Line 6 Spider Jam Modeling Guitar Amplifier 75W

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Street Price: 

$400
Line 6 Spider Jam
Line 6 Spider Jam

The Line 6 Spider Jam is true to its name, a guitar amplifier that's meant for convenient jamming, be it with a band, or on your own by playing along with the loops you created, or with the amp's loaded jam tracks.

At its core is a 75 Watt solid-state amplifier that drives a distinct PA speaker like configuration, having a 12" Celestion speaker and a 2" tweeter.

Being around a decade old now, the Spider Jam comes with fewer tones than what we are used to now. Still, the 12 amp models and the built-in effects should be enough to approximate most popular guitar styles.

Other features include an XLR mic input, built-in looper and student-friendly "jam" function.

Specifications:

  • Power: 75W
  • Speaker: 1 x 12" Celestion and 2" Tweeter
  • Amp Modeling: 12
  • Effects: 7 (3 Simultaneous)
  • Input: 1 x 1/4", 1 x XLR (Line), 1 x 1/8" (MP3), 1 x Aux (1/4"), 1 x RJ-45 (Footswitch)
  • Outputs: 2 x RCA, 1 x 1/4" (Headphones)
  • Weight: 37.1 lbs.

Pros:
For something equipped with old tech, the Line 6 Spider Jam is still doing well in the market. It continues to gather positive reviews mostly from guitarists who appreciate its practice friendly looper and jam features. Even Trevor Curwen of Music Radar was pleased with its versatility, saying: "It would take a very long time for any user to tire of what it has to offer." Sound quality is also commended often, thanks to its full-range speaker setup.

Cons:
There are a few who are not impressed with some of the amp voices, with some pointing specifically to its high gain tones as being problematic. Some experienced users also caution that the built-in effects are too limited.

Overall:
Check out the student-friendly Line 6 Spider Jam if you're looking for something with built-in looping and jam along features.

If you want a more modern alternative, then check out our guides to The Best Guitar Amps Under $500 or The Best Modeling Guitar Amps.

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