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Line6 Spider II 112 Guitar Combo Amplifier

Features:
This amp is one of the best in the line of digital modeling amps. It follows the Spider I series with a bang. It features a lot of similarities but brings even more to the table. It may seem familiar to you because it seems the company brought many different aspects of other amps to the table and made this one. It has seven different effect types and 3 simultaneous effects. There is a Chorus, Phaser, Tremolo, Digital Delay, Tape Echo, and Sweep Echo. You can easily change or modify these effects. It is extremely easy to use and also has a front panel tuner, Spring reverb, and a headphone outlet. Another great feature is the Celestion speakers included in the amplifier combo.

Sound:
This is one powerful amplifier. You can really get the power with the 75 watt amp and 12 inch speaker. It can offer you many different types of sound, depending on the effect you choose, which is great. This is a versatile amplifier that doesn’t ever give up. However, most will say that the sound of this amp is not to be admired. Many say the effects are dry or hollow. In addition, some say there is a lot of back noise through the speaker. However, for the price, you would wonder what they were expecting indeed.

Quality:
The quality is fair for this amplifier. It really doesn’t hold up as well for most people as one would think. It is not an amp that would really withstand daily playing for an extended period of time. In fact, many consumers will complain that it won’t last even two years.

Value: The value is not great, but not horrendous either. It is not an expensive amp, but you would think it would last a little longer than it typically is known to last. You can find this amp for under $350, which is pretty fair.

Support:
The company is usually pretty easy to deal with, however there have been problems if you go over the warranty period of twelve months. Of course, if you go over that warranty period and expect too much, you are crazy in any case. Not many companies will work with you for free after that time period. So, be prepared to pay if you are over the warranty period, or go out and buy something else.

Overall Rating:
Overall, this guitar amplifier gets a score of 7 out of 10. The fact that it can’t be counted on to produce for a significant amount of time is worrisome. Most musicians want equipment that will last more than a year. No one wants to deal with changing out their gear more than that.

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Fender FM212R Guitar Amplifier

Features:
This amplifier is one to rave about. It is one that shows what Fender tone is all about. It is reliable and has 100 watts pushed through 2 12-inch Fender Special Design drivers.
It has three channels and an on-board spring reverb. A mid contour switch is also included, which is very interesting as well. Another great thing about the Fender FM212R Guitar Amplifier is that it looks great.
It is all black, with a black control panel, vinyl covering, and grille cloth. The hardware is chrome and adds to the sleek look many players desire. It also comes with a two button footswitch.

Sound:
The sound this amp produces is nothing to mess with. It is Fender all the way. The quality and tone are irreplaceable. It has great power to push the sound and it does so effortlessly. It has a lot of power and some have complained it can be overbearing.
In addition, it can offer too much feedback at times. Overall however, if you use it right, you can get an amazing quality of sound from this Fender FM212R Guitar Amp.

Quality:
The quality has Fender written all over it. This is an amp that will last for years, even if you abuse it accidentally. You can literally play this amp every night for ten years and it will still be rock solid. That is just the Fender name pulling it along. You can bet this thing won’t break within the first few years of playing.
Of course, if it does, you can also bet Fender will help you get it taken care of. That is just the Fender way and that is why they are the best of the best.

Value:
At less than $400, this amp is worth the cost. It is something that will give you a lot of power for less money than you would think. If you want something fancier, it is not the amp for you. However, if you like the easy simplicity and tone of Fender, you need this amp for sure, no matter how much you pay for it.

Support:
As always, Fender products are backed with a great guarantee and an even more amazing support staff. You can really get through when you need to and you will get top notch service whenever you need assistance. The support team is partially the reason this company has been at the top for so many years running.

Overall Rating:
The amp is solid and durable. It offers great tone and the Fender sound. Overall, it deserves a rating of 8 out of 10. It is easy to use and offers that great simplicity you expect from Fender.

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Peavey 6505 Combo Guitar Amplifier

Features: 9
This is one kicking amplifier! It pushes 60W through two Sheffield 1200 speakers. The amplifier is a closed-back cabinet style, which is great. It has a great low end as well. It comes with a footswitch and reverb defeat. It has a 3-band EQ, resonance, and presence. In addition, there is a rhythm channel and a lead channel with controls. This is also one heavy amp, weighing over 80 pounds altogether.

Sound: 9
The sound this amp produces is amazing. It is a raw tone that is unmistakable. It has great volume and power and is great for rock and metal music. Indeed, you can be sure this amp will provide you with clear tones for all to hear. It has distortion without being noisy or unclear. You can bet you will have great sounding gigs when you have this amp in tow. You can also bet that the sound does not get worse as it ages, which is nice as well.

Quality: 10
This is one solid amplifier. The Peavey 6505 Combo Guitar Amplifier reminds you of something that can withstand the beatings of travel and the road. You probably could throw this thing out of the window and still get it to work beautifully. If you are looking for a solid and durable amplifier, this is one to consider for sure. It will last for years and years, and never lose its appeal to you and others.

Value: 9
The Peavey 6505 Combo Amp can really be seen as a high end amp because it typically sells for more than $1000. However, the tone and the quality of what you get make this worth the cost. This is an amp that you won’t likely outgrow anytime soon. You will be able to use it throughout your playing career without having to worry about needing a replacement. So, it really comes down to the fact of whether you want to spend extra money to buy one amp or if you want to keep spending a little money on replacement amps because you keep buying cheap models. If the price is over your budget you can always try to buy a second hand one. Used Peavey amps can be bought through actions or second hand equipment stores.

Support: 8
Peavey is great for customer service. You can count on them to get you through whatever problems you are having with your gear. They are easy to contact and very courteous to their clients. You can bet that you won’t have issues when dealing with them directly.

Overall Rating:
Overall, this amp deserves a rating of 9 out of 10. It is reliable and durable so you can take it anywhere you want, as long as you can carry it that is. In addition, it sounds fantastic and is perfect for rock music or metal music. It is clear and the distortion is great as well. In addition, it is easy to operate and will not be one that you will outgrow easily, which is also important.

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