Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2011 5:52 AM (in response to TwoTwenty02)Re: Amplifier Problem: HELP!
Well it's not a speaker problem if it happens with the headphone/DI output, too! Unfortunately, if you've had the unit for over 12 months it is no longer in warranty.
From your description, it sounds like it might be an amp problem. You can see if it is pre-amp or amp-related by starting the amp in test mode, but that won't help you unless you can do the repair yourself.
You could post a sound file of the problem sound so others would have a better idea of this 'chunky' sound you are describing.
Best bet is probably bringing it to a service center: http://line6.com/service_centers/
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2011 8:03 PM (in response to fflbrgst)Re: Amplifier Problem: HELP!
Thanks guys! I hope amp and pre-amp problems are not too costly to repair. Luckily, I'm rather confortable with doing repairs myself, as long as I have an example to follow. Otherwise, the nearest service center is about 30 miles from my house, and more from the University I'm at.
As far as sound examples go, I actually just got to school and left my amp at home. It'll be a few weeks until I can get back to it, but I'll post them as soon as I can. I'm not sure how easy it will be to hear the sound, but we'll see.
I have not tried updating the amp at all. Sadly, I don't think I have the required hardware to do that.
Just out of curiosity, what are the common causes of malfunctions with the amp and pre-amp?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2011 5:32 AM (in response to TwoTwenty02)Re: Amplifier Problem: HELP!
In your original post you said you updated the amp, but then in your reply you said you hadn't? If you have not purchased an FBV Mk II control pedal for the amp yet, you should as this is the only way to update the firmware on the amp (USB from computer to the FBV, FBV to the amp thorugh its Ethernet cable) The least expensive option is the FBV MkII Express which gives you the ability to switch betwen the 4 sound preset channels in the active bank, and a wah/volume pedal.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2011 3:13 PM (in response to TwoTwenty02)RE: Amplifier Problem: HELP!
+1 I would like to hear the issue as well. It is possible that it could be a service center repair from the description.
Have you tried updating the amp?
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Currently Being ModeratedNov 4, 2011 9:58 AM (in response to TwoTwenty02)RE: Amplifier Problem: HELP!
I agree with fflbrgst's and David's suggestion to try and update the software on the amp using the instructions that David provided at the link above. The reason I suggest this is because you mentioned you hear the sound over the direct out as well, this eliminates the speaker and power amp section of the amp, so the first thing to try before having a repair tech assess the amp is updating the flash memory.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 9, 2011 10:36 AM (in response to TwoTwenty02)RE: Amplifier Problem: HELP!
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