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  1. 3 hours ago, Random1643 said:

    I manage my 120W for gigs with the Spider V software rather than front panel. In the software, there's an option in the Cab setting per preset where you can toggle between FRFR and Classic. Gotta say I have yet to figure out managing the sound of the Classic option.; it ain't giggable yet for me.

    There are no parameters to adjust in classic mode since there are no cabinet models. Use the effects models to affect your tone.


  2. 5 hours ago, PeterMuylaert said:

    I was wondering, is there a way to download the full presets for the spider amps (V 120 in this case)

    Looking for the original presets that came with the amp but I lost after the 2.0 update.

     

    Thank you.

    Peter

    You can restore the original presets by doing a Factory Reset (hold down the Home button, scroll down to Factory Reset) If you haven't yet, you should do a software download of the new Mk.II software. Just use Spider Edit PC/Mac software to download the new version.  Don't forget to backup your current presets before doing the Factory Reset and/or Mk.II update.


  3. 16 minutes ago, Hankon6 said:

    I did not think that Spider V 's had effects loop for plugging in pedals!

    They don't. You'd have to plug into the front of the amp.


  4. What different effect are you wanting? The Spider has more than 200 effects- 78 amp models, distortions, overdrives, EQ's, compressors, delays, reverbs, modulation effects, etc. built in. As Stonefx said, you might want to get one of the available floorboard controllers to access the effects like a regular effects pedal.  The whole idea of the Spider series is to have an all in one solution to finding the amp tone, and the added effects to create your guitar sound.


  5. On 8/24/2019 at 2:27 AM, Vic20-Ian said:

    It would be great to have the basic one amp patches at least set to an appropriate Class and Topology to get the best out of Helix and DT25 out of the box. 

     

     

    It's easy to do for yourself, plus it has the advantage of letting you experiment with the parameters to find your desired tone. There are only a few amps that are class A designed- Vox, Matchless, Fender Champ and Supro.


  6. The DT amp settings aren't set for each amp model from the factory. They are just giving you the option to set each preset to control the DT the way you like. It's just another option of tone control that you can use a preset 2 store. You might like a marshall with a Class A output stage, or a Vox with class A B. It's up to you.


  7. 1 hour ago, Vic20-Ian said:

    @gtrman100Great, thank you very much.

     

    Are there any details about the fix or manual update?

    What do you mean fix? Control over the DT amps is a new feature with the 2.8 Helix software update. Up until now, you had to change the software in the DT amp, connect a midi cable, and use DT Edit to configure the amp and then create a midi cc in your Helix preset to control the DT. Now, that's all done by the Helix. All you have to do is connect the Line 6 Link and go to the page I mentioned and you can see all the parameter sliders that control the DT. Here's a few tips when you're on that page:

    1. load a preset in the Helix
    2. navigate to the output block and click
    3. locate the DT25/50 page select and click
    4. Choose Preset mode to be able to control the amp via presets (global and off are the other options)
    5. The top slider controls what preamp will be active- Helix or DT. Select the one you want
    6. The next 3 sliders control the Topology, Class A or B, and Pentode/Triode modes
    7. The next slider turns the onboard DT reverb on or off, the next control the default amount of the reverb.
    8. The last 3 sliders control the "hidden" DT50 only options.
    9. To add Snapshot control over a slider, either click on the slider cursor (square box) and press "S" on your keyboard, or right click on the slider, scroll to the bottom and select Snapshot. This way you can control the DT parameters via Snapshots.

    Hope this helps.

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  8. You can control the DT Amp with the helix with just the line 6 link cable attached.

     

    Go ahead and re-initialize your DT so that the stock amps are loaded into the preamp section.

     

    Connect the Line 6 link cable. When you open up a preset on the Helix, navigate to the output block.

     

    You will see a Tab that says DT 25/50. Click on that and you can select all the parameters of the amp with every Preset Individually. You don’t need to connect a midi cable anymore. The helix is totally compatible now.

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  9. Obviously simulcast was mentioning a different amp- the Spiver V. I guess it's a homemade amp he's been playing in his parent's basement. But as a 45 year old, he doesn't get out much...


  10. The new software allows you to configure the DT amps, just like the Pod HD did. The rest of the functions are the same as before in terms of adding effects. The tube output stage of the DT amps will always be active. To change the parameters of the DT using HX Edit:

    1. load a preset
    2. navigate to the output block and click
    3. locate the DT25/50 page select and click
    4. Choose Preset mode to be able to control the amp via presets (global and off are the other options)
    5. The top slider controls what preamp will be active- Helix or DT. Select the one you want
    6. The next 3 sliders control the Topology, Class A or B, and Pentode/Triode modes
    7. The next slider turns the onboard DT reverb on or off, the next control the default amount of the reverb.
    8. The last 3 sliders control the "hidden" DT50 only options.
    9. To add Snapshot control over a slider, either click on the slider cursor (square box) and press "S" on your keyboard, or right click on the slider, scroll to the bottom and select Snapshot. This way you can control the DT parameters via Snapshots.

    I hope this helps.

     

     

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  11. 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. 


  12. 15 hours ago, simulcast said:

    If you are thinking of buying one - DONT.  Get an Orange lunchbox or combo.  Anything but this thin, nutless piece of crap.

    How much time did you spend with it?


  13. 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. 


  14. 3 hours ago, DocFil said:

    I don’t own Spider V and neither Spider V mkii... I was considering buying the Siper V 240 but surfing the web to obtain some more info I found the new Spider V mkii.

     

    Is the old model with the firmware update completed is a copy of the mkii? Is it worth buying the new version, does it contain other changes apart of the firmware already update...??

     

    regards

    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.


  15. 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.

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