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Okay, about a year ago i bought a line 6 spider II used from a friend,
It blew 3 weeks later.

I tried replacing the fuse and turning it back on....as soon as i did the second fuse blew..I tried another time...same results.

I opened it up and discovered that the amp chip (towards the back of the amp board) had blown as well...its half melted and i cant read the serial # on it.

Is there a way I can replace the amp chip?
where do i go?
who do i contact?

what do i do?

and dont say buy another one.
i didnt buy that amp just so i can throw it away.
also, dont say kick the guys ass.
it was all fine until it blew that one day.

so.....
anyone got an answer?

thanks
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#3
Quote by stradivari310
get a new amp

+1
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#5
Quote by Dalby1
dont buy line 6 lol

You mean don't buy a Spider. Other line 6 products are actually really good.

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#6
ugh i should have known not to post on UG.

you guys suck
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#7
Quote by stradivari310
You mean don't buy a Spider. Other line 6 products are actually kinda good.


there ya go.
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#8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by stradivari310
get a new amp


+1


Quote by Dalby1
dont buy line 6 lol


^ unfortunately that is pretty much the truth.

But i'm going to be constructive. Unfortunately SS amps are allmost inpossible to fix. All of the chips, resistors are machine soldered onto the PCB. This means for a start it then becomes almost impossible to unsolder and then replace successfully as you need specialised equipment = Lots of Money. Plus the likely hood of you tracking down the correct chip is slim to none. Your best bet would be to take it to an AMP tech. But i'm afraid he will re-itterate what i've said and the cost of the repair is going to be more than what the amp is worth new. SRY.
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#9
Quote by XXm3t@lXX
ugh i should have known not to post on UG.

you guys suck

You can't fix it. That is the reason why people are being douches. It was a mistake on your part to buy a used piece of crap and expect it to last. Just save up your monies and buy a new amp.
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Quote by XXm3t@lXX
ugh i should have known not to post on UG.

you guys suck

well
i was just about to help you
but now that youve gone and insulted me
i guess i wont
hmph
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#11
Quote by COBHC6
well
i was just about to help you
but now that youve gone and insulted me
i guess i wont
hmph


well i dont care.

also,
i do have the stuff i need to do it.
my dads a ****ing electrician.
he's got everything i need EXEPT the chip.
he knows his ****...and he said the chip SHOULD only cost $20.
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#12
also...i play punk music. why should i care how ****ty my stuff is?
you dont need top of the line gear for it.
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i will use my lvl 90 Golduck against the evil 4chans, they will not stand a chance


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My penis is quite literally trembling in fear.






FLOCKDRAW!!!!!!! EPICS!!!!!
#13
Quote by XXm3t@lXX
well i dont care.

also,
i do have the stuff i need to do it.
my dads a ****ing electrician.
he's got everything i need EXEPT the chip.
he knows his ****...and he said the chip SHOULD only cost $20.

Then buy the damn chip, but good luck finding it. Don't know why you need our help to tell you that you are right.

I almost guaruntee you don't get it working again. It is just a pain because you will replace the chip and the fuse will blow again and the chip will be ruined again.
Should have done your research before buying the amp.

How much did you pay for it btw?
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Quote by XXm3t@lXX
well i dont care.

also,
i do have the stuff i need to do it.
my dads a ****ing electrician.
he's got everything i need EXEPT the chip.
he knows his ****...and he said the chip SHOULD only cost $20.


If you can track down the correct chip, install it correctly, and it works you wil have gotten away with murder
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#15
Quote by XXm3t@lXX
also...i play punk music. why should i care how ****ty my stuff is?
you dont need top of the line gear for it.



thats like saying " I drive but i dont care that i ride in 81 honda with no windows or lights.."

also quote of the day i think.
#16
Quote by XXm3t@lXX
also...i play punk music. why should i care how ****ty my stuff is?
you dont need top of the line gear for it.

True, but you shouldn't use gear that makes your ears bleed.

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#17
Quote by XXm3t@lXX
well i dont care.

also,
i do have the stuff i need to do it.
my dads a ****ing electrician.
he's got everything i need EXEPT the chip.
he knows his ****...and he said the chip SHOULD only cost $20.


If he knows his **** then why are you here asking random people?

If he did know his **** then he would probally tell you to take some pics and send them to Line 6.
#18
okay well i decided.
im just gonna buy another amp

****

i spent quite some cash on it.

well hey....if i buy another amp head such as a mesa or marshall and keep my spider III cab, will it effect much?
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i will use my lvl 90 Golduck against the evil 4chans, they will not stand a chance


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My penis is quite literally trembling in fear.






