Posted 20 August 2013 - 06:13 PM
Before I start I'll explain my intended goals and what I wanted to achieve, the reason for this is that I don't think everybody fully understood my intentions ( I've just been conversing with one of the experts. @ Line6 & I'm not to sure he grasped the plot. So again apologies if I step on anybodies toes, I don 't wish to offend anyone especially those who do understand me.
I already owned a Line 6 Spider II 30Watt amp & had a large pedal board with many pedals on it Sustain, Delay, EQ, Chorus etc. which I used to reset each time I wanted to play music by one of my favourite guitar players, ie: Santana, Clapton, Page etc. it was very time consuming having to reset the pedals after each track, I really wished for something faster. It was then that I heard about the 'Floor POD Plus' (FPP). I was told I could do away with all my FX pedals completely, all I would need to do was create separated patches of all my favourite artists, then for each track I just called up the particular saved patch & this would set up the sound correct for the artist ie. The Shadows it would call up the 'Modern Class A' which would be a VOX AC15 together with some high treble, Reverb & Delay this would then give me in seconds the correct setting I required for a Shadows track I wanted to play. To be able to hear my chosen track I was playing required one of two methods to be used. Method1, privately, just plug my guitar & headphones into the FPP & play away. Method2, which was my preferred method, was to plug my guitar into the FPP (so I could use my created patches) then plug the FPP into my Line 6 Spider II as per the FPP instructions. But all Method2 gave me was some truly terrible sounds. As if the Spider II amp was trying to compete with the FPP! And that is my problem, how do I use Method 2 my FPP thro' my amp? Certainly the FPP Pilot's Guide doesn't mention anything about a conflict of sounds when it refers to plugging the FPP into the Line 6 Spider II 30Watt amp or any make of amp for that matter! Please can you see my problem & find a way to help me solve it successfully.
Thanks for pulling me back I wasn't looking at the bigger picture (blinkered by my own problems)
With regards to disabling the AMP/CAB on the FPP that would defeat my objectives of being able call up a patch of the artist I wish sound like. Unfortunately the Spider II amp doesn't have an FX Loop. So I think the way forward is to try and create a 'Clean Channel' although how I have no idea !
I do have the Output on the FPP in "AMP" mode. Like I have just said, I think your right to look for the cleanest possible setting on the S2.
Although how I'm not really sure.
You state, start with the Tone controls setting them at 12:00 and then adjust & tweak from there until you get the tone that sounds correct.
What do you do with the 'Drive & Master' controls ? Would you then make sure all the FX knobs are off.