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If you’ve had a look at Line 6’s range of current amps, you might find it a bit tricky to figure out which one might suit you the best. What’s the real difference between a Spider V or an AMPLIFi? They both have access to a massive range of amp models, effects and have an editor app, but they’re still very different amps.

In this guide I’ll give you a quick run-though of Line 6’s current amp ranges and help you figure out which range might suit you best.

Alternatively you may want to consider using one of Line 6’s multi-effects pedal to set up all your effects and tones and use a basic amp or speaker system. Have a read through my comparison of Line 6’s multieffects pedals to get an idea how this would work.

Spider V MkII Series

Line 6’s Spider amps have had a difficult history. The latest range of Spider amps was a big step forward – so much so, in my review I explained why I felt Line 6 should have created a new name for the range instead of continuing the Spider name. Technology has improved significantly since the first Spider was released and the Spider V offers a lot of modern features not available before.

 

Spider V 60

Spider V Features at-a-glance:

  • Available in 30, 60, 120 & 240 watt combo (15 watt ‘classic’ also available)
  • Also available in 240-watt stack
  • Over 200 amps, cabs and effects
  • Wireless guitar G10T compatible (60-watt models and higher)
  • Android and iOS editor app compatible (USB only)
  • Inbuilt drum patterns, metronome, tuner & looper
  • Full-range speaker system

As of 2021, if you buy a new Spider V amp, be aware that Line 6 has updated the Spider V range with the MkII series.

Here are the main changes you’ll find in the MkII series amps:

  • New 20 watt combo model (in addition to the other options)
  • New presets
  • ‘Classic Speaker’ mode
  • Full-Range Speaker mode for acoustic guitar and jam tracks

If you think the Spider V is for you, consider pairing it with a FBV 3 foot controller. While it’s perfectly fine to use the app or the amp to change between presets and turn effects on or off, a foot controller gives you so much more flexibility. It will also allow you to make use of the expression pedal so you can use wahs, pitch shifters and control effect parameters as much as you want.

Check out the Spider V range here for more details, prices and more reviews.

Who is the Spider V for: if you’re a beginner and are interested in learning about effects, the Spider V gives you access to all effects you’re likely to use. Being able to chain effects together and tweak your own presets on the Spider Remote app is a great way to learn about amps and effects.

It’s important to mention that you do not have to use the smartphone app to control the amp. All of the presets can be controlled using the amp’s menu. So if you want an amp with a full range of effects and models, but don’t want to use a smartphone to control it (like the AMPLIFi requires), the Spider V is a better choice.

Who isn’t the Spider V for: while the Spider V can produce some great tones, more advanced guitarists may find it lacking compared to other amp ranges. For example the Firehawk 1500 is an all-round better option for live use thanks to it’s extensive I/O and 6 speaker setup. The DT series would better suit advanced guitarists who want great tube amp tones.

Check out my review of the Spider V 60 for a thorough look at all the features the Spider V has to offer.

 

AMPLIFi

One look at the AMPLIFi and you can tell there’s something different about it. It doesn’t look like a typical guitar amp and has a home stereo look and feel to it.

Line 6 AMPLIFi 30

That’s exactly what Line 6 were aiming for when they created the AMPLIFi. Think of it as a hybrid guitar amp and stereo system.

Check out the price and full details of the AMPLIFi 30 here.

AMPLIFi Features at-a-glance:

  • Full range stereo speaker system
  • Available in 30, 75 & 150 watt combo
  • Bluetooth compatible for editor app or music playback
  • iOS AMPLIFi Remote editor app compatible via Bluetooth
  • Over 200 amps, effects and speaker models via the app
  • Automatic cloud-based tone matching via app

The key component of the AMPLIFi is the iOS app. The app allows you to set up your effects and tones, jam along with tracks and find suitable tones. Without the app, you’re missing out on most of the AMPLIFi’s best features.

