Spent a couple of hours yesterday working with the Line 6 Spider V. I am flat out amazed at the sound of the Fender Bassman amp model in that thing….

Spent a couple of hours yesterday working with the Line 6 Spider V. I am flat out amazed at the sound of the Fender Bassman amp model in that thing. I suppose I shouldn’t be; as I now recall, the Bassman amp model in their Amp Farm and Pod Farm software plugins was great too, and I used it on a lot of recordings. I’m seriously considering putting together a set of patches for the Spider V that are all based on that Bassman amp model (with a few perfectly clean patches for people who like to make sounds that are a little less in-your-face every once in a while).

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

I suppose that a Bassman-only set would be a little insulting to Line 6, given that they apparently strove mightily to include a bunch of other stuff in the Spider V. But MAN that Bassman sounds good. A 120-watt Line 6 Spider V is less than 1/3 the price of a “real” Bassman, and it’s smaller and lighter too. Stay tuned, and let me know what you think: Bassman only patch set = good, or not?

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  1. Yes, Bassman patches for Line 6 would be cool. Also looks like this amp has some other Fender clean models that might be good.

    Have you looked at the Vox modeling amps like VXII or VTX for patches?

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