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  1. Hello All,


     


    Where do most of you have the preset channel volumes at? On my 2011 Spider Valve mkII 212 Combo, I have them in the 40's and 50's and I am not even at 9 o'clock on the master when gigging and it is plenty loud. Should I ratchet those preset channel volumes down even further (10-20) and jack up the master (noon or so)?. I am sure that is better for the distorted presets where it will really heats up the gain/tone, but what about my clean channel?


     


    Ideally clean should have high channel/low master volume and vice versa on the distorted presets, no? I have a lot of songs where I switch between clean and dirty and solo (think Skid Row "I Remember You") and I just want to stomp on the preset buttons and not use the volume pedal. Right now I have everything balanced in the presets so I just switch back and forth between presets using the switches on FBV without using the volume pedal at all.


     


    Any thoughts?????


     


    Thanks!


     


    Joe Venezia



  2. Brings up an interesting question....where do most of you have the preset channels volumes at? As I said, most of mine are in the 40's and 50's and even gigging I am not at 9 o'clock on the master. Should I ratchet those preset channel volumes down even further (10-20) and jack up the master (noon or so)?. I am sure that is better for the distorted presets where it will really heat up the amp and the tone, but what about my clean channel?

     

    Ideally clean should have high channel volume and low master and vice versa on the distorted presets, no? I have a lot of songs where I switch between clean and dirty and solo (think Skid Row "I Remember You") and I just want to stomp on the preset buttons and not use the volume pedal. Right now I have everything balanced in the presets so I just switch back and forth between presets with the FBV without using the volume pedal.

     

    Any thoughts?????

     

    Thanks!


  3. "You HAVE to use the Channel Volume(s) to control the relative level between patches. If you turn the Channel Volumes down for your desired presets then you can turn the Master Volume up HOWEVER, the extreme danger here is that you cannot permanently overwrite the 16 Model Presets on the left hand side so if you have your master volume up and you accidentally turn that left hand knob you will have a horrendous volume problem once the factory preset kicks in. It is really a bad design from that perspective. What I did to audition between the presets was to even them all out with each of the Channel Volumes and save them back into the banks ... then I could turn the M.V. up but I made a point of NEVER touching the 16 Model preset knob. If you own (and like this amp) these are the things you have to live with. I still have mine but I use a DT25 on a regular basis now and the SV 212 MKII is a backup. It still works perfectly fine. My only complaint is that it is too %$#@ heavy as all 2 x 12 combos are."

     

    Spot on! I have adjusted the channel volumes on my most used channels (well, only down to 40-50 so I guess I need to go even lower as my master is usually only on 2 or 3 when gigging) but you are right though.....hit any of those factory presets where the channel volume is 70+ and you are toast! Prepare to scare people. After hooking up the shortboard to my PC and using the software I turned down the channel volume on all the banks around the ones I use most frequently just in case I accidentally click over into one of them. I have not had any issues.

     

    Joe V. 


  4. Hello,

     

    I regularly gig (well, at least once a month) and have no issues with the banks/tones. Yes, I am using the FBV Shortboard and that is a must if you are concerned about switching and volume levels. I use no other external pedals and have a nice acoustic/clean channel in bank one into my distorted rhythm channel on bank two and then into a lead channel that I have dialed in slightly louder than the rhythm on channel 3 so I never have to mess with the volume pedal at all. Fairly straightforward once you get all your tones set....I use most of the standard preset sounds but am starting to do some knob twiddling to dial in exactly what I am hearing in my head! :-)

     

    You can also attach the shortboard to your PC and download custom/re-arrange the tones with the Line 6 software.......but that is step two!

     

    Good luck!

     

    Joe V.


  5. Hello,

     

    The volume keeps dropping down/cutting out (usually not totally) on all channels on my Spider III. The master is not that high at all....this is my practice amp.....and it is not the guitars or the cords.....any ideas? 

     

    I have noticed some posts about speaker vibration but I don't think that is the issue here.

     

    Thanks!

     

    Joe V.

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