#1
Yes I know the Line 6 Spider Amp isn't the most liked amp
but this is a serious issue which i don't want to be flamed for

I own a 75watt Spider III amp, Brand new
and when i turn it up to around 5, with gain
and hit some low notes, i get this buzzing noise?

any idea on how to fix this? or whats the problem?

Yes the amp is digital I know, is it meant to make the buzzing noise?
#3
Its a 1x12 speaker. Are you using the insane channel? If you are, the noise is to be expected unless you turn on the noise gate.
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#4
right now ive been using the slipknot and master of puppets setting...
i use a schecter demon guitar with seymor duncan pickups

and yea its a 1x12 speaker

but this buzzing only happens when the low notes are hit if you get what im saying
#5
might be your cables
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#6
Could also be fret buzz?
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#8
alrite tried different leads still happened .. it might be something internal im guessing..
if i do send it away, how long does it use take to get repaired?

btw thanks for the help
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#10
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a while probly a few weeks have you tried it with a different guitar?



yeap tried another guitar just then,still happened.. now if i let this buzzing go on
will it damage my amp?
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#11
It might be able to take the lower ends too well. Yeah like the others said, it might be your cables.Just try different things and see what happens
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#12
might just be what happens. how low are you tuned and what gauge of strings do you have?
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#13
Quote by Kivarenn82
might just be what happens. how low are you tuned and what gauge of strings do you have?



drop C , and gauge strings i dont know..i think standard that came with guitar
i was thinking that to though because its alright with the higher notes..i thought
amps would be able to handle that stuff ..
#14
is it relatively new? its possible you just got like a factory reject or something. go to the shop and test your guitar out on their 75 watt spider III's
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#15
The modelling/speaker/something else might have problems with the low notes. Not sure if that's the problem, but it could be.
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#16
I have the spider 2 and it can buzz a lot. Turn off anything like a t.v. or your computer when your playing cuz that can cause buzzing. Mine does that too. I have one of those like theatre setups where the tv has a certain spot but i moved the tv to the top and put my amp in that spot. so if i play guitar while my tv is on itll buzz. I just tried it out and when playing open low e u do get more buzz then an open high e. That might have been a load of bull**** but i just woke up. lol
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#17
Quote by Unforgotten
drop C , and gauge strings i dont know..i think standard that came with guitar
i was thinking that to though because its alright with the higher notes..i thought
amps would be able to handle that stuff ..


Try moving to a string gauge that has a thicker 6th string, if the ones you're using now are lighter gauge they might not do drop C very well.
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#18
The Spider has a cheap cabinet and a bloody awful speaker, so you do sometimes get that buzz with the bass turned up. If you've got a flapping E string or anything like that, the amp will accentuate it and make it much worse, especially in drop C. Put simply, the cabinets they come in are barely fit to stick a 15W practice amp into, so 75W causes all sorts of horrible vibration.

Try thicker strings or turn down the bass and gain a bit.
#20
Quote by kyle62
The Spider has a cheap cabinet and a bloody awful speaker, so you do sometimes get that buzz with the bass turned up. If you've got a flapping E string or anything like that, the amp will accentuate it and make it much worse, especially in drop C. Put simply, the cabinets they come in are barely fit to stick a 15W practice amp into, so 75W causes all sorts of horrible vibration.

Try thicker strings or turn down the bass and gain a bit.


ill try thicker strings..
#21
Quote by Kivarenn82
is it relatively new? its possible you just got like a factory reject or something. go to the shop and test your guitar out on their 75 watt spider III's


the amps new mate , that why im annoyed with the buzzing but what someone said above it might be normal but yea , ill take it back and see if they can fix it after my preformance in two weeks

thanks for the helps everyone
#22
could it be shielding in the guitar, just a suggestion, and yer use the noise gate.
#23
Quote by Unforgotten
drop C , and gauge strings i dont know..i think standard that came with guitar
i was thinking that to though because its alright with the higher notes..i thought
amps would be able to handle that stuff ..

Uh....09's in drop C will cause frett buzz and rattle. Especially on the lower strings. You need a heaier gague of string, or a less "metal" tuning.