#1
ok guys. i own a spider II. *flameshield at the ready*

i only use it for a little bit of practice downstairs when everyone's sleeping. one huge problemo though.

when i play through the crunch, metal, or insane settings, the amp randomly goes from distorted, to clean...a very kinda bassy clean. right before the change there's a big pop, silence for like half a second, and then clean sound.

so if any of you can diagnose this problem and help me fix it...i would appreciate it exponentially...

also, this is my first guitar amp that i bought like...2 years ago so i believe it is no longer under warrenty
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#2
'casue it's a spider

is it old? wires could be loose?
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check the cords (leads), thats tends to happen with either a bad cord or a messed up input jack.
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#4
it sounds to me like some...circuitry is getting fried? idk how to put it in technical terms lol, it can also be that the input jack is messed up. but i have a Spider III and i get that same loud POP every once an a while.

When your playing, and the distortion changes to clean, do the lights switch on the amp model knob? like when your on red insane, and it goes clean where is the light at? does it even move?


no foot switch? what wattage is it?
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#5
That sounds like a bad DSP to me. If the amp is under warranty you might sent it in for repairs.
#6
My spider III would always do that, i always thought it waas just skipping back to some preset. I never really figured it out though.. do you ever bump it or anything, or is it doing it all on its own?

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#8
nope, does it all by itself. no physical contact required.

and when it goes from distorted to clean, the light stays on whatever channel it was on.


EDIT: it's a 15 watter
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#9
Happened to mine for about a week. Doesn't really do it anymore.
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#10
Yeah, mine did that too, and its a 15 watt.. i'm guess its just something bugging out in the circuitry, making it switch to a clean preset or something. sorry i cant really help, i could never figure out mine either.

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#11
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i would appreciate it exponentially...


What exactly do you mean by this? That you appreciate each persons help more than the one before him? Your appreciation for the help is growing exponentially with each post?

In all seriousness, I have no idea, but I'd be willing to bet it's not worth taking it to a tech to get it fixed. Maybe this is a blessing in disguise. New amp time?
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What exactly do you mean by this? That you appreciate each persons help more than the one before him? Your appreciation for the help is growing exponentially with each post?

In all seriousness, I have no idea, but I'd be willing to bet it's not worth taking it to a tech to get it fixed. Maybe this is a blessing in disguise. New amp time?



yup, this is exactly what i meant


and i really don't wanna invest in another small amp.

i got my palomino in my room, and the spider downstairs. i guess if i had to, i'd browse like craigslist or ebay for a microcube or something but that is really a last resort
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yup, this is exactly what i meant


and i really don't wanna invest in another small amp.

i got my palomino in my room, and the spider downstairs. i guess if i had to, i'd browse like craigslist or ebay for a microcube or something but that is really a last resort


I feel sorry for the first posters, then. You hardly appreciate them.
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