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How do I get Custom tones onto my Spider Valve amp?
by Poguie on 2012-10-20 17:55:02

I just bought a Spider Valve Mk11 and don't really understand the various tones names that come up on the small display window. I would prefer to load the tone settings for songs or artisits that I like, ie Little Wing, SRV tones, Rory Gallagher. I've found lots on the Customtone page of the website but how to I transfer them onto my amp? I was sort of looking for a diagram showing the amp settings. Hope someone can help with this.



Re: How do I get Custom tones onto my Spider Valve amp?
by Poguie on 2012-10-21 00:27:09

Hi all, I know it sounds a bit weird but I've managed to answer my own question. Just in case anyone else out there was wondering how to get Customtones onto the amp here's what I did.

Whilst updating the Line 6 Monkey software on my computer I went to Spider Valve MkII on the drop down menu and found the stand alone Spider Valve MkII Edit program which, when installed, enables you to connect the amp to the computer via a midi cable and download all the tones you like from Customtone (I have a Line6 UX1 interface hooked up to my Mac with Pod Farm 2 and a few extra tone packs).

As I don't have a midi cable today I'm just writing down the amp settings as best I can from the computer screen and manually setting them up on the amp (I know this won't be 100% accurate) I've done Little Wing and think it sounds pretty damned good to me as a starting point. I'll get a midi cable tomorrow and see how close the tones are from the ones I dialed in manually today.

Hope this helps someone else out there.

Cheers, Poguie



Re: How do I get Custom tones onto my Spider Valve amp?
by Poguie on 2012-10-31 15:11:44

Hey all, another update regarding hooking up the Spider Valve MkII 112 to your computer to access Customtones.

I bought a MIDI-USB cable with 2 MIDI plugs on one end and a USB plug on the other (and between the two of them a MIDI converter). You plug into your amp (MIDI plugs) and computer (USB plug), change the amp PRESETS button to MIDI using the 4-way Nav button and it immediately sees the Spider Valve when you launch the Spider Valve Edit program. Tweak away and hit the upload button when your done. Then in the immortal words of Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott... "Are you ready to rock? Are you ready to rip it up?" You betcha Phil, especially with the Thin Lizzy Rock preset that someone's kindly put up on Customtones!

Cheers,

Poguie




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