#1
I have a Line 6 Spider Valve 212 which I am enjoying very much but I have come across one problem; when using a lot of distortion it amplifies the noise of the pick coming off of the string. I realize that this is bound to happen with a lot of distortion but I just felt like it may have been a little too much.

When Im soloing and use this high gain setting, when I pick the amp sounds like it barks at me at the begining of each note I hit. The note still sounds good and has a nice sustain, but imagine when I play fast...its a constant BARK BARK BARK BARK.

So I was wondering if there was any way to reduce this noise, I know that less gain will reduce it, but even with less gain It is very noticeable. And Ive heard from a couple of people that the Celestion Vintage 30's that are in the SpiderValve may be the problem

So is there any way I can reduce the sound of me picking?
#2
It's a spider.
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#3
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It's a spider.


it's a spider valve
that's a full tube awesome amp
not one of th crap modeling amps douche****
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#4
It's a spider


I knew I would get ignorant replies like that, thanks
#5
but
what thickness of pick do you use? thinner picks get more noise
also it could be you holding your pick too angled
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#6
Heavy / Extra heavy picks lol

And Im not really sure about the angle, maybe Ill try holding it differently or something

thanks
#7
look at some vids from petrucci and malmsteen
the masters of alternate picking and look at their tec
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#8
Get a new pick? Maybe the one you have is really scratchy after being used too much. Also, thinner ones tend to scratch more I find (I used to use .60s to .40s before I discovered the benefits of thicker picks); try tortex picks (.88 or more; I use both .88s and Jazz III picks.) or if you want really thick go for Big Stubbies, which I have in 2 and 3mm.

Still nothing? Maybe your pickups are shoddy or something. Are they too close to the strings?

Also, if all else fails, try to master legato so you don't have to pick every note.

edit: didn't see above replies. Try changing picking angle like these guys above said.
#9
I used 2 hav that problem (still do sometimes) i find that if u play listening for the "barks" and just slowly change how u hold the pick, the angle ur striking. Ull eventualy sort it.

My friend said its also got sumthing 2 do with how fresh the pick is, as if its old and a bit shredded then it will make more noise than a fresh clean one. Im not sure how correct that is though. but try it out
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#10
Some of my thicker picks like D'addario ones tend to grind on the side. Either get new picks or pick at a different angle.
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#11
The distortion on spiders is pretty nasty, especially in terms of pick noise. Try turning down the drive and treble a bit.
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#12
Do you dig in alot when you pick? Or do you use as little as possible? Obviously people pick in diferent ways when they want a diferent sound, but if you find yourself tending to use alot of the pick, maybey work on just ticking the string with the tip of the pick (when playing fast)
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It's a spider.

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the SS SPIDER is crap every 08'er-01'er?? completely knows that.
the tube on the other hand is quite good BUT its completely overpriced so no one in UG suggests these amps.
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EQ pedal if the amp doesn't have a graphic...probably want to knock down 1.6k.
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#15
Allright thanks guys, looks like Im going to mess with my picking

Might be hard since Ive gotten so used to the way I already pick lol, but thanks for the advice.


And yeah to anyone who cares, the Spider Valve is actually really nice, and I got an insane deal on it so it didnt hurt my wallet I bought a new one for close to half price somehow
#17
This might sound crazy; but, try a different guitar through the amp. I could be your pickups.
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#18
Turn your presence down. If that doesn't help, turn the treble down some too.
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#19
Hi i'm new to this forum, and yes i know it's a very old thread,
but i found the same problem, how do u sort it out?

I already try different pick, angle, lower the treble, etc. But i still can heard the 'bark bark' sound on every note i hit, especially on higher note, more noticeable on high gain + distortion.

thanks
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Hi i'm new to this forum, and yes i know it's a very old thread,
but i found the same problem, how do u sort it out?

I already try different pick, angle, lower the treble, etc. But i still can heard the 'bark bark' sound on every note i hit, especially on higher note, more noticeable on high gain + distortion.

thanks

If you knew this was an old thread, why did you bump it?
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#21
TURN DOWN THE GAIN. Really, you don't need to crank the gain to the max all the time. That's most likely what's causing your problem.

Bring the gain down and learn to pick harder, firmer, and cleaner. That's where a big sound comes from, and the sound is so much clear.

Never, and I mean NEVER use the Insane channel on that amp, under any circumstance. A mid-gain setting on the "Metal" channel should be the most you'd ever need.
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If you knew this was an old thread, why did you bump it?


Maybe the TS already found the solution And willing to share his experience.
u know, it's best to learn from the experienced one.
#23
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TURN DOWN THE GAIN. Really, you don't need to crank the gain to the max all the time. That's most likely what's causing your problem.

Bring the gain down and learn to pick harder, firmer, and cleaner. That's where a big sound comes from, and the sound is so much clear.

Never, and I mean NEVER use the Insane channel on that amp, under any circumstance. A mid-gain setting on the "Metal" channel should be the most you'd ever need.


thanks man, but i already turn the gain around 50%. but i can still hear that sound.
well pls feel free to look at my thread.
i've recorded some sample sound there:

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?p=29236337#post29236337