The Spider V gives you the option of using the app to control settings or the amp’s physical controls. The AMPLIFi doesn’t. If you don’t have a compatible iOS device, the AMPLIFi isn’t for you.

Who is the AMPLIFi for: if you have a compatible iOS device and like the idea of having an amp that doubles as a Bluetooth home stereo system, the AMPLIFi will likely suit you. It suits guitarists of all skills levels who play guitar casually at home.

Who isn’t the AMPLIFi for: If you don’t have a compatible iOS device, the AMPLIFi isn’t for you. You’re going to miss out on most of the AMPLIFi’s features if you don’t use the app. Also, if you play in a band or perform, other amps may suit you better as the AMPLIFi is best as an at-home guitar amp. While the 150-watt version could be used for live perfomances, you’re likely to find a better fit with one of the other amp ranges.

Check out my review of the AMPLIFi 75 here.

 

AMPLIFi TT

The AMPLIFi TT is bit of the odd-one-out in this range of amps. It’s not quite an amp in itself when compared to the other amps in this guide, but it can be used as an amp.

Line 6 AMPLIFi TT

The idea behind the AMPLIFi TT is that you connect it to any home speaker system to turn that speaker system into a fully-featured guitar amp with inbuilt multi-effects.

If you have a decent home stereo or surround sound system, instead of buying a guitar amp, you can simply connect an AMPLIFi TT to it. Then you can use the app to set up different effects, amp, and cabinet models as you like. You can also stream music through the speakers so you can jam along with whatever you play.

To properly use this amp, you need to use the app. As you can see from the above photo, you have limited control over effects and tones using the controls. Set up your tones and effects using the app, then you can save four presets to quick selection buttons on the amp (all other presets can be easily accessed from the app).

Who is the AMPLIFi for: only a small number of people will find that the AMPLIFi TT suits them. First, you need to have a good sound system at home. Without one, the TT isn’t going to be much good to you (although you can use headphones). If you have a good speaker system at home, you only play at home, and you don’t want an extra amp sitting around, then the AMPLIFi TT may suit you.

Who isn’t the AMPLIFi for: the AMPLIFi TT only suits people who play at home and want to use their home speaker system instead of buying another amp. If you want to play anywhere out of home or you don’t have a good speaker system to use, one of the other amps in this guide will be a far better choice.

Find out more about the Line 6 AMPLIFi TT here.

 

DT

The DT range is designed to add more flexibility than a typical tube based amp. The DT range is the only amps in this guide featuring tubes so if you rather the real thing instead of digital modelling, the DT may be more suitable for you. These amps were created in partnership with Reinhold Bogner.

Check out the price and availability of the DT25 here.

DT Features at-a-glance:

  • Available in 25W/10W combo or head & cab
  • 1x 12AX7 & 2x EL84 tubes
  • Four guitar amp voicings: classic American clean, British crunch, Class A chime, Modern high-gain
  • 12″ custom Celestion G12H90 speaker
  • Integration with POD HD via L6 LINK

To really get the most out of the DT range, it’s recommended to connect a POD HD series multi-effects pedal to it via L6 LINK. The POD HD series can control the amp to adjust the tube bias, output class as well as integrating all of the POD HD’s effects. For example, you can set up any effects in a virtual effects loop without needing to use the 4 cable method. Combining a POD HD pedalboard with the DT gives you access to 30 HD amp models.

On it’s own, the DT is built for quality. When combined with a POD HD pedalboard, it gives you ultimate control over your tone.

Who is the DT for: if you’re serious about your tone and want a tube amp, the DT is a top choice. It will give you plenty of flexibility over all aspects you would want from a tube amp. As it doesn’t have inbuilt effects, you can choose to use stompboxes or other options. If you’re considering the DT, consider pairing it with a POD HD500X for ultimate control.

