Question about Line 6 Spider Iii 15 Modeling Guitar Amplifier 15 Watt

1 Answer

My CD/MP3 in jack is pushed inside the cover plate

My CD/MP3 in jack has been pushed in back inside the cover plate. I can plug plug a 9mm cord into it most of the way, but when I try to plug it in all the way the jack just gets pushed back into the amp. The result of this is that I'm only getting mono sound through it.

I was going to just take off the cover plate and see if I could just push it out a little further it when I put it back on, but I have very little experience with that sort of thing and I don't want to risk damaging my amp.

Any suggestions?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Line 6 Master
  • 5,603 Answers

Open the amp and INSPECT the jack. It may require replacing OR simply need to have the pins re-soldered.

These jacks used on guitar amps for the most part are JUNK and easily damaged.

Hint: Loop guitar cables through the handles before plugging in or use a right angle adapter to avoid accidents that bend the plug sideways and BREAK the internal jack in the amp.

Posted on Jul 07, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do I replace cord jack on a Peavey bass guitar?

You'll need needle nose pliers, small phillips head screwdriver, soldering iron, electronics-grade solder, socket screwdriver or 1/4" wrench, black electrical tape. Purchase necessary replacement jack. Remove plastic electronics cover plate, located on the back of the body, behind control knobs. This will expose the electronics cavity. Locate existing jack and its wire connections inside the exposed cavity. Remove any electrical tape covering the jack connections. Using a hot soldering iron, touch each of the two soldered input jack connections, one at a time, just until the soldered connection melts. Then, disconnect the associated wires (taking note of which wire connects where!). Once disconnected, loosen and remove the nut on the outer part of the jack that holds it onto the guitar body. Remove the old jack. Insert the new jack (with the nut removed) into the existing hole, from inside the electronics cavity and tighten it in place, on the outside of the guitar body, with the nut. Re-attach the wires to the new jack, by using needle nose pliers to wrap them tightly around the correct posts. Touch the hot soldering iron to each post and apply a small amount of solder to the post as it's being heated. Once the molten solder runs over the connection and looks shiny, remove the tip of the soldering gun. This process takes only 2 to 3 seconds. Let the connections cool for a few seconds. To insulate, wrap connections with black electrical tape. Replace cover plate.

Apr 27, 2014 | Peavey Music

1 Answer

How to hook up to home amp

If home amp has a phono input and you have no turntable, plug the output of the MP3 player into the phono input and begin with the volume turned all the way down. If you do not have a phono input, you can plug something like a DJ mixer in to get that extra level of amplification you want for comfortable listening. If you do that, the MP3 player would plug into the turntable input and the mixer output would go to the available line level input of the home amp.

The CD player has either the coaxial connector, which is not common for home amps, and a pair of "RCA" jacks (right and left) which are.
The CD output can be connected to any avaialble line level input, such as anunused "Aux", "Tape In" "MD/VCR audio in, etc.

Dec 16, 2012 | Stanton C314 Tabletop CD and Mp3 Player

1 Answer

Sound cuts out washburn hb30

Nice looking instrument. First try a different cord if you have not already. The plugs can break inside, even moulded plugs.

If that does not work then a possibility is that the outlet socket on the guitar has an internal break, either a wire or a contact leaf.

If it is secured by a small plate and 2 screws (probably not on this model), remove these and pull the socket assembly out carefully, and look for any loose wires or broken bits.

If the socket is secured in the body just by a locknut, it may come loose inside the body. This photo looks like it does just that

Once the socket assembly is floating around inside, you have to fish it over to the f-hole, to take a look at it. You should be able to push it there with a thin rod.

If it is broken, you may be able to wiggle it outside for repair.

Then the problem is to pull it back and replace it!! A thin rod with a little hook on the end may help.

Dec 04, 2011 | Washburn HB30 Semi Hollowbody Electric...

1 Answer

My Epiphone Dot just started humming really loudly when I plug it in - it stops humming when I touch the input jack. I assume it's a grounding issue on the input jack, but how do I get at...

Make you a hook out of a coat hanger. Get inside and hook the wiring to the jack, take the nut off the jack and pull it up through the F hole. You can plug in to it a patch cord so you can pull it back through once fixed. Check out for a wiring diagram.

Jul 03, 2011 | Epiphone Elitist Country Deluxe Hollow...

1 Answer

Fuse blew out on my american audio after my girlfriend tripped on the chords, how do i repair it . is there a fuse or a reset button thank you

You are saying the fuse blew out and then asking if there is a fuse??? That makes no sense...

