How can I get my free access to Spider Online?
All Spider amp owners can join Spider Online, a unique online resource that has over 500 guitar lessons, amp tones, backing tracks and more – totally free! All you need to do is create a line6.com account, register your Spider amp and start jamming.
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Tell me more about the Endless Jam Enginehow does it work?
The Endless Jam Engine is a simple arrangement system that we developed to get great mileage out of the jam tracks. It breaks each jam into sectionsintro, A section, A alternate, B section, B alternate, C section, fills and endingand Spider Jam assembles them in real time, creating jams that can go on forever without getting boring or overly repetitive.
Are there any "drums-only" jam tracks in Spider Jam?
Yup, Spider Jam is loaded up with over 80 drum loops played with perfection by incredible session pros. They were recorded in legendary rooms like Abbey Road Studios.
Can I transpose keys in the jam tracks? Will they speed up or slow down when I change keys?
Spider Jam allows you to adjust the key in semitone steps, up and down in a one-octave range.
Currently, our key change approach affects the tempo.
Can the Spider Jam looper record more than just the guitar signal?
Yes. The looper can record all inputs and, in fact, it keeps the full-range stuff on a separate track from the guitar signals.
How many loops can I store on the Spider Jam? And how long can I record for?
You can store up to 100 loops internally with a total cumulative record time of 24 minutes.
Can I really use a bass guitar with Spider Jam? How about an acoustic guitar? A keyboard?
You can jack anything you want into the aux 1/4" input and rock out. We've developed tone presets for electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, keyboardsyou name it!
Wow, that's a lot of tone presets. Why so many?
Here's the deal with the tons of presets. The idea was simple: connecting you, our Spider community, to a ton of guitar tones created by the artists that inspire you. We invited every killer guitarist we could find to dial-in a set of presets. What we ended up with was over 200 artist-created presets covering everything from blues to metal, and over 150 sounds inspired by the best guitar songs of all time.
Why does my Spider Jam have a 2" tweeter as well as a 12" Custom Celestion® speaker?
Spider Jam is the first full-range amplifier from Line 6. Our engineers cooked up a bi-amplification scheme that allows the full-range material to sound great pumping through the 2" dome tweeter and 12" Celestion® speaker at the same time. However, we didn't want to compromise the essence of the guitar tone but pushing it though a tweeteryuk. The guitar signal comes out only through the Celestion®, letting it to do what it does best.
What about those RCA jacks on the back of my Spider Jamwhat are they for?
The RCAsPOD® 2.0-style direct outsallow you to connect to your stereo or a PA to further amplify your brilliance. In “Performance” mode, the full-range material (including the jam tracks, drum tracks, the mix/aux/CD input and the mix/aux looper track) is muted through Spider Jam's speakers and routed to the RCA outs. Only the guitars (your guitar and the guitar track) will come out of Spider Jam. In “Normal” mode, the RCA outs provide everything: the full-range material, your guitar tone and the looper track.
Can I record direct into my computer with my Spider Jam?
The best and easiest way to record Spider Jam is to connect the headphone/POD 2.0-style direct out to your mixer or I/O box. The amp's speakers will mute automatically and you'll have killer Line 6 tone flowing directly to your recording application. (Of course, if you want to make some noise, you can mic up a Spider Jam just like any other amp.)
How can I use a Line 6 floorboard, such as the FBV Express™, with Spider Jam?
Spider Jam has two floorboard modes: “Normal” mode operates like it does in any other Spider amp, accessing user presets with the A, B, C and D buttons. In “Jam” mode, the switches are re-mapped to control the Looper/Jam transport. Giving you access to REC/OD, PLAY/STOP, UNDO and Half Speed.
Where can I get more tracks from these great players?
Make sure to check out GuitarPort® Online and jam to other incredible tracks performed by these extraordinary musicians.