Who isn’t the DT for: tube amps aren’t for everyone. While they can produce amazing tone, they’re not for beginners. If you don’t know anything about tube amps, take that as a sign that you might not be ready for one. If you’re an at-home guitarist, you may find that flexibility may be more important to you than high-end quality. You may find you enjoy an amp like the AMPLIFi more, even though the DT produces better tone.

The other reason you may not want a DT is if you want an all-in-one amp that can give you effects as well. The DT doesn’t have inbuilt effects like all the other amps, so you would need a pedalboard or stompboxes. This may suit a lot of guitarists, but if you want a simple setup that does everything, the other amps may suit you better.

 

FIREHAWK 1500Line 6 Firehawk 1500

The Firehawk 1500 stands out compared to the rest of the amps in this guide as there’s only one model available at the moment: a 1500 watt, 6 speaker stage amp.

The Firehawk FX multi-effects pedalboard has been extremely popular for its high-quality modelling and flexibility. The Firehawk 1500 takes the same features and packs it into a monster amp designed for live use.

You can use the Firehawk 1500 as a normal guitar amp, in stereo/mono or wet/dry at any volume level. Live guitarists could use it as a stage monitor, in place of an ISO cab or as a full range amp system. As it’s a full range speaker system, it works perfectly fine with acoustic guitars as well as electrics.

Check out the price and full details of the Firehawk 1500 here.

Firehawk 1500 Features at-a-glance:

  • 1500 watt stage amp
  • 6 speaker full range system
  • Firehawk Remote app on iOS or Android via Bluetooth
  • A lot of I/O flexibility (see photo below)

Line 6 Firehawk 1500 back

To get the most out of the Firehawk 1500, you should consider getting an FBV 3 foot controller. The color coding system is a fantastic design and makes it a breeze to switch effects on/off and move through presets.

Who is the Firehawk 1500 for: serious live performers. The Firehawk 1500 has been designed specifically for live performance, so if you’re looking for an amp to use live, this should be one of the main choices to consider across all brands. It gives you a wide range of modern features and excellent quality tones.

Who isn’t the Firehawk 1500 for: if you don’t perform live, the Firehawk 1500 isn’t for you. There are other options that will suit you better depending on what you want from an amp. You’re not going to need a 1500 watt guitar amp if you only play at home or only occasionally play in small venues.

 

Still stuck?

It’s hard to give solid recommendations of one amp over another as there’s a lot of overlap between the features across these amps. You may find that two different types of amps suit you really well or you may find none fit quite right.

Here’s a quick summary of which amps may suit different types of guitarists:

At-home beginner:

The Spider V 60 or 30 or the AMPLIFi 30 will likely suit you best as they’re the lowest cost amps and offer a wide range of amp models and effects. If you don’t have an iOS device or don’t want to use one, the AMPLIFi won’t suit you.
The DT or Firehawk are both great amps, but aren’t the right fit for beginners.

Beginner/intermediate in a band:

If you want an amp you can use in gigs, band practice and at home, the Spider V is likely to suit you best followed by the AMPLIFi 150. Again, if you don’t have an iOS device, the AMPLIFi is out.
While the DT or Firehawk are excellent amps for live usage, they’re far more expensive and complex to deal with.

Casual guitarist:

If you like jamming at home on occasion and don’t take guitar too seriously, the AMPLIFi 30 or 75 is a great option as it doubles as a Bluetooth enabled home stereo system. Other people in your home can use the amp to play music without needing to know anything about guitar amps.

Serious at-home guitarist:

When I say ‘serious’, I mean when it comes to tone. If you care about what type of tubes or speakers are in specific amps, that’s a sign the DT25 is right for you. It will give you a simple tube amp with a lot of flexibility. You’ll get a high-quality amp that can still perform well at low volumes. If you perform live as well, it’s a solid live amp.

Serious performers:

The Firehawk 1500 was designed to be a serious guitar amp for live performers. It offers plenty of options to suit any live situation. Acoustic, electric or Variax guitars with a full range speaker system and plenty of amp models and effects.

