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  1. gtrman100

    DT25 best neutral preamp?

    Plug into the effects return of the DT from an effects send of the Helix that is before the amp cab model. Obviously, the DT is it's own cab and you'll probably not want to send a cab processed signal to it. That's what I would do. With the Helix you can place an effects send anywhere in the chain.
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    Speaker Brand used in Spider V?

    I'm not sure why you would want to replace the speaker in a modeling amp, especially the Spider V series. First, you have plenty of ways to modify the tones of the presets, from different amp models, different speaker cab models, pre and post eq, etc. Second, the speaker specs for the OEM speaker show an efficiency of over 100 db per 1 watt, so you aren't likely to find a speaker that is more efficient and therefore would make the amp louder. Third, since the higher models are a 2 way system, the efficiency of the 12 in driver needs to match the efficiency of the tweeter, so the frequency response of the system will be as flat as possible. To me the whole point of a modeling amp is to have the flexibility to make the widest options possible of different tones. For the money, the Spider V's give amazing tools to do just that. I have a number of nice tube amps that have one or two good tones if that's what I want. But the Spiders have plenty of ways to get the tones you need. If it doesn't, sell it and get something else.
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    customtone page?

    Rule of Thumb #1: don't buy a product based on future functionality, buy it for what it can do now. That goes for guitar stuff, cars, computers, phones and just about everything else. If you were considering a Kemper, you might investigate Helix because it's much more of a pro level piece of equipment. Not that I don't really like my Spider V 240 for what it is.
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    Spider V 120 vs 240 - Really THAT difference?

    I think the 120 would be more than adequate for home use, but I like the sound of my 240 at home. It's my every day practice rig. The stereo effect isn't that dramatic unless you're right in front of the amp.
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    Gigging & Foot pedal

    That's right, but there are cheaper options besides the FBV3. Check out the website for all the options.
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    Spider V 240 "Boomy" or "Bass Heavy"

    Placement of the amp will affect bass response very much. I have no problem with my V240 being bass heavy. Try moving it away from the corner if it's there or get it off the floor. Other than a reflash of the firmware I can't think of why it would be bass heavy.
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    Bass Guitar Through Spider V With Headphones

    Should work fine.
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    Spider V 240 Bypass?

    You can create a preset and use the "No Amp" block to basically bypass any amp modeling. I haven't tried it and I have a Helix, but it might work. If you reinforce the cable so that it doesn't strain the 1/8" jack, you could probably get away with using it and having a stereo monitor is pretty cool when you're standing in front of it.
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    Spider V 120 as an FRFR@

    You could send the HX Stomp to the 120 using the Aux in jack in the back, but since it's a 1/8" jack, it's not really gig worthy. For home use it will probably work ok. The other thing is, the frequency response of the woofer and tweeter in the 120 is not the flattest, so whether it sounds good to you might be an issue.
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    Spider V Amp/Effects Full List

    Cool, thank you!
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    SV240 Exceeded Expecations

    I totally agree with you that the Spider V series are great sounding amp WHEN you create your own presets. I had a Spider IV before and even though it didn't sound particularly good, I could create presets that sounded reasonably close to the target amp. The Spider V series hasn't gotten very good reviews from the chattering class, partly because of snobbery, past Spider history, and the fact that it has so many options to tweak vs the more simple Katana amps. With gobs of amp models, tons of effects, and loads of tone shaping options, with a bit of time great tones are inside this amp. After all, the amp models are updated versions of Amp Farm, which was a staple in many pro recording studios. My live rig consists of a Helix controlling DT amps, and I get a phenomenal range of great tones, but sometimes it's a pain to set up for smaller gigs. It's just too convenient with the G10. I used the 240 at a small club gig, and my guitar playing friends who attended said the guitar tones were great and they're a bunch of cork sniffers. I didn't have a similar experience with the presets; I never judge a modeler with presets including my Helix. There are too many variables with different guitars, playing style, etc. I'm with you on the pitch shifter, and a compare button would be nice.
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    Real harmonizer in spider V?

    Yell louder...
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    How to save edits on amp without app

    Not gonna happen. You can download it from the website and print it yourself if you want.
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    Changing Preset Locations

    Using the Spider V remote program on PC/Mac you can "export" a tone (preset) to a file on your computer. This is how you save presets; it can't be done on the Spider Remote app on Android or IOS. Save the presets on your computer that you want to swap, then import them back at the preset location you want.
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    Better than a Fender Mustang GT?

    Yes, the tweeter and woofer are active with both guitar and aux input, so it works as a FRFR system. The amp modeling is derived from Pod Farm which has amp and cab modeling, so the guitar speaker is designed to be accurate with the software. The aux input is sent straight to the power amp, so both speakers are active.
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