Line 6 Spider Valve Mk II...Coming Soon?
After the recent, smash hit release of the new Spider IV amps, talk on the internet is that Line 6 is preparing yet another major release, soon: the Spider Valve MkII amps. Could the rumours be true? Find out!
Above: the original Spider Valve Mk1. What improvements can we expect from MkII?
The official message board for the Line 6 website has been buzzing with talks and speculations about the release of a new range of Line 6 Spider Valve amps.
Of course, we all know Line 6 is very good at improving and updating their range of guitar amps. After all, haven't Line 6 just released the Spider IV range, for instance? So it should come as no surprise if/ when Line 6 decides to release Mk2 of the Spider Valve range, since the original amps have been so well-received!
But the fact is that, for the time being, Line 6 is keeping their lips very tight and no one really knows the details for any possible new Spider Valve MKII model, so there's not much Dolphin Music can tell you!
One thing is for sure: by blending modeling technology with real all-valve amp specs (Bogner designed!) the original Line 6 Spider Valve range really innovated the world of modeling amps, and the prospect of new and improved Spider Valve Mk II amps is very exciting indeed, so no wonder people are already talking about it!
Other prospective new release seems to be the Line 6 M9 Stompbox Modeler. There are talks - and even a photograph! - about this new M9 stompbox modeler on the Harmony Central forum. We found similar rumours in several other web forums...
The Line 6 M13 Stompbox has been a well-received released, but the prospect of a new, simpler and smaller stompbox modeler seems very, very interesting indeed!
Once again, Line 6 can't confirm any details, so there's not much we can tell, certainly not the specs. Apparently, some people have described this new model as a "DL4 with other stuff in", which sounds...really cool!
If there's any truth in the rumours then expect more exciting news in the forthcoming weeks! This Autumn should be great for fans of modeling FX. Let's just hope Line 6 are able to confirm those releases soon!