#1
I bought a Line 6 Spider IV 15 watt recently. Now I know its a cheap practise amp. But in general can someone tell me the best way I could get a djent tone on this amp. The problem is the chords in the higher registers sound muddy any way I try. Would help if some one could share their setting in the following way:
Gain 3o'clock
Bass 11 o'clock
Mids 1 o'clock
Treble 5 o'clock
(^ My current settings for Megadeth tone)

Thank You.
#2
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#4
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mids high, treble medium, bass low, gain medium, volume full.
This is the closest you'll get to that tone.

You may possibly wanna raise the bass a bit to compensate for the small sounding speakers.
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#5
Getting Misha's holy grail of a tone through a Spider- a challenging proposition.

(Clock Positions) Bass 4, Mids maxed, Treble 2. Set your amp to a mildly thick crunch. Use a clean boost to thicken up your tone even more and increase the volume/punch of your attack transient (Misha has his own "Attack Overdrive" pedal just for this). A compressor also helps to boost the attack transient depending on your comp's abilities, and it smooth your tone. Set a noise gate to an extremely high attack time/threshold and minimal trail afterwards so that you have a quick punch upon playing, and then emptiness upon muting.

For the chords/leads, turn off the clean boost then activate an overdrive with a slight volume cut, or a slight boost for solos. If you don't have a clean boost, comp, noise gate, and overdrive, you won't get very far.

I presume you don't have any of those (and presuming the on-board amp effects stink) so just set your amp to those settings and chug away. Work with it a bit. Happy tone chasing c:
Last edited by Will Lane at Jan 23, 2015,
#6
For future reference I got a pretty close djent tone(distorted)

Drive - 12 o'clock
Bass - 11 o'clock
Mids - 5 o'clock (full)
Treble - 4 o'clock

and the tone sounds pretty heavy too
#8
Use the INSANE channel, but cut the gain down somewhere between 9oclock to 12oclock. Use the above mentioned settings and that should get you close. I recommend plugging and playing the spider with Headphones. It sounds really good (for what it is), and you might be surprised. Dont bother buying any pedals or anything for it
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