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Discussion in 'Amp Input - Normal or Bright' started by JamesE, Nov 3, 2019.

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    Thanks for that - sort of thing I don't like, either.
     
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    Looks like it could be interesting!
     
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    These secret controls seem to be the answer!
     
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    That happened to my Fender G Dec hence the Line Six came about as I needed something with aux in.

    The last puff, saved the cab and speaker as well.[​IMG]

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    By the way, you can get an awesome clean... Put it on clean, hold down the tap button, turn the reverb knob clockwise, till the "insane" led lights, all effects are then gone, and the clean is good!!

    Brian: Tried this lat night. Awesome............totally clean, no buzz, hiss, distortion at all. Thanks. Only problem is can you believe I lost all output from the guitar as soon as I plugged it in? Amp sitting there all nice and quiet, plug in the lead and nothing. I'll take her Affinity into my local shop later today and get them to check the jack socket, volume pots etc.
    Sure they'll sort it. Thanks again for the advice.
     
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    Glad you sorted this. It gets a lot of stick this Amp, but once you know what you are doing it's really good.



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    My son had a spider 2 30 for a while back in the noughties, I couldn't get on with it, didn't like hte distortion channels, and the effects seemed rather limited. But I heard a few of his mates using it and getting really good sounds. So it was just me. One annoying thing was the fact that to make best use it needs the foot switch, a line 6 product which costs almost as much as the amp.

    Finally found a good clean setting, oddly enough on the metal channel, with the gain set fairly low so not distorting but adding a bit of sparkle to the tone. Switch off the noise gate, and there's a preamp boost which can be engaged, by some odd button press and knob twiddle.
     
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    Yes, the boost mode is very simple , hold down the tap button and turn the drive knob past 12 o'clock.

    I'm not crazy about the boost mode because it dirties up the clean channel, but I haven't played around with that enough yet.

    But I've only learnt about this model which is the 1V, so I don't know if the previous models 11 and 111 work the same.

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    This was what i hated about it as well.
    The cleans sounded pretty good though.
     
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    I still have a little spidey I got for the kid years ago. It's really not worth the effort of selling and on rare occasions I turn it on and play brain melting solos.
     
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    I know someone (well I grew up with his wife and a close friend grew up with the other members of his band) who is in a fairly well known Canadian touring band (nominated for Juno awards, iHeart Radio's band of the year, etc.). When not on tour he leaves his main rig in storage and has Spiders in various rooms throughout their house. If they are good enough for him to practice on.........
     
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    These amps do not have any where the needed ventilation to keep them alive, and the more you use it the faster it will die!

    Take a pass on it!
     
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    You see, this is a typical reaction of the uninformed. Where did you get this information from because it's rubbish.

    Did you have one that died from lack of ventilation?
    The one I have was made in 2011, it's been played all these years and it's not dead from any lack of air.
    If you don't like it, that's fine, but please don't come up with this BS.

    Some people have this and it's a perfectly useable practice amp.
    It's not ever going to be used at a serious gig, so remember what the purpose of the thing is!!!!
    Please Man !!! What a lot of bull!

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    If only the forum software would allow us to like a post more than once!
     
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    Thanks brother, not necessary, but I really don't like when information is passed to people that might not be knowledgeable, and they , in innocence , believe in this stuff.

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    I just made up my comment for the heck of it at 6:45 in the morning EST!

    I have had 3 of these come across my shops work bench and after every one of them would heat up after 10 to 15 minutes of just idling , not even playing thru it the display would crap out!
     
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    I don't think the early line 6 spiders (the SS versions 1 - 4) had displays.
    The Spider Valve appears to have had a display and the later (new) spider V five have displays.
    I think the OP was looking to buy an early spider 1.

    Edit: oh, some of them did, no sure which models but the spider ii 30 didn't
     
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    Again, thank you all for your advice. It's still up for sale, but the seller hasn't come back to me. So, maybe it won't be coming my way. But now I know how to use it, thanks to you folks!
     
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    Still wrestling with mine. Seems to be so many combinations of button pushes and each one seems to change a button into something else. Lot seems to hinge around holding down the tap button whilst twiddling a knob. Presumably something happens before holding down the tap button mutes the speaker and engages the stupid tuning facility. I shall preserve playing with my knob and either get the desired clean sound or go blind!
     
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