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  1. BTW dayrlb....Did you get the Spider v 240 combo or the 240 head? I really like mine! I have had it since April...and still have not have it all down pat.. SOOOOOOO many ways in which TONE can be created. Plenty of power ...enough to get you to hearing aids very quickly. I Usually have the amp at 3/4 and use the volume control on the Variax. Get that amp out of that box and become tone chemist by mixing and experimenting. It is a real blast...no pun intended. Good luck and ENJOY a great product by Line 6.
  2. Well darylb ...metal picks,wider neck, 6 strings vs 5 and finger picking vs A pick. Very different . But, music theory the same, Hammer ons and pull offs and slides ..Easy and the same. Using left hand to fret was just an excersize preparing me for the guitar. Other then that......they are the same! Oh yes......timing in playing is much different. 2 beats per measure vs 4. But LOL aside, Yes I believe I do have an advantage over the pure novice. BUT, I still consider myself a novice forever...Always learning and always seeking the next level of playing.
  3. Ohhh Mannn! Forgive my Brain Vape!!! Forget my response above. There is , of course, a way to trem before and after the amp...it works ok but looking for more of a quicker sign wave. Still trying to get into the intricacies of my fairly new V 240 combo. So much to learn in so little time!!!!!! (old man) .... But, having a BALL!! I am learning the guitar after years on the bluegrass banjo.........Thanks
  4. Thanks==I'll do some more tweaking! How would I put the tremolo before the amp......with a Spider V 240? I did not think I had the ability to create that chain without a pedal board.
  5. I have tried to simulate the old tremolo sound of the 50's and 60"s on my Variax standard...I have a Spider V 240 and my search and experimentation have eluded me in getting to THAT sound. What are the tone mixes to achieve this? Thanks
  6. Spider V's are very good amps. The 60's and above are they way to go. I have Spider V 240 and love the heck out of it. I won't use any volume settings above the 1/2 way mark. It will blow the paint off the walls! The V 60 is perfect for around the house and outside to impress your neighbors. You will really like the MANY different sounds you can develope! Tweeking the amp makes you feel like a kid in a candy factory! I have had mine for a couple of months now and still have not reached all the output possibilities! Wow.....You will be turned into a sound scientist! Have fun...ENJOY!!!
  7. Did it create a more rich tone or more treble?
  8. Hankon6

    G10 and Spider V

    My experience with the Spider V 240/Variax Standard is that when the amp is turned off with the G10 pluged into it...it seems to go to a slow change, because the G10 lite goes to about 1/2 normal. I always charge my G10 when the Amp is on. Now that has been my experience.... I usually look back at my g10 after awhile and the light is very faint. If I start the amp back up ..the G10 lights up to brite. I may be wrong...but that is what I have observed
  9. I so not know if this will help you ,,,but I have had a similar experience until I used the line monkey for set up..then it worked on my PC.
  10. This is an excerpt from the forum ....in the search area in upper right of forum home page enter "Spider Remote Android Connection Troubleshooting" While app/amp connections of Spider Remote on iOS are relatively simple, on Android, USB connections to devices like Spider V are more complicated. Not only are some Android devices wholly incompatible with USB host mode (required for connection to Spider V), some are only partially compatible, or exhibit bad behavior under some circumstances. Furthermore, there are important permissions-related actions that you must take, in order to enjoy the best user experience, and to ensure that firmware updating via Spider Remote Android works correctly. This guide assumes you have at least Spider Remote v1.0.2, so please make sure you have the latest version before proceeding. Testing the Device for Compatibility with USB Host Mode If an Android device does not support USB host mode, it cannot connect to Spider V amps. If you are having trouble connecting to your amp, the first step should be to run one of the free Android applications that will test a device’s compatibility with USB host mode. For example, the application USB Host Diagnostics has thus far proven to be entirely accurate. Here’s a link to download that app. https://play.google.com/store/search?q=usb%20host%20diagnostics&c=apps&hl=en Giving the Proper Permission to the Device To make your Android device work with your Spider V amp, you must first give permission. To carry out this action when the amp is first connected; the following dialogue box will appear. You then check the box “Use by default for this USB device†and then press OK. Problems with Termination on Some Devices On certain devices, such as the Galaxy S6, we’ve seen some trouble with the app and amp connection. It manifests itself as the app crashing and temporarily losing USB capability. Dealing with Troublesome Devices Unfortunately, not every Android device can be tested. Problematic devices generally fall into one of two categories. 1. A connection is not possible. In this case, the device almost definitely does not fully-support USB host mode. Unfortunately this is out of Line 6’s control. If you think you have USB host mode, please run the USB Host Diagnostics app mentioned above. 2. Connections are possible, but the device’s USB port sometime “hangsâ€. This behavior might be noticed as the inability to charge the device after a successful prior connection, or even the inability to access it from a desktop computer. In this case, you are most likely experiencing the situation above described in “Problems with Termination on Some Devicesâ€. Here are some best practices to minimize the issue. If you find yourself in this state, it is necessary to restart the device. Some devices may require a hard-restart of the Android, the method of which may vary among manufactures. On such problematic devices, and in the case where you must force-quit the Spider Remote application, you should also first sever the connection between the Android device and the amp. Do this by either powering off the Spider V, or by removing the USB cable. Once the amp connection is severed, if will be safe to force-quite the application. Note that the app will briefly display (at the top of the screen) “Device Not Connected†when the connection is severed, and also when the device is not connected and the user presses the USB icon in the action bar. Report Article
  11. Hankon6

