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Line 6 Introduced Spider V 20



Line 6 has introduced the Spider V 20. It is the ideal practice amp for any guitarist. The compact Spider V 20 amp offers great sounds right out of the box, as well as easy-to-use controls for dialing in your own tones.

Spider V 20 is a 20-watt amp with an 8” speaker featuring 16 onboard presets, 3 simultaneous effects, and an independent reverb.

The Spider V 20 amp sounds great right out of the box. Whether playing though one of the 16-tonally diverse presets, or dialing in personalized tones with the easy-to-use controls, Spider V 20 is the ideal practice amp for any guitarist.

Each preset contains three effects that can be switched in and out stomp-box using the dedicated FX buttons on the front panel, and turning the independent Reverb knob adds atmosphere and depth to your sound. Tap in delay times and effect modulation rates with the Tap/Tuner button, or press and hold it to access the onboard turner.

A micro USB port makes it easy to connect the Spider V 20 to your Mac, or PC, or iOS and Android device, where you can edit your tones via the free Spider V Remote app, or record your performances with the included Steinberg Cubase LE DAW.

Features include:

  • 20 watts
  • 8” speaker
  • 16 diverse onboard presets may be customized using Spider V Remote
  • 3 simultaneous effects and independent reverb
  • 200+ amps, cabs, and effects – accessible with Spider V Remote
  • Acoustic Guitar and Bass presets included
  • Easy-to-use controls
  • Onboard tuner and tap-tempo
  • USB interface and free Spider V Remote amp

Line 6 Introduces Variax SR250



Line 6 has introduced the newest member of the Shuriken Variax Family – the Shuriken Variax SR250 guitar. The SR250 features the same unique body shape and Variax HD technology as the longer-scale SR270, with a traditional 25.5” scale length.

Shuriken Variax guitars resulted from a collaboration between Shuriken Guitars, Line 6, and Yamaha Guitar Development. They are modern, high-quality instruments featuring unique body shapes and contoured edges, Indian ebony fretboards, custom mid-gain humbucking pickups, and all of the sonic versatility provided by Variax HD technology. Shuriken Variax guitars come with a Shuriken premium padded gig bag.

Shuriken Variax guitars are available in two scale lengths. The Shuriken Variax SR270 features a longer 27” scale length that will feel familiar to many players using lower tunings, while the Shuriken Variax SR250 features a traditional 25.5” scale length.

Features include:

  • 25.5” scale length with Indian ebony fretboard and a custom mid-gain humbucking pickup
  • Variax HD technology provides a wide range of guitar models and alternative tunings
  • Optimized for use with Line 6 modelers such as the Helix, POD HD, and Firehawk families

Line 6 Introduces Powercab 112 and Powercab 112 Plus



Line6 has introduced Powercab 112 and Powercab 112 Plus speakers. They are active guitar speaker systems for modelers.

Powercab 112 and Powercab 112 Plus are 1×12 active speaker systems that deliver an authentic “amp-in-the-room” playing experience when paired with any modeler, profiler, or even an amp-simulation pedal. Select one of the six classic Speaker Models as alternatives to your current cab models, or simply plut in your modeler and play using Flat Mode – the choice is yours

Powercabs are also loud enough to fill any small club or medium-sized venue, and performing guitarists will also appreciate their lightweight yet roadworthy construction, compact size, flip-out kickstands, and XLR direct outputs.

The Powercab 112 Plus also includes powerful advanced features such as a 2-inch LCD, 128 user preset locations, MIDI In/Out, AES/EBU and L6 LINK digital I/O, a multipurpose second input, and a USB audio interface.


Line 6 Echo Farm 3.0 Now Works With All Popular DAWs



Line 6 announced that Echo Farm 3.0 now works with all popular DAWs. Bring legendary delays and echo effects to your sessions!

Supporting Audio Units and VST in addition to AAX Native, Echo Farm 3.0 now works with all popular DAWs. Bring classing echo sounds to any project with 64-bit native performance and support for sample rates up to 192 kHz. Pro Tools users will appreciate full backward compatibility and the ability to open old sessions without losing previous sounds or settings.

Echo Farm 3.0 features models based on vintage hardware units such as the Roland RE-101, Space Echo, Boss DM-2, Electro-Harmonix Memory Man, TC Electronic 2290 and Maestro Echoplexes, plus Line 6 originals.

