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WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MK1 AND MK2?
by frac82 on 2012-10-25 01:59:01

as in object, i'm evaluating to buy a Spider Valve combo. thanx



Re: WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MK1 AND MK2?
by Rowbi on 2012-10-29 08:53:35

slightly different amp models, and more of them on the MKII, more FX and features on the MKII.

If you have a choice, I'd get the MKII.



Re: WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MK1 AND MK2?
by frac82 on 2012-12-10 07:31:49

can anybody tell if MK1 is upgradable to MK2? thanx



Re: WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MK1 AND MK2?
by TheRealZap on 2012-12-10 07:51:49

No... that's probably the biggest difference of them all... the MK1 can never be updated.



Re: WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MK1 AND MK2?
by frac82 on 2012-12-12 07:41:33

i'm asking your opinion: is a second-hand Spider Valve MK2 100W head shipped at home for 670 U$D a good deal?



Re: WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MK1 AND MK2?
by TheRealZap on 2012-12-12 07:50:05

a little high in my opinion.... i'd be more comfortable around the 550-600$ range...

but it's not too far off the mark, once you factor in shipping and tax if buying local...

the real answer though is in the form of a question... is it worth it to you?



Re: WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MK1 AND MK2?
by frac82 on 2012-12-13 01:26:44

consider that i live in Italy and i can find it new at about 1100 $... it worth for me bacause i already own a Pod XT and an FBV long-board so i'm confident with the interfaces. i even heard good things about H&K Zentera...



Re: WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MK1 AND MK2?
by TheRealZap on 2012-12-13 05:48:04

if that's the local new price for one, then it's probably a really good deal... and your longboard should work with it, so that's a great savings as well...

probably wouldn't use the XT any more though... but perhaps you can sell it and recoupe some money... or keep it for recording or other needs.



Re: WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MK1 AND MK2?
by frac82 on 2012-12-13 10:58:35

does the "old" FBV long-board allow the MK2 FX Infusion 2.0 as well? i read something only about the new  FBV Shortboard™ MkII...



Re: WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MK1 AND MK2?
by TheRealZap on 2012-12-13 12:05:11

the old (we call it MK1) FBV longboard (there is actually no MK2 longboard only shortboard and express) will work with the infusion update...

the problem however is that you cant use that board to do the upgrade....

so if you can borrow an MK2, or use one at a misic store... to do the update...

or if the amp already has the update... you're good.



Re: WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MK1 AND MK2?
by frac82 on 2012-12-14 00:11:48

if i don't have Shortboard MK2 i can't upgrade to FX Infusion 2.0, can I?



Re: WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MK1 AND MK2?
by TheRealZap on 2012-12-14 06:09:37

you can also use the mk2 express... you just need to borrow one to make the upgrade, and then your longboard would work fine.



Re: WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MK1 AND MK2?
by frac82 on 2012-12-14 07:00:18

neither with an usb-to-midi adapter like this http://www.ear2track.com/Prod_pix/MIDI/M-Audio/MIDIsport_Uno-closeup_400.jpg?



Re: WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MK1 AND MK2?
by TheRealZap on 2012-12-14 07:39:06

unfortunately you really will need one of the mk2 pedals to do the update.... midi wont work



Re: WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MK1 AND MK2?
by frac82 on 2012-12-14 07:55:19

WTF!

just a moment...

... are we sure? 



Re: WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MK1 AND MK2?
by TheRealZap on 2012-12-14 08:24:01

ok, I guess i overlooked the "valve" part of the amp... it looks like you can update with midi on the valve models!

oops! false alarm... sorry dude.



Re: WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MK1 AND MK2?
by frac82 on 2012-12-17 03:37:50

found another one for 535 buck$, in the end... bought (obviously!).



Re: WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MK1 AND MK2?
by TheRealZap on 2012-12-17 05:11:27

congrats! sounds like a great price for you.




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