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  1. I was just thinking, a great feature to have in the cab section would be a head or human instead of a mic. Let me explain; in the cab block; you mainly select a cab, a mic and a distance. But why not also have the ability to select a person? Meaning; say you had a 4x12 in a room, and you were 8 meters away from the cab; how would it sound if you were in the room? (aka; if it was recorded with a perfect mic?) I think that actually this should have been the default setting for all cabs. How would the amp sound if you were in the room? When you have to select a mic, you're basically removing cab simulation from unit; and you're basically saying, this is how it would sound if it was recorded. I mean it's fine/great to have as a feature, getting the recorded mic+cab tone from albums is great. But, the Go lacks the most basic ability to emulate a guitar cab. It cannot emulate the sound of a cab; of how a plain cab would sound to a human in a room. It can only emulate the sound of a cab if it were recorded with a microphone... And that is to me quite an artificial way to treat cabs. The most basic way to use an amp and a cab is playing them directly, and hearing the sound. The Go lacks this most basic feature. This would simplify tremendously the cab block, and I think might help get some great tones also... Of course room becomes a parameter; are you playing in a garage, bedroom, church, etc., (reverb characteristics) but many reverbs aren't super expensive DSP wise, and if my my old 1994 Digitech RP5 could do such reverbs; don't think the PGO couldn't... Thoughts? Any idea why there isn't such implementation?
  2. I'm using an HX Stomp and have just ordered a Seymour Duncan Powerstage 170 to use with my 2x12 cab. I'd like to send a signal to FOH as well, but I'm not sure if this can be done - is anyone able to advise please? I was thinking of using the Send to take the signal to the Powerstage 170 and my cab, and then using the L/Mono to go direct to front of house. BUT... When I look at it in HX Edit, it seems like if I do this, I'll only be able to have the delay/reverb on one side (either FOH or the cab - but not both). Have I got this totally wrong, or is this just a compromise I'll have to live with?
  3. Good day, I got the PodGo because I am new to effects, all the previews said it was pretty easy to use, and it was more economical then the pedal setup I was considering. It has been nice playing the bass over the laptop speakers to YouTube backing tracks. However, (day two of ownership) I would like to connect Pod Go to my amp combo but be able to switch between: My amp combo effects and eq with just effects from the PodGo (no amp and cab models) PodGo effects, amp, and cab models with my amp combo eq but no amp combo effects PodGo effects, amp, cab, and eq models with no effects from my amp combo I have a Peavey Max 100 amp combo that has a couple of on-off eq profile buttons, and connectors for active input, passive input, FX loop, DI, and footswitch. The Quick Start on page 7 of the 1.10 owners guide has a setup for powered speakers but it does not say which input to connect to. Should I be connecting to the active input or the return FX loop? How do I assign a foot-switch to toggle between no PodGo and no amp combo effects? My bass ( Ibanez GSR205SM ) has active pickups, a tone knob, and an eq knob that rolls over a low/mid/high boost/cut profile. Do I need to have these knobs turned all the way down using the PodGO to the amp combo? I don't want to overload anything by sending boost/effects from both the bass, PodGo, and amp combo. Is there a way to filter the amps and cabs for ones used for bass? There are a few factory bass presets in banks 12 and 13 so I know those ones are for bass. However, in PodGo Edit there is no indication of what is bass and what is guitar. I saw a review of other Line 6 products where this filtering was an option. Is this coming in a firmware and/or software update. Perhaps just putting the bass clef in one of the corners of the amp/cab icon would help. Thanks
  4. I’m looking for some advice for my set-up. I’m playing mostly at home now, with an occasional jam out with friends. I purchased a Helix LT a few weeks ago and love it; past the honeymoon phase. Currently, my set-up is going through the effects loop of my Mesa Mark V:25, so using the power amp only, into a 2x12 closed back cab with V30s. It sounds great! However, the Mesa is a pretty expensive as just power amp... So I’m looking at two options. 1) Helix straight into a JBL PRX812 (or other brand/model suggestions?) and sell the Mesa and cab. Or 2) Helix into a separate power amp (brand/model suggestions?) into my current 2x12 cab. There’s really no way to test either of these optional methods without major time and expense, so I’m hoping someone here may have experience comparing these set ups and be able to offer some sage advice. Thanks in advance for your input!
