Q: Where can I find videos on how to use the Spider IV amplifier?Spider IV movies
Q: What are the presets on my Spider IV amplifier?
A: The user presets and artist/song presets for the Spider IV can be downloaded from the Line 6 “manuals” section. There are the 64 user-programmable presets, over 350 Artist Presets, and over 200 song and effect-based presets. Be aware that the artist, song, and effect based presets cannot be saved in their current location, but you can modify and/or store these setting in one of the 64 user-programmable presets. If you would like to return your unit to the original presets, please perform a factory reset.
Q: How do I perform a factory Reset on the Spider IV series amplifiers?
A: Hold the “A” button as you power the unit on, then press the presets encoder once.
Q: How are the preset banks categorized?
A: The User, Artist, and Song Banks can be navigated by using the left/right buttons on the four-way selector. You can navigate through the banks once you are in the specific area using the up/down buttons on the four-way selector, then once you are in the specific bank you can access the individual presets by turning the presets encoder key.
Q: What are the amp models on the Spider IV 75/120/150/150HD?
Clean Red: JCM 900 Clean channel
Clean Green: HiWatt
Twang Red: Fender Twin
Twang Green: Fender Black face Deluxe
Class A Red: AC30 top Boost
Class A Green: Divided By 13 9/13
Blues Red: Fender Wide Panel Deluxe
Blues Green: Gretsch 6156
Crunch Red: Orange AD30
Crunch Green: Plexi 50
Hi Gain Red: Plexi Jump
Hi Gain Green: Diezel Herbert
Metal Red: Dual Rectifier
Metal Green: Line 6 Metal (Dual Rec2/fuzz)
Insane Red: Line 6 Insane 1
Insane Green: Line 6 Insane 2
Q: What is “Manual Mode”?
A: When the Manual button is lit, Spider IV is operating in “Manual Mode”, meaning that all of the controls are active and the sound of the amp is determined by the current knob settings. If you are not in Manual Mode and would like to be, simply press the “manual” button. You can exit manual mode by selecting the “manual” button again, or pressing the buttons for A-D.
Q: What are the specifics of the Smart Harmony effect on the Spider IV (75-150) Series?
A: The Smart Harmony can be placed “pre” or “post” amp, and can perform diatonic harmony for any root note (A through G#) from a unison (no change) to a ninth interval (up to seven steps) above or below the root note. The scales included in the Smart Harmony include Major, Natural Minor, Pentatonic Major, Pentatonic Minor, Harmonic Minor, Melodic Minor, Whole tone, and Diminished scale. The overall mix of the Smart Harmony effect can be programmed and stored per patch from 0-100%.
Q: What are the specifics of the Pitch Glide effect on the Spider IV (75-150) Series?
A: The Pitch Glide can be placed “pre” or “post” amp, and the Heel and Toe positions of the FBV can be programmed two octaves above or below the incoming note in ½ steps (semi-tones) increments. Be aware that the number “7” in this situation equals 3.5 steps (because of the half step measurements) rather than an interval of a seventh (5.5 steps) that would be heard when using the Smart Harmony effect. The overall mix of the Pitch Glide effect can be programmed and stored per patch from 0-100%.
Q: I already have an original FBV controller, will this work on the Spider IV 75-150 series?
A: The FBV (Mk I) controllers will control most of the standard functions on the Spider IV 75-150 series with a few limitations. Here is a breakdown of the limitations:
1) The FBV Express (Mk I) cannot punch in and out overdubs. It just starts record once for a single pass. The FBV Express Mk II can control the overdub feature.
2) The FBV Express (Mk I) cannot arm the Quick Loop. The quick loop must be armed by pressing the amp front panel. The FBV Express MkII can arm the Quick Loop by pressing down either the A+B or C+D footswitches. This is what takes you out of Looper mode as well.
1) The FBV Shortboard (Mk I) cannot arm the Quick Loop. The quick loop must be armed by pressing the Quick Loop button on the front panel. The FBV Shortboard MkII can arm the Quick Loop by pressing the (new) Function 2 button. Overdubbing works on both original and current Shortboards.
All other functions are available on the FBV Mk I pedals as their Mk II counterparts. Due to the new effects layout, the FBV Shortboard FX Loop button will activate the Boost setting in the Spider IV 75-150. On the FBV Shortboard Mk II this button is labeled “Function 1”.
Q: What are the specifics the Loopert function of the Spider IV (75-150) Series?
A: The Spider IV (75 and above) has a 14 second looper on the amplifier that can be activated by the face of the unit or the FBV Mk II series controllers.
Q: How do I connect the Spider IV 150/HD to the Spider Cabinet?
A: The Spider IV 150 and HD is designed to see a load on *both * speaker outputs by connecting the left and the right inputs to the Spider cabinet with speaker cables. Running the Spider IV 150/ HD into a 4 ohm load may result in damage to the amplifier. Please see the following link for more information:
Q: Can I use two Spider cabinets with the Spider Series HD 150?
A:The Spider IV 150 and HD were designed to power a single Spider Stereo Cabinet with a stereo 8 ohm load. Using two Spider cabinets would require a modification to each cab so that they are each rewired to produce a 8 ohm mono load. This modification would preferably be done by an authorized Line 6 service center, which can be located from the Service Center link on the Support page.
Q: How do I connect external speakers to my Spider IV 150 amplifier?
A: Line 6 recommends disconnecting the internal speakers (covering the dry-solder clips with electrical tape) and connecting both external speaker outputs to an 8 ohm (or higher) load. Do not connect just one side, as this may cause a power amp failure. Powering the internal speakers along with a external speakers may cause a power amp failure and is not supported.
Q: What type of speaker is used on the Spider IV series?
Spider IV 15: Custom 15 (4 ohm)
Spider IV 30: Celestion G12E50 (4 ohm)
Spider 1V 75/150: Celestion G12P80 (8 ohm)
Spider IV 120: (2) Celestion G10P80 (8 ohm)
Q: I have heard there are other settings for the Spider IV series that are not on the Manuals section of the Line 6 website?
A: Yes, additional settings and programming information can be found at: