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Vetta II HD to Spider V 240 HD?

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So... if you don't need the dual amps that the Vetta II HD offers, would a switch from the Vetta II HD to a Spider V 240 HD be an upgrade in tone or more of a downgrade?

 

What's your opinion?

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It depends on the Ear of the Beholder. Tone is subjective so my opinion would be to try one prior to getting rid of the other.

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True... but unfortunately I have to order one to compare it as I do not have any stores around here that carry it.

 

Just wanted to see if there were guys that owned both and how they felt about the Spider V when comparing it to the old Vetta (in terms of pure sound quality, modelling and FX).

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I have the Vetta and it is a tone beast. With the VDI interface my Variax 500 plugs right in. I have not came across too many Vetta owners who were disappointed. One thing though is they are old and somewhat unsupported. The Spider V has had some great reviews and ............... a warranty. :)

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I had a Vetta years ago, and my memory is a bit foggy but I think the Spider V sounds better. It's much easier to navigate with the simpler interface which makes tweaking easier. The mid/ high gain tones seem more dynamic. I had the "lost in the mix" syndrome when I had the Vetta, I believe a function of the lack of headroom in the power amp section. I've got none of that with the Spider V 240.

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I ran a Vetta II for 5 years. The SpiderV240 tech is about as good imo. Vetta had more functional control options, but the Spider V amps have a nice variety of amps and effects.

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