  5. Application Q: What are the presets on my Spider Valve Mk II amplifier? A: There are 64 presets (16 banks of 4) programmed into the amplifier at the factory, and 64 empty preset locations for an end user to program. The empty 64 preset locations have defaults (1-4) in them as a starting place. Q: I noticed that the Artist/Song Presets from the Spider IV are not present on the Spider Valve Mk II? A: Yes, as many end users had asked for more locations to store their personal presets, we have removed the artist/song presets for the Spider Valve Mk II. Q: Are the Spider Valve Mk II series amps Mono(phonic)? A: Yes, the Spider Valve Mk II series amplifiers have a monophonic output (as are most tube amplifiers). Q: How can I connect a POD unit to my Spider Valve Mk II series amplifier? POD Connections, Routing and the 4 Cable Method Q: Do the Master volume and presence control applied to the power amp section only? A: Yes, the master volume and presence control are true analog. Q: Where is the Master volume located in the chain? A: it is after the preamp, and before the power amp. Specifications Q: What are the specifications of the Spider Valve Mk II series? Spider Valve Mk II Specifications Q: What speakers are used in the Spider Valve Mk II amplifiers? Spider Valve 112: Celestion Vintage 30, 8 ohm Spider Valve 212: (2) Celestion Vintage 30s, 16 ohm Spider Valve 412 cabinet: (4) Celestion Vintage 30s, 16 ohm Q: What tubes ship in the Spider Valve Mk II amplifiers? What is the power output? Spider Valve Mk II 112 & 212: (2) Sovtek 12AX7LPS or Shuguang Electron Group 12AX7B China preamp tubes, (2) Sovtek 5881/6L6WGC WXT matched set power amp tubes. 40 watts. Spider Valve Mk II HD: (2) Sovtek 12AX7LPS or Shuguang Electron Group 12AX7B China preamp tubes, (4) Sovtek 5881/6L6WGC WXT matched set power amp tubes. 100 watts. Q: What are the function of the 12AX7 tubes? A: V1 is the booster to the output tubes, V2 is the phase inverter for the output tubes. When viewing the SV MKII HD100 upright from the back, V1 is on the right side. On the combo, V1 is on the left side. Q: Can the Spider Valve Mk II handle another 12A_7 style tube without damage to tubes or circuitry? A: Yes, the 12AX7/AT7/AU7/AY7 types, but as these tubes act as a phase inverter and a boost to the power amp (rather than traditionally "cleaning up" the preamp section), you may not get the result you are looking for. Care must be taken with this and should be done by a technician well practiced in tube technology and modifications of this type. Q: What Line 6 controllers work with the Spider Valve Mk II series amplifier? Controller compatibility chart Setup/Connection Q: Is there a bias switch to change the power tubes to EL-34s or other power tube types? A: No, the Spider Valve Mk II does not offer bias switchable options and was designed to only be used with 5881WXT type of 6L6 power amp output tubes. Q: Is there a headphone output on the Spider Valve Mk II series? A: There is no headphone output on the Spider Valve Series, but you can use the XLR output to go to a mixer, then use the headphone jack from the mixer. Q: Can I run my Spider Valve Mk II amplifier without a speaker load? A:No, you cannot run the Spider Valve Mk II series without a speaker load. Please see the following link for more information on cabinet connections: Cabinet Connection and Ohm F.A.Q. Q: Can the Spider Valve Mk II be run with a Variac? A: This is not recommended as the lower voltage can cause problems with the digital processing in the Preamp section of the Spider Valve Mk II. Q: Can I run a Palmer S.E., THD Hot Plate, Power Soak, etc. for speaker simulation or power attenuation? A: There are no known issues regarding the use of any direct recording simulators or power attenuators between the power amp output and the speaker cabinet, but if there is damage caused by improper connections or malfunctioning gear, it will not covered under the Line 6 warranty. Be aware of “red plating”, when too much current across the plate can result in damage to the tubes and nearby circuits. Q: Do the Spider Valve Mk II 112 and 212 combos support external speaker cabinets? If so, will the external cabs mute the internal speakers of the Spider Valve Mk II? A: Yes, the Spider Valve Mk II supports the use of additional cabinets. Please ensure that the ohm load is correct to avoid damaging your amplifier if you intend to use both the internal and external speakers simultaneously. Q: What is the bias voltage for the Sovtek 5881WXT matched set of tubes? A: 35 mV (+/-2mV) Q: Does the XLR output still send signal when the amplifier is on standby? A: In some cases yes, in some no. Spider Valve MkII actually has two different modes of Direct Out, which can be found in the SETUP menu in Edit Mode. They are Studio and Performance. Studio mode is a traditional, DSP POD-style output with speaker simulation and will function when the amplifier is in standby mode. In contrast, Performance mode takes a tap off the output transformer, then goes through the speaker simulation before going through the Direct Out. This allows the tubes to interact with the DSP, and because the amp has to be on to allow this to happen, there will be no signal at the XLR output in standby if Performance mode is selected. Q: Does the Spider Valve Mk II have an FX loop? A: the Spider Valve Mk II has a pre-amp out (effect send) and Power amp in (effect return) section. Q: Is the effect loop series or parallel? Is the effect loop mono or stereo? A: The effect loop is series mono. Q: Does the Spider Valve Mk II have MIDI ports? A: Yes, the Spider Valve Mk II amplifier series has both MIDI in and MIDI out ports, and the Spider Valve Mk II will accept MIDI program changes on MIDI Channel 1-16, from values 00-127. The MIDI channel assignment can be accessed by pushing the “preset” encoder and using the left/right arrow key to reach “MIDI”. This greatly increases the opportunity to integrate Spider Valve MkII’s into your existing rig, and will also allow you to update your amps firmware via MIDI. See the advanced user’s guide for the full MIDI