Spider V Information, Tips and Tricks


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I'm really enjoying my new Spider V 30 and I'm constantly looking up helpful information here posted by other members and on Line 6's site, so I thought I'd start a thread where it would be easy to find information on the Spider V amps. Please post some tips you think would be helpful for other users.

Line 6 Spider V Manual/Quick Start Guide:
http://line6.com/data/6/0a06433966cf57ea286b9a2b2/application/pdf/Spider V Quickstart Guide - English .pdf

At the beginning is a nice comparison chart of the different models.

Some highlights from manual:
• Over 200+ amps and effects models
• Full range speaker system that delivers excellent tone for electric guitar, acoustics and music playback
• 8 simultaneous effects including 3 Smart FX
• Built-in Line 6 RELAY wireless receiver - compatible with RELAY G10T* (sold separately)
• XLR direct outputs*
FBV Pedal support for Line 6 FBV 3, FBV Shortboard MKII and FBV EXPRESS MKII (sold separately)
• Built-in tuner, metronome, drum loops, demo riffs, and Quick Looper*
• Enhanced presets for acoustic guitars
• USB Audio Interface - playback with a Mac/PC/iOS and Android**
• Upgradeable firmware using Line 6 Updater for Mac and PC, or SPIDER Remote app for iOS and Android
• Connect iOS devices directly with a standard Lightning cable
Stereo headphone output :banana
• 1/8" Aux Input for MP3 or other audio sources SPIDER Remote App
• Access and search for thousands of tones on the cloud
• Create, save and share unlimited guitar tones
• Control every aspect of your tone to get the perfect sound

*Available on select models. Please see the comparison chart to see which features are on each model of Spider V.
**Requires Android OS 5.0+ or newer with High Performance Audio. Check line6.com/android for more information.

The assignable Smart FX are Drives (yellow), Modulation (blue), Delay (green), Pitch/Synth (purple).

Factory Presets (Same in all models)
http://line6.com/data/6/0a064389779e57f568ae9ac02/application/pdf/Spider V Factory Presets - English ( Rev A ).pdf

Amps/Cabs and Effects:
This one is more thorough and posted in detail below:

How to update the firmware on the Spider V:

Drum Loop Samples

mattball826 has a great V240 review with tips here:
Some highlights I found useful:
Amp is loud, tweakable, better with post eq shaping (internal eq blockpost amp)

Just like all of these units, I started patches from scratch. Kill the gates, take off compressors, cut the amp gain (damnnear dimed in most fcty presets lol), try different cab models. See what starting points you have, and then go from there.

Spider V has a decent EQ and some of the other eq shaping and tonal balancing can be eased by dropping gain and boosting amp model volume. Then see where the amp eq needs to go. This unit uses FR speakers in the cab, so you have be mindful of that. Lots of Mid Boost will be needed.

You can really alter the voicing using a Boost w EQ in the drive block as well as fine tune even more with the after amp EQ. Tweakers delight!!

Cab mic type goes from a standard 57, to angled 57 (more mids, less treb), to a 400 Series Dyn, and then a 67 which kind of scoops the midrange. The levels are fairly even except the bass on the 67 you may have to cut some.

OK, I am a HUGE Mesa guy and I am always always let down by the Rect models on any modeler. High end, low end, doesn't matter. With the Spider V 240, color me impressed. All I did was start with the Recto and assigned cab. Went to the post eq and started shaping a few things. Then what I noticed was similar to my Mark amps and Recto's that you start to see a volume swing when adjusting treble on the amp, and the Post eq, works very similar with the model in this, as it does post EQ on a Mark V. I was familiar with that so the tweak didn't see as crazy. So, Line 6 apparently has this tonestack figured out. Next I cranked it up. That low clean Chug and mid-hf dist was there. Then it was just a few eq subtle changes to fit my guitar, and soon after I felt as close to Mesa sound as I can get from this amp.

Being from the land of Boogie (3 Marks, DR and Roadking), I found it really cool that once implementing the post eq (akin to the Boogie V graphic) the model reacted similarly to the way the real amp would. None of my modelers do that. First thing I noticed was the treble control on the amp when adjusted fully then back some with my PEQ active (in basic V shape) in post affected some volume range as you decreased the treble. Weird to a lot of people, but to me and a couple guys that were messing around with this over the weekend, we were familiar with that reaction (some call the G spot lol). Even the new 2C+ does that. It's Boogie wizardry suppose.

otter5555 has a great V30/60 review with tips here:

Some highlights I found useful:

if you're a VH fan variac plexi gets you there fast (as you would expect)
if you're a fan of liquid solos (i live there) the rectifier is all you need and it reacts to the tube screamer well as my '92 dual recto does

the jtm 45 does edge of breakup to full on rock. it has a little too much low mid honk but i think i can dial that out with the parametric eq found in the amp block

first you need to know that my ears hear all amps as wayyyy to bright. the first thing i have to do (to every amp) is turn the highs way down and most of the time i have to turn the mids down also.
on the v, most high gain factory patches have the presence up too high for me so i bring them down to near zero. i leave the parametric eq turned off on most also. i do all my eq ing with the amp knobs, cab and mic choice(s) the cabs make a HUGE difference in tone and the mics make a difference also.

i basically use the mids as my highs and bring them up until harmonics pop easily on the lower strings. i also never run the gain above 70%. note definition seems to be much better.

set up a patch on the v with the tube pre-no cab-no mic
added the killer-z dist pedal
instant satch tone
turning the contour down nets some fairly convincing randy rhodes
the killer-z tone shaping ability is powerful

also tried some mid and lower gain stuff using the classic dist in the place of the killer-z

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No Amp This model has no preamp or power amp model.

Tube Instrument Preamp – This model was created to be a solution for plugging the output from an acoustic guitar’s piezo pickup or a bass. It can also deliver some tasty tones with a standard electric guitar. With the tone controls at 12 o’clock, the EQ is “flat.”

Line 6 Piezacoustic 2 – This one is designed to work with the piezo output of solidbody electrics that have one of those newfangled bridges with the ‘acoustic’ pickup built in. Since you don’t have to worry about the body shaking itself to pieces with feedback on that type of guitar, we’ve cooked up this model with more low-mids and low frequencies.

Line 6 Variax Acoustic – One of the great features of the Variax Digital Modeling Guitars from Line 6 are their models of acoustic instruments. These sounds are best appreciated through a full range monitor or P.A., due to their high frequency content. This Amp Model was created in order to allow the Variax’s acoustic models to sound as full-range as possible through the speakers of typical guitar amps. This can come in handy when you’re using an acoustic model from a Variax, and listening to it through a guitar amp’s speakers. Keep in mind that since this model provides a large amount of high frequency boost (to compensate for the natural roll-off of typical guitar speakers) and overdriving a model playing an acoustic guitar is not usually a desired thing, this model will likely appear softer than most of its compatriots. If you need more gain, the Drive knob can be used to add some tube preamplification.

1987 Jazz Clean – Based on* a Roland® JC-120, the transistor amp known for a strident clean sound and built-in stereo chorus.

Line 6 21st Century Clean – To create this Amp Model, we essentially grafted the preamp and tone stack of a JC120 (Roland’s popular “Jazz Chorus” solid state combo) onto the power amp and transformer of a classic Marshall® JTM-45 tube head, thereby giving you the crisp and clear front end typical of a solid state amp, but with a rich, satisfying tube amp-style bite as you turn it up.