Alternatively if you feel like you need to have a tube amp, consider a DT25 and a POD HD500X connected via L6 LINK. That combination will give you ultimate control over your tone in ways other amps and pedalboards can’t come close to.

 

As Line 6 create more amps, this guide will be updated. Make sure you check out the comparison of Line 6’s multi-effects pedals to see whether those options suit you better than the amps in this guide.

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Comparing Line 6's Amps

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A comparison of Line 6's current amp range and which amps might suit different guitarists. Compare their current range to figure out which one is best for you.

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Aaron Matthies

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For those of us of a certain age, the first time we dialled in the ‘Insane’ mode on a Line 6 amp was a very special moment. It led to a lifetime of loving the electric guitar!

Line 6 amps have come a long way since then, as digital modelling technology gets markedly better every year. Nowadays, the fifth generation of the Spider series boasts an incredible range of tones, impressing even the pickiest players. The diversity of sounds you can get from these amps is astonishing, making them the perfect home practice amp. Dialling in tones is easier than ever, allowing you to spend more time playing and less time looking at screens!

The Powercab from Line 6 is hugely popular too. More and more players now prefer to use modelling hardware like the Line 6 Helix or analog pedal preamps instead of traditional amps. They can simply plug these straight into the Power Cab, either using it as a full-range, flat-response (FRFR) cab or by using its integrated modelling technology to replicate particular speaker and cab sounds.

What Makes Line 6 Amps Different?

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Their recently released Helix units have been highly-praised for offering convincing real-amp and effects pedal recreations.

The company also produce the Variax series of electric guitars, as well as effects processors/pedals, pro audio gear and wireless systems.

History of Line 6

Founded in the mid-90s, Line 6 released their first amplifier, the ‘Flextone’, succeeded shortly after by the AxSys. The circuitry from that amp later served as the foundation for the early POD “bean” units, which were subsequently improved to become the XT and HD floor units in later years. The purpose of their products was to take solid-state technology one step further, by offering realistic emulations of valve amplifiers for a fraction of the price – an ethos they’ve closely adhered to.

They later introduced the Spider line of amplifiers, which have gone through several iterations and undergone numerous updates over time. Now on the 5th generation, these highly-affordable amps were originally intended to give beginners great tone and versatility, and indeed still do.

More recently, their flagship Helix amp/multi-effects units have taken all their years of research and technology into account. Offering incredibly realistic amp and effect simulations, the Helix range has taken the guitar world by storm, with many high-profile names such as Pete Thorn, Billy Bush (Garbage) and Dustin Kensrue (Thrice) using them in the studio and on tour.

Series

Line 6 has a diverse product range, and along with the Helix they produce other all-inclusive floor units, such as the more-affordable Firehawk and POD HD500 models. The M-series multi-effects pedals are also popular, with their groundbreaking DL4 Multi-Delay pedal still in production after more than 15 years!

Apart from the Spider amp range they also produce AMPLIFi, a Bluetooth-friendly amp line that allows mobile connectivity and deep parameter editing. Their amp range also boasts the more high-end DT25 amplifiers. Designed with Bogner, these tube-driven amps bring Line 6’s modelling innovation together with pure tube rawness!

Collaborating with legendary guitar luthier James Tyler, Line 6’s Variax line of guitars combine renowned craftsmanship and guitar designs with their modelling technology. Like their amps that emulate famous examples, the Variax guitars feature modelling technology to sound like other well-known instruments, making them possibly the most versatile guitars available on the market.

Their pro audio line features the powerful StageSource Active PA speakers, as well as their ultra-portable Sonic Port mobile recording interfaces.

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Spider® IV guitar amplifiers redefine what is sonically possible from modeling amplifiers. Feast your ears on the sophisticated touch response, complex distortions, and tube-style compression of the most advanced Line 6 amp modeling to date.

