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    Where do you find the remote app?

    Chances are slim and none that they will create a pc based editor, and slim just left town... :wacko:
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    delay between switching patches?

    The preset switching delay on my 240 is fast. I don't notice any real gap when changing presets.
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    Spider V 240 HC problems

    I've been a recording engineer for about 40 years. I know all about EQ. The 120 couldn't keep up with a loud drummer, the 240 has no problem. Post EQ helps if you are trying to carve frequencies to cut better, but doesn't boost all frequencies, so apparent loudness is effected. I don't like to screw with my tone to overcome deficiencies of an amp. YMMV
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    Spider V 240 HC problems

    Have you tried your 120 with a loud drummer? At max volume, mine was barely getting by. And distorted sounds with naturally more compression got lost.
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    Spider V 240 HC problems

    My V240 is plenty loud too; I have no problem keeping up with our very loud drummer. The V120 couldn't, BTW, so I swapped it for the 240. Speaker efficiency might be a factor too. What cabinet and speakers are you using? Inefficient speakers can dramatically effect overall loudness. For example, in my Fender SCXD, the stock speaker is about 1/2 as loud as a replacement Eminence Legend 105!
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    Spider V NO SOUND what so ever

    Since the headphone jack has a switch that cuts of sound to the speaker, if you haven't tried it already, try inserting and removing the headphone plug in several times to see if it's just a sticky switch. Good luck!
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    Nope, none have a VDI input.
  8. I've got the FBV3 and use an external expression pedal to control effects. What I've found is that when you assign an effect to the FBV3, it defaults the effect control to the external expression pedal. But since volume control defaults to the external pedal with no effect assigned, volume control switches to the internal pedal. I know that the red LED on the FBV3 indicates the change of mode, but it's easy to overlook it. This can be very confusing when gigging. Is there any way to lock the volume control to the external expression pedal when assigning an effect to the FBV3? That way the external pedal will always be volume, and the internal pedal will always be effects.
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    Assigning effects to external expression pedal with FBV3

    I guess I'm not explaining it well. In a preset, if you have an external pedal connected to the FVB3, if you assign an effect to be controlled by an expression pedal, it automatically assigns it to the external pedal. I want to assign it to the internal pedal. I don't know any way to do that, Is there a way? When an external pedal is connected, if there is no effect assigned to an expression pedal, the external pedal controls volume, so some presets will have the external pedal controlling volume, and those with an effect being assigned will have the internal pedal controlling volume. This can be confusing during a gig., especially when you have both kinds of presets on one bank.
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    Assigning effects to external expression pedal with FBV3

    There is no way to change the pedal assignment of the volume or the assigned effect. Once you assign an effect to be controlled by an expression pedal, it defaults to the external expression pedal. Is there a way to assign it per preset? I don't care if it's global, I just want to lock the external pedal to be volume.
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    Line 6 updater dead?

    Do you have the USB select switch in the correct position? It has to be switched to whatever operating system you've got- Windows or IOS.
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    Publish or Upload Tone to Cloud

    There is no way to save a tone on your computer unfortunately. You can only save in the cloud or on the amp. I don't believe the tones from the Firehawk are compatible with the Spider anyway.
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    I don't hear a "resonator" at the beginning of the tune. It sounds like synth pads to me. You could try some of the synth effects on the Spider, but I don't think they will get you there. They're more for simple lead tones.
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    Swell not that swelll?

    I have. I'll try again. Thanks.
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    Swell not that swelll?

    I'm not sure why, but I don't have either of those presets and I've done the update. I've got all the new amps and effects.
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    Swell not that swelll?

    I'm having a rough time setting it up too. What presets have the effect? I think they released it before it was ready.
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    Saving Backup Presets

    You have to use the Spider Remote app to save presets. If you only save presets using your amp, it's lost unfortunately. If you've used the Spider Remote app, it will be saved in My Tones if you used that option when the preset was created. Many have complained that the lack of a computer editor makes it hard to manage presets, since all presets are stored on the Cloud, and can't be accessed by the user. A computer editor would be a great addition and probably increase sales for an already solid product. But it doesn't seem like it's in the cards...
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    Line 6 CustomeTone Sharing Spider V???

    Customtone isn't the platform compatible with the Spider V. Using the Spider Remote App you access the cloud function where you can search and download user presets.
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    Spider V 120 Volume Lower Than Spider IV 75

    How are you boosting the volume using post EQ without changing the EQ? There isn't a gain control.
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    Worst amp ever?

    I've been playing guitar for over 50 years(scary thought) and have played in studios and gigged with a wide array of high dollar tube amps, boutique pedals, huge pedalboards, digital multifx and was a recording studio engineer in one of the most prestigious LA studios. Those are my credentials. The fools on the internet, like the guy who smashed the Spider V, who get their egos stroked by trashing inexpensive equipment, are just that- fools. They're just trying to get attention, and make themselves seem like "experts" to the uninformed. It happens in every internet forum or video from politics, stereo equipment, you name it. The curse of the internet. Though not perfect, and not a $3000 tube amp in terms of "ultimate" tone, you can get excellent tones from a Spider V. I know, I have the 240 and wouldn't give a second thought to gigging with it. And I don't care what the cork sniffing guitar players in the audience think. It's a tool... Like was stated before, many, if not all of the modeling amps in the price class can be tweaked to give you decent tones. I prefer the Spider because of the wider range of tones and effects available, the superior footswitch arrangement, and the ease of tweaking. YMMV. Read the manual of one of the modelers,go to a store, take one into a isolation room, play with it for a while. If you bond with it, take it home. Return it if it doesn't work for you. That's my advice. Good luck with your search.
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    RE: Does Your Mobile Device Connect?

    I upgraded this morning. I tried connection with my Samsung S6, which was previously flakey with constant crashes, and it worked very well. No crashes, responds quickly. I'll test it more this weekend, but I think the bug fixes may have been related to Android devices. There is also a fix for a problem with V240HD's.
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    You're a class act, aren't you? I was just trying to give you information so you could make an informed decision. Have a really great day!
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    Spider V with banjo

    Since the Spider V's have full range speakers in them, they might be an option for you. Try one out and see if it sounds good to you. I would use a preset with the Tube Instrument Preamp. One of the acoustic guitar presets will probably work.
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    Are you using Android or Apple? I had bad luck with my Samsung s6, crashed constantly. With my Ipad mini, it's been flawless.(Hear that Line 6?) There is no PC editor, unfortunately. There isn't a manual, but most of the functions are pretty obvious. The one that I've found that isn't is the pedal assignment. You have to touch and hold in the function you want to assign the pedal until a dialog box pops up. Ask questions and maybe we can help you. BUT, they should have a guide for the app, and they should create a PC editor.
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    Vetta II HD to Spider V 240 HD?

    I had a Vetta years ago, and my memory is a bit foggy but I think the Spider V sounds better. It's much easier to navigate with the simpler interface which makes tweaking easier. The mid/ high gain tones seem more dynamic. I had the "lost in the mix" syndrome when I had the Vetta, I believe a function of the lack of headroom in the power amp section. I've got none of that with the Spider V 240.