Line 6 Super Clean – Forget what you know about how clean or how bright a guitar amplifier can go. Line 6 Super Clean goes farther, adding a lot of brightness. While this model certainly is Clean, it has two other fun tricks up its sleeve as well: Setting the Drive knob at max gives a really broken “small amp on 10 about to die” sound. FUN! And the bass knob has an extreme effect when set to minimum— for sweet AM radio sounding tone.

Line 6 Sparkle – We love tweed Fender® amps. We love blackface Fender® amps. We love ’em both so much, we can never really decide which one we like more. Luckily, we were able to come up with the perfect way to share the love. We took the preamp and tone stack from our model based on the ’58 Tweed Bassman®, and we wired (in the virtual world) our model of a blackface Bandmaster power amp and transformer onto it. Voilà! Line 6 Sparkle.

Line 6 Sparkle Clean – Need Lots of Sparkle? Need lots of clean? You’ve come to the right place. Plenty of high end zing.

Line 6 Super Sparkle – You know how all great amps have a certain sweet spot — a particular setting where they sound magical — dripping with tone? Super Sparkle captures that organic vibe with a new twist: its voiced in the clean/low gain realm where everything usually sounds too clinical or too dark. Super Sparkle is an edgy tone that will sparkle and shimmer if you treat her right. So play nice.


1958 Tweed B-Man – Based on* a Fender® Bassman® 4x10 Combo, the amp that started it all — instant rock and roll tone.

1953 Small Tweed – Based on a “Wide Panel” Fender® Deluxe Reverb®.

1960 Tiny Tweed – Based on* a Fender® Tweed Champ®. Many of the classic guitar solos of the 50’s were recorded through a Champ®.

1964 Blackface – ‘Lux -Based on* a Blackface Fender® Deluxe Reverb®, the Holy Grail for many blues, country, and “roots” players.

1965 Double Verb – Based on* the classic Blackface Fender® Twin Reverb®. We plugged into Input 1 of the Normal Channel for modeling.

1963 Blackface Vibro – Based on* the 1963 Fender® Vibroverb 6G16 2x10 – 40 watts of pure heaven.

1967 Double Show – Based on* a 1967 Fender® Dual Showman®, the rig of choice for many a classic Rock and Roller.

1972 Silverface Bass – Based on* a 1972 Fender® Bassman® Head paired with a 2x15 closed back cab loaded with JBL® speakers.

1960 Gibtone Expo – Based on* a 1960 Gibson® Model GA-18T Explorer®, 14 watts with a 10-inch Jensen speaker.

1967 Wishbook Silver 12 – Based on* the 1967 Silvertone® Twin Twelve head and cabinet combination.

1960s Super O – Based on* the Supro® S6616, the amp probably used by Jimmy Page to record most of the first two Led Zeppelin albums.

1962 Super O Thunder – Based on* the 1962 Supro® Thunderbolt, a 1x15-inch amp Jimi Hendrix frequently used in the studio.

1960 Two-Tone – Based on* the Gretsch® 6156, a 1960 1x10 amp made by Valco/Supro.

1985 Cali Crunch – Based on* the Drive channel of a Mesa/Boogie® Mark II-C+, truly one of the first modern guitar amplifiers.

1993 Match D-30 – Based on* a Matchless DC-30, the amp that really put Matchless on the map. The DC-30 paid tribute to early Vox® amps.

1996 Match Chief – Based on* the Matchless Chieftain, a unique–sounding amp that is great for roots-music.

2001 Zen Master – Based on* a Budda Twinmaster 2x12 combo, this model has a great, warm, Class A/B, sound.

1996 Mini Double – Based on* the 1996 Fender® Mini-Twin, the little battery powered, dual 2-inch speaker Fender novelty item.

Line 6 JTS-45 – Since the design of early Marshall® amps were based on the Fender® Tweed Bassman® circuitry, we wondered what it would be like if we took the preamp and tone stack of our JTM 45 and ran it into the power amp and transformer of our ‘58 Tweed Bassman®. What we got was way happening, as JTS-45 will attest. Great grind and nice punch. A tone the whole family can enjoy.

Line 6 Class A – One of the most satisfying tonal experiences as a guitarist is to play through an amp that’s driven to the point where the power amp is just starting to distort, but before it achieves full clipping. For many players, this is the coveted ‘sweet spot’ they look for on an amp. Because we’re not limited to physical reality when we’re creating amps in the digital world, our goal for this one was to make an amp model that was nothing but sweet spot. One of the great side effects is the ease of coaxing feedback out of this one.

Line 6 Mood – And here we give you a fantasia tone, based on our memories of grunge guitar tones we have known and loved.

Line 6 Bayou – Another Line 6 original model, this is the result of our quest to capture the fondly remembered tone of a harp player blowing through a beat up old Fender® Deluxe Reverb®, as heard in a roadhouse in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Line 6 Twang – Here’s the flip side of the Sparkle formula. Graft the preamp and tone stack from our model based on a ’65 blackface Deluxe Reverb® onto the power amp and transformer based on a ‘58 Bassman®. Whaddya know? It ends up being a great roots and rockabilly amp (like we should be surprised).

Line 6 Crunch – Just like a good chef, our Sound Designers are always experimenting with new recipes. They added a pinch of plexi, hardwired four inputs for increased gain, and then rounded it off with a dash of Secret Sauce. The result is this model really cooks. Just turn up the Drive and tweak to taste.

Line 6 Boutique #1 – Based on* the Clean Channel from the Dumble® Overdrive Special. The Dumble® Overdrive Special is one of those incredibly expensive, custom amps that most people never get a chance to actually get close to in this lifetime. Each incarnation of the Dumble® magic is a little bit different, because each of these amps is hand built for a specific customer, and voiced to match their playing and desires. With that in mind, we based this TubeTone Amp Model on the analysis of several different Dumble® Overdrive Specials. Despite this tuning to the individual owner, these amplifiers tend to have a number of features in common; the clean channel is very sensitive to attack, and dynamically responsive, and the drive channel has a thick, liquid, singing sustain that doesn’t lose string definition when driven hard. The tone controls on this Amp Model are quite subtle, like those of the Dumble® itself.
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Brit Gain 18 – Based on* the Marshall® 1974X “authentic re-issue” of the famous 1974 18W Combo from the late ‘60’s.

1965 Plexi 45 – Based on* a Marshall® JTM-45 ‘block logo’ head, complete with a gold Plexiglas front panel.

1968 Plexi Lead 100 – Based on* a Marshall® ‘Plexi’ Super Lead—coveted by tone connoisseurs the world over.

1968 Plexi Jump Lead – Based on* a Marshall® ‘Plexi’ Super Lead with Channel I and Channel II jumpered together.

1968 Plexi Variac’d – Based on* a Marshall® 100 watt Super Lead being run at high voltage thanks to a Variable AC Transformer.

1968 Brit Plexi Bass 100 – Based on* Input I of the 1968 Marshall® Super Bass Plexi head. This is the bottom end you’ve been searching for.

1969 Brit Plexi Lead 200 – Based on* Input I of the 1969 Marshall® Major, a LOUD, 200 watt amp which became a favorite of many bassists of the era.

1996 Brit JM Pre – Based on* Marshall’s entry into the rackmount preamp world, the JMP-1, has been a favorite of ‘big-hair’ metal guitarists.

1990 Brit J-800 – Based on* a 1990 Marshall® JCM-800, one of Marshall’s most universally-acclaimed modern amps.

1992 Brit Gain J-900 Clean – Based on* the clean channel of a 1992 Marshall® JCM-900, the first true modern high gain amp from Marshall.

