#1
Hey guys.

As the title says, I've had a problem with my amp. One day, I switched it on, but the lights didn't turn on. This had happened me before, quite a few times, so I just switched it off, waited a bit, and turned it on again. Usually, this would work but it doesn't anymore.

I connected it with my computer and the sound was working normally. So I think it's just a problem with the channels, but it's just a guess.


So, do you think repairing it would be expensive? I don't want to spend a lot of money, but it is the only amp I have.
#2
How old is it? If you are willing to spend money to repair it, you might just want to think of investing in a better amp. I had a Spider III 75 for a while and it worked nicely until it started doing what you described. I went with a Spider Valve 40w and it's been amazing to me for a year now. It was $600 when i bought it but it's half that now
#3
Looks like the amp fixed itself.

Now what's your budget for replacement?
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#5
could be a cheap fix, but you never know until you have a tech check it out. its all guessing until then...
#6
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Looks like the amp fixed itself.

Now what's your budget for replacement?


I know, I know. It's my first amp, you wouldn't expect a Marshall stack, would you?

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How old is it? If you are willing to spend money to repair it, you might just want to think of investing in a better amp. I had a Spider III 75 for a while and it worked nicely until it started doing what you described. I went with a Spider Valve 40w and it's been amazing to me for a year now. It was $600 when i bought it but it's half that now


It is about one year old. I can't afford a new amp right now, my parents bought me a new guitar but deposited my money in the bank, making it inacessible until I am 18
I'm thinking about getting a summerjob and then getting a new amp, but it's a lot of time until then.

Quote by gregs1020
could be a cheap fix, but you never know until you have a tech check it out. its all guessing until then...


I hoped someone knew or had been through the same situation. I do want to get it repaired, but would like to know how much it would be. Thanks anyway.
#7
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I hoped someone knew or had been through the same situation. I do want to get it repaired, but would like to know how much it would be. Thanks anyway.


My guess is that unless its something that's relatively easy to access and replace, its not looking good for your amp.

Other than tube amps, most other amps usually cost more to fix than they do to replace.
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#8
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Problem with my Line 6 Spider III 30w


I think I found your problem.

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I hoped someone knew or had been through the same situation. I do want to get it repaired, but would like to know how much it would be. Thanks anyway.

we had one in for repair for a similar thing. we ended up just giving them a new one.

this is one reason to get the extended warranty.
#10
I'll just take it to a technician and hope it doesn't get too expensive