works like a champ... I just push the "favorite" channel for clean, and push it again for my distortion. Easy!!! From there I can tweak as I go... want a chorus push a button, delay, reverb, lead boost, wah, any stompbox you've ever owned!!! PUSH THE BUTTON. Line 6 Thank you. It's worth more than my car but I wouldn't trade it for a new ferrari. And to all the haters with 120 watt peaveys that they swear by. Hey dumbass, ur amp sounds so dirty cuz u got custom emg's in ur ibanez!!! Unfortunately, you'll never hear a clean tone out of that guitar. I play a fender american deluxe hss... and after 5 or 6 grand in gear, I have a rig that will melt your face. If I have one complaint, It's that this might actually have too much power... but I turn it to half power and it only takes a tiny tweak on the master volume to get a huge amount of headroom. I play local bars and concert halls, not madison square garden. I've never turned this all the way up for fear of losing what little hearing I have left. My drummer plays loud but even on half power I can blow him and everyone else out of the water. But at reasonable volumes it can be pretty, twangy, toney, subtle, punchy, grungy, angry etc etc etc... I have yet to find a tone that i cant get with this amp, and I've tried. 5 stars all the way.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Oooh that noise!

By ToneFreakOut

from Houston, TX

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Comments about Line 6 Vetta II HD 300W Stereo Guitar Amp Head:

I have a new favorite guitarist. Some local guy. I always love the ridiculous array of sounds he gets from his setup. Upon investigating and to my surprise...it is a Vetta HD & Marshall 1960 cab. I am saving for mine now. This thing has made me forget about every other setup I have dreamed about.

(1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great for Cover bands!

By Johnny -5IQyY

from USA

Comments about Line 6 Vetta II HD 300W Stereo Guitar Amp Head:

If you are technologically challenged, these are great for imitating famous rock guitar sounds. Of course the tones are highly processed, and need a ton of gating to cover up the noise from cheap electronics... but hey, your audience is probably too loud, drunk and deaf to notice. As a founding member of the Jagoff Guitar Player's Society, I have to say, "This thing is perfect for us Jagoffs!" I only know a few dozen cover songs, and can't really play that well, so the sloshing sea of effects on most presets helps hide my slop. It makes non-musicians think I can actually play!It has a lot of lights and buttons too that look cool on stage and make people think I know what I'm doing. I just put this on my credit card and should be able to pay it off in a year or two.I like this amp for my ability-level MUCH better than real tube amps or good solid state amps because those other amps require too much talent. A real amp makes my crummy technique obvious, but these things cover that up real good. It's funny, cause I just show up with an expensive les paul with pretty (exotic) wood top, and this amp, ... everybody just assumes I'm a good player... Cuel! The amp is so expensive people think im a serious musician! I love it!Go Line 6!

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Everything you need and anything you could want!

By WarDriverGuitar

from Baltimore, MD

Comments about Line 6 Vetta II HD 300W Stereo Guitar Amp Head:

Although I was very skeptical about getting a "modeling" amp, I heard a few excerpts of people's playing online, and found out that Michael Romeo of Symphony X uses it. Now, I'm not as big a fan of his guitar tone, but just that it can get as much gain as their music would require. So, I bought it. I had been playing with a Mesa Road King, dry, no effects, and thought that I could use this amp's effects with the Road King. It sounded so good, it replaced the Road King. I bought four guitars between the difference of the two heads! Bottom line, the models sound just as good as the amps they emulate, the effects are all built in, the foot controller connects with an ethernet cable, not a specialty cable you can't find anywhere, and when plugged in with the variax, you've got a full array of sounds that'll have your jaw on the floor. I still haven't picked up mine off the ground yet.

