LINE6 Spider Valve MKII 212

LINE6 Spider Valve MKII 212

In 1955, an article on rock and roll in Variety magazine predicted, "It will be gone by June." Clearly, some predictions don't pan out. So, how about all the naysayers that pooh-poohed amp modeling technology, saying it would never sound as good as a tube amp? Well, how about a tube amp with modeling technology on board? With the Spider Valve series from Line 6, that's exactly what you get. Another prediction bites the dust.

Brand: Line 6
Product Code: Spider Valve MKII 212
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Price: AED 4,625.00
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Your Digital Modeler Is In My Tube Amp!

Line 6's reputation for dead-on amp modeling is well established, and the "MkII" version of these Spider Valve amps only serves to enhance it. The modeling section comes loaded with 16 of the coolest amps anywhere, painstakingly recreated for the most vivid, accurate tone you're likely to find short of buying all of the originals for yourself. Dial up instantly familiar tones from Fender, Vox, and Marshall, or more boutique sounds from Diezel, Hiwatt, Orange, Mesa Boogie, and more. When you call up an amp model, the Spider Valve's controls are instantly configured to match the original. Bass, Mid, and Treble knobs, for example, perform in true Fender fashion on the Vibroverb model as opposed to the "British Tonestack" you get from the Vox AC-30 Top Boost. Of course, Line 6 compensates for the rest of the amp in the output. This amp may have two 12-inch speakers, but the '58 Bassman still sounds like a 4x10, just as you would expect.
 

Your Tube Amp Is In My Digital Modeler!

Since the Spider Valve 212 MkII combines the best of digital modeling with the best of analog amplification, it stands to reason Line 6 would enlist the help of one of the best amp designers in the world to handle the tube section. They chose Reinhold Bogner. His custom made amps such as the Uberschall, Shiva, and Ecstasy have tons of street cred with the rock and roll elite, and the more affordable Alchemist amps ain't too shabby either. Incorporating the digital technology posed some significant challenges, but Mr. Bogner was more than up to the task.

 

Onboard Effects and 14-Second Looping

Beyond the faithful amp modeling, you also get 20 sweet effects for even more color and texture in your tone. Add up to four effects at a time, and tweak up to six parameters per effect. Route all of this pre or post for even more control of our sound. For quick thickening of your tone, try the Smart Harmony setting, which lets you pick a scale and an interval and adds the extra notes without adding a second guitarist. Eighties metal lives! Another cool addition is the Pitch Glide, which lets you program intervals into an FBV Express or Shortboard foot controller (not included) and sweep back and forth. Set it for an octave down at the heel and octave up at the toe and you can get some cool Morello-like whammy bends. Line 6 also includes a 14-second Quick Loop function for sound-on-sound layering. Lay down a chord progression and work on your soloing, or create instant backing tracks at the live gig. Here's another cool use for the Quick Loop: capture a chord progression or riff, then play it back routed to post. Now, your hands are free to tweak the amp models and effects, and you can find a tone that brings that progression or riff to life! 



Real Preamp Tubes and Power Tubes

Many "hybrid amps" limit the digital/analog interaction to a single preamp tube. This tube is typically underpowered, and really only there for the cachet that goes with being called a tube amp. It may warm up the preamp signal a bit, but that's about the extent of the benefit. Needless to say, that's not going to cut it for the Spider Valve. Reinhold added two 12AX7 tubes to the preamp section, running at about 300 volts, providing the expressive, bubbly tone you expect from a real tube pre. For the Spider Valve 212, a matched pair of 6L6 power tubes deliver all the rich harmonic content and gooey analog breakup you crave. Your tone sails along this expertly crafted signal path, backed by 40 watts of power, until it hits the pair of 12-inch Celestion Vintage 30 speakers. A three-quarter closed-back cabinet helps focus the tone for tight, biting lows with added punch. 



Flexible Routing: Power Amp In, Preamp Out, MIDI I/O

As you would expect with a blending of Line 6 innovation and Bogner experience, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. You get more than a digital modeler, more than a tube amp, something that builds on the strengths of those two concepts and takes them to greater heights. The additional I/O and routing flexibility, for example, lets you take your tone to interesting new places. Since it's a tube amp at heart, you've got all the options you'd expect, including a power amp input to drive the tubes (including the preamp tubes) from another front-end source, a preamp output to drive a second amp from the Spider Valve 212, and 1/4-inch speaker outs to drive external 4- or 8-ohm cabinets (keep in mind you have to disconnect the internal speakers in order to do this). To take it a step further, the XLR direct out with ground-lift lets you run in Performance Mode (blending the digital preamp signal and tube characteristics) or Studio Mode (modeling only) depending on your needs. If you're sending out to the PA, you're audience is going to want to hear the tubes. If you're recording, the modeler is all you need to lay down meaty guitar tracks. Onboard MIDI In/Out/Thru lets you sync your sound to other outboard digital gear, and effortlessly switch patches. Try to do that with a plain old tube amp! Of course, there's an integrated tuner to keep you on pitch, and the FBV controller jack lets you add a ton of flexibility. You can trigger any of the 128 preset locations without having to walk back to the amp, use the expression pedal for Wah, volume, Pitch Glide, and more, and even update the Spider Valve's firmware right from the FBV. Both the analog power and digital flexibility are great on their own, but combined in the Spider Valve 212 MkII, you're entering a whole new realm of creative expression. 

 40 watts

- Class AB tube amp with two 12AX7 preamp tubes and two 6L6 power tubes
- 1x12" Celestion Vintage 30 speaker
- 16 of the most advanced Line 6 amp models to date
- 20 Smart FX (up to 4 at once)
- Quick Loop: 14-second sound-on-sound looper
- Noise Gate, Boost (up to +8dB pre, post or both), Volume routing
- Advanced routing and full adjustability up to 7 effect parameters
- Oversized two-line LCD
- MIDI input and output/thru for seamless integration into MIDI switching setups
- Line 6 foot controller compatibility
- 128 user presets
- Bass, Mid, Treble and Drive knobs
- Channel volume
- Manual mode for a traditional front-panel amplifier experience
- XLR Output supports two output modes: Performance Mode and Studio Mode
- Oversized LCD is easy to use and easy to read
- Tuned three-quarter closed-back cabinet
- Built-in front-panel tuner
- 1/4" speaker outputs (single and dual)
- 1/4" power amp input and preamp output jacks
- Weight: 60 lbs.
- Dimensions: 26.75" L x 21.75" H x 11.25" D

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