Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2012 9:27 AM (in response to bahgheera)Re: Original Spider problems
Dude... protip for Line 6 - when your customer clicks a link indicating he's sending a message to the company, best not to post it to a forum that EVERYONE CAN SEE after said customer has placed his telephone number and email address in said message. I mean... really? :/
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2012 10:09 AM (in response to bahgheera)Re: Original Spider problems
Dude, I'm not sure where you think you were sending the message, but all indications are that you posted it directly in the support forums. You can go back into the post and edit it to remove yyour contact info.
Spider amps have come a long way since the first generation! I suggest you go some place where you can crank up one of the Spider IVs and see what it sounds like.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2012 10:43 AM (in response to bahgheera)Re: Original Spider problems
Well, I went to the Line 6 home page and clicked support, then the last option on the page that led me to my post was titled "Ask a question" and allowed me to select my amp model. But I *did* fail to read that the question would go to a forum, shame on me. The exact description says "Ask Line 6 support and our Forum Community a question". I thought it meant that I would be sent to the forum after I sent a message to tech support, or something along those lines. At any rate, now I also see how to edit my post, which I didn't see at all before. I'm batting 1000 here. Grr...
As for trying out a Spider IV, no I don't think so. See, I still have this Spider 1 that I don't know what to do with. I mean I could unload it on craigslist to some unsuspecting noob, but do I want to have that on my conscience? Nope. And there's no place for it to go, I live in a very small house. No, all I really want is for Line 6 to say "Yep, those amps did squeal like a mofo, it's not just you."
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2012 11:08 PM (in response to bahgheera)Re: Original Spider problems
I can tell you that the newer models of the amps have built in noise gates. I had a feedback problem with my Spider II 150 combo, but only if I was using my Dean with active EMG's with the volume cranked, or using a guitar with passive pickups while standing in front of the amp again with the volume cranked. Other than that, I had no problems. If you are still having the issue, grab yourself a noise suppressor pedal and you'll be good to go.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2012 5:54 PM (in response to bahgheera)Re: Original Spider problems
I have not personally heard that there was anything wrong with the Spider I amps to cause that problem. There were never any updates to those amps either, as they do not have that capability. Perhaps there may have been something wrong with that amp when you bought it, but there's no way to tell really unless you want to take it to a serivce center for them to dig around in there. But as the amp is 10 years old, there really isn't much that can be done for it at this point as parts are limited or unavailable for that series..
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 14, 2012 4:32 PM (in response to bahgheera)Re: Original Spider problems
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Currently Being ModeratedFeb 10, 2012 4:36 PM (in response to bahgheera)Re: Original Spider problems
+1 to Hugo,
Depending on Gain and Volume settings, ANY amp can have feedback problems. Have you tried using a noise gate between the Spider and your guitar? you can pick one up rather inexpensively:
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Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2012 9:58 PM (in response to bahgheera)Re: Original Spider problems
Noise gates are your friend, if you play live shows, you will need one close just incase.
not all clubs, or houses have a clean power supply for playing, floresent lights will kill a great sounding amp with buzz, more so single coil pickups.
now for feedback, no matter what amp you use or what guitar, your not going to be able to crank it up and stand right in front of it.
PS.. standing too close to a monitor or TV will cause a buzzing in the amp also.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 4, 2012 10:57 PM (in response to jjack972)Re: Original Spider problems
jjack972 - that's what I'm saying! Heh heh. Sorry I haven't responded til now, I've been out of town working.
I think I will try to sell the amp and find one that doesn't have this issue... on a side note, I'm not hating on Line 6 or anything - I have a Toneport UX-1 that works flawlessly, I love it to death. I just had a really bad day when I posted this thread while I was trying to play along with a certain song and the amp just wouldn't stop the squealing no matter where in the room I stood. Thanks for the replies all.