Line 6 Spider IV 150Item ID: Spider4-150
150-watt 2x12" Modeling Guitar Combo Amp with 16 Amp Models and 20 Effects
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Along came a spider...The Line 6 Spider IV 150 modeling guitar combo amplifier makes getting great amp sounds easier and more affordable than you might think! The Spider IV 150 pumps 150 watts through its dual 12" speakers for impressive tone and plenty of it! This combo is loaded with great amp models with both vintage and modern specimens, with presets handcrafted by today's leading artists. What's more, these astounding sounds are amazingly easy to dial in! You also get a CD/MP3 jack and a headphone/direct recording output on the Spider IV 150.
Line 6 Spider IV 150 150-watt 2 x 12" Modeling Amp at a Glance:
The Tones of Your Favorite Guitarists
Who do you want to sound like today? Access over 300 signature guitar tones masterfully dialed in by 50 world-famous bands and rock stars including Slipknot, 311, Meshuggah, Lacuna Coil, As I Lay Dying, Johnny Marr, the Donnas, Steve Stevens, Minus the Bear, producer/guitarist Pete Anderson and so many others! Rip scorching leads with high-gain tones hand-crafted by Slipknot; play arena-rock anthems with the classic snarling rhythm tones of Steve Stevens; unleash the swirling, effect-laden rock tones dialed in by Minus the Bear; play with Johnny Marr's bright, snappy rhythm tones (and even a well-known signature tremolo tone from his past). Plus, rock with almost 200 dialed in song-based presets that give you access to legendary guitar tones from the vibey rockabilly slapback of the 50s to the mid-range mayhem of today. Get the tones of Master of Puppets, Back in Black, Whole Lotta Love, Daytripper, Toxicity, Purple Haze, Head Like a Hole, Smells Like Teen Spirit, Crazy Train, and more!
The Amp Tones You Need
Spinning the amp model knob on the front panel of Spider IV 150 is like browsing through a museum of the most revered guitar tones of all time. Vintage British beauties, modern American monsters and more, Spider IV 150 features the 16 celebrated amp tones that all guitarists want in their collections. Play with sparkling clean tones based on a 1973 Hiwatt Custom 100, syrupy smooth drive tones based on a mix of a '65 Marshall JTM-45, a '58 Fender Bassman and a '63 Fender Vibroverb, British pop/rock tones based on a fawn Vox AC-30, high-gain onslaughts based on a Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier and a Diezel Herbert, the Class A crunch based on a Divided by 13 9/15, the classic Class A breakup based on an Orange AD-30, and more!
A Collection of Essential FX
At your fingertips are 20 brilliant models of sought-after stompbox and studio effects. Discover the world-class Intelligent Pitch-shifter (a Line 6 first), the adjustable Auto-Wah and the on-board Looper: three cutting-edge effects that are mandatory for every pro player. An inspiring guitar effect, the looper can also help you in other ways. Use it to audition your tone with your hands free. Play a riff, loop it, and dial in your tone while the riff is looping. Quickly add gorgeous colors and textures to your tones with the easy-to-use Smart FX swish knobs. Your music will never be the same with the inspiring analog and digital delays, spacey tape and sweep echoes, tangy mods, lush spring and plate reverbs and more. Plus, Tap Tempo syncs all your time-based effects! Use up to four effects simultaneously. Each one can be fully edited and customized with control over signal flow routing (pre amp or post amp).
Total Tonal Flexibility
The easy-to-use front panel makes it a snap to find a stage-ready tone. Quickly and easily add some grit with the Drive knob and some dimension (or dementia) with the wide variety of effects. Need to shape your tone? Tweak the Bass, Mid and Treble knobs just like you would on a vintage amp! When you choose an amp model, the Spider IV 150 EQ section behaves just like the EQ of the modeled amplifier. Spider IV 150 gives you a complete, organic, and fully authentic representation of each of its amplifier models. Spider IV 150 provides all the flexibility and conveniences that guitarists expect from a world-class Line 6 amplifier. Jam along to your favorite music with the CD/MP3 input and play all night with the great-sounding headphone output (that doubles as a high-quality direct-recording output). Plus, the built-in tuner is always at the ready to keep you sounding your best.
