Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2010 9:17 AM (in response to evolDiesel)Re: Noise Gate and the Spider Valve
Hey man, we I 1st got my SV MkI HD100 I had simular problems. I use alot of gain gain and it was feedbacking like crazy. I bought a Rocktron Hush pedal for. What I found worked for me best was having the crappy built in NG on as well as the Rocktron in the effects loop of the SV. I don't remember setting because it was a while ago and I don't go that route anymore. The NG in the M13 that I use w/the SV now works perfectly. Good Luck
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2010 1:15 PM (in response to sofnwhat)Re: Noise Gate and the Spider Valve
Are you using an M13 and a Line 6 amp? Isn't that redundant?
I should clarify that my built in SV noisegate is ALWAYS on in addition to a Hush Super C 1U in front of the signal chain. The problem is that it seems to only have one setting (is this true of the SV onboard noisegate?). At least with a Vetta or HD147 you could get a MIDI-USB cable, hop on my laptop and dial in some serious noisegate settings if needed (which I always seem to need).
I can't stress enough how much I wish I would have read the SV MK1 manual before I bought it. I didn't realize it wasn't Line 6 Edit (or similar) compatible.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2010 1:26 PM (in response to evolDiesel)Re: Noise Gate and the Spider Valve
Yeah there is no to adjust the built in nose gate on the SV MKI. It is what it is. How is using the M13 with the SV redundant? The the effects in the M13 are awesome, alot better in quality than what's in the SV or pre HD PODs. There is 100+ effects to choose from, instead of a small handful. Plus and can adjust the effects as much as I want, which the SV MKI only real downfall.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2010 3:51 PM (in response to evolDiesel)Re: Noise Gate and the Spider Valve
I'm using an MXR Smart Gate through SV MK1 212 and a Ibanez 7321 with SD Blackouts and Schecter Blackjack with passive pups. Both guitars require the gate at high volume with high gain. Yes, the gate sucks the tone from the amp but it still sounds pretty good. Not Dead. I try to use the gate for rhythm only and turn it off for lead work. I find it's difficult to get a natural response through the amp with the gate on. With the gate off i have to roll back the volume on the axe a little and it helps. Damn drummers, the guy i jam with pounds on the skins with sledge hammers lol, or so it seems. Do you have access to a PA system? Maybe if your mic'd going through the PA you could roll back the volume on the amp?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2013 7:19 PM (in response to evolDiesel)Re: Noise Gate and the Spider Valve
You know I bought my MK ll 112 spider valve used from guitar center late last year. Its didn't take long for me to start get a crackling noise from the tubes so I spend the big bucks and got Groove tubes all the way around. I can't remember if it did this with the first set but I was getting the wierd fuzzy muddy ring when I strum the strings softly. It took me forever to figure out the problem. I was ready to take this thing back to GC and sell it back and put the money towards a different amp. That was before I got the Spider Valve edit app and started playing around with the settings. Now I only got this sound from the Amber Blues channel. And it would always do so when the gate was set on gate+NR or just Gate. If it was set on NR or simply turned off it sounded great. Wondering if anyone else has experienced this?