1992 Brit Gain J-900 Dist – Based on* the lead channel of a 1992 Marshall® JCM-900. Nice mid tone with lots of gain.

2003 Brit Gain J-2000 – Based on* the OD2 channel of a 2003 Marshall® JCM 2000, it captures the modern Marshall tone.

Brit J-2000 #2 – Based on* a 2003 Marshall® JCM2000 with the front end driven by a Prescription Electronics Germ pedal.

1960 Class A-15 – Based on* Channel 1 of a wonderful Vox® AC-15. The sound is similar to the more famous Vox® AC-30, but this is a smaller amp.

1967 Class A-30 Top Boost – Based on* a Vox® AC-30 Top Boost, the amp made famous by many British invasion bands.

Class A-30 Fawn – Based on* the Normal channel of a Non Top Boost Vox® AC-30. This is definitely a good place to get classic British invasion sounds.

Citrus D-30 – Based on* a 2005 Orange® AD30TC, a 30 watt, Class A number with a great personality that purrs pure Brit Rock tone.

1973 Hiway 100 – Based on* a Hiwatt® DR-103, this model gives a great, punchy sound that will cut through almost anything.

High Gain:

1987 Brit Gain Silver J – Based on* the 1987 Marshall® Silver Jubilee, a limited edition tube amp made to commemorate 25 years in the amp business.

1993 Solo 100 Head – Based on* a Soldano SLO-100. While primarily known for its high gain personality, the SLO-100 has a great clean tone as well.

2001 Treadplate Dual – Based on* Channel 3 of a Mesa/Boogie® Dual Recitifier® Solo head, one of Boogie’s more modern, high gain amps.

2001 Cali Diamond Plate – Based on* Channel 3 of a Mesa/Boogie® 2001 Triple Rectifier® Solo Head.

2002 Bomber Uber – Based on* a 2002 Bogner Uberschall and much like the Bogner Ecstasy, the Uberschall dishes up serious tone for high gain players.

2002 Bomber X-TC – Based on* a 2002 Bogner Ecstasy, this model covers a wide range of tone. It’s a really versatile amp from a really great guy.

2002 Angel P-Ball – Based on* the 2002 ENGL® Powerball, a four-channel amplifier. We modeled channel 2 (Soft Lead).

2003 Connor 50 – Based on* a 2003 Cornford mk50h, which is a fine, British-made boutique amplifier.

2003 Deity Crunch – Based on* a 2003 Diezel VH4, the Ducati of high performance guitar amplifiers. Our model captures channel 3 on this beauty.

2003 Deity Lead – Based on* Channel 4 of a 2003 Diezel VH4, it has even more gain than Channel 3 (Crunch).

2003 Deity’s Son – Based on* a 2003 Diezel Herbert, a unique amp that achieves an incredibly wide range of tone on a single channel.

2002 Mississippi Criminal – Based on* the Lead channel of a 2002 Peavey® 5150® MkII. This is the tone Eddie Van Halen is known for.

Line 6 Modern Hi Gain – Based on* the Soldano X88R. The Soldano sound is intensely overdriven, and also has EQ after the preamp distortion. This oversaturated tone is well-suited to thrash metal and grunge bands, but has also been used more subtly by artists like Eric Clapton. This is a good Amp Model to use if you want to get a current Van Halen or Joe Satriani sound. The Modern Hi Gain Amp Model is based on one of Mike Soldano’s rackmount preamps. Talk about high gain preamp tube distortion! The X88R we studied to create this Amp Model would have been the rage for Los Angeles studio use in the late ‘80s.

Line 6 Spinal Puppet – You know how, when you’re playing head-bangin’ music, you look out into the audience and see all those heads bobbing up and down? Those are Spinal Puppets. Need we say more?

Line 6 Chemical X – Just like those secret ingredients that detergent companies used to crow about (Now with Ingredient X-27!), the Line 6 sound design guys wouldn’t tell us anything about the inspiration for this one or who it might have belonged to (no matter what type of bribery we attempted). Suffice to say that it’s a very punchy hi-gain sound that also cleans up quite nicely when you roll your volume back.

Line 6 Purge – Like ‘80s shred guitar? Well, then, you’re gonna love Line 6 Purge. We took our model of a Marshall® JMP-1 preamp and hot-rodded it. It was hard work sticking in that digital dual overhead cam and hooking up the virtual glasspacks, but when we were done, we had the ultimate shred machine. Look out world, here you come.

Line 6 Insane – Our goal here was to provide you with as much input gain distortion as possible short of complete meltdown. You get ridiculous, rich tube drive to shame the distortion of pretty much any amp on the planet (sort of like a Mesa/Boogie® Dual Rectifier® on 10 being used as a preamp for a Soldano), while still retaining tonal definition and character. As a result, you’ll enjoy lots of bottom end and cabinet character with tons of wide-ranging tone shaping. Crank up the Drive and take no prisoners!

Line 6 Agro – An aggressive high gain amp with a unique Mid control that will take you though the entire gamut of tone on one knob. How did we do it? The mid knob for this model changes the character of the distortion. When set to minimum the distortion exhibits Fuzz pedal characteristics. When the Mid is set to noon it creates creamy modern high gain amp tones a la Soldano. And when the Mid knob is turned up to Max it’s very much reminiscent of that Class A Vox® sound. Of course, then there are all the places in between..


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Line 6 Lunatic – High gain with lots of high mids and no mud. Great for layering with other amps to cut through on the high end. A wide range of top is available with the Treble and Presence controls (maybe to the edge of lunacy).

Line 6 Treadplate – The original POD and POD 2.0 had a popular amp model that was our best attempt at the time to make a model based on* the Mesa/Boogie® Rectifier® series of amplifiers. In addition to the Boogie® vibe, that model had some unique qualities that were all its own, and people it liked so much, they asked us to let them get that same sound with the newest generation PODxt. So here it is. In a way, Treadplate marks the first time we’ve actually modeled another Line 6 product! Here is an excerpt from the old POD manual to describe it: “...modeled after* a 1994 Mesa/Boogie® Dual Rectifier® Tremoverb. You can use this Amp Model to get that tight, high gain sound used by bands like Dream Theater or Metallica.”

Line 6 Big Bottom – Just can’t seem to get enough bottom end out of your cabinet? Try punishing it with Big Bottom. We crossed a Boogie® Triple Rectifier® with a Rivera Los Lobottom sub rig and dialed it in for serious disembowelment. But it’s not just about the bass. A super wide midrange control and an extra presence high midrange maintain articulation and power throughout the tonal range of this amp.

Line 6 Chunk Chunk – The name says it all. You’re guaranteed to feel your pants flapping with this model. Plenty of low end with a tight response. This high gain model has lots of beef so start shredding.

Line 6 Fuzz – Although not technically an amp, we loved the unique tonal qualities of the classic 1960’s Arbiter® Fuzz Face enough to base a special amp model on it. This fuzz box used broad frequency, transistor-based clipping. The result is a buzzing kind of distortion that has become popular again with the alternative and grunge set. Jimi Hendrix was among the guitarists to popularize the Fuzz Face in the States, but our model is considerably dirtier than the tones found on “Are You Experienced.” Try playing “Satisfaction” by the Stones, or the lead from “American Woman” by The Guess Who. Liberal use of the Bass, Mid, and Treble controls will let you go beyond the tones that the Fuzz Face could deliver, enabling you to discover your own unique recipe for those elusive fuzz tones in your head. Just a note: when recording Purple Haze, Jimi didn’t even use an amp – he just went straight from a Fuzz Face to an Orange® power amp to a 4x12 cabinet. Which is the same sort of tone you get here...

