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Spider IV 30 FAQs

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Q: Where are the song settings for the Spider IV 30 that I saw on the box?
A: The Spider IV 30 song settings are a PDF download at the following link:
Spider IV Settings

Q: What are the amp models on the Spider IV 30?
A: There are a twelve total amp models on the Spider IV 30. There are two versions (red and green) of the following amp models: Clean, Twang, Blues, Crunch, Metal, and Insane.

Clean Red: Crisp, amazing clean tones.

Clean Green: Based on a 1973 Hiwatt custom 100 with extended tone control range and tightened up the low end.

Twang Red: based on mid 60’s Fender amps.

Twang Green: based on vintage tweed amps (i.e.’53 Fender tweed Deluxe, ’58 Fender tweed Bassman and a ’60 Gibson Explorer).

Blues Red: Three helpings of ’65 Marshall JTM-45, one scoop of ’58 Fender Bassman, a schmeer of ’63 Fender Vibroverb, and a dash of Supro for good measure.

Blues Green: Based on a fawn Vox AC-30 amplifier with an updated and expanded tone control circuit.

Crunch Red: Based on a '68 Marshall Plexi 50 Watt head.

Crunch Green: Based on a ‘68 Marshall Plexi 100 watt with a few added extras; the combination of a Variac and jumpered input channels.

Metal Red: based on the Mesa Dual Rectifier with enhancements.

Metal Green: An aggressive high gain Amp Model with a unique Mid control that will sweep though an entire spectrum of tone on one knob.

Insane Red: Line 6’s “dialed in for shredding” version of the Mesa Dual Rectifier red channel.

Insane Green: You get an obscene helping of distortion, while still retaining tonal definition and character.

The tone settings list numerous songs can be used to dial sounds in as well. If you would like to return your unit to the original presets, please perform a factory reset (see below).

Q: How do I use the tuner on the Spider IV 30?
A: Press the Tuner button, and notice the volume is muted during tuning. The amp model LEDs will indicate when the string you are playing is in tune. The “Crunch” and “Metal” LEDs will both light up when the string is in tune. If the Clean or Crunch LED are lit, the string is flat. If Metal or Insane LEDs are lit, the string is sharp. Once all your strings are in tune, press any button to exit Tuner Mode.

Q: How do I perform a factory reset on the Spider IV 30?
A: The factory reset procedure for a Spider IV 30 is to hold down the “A” button as you turn on the power and hold the button for 5-8 seconds.

Q: Are there any videos I can view to learn about the Spider IV series?
Spider IV movies

Q: How is the Spider IV 30 different than the Spider III 30?
A: THe Spider IV 30 amp models have been expanded (from 4 to 12) and revoiced, and the back is now a "3/4" style. See the FBV controller information for added control features below.


Q: What are the inputs and outputs on the Spider IV 30?
A: Guitars, Microphones, Basses, and Acoustic Guitars can be connected using the 1/4” instrument input. MP3/CD players can be connected using the 3.5 mm jack. Headphones can be connected using the stereo ¼” output.

Q: Is there a “direct out” on the Spider IV 30? What can this be connected to?
A: The headphones jack (a stereo ¼” output) can also be used as a recording output or into a PA or stereo system. You can connect an external preamp into the CD input or the Mic input of the Spider IV 30.

Q: Can the Spider IV 30 and the CD/MP3 input be used at the same time? Will I hear both of these devices through the headphones?
A: Yes

Q: Can I use an FBV controller with the Spider IV 30?
A: Yes, the FBV2 and FBV Express (original or Mk II) are recommended for use with the Spider IV 30. The FBV Shortboard (Mk I or II) may work (but is not supported) and will allow access the “bonus” 36 presets by being able to switch between banks 1-9. Be aware that while most end users will not have a problem with the Shortboard connections, slight voltage fluctuations from your wall outlet may cause the Spider IV 30 to power cycle itself if the FBV shortboard is connected. If this happens, simply remove the FBV shortboard.

Q: Does the Spider IV 30 have an effects loop?
A: There is no effect loop on the Spider IV 30 amplifier.


Q: How do I power the Spider IV 30?
A: The Spider IV 30 uses a standard IEC power cable to a wall outlet.

Q: How can I get a cover for the Spider IV 30?
A: The Spider IV 30 does not have a cover available from Line 6 at this time.


Q: What is the warranty on the Spider IV 30?
A: the warranty on the Spider IV 30 is twelve months from the date of purchase.
Line 6 Warranty Information

Q: How can I register my Spider IV 30?
product registration F.A.Q.


Q: My Spider IV 30 seems to be malfunctioning. What can I do as an end user?
Line 6 Amp Troubleshooting

Q: Where can I get a cover or replacement knobs for my Spider IV 30 amp?
Line 6 Store