Inspired by the sounds of immortal American, British and European amplifiers, (and inspired by the features that made Spider III amplifiers the #1-selling guitar amps in the country*) Spider IV amps grant you unlimited access to sparkling clean tones, rich mid-range tones on the verge of breakup, high-gain metal mayhem and more. Plus you get stunning presets, juicy effects and the unparalleled flexibility that made Line 6 famous. 

Over 50 of today's hottest guitarists and bands hand-crafted more than 300 presets for Spider IV 75, 120, 150 and HD150.

311
American Bang
Pete Anderson
As I Lay Dying
Ash
Pat Bergeson
Lincoln Brewster
Bumblefoot
Bernard Butler
Coheed & Cambria
The Cribs 
Dashboard Confessional
Deftones
DJ Ashba
The Donnas
Elbow
Family Force 5
Fear Factory
Forever The Sickest Kids
Richard Fortus
Hawthorne Heights
Joboj
John Jorgenson
Julien-K
Killswitch Engage
Lacuna Coil
Albert Lee
Maroon 5
Johnny Marr
Jerry McPherson
Meshuggah
Minus the Bear
Ben Moody
Christian Nesmith
Kirk Pengilly
Tim Pierce
P.O.D.
Riggs
Lee Ritenour
Royalush
Slipknot
Sparta
Stavesacre
Steve Stevens
Stone Sour
Thursday
David Torn
Greg V.
Vertical Horizon
Volto
Phil X


Get one-touch access to almost 200 tones based on the best guitar songs of all time. From the switchblade-swinging slapback of the 1950s to the high-gain distortion of the 2000s, 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.



Spider® IV guitar amps redefine what is sonically possible from modeling amplifiers. Spider IV 30 delivers a perfectly distilled collection of celebrated American and British amp tones, the unprecedented control of Line 6 Smart FX, and a truly evolved playing experience.

Inspired by the features that made Spider III the #1-selling guitar amp line in the U.S.*, Spider IV 30 boasts instant access to the 12 essential amp tones that all guitarists require, 7 inspiring effects that add exceptional colors and textures, a built-in tuner, a three-band EQ section for tone-shaping control and more.

Every aspect of Spider IV 30, from its guitar input to its 30-watt power section to its 12" Celestion® Custom speaker, delivers exceptional definition, clarity and feel. And the three-quarter closed-back cabinet adds the perfect tight, snappy response to the diverse range of tones.

AMP MODELS


Spinning the amp model knob on the front panel of Spider IV 30 is like browsing through a museum of the 12 most revered guitar tones of all time. Vintage British beauties, modern American monsters and more, Spider IV 30 features the historic amp tones that all guitarists are required to have in their collections.

Clean Red
Clean Red delivers crisp clean tones, warm jazz tones and all the high-end shimmer you'll need with a generous amount of bottom end.
  
 Clean Green
Inspired by* some aspects of a Hiwatt® Custom 100, Clean Green emulates the classic clean tones of the late 60s/early 70s. This model is full-bodied with a creamy mid-range and a tight low-end.
  
 Twang Red
Twang Red has a classic glassy high-end with some snap and bite. It's inspired by* the sound of two 60s Fender® amps: a Blackface Twin Reverb® and a Blackface Deluxe Reverb®.
  
 Twang Green
Twang Green serves up a swingin' rockabilly tone inspired by* a number of vintage tweed amps including a '53 Fender® tweed Deluxe Reverb®, a '58 Fender® tweed Bassman® and a '60 Gibson® Explorer.
  
 Blues Red
Blues Red slides between gritty, swamp-infected cleans and syrupy smooth, walloping overdrive tones. It's vintage charm was inspired by* the classic tones of a '65 Marshall® JTM-45, a '58 Fender® Bassman®, a '63 Fender® Vibroverb and a Supro®.
  
 Blues Green
Get the early British pop and rock tone made famous by the Beatles and Stones! Blues Green is inspired by* a fawn Vox® AC-30 with an updated and expanded tone control circuit.
  
