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  1. The hardware is the same, but the software is different! Very important because the new software includes the "Classic" mode which makes the amp sound more like a traditional combo amp. You can buy a Spider V MkI and download the new software to make it identical sounding to a MkII.
  2. How much time did you spend with it?
  3. You can't update the software via Android or IOS. You have to use the Line 6 updater program which is only available on Mac or PC.
  4. If you are asking whether or not you can load external IR's into a Spider amp, the answer is no. The amp and cab models are imbedded into the amps software and can only be changed through a software update from Line 6. That said, there are a ton of different cab models in the Spider software that can give you a wide range of tones.
  5. The mk 1 is identical to three mk 2, except for a bit of cosmetics. Find a good deal on a mk 1 and do the update and you're set.
  6. It's here and it's awesome! From the Helix cab pages, you can select the amp and all the parameters that were available on the Pod HD. I've edited my presets, and it's easy to do.
  7. It's out now. Just go to the download page, search your version of Spider V.
  8. Line 6 just released the new Spider V software- you can update your original Spider V to Mk II specs. New features: "My Tones" Tab - log in with your Line 6 account to access presets saved to the cloud. "Cloud" Tab - search for presets on the Line 6 customtone.com cloud created by Spider V users. Adds support for "Speaker" Classic/Full Range parameter within the cabinet settings. Adds support for preset labels. I've checked out the new "classic" speaker mode on a few presets. They sound great- big improvement! They've really improved the presets, and organized them so that they give you more realistic models of the most desired amps.
  9. Have you tried reflashing the firmware? It's an easy thing to try. It sounds more like a power supply problem which would require getting a support ticket. Try reflashing the firmware first.
  10. Why not back up all the presets you want to keep on your computer? Then setup you're banks the way you want. You can always load the factory presets back on your amp when you want to. I'm sure there's a number of factory presets you'll never want to load, so just overwrite them with some of the other factory presets you want to keep. 128 presets is probably more than just about anyone can use.
  11. If you assign the expression pedal (or an external expression pedal) to an effect parameter, the sliders are used to set the minimum and maximum limits of the effect. Otherwise, the sliders have no function.
  12. There isn't a speaker out of the Spider V 240 combo. Yes, there is a model of a bass amp, but the speakers in the 240 are GUITAR speakers and can't take the excursion of the low frequencies that a bass can put out. I wouldn't do it, but maybe you'll pay for new speakers for him, lol.
  13. Don’t do it. The speakers weren’t designed for bass and you could easily blow one.
  14. You have to connect the amp to your PC using a USB cable. There is a switch on the back of the amp to select USB or iPhone, so select USB. Download the Spider Remote program from this site. Go to the Customtone page, and find a preset that might work. Download that preset to your computer Load the Spider Remote program and navigate to a slot where you want to load the new preset. Click on the Load/Save tab, click on "Import tone to Spider V" Select the previously saved preset. Click Open. The new preset should be loaded and "Bob's your uncle"!
  15. You have several ways to find the tones you're looking for. Scroll through the presets already programmed in the amp. Find one that comes close to your desired tones, and tweak the front panel controls to taste. Use the Spider Edit program to make it easy to scroll through the presets and have vusual icons to show you what you're hearing, Go to customtone to find presets that work for the type of song. You can do a search to help you find them. https://line6.com/customtone/browse/spiderv/ Connect your amp to a Iphone or Android phone and download the Spider V app. You can search presets there too. Remember- Every guitar and guitarist sound different, so take a preset as a starting point. You should learn how to tweak the amp, cabinet and effects parameters. Many classic rock tones use a lot of different effects, amps and guitars. Good luck! (I take American Express or Visa, lol!)
  16. I have a interface that I will sell. Just PM me and we can work it out.
  17. Do you have a PC or Mac? If you do, you can load the Spider Edit program and look through all the presets more easily. There are some from many different songs and artists that you might recognize. Also, it's easier to edit tones than on the front panel or the App. The thing is, you ears and your guitar are unique and there might be a preset that's a good starting point for the tone you're looking for. Start there, and then twiddle the knobs and listen to what's happening. The manual is your friend too. Good luck.
  18. I wouldn't hold your breath for an update, this is considered to be an entry level product and functions well for what is expected of it. The only improvement I would like is being able to bank up or down with presets on Spider Edit. It's such a pain to have to toggle one preset at a time to go from one bank to another.
  19. The Link connection is all you need. No midi cable necessary.
  20. If anyone has been checking out the information coming out of NAAM, Line 6 has announced that (finally!) with the release of Helix Core, DT amps will be fully integrated through the Line 6 Link connection. It will connect fully just like the HD series does, so you can control topology, class a/ab, triode pentode and preamp model. An added bonus is that you will be able to control all these parameters via Snapshot on the Helix. So cool!
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. That's right, but there are cheaper options besides the FBV3. Check out the website for all the options.
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