Designed for electric and acoustic guitarists, Line 6's Spider V 240HC is a stereo amplifier, which models classic amp heads, cabinets, and effects, providing them all in one package. You’ll find 78 emulated amps, 23 modeled cabinets, and 101 separate effects built into this 240W amplifier (offering 120W per side).
The amplifier sports a 2x4" speaker cabinet for practing without an external cabinet. At gigs, the amp pairs nicely with the Spider V 4x12" cabinet, through which you can utilize all of the 240HC's built-in cab emulations. However, the unit also interfaces with other, non-emulative 4x12 cabinets. Should you wish to use cabinets that boast their own desired tonal characteristics, you can switch off cabinet modeling by means of a toggle on its rear panel.
In addition to the guitar input, you’ll note the 3.5mm line input for routing your favorite tunes from smartphones or music players. Two 1/4" jacks provide speaker connections to external cabinets, and the amplifier runs at 4 Ohms in mono or 8 Ohms in stereo. A 1/4" headphone jack, which mutes the speaker, allows for silent practice. Dual XLR jacks on the rear panel let you record analog audio straight to your recording interface, or to route sound from the amp directly to the house, thereby obviating the need for miking your amp on stage. However, if you want to record digitally, you can do so through one of the USB ports provided on the rear of the amplifier. These ports also double as inputs for your iOS or Android device and Mac or Windows computer.
For practicing purposes, a metronome and a tuner are offered, as are drum loops recorded by real drummers. An onboard phrase looper allows you to accompany yourself soloing. The amp provides a compliment of over 120 presets, many of which recreate the tones of famous guitarists, albums, and songs. You’re also given four user preset slots. Tweaking your effects and tone is as easy as cranking five knobs and navigating an intuitive LCD display.
If you have a Line 6 FBV pedal, you can connect it via Line 6’s proprietary FBV input jack. Once hooked up, you can switch models and manipulate effects with your feet. A wireless receiver is built into the amplifier, making wireless connection using the Relay G10T transmitter (available separately) a cinch. A mobile app for sharing and perusing through custom tones has been included, as has as Cubase LE, a DAW that allows you to record, flesh out, and mix your ideas on your computer.
Choose from over 200 amps, cabs, and effects, including tones modeled from iconic records, all available in one amplifier. Form complete rigs by combining amps with and cabinet models and up to eight effects at a time.
This amp allows you to eschew complex menu-diving in the pursuit of good tone. You can dial in your sound quickly using controls familiar to any amplifier user. You can tweak settings and effects parameters using knobs, and also use an intuitive editing interface. Simple color-coded controls make it easy to navigate different types of amps and effects models.
Over 120 Presets
Spider V features presets based on studio setups from legendary songs and albums. You'll also find artist presets handcrafted by some of the world's most respected guitarists. Genre presets make it easy to find sounds that fit your creative style. You can use the presets as starting points for your own unique sound.
Compatible with FBV Controllers
Spider V is compatible with the Line 6 FBV 3 foot controller, giving you hands-free control over your amps and effects.
Suitable for Acoustic Guitars
Enhanced acoustic presets are designed with Line 6's Variax acoustic technology to bring out tonal qualities inherent in your acoustic guitar. Dialed-in effects like delay and reverb are also available.
Built-in Practice Tools
A built-in tuner and metronome ensures that your playing will always be in tune and on time. A collection of 19 real drum loops-recorded by professional drummers is useful for when you're ready to practice or jam, and an onboard phrase looper comes in handy for accompanying your own solos in practice and performance settings.
Built-In Wireless Receiver
This amplifier sports a built-in wireless receiver. It's compatible with the plug-in Relay G10T Transmitter, which is available separately. The amplifier is also compatible with any Line 6 RF2 transmitter, like those included with the Relay G30, G50, G55, and G90, so long as you're using firmware 2.0 or later.
The free Spider V mobile app for iOS and Android gives you access to over ten thousand tones in the cloud. Access custom tones from other guitarists around the world, or upload your own tone creations to instantly share with the entire Line 6 community.
Cubase LE Included
The amp comes with Cubase LE music recording software, giving you all of the tools you need to record, edit, and mix your tracks from start to finish.
When you're ready to record, Spider V is equipped with two USB connections, one for iOS and another for computers and Android devices. These ports allow you to connect to a computer, tablet, or smartphone in order to record your guitar into any recording app.
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