Currently Being ModeratedFeb 7, 2012 7:46 PM (in response to jcondon)Re: Spider IV 75 Firmware, Updates and Factory Reset
I think the only way to plug into the USB port is with the FBV shortboard MKII,
as it needs a USB to firewire plug, not sure about the Express board, if it does not have the plugin for it, you may not be able to update your amp.
also you need to register the product before it will read it in the Line 6 Monkey program which you need to have installed to update your amp's flash.
i just bought mine 2 weeks ago, and i'm still in the learning process.. now i'm trying to learn how to install new sounds. not sure in the Monkey program will do that.
maybe i need POD Farm program also.?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2012 5:49 AM (in response to jcondon)Re: Spider IV 75 Firmware, Updates and Factory Reset
Doing a factory reset will not delete the current version of firmware or any Fusion updates, but will reset the preamp DSP settings so that the User presets and Amp model defaults revert back to the factory ones.
You need EITHER an FBV Express MkII or FBV Shortboard MkII to do any firmware updates oor Fusion downloads to the amp, there is no other method.
V 1.04 is the current version of the Spider IV firmware. I think the only way to tell if your amp has had the Fusion update (1.52 or 2.0) is by looking at the effects when you go into edit mode.
This document shows the 2.0 additions: http://line6.com/support/docs/DOC-2049
This document shows the 1.52 additions: http://line6.com/support/docs/DOC-1813
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2012 6:01 AM (in response to jcondon)Re: Spider IV 75 Firmware, Updates and Factory Reset
Thanks for the information guys!