Line 6 Octone – Now here’s something we hope you’ll really like. What would it be like if you built a tube-based Octave Distortion preamp for a Class A power amp? Line 6 Octone provides the answer. You’d get an Octave box that tracks better than anything you’ve ever used, deals with consonant intervals with a degree of panache that just wasn’t possible before, and kicks some major rock and roll butt!

Line 6 Smash – Got an axe to grind? Dial up Smash to take it way over the top with an obscene helping of gain. Smash delivers a tight bottom end, and a serious mid range void that’ll render Hi-Fi, butt-kicking rhythm tone every time.

Line 6 Throttle – Pedal to the metal, this Line 6 original is a medium-high gain tone with a nice throaty growl. Grab the Drive knob to give it some gas.


1x6 Super O Based on* Supro® S6616
1x10 Gibtone Based on* 1x10 Gibson®
1X10 G-Brand – Based on* Gretsch® 6156
1x12 Tweed – Based on* 1953 Fender® Tweed Deluxe Reverb®
1x12 Blackface – Based on* 1964 Fender® Blackface Deluxe®
1x12 Line 6 – Based on* Line 6 1x12
1x12 Class A – Based on* 1960 Vox® AC-15
1x15 Thunder – Based on* 1x15 Supro® ‘62 Thunderbolt
2x2 Mini T – Based on* 2x2” Fender® Mini Twin
2x12 Blackface – Based on* 1965 Fender® Blackface Twin Reverb®
2x12 Line 6 – Based on* Line 6 2x12
2x12 Match – Based on* 1995 Matchless® Chieftain
2x12 Jazz – Based on* 1987 Roland® JC-120
2x12 Wishbook – Based on* Silvertone® ‘67 Twin Twelve
2x12 Class A – Based on* 1967 Vox® AC-30
2x12 Fawn – Based on* Non Top Boost Vox® AC-30
4x10 Tweed – Based on* 1959 Fender® Bassman®
4x10 Line 6 Based on* Line 6 4x10
4x12 Line 6 – Based on* Line 6 4x12
4x12 Green 20’s – Based on* 1967 Marshall® Basketweave with Greenbacks
4x12 Green 25’s – Based on* 1968 Marshall® Basketweave with Greenbacks
4x12 Brit T75 – Based on* 1978 Marshall® with stock 70s
4x12 Brit V30 – Based on* 1996 Marshall® with Vintage 30s
4x12 Treadplate – Based on* 4x12 Mesa/Boogie®
No Cabinet – You will probably want to use this Cabinet model with the Tube Preamp model for non-guitar sources. It is selected by default when you pull up the Tube Preamp Amp Model.


57 Straight – Based on* Shure® SM57 - On Axis
57 Angled – Based on* Shure® SM57 - Off Axis
421 – Based on* Sennheiser® MD 421
67 – Based on* Neumann® U67


Drives & Dynamics:

Facial Fuzz – Based on* the Arbiter® Fuzz Face, best known for its famous association with guitar legend Jimi Hendrix.

Fuzz Pi – Based on* the Electro-Harmonix® Big Muff Pi®, an American twist on the distortion/fuzz pedal.

Screamer – Based on* an Ibanez® Tube Screamer®, the overdrive heard round the world.

Classic Distortion – Based on* the ProCo Rat, an angry and aggressive distortion box that put teeth into a new breed of metal in the late 70’s.

Octave Fuzz – Based on the Tycobrahe Octavia, the classic fuzz+octave effect. One pioneering user of this type of effect was Jimi Hendrix.

Killer Z – Based on* Boss® Metal Zone, the industry standard distortion pedal for metal players since 1989.

Tube Drive – Based on* the Chandler Tube Driver®, delivering the sweet singing sustain craved by guitarists worldwide.

Boost + EQ – The name pretty much says it all. This is a stompbox compressor that also provides you with some EQ controls so you can further shape the tone. Since this EQ is applied before the amp processing, it has a different tonal effect — especially if you’re using a strongly overdriven Amp Model . Many players, in fact, rely on stompbox EQ like this to get their specially tailored sound from their amp.

Bass Overdrive – Based on* the Tech 21 Bass Sans Amp, with a pleasingly metallic distortion that is a favorite with the Post-Metal crowd.

Bronze Master – Based on* the Maestro® Bass Brassmaster, considered by many to be the Holy Grail of bass distortion units.

Red Comp – Based on* the MXR® Dyna Comp, probably the most widely used stompbox compressor.

Bue Comp –Based on* the Boss® CS-1 Compression Sustainer with the treble switch off.

Blue Comp Treb – Based on* the Boss® CS-1 Compression Sustainer with the treble switch on.

Vetta Comp – This effect is taken from the Vetta II, Line 6’s flagship guitar amplifier. A Line 6 original, Vetta Comp has a fixed ratio (2.35:1, in case you’re asking) with the threshold (that would be your Sens knob) adjustable from -9dB to -56dB and up to 12dB of gain available at the Level knob. In other words, turn the Sens knob ‘til you like the way your signal’s compressed, then set the volume with Level.

Vetta Juice – A Line 6 original originally created for our flagship Vetta II guitar amplifier, the ‘Juice’ in Vetta Juice comes from the 30dB of available gain in the Level knob. Holy smokes, this thing’s packin’ some heat! It’s got a fixed threshold of -40dB with the Sens knob varying compression ratio from 1.5: 1 all the way up to 20:1 (which is a whole heck of a lot). This combination of design features gives you the option of cranking the level enough to get some serious gain boost, or setting the gain lower and dialing up a smooth, clean sustain. Take your pick, and dial away.

Auto Swell – This effect is an envelope generator, similar to the Boss®SG-1 Slow Gear and other pedals. Each note or chord that you play ramps up. You can dial in the ramp time here to give you the kind of ‘bowed’ attacks that might otherwise require you to have your pinky rolling the volume knob on your guitar with every pick attack. Longer ramp times in combination with delay and reverb can keep you occupied for a pleasant hour or two, seeing what kind of chords you can come up with to blend into each other. You’ve got Ramp time to set over how long the swell takes to happen, plus Depth to determine how much the volume of your attacks is reduced.


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Sine Chorus – Your basic digital chorus (as opposed to the analog type vibe of the Analog model), with a sine wave as the modulator. Smooth going down, with bass and treble controls for bassing and trebling.

Analog Chorus – Based on* the Boss® CE-1 Chorus Ensemble, the original stompbox chorus with big, warm and groovy chorus tones.

Line 6 Flanger – Cooked up in the Line 6 labs, this creation really shines when you set config to post, letting its stereo sweep offset serve up luscious harmonic shimmer.

Jet Flanger – Based on* the A/DA “studio quiet” Flanger with its signature jet-like sweep.

Phaser – Based on* the phaser that changed the world—the relatively subtle MXR® Phase 90.

U-Vibe – Based on* the now-legendary Uni-Vibe®, a four-stage phase shifter, known for its watery texture and sultry tones.

Opto Tremolo – Based on* the optical tremolo circuit that was used in the blackface Fender® amps, like the ’64 Deluxe Reverb®.

Bias Tremolo – Based on* the 1960 Vox® AC-15 Tremolo, which got its pulse by literally varying the bias of the power amp tubes.

Rotary Drum + Horn – Based on* the Leslie® 145, the tube-driven behemoth with its signature rotate-o-rama.

Rotary Drum – Based on* the Fender® Vibratone, Fender’s® guitar-specific whirling dervish of a tone machine.

Auto Pan – Also known as a panner, this effect makes your sound go back and forth between the left and right channels. Sure to keep you up late at night.

Analog Square Chorus – Based on* the Boss® CE-1 Chorus Ensemble, but with a square wave acting as the magical modulator.