Tripping on cords could do certain things but NOT likely to blow a fuse.

Tripping on cords OFTEN breaks the plugs on the cords or the jacks in the equipment. The power input jacks from those wall transformer power supplies seem to be very vulnerable to this. They often disintegrate OR break loose from the solder on the circuit boards rendering the unit inoperable.

In future, loop the cords through handles so they don't yank the jacks if somebody yanks the cord.

Dec 26, 2010 | American Audio CK 800 MP3 CD PLAYERS SOUND...

1 Answer

I plug my input in and my guitar wont play on the amp unless i wiggle the cord and unplug it and plug it back in a million times

The input jack is likely broken... a COMMON problem.

To avoid this in the future, loop your guitar cable through the handle so when cord is yanked it doesn't break the jack by yanking it sideways.

Sep 11, 2010 | Marshall MG100HDFX 100-Watt Amplifier Head

1 Answer

I need to repair internal wires

Typically you have to unstring the guitar to get access to the insides.

Use a small miirror to view the insides. You may need to drag the jack out of the sound hole to resolder wires if they are broken. There should be three wires on the jack. One carries the audio, one the ground, and the third connects the battery when the instrument cable is plugged in.

After re-soldering the connections if needed, procure a piece of 1/4 inch wood dowel from your hardware store. Push the dowel through the hole where the jack goes and near the sound hole. Push the jack onto the dowel and then pull it back through the jack hole and pass the nut over the dowel and onto the jack threads and tighten. The extract the dowel rod from the jack.

It is near impossible to reach clear into the guitar body to put the jack back in without the dowel rod unless you have very tiny arms.

Feb 09, 2010 | CF Martin Music

1 Answer

I have an Epiphone El Segundo bass and have had it cut out while performing. The sound fades as if the battery were weak but both time it was with a brand new battery. about half way through the song the...

The first port of call is the jack socket..take the jack nut off and access the back of the guitar you can usually get the jack out.. check the flexy clip to see if it is bent back a little you can gently push this in a little so it pressees the cable jack a little more when you plug it in.. next look at the solder points on the jack connectors these may need resoldering if the wires are looking looose..whilst you have the back cover off look at the connections of the volume and tone pots these may need to be check too.. if you have a little bit of spray wd40 or electrical cleaning pray get this into the pots and turn the dials to listen for grating if dirt has got in them. if you have a cover plate on the front of the bass instead you will have to remove the strings and then the scratch plate before you can see the pots.. pull the dials off and this will let you get to the controls and may have a dodgy pot that needs replacing. if you plug in afterwards and slowly raise the volume listen out for and dips or scratch noises on each pot to eliminate one at a time..|Hope this helps A

Nov 25, 2009 | Music

1 Answer

I have a ctk-671 and the power cord has been brooker and the back plate has come off and I don't know where or what to ask for to replace it

Sir, This jack installs on most Casio keyboards to replace broken ones-a common problem. Often the broken jacks have the center connection pin ripped out or loose when the power cord cable has been pulled with a vacuum cleaner or yanked by a pet or child.

A technician is recommended to replace this part on your Casio instrument.

check with site
Thanks Good luck

Aug 14, 2009 | Casio LK30 Note Lighted Keyboard

1 Answer

Getting Static noise when plugged in to amp

This is a very common problem that I have repaired for many friends. Sometimes the guitar jack becomes loose and gets rotated to the point where the wire breaks and/or touches the cord plug when it's inserted into the jack. You need to remove the access plate/panel at the back of the guitar body and see if the wire is broke or twisted. You may only have to loosen the jack retaining nut and rotate the jack to get the twist out or you may have to remove the jack and resolder the wire back in place. If its broke make sure to solder back on the proper terminal--the one with solder already on it and not the one that the cord plug touches when its inserted. Retighten the jack nut by firmly holding the jack from access side so it doesn't rotate again and cause that undesirable STATIC sound. Hope this helps.

Dec 08, 2008 | Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar

Not finding what you are looking for?

Open Questions:

See all Line 6 Spider Iii 15 Modeling Guitar Amplifier 15 Questions

Line 6 Spider Iii 15 Modeling Guitar Amplifier 15 Watt Logo

Related Topics:

279 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Line 6 Music Experts

Vito Vacirca Jr.

Level 2 Expert

140 Answers

Larry Stiles
Larry Stiles

Level 2 Expert

287 Answers

Lawrence Nentwig
Lawrence Nentwig

Level 1 Expert

8 Answers

Are you a Line 6 Music Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides