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  1. Does the Spider V30 lack any functionality when it comes to using the FBV3, or for upgrading to Mk 2? The reason I ask is that at the bottom of page 3 of the pilots guide there is this statement."* available on all models except the V30" The asterisk refers (I think) to a generic statement at the top of page 3. I'm thinking of picking up a used V30 as a practice amp. I already have an FBV3 and spider V240 upgraded to Mk2.
  2. Is it just me, or does anyone find the mod effects to be very uneven. It's like they are being modulated by waveform that isn't symmetric or sinusoidal.
  3. Ok I figured it out, just select 'no cab' out of the cab models ...I guess!
  4. Where in 'Spider remote' do I find the 'pitch synth effects that are mentioned under Item 3 in the 'Front Panel Controls' in the Pilots guide? "– The assignable Smart FX, each with their own associated color: Dynamics (yellow), Distortions (orange), Modulation (blue), Delay (green), and Pitch and Synth (purple).'
  5. Can all amp features be set on spider V 240 mk2 from spider remote, or are some strictly from the amp itself. (I cant figure out how to select classic mode from spider remote.)
  6. Problem solved! I reattached the bridge and restrung the guitar. I also set up the action. Originally, I had 314 mm from twelfth fret to the bridge saddle, now it's 312.5 mm. My suspicion is that the bridge was binding on the bridge height adjustment posts on the high 'E' side and wasn't as close to the neck as it could be. The bridge does bind if the support posts are not equal, as I found out when I tried to remove it. It's still at maximum travel, but within tolerance. Case closed!
  7. Thanks; I use 9-42's, and I do know that heavier strings will help somewhat, but that's not a good solution for me IMHO. I'm not sure who Mark Wright is, but I'd love to pick his brain! This particular Variax is 314 mm from the middle of the 12th fret to the middle of the saddle. (max adjustment, towards the neck) My other Variax intonation is spot on with the 'E' saddle at max adjustment with 312 mm measured the same way..
  8. No, they don't. They only allow the bridge to be pushed further away from the pickup, which is not helpful in this case.
  9. Ok thanks, I just did. Btw, I have two. The one in question is W11111097
  10. I bought a JTV59 used about a year ago, beautiful guitar, and I love the tone options available, but it's never played properly in tune. The high E and B are always flat at the 12th fret, and there isn't enough range on the individual saddle adjustments to bring them closer to the neck, which would be required to sharpen them up a bit. I decided to have a closer look, so I removed the strings, and the two little set screws at the back of the bridge that adjust the bridge position against the bridge height adjustment screws. The set screw for the treble side was backed off pretty much all the way, allowing the bridge to be as close to the neck as possible. Also, I found the bridge really hard to remove unless you alternately adjust the bridge height screws slightly till the bridge stops binding on the screws. Having removed the bridge (masking tape on the guitar body, and careful not to damage the wires under the bridge for the piezo saddles) , I could see that there is pulley shaped bearing wheel at the top of the bridge height adjustment screw, and this v grooved wheel fits inside the bridge, one at each side. The little set screw at the back of each side of the bridge determines the coarse intonation of the bridge (fine adjustment being done by the individual saddles). Clearly the bridge height screws have been improperly positioned on this guitar, and the only way i can think of to solve this problem is : a) relocate the bridge support ferrule(s) slightly which would be a major task, and would leave marks on the guitar. b) machine down the little pulley at the top of the support pins. I tried this by putting the support pin in a drill and running it against an abrasive, but it barely made a mark. Anybody else have this problem, or have any other thoughts?
  11. I want to hook up my XLR outs on my V 240 to a DI on our PA. One output says 'left/mono'. How is this possible as there is no internal switching done (as in 1/4" ts outputs). Surely I'm only going to get the left channel of my amp and not a true mono signal?
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