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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  5. I have. I'll try again. Thanks.
  6. 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.
  7. I'm having a rough time setting it up too. What presets have the effect? I think they released it before it was ready.
  8. 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...
  9. 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.
  10. How are you boosting the volume using post EQ without changing the EQ? There isn't a gain control.
  11. gtrman100

    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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
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    Amp Record out Buzz

    You have a ground loop between your computer and the amp. You can check it by using a ground lifter (3 to 2 prong adapter) on the amp. That will most likely solve it. Be aware though, it isn't the safest way to operate, but usually there isn't a problem in a simple setup.
  18. Glad I could help. BTW, why have you given up on the amp as a guitar amp? I'm getting some stellar tones out of mine.
  19. It's pretty simple, plug a 1/8 inch into the Aux In jack on the back of the amp. The master volume control on the amp will control overall volume of your external device. The amp models do not affect the sound of what you send to the Aux input.
  20. The XLR outputs are line level. You would have to patch them to a powered full range speaker to get your desired result. You could patch them into your PA system also to get a wider sound.
  21. I tried holding the position parameter, nothing happened on my Ipad mini...
  22. That's actually not the way it works. Double tap on the blank area( outside of the slider) of the parameter you want to control with the Exp. pedal and a dialog box will pop up. BTW, is there a manual or guide on the Spider Remote App? I've had to discover things by experimenting- not the best way to learn it.
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    Transfer Tones

    Nope- different amps, different software. You can only get tones from the Cloud through the Spider App or create them yourself.
  24. My experience: Samsung Galaxy S6 phone- unstable. It works ok until you try to download from the Cloud. Ipad mini- 10.2.1- very stable
  25. gtrman100

    Worst amp ever?

    Have you downloaded any presets from the cloud? You should be able to find a few good ones quickly. Try searching for Hindmarsh. He's the guy in the Line 6 demos, and has created some good ones. Maybe try a different guitar too. Have you updated the software? That affects tone also. If you've done all that and it still doesn't sound good, the amp might be defective.
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