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#1 Scaryfast

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 08:50 AM

Seems like Line6 is sitting on their laurels with the Spider Valve series.  I like my 212 Mk ii but with other brands like H&K's new Grandmeister 36 for instance really pushing the envelope, I wonder if Line6 will try to keep pace or move on to something else.  The Bogner name is extremely valuable but I wonder if they're working on something completely new or if we'll get future updates and effort put into the current lineup of SV amps?  Seems Line6 likes to develop a whole new line of amps and discontinue old amps rather than to continue improving existing series.

 

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#2 BigChas52

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 09:35 AM

The DT series is sort of the next generation of Spider-Valve, but without the effects.


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#3 esibanjack

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 04:21 PM

No inside info here, but I believe the MKII’s are going to be it for the SV line. The MKII’s were released almost two years to the day after the MKI’s, and we have now gone over twice that long without a peep about another version being in the works.


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#4 geppert

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 04:28 PM

I agree … I think L6 has completely committed to the PODHD & DT amps, and to that agenda we see the end of the Spider Valves. Possibly even the entire Spider line? … but this is purely speculation on my part.

 

I still have my SV212 MKII and for what it does, I am still willing to hang on to it as a backup and an extra 2 x 12 open back cab for the DT if I need it. I still like the amp, it has some nice sounds if you know how to work things and I would take such a beating if I tried to sell it.

 

All that being said however, I am totally happy that I upgraded to the POD500 / DT25. I concur with both BigChas52 and Esibanjack's perspectives.


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#5 bvaladez74

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 09:47 AM

Line 6 will just do what they're gonna do, based on their own internal reasons.  A huge amount of their customer base desperately wanted a new Vetta and L6 didn't listen to that demand...and we know that wish never came true.  The SV MKII is yet another amazing amp.  Hopefully they listen and someday continue with the line, but being that it's been 4 years, I doubt it.  I don't believe at all though that the DT series is a next gen of the SV line.  The only similarity is The Bogner back end.  Two completely different amps on all fronts.  They just decided to put all their eggs into the DT series, that's all.  

 

In my opinion, they should get their asses going on a Vetta/Bogner amp, but again...I doubt it.  I'm really happy though, with my 500x and Matrix power amp.  


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#6 tscoolberth

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 07:17 PM

Spider Valve no longer listed in product line.  Still liking my MK1 though.


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 11:24 PM

Damn, it's gone.  What a great great amp the SV was.  What a f***ing shame.  


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#8 mtnman82

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 05:45 AM

Yep, not a hint of one in the Line 6 booth at NAMM.  Been dead for a while, but now I guess it's official.  Soooo much potential left untapped in this line.  The DT series/concept is OK, but this is what players want if choosing to go this route.  Oh well......


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#9 geppert

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 09:47 AM

Well the small Phoenix here is that there should be some good pricing (or negotiated pricing) on those new SV's still left in dealer's inventories for those who seek this particular amp. Shall we call it "vintage" now?


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#10 geppert

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 10:26 AM

I see the Spider Valves are now on the Line 6 Legacy site and clearly stated as "no longer made" .....  Scaryfast, your answer to this topic is now clear.

 

http://line6.com/legacy/


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#11 esibanjack

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 01:28 PM

Technically, the Legacy page is showing the MKI’s are no longer available (with a link to the MKII page), but point well taken.....the SpiderValves are DOA.


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Posted 24 February 2014 - 10:18 AM

i'd like they work on a spider valve MkIII with no latency and Others issues....


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