"Good Amp - But Not Impressed"
Delivers great sound from a variety of preset tones and adjustable DSP effects.
There are a lot of features - but... (see Ease of Use)
Ease of Use:
This Line 6 is a solid amplifier with great tone and volume -- IF you are familiar with amplifiers, DSP, and effects. The beginning/novice player may be stymied by the response of the effects modules, channel selection and other adjustments. There are preset tones for each selectable channel, but touch ANY of the control knobs and it reverts to the dial settings currently in place. Meaning the entire tone changes and you must manually dial in a desired tone. Once a tone is found it can be saved to any of the four preset channels. Two effects dials offer six different types of effect - three each - in a rotational selection process that increases the effect as you turn the dial, but then suddenly jumps to the next effects lowest setting in a very sensitive change relay. So besides reverb, only two effects can be used simultaneously. The tap switch to increase/decrease effect response will further confuse the novice. I was quickly unimpressed with this arrangement. The sound is great, but difficult and touchy to dial in. Good amp for those in the know.
The Line 6 series is a solid line and this is no exception.
It is a good value for the features and tone it provides.
The Wow Factor:
It was fun to use for awhile, but I would not own one and it made me question the purchase of any other Line 6 amplifier - there is more to an amp than just sound and neat gimmicks.