Line 6 Spider Valve Guitar Amps fuse the versatility of amp and effects modeling with the performance and feel of a world-class tube amplifier.
Combining award-winning Line 6 modeling technology with a genuine tube amplifier designed by the legendary Reinhold Bogner, Spider Valve delivers unmatched performance, responsiveness and tonal flexibility on the stage and in the studio.
|The Spider Valve design combines 12AX7 preamp tubes with Line 6’s signature modeling front-end, a marriage that allows each part of the sonic equation to deliver what it does best: creamy, cascading distortion and enriched harmonics from the tubes, and 12 of the world’s finest amp models and seven stunning effects from the modeling front end. And, of course, perfectly matched 6L6 power tubes driving Celestion Vintage 30 speakers to deliver unprecedented sonic impact and spatial imaging.
With the simple front-end controls and display, programmable patches and presets are instantly within reach. Tweak your tone even further with the front panel Presence, Drive, Bass, Mid and Treble controls: this is a true-blue tube amp, and it acts like one, responding and delivering all the analog detail, performance and warmth of every amp model and effect.
The Spider Valve has a very unique sound and tons of effects. You can preset channels with the push of a button taking you to complete insane metal loudness to nice soft easy blues. It sure doesn't look that mean but this amp really packs a punch and it will blow you away!
Amber LED – Select this amp model and adjust the tone controls to get crisp, amazing clean tones, great warm jazz tones, and all the high-end shimmer you’ll need with a generous amount of bottom end.
Blue LED – Line 6 developed this amp model to emulate those late 60’s and early 70’s clean tones. It started off as an amp model based on a 1973 Hiwatt Custom 100. Line 6 extended the tone control range and tightened up the low end.
Amber LED – This amp model draws on our analysis of mid 60’s Fender amps, including blackface ’65 Twin Reverb and blackface ’64 Deluxe Reverb. It features a classic glassy high end tone with some snap and bite.
Blue LED – This amp model is based on a number of vintage tweed amps. Line 6 evaluated a ’53 Fender tweed Deluxe Reverb, ’58 Fender tweed Bassman and a ’60 Gibson Explorer to create a swingin’ Rockabilly tone.
Amber LED – Based on a mix of a ’65 Marshall JTM-45, a ’58 Fender Bassman, a ’63 Fender Vibroverb and a Supro so it slides between gritty swamp-infected cleans to syrupy smooth, walloping drive tones.
Blues: Class A
Blue LED – based on a fawn Vox AC30 amplifier with an updated and expanded tone control circuit. Line 6 wanted to capture that early British pop rock tone that the Beatles and the Stones are so well known for.
Amber LED – A sound crafted during Line 6 studies of the ’68 Marshall Plexi 50 watt which was used by a number of early metal bands. Crunch provides a wider range of tone control settings than the original Marshall amp.
Crunch: On Fire
Blue Green LED – Based on a ’68 Marshall Plexi 100 watt with a few added extras: the combination of a Variac and the jumped input channels creates that infamous brown sound.
Amber LED – An amp model based on the Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier which produces a tight and punchy, high gain Metal sound.
Blue LED – This sound was created to be an aggressive high gain amp model with a unique mid control that will sweep through an entire spectrum of tone on one knob. The Mid knob for this amp model changes the character of the distortion. When set to minimum, the distortion exhibits Fuzz pedal characteristics. When it is set to noon, it mimics the creamy modern high gain amp tones. And when it is turned up to Max, it’s very much reminiscent of that Class A sound.
Amber LED – An amp model dialed in for shredding based on the Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier red channel. It combines the intensity and impact of Metal Red but delivers more midrange and teeth for that bone-crushing, brain piercing insane grind.
Insane: Eighties Solo
Blue LED – Line 6 had a goal in mind to provide you with as much input gain distortion as possible short of complete meltdown. You get an obscene helping of distortion while still retaining tonal definition and character.
Unleash your Effects Arsenal
From the DL4 stompbox to the Echo Farm plug-in, Line 6 effects have achieved cult status in top studios and stage rigs of discerning guitarists. With Spider Valve, Line 6 delivers a palette of top grade integrated effects - easily accessed and tweaked from the front panel using the SmartControl FX knobs.
Spider Value In/Outs
Modulation: A choice of phaser, chorus or tremolo lets you tweak your tone from rich luscious modulations to
dramatic orbital gyrations.
Delay: From the swirling feedback of the sweep echo to the organic decay of the tape echo, Spider Valve delays provide an
unmatched level of dimension and depth.
Reverb: The Spider Valve effects arsenal is complete with a dedicated reverb control – allowing you to dial in anything
from subtle ambiences to cavernous spaces.
FBV Pedal – Plug in one of our optional Line 6 FBV foot controllers for channel switching, tap tempo, effects on/off control, wah/volume pedals,
access to 32 more channel memories, and tuner capabilities.
Balanced Direct Out – Provides dedicated POD -quality tone output for studio-direct recording.
Preamp Out – This is a pre-tube amp output than can be used for all sorts of things. For one, you can drive a second amp from the Spider Valve modeling pre,
or you can use it as an effects send to feed outboard effects. You can then use the Power Amp In as a series effects return.
Power Amp In – This is a direct connection to the all-tube power amp, including the 12AX7 preamp tubes, matched 6L6 power amp tubes, Master,
and Presence controls. Perfect for pairing your Bogner designed all tube power amp section with a front end modeler such as the POD xt Live.
Output A is for a 16 ohm speaker load and will let you hook up (1) 16 ohm speaker/cab
Output B is for a 8 ohm speaker load. You can either hook up (1) 8 ohm speaker/cab or (2) 16 ohm speakers/cabs.
Output C is for a 4 ohm speaker load. You can either hook up (1) 4 ohm speaker/cab or (2) 8 ohm speakers/cabs.
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