story. Q: Can I send a MIDI output from the Spider Valve Mk II to another MIDI-capable Line 6 amplifier and control both amplifiers with one FBV controller? A: Yes, but as different Line 6 amplifiers have different MIDI implementation you will want to go through each control on the FBV to ensure that you get the desired control on both units. Q: Is there an editor where I can connect my Spider Valve Mk II to my computer and edit/store tones? A: Yes, Spider Valve Edit is the editing software that can be used to edit the Spider Valve Mk II. Please see the following link for more information: Spider Valve Edit FAQs Q: What do the FBV Shortboard series stomp, FX Loop/Function 1, and Function 2 do? A: The Stomp button activates the "boost" on both the original FBV shortboard series (Mark I) and Mark II controllers. The FX Loop (Mk I)/Function 1 (Mk II) activates the Noise gate. The Function 2 (Mk II only) activates the loop feature on the Spider Valve Mk II. Q: What do the FBV Shortboard MkII Function 1 and Function 2 buttons do with Spider Valve MkII? How is it different from the original FBV Shortboard? A: The Function 1 button activates the Boost setting saved with each preset. The Boost setting (up to 8db pre and/or post amp model) can be found by entering “edit mode” on the SV MkII and pressing the R arrow on the 4-way nav button. The button equivalent to Function 1 on the original FBV Shortboard is labeled FX Loop. The Function 2 button (FBV Shortboard MkII only) is equivalent to the Quick Loop button on the faceplate of the SV MkII, and arms the built in Looper. For full functionality of the Looper, see the Spider Valve MkII Advanced User Guide. In addition, the Stomp button activates the first Smart FX on both the original and MkII FBV Shortboard controllers. Q: Can I run the Spider Valve Mk II head with only the outer two power tubes (removing the inner pair) to operate at a lower output volume? A: Yes, it is safe to run the Spider Valve Mk II Head with two 5881WXT’s. It is recommended that the output impedance be run at "half" when running in this configuration. An example would be running the 8 ohm head output connected to the 16 ohm cabinet connection, or the 4 ohm output to an an 8 ohm cabinet connection. Line 6 recommends re-biasing your amplifier to 35mv after removing the tubes, as the current draw will have changed. This should be done by a technician with lots of experience with tube amps. Q: Where is the fuse located in the chain? A: The fuse is located between the 12AX7s and 5881WXT’s (there is no master fuse). Spider Valve Cabinet FAQs Q: What are the specs for the Line 6 4x12 cabinet? A: 9 ply, ¾" wood with Celestion Vintage 30 speakers. There is no internal baffle. Q: What are the ohm load options for the 4x12 cabinet? A: The switchable ohm load options for the 4x12 cabinet are 16 ohm mono, 8 ohm stereo, and 4 ohm mono. Trouble shooting Q: What is the manufacturer's warranty for Spider Valve Mk II? A: The warranty for the Spider Valve Mk II amplifier is 12 months from the date of purchase, the tubes warranty is 90 days from the date of purchase. Q: How do I perform a factory reset on my Spider Valve Mk II? A: The factory reset for the Spider Valve Mk II series is to hold the "A" button while powering the unit, then pushing the presets encoder twice. Q: I hear a loud "pop" when I switch between certain presets on the Spider Valve MKII. Is this normal? A: Sometimes if the Channel Volume is set or saved too low on a preset a loud pop will be heard when navigating to it and away from it. This is because of the level difference between it and the other saved presets. Try adjusting the preset's Channel Volume above "12:00" and saving again. This should level out the difference between the presets and eliminate the popping sound. Q: Will using different brands of 6L6 tubes in the Spider Valve Mk II void the warranty? A: Yes, so no Ruby, Mesa, GT, JJ, Tung-Sol, or others. The characteristic curves are not close enough, and the vacuum-to-gas ratio (soft, medium, hard) of the tube plays a role in that. So it’s best to use the specified Sovtek 5881WXT matched set tubes. Q: My amp seems to be malfunctioning. What can I do as an end user? Amp Troubleshooting Tube Troubleshooting and Replacement *Q: Where can I download a Spider Valve Mk II manual? Line 6 Manuals Miscellaneous Q: Where can I get a cover for my Spider Valve Mk II amplifier? Cases And Covers
  6. Deutsch Français Q: What are the common ohm ratings for guitar speaker cabinets? A: The common ohm ratings are 16, 8, and 4 ohms. It is important to look at the cabinet inputs to correctly match the rating for your setup to ensure the optimal output and performance of your amplifier. While some ohm mismatches are acceptable, other ohm mismatches can cause failure in your amplifier's power amp section. REMEMBER: Impedance is measured in (Ω) ohms. Impedance determines how much current will flow through a component. A very high impedance allows a small amount of current to flow (i.e. a 16 ohm speaker load draws less current than an 8 ohm amp is ready to supply, but it will work safely). A very low impedance allows a large amount of current to flow (i.e. a 4 ohm speaker load draws too much current from an 8 ohm amp, ultimately overheating the amp). Unacceptable Ohm Mismatches: When connecting any amplifier to an external cabinet it is important to keep in mind that the ohm load of your cabinet should not be lower in number than the ohm rating of your amplifier (which can cause the amplifier to fail). I.e. - If the amp output has an overall rating of 8 ohms DO NOT run with an external cab that has an overall rating of 4 ohms. Acceptable Ohm Mismatches: It is acceptable to run the overall ohm load output of an amplifier to a cabinet that is higher in number. I.e. If your amp output has an overall output rating of 8 ohms you can run into an external cabinet that has an overall rating of 16 ohms. Be aware that you will lose ~15-20 percent of perceived volume with solid state power amplifiers when running this type of ohm mismatch, but you will suffer no failures. Q: Can I run two cabinets with different ohm ratings? A: We do not recommend running cabinets with different ohm ratings, as it may create an ohm load that your amplifier will not recognize and can possibly damage the power amp output section. Q: How do I connect my Line 6 amplifier to the external speaker cabinet? A: Your manual should explain most situations you would run into. Feel free to contact us and ask questions re: specific setups not covered in the manual and we will add them to this document. For example: Q: Can I run my Line 6 amplifier without a speaker load (i.e. not connected to a speaker) A: All Line 6 amplifiers (with the exception of the Spider valve series) are safe to run without any speaker load connected. The DT series and Spider Valve series amps **must have a speaker load connected to avoid damage to the output transformer.