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thorneven last won the day on May 18 2013

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  1. thorneven

    max volume

    There are 2 XLR outs because there are stereo effects and you can program presets to have 2 amps (I think, without looking). But if you don't use the stereo effects (for example, you use only 1 amp model), one side is marked "mono" and you would use only that one XLR out. If you have the Spider V 240, that's a stereo amp with 2 speakers, so you have left and right channels and hence left and right XLR outs.
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    max volume

    What is "dimed" ?
  3. thorneven

    Spider V vs Vetta 2

    I was a Vetta 2 user and bought a Spider V 240 (and 120) and am very happy with the similarities. I wish I could have migrated my Vetta presets to the Spyder but nothing's perfect.
  4. thorneven

    Spider V WoW

    Solo boost - you can set that up yourself and assign it to a footswitch. Just assign for example a compressor effect with GAIN turned up as loud as you want, assign it and bam - you're done ! Works great except that the foot switches are so close together horizontally that I often end up stepping on the bottom row switches instead of the top row switch to which I assigned the effect ! Several people have complained about this "defect" and also about having the capability to swap the switch rows so you can assign effects to the bottom row and use the top row to select presets in a bank.
  5. thorneven

    Fbv MIDI in

    That's right.. MIDI out only.
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    FBV 3 expression pedal?

    If I understand the manual correctly, that's not what the MIDI interface is for. The FBV MIDI interface is so that you can program the pedal board to SEND commands outward for example for sending commands to computer audio software, not for changing the behavior of the pedal board.
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    Spider V 120 vs 240 - Really THAT difference?

    When I record, I usually don't use an amp. I usually plug into an old POD 2 and that goes directly into my sound card which is a FocusRite 6i6. I generally don't like the sound of an amp direct into a sound card. Then again, I haven't tried it with the Spider V so I can't really judge that. I don't have any samples of my playing through the Spider V. Actually there may be some on youTube that someone else took, but I don't know where they are.
  8. thorneven

    Can't Download the new Firmware

    Definitely try different browsers, but it sounds like it has something to do with codecs or whatever it is in a browser that decides how to interpret files you want to access. I don't know enough about the topic. I would try finding in the options menu an item that allows you to restore the browser defaults and try again. Beyond those 2 ideas, I can't think of anything. It seems your browser thinks you want to view the file and not download it. I've experienced the symptoms you observe once in a while and I find if I try again, it usually works. Thorne
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    Spider V 120 vs 240 - Really THAT difference?

    I bought both. The 120 is great for my 9x9 studio, but the 240 is better suited for gigs in larger rooms. Since the presets are the same on both amps, I backup the presets to my PC and any changes I make to one amp I can duplicate on the other amp. The advantage that the stereo gives you are some sound options for more significant echo, chorus and other effects that are more pronounced with 2 speakers. But using stereo effects live gives your sound engineer a more complicated setup.
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    New to electric guitar & amps

    I agree with mkaprelian - Use the knob below the LCD display and note the presets you like. You might want to try different pickup selector positions because some presets sound better with certain pickup combinations. Once you've done that, read the manual, read the forum threads, watch the video tutorials. You can learn a few things from all of that. And when you get comfortable with the amp, venture into playing with the customization options with one of the presets. Don't be afraid to press a button or turn a knob. You can't hurt the amp. Just don't turn up the amp volume too loud so that you hurt your ears and get kicked out of your apt/house ! Learn from the manual how to save a preset so if you like the changes you make, you don't lose them. Thorne
  11. I used the Behringer FCB1010 pedal with Spider III. I miss having 10 footswitches (presets) at my disposal without having to change banks. Thorne
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    How to Factory Reset with external buttons Spider V 240?

    From a Google search: Q: How do I perform a factory reset on the Spider V series? A: Hold down the Home button to access the settings menu. Scroll down with the encoder to where it says Factory Reset. Scroll to the right and press the encoder knob to hit Yes.
  13. thorneven

    tuner calibration

    From a Google search: Q: How do I perform a factory reset on the Spider V series? A: Hold down the Home button to access the settings menu. Scroll down with the encoder to where it says Factory Reset. Scroll to the right and press the encoder knob to hit Yes.
  14. Nothing. I decided I can use the one pedal on the FBV3.
  15. thorneven

    Looping over drum loops

    I can tell you that setting the looper so one stops it at the exact right time takes time to master. The solution for me is to stop the recording, i.e. press the looper button to stop recording, on the 1 of the next measure. So if you're in 4/4 and recording a loop that is 1 bar, count 1 2 3 4 and press the button to stop recording on the next 1. But it has to be precise or you'll find that you're 4/4 time sig has become 4/4 +- 1/16 !
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