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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?
  12. Yeah. I dont know what a sound canvas is, but if it has a volume control on it, you can mix the level with the guitar input, and the overall volume with the master volume
  13. OK that did it! No mention of that in the 'fixes' that this update does. Btw, I couldn't get it to up date with spider remote on any of my tablets, I had to go to my pc and run the updater.
  14. Thanks Nick, I believe I'm on 1.02 on both spider and fbv3. I'll check what the latest is.
  15. Hi Philipe, you could feed the mic into the aux input, but you'd need a small mixer to convert the xlr input as well as give it more gain, balance the levels and adjust the eq.
  16. Here's a quote from a guitar magazine interview. Just google the text for the rest of it. "Do you record guitars direct? Yes, without any mic’ing of amps or cabs. I mostly use a Line 6 Pod 2; for some reason, I prefer the sound of the early ones. I also have an old Zoom 2050 rack processor and a Digitech Valve FX rack processor I add to my rig for live performances. I also have a Line 6 Pod HD500 I use in the studio when I need a more-abrasive rock sound. In conjunction with the Pod 2, I’ve also recently been using a Line 6 M5 stompbox modeler that Reeves Gabrels gave me. Some of the filters and sequenced tremolo effects in the M5 are interesting. Reeves and I are recording an album together, too."
  17. Well, we can quibble about the semantics. It was effectively 'bricked' until I found out about holding 'FS1' and 'A' key while plugging USB in. This at least brought it back to life and put some lights on and an 'update required' on the display. This 'trick' was neither in the documentation nor was it offered as a 'try this' by the tech support. My original problem was that the update wouldn't complete properly on the FBV3 with Windows 7 Professional. It didn't work on two of those systems, but eventually did on a Win 7 Home Premium system, which is consumer version of Win 7. All of this info was clearly presented to the tech support people.
  18. Ok, thanks, got it. 'FBV control' is for using the FBV3 as a midi controller on 3rd party PC/Mac software. No use to me as a Spider owner. I'm on 1.02 on the FBV3 and 1.04 build 121 on the Spider V 240. With the FBV3 I can scroll up to 32, but not beyond. I doesn't go back to 1. Same thing with the knob on the Spider V. The function switch for Looper control is in the totally the wrong position. You have to balance on one foot and try to tap at the right time to get the timing right. Very awkward. Andy
  19. Bill's been around for a long time! (I saw Bebop deluxe in Toronto in 77) He used to use a lot of E-bow. Any specific song your thinking of? Andy
  20. Maybe I'm missing something. I hook up my FBV3 to my computer and run 'Line6 FBV Control'. changes I make on the screen are reflected immediately, on the pedal, which is fine. When I disconnect the USB and hook the FBV3 up to my Spider V 240, the settings revert back to original. Is there a 'save to device' setting I'm missing? Specifically, I want to switch the locations of the 'function' and 'tap tempo' buttons, and possibly find a way to make the bank up/down scroll back to 1 after I hit bank 32. Andy
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