Currently Being ModeratedFeb 17, 2012 7:38 AM (in response to timmytubby)Re: POD XT LIVE - Output level dips
Sorry to hear about the volume issues with your XT Live.
I have had similar experiences, and in both instances it was the slow failure of the optical sensors on the volume pedal. Inside the XTL, underneath the pedal, there are two sensors that register the position of the pedal. If these fail, the volume can jump either way.
Usually these sensors are replaced in a repair situation. You may want to try to look inside your XTL, and see if the sensors need cleaning? Maybe give them a wiggle?
I hope this helps in some way.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 17, 2012 10:01 AM (in response to bluebluetones)Re: POD XT LIVE - Output level dips
Thank you for your reply. I've taken the base plate off. I was surprised to see sensors as opposed to a standard pot! If were to buy new sensors, what are the part spec's? It wouldn't be difficult for me to replace them.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 17, 2012 1:01 PM (in response to timmytubby)Re: POD XT LIVE - Output level dips
I had to get the optical part specs at one time from Line 6, and they recommended me to a Canadian Supplier. If you are not in Canada, it is likely you will have to find or ask for a US parts supplier.
It is very fine soldering work, so make sure that you are capable before starting! Also, this may not be the source of your problem - it is a guess on my part. The one way to confirm the optical parts are going out of calibration is to go to one of your programs, and:
- Go into Edit Mode,
- Go through the edit pages until you get to the Wah page,
- Turn the Wah on via the pedal switch or manually with the the edit button,
- Rock your Wah/Volume pedal. If the display does not reach "0" at one end or "100" at the other, then your optical parts are out of calibration. The next step would be to re-calibrate the pedal. Go through the recalibration process, and see if that changed the Wah parameters back to normal. If they are corrected, and stay corrected, then you should have no further problems.
If they are corrected, but after a period of time become troublesome again (ie, your volume jumps or drops) it is likely an optical part failure. Please note, these are guesses on my part!
Hope this helps - please check the email message I sent you with a bit more info.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 20, 2012 3:12 AM (in response to bluebluetones)Re: POD XT LIVE - Output level dips
I went through the process of checking the wah function. At first it went from 2% and 3% up to 100%, but after a little playing with it fell to 0 and then up to 100. So there apeared to be nothing wrong with that.
I couldn't find a calibration mode anywhere though. How do I get that up?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 20, 2012 7:07 AM (in response to timmytubby)Re: POD XT LIVE - Output level dips
Hi again timmytubby,
Here's some information about calibrating your XT Live Volume pedal:
I noticed in one of your posts that you mentioned the wah position changed from 2%, then 3%, then 0. If indeed you were rocking the full range of the pedal (nothing was in its way) then the wah values should not change like that. The pedal should hold very precise measurements.
I hope the calibration procedure goes well and you have no more problems.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 17, 2012 2:48 PM (in response to timmytubby)Re: POD XT LIVE - Output level dips
He's in east London, so not too remote. Try contacting:
Line 6 - Europe
Line 6, Inc.
United Kingdom, CV21 3RQ
Telefone: +44 (0) 1788 566 566
Fax: +44 (0) 1788 566 529
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 20, 2012 3:27 AM (in response to Mr_Arkadin)Re: POD XT LIVE - Output level dips
Just gave them a call. Very helpful. I've cleaned the sensors so I'll be testing it soon. I hope that's all that was needed. Got a direct line number to speak to their tech's if the clean hasn't worked.
Thank you to everyone who has read and replied!