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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-23-2007, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Spider 3, Flextone 3, Cyber Deluxe???????

Ive been playing thru tube amps for like 20 years but now I want to buy a digital thing to play with in my home only and I am totally lost in this new digital amp-world.

I have three favorites (dont ask me why); Fender Cyber Deluxe, Line6 Spider III 75 and Line6 Flextone III.

So my questions are: Which should I buy, and why should I buy it??

Thanks! I really appreciate all input!
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-23-2007, 07:30 PM
 
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Re: Spider 3, Flextone 3, Cyber Deluxe???????

how about the Spider Valve?

http://line6.com/spidervalve/index.h...ve+CenterFlash
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Re: Spider 3, Flextone 3, Cyber Deluxe???????

Thanks, but Im aware of the Spider Valve, but its too expensive for me since Im looking for an amp just to play with at home.

Anybody with experience from any of the other amps mentioned in the title?
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Re: Spider 3, Flextone 3, Cyber Deluxe???????

I use a a line 6 spider II at home for practice.

I like it because it's very intuitive and easy to get an fun (not saying £tube purist") tone, then add a little delay or reverb. Job done, more time playing, less time dialling in.

I don't have long exteded periods of time to practice these days, so grabbing half an hour here and there is the only way I see my guitar, and the line 6 helps me avoid spending half of that getting my tone
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check out Vox
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Re: Spider 3, Flextone 3, Cyber Deluxe???????

Don't forget about the Tech 21 Trademark series.
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Re: Spider 3, Flextone 3, Cyber Deluxe???????

I have owned or still own a Flextone, a Spider and a Vetta from Line 6. Of the three amps you mentioned, I would recommend the Flextone hands down. The Spider is an okay amp, but the effects are really limited as compared to the Flextone. I was really juiced about getting the Spider for a small practice/gig amp, but the effects can't be turned down enough to become subtle ...for example you cant get that mild EVH phaser tone from the good ol' days with the spider because even at it's most minimal setting it's way too heavy of an effect.

Just my two cents.
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Re: Spider 3, Flextone 3, Cyber Deluxe???????

a pod through a home theatre or monitor setup is really cool. headphones are also nice for the late hours.
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The Vox Valvetronix is great
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I use a a line 6 spider II at home for practice.

I like it because it's very intuitive and easy to get an fun (not saying tube purist") tone, then add a little delay or reverb. Job done, more time playing, less time dialling in.

I don't have long exteded periods of time to practice these days, so grabbing half an hour here and there is the only way I see my guitar, and the line 6 helps me avoid spending half of that getting my tone
So what youre saying is "Buy the Spider III", right? Also, this amp only costs half of the others.
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Re: Spider 3, Flextone 3, Cyber Deluxe???????

IMHO the Cyber-Twin SE is much better than the Cyber Deluxe, the SE is more controllable and functional, and in my opinion a much more aesthetically pleasing look.

But Line6 makes good stuff too.

If I were personally to pick one it would be the Cyber Twin SE, followed by the Spider
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IMHO the Cyber-Twin SE is much better than the Cyber Deluxe, the SE is more controllable and functional, and in my opinion a much more aesthetically pleasing look.

But Line6 makes good stuff too.

If I were personally to pick one it would be the Cyber Twin SE, followed by the Spider
The Cuber Twin SE is a REAL amp while the SpiderIII is more like a toy. I think it´s foolish to compare these two. The Cyber twin SE also cost like 5 times more than the Spider III.

But I´m looking for a toy to use in my home only, so I have just ordered one.
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Re: Spider 3, Flextone 3, Cyber Deluxe???????

What about a Roland Cube? John McLaughlin actually used one on stage at the Clapton Crossroads festival!
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the spider valve, the spider valve, the spider valve!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

go for it!
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the spider valve, the spider valve, the spider valve!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

go for it!
Thanks for your "clear" recommendations millzy, but I already have a full-tube 50 watt combo, and basically Im "tube-minded". But now Im looking for the best modelling digital thing on the market. Perhaps I should have mentioned that. My fault.
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