 Crunch Red
A celebration of the tone used by numerous early metal bands, Crunch Red was inspired by* the signature crunch of a '68 Marshall® Plexi 50-Watt.
  
 Crunch Green
Crunch Green conjures the infamous "Brown sound" inspired by* a '68 Marshall® Plexi 100-watt with a Variac and jumped input channels.
  
 Metal Red
A one-way ticket to tight and punchy high-gain heaven, Metal Red is inspired by* the high-gain tone of a Mesa/Boogie® Dual Rectifier®.
  
 Metal Green
Metal Green delivers high-gain aggression with supreme versatility. Sweep the Mid knob to control the character of the distortion! (Set to minimum for fuzz pedal characteristics; set to noon for creamy, modern high-gain tones; set to max to conjure the Class A sound.)
  
 Insane Red
Dialed in for shredding, Insane Red combines the intensity and impact of Metal Red but it delivers more mid-range teeth for that bone-crushing grind. Inspired by* the tone of a Mesa/Boogie® Dual Rectifier® (red channel).
  
 Insane Green
As much input gain distortion as possible short of a complete meltdown! Insane Green delivers an obscene helping of distortion while still retaining tonal definition and character.


SMART FX


Color your tone with the unprecedented control of Line 6 Smart FX. Start smart with 7 brilliant effect models including tangy Chorus/Flange, swirly Phaser, classic Delay, beautiful Echoes, lush Reverb and more. Simply find the effect you want, turn the knob to the desired intensity and you're done. Plus, Tap Tempo syncs all your time-based effects. Explore the sonic palette with up to three effects at once!

7 Smart FX (up to 3 at once)

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Line 6 (company)

US guitar manufacturer

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TypeSubsidiary
IndustryAmplification, Musical instruments
Founded1996; 25 years ago (1996)
FounderSusan Wolf, Marcus Ryle and Michel Doidic
Headquarters

Calabasas, California

,

United States

Area served

United States, Europe, Japan
ProductsElectric guitars, basses, amplifiers, effects units, USBaudio interfaces, guitar/bass wireless systems
ParentYamaha Corporation
Websiteline6.com

Line 6 is a musical instrument and audio equipment manufacturer. Their product lines include electric and acoustic guitars, basses, guitar and bass amplifiers, effects units, USB audio interfaces and guitar/bass wireless systems. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Calabasas, California.

Line 6 imports its products primarily from China[citation needed]. Since December 2013, it has been a wholly owned subsidiary of the Yamaha Corporation.

Origin of the company[edit]

Marcus Ryle and Michel Doidic (two former Oberheim designers) co-founded Fast-Forward Designs, where they helped develop several notable pro audio products such as the AlesisADAT, Quadraverbs and QuadraSynth, and Digidesign SampleCell. As digital signal processing became more and more powerful and affordable during the 1980s, they began developing DSP-based products for guitarists. As Ryle tells the story, the name "Line 6" came about because the phone system at Fast-Forward Designs only had 5 lines. Because the new guitar-related products were developed in secrecy, the receptionist used "Line 6" as a code word of sorts, and paging them for a call on Line 6 meant to stop any guitar or amp-related sounds so that they wouldn't be overheard by other Fast-Forward clients or callers.[1]

History[edit]

Line 6 launched in 1996, with their first digital-modeling guitar amplifier, the AxSys 212, a combo amp using two 12" speakers. This was followed in 1997 by the Flextone.[2] The company underwent a rapid expansion in the early 2000s (decade) due to the success of their Pod product line, which isolated modeling circuitry from the AxSys amplifier.

Digital modeling attempts to recreate the unique characteristics of musical instruments and pro audio gear. Early Line 6 products used digital modeling to emulate the signature tone of a guitar amp/speaker combination. Further development of Line 6's modeling technology has extended the emulation to include numerous guitar amplifier / guitar cabinet combinations, guitar effects, microphones, and even different guitars and other fretted instruments themselves. Digital modeling offers countless virtual combinations of a variety of music gear, but only as emulations, however convincing as they may be.