Stereo Square Chorus – This one’s a bit smoother than the Analog Square, but the basic vibe is similar, thanks to the square wave modulator at the heart of the effect. You’ll find Bass and Treble controls for a bit of extra tone tweaking when desired.

Stereo Expo Chorus – A Line 6 creation, the “Expo” in this Chorus stands for exponential, which is a fancy way of saying that the sweep of the flanging spends extra time in the ‘swooshy’ part of the Chorus.

Random Chorus – This chorus uses three different modulating filters all running randomly. A very busy chorus sound to be sure.

Stereo Square Flange – This the same as the Line 6 Flanger, but using a square waveform instead of a sine wave.

Expo Flange – Here’s that exponential sweep we first found in the Expo Chorus, this time applied to a flange effect. The Feedback and Pre-delay knobs on Page 2 can help you keep it in check or make it as strange as you want. We think you know which way we’re leaning on that one.

Lumpy Phase – A Line 6 original, Lumpy Phase is exactly that—‘lumpy.’ Kinda like a Uni-Vibe®, but more radical. It also has some built in overdrive and more of a ‘flange-y’ type of sound due to our clever blending of a short delay into the swept signal. Bass and Treble knobs on page 2 give you extra flexibility.

Hi Talk The Line 6 tone chefs managed to combine a moog-like filter and a rotary speaker in a touch-sensitive, tap-tempo package. As a result, the Hi Talk can make heads spin with its high passed filtered frequencies. Try this one to dress up some mean distortion!

Sweeper – Imagine having 2 wah pedals on steroids separated in a stereo field that are pulsating in opposite positions and you’re close to what you’ll hear here. Use the Q and Freq to set the character of the sweep and adjust your depth to go from subtle to full on freak out. Any resemblance to guitar tracks heard in a particular genre of B films is strictly coincidental.

POD Purple X – This is definitely a “sound effect.” We wanted something crazy that had a “broken” sound to it. If played properly you can emulate the sound of a Pod Racer from “Star Wars Episode I”.

Random S & H – This has a similar effect as the old Oberheim®Voltage Controlled Filter. It creates changes in tone by randomly emphasizing certain frequencies. Try locking this effect to the tap tempo and playing single chords to that tempo. This effect is so inspiring, you’ll probably write a few new tunes based around the effect.

Warble-Matic – This effect is reminiscent of the Sweeper model, but when used subtly it can produce a nice mild phasey sound or with the depth maxed you can simulate the sound of an alien spacecraft landing in one of those old 50’s sci-fi movies!


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Analog Delay – Based on* the Boss® DM2 Analog Delay, treasured for the warm, distorted tones it produces.

Analog Delay w/Modulation – Here’s a model based on* the Electro-Harmonix® Deluxe Memory Man, which is an analog delay with chorus.

Tube Echo – The classic 1963 Maestro® EP-1 that this model is based on* was the first of a series of “Echoplex” designs.

Multi-Head Delay – Based on* the Roland® RE-101 Space Echo, Roland’s first venture into the world of effects processing.

Sweep Echo – This model is a Line 6 original. It first appeared on our DL4 Delay Modeler and has turned out to be a special favorite amongst the many DL4 users that we’ve spoken to.The knobs adjust the speed and depth of the sweeping filter part of the effect. Sweep speed sets how fast the filter sweeps, and sweep depth sets the range of frequencies that the filter affects, allowing you to create and explore your own shifting landscape of tonal possibilities. There’s both subtle texture and serious weirdness to be found in this one.

Digital Delay – This model is a straight up digital delay with bass and treble tone controls. Nothing fancy here, just basic echo-cho-cho-cho. After all, it’s good to cleanse the palate every once in a while.

Stereo Delay – Ever asked yourself, how did The Edge (U2) get that groovy sound on “Where the Streets Have No Name”? Stereo delays, my friend. It’s the secret to many a U2 song, as well as the “Big L.A. Solo” sound of the late ’80s. Set one side as a fast echo with many repeats, and the other as a slow delay with just a few repeats. Voila, you’re famous!

Ping Pong Delay – The Ping Pong Delay is the one delay that can be run as a Post Delay Effect, but not as a stompbox (since this kind of delay requires a stereo output to do its stuff). It has two separate channels of delay, with the output of each channel flowing into the other, going back and forth like a game of ping pong.The time knob sets the time for the left side delay line. The offset knob sets the time for the right side delay line, as a percentage of the left delay’s time. And spread sets the stereo spread of the delays from mono to hard-panned left and right.Sound too tricky? Just use the Time knob (or Tap Tempo Button, if you want to set that up) to set the longer delay time you hear, and then turn offset to adjust the shorter delay time. If you set offset straight up at 12 o’clock, your left and right delays are evenly spaced. Then, once you’ve got your delay times set, use the spread knob to adjust where the delay repeats appear in the stereo field.

Reverse Delay – Take a step back in time with your cool new reverse delay. Whatever you play in comes back out at you backwards, delayed by the time you set (up to 2 seconds). To use this little wonder most effectively, try playing a legato lick, ignoring the reverse playback as well as you can. Longer licks can translate into very cool reverse phrases. We’ve seen Tom Petty guitarist Mike Campbell taking advantage of the Reverse Delay on the Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler stompbox to play a backwards guitar solo live—on a worldwide TV broadcast, no less.When using Reverse, try setting the mix knob to full (100% wetness) so all you hear is the reversed sound—instant backwards guitar solo fun.

Echo Platter – The Echo Platter model was inspired by the Binson EchoRec, a magnetic platter echo used by the likes of Pink Floyd.

Tape Echo – Based on* the solid state Maestro® EP-3 Echoplex, which used transistors instead of tubes for the sound electronics.

Low Rez – The first digital delay units were introduced in the early ’80s. These pedals and rack boxes took advantage of emerging digital technology to provide guitarists with longer delay times. Unlike the 16 bit digital of today’s CDs, and the even higher resolution provided by some audio gear (like the 32 Bit processing of your Vetta), these early digital units generally had only 8 bit resolution. Low bit resolution can create a unique sort of grunge and noise that is sometimes just the sound you’re looking for, and that’s why these old delays are still used to give a particular shape to the sounds that are run through them. Early model digital samplers are sometimes used in modern-day industrial and electronica to achieve these effects as well. Try this model on a low resolution setting to get that characteristic digital grunge.The bits knob lets you adjust the delay anywhere from its normal sparklin’, pristine 32 bit resolution down to as few as 6 truly nasty bits. Bear in mind that as you turn the knob clockwise, you’re reducing the bit resolution, so maximum bit reduction is achieved when the knob is all the way up (think of it as a more control for how many less bits you want).

Phaze Eko – This is a new-fangled delay dreamed up by the free thinking sound design crew here at Line 6. Starting with the basic tone of our EP-1 tape delay emulation, they’ve added something very much like a Uni-Vibe® to the delay repeats. The result is an echo unit that gives you unique new creative possibilities for adjusting the tone of your delays with a beautiful, burbling texture. If we do say so ourselves.
Bubble Echo - Bubble Eko has a Sample and Hold filter on the repeats. A Sample and Hold filter, if you haven’t run across one before, takes a filter sweep (like the one on Sweep Echo), chops it up into little bits, and rearranges them semi-randomly, so that it sounds like sudden little bits of wah pedal randomly sprinkled about. Crazy, huh? Make sure and get busy with the sweep speed and sweep depth.

Filters, Synth, and Pitch:

Auto Wah – Based on* the Mu-Tron® III envelope follower? Part auto-wah, part triggered filter, it’s all about wacky.