    Spider V WoW

    LUMPER........Received my Spider V 240 combo a couple of weeks ago. It is a beast! I am still going thru all the amp an fx possibilities. It may take awhile!!! Nice clear tones or dirty if you choose. Ther are a lot of metal tones. This amp along with the Variax Standard is a scientist's dream.! You can cook up or develop about ant sound you desire...if you do enough tweaking! I am really happy with this dynamic duo!!! I guess we both made the right choices!
  12. I am not too familiar with the Vetta except they sound very nice on clear tones on you tube. Very good amp! Have you had a chance to try a Spider V 120 or 240? Other than looking at side by side feedback comparisons ..That is what I would do. If there is a Guitar Center close by , they most likely have a demo you can try out. The Spider V 240 I have is a real beast and can deliver nice clear tones. I bought it a couple of weeks ago. Man, is there a bunch of tones you can extract from it. I love the many modeling amps! I believe that the Vetta also has stereo speakers like the the Spider 240 which delivers a nice 3D sound. I am sure you have already checked out the You tube on the specs and tones of this unit. I would expect that there will be some responses that you will receive on this forum ...Unless someone is very familiar with the Spider V AND the Vetta I would be careful on being sold a bill of goods from OPINIONS! I would try a Spider V out. Tones and sound as you know, vary with different ears! It is your ears that need to make the choice. Good luck!
  13. I received my Spider V 240 last week and I could not agree with you more! What a monster. I have played with it a long time and I am just beginning to get my arms around it (to big physically). I feel like a chemist with a new chemistry set! Boy, can I make some neat sound/tones! You can develop just about anything tone you desire. AND, you can bleed from the ears and cause a 5.0 earthquake!! I can't turn it up much more than 1/4 with out cringing a little down in my man cave. Yes I can see it taking it yo nice size venues. Really, the only gripe I have ..is the guitar riffs. They are way tooo short...and drive my crazy with the short repetitiveness.. Other tan that, it a great buy for a very cool modeling amp. I bought it at Guitar Center just because of the nice $100 discount. I too, love the g10 transmitter with it. Also just received my Black Variax Standard...........WHAT A COMBO!
  14. I still can not find a list of cheap tablets that can interface with the Amp to my Windows 7 PC. I have browsed the entire net for an Android tablet (not phone) , since it will permanently reside next to the amp. The reason I want an inexpensive one is that if it gets damaged somehow I wont FRET much! Pun intended! Some Chinese one will do as long as it has been tested with the USB Host mode. In fact. I have not seen a good list of any phones or tablets that has been proven to connect properly. I am picking up my new amp tomorrow and would like to tinker with it! I have read a few responses on this forum but ...no joy! Thanks for your help!! :) I believe there should have been a Line 6 follow thru on this topic as it is vital for its. use with the software.
  15. Hankon6

    Noob Question

    ALSO...see link on this discussion .....http://line6.com/support/topic/30386-connecting-pc-to-spider-v-remote/
  16. Hankon6

