GT guitar guys, question? [Archive] - Glock Talk

PDA

View Full Version : GT guitar guys, question?


M&P Shooter
11-30-2012, 19:21
Would you guys say this is a good amp?
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Line-6-Spider-IV-HD150-150W-and-4x12-Guitar-Half-Stack-502594-i1470629.gc

My guitar
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Sterling-by-Music-Man-SUB-AX3-Axis-Electric-Guitar-107767139-i2442878.gc

jollygreen
11-30-2012, 20:08
Line 6 makes solid equipment. The reviews for the amp are good. I would have no problem with that deal.

GreenDrake
12-01-2012, 06:06
I have owned Line 6 gear for years now and love it. If you are looking for a super versatile fun amp to loop tracks and basically become your own band, record tracks and do it all in a simple box, you simply HAVE to check out the Line 6 Spider jam. I have had mine for a few years now and it never gets old. Here's a sample of some of the things you can do with it. I bought the foot pedal board so I can loop, record, delete and switch effects without touching the amp. Hours of fun.

Janet Robin demos Line 6 Spider Jam - YouTube

GLWyandotte
12-01-2012, 07:01
It would not be my choice for that kinda money. 150W is massive. Do you really ever need that much power? Also it is solid state, which has plusses and minuses.
Pros- very versatile
huge power
low price, good warranty

Cons- heavy as hell
solid state
all chinese PCB construction, cheap wood cabinets

For that kind of jing, here is an unheard of deal-
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/amplifiers-effects/bad-cat-cougar-50-50w-class-ab-tube-guitar-combo-amp

Bad Cat Cougar 50W Combo
$900 off today!
Tube amp, better speaker, better wiring, still very versatile. This is an incredible deal. If I hadn't just bought a Gibson LP, I'd be on this.

Amps I'd also consider.
Vox ac15cc1- great amp, reverb, celestion greenback speaker around $500
More power?
Vox ac30cc1- ear-splitting volume that you may never get above 4, reverb, 2 celestion greenbacks, around $800
Goodsell Black Lab- handmade by Richard Goodsell, similar circuit to a Marshall 1974x or a Bluesbreaker. Amazing amp for under a grand.

G17Jake
12-01-2012, 07:14
150W is massive. Do you really ever need that much power?


It does seem like a lot of power for just playing at home.... if that is all it will be used for.

I have 15W and 25W amps, and I that is more than enough for me to just play guitar at home.

However.... I you want more power, get it. :supergrin:

JaviFL
12-01-2012, 07:19
For that kind of jing, here is an unheard of deal-
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/amplifiers-effects/bad-cat-cougar-50-50w-class-ab-tube-guitar-combo-amp


This one is a Chinese PCB amp too. The Cougar line is Bad Cat's lower cost line. It IS a nice amp though. At 50 tube watts is will be REALLY, REALLY loud as well. By the time you get those tubes cookin' to get nice tones you will be rattlin' things off the walls! Might even be louder than the 125 watt solid stater.

OP are you gonna play out? A smaller, lighter modeling amp might be more practical if you are gonna play at home. I dig the Line 6 stuff as well. I have POD HD I use to play with headphones and the versatility is awesome.

JaviFL
12-01-2012, 07:23
I have 15W and 25W amps, and I that is more than enough for me to just play guitar at home.

Yeah this. I had a Deluxe Reverb for a long while. A glorious 22 watts, but man, really had to get it crankin' to get it going. Princeton Reverb gets me the best of both worlds. A POD HD for headphone practice. I also have a Roland Cube 30x that is loads of fun.

G17Jake
12-01-2012, 07:52
Yeah this. I had a Deluxe Reverb for a long while. A glorious 22 watts, but man, really had to get it crankin' to get it going. Princeton Reverb gets me the best of both worlds. A POD HD for headphone practice. I also have a Roland Cube 30x that is loads of fun.

I keep hearing good things about those.

