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Sounds like a preamp tube is going bad to me, if you have any spares try to swap them out and see if that helps
It could very well be dodgy electrical; like MrFlibble said a noise gate could help, but if you suspect electrical because the amp is quiet at home, a power conditioner could help. Even just a $39 (US that is) monster rack conditioner.
Sweet ! When do we get a NAD? Hopefully with some clips?
With the spider, did you get the FBV? If not look atthe FBV express at the least, and get the spidervalve edit app for pc from line 6's site.
This lets you tweak all the presets and you own settings with ease on the pc, as a good starting point set the Master volume on the amp to 3/4, then on the presets change all the channel volumes to 30 and the pedal min vol to 4 and pedal max vol to 40. This is were after hours of tweaking i found the best spot to be, from there you can adjust accordingly.
You liking it is the most important thing. If you like the SV and it works for you, then go for it.
That said, I'm of the opinion that the SV is a joke. I think it sounds like crap compared to the Vypyr Tube, and it has very limited flexibility. I think the Vypyr is limited, the the Spider is even moreso. Add the fact that it costs 2x as much and I would never consider it. The only redeeming value it has is that it looks really cool.
Vypyr Tube and Vetta II are the best options on there. Vetta is much more flexible. I think the sound quality is arguable. I like both amps a lot, but I haven't spent enough time with a Vetta to say if it sounds better or worse than the Vypyr. FWIW, the Vetta & HD147 (and arguably the DT50) are the only modeling heads out there that I would say contend with the VYpyr.
i am not trying to push anything, but what about mesa tone don't you like? mesa has a very broad spectrum of amps. Mark's sound totally different than Recs, then there are a whole ton of lesser known equally great models.
for example i am pretty sure most of them can swap in different tubes. you can throw a pair of EL34's in a MKIV (only two but you need to throw a switch and you will be pure EL34) just a thought.
so basically if you could describe why you don't like them then maybe we can help you in another direction.
mesa's aren't the amp for everybody.
Splawn Quick Rod?
if you are looking for a lot of flexibility you could look for an Egnater Renegade. i owned one for a year or two and they pretty much did it all. some of the features are what i would consider gimmicky, but there is good tone to be had. not overly high gain.
i know a few people on here who really digging kranks. i don't remember the last time i played a krank, but it was quite a while ago. the + series seem to be the only 'good' ones.... definitely not for everybody.
Fryette? may be able to get a deliverance for that.
Is your budget flexible at all? It sounds like a 3ch Mesa Dual Rectifier would suit you well. You can get them used for around $800 fairly easily if you look around for a bit.
EDIT: Not sure what they run for where you live though.
That sounds... Weird. You sure it ain't a push/pull?
Maybe it's because I can't find my glasses, but I only see one knob there.
Pretty cool guitar! I'm digging the color with the rosewood neck!