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  1. Hi Leovinus.

    Just had a play around with the fbv. No the pedal does not alter the pulse convolutions in the tremelo.

    It works on the delay, tape echo, and sweep echo to good effect. Tremelo can only be altered manually on the amp itself. (Well it does on my spider IV 75w). Would be neat if it did, but sadly no.

  2. Thanks, I thought it may be similar to the spider V, which has an adjustable tweeter, but fixed.

    I can reduce the trebel and increase the bass controls no probs, and get a more tube-like grunt. Unfortunately, when I shift presets back and forth the settings revert back to the tin-smith whacking away at his anvil. Thanks for the advice on lining in an eq. I happen to have a Beringer eq 700 in my box of tricks. Time to put it to work. Out of curiosity...if I used the line out into another cab, not full range, how many watts would the speaker need to be to handle the the output?

    Thanks again for your advice.

  3. Hi guys, 

    Having immense fun with my used Spider75 with FBV II.

    That is until I bang the volume up. When proper loud it grows as tinny as hell. I know this is a trait of digital amps, but my question is this:-

    Is it possible to attenuate the sound from the tweeter, and knock it back a bit. Even if using my own pedals through the clean channel as the well as all of the presets. Could I dampen 'ole tweety-pie completely inside the cab with strategically placed cloth/foam or something?





  4. I too enjoy a shedload of distortion, problem is that when you really crank up the volume on my spider IV 75, the sound grows too tinny. Especially the built in presets. Seems to be a trait of digital modelling amps. I keep it down by selecting manual, drive completely off, Bass up. Trebel and middle back some. Then I use my various Zoom pedals without suffering trebel overload. You can also save this squeaky clean setting to a user preset. All the clean settings on the main dial aren't flat clean.


  5. On 10/19/2019 at 10:35 PM, xmarti said:

    Dear All,


      All my clean channels (both red and green, Clean and Twang) sound distorted, even with the Drive knob set to "0". I have tried other guitars with the same result. I have tried with another cable cord, still sounded distorted. There is no change using headphones instead of the speaker, so I assume the speaker is fine. When I roll back the guitar's volume knob and I change to single coil pick up, the sound seems to improve a little bit, but it did not happen before.

      I have restored the factory settings, tried to update to the latest firmware (2.0)... and it is still the same problem going on.


      Can somebody help me? Any idea? Thanks a lot.

    Hello mate,

    I had the same issue as you, and the sound was awful especially when put through an external efx pedal. The way around this was to hit the Manual button...then set all smart knobs to zero. Set trebel and middle to 12 O' clock. Drive to zero. Bass and channel all the way up, then save to a bank of your choosing. I did this and dialled in "squeaky clean". It's totally clean without any accent and works well with external efx pedals. 

    Give it a worked for me.  Tell me how you get on. Good luck. 






  6. Thanks fflbrgst.

    That's exactly how I've been going. BUT....

    Been trawling and trawling through the line six stuff on my phone tonight for ages, and hit the jackpot. I downloaded pdf files on phone that had shedloads of new tones in chart form manually inputted settings...yay!

    Unfortunately my brain is now so overheated from all my attempts that I can't quite fathom how I achieved this small triumph, so to share this breakthrough with you is a no no just now. Give me a good night's kip, and I'll be on the case tomorrow, and if you're interested I'll explain how I got there. Failing that I could post you screenshots of the diagrams. Thanks again for the welcome.



  7. Hi folks,

    It's high time that I got kicked off on this forum, if I'm in the wrong spot for my topic, mods and seasoned members please advise. Anyway, I got myself a used Spider IV 75 in mint condition from eBay, and the fbv 11 expression pedal for my birthday...sorted. been playing around with it, and have only just sussed that I can overwrite the preset, being as you can tweak them to your own personal settings and save them. All good, so my question to the forum collective is this:

    Is it possible to obtain new patches to dial  in manually, as my ancient laptop has bitten the dust as far as downloading is concerned. I had a few dial-your -own tone diagrams in the bumff that came with the amp, and they worked great. More please! How do I find them?

    Can you help???



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