** Spider II, III, IV Cabinet Wiring - The Spider II & III HD150s are set up with 8 ohm stereo outputs to match the Spider cabs. You will want to use two speaker cables to connect to both jacks of the cabinet. If you do not connect both speaker outputs to an 8 ohm load (or higher) you can suffer a power amp failure. - Spider II & III HD75s runs 4 ohms mono. You will want to use two speaker cables to run the 8 ohms stereo cabinet from the head to the cab (creating a 4 ohm load) If you only use one cable, you may only get two of the four speakers to function. - Please consult the labeling on the cabinet or use a multi-meter to measure the ohm rating to ensure you will not induce failure with an incorrect connection. Q: Is there a video tutorial where I can see different cabinet connection options? A: Line 6 Head and Cabinet Connections Q: I am running my Spider HD with a cabinet from a different manufacturer which has a different ohm configuration that what the Spider HD needs. What can I do? A: Please see the previous information on acceptable ohm mismatches. If the ohm mismatch is not acceptable you may need to have your cabinet modified to conform to the needs of the Spider HD series. Please have this modification performed at your nearest Line 6 Service Center. Q: What are the wattage outputs and ohm loads on the Line 6 amplifiers not already discussed? Vetta/Vetta II HD 300W:4/8/16 ohms HD147 300W:4/8/16 ohms Flextone II HD 200W 2X12:4/8/16 ohms Flextone HD 300W:4/8/16 ohm Duoverb HD 100W:4/8 ohm F.A.Q.: Boxenverbindungen und Ohm Welche sind die üblichen Impedanzen für Gitarren Lautsprecherboxen? Die üblichen Impedanzen sind 16, 8 und 4 Ω. Es ist wichtig, sich die Eingänge der Box genau anzusehen um die Impedanz optimal auf Ihr Setup anzupassen und so eine optimale Ausgangsleistung des Verstärkers zu erhalten. Während manche Ohm-Diskrepanzen akzeptabel sind, können wiederum andere zum Versagen der Endstufe führen. Impedanz wird in Ohm gemessen. Die Impedanz legt fest, wieviel Strom durch eine Komponente fließt. Eine sehr hohe Impedanz sorgt dafür, dass nur eine geringe Menge Strom fließt (z.B.: ein 16 Ω Lautsprecher braucht weniger Strom als ein 8 Verstärker leisten kann, funktioniert jedoch gefahrlos.). Eine sehr niederige Impedanz hingegen lässt eine große Menge Strom fließen (z.B.: ein 4 Ω Lautsprecher zieht zu viel Strom für einen 8 Ω Verstärker und führt zur Ãœberhitzung des Verstärkers.). Inakzeptable Ohm-Diskrepanzen: Wenn Sie einen Verstärker an eine externe Box anschließen ist es wichtig, dass die Impedanz der Box nicht tiefer ist als die des Verstärkers (was dazu führen kann, dass der Verstärker ausfällt.). Z.B.: Wenn die Ausgabe des Verstärkers eine Impedanz von 8 Ω hat, dürfen Sie AUF KEINEN FALL eine Lautsprecherbox benutzen, die nur 4 Ω Impedanz hat. Akzeptable Ohm-Diskrepanzen: Eine Ohm-Diskrepanz ist akzeptabel, wenn die Impedanz eines Verstärkers, den Sie an eine Box anschließen niedriger ist als die der Box. Z.B.: Wenn die Ausgabe des Verstärkers eine Impedanz von 8 Ω hat, können Sie eine externe Box benutzen, mit 16 Ω Impedanz. Aber Achtung, Sie werden ca. 15-20% Lautstärke mit einer Transistorendstufe verlieren wenn Sie diese Art Setup benutzen, aber es wird ohne Ausfall funktionieren. Kann ich zwei verschiedene Boxen benutzen, die verschiedene Impedanzen haben? Wir empfehlen die Nutzung von Boxen mit verschiedenen Impedanzen NICHT, da dies eine Impedanz erzeugen kann, die der Verstärker nicht erkennt und kann so auch die Endstufe beschädigen. Wie schließe ich meinen Line 6 Verstärker an eine externe Box an? In Ihrem Benutzerhandbuch sollte dies für die meisten Situationen ausführlch beschrieben sein. Bitte kontaktieren Sie uns und stellen Sie jegliche Fragen über Setups die nicht im Benutzerhandbuch aufgeführt sind und wir werden diese an dieses Dokument anhängen. Z.B.: Kann ich meinen Line 6 Verstärker ohne Box benutzen? Alle Line 6 Geräte können auch betrieben werden ohne, dass eine Box an diesen angeschlossen ist (mit Ausnahme der Spider Valve Serie). **ACHTUNG, die DT und Spider Valve Serien müssen eine Box angeschlossen haben um jeglichen Schaden zu vermeiden.** Verkabelung der Spider II, II, IV Boxen Die Spider II & III HD 150 Boxen haben 8 Ω Ausgänge um den Spider Boxen zu entsprechen. Sie brauchen 2 Lautsprecherkabel, um diese an beide Klickenbuchsen der Box anzuschließen. Sollten Sie nicht beide Lautsprecherausgänge an eine 8 Ω Impedanz anschließen, kann Ihre Endstufe versagen. Spider II & III HD 75 Boxen haben 4 Ω Mono Ausgänge. Sie brauchen 2 Lautsprecherkabel, um die 8 Ω Stereo Box zu benutzen (was einee 4 Ω Impedanz erzeugt). Sollten Sie hier nur ein Kabel benutzen funktionieren nur 2 der 4 Lautsprecher. Benutzen Sie bitte die Beschriftung auf der Box oder ein Multimeter um die Impedanz zu messen. So können Sie einen Ausfall aufgrund falscher Impedanz ausschließen. Gibt es ein Videotutorial über die verschiedenen Boxen Anschlüsse? Line 6 Head and Cabinet Connections (Englisch) Ich benutze mein Spider HD mit einer Box eines anderen Herstellers, welche eine unterschiedliche Impedanz hat als die, die mein Spider HD braucht. Was kann ich tun? Bitte schauen Sie sich dazu die vorherigen Informationen über akzeptable und inakzeptable Ohm-Diskrepazen