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I rarely feel the need to defend Line 6 stuff, but the "Spider crap" you mentioned is way off base. I know it's a meme in order to polish a cork sniffers bona fides, but unless you've tried a Spider V, it's an unfair characterization.It really is hard to believe this chunk of hardware is, what . . . seven years old now? Line 6 nailed the hell out of it when they designed it. My apologies to the company for hating on them from the AxSys 212 to all the Spider crap. I mean, the Spider stuff was still crap, but all is forgiven.
Using updated Pod Farm algorithms (used on countless pro recordings), into a good quality stereo 120 watt power amp, I get great tones from my V240. And I've gigged it a lot with loads of positive comments from guitar playing friends, unaware that I was using it instead of my Helix rig. Did the Spiders from the 90's and later not sound great- sure, but they gave literally millions of guitarists the opportunity to experiment with a range of tones at a inexpensive price. Nobody I know expected anything more than that.