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#19
i spent 150 on it.
oh and my dad does know his ****.
about chips...and how to take em on and off...
only thing is...he procrastinates on everything.
this amp has been in his room for a year and i still have no half stck.

bull****.
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i will use my lvl 90 Golduck against the evil 4chans, they will not stand a chance


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My penis is quite literally trembling in fear.






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#20
Quote by XXm3t@lXX
okay well i decided.
im just gonna buy another amp

****

i spent quite some cash on it.

well hey....if i buy another amp head such as a mesa or marshall and keep my spider III cab, will it effect much?

The cab isn't great, but at least it works. Mesas are good, but if you get a Marshall DO NOT get an MG. That would be a step backwards. But at some point upgrade the cab as well.

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#21
Quote by stradivari310
The cab isn't great, but at least it works. Mesas are good, but if you get a Marshall DO NOT get an MG. That would be a step backwards. But at some point upgrade the cab as well.


oh i will.

thanks man.
also, ONE MORE thing. lol

is the spider III any better?

i mean on the guitar center web site it has a five star rating...
im just wondering.
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My penis is quite literally trembling in fear.






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Quote by XXm3t@lXX
okay well i decided.
im just gonna buy another amp

****

i spent quite some cash on it.

well hey....if i buy another amp head such as a mesa or marshall and keep my spider III cab, will it effect much?

Well, if you are talking about a Marshall MG, then no the cab will just contribute to the crappiness. But if you get a nice Marshall (all tube) or a Mesa, the cab will not bring out the full potential of the amp. For punk, I recommend buying a used JCM900 combo. Best for what you need without spending tons of cash.

Quote by XXm3t@lXX
oh i will.

thanks man.
also, ONE MORE thing. lol

is the spider III any better?

i mean on the guitar center web site it has a five star rating...
im just wondering.

They are better, but just a tiny bit. DO NOT GET ONE. That would be like shooting your friend and thinking it wouldn't hurt him and then doing it again for the same reason.
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Quote by XXm3t@lXX
oh i will.

thanks man.
also, ONE MORE thing. lol

is the spider III any better?

i mean on the guitar center web site it has a five star rating...
im just wondering.

Most of those ratings were given by people who never had an amp before and probably rated it on the first day owning it (before they developed their ear and/or the amp blew). For inexperienced people Spiders are great. And honestly I think mine is a decent enough practice amp as long as I don't listen to it too hard. Yes, the Spider III is better, but it's still not worth it. If you want a Spider so badly get the valve, which is a good amp. Although I still recommend a JCM combo, which I think was already mentioned.

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#25
alright thanks.
im just trying to not **** up again and get ****ty equipment.
I have a jackson guitar...now i just need the right amp set up. all i have available to me is my crappy ibanez TB25R (first real amp) and my line 6 spider III cab. I mean, im going to california to play some shows and i need some GOOD **** that i know will work.
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#26
Sounds good.. now get yourself a quality amp and you're set.

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#27
Quote by stradivari310
Sounds good.. now get yourself a quality amp and you're set.


cheers to that man.

thanks....

but what exactly would be quality...especially for me...my price range is like $300-$500
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#28
Off the top of my head I would recommend a used Peavey XXX, although it may be too expensive. You can also look at a Peavey 5150 head.

EDIT: here's a good place to start http://cgi.ebay.com/peavey-5150-head-The-Original-All-Tube-100-watts_W0QQitemZ160208050091QQihZ006QQcategoryZ38076QQcmdZViewItem

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Doesn't that say no international bidders andit clearly states the TS is from Texas?
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#33
the cab would be passable. you could get a nicer tube head off ebay or something. i bet a peavey triple X would be great for punk. or a traynor ycs100
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Quote by Madsalty
Doesn't that say no international bidders andit clearly states the TS is from Texas?

Texas is in the US and so is the seller. I see no shipping restrictions since it even says he will ship to 48 states.
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Quote by acdcrocks0323
Texas is in the US and so is the seller. I see no shipping restrictions since it even says he will ship to 48 states.


Sorry i'm an idiot, i mis-read the delivery information as mine is set to UK shipping.

Yeah in that case that would be a good choice.
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Quote by sg622
peavy VK + speaker change+ tubescreamer ftw


+1, maybe not the tubescreamer for punk.
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Quote by acdcrocks0323
Hey, no problem. Everyone has those moments.



Thanks for not flaming me, but a JCM 900 would be a good choice.
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Guitar Center And SPIDERS Both Suck. Stay Away From Them.

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