Features include:

  • Choose from 12 models including vintage echo units and Line 6 originals
  • Intuitive and easy-to-use interface
  • Control tape wow & flutter, filter-swept modulation, bit resolution, and more
  • Supports sample rates up to 192 kHz for pristine sound quality
  • Settings and presets are 100% compatible with Pro Tools TDM sessions (AAX version only).

You can listen to 10 different audio samples on the Line 6 website. Echo Farm 3.0 is available for download via the Line 6 online store.


Line 6 is Giving Away a Free Speaker Bag – For a Limited Time



Line 6 introduced the world’s first digital modeling amp. Their Variax guitars can do more than any other instrument in history. Line 6 is giving away a free gig bag – for a limited time. To enter, you must purchase a Firehawk 1500 amp.

Easily transport and protect your Firehawk 1500 stage amp with this custom speaker bag! The Firehawk 1500 Speaker bag is a heavy duty amp road case with built-in wheels, pull-up handle, and padding, to make traveling to your next gig a breeze!

The giveaway started on March 1, 2018, and will end on April 30, 2018. To be eligible, you must purchase a Firehawk Amplifier. The speaker bag is a $199.99 value.

There are terms and conditions to be aware of. Eligible products must be purchased as new from an authorized reseller in the United States. This offer is not available for remanufactured, demonstration, or non-new products. Purchases made from online auctions are not eligible. Line 6 does not allow product substitutions, deletions, additions, or other modifications to this offer, regardless of information you learn from other sources.

The offer is available while supplies last. Sales tax (if any) is the responsibility of the consumer. You must upload an image of your original receipt(s) as part of the registration process.

The Line 6 Firehawk 1500 is the ultimate stage amp. It features plenty of power and a unique full-range speaker configuration that delivers consistent tone at any volume. It’s a next-generation stage amp for guitarists who want great live tone – on any stage, and at any volume.


Line 6 Offers Free Helix Backpack – For a Limited Time



Line6 is offering a free Helix Backpack for a limited time. In order to receive the free backpack, you must purchase a Helix Floor or Helix LT Guitar Processor. This promo is offered in the United States, only.

The Helix Backpack is a rugged, go-anywhere custom-designed carrying case made especially for the Helix floor processor. The same care and attention to detail that went into the design of the Helix floor processor is reflected in the backpack. From its luggage-grade construction and closed-cell foam padding to its rugged, molded rubber carrying handles and water-resistant zippers, the Helix Backpack will protect your gear for years to come. For the ultimate in convenience, the Helix Backpack provides ample room for additional items such as sheet music, cables, small pedals, power supplies, and other accessories.

This offer started on March 1, 2018, and will end on March 31, 2018. Eligible purchases include a Helix floor or a Helix LT guitar processor. The Helix Backpack is a $149.99 value.

Eligible products must be purchased as new from an authorized reseller in the United States. The offer is not available for remanufactured, demonstration, or non-new products. Purchases from online are not eligible.

The Helix Floor is one of the flagship guitar processors of the Helix family, offering incredible power, flexibility, and control. The Helix LT guitar processor delivers the highest levels of performance, flexibility, and control in its class. It also makes an ideal backup processor for Helix Floor and Helix Rack owners.


Line 6 Shuriken Guitar Ninja Video Contest



Line 6 is holding a Guitar Ninja Video Contest. It is being held to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Variax guitars. Capture your creative guitar playing on video, and enter to win a hand-painted Shuriken.

Join us in celebrating the 15th Anniversary of Variax guitars! Enter the Guitar Ninja Contest by showcasing your musical creativity to win a one-of-a-kind Shuriken Outlier guitar hand-painted by Pamelina H., featuring graphics based on Twelve Foot Ninja’s Outlier album artwork.

The final deadline for entering the Guitar Ninja Video Contest is January 7, 2017. The winner of the contest will be selected by Stevic MacKay from Twelve Foot Ninja. This contest is open to U.S. residents, only.

Contest Entry Instructions:

  • Record yourself playing innovative guitar. Original music only. No cover songs.
  • Post your video on YouTube.
  • Fill out the form on the contest website with a link to your video.
  • Tell all of your guitar playing friends to do the same.

