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Spider IV 150HD emulate Crate Blue Voodoo BV-120H + Cab

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Hi Everyone,

 

I've created two patches on my Spider IV 150HD head to emulate the Drive and Metal sounds of a restored 1992 vintage Crate Blue Voodoo BV-120H head plugged into a Blue Voodoo 4 x12 speaker cab (with the Crate speakers). The Spider IV is connected to a Line 6 4 x12 speaker cab with Line 6's custom Celestions. The patches can be found in Custom Tones as "Voodoo Drive" and "Voodoo Metal", dated 5/25/18. They were created so that the Gain, Tone (Bass, Mid, Treble), and Reverb knobs will match on both heads. The Metal patch sounds slightly better on the Spider IV than the Blue Voodoo, while the Drive patch might be better on the Blue Voodoo. This is with a passive EMG humbucker in the bridge position. Interesting. As you recall the all tube (4 -6L6 and 4-12AX7 Groove Tube) Blue Voodoo head has a very bright, glassy sound, almost too bright. The mid frequencies are very scooped. You control the brightness with the Blue Voodoo's Presence control. Set it to less than 40%. Since the Spider IV lacks a Presence adjustment, we use the Treble control of the Boost+EQ effect (FX1) to tweak the brightness, and the Tone adjustment in the Lux Reverb model (set it to max, 100%). Other details below. Use Spider IV edit with firmware 1.52 (minimum) or setup in Manual mode.

 

Voodoo Drive:

Metal Red

Gain/Drive: 40  (same as on Crate BV)

Bass: 65 (same as on Crate BV)

Mid: 40 (same as on Crate BV)

Treble: 65 (same as on Crate BV)

Channel Vol: 60

FX1: Boost+EQ (post)

Gain: 66%

Mid: 25%

Mid Freq: 40%

Bass: 55

Treble: 85

Reverb: Lux Spring (post)

Dwell: 20%

Tone: 100%

Mix: 50% (same as on Crate BV)

 

Voodoo Metal:

Metal Red

Gain/Drive: 70 (same as on Crate BV)

Bass: 90 (same as on Crate BV)

Mid: 15 (same as on Crate BV)

Treble: 65 (same as on Crate BV)

Channel Vol: 60

FX1: Boost+EQ (post)

Gain: 66%

Mid: 25%

Mid Freq: 40%

Bass: 55%

Treble: 85%

Reverb: Lux Spring (post)

Dwell: 20%

Tone: 100%

Mix: 50% (same as on Crate BV)

 

Edited by markhenesian
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