Though Line 6 began with a modeling guitar amp, their breakthrough product line was arguably the POD guitar processor line and its later variants,[3] but this modeling technology has been the foundation for most of Line 6's products, from guitar amps to software and computer audio interfaces. Line 6 has an active user community, and provides software that allows users to easily download and share patches or device settings for many of Line 6's products.

In early 2008, Line 6 acquired X2 Digital Wireless, who had introduced digital wireless systems for guitar. Further developing this technology, Line 6 developed and introduced a family of digital wireless microphone systems in 2010.[4]

In December 2013, it was confirmed that Line 6 was to be bought by Yamaha Corporation, to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary with the internal management remaining the same.[5]

Line 6 products[edit]

Guitar amplifiers[edit]

Line 6 produces a number of guitar amplifiers (combos and heads), all featuring amplifier modeling software. In 2004, the Spider II 112 combo amp was released.[6] The Spider III sold over 12,700 units in 2011, the 15-watt Spider IV amp was the best-selling guitar amplifier in America.[7] According to their website, the Spider IV has also been the best-selling 15, 30, 75, and 120 watt amps. The latest model is the Spider V.[8]

Pedalboards/stomp boxes[edit]

Pedal boards range from Pod amp modelers to modeling pedals for delay and other effects, as well as a jam looper. In 2015 Line 6 announced their 'next generation' multi-effects processor/ pedalboard named Helix,[9] similar in function to the Floor Pod and Pod Live series, but with a redesigned interface and body.

Portable recording devices[edit]

The BackTrack and BackTrack+Mic are portable recording devices for electric and acoustic guitars, respectively.

Audio interfaces/effects processors[edit]

The earlier audio interface produced by Line 6, GuitarPort, is replaced by the TonePort line. POD amp modelers are available in a number of versions.

Musical instruments[edit]

Bob Mouldperforming with a Line 6 Variax acoustic guitar.

Variax is a line of acoustic, bass and electric guitars. Some of the original development team members for the first Variax model introduced in 2002 moved on to other companies, including Damage Control USA and Vox Amplification Ltd.

Software[edit]

Line 6 software includes the Variax Workbench, a software application that can interface a home computer with a Variax electric guitar; the Gearbox, tone editing software; and Pod Farm, which contains all of the modeling features of the POD X3 emulated on the computer.

Wireless systems[edit]

In May 2008, Line 6 announced it had acquired X2 Digital Wireless;[citation needed] it now sells wireless systems for guitar, bass, vocals and wind instruments.

POD product history[edit]

Guitar Hero World Tour[edit]

Line 6 products were placed in Guitar Hero World Tour. Line 6 guitar and bass amplifiers can be found on stage. In the Guitar Hero World Tour "Music Studio", gamers can use a stylized Line 6 POD to create their own songs.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^http://www.prosoundnewseurope.com/main-content/full/the-lineage-of-line-6 Pro Sound News Europe, The Lineage Of Line 6
  2. ^Line 6. "Line 6". uk.line6.com. Retrieved 2019-11-10.
  3. ^http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/mar06/articles/line6.htm Line 6: Inside The Tone Modeling Factory, Sound On Sound, March 2006
  4. ^http://www.prosoundnewseurope.com/main-content/full/the-lineage-of-line-6 The Lineage Of Line 6, Pro Sound News Europe, May 2010.
  5. ^http://uk.line6.com/news/pressReleases/1520 Official press release by Line 6
  6. ^"Line 6 Spider II – 112 Combo Amp Review". Guitarhoo!. Guitarhoo.com. July 7, 2004. Retrieved April 16, 2014.
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Now discussing:

Very nice, but now come on?. And me, come on. Well, our meeting is not canceled. No, well, just tell me where, and I'll come, we'll take a walk in the park, however, I have no more than two hours.



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