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Line 6 Spider 112 Amp Review
The Line 6 Spider Valve 112 MKII 40W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp is a powerhouse amplifier that is fully customizable and a true one-size-fits-all model. Developed in collaboration between boutique tube amp legend Reinhold Bogner and pioneers of modern technology, this Line 6 Amplifier is the best of both the old and new guitar worlds.
It features sixteen distinct channel voices modelled after some of the most advanced Line 6 amplifier models, both British and American. This lets users create sounds ranging from modern, dirty, and distorted to vintage, warm, and mellow, or anything imaginable in between.
Players can choose from Line 6 Spider 112 has 300 preset settings, including some of the greatest classic guitar tones, or create a custom sound by adjusting up to six parameters and four effects at once.
Custom tones can even be saved in the 128 user-programmable presets or adjusted further with twenty Smart FX, including Smart Harmony, Pitch Glide, Quick Loop and others. The oversized LCD screen makes all of this customization easy and very user-friendly.
The Line 6 Spider 112 is solid black with clean, modern lines and a well-designed array of knobs. The equalizer controls have been modelled after each of the original sampled amplifiers, and there are knobs for adjusting bass, mid, and treble tones, as well as a drive knob, presence knob, channel volume and master volume.
Booming in at 40 Watts of power fuelled by a Class AB tube amp through two 12AX7 preamp tubes and two 6L6 power tubes, this amp certainly packs a punch, and comes with the authentic sound of glass tubes to boot. Because the Line 6 Spider 112 is so intensively customizable, it can be used to create almost any kind of sound or to play any style of music. All of the amp's tones are equally impressive due to the blend of authentic tube construction and digital customization.
Weighing in at 45 pounds, the Line 6 Spider 112 that might not be the most portable of the bunch, but because it can produce such a wide range of tones and so much powerful sound, it reduces the need for extra equipment. With seamless MIDI integration and modes for Performance or Studio, the Line 6 Spider is well-suited to be used at home, in the studio, or for live performances. This is an amp that can hold its own in any setting. For a diversity of tones and plenty of powerful sound at a great price, the Line 6 Spider 112 is a solid all-purpose combo amp.