    Noob Question

    Here is a video of the HC...... PLUS see your Pilots handbook, Also, go to downloads in the line 6 web site. Connections as you know are located on the back To be selected with a switch toggle to MAC/PC. This toggle must be toggled to the right in order for the proper selection to be made to a PC. I have Spider V 240 and it should be the same. As you already know...the pilots handbook is extremely brief! But you will see some general references. Good luck!
  17. Still waiting....anyone!!! Please reply, I know Many of us are anxious yo know. Thanks ;) :)
  18. Even though its a bit over kill in the short run...I will be getting the 240 next week. Might as well...since Guitar Center is selling the 240 for the same price as the 120 through the 11th of March!! The stereo effect on the 240 makes it just the frosting on the cake!! SOOOOO...Just Startin.. it's a slam dunk!!!! :)
  19. Do you mean just take one if the tuners off and bring it to guitar center? Sounds ok to me....but there must be an easier way by tapping into the folks here who have had to do the same purchase if they wanted locking tuners. I will do this...if I can not get anyone to let me know where they purchased theirs. I hate to shop around and have my axe down while I'm doing this because it may take awhile. At least that is an option///Thanks!
  20. I am wondering if the Shuriken keys (black) would be a drop in for the Variax Standard! I like the LOCKING machines. If they are a match...where can I buy them? I think the black machines would look nice on a black Standard of which I am looking to buy shortly. :) Thanks!
  21. Well StoneLX...I will be purchasing the Spider V 240 next week. Heard a lot of good reports on it as well as the always negative Tube Loons remarks. Guitar Center is taking $100 off the 499. reg price. What a buy!!!!!! Same price as the 120,,,,,,,,a no brainer!!!! Will give a report as soon as I get my Variax Standard in two months!
  22. Thnx all for chiming in! My printer is working OT in printing Music and guitar techniques...... I think i may have visited the biggest portion on the net that I believe may be of help. I am already memorizing the CAGE patterns for soloing in Pentatonic and Diatonic scales on a different type of fret board. I am doing this in order to get ready when I order my Variax standard and Spider V 120 in a couple of months. Have to put a few green backs together! But I believe this will get me further ahead. As you know from my first post, I have been an avid Bluegrass Banjo picker for a few years....and I understand a lot of music theory. But still, using 1 plastic pick instead 3 metal finger picks will not be easy to pick up quickly. Although, it will help in some arpeggios in picking a little faster. :D
  23. Because of the myriad of tone that it can deliver with nice XF! I am taken back with Line 6 accomplishments and out of the box thinking!!
  24. Just starting. Currently a bluegrass banjo player who have gigged in front of thousands at church environments. I am interested in greatly expanding my music genre and diving into the guitar. For weeks I have scouted many web pages including this forum. For a few years I have been a member of the Banjo Hangout. I now have a great interest in this forum. After much study I will be going with the Line 6 V 120 amp and the Variax Standard,,,,for many reasons. It was an extremely difficult decision foe me because of all the negative posts and reviews on these Line 6 products. This is not as bad in the banjo world. This is because of the type of pickers who really want to help those who are looking for a product or musical needs. I really like that attitude. But when searching for electric guitar stuff,,,much disdain and vitriol in review answers. I. myself take much of the angst caused by these people with a grain of salt! These kinds of people seem to come out of the wood work and become experts on everything! Well,,,the Line 6 products are very innovative and getting better. I like that. Just because they are somewhat different than the rest does not mean one should not try them out. I have heard very good sounds from the modeling amps and the presets on the Variax guitars. I am a continual noodeler on by 5 string ..always looking for THAT sound. This what intrigues me on the amp and guitar I will be getting in the next few months (saving those pesos)! I am an energetic 70 year old. I have played a Fender Electric 12 string many years ago while I was in the Air Force. I loved it...but quit for needing some greenback. So its been nearly 40 years since I have held a guitar in hand. I am extremely excited in this new endeavor. Metal,blues,country, ext........ Including Ventures instrumentals. Anyway, sorry for the long post....I was particularly turned off by the many naysayers on the web. I will continue to monitor this forum. When I get the ax and amp I will give my personal review, Love the idea of being able to change so many variables to arrive at may tones!
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