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Line 6 have provided guitarists with a beautiful piece of amplifying tech here, and the Spider III is one decent bit of gear to have. The sound is whats important, and i can assure you it is sufficiant, no flickering or sketchy static, just pure sound, unless of course you want that, then you can just twist a few dials and make some of your own styles. The makers really had preference in mind with this amp, as well as sound quality, and have such added 4 Channels for your musical pleasure, Clean, Crunch, Metal, and Insane, all off which can be altered to ones preference and are even saved by simply holding the button down for 2 seconds. The dials include standards such as Drive, Bass, Mid, Treble and Chan Vol, but this amp is a real package in that it has a range of effects added on aswell.
There is also a Tap Delay Time button, once again for your own preference of length in echo times and such. Although the likes of Phaser can get old, the Reverb and sweep echo can always inspire more musical output, aswell as Chorus Flange. Now onto Volume, and man this thing packs a punch, and if the Master Volume isnt enough for your already bleeding ears, just turn up the Channel Volume and youre as good as deaf. Now as for some more special features (as if saving up to 4 different styles wasnt enough) You can take advantage of the CD/MP3 In Jack (and of course a HeadPhone Jack) and mess about with some of your favourite bands and songs, You can even record from your Amp-via-computer, providing you have some nice software and the cables to connect.
The only downside is that theres no case:S so that meens you gotta lug this beast through the rain by its handle... hmmm well, not advised. Depending where this amp is purchased from, it may have a european plug, on the end of the 2 and half metre cable. Is there anything else? hmmm you get a couple packs of delicious Silica Gel.. Whats really great is that your amp changes as fast as your mood does, so if you get tired of metal and grungey stuff, you can just tap Clean for a mellow, chilled, relaxed tone. And this even works with volume controls, so if you are playing a quiet riff, one little press, and you can be strumming in an ultra loud mode.