Power, Speakers, and Construction
Every aspect of Spider IV 150, from its guitar input to its 150-watt power section to its dual 12" Celestion custom speakers, delivers exceptional definition, clarity and feel. And the three-quarter closed-back cabinet adds a tight, snappy response to the diverse range of tones.
FBV Foot Controller Connectivity
Spider IV 150 dramatically expands its sonic capabilities with the addition of a Line 6 FBV-series foot controller. FBV2 and FBV Express MkII foot controllers are powerful and durable. Keep your hands on the fretboard while your feet control wah, volume, tap tempo, tuner activation and simple channel switching.
Line 6 Spider IV 150 150-watt 2 x 12" Modeling Amp at a Glance:
The next generation of Spider is here with the Spider IV 150!
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Jordan, Marquette, MI
Reviewsbased on 5 reviews
A Solid Product That Will Engage Your Music for Years
by Gregory MacBeth from Viera, FLI have been playing a little over a year and most of that time was spent playing an acoustic guitar. This summer, I switched over and bought a Taylor Solid Body Standard. I made several purchases as... read more [+] it was hard to find the right equipment. Tone being good only in the ears of the beholder. I purchased a Peavey Vypyr 30W, and then a Roland Cube 40 XL only to be unimpressed by the amps as I felt the quality tone produced by my Taylor was being limited. Well after I purchased the Line 6, I was happily surprised to find the wide world of my Taylors tone producing capability to be matched by Line 6's amps ability. Hands down, I am pleased that at this price point, the Line 6 product is the beast. I also have to say that BOSS GT-10 modeling and Peavey's modeling abilities and user interface as so far behind Line 6, that I do not understand why any computer savvy user would bother with either BOSS or Peavey. close [-]
November 6, 2011
Music Background: Hobbyist
by Roger Scott from Mackinaw Illinoismany quality sounds powerful and affordable
February 14, 2011
Music Background: Hoobyist
by Dave from Franklin, TNThe Line 6 Spider IV 150 has to be one of the best values in guitar amplifiers today and could be a 5 star amp if it holds up. The amp is powerful and produces high volume clean sounds with its 2 12 ... read more [+]inch Celestion custom speakers. I do not have detailed specs on the speakers so I do have some concern about their longevity given the relatively low total price of the amp. The volume is more than enough to set your ears on overdrive and to compete with the loudest of drummers with power in reserve. Any desired distortion really comes from the multitude of FX selections and not by overdriving the amp. To many purists who think that overdriving tube amps is the only proper way to get the sound they want may be disappointed in this solid state amp, but I believe even those purists will find the ability of this amp to come close to producing the sound they desire by choosing one of the many, many built-in FX and tweaking it if necessary by editing capabilities contained within the amp. I will not go into the hundreds of sound presets because they are enumerated within the sales literature here on the Sweetwater site or on the Line 6 website which contains many samples for you to hear. I conservatively will just say there are many, many sounds and they are mostly very, very good. I would also like to point out the efficiency by which sounds are chosen and edited with the rather limited number of knobs, switches and cursor controls on the face of the amp. The relatively few controls may deceptively lead one to think that the simplification means reduced variety and flexibility. This is far from correct considering the vast flexibility of sounds that this amp can produce. These controls are easy to use with very little learning curve regarding the use of the systems and menus. One professional caution: The number of presets may lead to false satisfaction and reduce the amount of your editing and experimenting because you may easily be overcome with the number of presets available. When you find a preset that is close, you will be tempted to accept it. Please take it a step or two further beyond mere acceptability by editing it to make it your perfect sound. It is just too easy to accept what the amp gives you instead of you telling the amp what it needs to give you.
November 16, 2010
Music Background: 50 years of guitar playing mostly as a hobbyist, including several years as a profesional and a number of years teaching. I am now a retired executive and have much more time to compose and record music in my home studio. I play keyboards as well.
