Currently Being ModeratedMay 24, 2012 10:30 AM (in response to Jimmikatt)Re: Spider IV 75 lineout question.
You're not the first one to suggest that improvement! The one addition that would be needed is a second volume control - right now the master volume control afffects the volume of the speaker and the line out/headphone. To use both speaker and line out, you would want a volume control for each. I think the original idea for the lineout was as a headphone output (you would want to turn off the speaker for that use) and using it as a line out was an afterthought.
Note that line out signals are much stronger than you would see from an electric guitar, so there is a possibility of overdriving the input section of your Marshall amp. If you do this, start with the master volume control of the Spider off, and the volume on the Marshall very low, then slowly turn the Spider volume control up a little.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 24, 2012 8:35 PM (in response to fflbrgst)Re: Spider IV 75 lineout question.
on the back panel next to the headphone output, they could add a volume control,
or make 2 outputs, 1 for headphones, and 1 for signal out for recording.
I think that would solve all the problems.
as for the marshall, i was thinking for testing this on a very old cheap amp i do not use any more.
as the master volume should not have any control on the line 6 on a signal out, but that headphone thing really has me worried.
and testing the jack last night, i did notice it feels like it has 3 clicks to the plug.
I know it's in stereo, but i only need a mono signal for the amp, i could split it with a Y patch cord, and run 2 amps in stereo.
I'll test it with my cheapo amp and get back to ya..