Dingo Tron – Based on* the Mu-Tron® III (modeled for our Auto Wah model) with the “down” switch on. It’s kind of like a reverse auto wah.

Clean Sweep – This is a wide range sweeping filter with a slow decay. It’s similar to Auto Wah, but with a band pass filter shape. Try setting the Decay all the way up, the Sensitivity half way up and the Q all the way down.

Seismik Synth – This effect has an oscillator that tracks the pitch of your guitar. You can choose between 8 different wave shapes which give you different “flavors” – all of them one or two octaves down from the original pitch.

Double Bass – This effect has two oscillators that track the pitch of your guitar. One square wave tuned one octave down, and one saw tooth wave two octaves down.

Buzz Wave – These are cool combinations of saw and square waves with fast vibrato. The 8 different WAVE parameters offer different vibrato speeds and different pitches.

Rez Synth – These are all sweeping low pass filter effects with the resonance set high. Resonance is a peak at the frequency of the low pass filter.

Saturn 5 Ring Mod – Ring modulators take two signals (one supplied by your guitar, the other supplied by the effect) then adds and subtracts similar frequencies. The only limiting factor is that the pitch of the signal provided by the effect is constant. Meaning you have to play only in the key of that pitch to be musical.

Synth Analog – Based on* Moog and ARP style synth filters. These are great for funky synth guitar (or bass) lines!

Synth FX – These sounds aren’t really designed to be musical. These are more “special effects” sounds. You’ll hear a lot of these kinds of sounds in movie sound tracks.

Synth Harmony – There are two synth waves at work here. Your first two parameters allow you to choose a pitch interval of your original note played. Your Wave parameter works differently from what you’d expect with the other synth models. Here the Wave parameter controls the gain of the saw wave, while the square wave gain remains constant.

Synth Lead – Based on* the popular analog monophonic synth lead sounds from Moog, ARP and Sequential Circuits.

Synth String – Based on* classic string sounds like those found in the ARP Solina String Ensemble and the Elka Synthex.

Bender – This effect lets you control a change of pitch using an FBV pedal connected to a AMPLIFi. You can set one amount of pitch shift for the heel position of the pedal, and another amount of pitch shift for the two, then rock on the pedal to change pitch from one setting to another.

Tape Eater – If you’ve ever had a cassette player eat a tape before you’ll know what we’re talking about. After fixing the tape (if you’re lucky!) and reinserting it in to the player it always had a warbled sound on that section of the tape. Now think of your guitar tone being recorded on that section of the tape! That’s the crazy effect we were after. Try this with a slow speed setting and a 100% wet mix.


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Line 6 – This is the original PODxt/Vetta Wah Model, from back in the dark ages when a PODxt and Vetta had only one Wah model.

Fassel – Based on* a Cry Baby® Super made by Jen Electronics. Jen Electronics in Italy manufactured wah pedals for many companies, including Vox®, Thomas Organ, Arbiter®, and others. This particular pedal has the highly desireable mojo of the Fasel (an Italian manufacturer of electronic components) inductor. Some have credited the unique saturation characteristics of the Fasel inductor to the fact that it was a really cheaply made component. File this one under ‘Irony’.

Weeper – Modeled after* an Arbiter® Cry Baby®, this is yet another variation on the original Vox® wah design. The biggest variation between many of these wah pedals is the inductor and the tolerances of the capacitors and resistors that make up the filter circuit. Just like vintage guitar amps, two of them made on the same day, by the same person, from the same parts bin might sound totally different. As always, we went for the best examples we could find.

Chrome – Based on* a Vox® V847. This pedal was a reissue of the original 1967 Vox® V846 wah pedal, which was the successor to the original Clyde McCoy wah (Clyde McCoy was a trumpet player who had asked Vox® to make an effect that would make a keyboard sound like you were using a plunger mute on it. Guitar players everywhere thank him).

Chrome Custom – Based on* a modded Vox® V847 that belongs to one of the Line 6 crew. This pedal had the gain staging on the first transistor stage tweaked, an aftermarket Fasel inductor, the Q widened at the top end, and the 100k pot replaced with a 470k pot to better match the original V846 specs.

Throaty – Based on* the RMC Real McCoy 1. For many guitarists, the original Vox® Clyde McCoy signature (or even rarer, picture) pedal is the ‘holy grail’ of wahs. Geoffrey Teese of RMC did a lot of research, even tracking down a supply of the original ‘stack of dimes’ inductors and having pots that duplicate the taper characteristics of the original ICAR parts to produce a clone of these highly sought-after wahs.

Conductor – Based on* the Maestro® Boomerang - According to the original Maestro advertising material , this was not a ‘wah-wah’ pedal, but a ‘wow-wow’ pedal. Po-tay-to - Po-tah-to. In 1968 or so, Maestro® went to Richard Mintz of All Test Devices, who had first become known for his design of a sustainer for Leslie West, and hired him to redesign most of their effects units. This pedal was Curtis Mayfield’s choice for wah, so it’s perfect for R’n’B ‘wacka-wacka’ retro madness.

Colorful – This model is based on* the wah part of a vintage Colorsound® Wah-Fuzz. The Colorsound is different from the other wah pedals here in that it was an inductor-less design. For you non-electronics minded folks, this basically means that it used a different type of circuit to get its frequency resonance and would saturate (distort) in a different manner than the inductor-based designs.


‘Lux Spring – The blackface Fender® Deluxe Reverb® amp had a two spring reverb tank, which this model is based on.*

Standard Spring – One of the many things that people have loved about the blackface Fender® Twin Reverb® over the years has been its rich, dense reverb sound. The three-spring tank offered a more complex sound than Fender’s earlier spring reverbs, and its what this model is based on.* Go find yourself a bevy of bikini-clad beauties, wax up your board, and dig in.

King Spring – A Line 6 original, inspired by the Sealy Posturepedic®. If three springs are cool, how about a whole mattress full of Slinkies? Richer, denser, wigglier. A good night sleep is guaranteed, or we’ll give you your money back.

Small Room – As its name implies, this reverb model will give you the kind of sound you’d get when recording an amp that’s mic’d up in a small room. Fortunately, unlike the small rooms that you might have handy at home, say, this room has well-tuned acoustics, no traffic noise coming from the nearby street, and you don’t have to worry about the upstairs neighbors yelling, “Turn it down!”—don’t you hate it when people ruin a good take like that?

Tiled Room – Think of this one as recording your guitar in the hall bathroom. All that porcelain has always made for great reverb, and lots of classic recordings were done by making the saxophone player stand in the ‘necessary’ and wail. Or at least that’s what they told them. Sax players can be so naive.

Brite Room – A live, bright room to add life to any guitar track.

Dark Hall – A large concert hall with many reflections. This one is all about size and is great for that huge backdrop of reverb that doesn’t get in the way even when turned all the way up.

Medium Hall – A medium sized hall with heavy reflections, this one is meant to be heard.

Large Hall – A very large concert hall. It doesn’t get much bigger than this.

Rich Chamber – A rich chamber great for making that crunch tone even fatter.

Built-In Dynamics (Available on every preset):

Line 6 Compressor – Based on* the Telectronics LA-2A®. The Compressor effect is just the thing when you want to smooth out your levels the way that you would typically do in a recording studio. The thres (Threshold) knob determines how aggressive you want the Compressor to be in smoothing things out. More negative numbers make the Compressor more active in taming your levels, so -32dB is a more aggressive setting than -16dB, say. The Gain control controls (what else?) gain, so that even when you’re really squashing your signal with an aggressive threshold setting, you’ll be able to get good volume levels out of your AMPLIFi.

