Thanks for the replies!
Zap, I hadn't thought of it but I guess that makes sense. The guitar amp business is pretty cutthroat and letting any details out early could give the competition an advantage. I'd just like to know if it's even a product that's in the works.
But, I can understand why they can't do that either. Wouldn't want people to stop buying the remaining stock in favor of waiting for the new model to hit the stores.
Geppert, That would certainly be a strange turn of events. To have the spider line go through four versions and become the #1 selling amps in the country only to be discontinued completely? To cut off the stream of revenue that selling millions of those amps brought in and focus on higher end more expensive model lines that will sell fewer? Doesn't seem to make good business sense and I have a hard time believing that's the case. But, who knows? However, if true, I can certainly believe that Fender, Peavey, and a few other modeling amp makers would be pretty happy to hear it!
Maybe L6 feels they've taken the Spider line as far as it can go and until some significant technological advance comes along they will just leave them where they are. How long was it between the releases of the different Spider series I-IV?