Line 6 expands its Spider amp range with the ultra-affordable Spider V 20 MkII

(Image credit: courtesy of Line 6)

This past summer, Line 6 unveiled the rather impressive Spider V MkII guitar amp range. 

Now the company has announced a new addition to the series, the Spider V 20 MkII, designed for practicing guitarists.

The 20-watt combo is loaded with a custom eight-inch speaker and boasts 16 presets, each with three effects that can be switched in and out, stompbox-style, using the dedicated FX buttons on the front panel.

There’s also a new Classic Speaker mode designed to deliver "organic sound and feel", an independent reverb control and a 1/8" stereo headphone jack for quiet practicing.

A Tap/Tuner button allows for tapping in delay times and modulation rates to match songs that the user is playing along with; hold the button down and access the amp’s onboard tuner.

(Image credit: courtesy of Line 6)

Additionally, more than 200 amps and effects, as well as customization tools, can be accessed through the free Spider V Remote app (just connect the amp to a Mac, PC or mobile device via the Micro USB port).

Guitarists can also record, edit, and mix performances using Steinberg’s Cubase LE, a free download with registration of the amp.

The Spider V 20 MkII is available for $179.99. For more information, head to Line 6.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.