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Spider V Wishlist
by IRQ7 on 2012-02-23 16:15:35.6180

I'm guessing the Spider V is a year away, or less. Here's what I'd like to see:

* Effects loop.

* Good and transparent speaker, to make the amp a good platform for external modelers (4CM or into FX return).

What features are you hoping for?

Re: Spider V Wishlist
by jjack972 on 2012-02-23 22:24:25.8430

A USB port on the amp itself for updates for those who don't have the MKII pedals.

Re: Spider V Wishlist
by fflbrgst on 2012-02-24 05:38:09.6150

Sorry, but as the Spiders are modeling guitar amps, I think a 'transparent speaker' would not be desired.  I guess an extra DSP section for speaker emulation could be employed.  If you want to use an external modeler, use a dedicated clean amp (keyboard, PA, etc).

I'd like to see:

a way to keep the speaker(s) on when you are using the DI/headphone output.

a way to plug in an external speaker while still using the internal one(s) - there must be a way to adress the impedance issues!

put the headphone/DI ouput and CAT5 jacks on the front panel (Spider 75 and up)

address the continued Monkey problems (not recognizing gear hooked up)

Re: Spider V Wishlist
by Scott57 on 2012-02-24 10:59:20.3580

The headphone jack in the front panel.

A Sim card/USB port to play backing tracks.

Re: Spider V Wishlist
by IRQ7 on 2012-02-24 16:16:55.9100

fflbrgst, I've read that the Fender Mustang 3 amp has a rather transparent power amp section, and makes for a decent platform for modelers. E.g.:">">

Re: Spider V Wishlist
by jjack972 on 2012-02-24 19:30:06.6540

Oh yeah...and use pots with a little more physical resistance for the front controls so they are less likely to move (and "wake up" an undesired setting) from vibration while playing at loud volume.

Re: Spider V Wishlist
by fflbrgst on 2012-02-26 15:27:50.3820

The Spider amp section is transparent, too - plug an MP3 player (or even a keyboard) into the MP3/CD input!  You could do the same by plugging in your external modeler/FX unit, but then why bother with a Spider amp?

Re: Spider V Wishlist
by fflbrgst on 2012-02-26 15:29:00.1060

Good point, jjack!   I think making the knob that wakes up the editing more than a 'push but you can't feel movement' would be good, too!

Re: Spider V Wishlist
by jjack972 on 2012-02-26 16:42:51.3610

Oh and hey! One more thing. I'd really like to see Line 6 upgrade to metal handles on the Spider cabinets as opposed to the plastic that they use now!! I already broke one of my handles, and thankfully I caught the cab, but I was completely shocked and disappointed when I was left with what equates to nothing more than a plastic toilet paper roll in my hand when it broke!! I was able to repair the handle with some JB Weld liquid steel, but come on guys...even my cheap Crate 4x12 cabs have metal handles!!

Re: Spider V Wishlist
by IRQ7 on 2012-02-28 09:41:55.0850

Because the amp might have some good tones by itself, the FX/modeling could be complementary to the external FX/modeler, it could be useful as backup, useful for simpler setups, and also because there aren't many decent amplification options in that price range.

Re: Spider V Wishlist
by jprodorutti on 2012-07-04 07:51:41.8070

More M class effects, like seeker and particle verb. Also, put the acoustic amp from the pod xt back. It is really useful and the main reason I haven't upgraded to the hd.

Re: Spider V Wishlist
by KernalKlink on 2012-11-19 23:12:39.7510

Basically, put the POD HD into an amp. Put in a USB connector so it can be updated and patches/updates added without having to buy a footswitch also. Will it be out soon? How many years was it between the spider III and IV?

Re: Spider V Wishlist
by pmaillot on 2012-11-29 02:52:03.7540


Here's something Line 6 could probably add, with a little change to the routing the MP3/line entry is taking today. Assume we plug a mike+preamp in the mp3 input, and the input is routed through the AD converters too (not the case today), Line 6 could then probably model Peter Frampton's favorite effect: Mouth Tube . Could be interesting.

As for people having problems with handles and such: I agree stronger models would be better, especially on the 212 or 2x75W combos. I have equiped my 3 spiders with "Marshall-like" medal handles ($5 each) on the side of the amps, and added wheels. Trust me it's really worth the small investment and can save your back!


Re: Spider V Wishlist
by beunme on 2012-12-17 14:54:14.8730

wouldnt a round foam rubber washer thick enough to provide the desired resistance do the trick on the amps we have now.personaly i havent had this problem but my mechanical background tells me this COULD be a rather easy and cheap fix,get some foam rubber and cut you out some washers got to admit it is worth a try.pull the knob off put on the foam washer and let her rip

Re: Spider V Wishlist
by fflbrgst on 2012-12-18 05:45:59.3210

Foam tends to be a bit weak, and rips easily.  closed cell neoprene sponge might work (as the o-ring solution does).  Wish-list:  make the knobs so they aren't so 'free moving'!

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