100watts sounds like a lot, 40-50watts sounds like a lot less. It’s the same argument that countless generations of young boys have with eachother, uttering the phrase “My dad’s better than your dad”. Then we grow up a bit, and we’re still just as redicously competitive, but now we’re budding guitarists and want a better guoitar and a louder amp than our peers.
Of course there is a real and practicle reason for buying a 100 watt stack, and that’s for playing a stadium. I wonder what percentage of guitarists actually do that? I’m sure it’s well under 0.1%. But how many guitarists own a 100 watt combo or stack… I’m sure it’s a lot more!
In reality the audible difference between 50 and 100 watts isn’t as different as most people think, and often a 50 watter can get to that sweet spot at lower volumes making it more useable. This simple fact is likely why some people feel the need to convery lower wattage combos into equally lower wattage heads. Check the photos above of som Line 6 Spider Valve’s that have been converted into heads.
I think the picture says it all. If you’re after something to protect your Spider Valve (original or MKII) from bumps and dings, then look no further than Line 6’s own padded covers. They also make non padded slips for the Spider IV range.
A few years ago, Line 6 released the amazing Spider Valve and Spider III, and they became a huge hit straight away. They then took on board the few areas where users said they could improve a little, and released the doubley amazing Spider Valve MKII and Spider IV a couple of years later.
It seems now is a popular time for users to upgrade from Spider Valves and Spider III’s to Spider Valve MKII’s and Spider IV’s… But those users also want to take their presets with them… Well here’s how to do it: Continue reading →
Are you stuck trying to figure out how to work your Line 6 gear?? If you are, then I’m not sure hyow (it’s so easy) BUT fear not! Help is at hand! Line 6 have created videos on just about every aspect of using their products. check it out here: http://line6.com/community/docs/DOC-2065 Continue reading →
If you want to watch these in High Definition (you can see what’s happening a lot easier) please right click the video and select the option to watch on YouTube. Then once there, select to watch in HD (it’s the option at the bottom saying 360p or 480p. You want to select the highest number available).
Line 6 have been churning out some of the best guitar gear available for over 10 year now. Ever since my first POD Pro and Floorboard I bought in 2001, I have been lucky enough to own around 20 different Line 6 products at various times, until today where I still own a few of what I consider to be some of the best products Line 6 have ever made. Continue reading →