Haldor
12-01-2012, 12:26
Would you guys say this is a good amp?
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Line-6-Spider-IV-HD150-150W-and-4x12-Guitar-Half-Stack-502594-i1470629.gc

My guitar
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Sterling-by-Music-Man-SUB-AX3-Axis-Electric-Guitar-107767139-i2442878.gc

Why on earth would you need an amplifier with that much volume capability?

Unless you are playing big clubs or outdoor gigs, you are not going to need anything half that big.

Plus it is going to be bulky, heavy, hard to store and hard to move.

A twin 12" combo amp will get louder than you could ever possibly want or need. Unless you are making your living with a guitar I think something like this is a much better idea. Same modeling capability for about 1/3 the cost.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Line-6-Spider-IV-75-75W-1x12-Guitar-Combo-Amp-105482855-i1470460.gc

Slug71
12-01-2012, 12:48
I would get the Peavey Vypyr over the Line 6. I have the 30watt head and cab and love it. The 30watt is LOUD!

Most reviews between the Line 6 and Vypyr is in favour of the Vypyr. Thats what brought me to own the Vypyr.

jakebrake
12-01-2012, 12:50
the line 6 is a solid enough amp. the music man guitar? well...it's a music man, so yeah.

not a bad set up at all!

Berto
12-01-2012, 12:54
What do you want from it?

I like GC okay, but I'm really skeptical of all the reviews you see, they look contrived and fake...like salesmen wrote them. Still, it could be a good product, Line 6 seems to be good stuff.

If it's a home amp, get less power. Solid state sounds okay driven at low volume, but still not as good as a 30w being driven harder-esp when you start running effects.
Tube or SS, I 'd get something smaller for the home (assuming it's not a gigging amp)

jakebrake
12-01-2012, 12:59
agree with berto on power. my old 80watt marshall could level a house in reality.

Slug71
12-01-2012, 13:10
I would get the Peavey Vypyr over the Line 6. I have the 30watt head and cab and love it. The 30watt is LOUD!

Most reviews between the Line 6 and Vypyr is in favour of the Vypyr. Thats what brought me to own the Vypyr.

What I have;

http://www.peavey.com/products/index.cfm/item/806/117520/Vypyr%26reg%3B%26nbsp%3B30%26nbsp%3BHead

I only have one cab at the moment. Purchased a used head on Ebay for $130 and a new cab for $125.

You can get the Combo version too and you can get a tube(60watt) version too.

Goldendog Redux
12-01-2012, 14:19
Given the OP's avatar of Dime, I expect a nice old Fender tube amp is not really what he is looking for. 150 watts? Yikes.

My Fender Twin Reverb and my Vox AC30 will blow the house up. Furthermore for those amps to get into their sweet zone, you gotta turn them up. My '59 Fender Champ smokes at full volume and is not so loud. Granted you can still probably hear it at the end of the street.

If live playing is an issue, loud is good.

MF

M&P Shooter
12-01-2012, 14:22
Given the OP's avatar of Dime, I expect a nice old Fender tube amp is not really what he is looking for. 150 watts? Yikes.

My Fender Twin Reverb and my Vox AC30 will blow the house up. Furthermore for those amps to get into their sweet zone, you gotta turn them up. My '59 Fender Champ smokes at full volume and is not so loud. Granted you can still probably hear it at the end of the street.

If live playing is an issue, loud is good.

MFSo for very good quality basement playing and getting different tones like Rhoads, Dime, Van Halen, Slayer what is a good amp at a decent price. The more money I save I can put towards effect pedals and beer:supergrin:

Slug71
12-01-2012, 14:58
So for very good quality basement playing and getting different tones like Rhoads, Dime, Van Halen, Slayer what is a good amp at a decent price. The more money I save I can put towards effect pedals and beer:supergrin:

Vypyr. It's a modeling amp with 12 different amps and a bunch of different effects.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQWtgn45cfM&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Goldendog Redux
12-02-2012, 01:50
So for very good quality basement playing and getting different tones like Rhoads, Dime, Van Halen, Slayer what is a good amp at a decent price. The more money I save I can put towards effect pedals and beer:supergrin:


I also have a Line 6 POD like this. Not my video but you get the idea. It is actually pretty fun to mess with and you can make the guitar sound like anything. You still need an amp obviously but it can make my fender champ sound pretty wicked.

