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Need HELP dialing in classic rock tones

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Hey folks.  Playing at 40th HS reunion this Labor Day.  Desperate for help dialing in tones for classic rock bands of the 70s. e.g. Boston, Foreigner, Doobie Brothers, etc.  Any suggestions on how/where to start.  My gear is Line 6 Spider V 100 with FBV 3 board.  Way advanced for me, as I am old school, but went with Line 6 versus building a huge pedal board.  I am even willing to pay a reasonable fee for the help/guidance (please, no scammers, etc.).  Just don't have the time to program this thing, hell, I don't even know how to save the presets where I want them on the FBV 3.  Please let me know what you think, and/or if you're willing to help.  MANY thanks.  --Scott

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You have several ways to find the tones you're looking for.

  1. Scroll through the presets already programmed in the amp. Find one that comes close to your desired tones, and tweak the front panel controls to taste. Use the Spider Edit program to make it easy to scroll through the presets and have vusual icons to show you what you're hearing,
  2. Go to customtone to find presets that work for the type of song. You can do a search to help you find them.     https://line6.com/customtone/browse/spiderv/
  3. Connect your amp to a Iphone or Android phone and download the Spider V app. You can search presets there too.

Remember- Every guitar and guitarist sound different, so take a preset as a starting point. You should learn how to tweak the amp, cabinet and effects parameters. Many classic rock tones use a lot of different effects, amps and guitars.

Good luck! (I take American Express or Visa, lol!)

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Thank you so much.  If I understand, I can download some of the custom tones from the link you provided and load them to my Spider V 120?  Sorry to be such a n00b -- how do I get the tone download from my pc into my amp?  I would like to put in one of the open user preset spots.  Thanks for everything you have provided here.  --Scott

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You have to connect the amp to your PC using a USB cable.

  1. There is a switch on the back of the amp to select USB or iPhone, so select USB.
  2. Download the Spider Remote program from this site.
  3. Go to the Customtone page, and find a preset that might work. Download that preset to your computer
  4. Load the Spider Remote program and navigate to a slot where you want to load the new preset.
  5. Click on the Load/Save tab, click on "Import tone to Spider V"
  6. Select the previously saved preset. Click Open.
  7. The new preset should be loaded and "Bob's your uncle"!
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