an, wenn diese inakzeptabel ist kann es sein, dass Sie Ihre Box modifizieren müssen, damit Sie dem Spider HD entspricht. Bitte lassen Sie diese Modifikation im nächstgelegenen Line 6 Service Center durchführen. Welche ist die Wattleistung und Impedanz anderer, noch nicht beschriebener, Line 6 Verstärker? Vetta/Vetta II HD 300W; 4/8/16 Ω HD147 300W; 4/8/16 Ω Flextone II HD 200W 2X12; 4/8/16 Ω Flextone HD 300W; 4/8/16 Ω Duoverb HD 100W; 4/8 Ω F.A.Q.: Haut-parleur et ohm: Quels sont les impédances communes pour les baffles guitare? Les impédances communes sont 16, 8 et 4 Ω. C'est important de vérifier l'impédance de l'entrée du baffle guitare pour égaler cette impédance à votre système afin de recevoir une sortie et performance optimale de l'ampli. Pendant que quelques discordances sont acceptables, autres peuvent causer un échec dans la section ampli de puissance. L'impédance est mesurée en ohms Ω. L'impédance mesure la circulation du courant dans un composant. Une impédance très haute permet à une petite quantité de courant de circuler. (Par exemple, un haut-parleur de 16 Ω consommé moins de courant qu'un 8 Ω ampli peut fournir. Mais ce setup fonctionne en toute sécurité.) Une impédance très basse permet à une grande quantité de courant de circuler. (Par exemple, un haut-parleur de 4 Ω consommé trop de courant pour un ampli de 8 Ω. Ce setup surchauffe l'ampli.) Discordances ohms inacceptables: Si vous connectez un amplificateur à un haut-parleur externe, c'est important de savoir que l'impédance du haut-parleur ne peut pas être plus basse que l'impédance de l'amplificateur. (Échec de l'ampli) Par exemple, si l'amplificateur a une impédance de sortie de 8 Ω, vous ne pouvez pas utiliser un haut-parleur externe de 4 Ω. Discordances ohms acceptables: C'est acceptable d'avoir un haut-parleur avec une impédance d'entrée plus haut que la sortie de l'amplificateur. Par exemple: Si la sortie de l'ampli a une impédance de 8 Ω, vous pouvez utiliser un haut-parleur avec une impédance de 16 Ω. Attention, vous perdez 15-20% de volume avec un amplificateur de puissance à semi-conducteur si vous exécutez cette configuration mais vous ne souffrez aucun échec. Est-ce que je peux utiliser deux haut-parleurs avec des impédances différents? Nous ne recommandons pas l'utilisation de deux haut-parleurs avec des impédances différents. Ce peut causer une impédance, l'ampli ne sait pas reconnaitre et peut endommager la sortie de l'ampli de puissance. Comment est-ce que je peux connecter mon ampli Line 6 à l'haut-parleur externe? Le manuel d'utilisation devrait expliquer la plupart des situations. N'hésitez pas à nous contacter et poser des questions sur les configurations spécifiques et nous les ajoutons à ce document. Par exemple: Est-ce que je peux utiliser mon ampli Line 6 sans impédance? Tous les amplis Line 6 (série Spider Valce exceptée) peuvent-être utilisés sans impédance haut-parleur connecté. ** Les séries DT et Spider Valve doivent avoir connecté une impédance haut-parleur pour éviter les dommages au transformateur de sortie. ** Spider II, III et IV: câblage du haut-parleur Les Spider II et II HD150s sont configurés avec des sorites 8 Ω stéréo pour correspondre aux haut-parleurs Spider. Vous avez besoin de deux câbles haut-parleurs pour connecter les deux jacks du haut-parleur. Si vous ne connectez pas les deux sorties à une impédance de 8 Ω, vous pouvez souffrir d'une insuffisance ampli de puissance. Spider II et III HD75s sont configurés avec des sorties 4 Ω mono. Vous avez besoin de deux câbles haut-parleurs pour utiliser l'haut-parleur 8 Ω stéréo. (créant une impédance 4 Ω) Si vous utilisez un seul câble, seulement deux des quatre haut-parleurs fonctionnent. Utilisez l'étiquetage sur l'haut-parleur ou un multimètre pour mesurer l'impédance pour vous assurer que vous ne provoquez aucun échec avec une connexion incorrecte. Est-ce qu'il y en a un vidéo tutoriel concernant les options de connexion du haut-parleur? Line 6 Head and Cabinet Connections (anglais) J'utilise le Spider HD avec un haut-parleur d'un fabricant différent, ce haut-parleur a une configuration d'impédance différente que mon Spider HD a besoin. Qu'est-ce que je peux faire? Veuillez consulter les informations précédentes sur les discordances ohms acceptables. Si la discordance ohm est inacceptable, c'est possible que vous avez besoin de modifier l'haut-parleur afin de le conformer au Spider HD. Veuillez faire effectuer cette modification au centre de service Line 6 le plus proche. Quels sont les puissances en watts des sorties des amplis Line 6 pas encore discuté? Vetta/Vetta II HD 300W; 4/8/16 Ω HD147 300W; 4/8/16 Ω Flextone II HD 200W; 2x12: 4/8/16 Ω Flextone HD 300W; 4/8/16 Ω Duoverb HD 100W; 4/8 Ω
  7. So I’m in a dilemma that I’m hoping someone can help me out with. I play in 2 metal bands that practice at separate rehearsal studios and I am looking for a second rig for the other studio so I was looking into getting the hx stomp or the helix lt but can’t decide which one would be a better fit. Since I play metal I don’t use a ton of effects but maybe if I had more options I would use them more. I mostly just use a high gain profile on my kemper, a clean profile and a lo-fi profile but to be honest the kemper Is not known for its effects so I was thinking the hx stomp might be cool to use as a second rig at the other studio and since it’s so portable I could use it with the kemper as well. The only issue is that since I use real cabinets I use power amps because my kemper is not powered and neither is the hx stomp but the hx stomp doesn’t have an xlr output to plug into my power amp however the helix lt does. Is there anyway hook the hx stomp up to my power amp without using an xlr? Would a 1/4 jack to xlr work? what I’m really getting down to is which one would you guys suggest for my situation the helix lt or the hx stomp? Would the hx stomp be a good stand alone rig if I can run it through a power amp or would it just be better to get the helix lt? Sorry for the long post. I wanted to try and be as specific as possible. Any suggestions are welcomed. Thanks!