Ruble Noon
12-02-2012, 07:43
Would you guys say this is a good amp?
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Line-6-Spider-IV-HD150-150W-and-4x12-Guitar-Half-Stack-502594-i1470629.gc

My guitar
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Sterling-by-Music-Man-SUB-AX3-Axis-Electric-Guitar-107767139-i2442878.gc

It's a good amp, I have that same one. I think I bought it 3 years ago when my son got interested in playing my guitars. He is into metal and my old Peavy wasn't cutting it.

HexHead
12-02-2012, 09:08
Princeton Reverb gets me the best of both worlds.

I wanted one of those when I had a Telecaster. I was going to put a Celestian speaker in it.

Jay9928
12-02-2012, 10:05
Best amp I ever had was the Roland JC-120. It was the circa 1985 made in USA version.

http://cdn1.gbase.com/usercontent/gear/2867057/p1_udcrxxocu_ss.jpg (http://cdn1.gbase.com/usercontent/gear/2867057/p1_udcrxxocu_so.jpg)

Bren
12-02-2012, 10:25
So for very good quality basement playing and getting different tones like Rhoads, Dime, Van Halen, Slayer what is a good amp at a decent price. The more money I save I can put towards effect pedals and beer:supergrin:

It's a modelling amp - the whole point is to get rid of the pedals. Just get a foot controller for the amp. Mixing in regular battery powered pedals will just be more trouble than they are worth. I'd go wiht no bigger than a 2x12 combo - if you're actually playing shows, the amp is getting mic'ed anyhow and it's a lot easier to haul the combo amp to the show.

Slug71
12-02-2012, 11:52
Best amp I ever had was the Roland JC-120. It was the circa 1985 made in USA version.

http://cdn1.gbase.com/usercontent/gear/2867057/p1_udcrxxocu_ss.jpg (http://cdn1.gbase.com/usercontent/gear/2867057/p1_udcrxxocu_so.jpg)

Great amp! But its mostly for cleans.

INJoker
12-02-2012, 14:30
My new favorites are the Blackstars.

I was a Mesa and Marshall guy for a long time and used to use an A/B/Y pedal to play through them in stereo (which was sick, Sick, SICK - mind you).

In the Spring, I unloaded one of my Marshall JCMs to fund a Blackstar... Had Blackstar been around (or had I known about them) ten years ago, I never would have purchased anything else.

Ralff
12-03-2012, 06:26
My new favorites are the Blackstars.

I was a Mesa and Marshall guy for a long time and used to use an A/B/Y pedal to play through them in stereo (which was sick, Sick, SICK - mind you).

In the Spring, I unloaded one of my Marshall JCMs to fund a Blackstar... Had Blackstar been around (or had I known about them) ten years ago, I never would have purchased anything else.

I have a Blackstar HT5-R. I love this amp. It won't keep up with a drummer, but it's plenty for any kind of bedroom/basement practice.

If you're looking to rock, another suggestion would be a Peavey 6505.

Inyo Tim
12-03-2012, 07:15
A few months ago I bought one of these Carvin 16 watt all tube amps for my son and he really likes it. They are basic tube amps with reverb.
They go for about $400. Made in the U.S.
http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa360/InyoTim/vintage16.jpg

Glock&KimberLady
12-03-2012, 13:06
I'm :rofl: at the "too loud" comments. Hubby has two halfstacks...one in the basement and one in the bedroom. :shocked: