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  1. 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!
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    Need HELP dialing in classic rock tones

    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"!
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    Need HELP dialing in classic rock tones

    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!)
  4. I have a interface that I will sell. Just PM me and we can work it out.
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    Need Help with Amp Set-Up

    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.
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    Is that it done for Firmware ?

    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.
  7. The Link connection is all you need. No midi cable necessary.
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    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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    Better than a Fender Mustang GT?

    Only you can be the judge of whether the Spider sounds better than the Mustang, but the fact that the Spider is a full range system with a tweeter and woofer will reproduce the jam tracks more accurately. Since you have 200 amps, cabs, and effects you might have better luck finding a tone that fits your needs. Also, you have two options for organizing and saving presets with the Spider- the Spider Remote App for IOS and Android, or the Spider Remote for PC/Mac.
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    Is it possible to delete presets in remote app?

    You can't delete a preset, only overwrite them. You could build a template with no amp model or effects and overwrite them, but I find the presets as a good starting point to try tones I might not have thought of.
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    Changing speaker in spider v 120

    What is your problem with the speaker? Since this is a modeling amp, the speaker isn't designed to work like a regular guitar amp. The speaker is designed to work with the tweeter to give the most accurate response with the modeling software. If you want to change the tone of the amp, there are tons of options with the software- amp/speaker cabs/eq, etc.
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