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opinions on line 6 spider IV HD 150 head

So currently I'm not playing out, just recording in my studio with line 6 gear...spider III and pod pro, which I love! When I was playing out I had my pod pro rack connected to my mesa fifty fifty head and it was awesome. I really don't want to urack and rerack so thought about the new spider IV HD 150 head and selling the mesa. yes, I know, to some it sounds like sacrilege but it may be easier to just tote this head and go without extra racks and stuff. Just a thought. I love the sound of line 6 and I absolutely love my spider III tone. Anyone heard one of these heads? What do you think?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-08-2011, 12:34 PM
 
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Re: opinions on line 6 spider IV HD 150 head

if you are getting rid of your mesa for a spider 4 why not get the spider valve mkII or maybe
find a used vetta 2
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Re: opinions on line 6 spider IV HD 150 head

I second that guys thoughts.. if you love the Spider effects.. enjoy them in the Bogner designed amp. I have a Spider Valve half stack and the 1x12 combo. I used the 1x12 combo for gigging.. 45watts tube powered is more than enough. The tubes make for a better tone, trust me.
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if you can find a way to get rid of that damn noise gate....
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Go with your gut instincts, as it will be what you end up doing anyway (I've found that out with buying /selling gear). As for me, I just cannot get used to digital distortion, just doesn't respond the same as a real tube amp - but that is just me.
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Re: opinions on line 6 spider IV HD 150 head

Don't ditch the mesa.. dial it in, use a noise gate add subtle effects.. it's way better IMHO in comparson to rack gear. Been there done that atitutude. I'm using a 2204 head with a Zoom G2 in front and this setup delivers tone and grind forever.

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Don't ditch the mesa.. dial it in, use a noise gate add subtle effects.. it's way better IMHO in comparson to rack gear. Been there done that atitutude. I'm using a 2204 head with a Zoom G2 in front and this setup delivers tone and grind forever.

good luck,
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Hey Nelson, thanks for the info...what do you suggest I connect to the mesa fifty fifty?

To everyone else...I was actually reading on the spider valve mkII today at line 6 site...it looks perfect...lots of great reviews. There is also peavey's answer to the modeling with tube amp...can't remember the name of it, and it's cheaper: people love that as well.

Selling that mesa would get me close to the spider valve mkII with everything in one package.

The only thing I don't like about line 6 is it seems that once an amp stops working, you're done. I have the line 6 spider III 2X12 and it's AWESOME! BUT....every once in awhile there is this loud BANG or clipping that loops...like a popping sound every 2 seconds. constant rebooting finally resolves it. I sent it to line 6 and 4 weeks later got it back...same issue after a month. it's very intermittent so I wouldn't play live anywhere with it even though most of the time it's fine.

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Re: opinions on line 6 spider IV HD 150 head

peavey vypyr is the head
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this guy have some demonstration of peavey vypyr series check them out:
http://www.youtube.com/user/mattrock.../6/eXHWGB1ZUWc

the vypyr with golden front uses tubes the one with silver don't
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I have been gigging with my Spider Valve 1x12 and half stock combo for 4 years now at least and never once ran into an issue with them failing live on me. Friend in another band had a Vyper that took control of its own volume while on stage.. went for quiet to blistering loud and back. If you think you're liking what you read.. go try it.

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Hey Nelson, thanks for the info...what do you suggest I connect to the mesa fifty fifty?

To everyone else...I was actually reading on the spider valve mkII today at line 6 site...it looks perfect...lots of great reviews. There is also peavey's answer to the modeling with tube amp...can't remember the name of it, and it's cheaper: people love that as well.

Selling that mesa would get me close to the spider valve mkII with everything in one package.

The only thing I don't like about line 6 is it seems that once an amp stops working, you're done. I have the line 6 spider III 2X12 and it's AWESOME! BUT....every once in awhile there is this loud BANG or clipping that loops...like a popping sound every 2 seconds. constant rebooting finally resolves it. I sent it to line 6 and 4 weeks later got it back...same issue after a month. it's very intermittent so I wouldn't play live anywhere with it even though most of the time it's fine.
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Re: opinions on line 6 spider IV HD 150 head

thanks guys, i will either get another line 6 pod pro (used since they don't make them anymore, circa 2002?)...first pod rack, so i have a 2nd one for the mesa fifty fifty, or go with the mkII line 6 for tube
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The Spider Valve MkII 112 is a very cool amp. I reviewed it here. It is [email protected]&king loud too. Sounds reasonable at lower levels, the valve tone really sings when you crank it up.
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Burn down line 6 factory, they are guilty of throwing in the world 1 billion guitarists with the same digital, sterile crap tone which sounds nowhere near to the amps they claim.
Well lucky them to become milionaire because of untalented people who wants to clone their idols tones.
Still..................burn that thing down lol
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Burn down line 6 factory, they are guilty of throwing in the world 1 billion guitarists with the same digital, sterile crap tone which sounds nowhere near to the amps they claim.
Well lucky them to become milionaire because of untalented people who wants to clone their idols tones.
Still..................burn that thing down lol
You've obviously not tried the Mk II Spider Valve out properly. The 1968 plexi Marshall model at high volume was particulary sweet.
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