 
5.0

the ultimate dream machine

By Rob King

from New Jersey

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Comments about Line 6 Vetta II HD 300W Stereo Guitar Amp Head:

wonderful sound, and clairity, line6 really done good. with the sound gate you cant go wrong, (no feedback) this has everything. even when recording, this machine sounds microphoned even when DI. this is a must buy. forget mesa, buy a line6 vetta2

 
4.0

The ultimate cover band amp!

By Austin Ken

from Austin, Tx

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Comments about Line 6 Vetta II HD 300W Stereo Guitar Amp Head:

After using Line 6's previous flagship product (AX-2) for 7 seven years, I was up and programming the Vetta II in about 15 minutes. Anyone that's familiar with modeling will appreciate the features in this amp, such as the selectable effects routing, simultaneous dual amp modeling, and effects selection.As always, the factory settings are a bit overdone for my tastes, but with this amp you even have the option of overwriting those if you wish. It's a lot to grasp, and if you're coming from a conventional analog amp and are looking for instant gratification then you're going to be disappointed. I'll have a month invested in programming before going out live with my rig. With all modeling amps, it take s a lot of planning to be spontaneous.The construction seems solid. Firmware upgrades are a breeze. The thermal problems that plagued the first Vetta series seems to be fixed (and the cosmetics are much better).If you only need one or two tones, then this thing is massive overkill. However, if you need to cover a lot of ground, you can't go wrong with the Vetta II.

 
3.0

Decent but not great

By Sebastian-isMYF

from nashville

Comments about Line 6 Vetta II HD 300W Stereo Guitar Amp Head:

I bought the unit hoping to downsize my current rig that i have have been touring with. As a professional musician I need reliable, road-worthy gear that is dependable while delivering the ideal tonal quality.While this is a great concept with tons of options, I did not find it to be the quality or versatility I expected. It is a very coplex unit and difficult to program. In fact, I find the Lexicon and Eventide units to be easier! I liked the unit and its features, but it lacks that tube sound. It sounds flat and without expression. It might be great for a starting musician wanting lots of effects, but I was not satisfied with the templates nor did I hear any remote similarity to their referrances. I have boogie, Marshall and Bogner gear that sounds nothing like what this unit compares their "sample" progras too. HmmmRegardless, for the money it was a good buy. If you're a pro, keep your tube gear and original manufacters effect units. You will thank me!

 
5.0

Worth Every Penny

By Hokie 115

from Warren, MI

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Comments about Line 6 Vetta II HD 300W Stereo Guitar Amp Head:

This is all about the sounds. Have this powering a Line 6 412 full stack and can't turn it up past 25% without shaking the pictures off the basement walls. Get the FBV foot controller and you can't go wrong. No limit to the amount of sounds this can produce. Ultimate tool for creativity. Don't skimp on the cabinet. You can really get creative with this when you MIDI into your notebook computer and adjust via software.

 
5.0

Tube?

By Tergyman

from AZ

Comments about Line 6 Vetta II HD 300W Stereo Guitar Amp Head:

Check it out people... This is not a tube amp, ok? It is a modeling amp that does exactly what a modeling amp should...it gives you a TON of damn-good tones. If you are a tube-tone snob, go buy a Marshall and try to get something even close to a Fender sound out of it. Can't do it, huh? Can't get a Vox sound out of your Mesa/Boogie? Go figure. If you want solid, not-quite-tube, versatility, then go get a VettaII.

 
5.0

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By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Line 6 Vetta II HD 300W Stereo Guitar Amp Head:

This thing is sick! Overwhelming at first? Yes. BUT...........If you take the time to READ the manual and have patience you can do anything you want with the Vetta II............ANYTHING! I highly recommend getting the FBV floorboard to go along with this. Price is a little high but I have no regrets. I love my Vetta II. GET ONE AND YOU'LL BE HOOKED! If there is a sound you are looking for, you will be able to get it with the Vetta II. I knew it was a sick amp, but I had no idea that it would be this amazing. Effects galore! Awesome sound! FRIKIN SICK!

