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My line 6 spider jam buzzes in all amp models. I tried a reset with no luck. Sound almost like a blown speaker but that is not the case. All recording play perfectly.

When changing the preset amp models, there is a constant buzz or fuzzy sound with each one and hardly any change between the amp models. They all pretty much sound the same or similar.

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Sound like an open ground wire on the output jack. The buzzing is usually due to this ground problem. check all wiring to the output jack.

Posted on Nov 09, 2014

Testimonial: "Thanks Chris for the quick response. I removed the output jack pcb and re-soldered all the pins in case there was a cold joint but still no change. I did not pull the metal cover off of the output jack housing yet. Maybe I didn't go far enough?"

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SOURCE: amp turns on but no sound even with diff guitars and cords

Hi Dan
I wish I could just say what to fix, but you can not do this at home. Line 6 is a great amp and worth the time taking it down to the music shop , to be looked at an give you a repair estimate. good luck keep on rocking in the free world. DFD

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SOURCE: Nothing but loud buzzing coming over the amp.

If the buzz disappears when you unplug the cable from the amp. check your cable.
If the buzz disappears when you unplug the cable from the instrument, there's something thay may have come loose inside the instrument.
If you unplug the cable from the amp., and the buzz persists, you'll have to have a competent tech. check your amp.

Posted on May 20, 2009

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SOURCE: line 6 spider III 15 watt sound problems

Hi there. Sounds like the power amp IC is shorted. Must replace.
Paul

Posted on Jul 09, 2009

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SOURCE: my spider III 15 watt buzzes whenever i have a cable plugged in.

MAKE sure you have it connected to a three wire circuit that has the ground. A lot of these style amps will buzz if they are left ungrounded.

Also search for sources of buzzing light light dimmers.

Further, power supply electrolytic filter caps are suspect.

Posted on Aug 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Constant buzzing in my 15 W amplifier

Make sure you have a ground prong on your power cord. Most input jacks nowadays are closed circuit. They have a switch built in that won't allow any sound without the cord plugged in. You may have a damaged jack that will give you a loud hiss, a loud hum or crackling depending on what volume your controls are set at.

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I don't know....


Hi,

As you know, when you plug in your headphones, the amplifier cuts the sound to the external speaker, routing the signal through your headphones instead.

When you accidentally pulled the headphone plug from the jack, it apparently damaged the jack, which has the relay attached that routes the sound to your headphones.

Replace the jack, and everything may be OK. I say may be, because the jack is attached to a circuit board in these line 6 ampllifiers, and if you have damaged the circuit board, you will have to send it to line 6 to be repaired.

The downside is if it is not under warranty, it is an out of pocket expense, and Line 6 will not even give an approximation on how much a fix will cost. I have gone through it with Line 6 in the past, so I am very aware of the procedure. It is also a limited warranty, and they may not cover this particular damage.

However, if you are straight with them and they feel obliging, they may fix it under the warranty, if it is still active on your amp.

I had a spider 2 x 12, which was switching between amp models by itself, and they told me that because it was not under warranty, that I might want to consider NOT sending it to them, and just buying another amp. I didn't like that advice, because they seemed as though they didn't care about retaining my business.

Now, something to consider is taking it to a reputable amp repair shop (preferably one that is Line 6 authorized), and see what they can do. Maybe your clip is just bent, not allowing it to spring back from the contact switch that cuts off the main speaker. It could be a very inexpensive fix, but you need to have a shop actually take a look at it up close and personal.

Good luck. I, for the most part, enjoy Line 6 products, and their excellent distortions. Just remember, their amps tend to have a LOT of problems. You can find sites that list many many dissatisfied Line 6 amp owners. All that electronics (on board effects, soft buttons and switches, etc.,) make them vulnerable.
Now I mainly use my old reliable Marshall 1/2 stack with my Line 6 pod, as well as quite a few other pedals.

You would be amazed by the fact that you can still get pretty good money for a broken line 6 amp, maybe get something with less bells and whistles to break, and go with off-board effects pedals and processors.

Please excuse me for adding my own opinions, I am quite well versed in this type of advice having grown up in a luthier / guitar shop and have been playing for 38 years.

Good luck with everything, and if all goes right, adn it is just bent, it may cost you as little as a few dollars to fix. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

Thank you for using FixYa.

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My spider III 15 watt buzzes whenever i have a cable plugged in.


MAKE sure you have it connected to a three wire circuit that has the ground. A lot of these style amps will buzz if they are left ungrounded.

Also search for sources of buzzing light light dimmers.

Further, power supply electrolytic filter caps are suspect.

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Try disconnecting the speaker from the amp with the amp unplugged from your power. Never work on an amp when its plugged in unless you know how dangerous it is. Check for resistance across the speaker terminals with a volt ohm meter to see if you have a blown speaker. Thats the first thing to look for. You should here a hiss or a low hum when your amp is on and you plug a guitar cord into the input without the guitar. Check those two things first.

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Line 6 spider III 15 watt sound problems


Hi there. Sounds like the power amp IC is shorted. Must replace.
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Nothing but loud buzzing coming over the amp when trying to play. Any suggestions?


If the buzz disappears when you unplug the cable from the amp. check your cable.
If the buzz disappears when you unplug the cable from the instrument, there's something thay may have come loose inside the instrument.
If you unplug the cable from the amp., and the buzz persists, you'll have to have a competent tech. check your amp.

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