Sneak Peek: Line 6 Spider Valve MKII
October 21, 2009
The result of a ground-breaking collaborative effort between living-legend amp designer Reinhold Bogner and renowned amp-modeling upstarts Line 6, Spider Valve MkII 112 40-watt combo offers the best of both worlds: brawny, boutique-style tube tone and the latest, most advanced Line 6 amp modeling with complete flexibility and deep editing.
Acclaimed Amp Tones
Spider Valve MkII 112 has the tools and tones you need to build your sound from the ground up. It features 16 of the most advanced Line 6 amp models, which were inspired by the most revered American, British and European heads and combos. Each one was custom-tuned for Spider Valve MkII amps.
Get in front of sparkling clean tones inspired by* a Hiwatt Custom 100; syrupy smooth drive tones inspired by* a mix of a ’65 Marshall JTM-45 a ’58 Fender Bassman and a ’63 Fender Vibroverb, British pop/ rock tones inspired by* a Vox AC-30 Top Boost; high-gain onslaughts inspired by* a Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier; a Diezel Herbert, Class A crunch inspired by* a Divided by 13 9/15; a classic Class A breakup inspired by* an Orange AD-30; and many more! Store every gig’s tones with 128 user-programmable presets.
Need to shape your tone? Tweak the Bass, Mid and Treble knobs just like you would on the original vintage amps. When you choose an amp model, the EQ section behaves just like the EQ section of the modeled amplifier. Spider Valve MkII 112 gives you a complete, organic and fully authentic representation of its 16 vintage and modern amplifiers.
• 16 of the most advanced Line 6 amp models inspired by beloved American, British and European combos and heads
• Mid-range tones that live on the very edge of breakup, sparkling cleans, high-gain distortions and more
• EQ section inspired by the EQ controls of the original modeled amplifiers • 128 user-programmable presets
*All product names herein are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Line 6.
An Instant Collection of Essential FX
Start smart and dive deep with the unprecedented control of Line 6 Smart FX. Twenty brilliant effects deliver unprecedented color, adjustability and routing options. You can tweak up to six parameters of any effect — including the intelligent Smart Harmony and Pitch Glide, and easy-to-use 14-second Quick Loop — and route it pre- or post- for an extraordinary collection of tone-shaping tools. Plus, you get every guitarist’s required palette of colors including beautiful Delays, tangy Mods, lush Reverbs and more. Up to four effects can be used simultaneously.
• 20 Smart FX including Smart Harmony, Pitch Glide, Quick Loop & more
• Tweak up to six parameters of any effect and route it pre- or post-
• Up to four effects at once
Fully Editable, Deeply Sophisticated
Spider Valve MkII 112 is poised to become the workhorse amp for all kinds of pro players. Its seamless integration into MIDI rigs allows for quick changes to all front-panel controls, easy synching of your time-based effects (to themselves and to your drummer’s click-track) as well as other time- and energy-saving features.
Plus, two output modes deliver easy and effective solutions for directrecording and gigging. Performance Mode lets you send a signal, which provides tube and modeling interaction, via the XLR out to the front-ofhouse engineer. Studio Mode bypasses the tubes to send the platinumalbum Line 6 modeling only.
• Seamless MIDI integration
• Performance Mode provides a direct signal that captures interaction between tubes and modeling
• Studio Mode provides a direct signal that captures the modeling only Brawny Tube Tone
Many so-called tube amps employ low-voltage ”marketing” tubes to add authenticity to their “tube amp” claim. Spider Valve MkII 112 boasts bona fide Bogner-designed preamp and power amp sections that run at lethal voltages (about 300 volts and 450 volts, respectively) to produce exceptional depth, tonal coloration and richness.
The signal from the Line 6 front-end flows into the pair of 12AX7 preamp tubes to produce creamy, cascading distortions and enriched tube harmonics. The perfectly matched pair of 6L6 power tubes then drives the Celestion Vintage 30 speaker to provide unprecedented sonic impact.
• Line 6 tonal flexibility, deep editing and world-class modeling
• Bogner-designed preamp and power amp sections
• Pair of 12AX7 preamp tubes; matched pair of 6L6 power tubes
After being poured from the 12” Celestion Vintage 30 speaker, your tone soaks up the spanky thump of the tuned three-quarter closed-back cabinet. The result is a tight low-end punch for a truly exceptional feel.
• 12” Celestion Vintage 30 speaker
• Tuned three-quarter closed-back cabinet
• Tight low-end punch and exceptional feel
Hands-free Control & More
Line 6 FBV foot controllers deliver out-of-the-box volume/wah, pitch control, preset control and more. FBV Shortboard MkII pairs perfectly with Spider Valve MkII 112 to offer complete, hands-free control of the onboard Spider Valve MkII effects including Quick Loop, Smart Harmony and more. The bright and backlit oversized LCD makes it easy to see preset names and the chromatic tuner.
• Out-of-the-box connectivity
• Control Spider Valve MkII effects including Quick Loop, Smart Harmony and more
• Oversized LCD is easy to read
The Spider Valve Mk II is also available in a 40-watt 2x12 combo and 100- watt head; pair the HD100 with 412VS closed-back 4x12 cabinets for superior tone of the highest definition.