Line 6 Parametric EQ – The EQ provides four bands of tone control, with frequency select and gain boost/cut for each band.

Line 6 Noise Gate – The Gate effect helps eliminate unwanted noise when you’re not playing, and can be especially valuable when using high gain sounds. Like a security gate, it’s supposed to quickly open to pass the things that you want, and then swing closed to keep out the things that you don’t want. Turn the thresh all the way down to minimum to disable the Gate (thresh’s value will then be off, as shown above). The thresh knob determines how loud your playing has to be to open the gate. More negative numbers (where the knob is near its fully-counterclockwise setting) mean that the gate will open and allow sound through even when you are playing quietly, and less negative numbers (where the knob is near its fully-clockwise setting) mean that the gate will only allow sound to pass when you are playing pretty hard. The decay knob determines how fast the gate will swing closed. Like a gate in the real world, a fast decay means the gate might catch your trailing foot as you pass through—in this case, that means the gate will chop off the decay of your notes. And a slow decay means that as the gate swings slowly closed behind you, someone might have time to slip through behind you—in this case, that would be the unwanted noise that you hear as your notes decay. You’ll have to experiment with the decay to get just the right happy medium for your particular guitar, playing style, and sound settings.

So you can see there is quite a bit to a Spider V!

source: http://line6.com/support/page/kb/_/amplifiers/spider-v/spider-v-series-model-list-r839


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Spider V FAQ
Found here: http://line6.com/support/page/kb/_/amplifiers/spider-v/spider-v-3060120240-faq-r834

Q: What are the amp models on the Spider V?
There are 78 total amp models on the Spider V. Check out this link for the complete model listing.

Model List

The tone settings list numerous songs can be used to dial sounds in as well. If you would like to return your unit to the original presets, please perform a factory reset (see below).

Q: How do I use the tuner on the Spider V?
A: Press the Tap button, and notice the volume is muted during tuning. You'll see the LCD screen change to the tuner.

Q: How do I perform a factory reset on the Spider V series?
Hold down the Home button to access the settings menu. Scroll down with the encoder to where it says Factory Reset. Scroll to the right and press the encoder knob to hit Yes.

Spider Remote

Q: I can't find Spider Remote in the Google Play store?
A: If your Android does not support USB Host Mode (which is required for the usage of Spider Remote), the remote app will not show up in the search. Your device is not compatible with Spider V

You can read more about Spider V and Android compatbility here.


Q: What are the inputs and outputs on the Spider V?
Instrument in and headphone out on the front, and all this on the back.

Q: Can the Spider V and the AUX input be used at the same time? Will I hear both of these devices through the headphones?

Q: Can I use an FBV controller with the Spider V?
Yes, the FBV3 and FBV Express/Shortboard MKII are recommended for use with the Spider V. The FBV Mark 1 series may work, but is not supported.

Q: Does the Spider V have an effects loop?
There is no effect loop on the Spider V amplifier.

Q: Can I turn off the Tap Tempo Light on the Spider V?
Yes, hold down the Home button to access the settings menu. Scroll down with the encoder to where it says Tap Light. Scroll to the right and press the encoder knob to hit Off.

Q: Can I use other Line 6 wireless transmitters with my Spider V?
Yes, you can use any other Line 6 wireless transmitters that support RF 2. That includes Relay G30, G50/55, G90, and XDV 70/75 that are on their latest firmware releases. To use them you'll need to manually set the wireless channel on the Spider V in the Global Settings menu. Press and hold the HOME BUTTON to enter the settings menu.

Q: How do I connect my Android device to my Spider V
You will need a male Micro USB to Female USB-B or "OTG" adapter to connect to the amp and allow your Android device to work with Host Mode. More can be read and that here.


Spider V Series Features and Specs
  • USB streaming audio (compatible with Android, iOS and Mac or PC)
  • 128 onboard presets
  • 78 amp models
  • 23 cabinet models
  • 101 effect models
  • Tap tempo/tuner
  • Compatible with Line 6 FBV 3 and FBV MkII Foot Controllers
  • Looper (60 sec)
  • USB connection
Spider V 30 Specs
  • 30 watts
  • 1x8" custom speaker and tweeter
  • Weight: 16 lbs 4 oz
  • Dimensions: H: 14.5"" W: 15.5" D: 8"
  • 1/4” Guitar input and 1/8” Stereo Aux input
  • 1/4” Headphone output
  • USB
  • FBV foot controller port
Spider V 60 Specs
  • 60 watts
  • 1x10 custom speaker and tweeter
  • Weight: 20 lbs 12 oz
  • Dimensions: H: 16.5" W: 17.5" D: 9"
  • 1/4” Guitar input and 1/8” Stereo Aux input
  • 1/4” Headphone output
  • USB
  • FBV foot controller port
Spider V 120 Specs
  • 120 watts
  • 1x12 custom speaker and tweeter
  • Weight: 29 lbs 4 oz
  • Dimensions: H: 17.5" W: 20.25" D: 11"
  • 1/4” Guitar input and 1/8” Stereo Aux input
  • 1/4” Headphone output
  • Stereo XLR output
  • USB
  • FBV foot controller port
Spider V 240 Specs
  • 240 watts
  • 2x12 custom speaker and dual tweeters
  • Weight: 42 lbs 12 oz
  • Dimensions: H: 21.25" W: 27" D: 11"
  • 1/4” Guitar input and 1/8” Stereo Aux input
  • 1/4” Headphone output
  • Stereo XLR output
  • True stereo amp
  • USB
  • FBV foot controller port

Q: What is the warranty on the Spider V?
the warranty on the Spider V is twelve months from the date of purchase.
Line 6 Warranty Information

Q: How can I register my Spider V?
product registration F.A.Q.


Q: My Spider V seems to be malfunctioning. What can I do as an end user?
Line 6 Amp Troubleshooting
Q: Can I turn off the Tap Tempo Light on the Spider V?
Yes, hold down the Home button to access the settings menu. Scroll down with the encoder to where it says Tap Light. Scroll to the right and press the encoder knob to hit Off.
Q: Can I turn off the Tap Tempo Light on the Spider V?
Yes, hold down the Home button to access the settings menu. Scroll down with the encoder to where it says Tap Light. Scroll to the right and press the encoder knob to hit Off.
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The Mattball826 Method to getting good tone out of your Spider V

Try this!! This is a response I got from the Youtube guy that has Spider V 240 demos that sound killer!! Here's what he said:

" Thanks!! Hope this helps you !

What I do with ANY modeler I buy is start from scratch. I know many don't like to do this, but for me, this is how I learn to use the products and it stays with me. Most of the things you learn about modeling units is that how you adjust the basic amp model apply fairly consistent, even with different mfg's of modeler products. They can all sound bland until you get into the nuts and bolts of the amp and PEQ's.

Guitars change the tonality too. If you have active pickups or stronger pickups, heavier tonewoods, those all can affect the final result. I gig with 4 guitars so I refined the presets I use to sound good with those guitars. Some have more output so I dial other presets up to even things out. Most of this is done by adjustments in the PEQ block or "EQ" block which I enable in everything I use.

Every modeler I use, I always start with the basic model. I turn all effects off. These steps are fairly easy:

1. Set the amp model how you normally would set an amp you use IRL. Many amp models included will get gain applied differently. Classic amps often required the player to crank the gains, and all the amps eq controls. Presence control helped with hf harmonics. Use that if you want. These amps include Plexi, JTM, Bassman, JCM800's, some versions of Mark amps, Fender, and more. For example, if you want classic Plexi, just dime everything in the model. That is how the amp works better IRL, so do the same on the model. For old AcDc, Thin Lizzy, BOC, Aerosmith, etc, that's how they got that loud OD tone. You can push it with drive pedals if you want, but go to the next option to really achieve results. Great model for classic rock which gives a sweet mild overdrive with a cleaner low end for power.

