Currently Being ModeratedAug 7, 2010 3:06 PM (in response to knightray)Re: Spider hd150 & mikII short Board = Mods & tones
Here are some answers to your(kinda hard to understand) concerns:
1- you can use an 8ohm cab with a 4 ohm output. 4 ohms is the minimum cab you can use.
2- you can use the USB connection on the MkII shortboard to update your amp. Go to the downloads section and download the Monkey to your computer. Use the Monkey to download all software updates.
3- a Pod X3 has nothing to do with your amp. It won't update your amp or anything else. It could be used as an effects unit in front of you amp if you wanted more effects, but there are already plenty on your amp.
4- there is no dedicated "sustain" effect, but that's what a compressor does, and there are several in the 1st effects knob of your amp.
5- spellcheck is your friend....
Currently Being ModeratedAug 7, 2010 3:26 PM (in response to gtrman100)Re: Spider hd150 & mikII short Board = Mods & tones
Just wanted to add that...
If you have the swtichable cab then you can run 2 412s...
The Line 6 cab is usually 4/16 ohm mono or 8 ohm stereo...As a 30 year player you should know ohms by now...Although it would take some adaptive wiring, you could hook up four 16 ohm mono cabinets per channel...It's stereo so there are two...That's 8 cabs...So I have no idea what your concern is...
More than several ways to make a sustainer...plenty in there...
Currently Being ModeratedAug 10, 2010 10:10 AM (in response to spaceatl)Re: Spider hd150 & mikII short Board = Mods & tones
The spidervII hd150 has only 2 4omh out puts the cab has 2 8omh inputs.
your video on seting this system up says you have to run each 4omh output from the head to the cab the cab has no 4omh to 8omh switch so going by your video to not damage the head or the cab you have to run both 4omh outputs to both 8omh inputs om the cab to get the head to output 8omhs . Now if this is rong please let me know and please check your video on seting up a spider vII hd150.
That is how it tells you to do it.
Sorry if i sounded rude and thank you for your repliys and help.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 10, 2010 12:49 PM (in response to knightray)RE: Spider hd150 & mikII short Board = Mods & tones
When you connect the Spider IV HD150 to that Spider Cabinet you do have to run it in stereo mode into both inputs of the cab. Please see our cabinet connectivity tutorial here:
The FBV Shortboard MkII can indeed be used to update the software on your amp. Please see this tutorial to learn how to do that:
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2010 8:48 AM (in response to ricksox)Re: RE: Spider hd150 & mikII short Board = Mods & tones
Thank you, you are the only one that grasp the info needed.
and to the others it is so stupid to seal a 4ohm amp head with a ohm cab that has no switch from 4 to ohm it is a waste of a good head.
But thats just my opinion.
Thank you for your time and help
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2012 12:14 AM (in response to knightray)Re: Spider hd150 & mikII short Board = Mods & tones
I owned a line 6 podxt years ago and had no trouble downloading tones, updating my flash memory and in turn having some great tones..... now a few years later i have bought a hd150 with fbv mk2 express, it's rediculous how hard it is to get tones.... why can't i use .l6t files... is there a converter? even that fbv control app is stupid, it's a rediculous interface... i think you should sack your i.t. people, they are letting your company down
all i want to do is get a few tones from the custom tone site and easily put them into my fbv board... where is the instructions even.... i want to play the guitar not **** around with this ****
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2012 5:18 AM (in response to Craig7979)Re: Spider hd150 & mikII short Board = Mods & tones
The Spider amps use different file types than the software you use with a POD (Gearbox, Podfarm). You use Spider Edit to move the tones to your amp THROUGH the FBV - the FBV does not store the tones, it acts as an interface betwen your computer and amp. Spider Control is for controllign MIDI devices or software from your FBV.
FInd the tones you want at Customtone (you can sort by file type, so can look at just the Spider ones), then download them to your computer. Use Spider Edit to move the tone file from your computer to a User Bank path location on your amp.