  8. Hi All, I have a 412VS that I use with my Vetta II head, but i recently purchased an Orange Jim Root Terror which sounds awesome through it. My only problem is, it only has one channel. So my question is: Is it possible to run my Vetta II through two of the speakers for clean tone and my Orange Jim Root Terror through the other two for the dirty tone? I know the cab is stereo so I'm assuming that means top two speakers are separate from the bottom two... If so, any ideas how? Thanks for your help!
  9. Hello, I was wonderwing if with the HX Stomp i can get 1 signal chain with effects/amp modeling/IR impulse to go to the FOH, and a second signal with just effects/amp modeling to my power amp and cab (so without IR impulse). Thanks in advance!! Greetz Wouter
  10. Hello! I've had an HX Stomp for about two months and have lurking on this forum long before then to learn everything I can about how to get the best out of this thing. Since I'm a bedroom guitarist and live in an apartment I can't crank the volume very loud. Currently I'm using the Stomp into an EV ZLX-12P (I know it's not the best) and whilst it sounds good, it's not exactly what I'm going for. I understand I won't get the "amp in the room" feel as much as I'll get the "amp in another room mic'ed and playing through a monitor" feel, so the majority of my time I'm tweaking to make it perfect (mostly a me problem lol). Occasionally I'll record with Logic, but primarily I'm just jamming to songs by myself or with my friend. I understand I'll lose the ability for IRs/cabs this route, but in every one of my patches I use an IR from ML Soundlabs of a Mesa recto 4x12 with an SM57. I play mostly Coheed and Cambria stuff with various other metal/rock mixed in, so that IR/cab is the sound I want. All that being said, here are my questions. - Will it feel like the amp being modeled run into whatever cab I'm using? - For my purposes, would a power amp into a cab give the best feel? - What would a be a good power amp? Something neutral? (I've heard people using various Quilters, SD powerstage, Mooer Baby Bomb, EHX 44 Magnum, etc) I have a Fender HM412A I got cheap and used when I lived at my parents I could use, but I feel like that's gonna be super loud and I'm not sure how it'll sound. My other thought was selling the 4x12 and some other equipment I'm not using to pickup a Mesa Recto 1x12 because I figure that would get me close to the sound I'm aiming for. Any feedback or suggestions are appreciated! Thanks!
  11. Hi, I'm Danilo from Italy. A question about miking option in cab block. Is anyone aware of how Helix simulated cab miking? It is possible to adjust only the distance by speaker but not position with respect to the center and inclination.
  12. psubak

    Power amp for Helix

    I currently have no experience with setting up fx processors for live/rehearsal use through a guitar cabinet, but I am thinking about obtaining a Helix (maybe Axe Fx if I'm patient enough) to add a digital rack setup on top of my current tube amp/cab/pedals setup. Just to have the best of both worlds. I want to stick to a solid state power amp, but do I go Rocktron Velocity 300 or Matrix GT800FX/GT1000FX? I obviously want to maximize my sound in terms of quality, but also in terms of volume without blowing my speakers or being too quiet. I'm not sure how wattage in a sold state amp affects this, and I'd like to go Matrix, but only if they don't destroy these cabs with one small or bad turn of a knob because of their high output capabilities -- 400w/channel or 800w bridged for example -- into a 280w Mesa 4x12 (live/rehearsal) or 120w Orange 2x12 (home). But I can't afford to have the 300w Rocktron be too quiet for a live or rehearsal situation even if it does suffice for at-home use. Bottom line: Which power amp should I get and how would I avoid damage? I see people using the Matrix's all the time with cab setups but how do they not blow their cabs? Just keep the Matrix turned down low all the time? Is it an impedance thing? Side note: The Orange also only has a 16 ohm option so without rewiring how would that work, if it can at all since I believe these amps do 8 ohms? I know there's other options for speaker setups but I'm asking specifically about guitar cabinets... for now. I play heavy music. Much appreciated.
  13. See enclosed spreadsheet for the list. Mobile POD Amp Models List.xlsx
  14. Hello good people! I was considering getting the hd500x because it fits perfectly on my budget, but i couldn't find anywhere an answer to this question: Can you connect your pod to foh (with cab emulation) and to a poweramp and cab (without cab emulation) simultaneously? if not, that would be a deal breaker :/ I've downloaded the edit software and discovered that using a dual amp setup i could turn off the simulation on one, so theoretically if i pan them hard to the sides i could do what i want? Thanks in advance!
