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#1 Ruger1911

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 12:15 PM

Pardon me for an elementary question.  Newly purchased Spider IV.  Presets work great.  When I attempt to set a channel manually to distortion, such as "Metal", Drive maxed out, I get very little if any distortion. I watched video on Line 6 website to set amp to get a "Van Halen" sound.  Followed settings as shown and still get not much in the way of distortion.  What am I doing wrong? 


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#2 jjack972

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 10:52 PM

Is the volume on your guitar all the way up?


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Posted 25 November 2013 - 05:24 AM

Note that when you change settings (such as a preset or to manual), you need to 'wake up' any of the controls by touching/turning it.  If you had 'Drive' cranked up all the way, then changed the preset/manual setting, Drive would revert to what that preset is.


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