Line 6 Spider Valve MkII gets the Guitarist Choice Award
Line-6 Spider Valve MkII...
True Valve Tone, With Modeling Power!
Line 6 has nailed that compromise of good sounds and impressive usability with the Spider Valve. It's also notable the MkII sounds just as good using all of its 40-watt potential, making it a super versatile gigging tool.
The Spider Valve MkII is 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 212 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 212 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 mpdels, which were inspired by the most revered American, British and European heads and combos. Each one was custom-toned for Spider Valve MkII amps.
Shape Your Tone
Need to shape our 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 212 gives you a complete, organic and fully authentic representation of its 16 vintage and modern amplifiers.
Fully Editable, Deeply Sophisticated
Spider Valve MkII 212 is poised to become the workhorse amp for all kinds of pro players. Its seamless integration into MIDI rigs allow 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 delivery wasy and effective solutions for direct-recording and gigging. Performance Mode lets you send a signal, which provides tube and modeling interaction, via the XLR out to the front-of-house engineer. Studio Mode bypasses the tubes to sent the platinmum Line 6 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 212 boasts bone 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 two Celestion Vintage 30 speakers to provide unprecedented sonic impact.
After being poured from the pair of 12-inch Celestion Vintage 30 speakers, 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.
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 212 to offer complete, hands-free ontrol of the on-board 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 chromatic tuner.