  15. Line6Tony

    Powercab FAQ

    LINE 6 POWERCAB 112 / POWERCAB 112 PLUS So are these the Helix FRFR speakers we’ve been requesting for, like, years? Nope—Powercab is waaay beyond your bog standard FRFR speaker. When paired with any modeler, it’s an active speaker system that can deliver a much more authentic “amp-in-the-room” playing experience. However, when set to Flat mode (and whether you load IRs into Powercab or your modeler), Powercab amplifies the sound of your presets as they are, similar to a traditional FRFR speaker system—but with the response and feel closer to that of an actual guitar amp. Powercab works as both a backline amp and a wedge speaker, thanks to its integrated kickstands. Oh, and it looks like a guitar amp instead of a PA speaker. So that’s cool. What’s going on under the hood? Powercab doesn’t utilize cab modeling; it has true speaker modeling. Speaker Modeling is Line 6’s proprietary method of duplicating the frequency and behavior of speaker drivers by themselves, independently of the cabinets in which they happen to be loaded. Imagine having an empty 1x12 speaker cabinet where you can swap out the Greenback for a Creamback or a Swamp Thang or an Alnico Blue—instantly—and you’re close. I don’t own Helix. Will Powercab work with my Kemper, Atomic, or Fractal box? Absolutely! And any other modeler as well, including POD HD500X. In fact, if your modeler has a 48kHz AES/EBU out (or S/PDIF out with RCA-to-XLR M adapter), with Powercab 112 Plus you can run everything digitally, with no additional D/A/D conversion or latency. And if your modeler sends MIDI messages, you can even sync Powercab 112 Plus’s presets and user IRs with your modeler or profiler’s presets. Which six speakers are the models based on? Celestion® Vintage 30 Celestion® Greenback 25 Celestion® G12M-65 Jensen® P12Q Eminence® Swamp Thang Patriot Series Celestion® “Blue Bell” Alnico What’s the difference between Powercab 112 and Powercab 112 Plus? Powercab 112 Plus adds the following: 2-inch, 128 x 32-pixel LCD display 128 user preset locations 128 user IR locations MIDI In and Out for recalling presets, IRs, and most parameters (can also be recalled via USB) AES/EBU | L6 LINKTM digital In and Out Additional input for use as an FOH monitor (post-DSP) Powercab Edit connectivity USB audio interface for jamming along with or monitoring backing tracks from your Mac/PC/iOS* device User-selectable mic modeling and distance on the XLR output (Powercab 112’s output uses an SM58 model only) Powercab 112 Plus is about 2 lb (1 kg) heavier *iOS interfacing requires the Apple Camera Connection Kit How loud do they get? 250 watts total. That's 200 watts to the woofer and 50 watts to the compression driver. Wait. 250 watts doesn’t sound like much. Aren’t there other speakers that are thousands of watts? 250 real watts, not marketing watts. The operative spec here is SPL (Sound Pressure Level). Powercab reaches 125dB SPL handily. You should have no problems playing next to the drummer. What’s the reference speaker used? Powercab features a custom designed 8Ω, 12" coaxial speaker that uses a guitar-style cone as opposed to a PA-style cone with a 2” high-temperature voice coil loosely based on the Eminence Beta 12CX format. The 1” compression driver is a Celestion CDX 1-1010, which is used only for Flat mode, monitor feeds, and user IR modes; it’s not utilized at all for speaker models. How do I load IRs into Powercab 112 Plus? From the free Powercab Edit software (Mac/PC) via USB. So I can edit presets via Mac or PC? Yes. Powercab Edit (Mac/PC, available this May from http://line6.com/software/) is used to manage, reorder, backup, import, and export your Powercab 112 Plus presets and IR files (2048-point, 48 kHz .WAV). This allows you to easily create an unlimited collection of presets and IRs stored on your computer, and transfer them as needed to Powercab 112 Plus. Can I get a cover for Powercab? Yes, Powercab covers will be available from select retailers and the Line 6 Store; expected US street price is $69.99. Dimensions/weight? Am I gonna break my back? Powercab 112—22.3”w x 18.2”h x 12”d (33.25 lbs), Powercab 112 Plus—22.3”w x 18.2”h x 12”d (35.5 lbs) What’s the price? Powercab 112—$599.99 US street, Powercab 112 Plus—$799.99 US street When are they shipping? May 2018.
  16. I just had the painful epiphany of why my sound has been torturing me for many years. I have the HD400 and have never been completely satisfied with my dirty tones, but have been ok w/my clean tones. I am playing through a Zilla 2x12 closed cabinet. I finally realized I have all the cabs in my patches turned on and thought that was ok. Now I'm realizing that I probably shouldn't have had thoseturned on. Queue the Homer D'oh!!! I have a Helix LT on the way. I am assuming the advice would be that I don't turn on the cabinet modeling feature when dialing in my tones. Appreciate the help. I won't be recording with this - it will strictly be a working gig tool.
  17. Hi Everyone, Creating this topic to check if someone has tried the SD's powerstage (power amp > cab) on a live situation. The reason why I ask is for me to decide whether to go for an axe fx or keep using the pod. I mainly use the pod for live use and I guess, won't be using it for any recording stuff. Most forum suggests the axe-fx but I'm having second thoughts as I may just be wasting money as most of the people in the forum are using it for recording. I'm doing live shows and I mostly use Mesa or Fender as my amps for dirt and cleans (sometimes tweed or ac30). Hope someone can chime in their experiences. I'm not here to bash anything, just wanted to get an honest opinion on the pro's and con's as far as my usage is concerned. Thanks in advance.
