#1
ok, atm im using this amp for my relatively small church gigs. all i really need it to do is to be able to produce warm tones. as i play rhythm with an acoustic. does anyone have any settings or general tips to help with this?
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If you want a nice warm tone, Line6 Spiders aren't the way to go. Get a small valve amp or something.
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i really have no choice, its the only loud thing that works. and a 15W practice amp aint gonna cut it, plugging into the PA system dont work too well either.
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i own it and , it leans toward more harsh distortion tones. not the way to go. the clean clean channels and effects are decwent for a bright/chorus'y type clean sound, but warm...ehhh no dice
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i really have no choice, its the only loud thing that works. and a 15W practice amp aint gonna cut it, plugging into the PA system dont work too well either.

a 15 watt valve practice amp would.
Well, maybe not, because once you cranked it, it'd just distort anyway.

But yeah, valve is the only way to go for nice cleans.
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Plugging an acoustic direct into the PA works fine, that's what most players do - it's not going to work well with the Spider.
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Something warm = tube obviously

Check out your local guitar center for:

A) Crate v18, v5 (you can mic it relax)
B) Fender blues junior
C) Peavey royal 8 tube amp (this things loud)
D) Epiphone valve junior combo amp

All great choices for a beginner tube amp user, although I'd lean towards the junior and the royal 8
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a 15 watt valve practice amp would.
Well, maybe not, because once you cranked it, it'd just distort anyway.

But yeah, valve is the only way to go for nice cleans.


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STOP!!!!!!!!

Something warm = tube obviously

Check out your local guitar center for:

A) Crate v18, v5 (you can mic it relax)
B) Fender blues junior
C) Peavey royal 8 tube amp (this things loud)
D) Epiphone valve junior combo amp

All great choices for a beginner tube amp user, although I'd lean towards the junior and the royal 8





If you have no idea what you're talking about, don't give advice.
Seriously, you tube bandwagon morons, shut up. You blatantly have no experience with good SS amps and are just regurgitating what others have told you earlier.
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A Roland JC-120 is famous for it's amazing cleans and it's a SS.
BB King uses a Lab Series SS amp, seems to me he has a fairly warm tone...
Albert king? He used a Concert Amp along with a Roland JC-120...

See where I'm going with this?

A Spider, however. Isn't going to get you a warm clean tone no matter what.

A small tube amp would probably do you well. How loud does your church band get?
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You might want to go the PA route tbh. Look for a DI box (unless your acoustic already has a line-level output) then eq on the PA mixer.
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i have to have everything balanced out so one instrument isnt drowning the voices. but what im trying to get at is. if its possible to sound more like an acoustic and less of an electric. my cousin does have an acoustic simulator and he plays with me. ill see how that works out.

basically i wanna sound more acoustic and less electric.
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i have to have everything balanced out so one instrument isnt drowning the voices. but what im trying to get at is. if its possible to sound more like an acoustic and less of an electric. my cousin does have an acoustic simulator and he plays with me. ill see how that works out.

basically i wanna sound more acoustic and less electric.

if you're playing an acoustinc then it WILL sound like an acoustic if you run it through the PA - and that's the entire point of a PA system, to balance out the levels of all your instruments. It's not going to sound particularly "acoustic" running through a crappy electric guitar amp though.

You don't use an acoustic simulator with an acoustic guitar.
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#13
no money to buy new equipment, i have a DI or whatever thats called. but its unreliable. our PA system has some slight issues. so i have to use this. ill play around with the spider some more. ill see what happens. thanks for the help guys.
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If you have no idea what you're talking about, don't give advice.
Seriously, you tube bandwagon morons, shut up. You blatantly have no experience with good SS amps and are just regurgitating what others have told you earlier.
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A Roland JC-120 is famous for it's amazing cleans and it's a SS.
BB King uses a Lab Series SS amp, seems to me he has a fairly warm tone...
Albert king? He used a Concert Amp along with a Roland JC-120...

See where I'm going with this?

A Spider, however. Isn't going to get you a warm clean tone no matter what.

A small tube amp would probably do you well. How loud does your church band get?


Yeah, real high-end SS amps sound good,
but obviously the TS doesn't have 900 dollars to blow on the Roland JC-120.
Thats the reason we're suggesting tube amps, because you can get entry-level
tube amps that sound great + warm for REAL cheap.

And I mean if the majority of tube amps sound great, and the majority of SS amps don't sound that great, you're going to get most people recommending tube amps.
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If you leave it on the clean channel with very little gain, and push up the mids and bass, drop some of the treble off. You might be able to pull off warm that way.

Or, as seagull said, DI into the PA system, it should work just as well, if not better if you're struggling to be heard.