This contest, like most other contests, has Terms and Conditions that you should read. Here are a few things to be aware of:

  • Your video can be a maximum of 60 seconds.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age to enter the contest.
  • All entries must comply with YouTube’s Community Guidelines. Entries that do not comply will be disqualified. Entering the contest grants Line 6 a license to publish and re-use your video for any purpose and without compensation.
  • Finalists will be determined by Line 6 staff and Steve “Stevic” McKay will select the winner.


Enter the Spider Groove Instagram Contest



Line 6 is the company that introduced the world’s first digital modeling amp. They also are the ones behind the groundbreaking POD multi-effect. Line 6 is also known for its Variax guitars, and they recently introduced the Helix TM. This December, Line 6 is holding a Spider Groove Instagram contest.

Want to showcase your musical creativity and expand your rig? Enter the Spider Groove Instagram contest for your chance to win a free Helix Floor guitar processor and a 3-tone sunburst James Tyler Variax guitar – a value of $2899.98.

To enter the contest, you must do three things:

  • Dial up the “Pasadena Rock” drum loop on any Spider V amp
  • Record a video of your original creation (maximum 60 seconds)
  • Post your video to Instagram with the hashtags #SpiderGrooveContest and #Line6

The winner will receive a Helix Floor guitar processor and a 3-tone sunburst James Tyler Variax (JTV-69) guitar. The deadline for entering the contest is December 31, 2017.

Every contest has some terms and conditions that apply. Those who want to enter the contest should read it over. The contest is open to U.S. residents only. Entrants must be 18 years of age (or older). You do not have to own the Spider V amp that you use in your contest entry. It’s ok to borrow one. The winner will be notified by email on or about January 8, 2018.


Line 6 Releases Limited Edition Amethyst Variax



Line 6 has released a the Variax Limited Edition Amethyst guitar. It is made with a special translucent-purple finish.

Featuring a translucent-purple finish over a flamed-maple veneer top, the Variax Limited Edition Amethyst guitar was selected by more than 2,000 guitarists in the Line 6 Color Sweepstakes. Each instrument features a Limited Edition insignia and numbered neck plate – plus a look that’s sure to command attention. This guitar is being produced in a limited run.

Features include:

  • Translucent-purple finish over a flamed-maple veneer top, with matching headstock overlay and black pickguard
  • Small production run with Limited Edition badging and numbered neck plate
  • Lightweight alder body with proprietary tremolo bridge
  • One-piece maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and Graph Tech neck
  • Three Yamaha Alnico V single-coil pickups
  • Wide range of guitar sounds and alternate tunings via Variax HD modeling
  • HD guitar models based on historic Fender, Gibson, Rickenbacker, and other renowned vintage instruments

At the time I am writing this, the Line 6 website says that the Variax Limited Edition Amethyst guitar is “in stock”. It is priced at $899.99.


Helix Native is Now Available



Line 6 has announced that Helix Native has arrived. It is a critically acclaimed guitar and effects processor in a plug-in format. You can try Helix Native for 15 days absolutely free – and discover what it can do for you.

The Helix Native guitar and effects processing plug-in features the authentic sounds of vintage and modern amps, cabs, mics, and effects, as well as extensive signal-routing capabilities and an intuitive interface.

The Helix Native plug-in provides a limitless creative palette for inspiring tone creation, with 60+ amplifiers, 30+ speaker cabinets, and a wide range of 100+ effects. The interface provides a fast and intuitive tone editing workflow, so you can instantly access your entire signal chain and quickly tweak your settings. Helix Native also supports 3rd party impulse responses (IRs), offering even greater tonal flexibility.

Not just for guitarists, the Helix Native plug-in is also ideal for producers and engineers, sound designers, film/TV/game composers, electronic musicians, and anyone else seeking to craft new and exciting sounds and special effects. And preset compatibility across the entire Helix family allows Helix hardware users to bring studio-created sounds to the stage by simply transferring their plug-in presets to their Helix Floor, Helix Rack, or Helix LT processors.

The Helix Native plug-in features broad compatibility with popular DAWs, offering powerful 64-bit performance on AAX, AU and VST3 platforms. It also tightly integrates with Helix hardware so you can take your presets from the studio to the stage – and back again.