  18. Howdy all, _Apologies moderators if this is in the wrong forum.. figured it might get a few more hits if it’s in the main forum_.. Having been part of the Fractal Forum (however no longer because I’m a loud and proud HELIX user J), and Kemper Forum, and now the Line 6 Helix forum, I’ve noticed that in particular here in the Helix forum, there’s a huge amount of FRFR discussions, but there’s minimal discussions about players that don’t necessarily use FRFR. This could quite easily be because the bigger majority of players in this Line 6 forum ARE mainly FRFR users/players. This isn’t an anti-FRFR topic or discussion, it’s more about expanding on this forum and perhaps growing the capabilities of the Helix and sharing wins/strategies/tones etc etc. On the Fractal and Kemper forums, there are many discussions about FRFR, but there’s also a lot of discussions and banter about power amps + cabs + Kemper or Axe FX, _not just FRFR_. Is it worth having a forum or chat room for the players that mainly use their Helix rig in a non-FRFR situation? It’s all well and good to download and trade patches with one another that are FRFR; however from what I can ascertain on this forum, at least 90% of all things discussed is FRFR based, with not a lot of input on power amp + cab + Helix and so forth. Again, having owned and played all 3 modellers, I personally keep resorting back to a valve power amp + cab + Helix because that not only works for me, but the band that I play in as well. FRFR is the perfect bedroom solution (which a majority of us forum’ites are, presumably), however, I just think it’d be good to have a place to chat, trade ideas etc that are not always FRFR based.. Food for thought I guess..
  19. Anyone compare Helix cabs vs third party cabs?
  20. chuskey

    Helix Cab vs IR

    I had a request on the FB group to do a comparison of IR vs Helix cabs. I'm not here to try and say one is better than the other or suggest what anyone should use, as there are people here on this forum that enjoy both. I just wanted to do a quick A/B. Definitely not trying to knock IR's. For this test I used a Vox Fawn normal channel and compared the stock 2x12 Silver Bell vs a Redwirez 2x12 silver, both with 121 mic 1" off the grill. To my ears they were pretty close. I know that comparing one Helix cab to one IR is VERY far from an exhaustive comparison, which wasn't my intent. My conclusion with THIS test is that the cabs were very similar. Which is to say IR's aren't always superior so whichever one makes you the happiest, go for it. Just trust your ears :)
  21. Ok, so I technically made these last week by request Orange PPC212OB (open back) MDR - Mesa Dua Rec power amp flavor ORV - Orange Rocketverb power amp flavor No prefix - cab only, clean signal #i - primary mic distance from cap 2 mics mixed together for each IR R - ribbon mic C - Condenser mic D - Dynamic mic Link to Orange PPC212OB folder https://www.dropbox.com/sh/009bkqzooza1aop/AADMuVW6DcV9JCdYLppxnIt8a/IR/V2/Orange%20PPC212OB?dl=0 Link to main root IR folder https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lstuzn05tdpin9v/AADjdknZwdrze5VqaO7whHroa?dl=0
  22. Hi all, can i plug my FX100 directly into a cab? right now i've got it plug on into the preamp of my Peavey Bandit 65 and it sounds great, but the Peavey is getting old. Could i just buy a Cabinet and plug the Fx100 straight into it? Guitar > FX100 > Cabinet Thank You
  23. IR's created of my Mesa Stiletto Deuce II EL34 power amp into an AT4 Recto cab with a couple of configurations mic'd with SM57's. Mesa StilRect V30EV 2SM57.wav - 1/2 V30's & 1/2 EV12L's Mesa StilRect V30V30 2SM57.wav - V30's Mesa StilRect 8080 2SM57.wav - Celestion Seventy 80's Mesa StilRect AlAl 2SM57.wav- Alnico Blues Mesa StilRect BSBS 2SM57.wav - Mesa Black Shadows Mesa StilRect EVEV 2SM57.wav - Mesa EV12L's Mesa StilRect GBGB 2SM57.wav - Celestion Greenbacks Attached and on Dropbox https://www.dropbox.com/sh/009bkqzooza1aop/AADhgWBm3EfcN6205-IWaGZaa/IR?dl=0 From here on out I should probably just post weekly. I like sminchk67 Freeset Friday, how about Thursday IRs-day. Sorry for the flooding of IR posts and just brain dumping on the forum...I got a little excited and carried away :D Mesa StilRect V30EV 2SM57.wav Mesa StilRect V30V30 2SM57.wav Mesa StilRect 8080 2SM57.wav Mesa StilRect AlAl 2SM57.wav Mesa StilRect BSBS 2SM57.wav Mesa StilRect EVEV 2SM57.wav Mesa StilRect GBGB 2SM57.wav
  24. Hello Everybody, I have just purchased an Helix ans I would like to know how to setup a simple configuration that suits my need : Every day I practice at home on computer with backing tracks (for now I used Line6 UX2 audio card). Every week I go to the rehearsal music studio with my band. I use an existing amp + cab. It is not always the same (Fender, Blackstar, ...) so I should rely too much on learning the settings of a specific one. Every month I go to a concert where I usually plug directly into the PA. Rarely, I would like to use my Fender Blues Junior which has only an input and no effect loop. Well, I think I am quite new to this despite the fact I am really a geek for a living and I play the guitar for almost 20 years now. If you have any advice, please don't hesitate to write ! :) Thanks very much guys, Poukill
  25. RENAMED AMP MODELS • Boutique #3 is now Zen • Brit Class A #1 is now Class A-30TB • Brit Class A #2 is now Class A-30 • Brit Class A #3 is now Class A-15 • Line 6 Jazz Clean is now Jazz Clean • Modern Class A is now Match Chief • Treadplate #1 is now Rectified • Treadplate #2 is now Treadplate • Tweed Blues Tweed is now B-Man RENAMED CAB MODELS • 1x12 Brit Class A is now 1x12 Class A • 2x12 A-30 is now 2x12 Class A-30 • 2x12 Modern Class A is now 2x12 Match Chief • 4x12 Brit G-75 is now 4x12 Brit 70s • 4x12 Brit V-30 is now 4x12 Brit V-30s
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