 
5.0

YOU REALLY CAN'T GO WRONG

By CoverItAll

from Greater Cincinnati

Comments about Line 6 Vetta II HD 300W Stereo Guitar Amp Head:

Bought a Used Vetta I with the 2.5 upgrade about 6 months ago. I do covers, and had a ridiculous setup that took too long to get together in a timely fashion at gigs, but it sounded great (gear snobbery, Mesa DC 5 with a TC Effects system, midi switcher, Keeley modded TS, Decimator Noise reduction, blah blah blah)...just too much stuff. I was also skeptical about the line 6 stuff, but I did like my DM 4 that I also had on the pedalboard. I know purists don't give a crap about modelers, but in a working environment, for guys who gig a lot and do different styles and need to be able to get a lot of different tones? THIS THING IS THE BE ALL-END ALL. If you have a guitar with the right pickups, the tone combinations an possibilities are ENDLESS. I favor the Duncan SH-13s in all my guitars (the dimebuckers), and I have them all wired to 5 way switches to get different tone combos. Literally, there is no tone you can't get close to (mind you, I said "CLOSE" to) with the Vetta/Vetta II. It's obviously not tube stuff, but the rock/high gain models are FANTASTIC sounding with some tweaking. My personal favorites in the 2.5 software pack are the Engl Powerball models, when you tweak the eq and add the Tube screamer to them, just FANTASTIC.The effects palate has everything you need, my only (small) complaint is that the compression just isn't that great for the clean stuff, but you can get a workable thing going. I have used it with a Marshall 1960 straight with Vintage 30s, and it's so LOUD, I can't imagine you'd need anything else. Currently, I just take the head and run the DI outs to the board and our monitor board, the Mic models are fantastic, and, I've been able to eliminate another input on the snake by tweaking a bypass patch for my onstage acoustic. Bottom line is, like I said before, if you need a reliable, swiss army knife of an amp, the Vetta is it. I don't know what's next in the Vetta series, but it'll be damn hard to top this one, IMHO.

 
5.0

great loud tone

By Shawn F

from rochester,ny

Comments about Line 6 Vetta II HD 300W Stereo Guitar Amp Head:

this amp rips.set at nine oclock with two 4 12s iwas told "turn down dude." fantastic.great tone lots of variations, cleans nice and crisp. distorion to pull the crowds face off or to set a mood.highly recommend it. dont listen to the whiners "its to hard to program" take some time.

 
3.0

Nice home toy, but big let down live..

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Line 6 Vetta II HD 300W Stereo Guitar Amp Head:

A friend of mine owns this amp with matching cabs... I used it all the time at his home messing around jamming at low moderate levels, he's never used it for shows, and now he never will when he let me use it for a gig. Upon cranking it up all the tone goes to waste, and turns to mudd or mush like one reviewer said below me.. No matter what I did, I just couldn't get it to sound good cranked. Don't get me wrong its a great home amp or recording amp but its just not worth the price for live fun. It's not really worth the price at all. I'm lucky I didn't buy this amp because I admit, I had eyes for it when i saw it and read about it. It's just a really expensive toy. I'm glad I saved my money. I'd advise the same to others.. If you want great tone for live and recording/home use then save and buy a good 100wtt tube amp half stack and a powerbrake..

 
5.0

Amazing.

By Ralob

from Maryland

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Comments about Line 6 Vetta II HD 300W Stereo Guitar Amp Head:

Simply amazing, buy it today!