In my opinion, these presets or your personally edited versions of them will permit the disconnection of many of the floor boxes and pedals which many guitartists use today. The problem here is that foot controls are absent from the Spider IVs unless you spend extra money on one of the elaborate foot boards that Line 6 sells to go with the amp. When I bought my Spider IV 150, I also needed to buy a Line 6 footboard to go with it to take full advantage of its amazing capabilities. (I previously had been using a Korg Toneworks AX1500G and a little Korg Pandora PX5D. These are/were fine multifunction units but were add-ons and not integrated with the Line 6 amps.) In my case I chose the FBV MkII "Shortboard". It has 13 lighted switches, an expression pedal and a lighted display panel. There is a more elaborate board with 2 pedals and more switches. This board seemed a bit too much for me, but it would certainly be at home with a "Spider" amp because you would need eight legs to operate it. There is also an express board with 4 switches and a pedal which seemed insufficient for the Spider IV 150 amps functions. Generally, the shortboard addition increases the discounted price of the amp by 40%, but I believe this board is necessary for the amp to be a complete piece of equipment. The shortboard is also the vehicle by which updated software and additional sounds and FX may be downloaded from the Line 6 website into the amp. The shortboard itself is built of high quality, heavy duty materials which seem like they will last longer than you. The steel footswitches feel great and do not have the spring loaded clicker that makes a noise each time you step on the switch. The display is bright and large enough to easily read while standing. I am no expert in foot controllers, but this one says quality as soon as you remove it from the box. While not being excited about spending the additional money for the board, it is still probably a lot less than the large investment in various foot controllers that may be necessary for some guitarists. But, it integrates so well with the amp, it is difficult to refuse to add it. Accordingly, I think it is most beneficial to include something about the boards in any review of the amp. If you already have a large investment in FX foot controls, you do not have to have the Line 6 board, but I would try to remember to consider it as a possibility if you are in the market for one or two additional FX foot controls later on.
Is the Spider IV 150 still a great value after spending the additional money for the "shortboard"? I still have to say absolutely, because the value added by the shortboard is significant and it makes a great amp become a great package. While I highly recommend the Spider IV 150, that is a personal opinion and obviously, you should only make a purchase decision after trying one out. I think most will be pleasantly surprised. While I think this amp is a great value, if it is on the high side of your budget, I think the several less powerful versions might make a great deal as well. close [-]
Great Amp At an Affordable Price!
by Marek Sobieski from Phoenix, Az.I have spent thousands of dollars over the many years I have been a musician. This by far was the easiest and most cost effective decision I had to make! A Great Amp at a perfect and affordable price.
June 17, 2011
Music Background: Professional Musician
Fun for a little bit
by Jared from Peoria, IL USAI bought this used from a guy listing on craigslist. When I tried it out, I really liked it. I played with all the effects and they never seemed to get old. It's been a year since that, and it's no lo... read more [+]nger that fun. The high-gain channels have lots of feedback, and even with the built in noise gate they're noisy. The cleaner channels are decent, however the Twang ones aren't nearly what they should be. I tried it with a Telecaster and it wasn't as twangy as I'd like it to be. The Tremolo effect doesn't have enough customization to my preferences either, as you couldn't get it to a slow rate while still a killswitch-style sound. Sometimes when I was playing the amp would just turn off and turn on, which makes it cut out for about 3 seconds. Also, sometimes when you turn it on, with the FBV Express MkII, the expression pedal on it wouldn't work until you switched channels. The tuner was pretty good though, the only problem is it only tuned in flats, which was confusing when I didn't know my musical alphabet very well. The volume on it is very sensitive at the lower settings. When at 1-2, no sound is emitted. Any higher and you get a little bit of sound. Just a bit higher and the sound just blasts you in the face. The positive things I could find about this are its speakers (Celestion Vintage 30), it's fairly lightweight for a 2x12" (about 55 pounds), its ability to store presets and keep them on a computer, and the looper, although it only looped 8 seconds. The Clean channel was pretty good too. close [-]
December 28, 2010
Music Background: Student, Hobbyist
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