2. Try different cabinet models. Most of these would be good with Green or Cream back cabs, but Vintage 30 also works if you need a brighter but darker tone with the classic style amp. I like V30 with the Sm57 @45. That's my starting point for higher gain, though I do use some variants on other presets just for subtle differences.

3. USE the PEQ to shape the tone. Boxy sound comes from Lo Mids/Mid Bass out of whack. You can fine tune that tone with the PEQ. Start with the low end. Adjust them just enough to shape the sound, then apply the gain of the EQ to each freq as needed. If you boost over 6db you will find the amp gets much louder than factory presets. There is a ton of headroom in the PEQ, but I suggest using it no more than a 3-6 db boost. The models will sound better with this EQ applied. I learned that with the Fractal and other units that sounded meh until you dialed in PEQ. PEQ is where you find the sweet spot. Don't forget, you can always go back to the Amp model and make cuts as well.

If you don't know how to use PEQ it is best to test each gain and freq slider so you can hear the changes. There is no Visual Graphic and the Q is not adjustable, so my guess is it is fairly wide, so the boost or cut you make will apply broadly. That said, this block is crucial to developing the final amp sound of your preset and when used properly can make your amp model go from meh to ohhh yeah!!

On other more high gain amp models, they have a different gain/vol structure. You don't have to dime them like you do classic amps. These include Mesa Rectif, Engl, Deiz, JCM900, DSL's, and so on. I find having a balance of gain and presence with a fairly high volume level on the model works best. PEQ will work closely with the model used, so what you tweak for Fender, should work with those models, Marshall, same thing. Apply the EQ of the amp model with the same PEQ and shape from the amp eq first, then fine tune the PEQ. Using different cabinets will change things, but those differences are desirable imo. IOW, just a cab model and mic position change can get a thicker, darker, or brighter tone. Experiment with what works. The Spider V is fairly linear in it's power. You can adjust your presets at just less than stage levels and they will be good at higher gig levels. Just don't adjust them with Headphones or really low levels. They will not translate as well. That is not the amp though, that is just how human hearing is. Like any amp you tweak, give your ears a rest after a while. If you tweak over long periods, the next day things may sound very different.

Factory presets for any modeler are hit or miss. That is to be expected. I use them as reference more than anything else.

4. Once you get the basic amp tone you like, now you can apply other things like drives, compressors, and other effects. Key is, don't over do it. Compressors can actually tame game but warm it up if used that way, or they can be a nice boost. You decide. Some of my presets used are boosts, and some act almost as a limiter but they tighten the gain. These usually have a lower threshold on high gain amp models.

5. Drives can really impact the gain, but on high gain amps, don't use the gain too high because more distortion will thin the tone badly and it won't cut a mix. Some drives have EQ. Be cautious here because the EQ on the Drive block can certainly impact the amp model. These are really good for Clean EQ boosts. Set for minimal gain, but boost the eq controls to provide the clean boost for lead cutting. Use sparingly for best results.

6. Other FX, mods delays rev. These I use as needed. Most of the time I have fx applied the mix levels are rather low unless I am going for something that requires a heavy or more wetness to the effect. Just know a wetter effect can change the preset levels too. In a Stereo 240, it will broaden the tones quite a bit.

In my experiences with so many modelers, the only way to see what is under the hood is to look, compare and tweak. Starting from scratch as you would when you build a rig is the best way to learn the rig from top to bottom. I know many think the mfg's should have these models all worked out for us, but the fact is everyone's ears are different. There is no way or even a halfway point or mfg's to structure a preset that everyone will like. When you have an amp modeler, you are essentially walking into a room with all those tools. Now you get to put them together.

When I bought the Spider V I went in with basics and applied those ideas to the unit. As I was at the store over a busy Holiday weekend of shopping, people that tried the amp just by factory models were stunned at the sounds I was getting after a few PEQ tweaks. I had never heard the word "dude" so much than that afternoon. I picked up the Spider V 240 that afternoon and ordered the G10T and FBV3. Out of the other products that were there including Boss, Blackstar, and Fender, I chose this one since it had everything needed for gigging. The other combos didn't handle low tuning guitars either. Difference being Spider V 240 and others in the series are modeling amps. Other choices were variables of a single preamp type. Works for a simple one tone couple gain option players, but not at all as diverse as I needed. The wireless, FBV3 option sealed it for me too.

Hope that helps to clarify what I do. I have some presets up on L6 site, there is no order to them. Just look for ones that start with MB> "

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This is one major caveat- NO PC editor

Anyone who buys one should get on Line 6 about PC editors. Couple sales guys I talk to often at local store here have said the same thing. Customers are going to return these in significant numbers. They don't like editing on a phone screen, and many don't have tablets, nor do they want to buy one for this. Most do have laptops and other pc based systems.

Trick for some PC users and those without tablets (it's kind of a PITA though):
Download Virtual Box
Download Android 86x

It works, but it's kind of quirky and the constant mouse capture in the virtual window can be a nuisance. Screen size is also limited.

Follow these instructions:

I read about it and tried it, so it does work. Hopefully Line 6 will get on a proper editor for Win/Mac


Definitely worth it, it Works really well. I love being able to swap guitars quickly and with the 60 and it's FR speakers and built in low latency ASIO support in windows. It's fantastic for practice tools like Rocksmith and Yousician. I have my Spider V hooked up to a little 1.5 x 3 inch windows 10 pc that's plugged into the TV in the living room. Sounds and plays great.
Isn't this amp basically an POD XT with all of the model packs in an amp format?

I have an X3 Live floor unit. I'm curious as to if you can do dual signal chains on the Spider V.


Isn't this amp basically an POD XT with all of the model packs in an amp format?

I have an X3 Live floor unit. I'm curious as to if you can do dual signal chains on the Spider V.
No, it's based more on Amplifi and Firehawk which are supposedly based on late version Amp Farm.

71 gigs now with SV240 FBV3 and G10T. Cool rig, stereo and sounds great for our shows.
No, it's based more on Amplifi and Firehawk which are supposedly based on late version Amp Farm.

71 gigs now with SV240 FBV3 and G10T. Cool rig, stereo and sounds great for our shows.

All of the stats on amp models and effects are identical to my old X3 or an XT with the model packs. Or seemed to be.
78 amps is the one that got me pondering.

I don't doubt that it sounds fine.
Glad it's working for you!


All of the stats on amp models and effects are identical to my old X3 or an XT with the model packs. Or seemed to be.
78 amps is the one that got me pondering.

I don't doubt that it sounds fine.
Glad it's working for you!
The models were tweaked to work with the amplification used. I also have pod farm pod xt and x3. Though settings are similar the sounds vary.



I've ordered the Spider V 120 and the FBV 3. Can't wait till it is here!

Does the Spider V have a way to emulate something like the Digitech Drop pedal?

So that I can keep my guitar tuned standard but by using a setting would allow me to get a 1/2 step down?

Thanks is advance for any answers members can give.


Wanted a Spider V back then for the studio and small gigs, but I had just recently gotten a great deal on an Amplifi for the studio. Decent enough, and the iPad is always nearby if I need something other than the 4 presets.

But maybe a Spider VI in the future. What are the chance they’ll actually listen to their customers and add an effect loop?

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