In the last few weeks we’ve put some of the finishing touches on our patchset for the Line 6 Spider V series amps. I designed this patchset using a Bulletini…

In the last few weeks we’ve put some of the finishing touches on our patchset for the Line 6 Spider V series amps. I designed this patchset using a Bulletini mic for input, so it’s a very blues-friendly set. I’ve used a variety of amp models building these patches, and the Line 6 models have lots of individual character. I’m sure that most players looking for a wide range of basic blues and rock harmonica sounds will find these patches to be a lot of fun to work with.

Line 6 Spider V30–a very nice small amp, but get the V120 if you want to do serious gigging

The Spider V series amps come in 30, 60, 120, and 240 watt versions, with 8″, 10″, 12″, and dual 12″ speaker configurations respectively. I designed the patches using a V30, but every amp in the series has exactly the same amp models and FX. For my money, the best choice for a harp player would be the V120, which has stereo XLR line out jacks, 120 watts of power, and a 12″ speaker, and sells for $250-300 in excellent condition used. That’s comparable to the Fender Mustang 3, and it’s plenty of power for band gigs with the option to take it to the PA. The Line 6’s front panel is slightly more complex than the Mustang 3’s, but easy enough once you’ve changed and saved a patch or two. The Line 6 Spider Remote software is one of the best editors I’ve seen, and it’s very colorful and fun to use. Who doesn’t like looking at images of classic amps?

Spider V Remote screen shot–check out all the vintage Fender amp models

Once we’ve finished the documentation, this set will be ready to go. Stay tuned for samples and a new store page for our Line 6 Spider V patches. Coming up next is our new set for the Zoom G3N and G3NX.

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the 21st century blues harmonica manifesto in sound

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the rock harmonica masterpiece

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