#1
this is vague, i know: new amp (my first) sputters and fades in and out. really frustrating, esp when it happens 3 secs after i begin playing. was hoping someone could help me with a diagnosis.
#2
Quote by tcos
this is vague, i know: new amp (my first) sputters and fades in and out. really frustrating, esp when it happens 3 secs after i begin playing. was hoping someone could help me with a diagnosis.

Tube or SS?

A better description would be useful too
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#3
could be a bad input
Originally posted by arrrgg
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#4
that was fast. hehe, i just read a thread about this, i cringe as a i type. line 6 spider 3 combo, 30W
#5
Well, I'd probably go with what the other guy said. Check your leads, move some stuff about, the sputtering implies a bad connection somewhere.
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#6
Led: could be, it happens if i move around. but it just came out of the package
#8
Then it's most probably the lead.
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#9
check your cables also...and if you have effect pedals, run your guitar straight to the amp to make sure its not one of them.
people with large sig's are clearly compensating for something.
#10
when i have had input problems in the past i would turn the volume up and it would get to a point where it gets to loud and then the signal dies. Eventually it got bad enough where it would not work on low volume either. So it probably is some type of connection problem...

Is it under warranty? You said it was new correct?
Originally posted by arrrgg
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#11
That sucks, you got a spider. I say take and back and get a different amp, it's not too late for you.
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#12
what's wrong with the spider? i was told to get a combo, and its got a decent set of effects for cheap. I think it's the cable but I'll find out for sure tomorrow.
#13
Quote by tcos
what's wrong with the spider? i was told to get a combo, and its got a decent set of effects for cheap. I think it's the cable but I'll find out for sure tomorrow.


It isn't particularly terrible if you've only been playin for a bit (I bought one when I started.), but there are better options. They are highly unreliable (Mine died before a year, and I'm not the only person to ever have this happen to one.), they don't sound particularly good for a modeler (Cubes and Vavotronics {or however it is spelled.} are a better value.), and it just isn't a great buy in the long run.
#14
Trust me, you'd rather have a giant rack of pedals than the Spider III.
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#15
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Really, TS, get a new cable, yours sounds shot.
#16
VS guy: a year's more than enough time (no warranty). For those who care, problem solved (cable), and thanks to those who helped.