Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2012 2:11 PM (in response to howarddavidp)Re: Noob here saying hello - Spider 2 150watt
Question #1 - I found the answer, the MKII works, all the FBV pedals will work, and give me USB and PC software access to control my amp.
Questions #2 - Still looking, so I have not found the exact place yet to share Spyder 2 settings with others? I bet this will be better once I have the MKII and the software installed.
Question #3 - Still not found an answer to this either...yet?
Question #4 - Same, I don't think there is a way to do this after reading the manual.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2012 8:10 AM (in response to howarddavidp)Re: Noob here saying hello - Spider 2 150watt
Not the warmest welcome, I guess there is little love for the Spider2/3 folks
Question #1 - Answered! - The FBV and FBV MKII will work with Spider 2 amps. I bought one and it works fine. SpiderEdit, however, only works with the IV series, so no software to make presets You do gain 32 additional presets though, and the volume/wah and additional tuning options for drop tuning, and a few other features. I love mine, so I think it is worth it. However: I am not sure the MKII is worth the extra money over a MKI, the USB port does not get you that much with MKII and a Spider2 head. If you ever upgrade to a IV or newer head, then the MKII will be worth it. If you plan to use your Spider2 forever, don't bother paying extra for a MKII shortboard.
Questions #2 - Still looking, I have found many settings, but I don't think there is software that will support the Spider2. I have installed the others apps, and the only way to make use of the settings is to write them down, then manually make the adjustment and save the presets by hand. Better than nothing. Might even buy a POD then set the amp on clean and then I can swap settings with others?
Question #3 - Answered! - Full stack is only possible by buying other cabinets, the one that comes with the Spider2 is 16 Ohms and has no way to be used at 8 Ohms. Buy cabs that support MONO 8 Ohms foir a full stack.
Question #4 - Answered! - .If you use a LCD display, like the one on the FBV Shortboards, it will show the drop tuning. Without a pedal that has a LCD display, you will have to tune to E standard, then drop from there.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 8:20 AM (in response to howarddavidp)Re: Noob here saying hello - Spider 2 150watt
There used to be a community on this website for sharing settings. I can't find it, but its been a long time.
If you're looking for a shortboard, I've got a listing on craigslist. I have the Spider 2 150 hd and loved it. But a couple years ago, it started to spit out all kinds of crackling sounds along with changing volume spuratically. And the worst part about Line 6 is that they WILL NOT send you parts. You have to take ANY and ALL Line 6 merchandise to an authorized dealer. For this reason, I will NEVER buy another Line 6 product. Its ridiculous to expect someone to spend nearly as much money to fix an item as they did when they bought it new.
Anyway, if your interested heres the link for my FBV Shortboard Ad.