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I have two Spider IV 150 HDs, one I use, the other I have in case I blow the first one up. I want to maintain compatibility between the user presets (the patches I wrote and assigned) from one amp to the other. I've seen people mention Spider IV Edit and customtone. Is this possible, to "port" the settings from one to another, I'm thinking upload and download? If so, will you please point me to the documentation and/or firmware that facilitates this? Thanks.

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You need an FBV MKII control pedal - either the Express or the Shortboard.  This allows communication between the amp and your computer.

In Spider Edit (software), you can save your User Patches to a file in your computer.  Then disconnect amp 1, connect amp 2, and load the patches into it with Spider Edit.

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What about transfering presets from a Line 6 Spider IV amp to the new Spider V models?  I have the FBV Shortboard MKII Guitar Footswitch.

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Hi Corno, no, Spider 4 and 5 tone settings are not interchangeable - the modeling is different.

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I also have two Spider 75s. Whenever I have to modify a preset on a gig, I load the presets into the other amp for backup. I've had both 75s since 2014 or so....and 5-6 years is about when all that proprietary software starts to glitch out (that's exactly what happened to my Fender Cyber Deluxes). 

 

So if it's not possible to transfer my presets to the next generation (which is looking like the Spider V 120 watt), then I have to recreate all my most used presets. Please tell me there's a workaround....

 

And while we're at it: WHY is the master volume level not pre-settable? For orchestral and theater pit gigs, consistency is absolutely essential. Every night I have to double check the master volume level to make sure it's at the same volume level as it was during the previous show. The smallest disturbance to that pot will result in a potentially huge level change. 

 

This is even more  problematic because the db increase over the the throw of the pot is not linear. You get nothing...nothing...nothing....a little....and then +60db (my subjective assessment) by moving the master volume pot just a tiny bit. Wouldn't it be a easy software modification to make the master volume preset-able? Or at least install a logarithmic pot so that the db increase would be consistent?

 

Except for the aforementioned problems, I really love this amp. It's extremely adaptable, the sounds are great, it's easily programmable, and it's very dependable. I use it in many different kinds of situations and it always delivers. But the non-transferrable presets and the master volume issues are killing me....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sorry, johnimholz1, there is no way to transfer patches from the Spider 4 to 5 models, as the modeling is different.

I agree regarding the master volume control - the trick, I think, is having your (saved) channel volume control set consistently in the middle third of its range.  If you have channel volume too high, then the master volume control hardly changes anything except shutting it almost off when you get to the bottom part of the dial.  The overall volume is a combination of the channel volume AND the master volume, so its a tricky balance.

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