As digital modeling amplifiers go, the Line 6 Vetta II is at the head of the class.
This amplifier is extremely well designed, well made and sounds fantastic. At 150 Watts, there is more than enough volume and headroom. Whether you plan to use the Vetta II for live performance or recording, the feature set provides plenty of tools for you to sculpt your sound as you wish.
The Vetta II is literally two amplifiers in one. At first glance, one might say: “Well, it’s just a stereo amplifier,” and this is true. But more importantly, it is designed so that you can have two completely different sounds going on at once. Of course, you’d probably choose two sounds that are somewhat alike, but in theory, you could have a clean Fender Twin sound and a cranked Marshall Plexi tone combined into one. The combined sounds become one named and saved preset. This is amazing. Just imagine all the possibilities.
Not only does the Vetta II have over 70 classic amp models, but over 80 classic stomp box models as well. It would take you a very long time to run through all the possible combinations. Taking things even further, there are 28 cabinet models. Even though this amp has two 12″ speakers, you can choose a 4×10″ cabinet model, or an open-back 2X12″ cabinet model. The result is that you completely rethink the standard amplifier model and see the Vetta II as more of a tone-shaping tool.
Now that you have your tone worked out, you can move on to post-signal processing. Yes, the Vetta II includes studio-grade post-processing models that allow you to fine-tune your sound as if it were being put through a studio mixing board. There are 64 factory presets and 64 user presets, so you can build a nice library of your own sounds for later recall. There is also an input for a Line 6 Variax guitar, just in case you are using one. While the price tag might be a bit high, this Line 6 Vetta II is simply a world-class piece of guitar engineering and definitely worth a look before you make your final purchase.