Line 6's Spider Valve 212 combo is one of the premiere lines in modeling tube amplifiers. This kind of rig gives you the best of both worlds: the killer range of Line 6's award-winning guitar amp and effects models, coupled with the warmth and performance of a tube amp. The company recently entered into a partnership with a true legend in tube amp design, Reinhold Bogner. Together they have designed Spider Valve, a world-class tube amp with the versatility of a Line 6 modeler.
Reinhold Bogner had been designing and building amplifiers long before leaving Germany in 1989. Moving to Los Angeles he quickly gained the trust of many influential players, including Steve Stevens, Dan Huff, Allan Holdsworth, Mike Landau, and Steve Vai, who sought out his skill at modifying and custom building their amps. Eddie Van Halen entrusted Reinhold to overhaul and revitalize Eddie's arsenal of amps. Eddie was pleased. Bogner Amplification was born.
To create the Spider Valve amps, Line 6's team of guitar-slinging engineers worked tirelessly with Reinhold. By tapping into his boutique design sensibilities, it was able to fully integrate its modeling front end into Bogner's world-class tube amp design, conjuring up the rich harmonics, subtle compression and signature attitude of a great vintage amplifier. The outcome of their work delivers an experience that is much more than the sum of its individual parts.
The Line 6 Spider Valve 212 consists of a complete Class AB tube amplifier fed by a digital front end, which houses all the magic of Line 6's amp and effect models. Make no mistake; these are not "marketing tubes." This is a real tube amp. 12AX7 pre-amp tubes, which are always working to provide the harmonic richness and compression of a great vintage tube amp, drive the phase splitter and 5881 power amp complement.
This Spider Valve guitar amp delivers 12 channels of amp modeling—combined with several flavors of built-in modulation, delay and reverb—driven by an all tube, all Bogner amplification design boasting 6L6 power tubes, 12AX7 preamp tubes and premium Celestion Vintage 30 speakers.
Spider Valve 212 truly offers the "best of both worlds"—affording you a tremendous range of Line 6 tone and effects with the vibe and stage-proven performance of a world class tube amp. We hope you enjoy playing these guitar amps as much as we enjoyed creating them.
When you plug into a Line 6 amplifier, you're plugging into a stockpile of celebrated tones worn-in by time, inspired by sounds made immortal by generations of players. You're also recognizing your power to create something brand new, completely unique and totally yours.