 
5.0

Sold my XXX

By rockinrob8197-wtRu9

from Portland, OR

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Comments about Line 6 Vetta II HD 300W Stereo Guitar Amp Head:

I compared my XXX Lead channel to the Vetta Mississippi Criminal model...side by side thru the same cabinet...I couldn't tell the difference except for the fact that my XXX sustained for about 20 seconds and the Vetta for about 15 seconds. Sold the XXX. After years of searching and over $20,000 in amps, I can finally say I am pleased and satisfied with my amp. I am no longer stuck with one type of amp or sound...I have high gain metal amps, british rock, country, jazz, classical...anything I want at the click of my footswitch....simply amazing. If I hear a sound I like, I know I can get pretty darn close with my Vetta with a little tweaking....I can't imagine outgrowing it...any style...any genre...you can do it. My Vetta has performed flawlessly for the several years I have owned it and all questions or concerns I had were answered promptly by the Line 6 crew who are absolutely the best!!!!I also have a Variax 600 and a PODXTL....can't wait for Vetta III!!!!!!!

 
5.0

Chad Russell

By Chad Russell

from Lubbock, Tx

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Comments about Line 6 Vetta II HD 300W Stereo Guitar Amp Head:

I have played Marshall, Mesa, Peavey, Fender, and many other big amp names through the years. After countless hours of setting up and taking down late at night in bars and clubs I decided I needed something different for a change. I had the giant rack and Head combination with the stomp boxes going and no doubt it sounded good. Once I decided to buy the Vetta, I had a good feeling it would sound OK from previous Line 6 experience. Man was I shocked when I plugged into this thing!!! I couldn't tell the difference between it and my tube heads. This HD has MORE power than my Dual Rectifier and 5150 combined!!! No lie or joke it is absolutely deafening loud. Four 4x12's no problem......I have never turned it up past halfway in a club even while using one or two 4x12's. The great thing is all you need to sound like a million bucks is a 1/4 cable, a speaker cable, and a networking cable for the FBV. That's it nothing else. It takes maybe five minutes to set up for a gig. It even has a tuner that works better than my rack tuner. I have had more comments on my tone since I started gigging with this thing. Did I mention in the studio it was just as simple. Just a cable and plug it in directly to the board into Pro Tools. This thing is SICK!!!! Buy it now it is worth every penny and then some. I will never take it out of my collection or rig. It has become a staple part of me and my shows!

 
5.0

Best Amp Ever!!!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Line 6 Vetta II HD 300W Stereo Guitar Amp Head:

this is the best amp ever created. so many features it blows my mind. buy it now!

(0 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Worst concept imaginable

By Tyrius

from Vancouver, WA

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Comments about Line 6 Vetta II HD 300W Stereo Guitar Amp Head:

This is not an amp for a good guitarist. Of course, any good guitarist would already know that. Everyone on here talks about tweaking to find a good tone. Digital doesn't get good tone. Never has, never will. Just the different ways the sound is produced and the soundwaves themselves. If you have a bunch of money to waste and want to pretend to be a guitarist, line 6 is for you. If you're a real guitarist, at this price, go on craigslist, buy a boutique tube amp, and spend countless hours tweaking that instead. Far better of a value.

 
5.0

The Best Overall Amp....

By TStrowd

from Ft. Pierce, FL

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Comments about Line 6 Vetta II HD 300W Stereo Guitar Amp Head:

I've been a guitarist in classic rock cover bands for over 30 years, and I was looking for a rig that would give me a wide range of tone-- The Line6 Vetta II was more than I thought was possible. If you're trying to develop a unique tone.. then go after that rig. But if you want to cover. Virtually every tone in comtemporary music-- you have to get the Vetta. Now it's not a plug & pay gadget. You are going to have to work at getting the sound you want at the volume and environments you play. But if you're willing to invest that effort it will be well worth it. I've heard about problems with reliability, but I've had mine for over a year, and I haven't had the first problem.

 
2.0

meh

By TheMan

from Canada

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Comments about Line 6 Vetta II HD 300W Stereo Guitar Amp Head:

Got no crunchy/warm/round sound at all....lots of features thoough, if thats what ur lookin for...although i got a friend and his broke down right in the middle of a show....this problem is not uncommon with line 6if you like fuzzy distortion and you take chances and risks, then this is the amp for you. personally...im not a fan of fuz

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