Line 6 Spider IV 150 150-watt 2×12 Modeling Guitar Amplifier Reviews

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Line 6 Spider IV 150 150-watt 2×12 Modeling Guitar Amplifier

Line 6 Spider IV 150 150-watt 2x12 Modeling Guitar Amplifier

  • 150 watts; 2×12″ Celestion® Custom speakers; three-quarter closed-back cabinet for a tight, snappy response
  • 300+ hand-crafted presets from 50 world-famous bands and guitarists including Johnny Marr, Slipknot, 311, Meshuggah, Lacuna Coil, As I Lay Dying, Steve Stevens, The Donnas, Minus the Bear, Pete Anderson, more; 200+ dialed in song-based presets
  • 16 tonally superior amp models with the vintage characteristics and nuances; 20 Smart FX (4 at once) with deep editing; Quick Loop, Auto-Wah, Intelligent Pitch-Shifter plus inspiring echoes, mods, delays, reverbs and more; 64 user-created presets
  • Bass, Mid and Treble knobs that behave like the EQ controls from each modeled amp; Drive knob; Channel volume; Master volume
  • 1/4-inch input; 1/4-inch headphone/direct output; 1/8-inch CD/MP3 input; built-in chromatic tuner; FBV foot controller jack
  • 150 watts, 2×12″ Celestion Custom speakers, three-quarter closed-back cabinet for a tight, snappy response
  • 300+ hand-crafted presets from 50 world-famous bands and guitarists including Johnny Marr, Slipknot, 311, Meshuggah
  • 16 tonally superior amp models with the vintage characteristics and nuances
  • Bass, Mid and Treble knobs that behave like the EQ controls from each modeled amp
  • 1/4-inch input, 1/4-inch headphone/direct output

If you’re going to play through this amp, be warned: you’ll have to narrow your favorite tones down to, say, a few hundred. That’s right; Line 6 packed over 300 signature tones from a who’s who of rock giants into the Spider IV 150 combo amp! You won’t believe how amazing this 150-watt tone monster sounds — or how easy it is to dial in the amp sounds and effects you want. Cruise among the coolest 16 amps on the planet with the turn of a selector knob. It may seem impossible, but this very gig-

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3 Responses to “Line 6 Spider IV 150 150-watt 2×12 Modeling Guitar Amplifier Reviews”

  1. 1
    Dave Says:

    35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best Value in Guitar Amps, March 16, 2011
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    Dave (Franklin, TN) –
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    This review is from: Line 6 Spider IV 150 150-watt 2×12 Modeling Guitar Amplifier (Electronics)
    I have played the guitar and other instruments for a little over 50 years. I have a collection of fine guitars that is modest in number but consists of some of the best instruments made. I am retired and play my music in a studio in my home that contains only two amplifiers and all the audio equipment necessary for a high grade amateur studio. One of these amplifiers is an old Fender Princeton; the other is a Line 6 Spider IV 150. I have not played professionally since the 70′s because I decided to use my energy to become successful in business. Even though I have not played professionally for a long period of time, I have kept on top of the technology that is now available to guitarists that were only a dream in 1970. During my 50 years of playing I have played on many guitar amplifiers, all of which were supposed to be the “best” but rarely did they ever meet my quest for quality of sound regardless of price. I must say that the Line 6 Spider IV 150 combo amp is, in my opinion, the best value in guitar amplifiers I have ever come across for the following reasons:

    1) The 150 watt amplifier section is powerful and permits high volume playing of clean sounds that remain clean. I assume it is a high current amp because of the nature of the delivery of its power.

    2) The ability to produce many sounds through on board effects surpasses any other amp I have played.

    3) The efficient use of controls on the face of the amp allows one to play and use all of the effects in an understandable system of controls which actually reduces the number of knobs by making many of them multipurpose controls that really are easy to use. The control of the amp benefits significantly by the addition of the optional “Short Board” that allows pedal adjustment and stomp on/off functions of all important controls. This short board is constructed of high strength materials and seems to be built to last a lifetime. (That may not be as long in my case, but I feel comfortable applying this statement to younger players.) The short board is not a necessity, but its addition makes the Spider IV 150 an integrated system in which the amplifier and short board complement each other. For live playing, the short board is a necessity. There is a larger two pedal board that I do not think is necessary nor worth the cost.

    (4) The circuitry is quiet enough to permit direct amp to mixer recordings.

    (5) While the Spider IV is a solid state amp, its sound is great, and will not disappoint those needing an amp of this size and power. However, I have become accustomed to quality solid state amps and have never really caught on to regularly overdriving tube amps to achieve an effect. This personal feeling may come from my early years of playing where overdriving was not an intended sound, but was simply the result of trying to play louder than the amp’s capabilities. In the early 60′s virtually all amps were underpowered and few groups could push much of their volume through large and powerful stage setups because they were frequently unavailable. This brings back the memory that even when I played as a teenager with a group, there frequently were situations where the power available in the venue was incapable of driving all of our equipment. We satisfied this problem by always taking 6 12 gauge 100 foot extension cables.

    (6) The 2 12″ speakers seem to be able to reproduce whatever the amplifier can deliver (within reason).

    I have been happy with the Spider IV 150 for almost a year and I believe I have used it enough to allow any shortcomings to surface. I have not detected any signs of shortcomings and, accordingly, I highly recommend this amplifier.

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    Pete P. Poplawski "Pete Pop" Says:

    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Killer amp and also great for direct recording-Hear it now, March 24, 2012
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    Pete P. Poplawski “Pete Pop” (Boca Raton, FL United States) –
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    This review is from: Line 6 Spider IV 150 150-watt 2×12 Modeling Guitar Amplifier (Electronics)
    I have to agree with all the positive comments previously made about this amp. This amp certainly kicks butt. It’s really loud, can give you a guitar sound like almost anything, and as a combo amp has a real meaty tone. There were some comments about direct recording. I recently put a video on YouTube with a song I recorded called Orion’s Belt. Find it by searching Petepopgtr1. The guitar sound comes from a Jackson Dinky XL plugged into this amp. The 1/4 headphone out then went direct into my computer. Cakewalk software was used. This will give you a good idea of what this amp sounds like going straight into a board or computer. You can’t beat the different array of sounds and tones that you can pull out of this amp.

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    al maldonado Says:

    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Best amp I’ve ever bought…. Been playing for over 30 years…., October 11, 2014
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    This review is from: Line 6 Spider IV 150 150-watt 2×12 Modeling Guitar Amplifier (Electronics)
    Versatility is unreal… Right out of the cardboard box, just plug it in and there is the sound…. I’ve always preferred the sound of a tube amplifier over a solid state till I heard this one… Even playing at decibels of thunder, the tone of this amp does not disappear which always seemed to happen with all of the other solid state amps I’ve ever owned. The range of the gain from complete crystal clean to liquid distortion with unending sustain is unreal… Where was this amp 30 years ago?! I would have saved a fortune in all the stuff I bought in trying to “find that tone”… One more thing, the combination of the tone of the amp along with all the built right in effects, the stereo sound which is unreal, the” tap” feature and the endless pre-sets you can tweak, then add a foot pedal on top to control it make this the only amp that I’ll ever need… Yeah, a guitar player’s dream….

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