#1
I've had my Line 6 Spider IV 15-Watt amp for almost 5 months now and a few weeks ago it started acting weird. At first when I played my guitar the volume would go down by itself then after a while it went back to normal. But now even if I have the volume knob all the way up it sounds really low and I don't know how to fix this. :\

Can anybody help me?
#2
still under warranty?
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#3
In before the 'throw it out the window' fix
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#5
One of my old 'cheaper' amps used to do that (or so I thought);

It turned out to be my input jack on one of my guitars, check that maybe?
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did you buy it new from a shop? if you did it should still be under warranty... warranties are normally a minimum of a year...

if it is under warranty, just bring it back to where you brought it and ask them to fix it... if you try to fix it yourself you can void your warranty.

EDIT: ^ yeah obviously check that the amp's at fault first
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#7
if the amp is actually broken, it most likely cannot be fixed. solid state and digital amps are typically a pain to troubleshoot, and if it is a digital chip that is bad, nothing you can do about it. check all your cables, your guitar jack, and everything else you can think of first.
#8
It's not my guitar cause when I try my guitar on my friend amp it works perfectly.
Also what I noticed it that at first when it started acting weird I moved the power cable around and that would temporarily make my amp sound normal.

Edit: I bought the amp at guitar center. So if I take it there they can fix it?
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if the amp is actually broken, it most likely cannot be fixed. solid state and digital amps are typically a pain to troubleshoot, and if it is a digital chip that is bad, nothing you can do about it. check all your cables, your guitar jack, and everything else you can think of first.

Yup.
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if the amp is actually broken, it most likely cannot be fixed. solid state and digital amps are typically a pain to troubleshoot, and if it is a digital chip that is bad, nothing you can do about it. check all your cables, your guitar jack, and everything else you can think of first.


Digital I agree with, chips going bad, etc, make digital part of the "no fix, replace" consumerist pitfall that's so widespread today. Solid state, not so much. Circuitry is circuitry in that case. At my old job we bought a set of ISP powered speakers (can't remember the name of the line, but they're discontinued now, and I'm preeeeetty sure I know why...) and I was almost constantly pulling out the circuit board and tracing various problems. Have multimeter, will travel.

Of course, this is somewhat irrelevant given the amp in question is digital, I just felt the need to step in and defend solid state. There's a reason tube systems are generally only found in guitar amps nowadays.

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^ im not talking down about soild state, its just most SS stuff these days isnt made to be fixed. tracing circuitry is all well and good, but with the tendancy towards surface mount components these days, you really cant fix it. a well made solid state device even just a decade old can be troubleshot and fixed. but unfortanately people dont do that anymore, so most SS is becoming that same "toss it" mentality when it breaks. i was more refering to the modern stuff currently on the market.

i mean i would never say you cant troubleshoot your tubescreamer, and that is solid state. its just a different ballgame with new designs, which really sucks for anyoneus who knows what they are doing.
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Oooooh, gotcha. Yeah, you're talking about the same thing I was about digital, out with the fix, in with the toss and rebuy/upgrade.

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Quote by PunkRocker277
It's not my guitar cause when I try my guitar on my friend amp it works perfectly.
Also what I noticed it that at first when it started acting weird I moved the power cable around and that would temporarily make my amp sound normal.

Edit: I bought the amp at guitar center. So if I take it there they can fix it?


yeah. or at least send it away to get fixed. Or just give you a replacement.

Bring your receipt with you. And all the packaging etc. (if you still have it- but if it's faulty you really shouldn't need to, certainly here you don't).

but yeah i mean if you bought it new from GC 5 months ago, they need to fix it.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#14
just buy an upgrade...i have a line 6 spider 4 15w and i dont like it...at all, its easily one of the worst sounding amps i've ever owned...but hey, you get what you pay for...

save up and buy a new amp, thats my recommendation
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#15
if he can get it fixed or replaced under warranty he might as well... even if he decides to upgrade, he can sell a working amp a lot more easily than a broken one
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#16
try using a different cable
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if he can get it fixed or replaced under warranty he might as well... even if he decides to upgrade, he can sell a working amp a lot more easily than a broken one



true, IF you can get it fixed...fix it, if you cant for some reason, then buy an upgrade...either way, have fun playing
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#18
It sounds like you need a new cable, i've had that problem before. If not, maybe it's time for a new amp


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