Currently Being ModeratedMay 22, 2011 10:07 AM (in response to HJAO)Re: Vetta II Combo, turning volumeknob or volume on pedal reacts sluggish/slowToday I've done some resetting and re-installed the latest SW-release (from 2.50 to 2.50) via Monkey, reloaded part of my patches and tried tot edit the Variax. All were successfull. Looks like problem solved but keep fingers crossed.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2011 10:25 AM (in response to HJAO)Re: Vetta II Combo, turning volumeknob or volume on pedal reacts sluggish/slow
Two months went by and it looks like the Vetta is having the same problem again:
After pressing the [Edit] button, the display blinks shortly and after that, [Edit] button is still lit but I can't edit anything. This is making me crazy. Looks like Ill have to do the same thing again: factory reset, reinstall firmware and put the patches in again.
Any ideas what might be causing this?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2011 3:47 AM (in response to HJAO)Re: Vetta II Combo, turning volumeknob or volume on pedal reacts sluggish/slow
In the meantime I had the same problems again like before:
- Volume knob reacts slow (like with some delay, in steps);
- The [Edit] function on the amp doesn't work proper;
- Some meters in the display are "moving" without any of the knobs being turned;
- The sound at for instance G note played on lower E-string is like a synthesizer is mixed with the guitarsound;
- On one patch I have a strong "ticking" sound that occurs if I play something.
Was fed up with this and tried to step down in firmware to 2.11 because I did not have these kind of problems in 2.11. But .... Edit 3 won't work with it. So .... Vetta firmare back to 2.5. I will probably need a lower version of Edit but I remember that older versions were critical on the version of Java installed.
After rewriting the firmware to the Vetta, for a couple of days it looks OK but then the problems return.
The Vetta remembers it's patches so it looks like the internal battery is still OK. Maybe I should have it replaced, just because it's in the amp for 6 years now.
Does any of you have any idea what this problem can be and what to do about this?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2011 7:10 AM (in response to HJAO)Re: Vetta II Combo, turning volumeknob or volume on pedal reacts sluggish/slow
A couple of ideas:
Have you checked the internal ribbon cables? Maybe something is loose.
See my comments here:
Is your vetta getting clean power from the outlet? Vetta amps are very sensitive to voltage fluctuations. See my post here regarding glitches:
Let us know what happens, please.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2011 1:34 PM (in response to jvblack)Re: Vetta II Combo, turning volumeknob or volume on pedal reacts sluggish/slow
Thanks for your reply!
Internal cables I will check as soon as I have some time to do that. I have disconnected them once to make a screwthreads in the amplifiers cabinet but I have checked them thoroughly after that. (See: http://www.vettaville.net/Vetta-Handles.pdf).
Power: Did not know the Vetta was so sensitive to this.
My house has 4 electricity "groups". The Vetta is on one that has some devices connected to it that could maybe cause small fluctuations in voltage or spikes as soon as they are switched "on", f.i. a coffeemaker, a watercooker and the ventilation system of the appartment.
I have the Vetta for about 6 years now and although no new devices were introduced on this electricitygroup, there is one that now from time to time is switched on/off that formerly was always on: the ventilationsystem. About 2 years ago, I found out that this system uses a lot of energy (110 Watts). I'm not at home most of the time so now I switch it on only when needed. By the way, I never switch this while the Vetta is on but maybe this disruption can also happen while the Vetta is off (?).
Maybe this, or one of these devices, is the culprit that causes my Vetta to get a little nuts. I will check for a voltage regulator to start with. I'll let you know as soon as this is done.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2011 4:34 PM (in response to HJAO)Re: Vetta II Combo, turning volumeknob or volume on pedal reacts sluggish/slow
I don't know about fluctuations affecting the vetta when it's off. I will tell you that since i had the discussion about this with the technician, i have never plugged my Vetta into anything but the regulator. Since then, i have not had to reinstall the software, which i did have to do a couple of times prior to that due to the "patch switching delay" (if you're not familiar with this,it is a known problem: if it takes 2 to 5 seconds to switch from one patch to another, this is an indication that your software is corrupted, and it is resolved by re-installing the software.).
I hope your problems are easily corrected.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2012 2:29 AM (in response to jvblack)Re: Vetta II Combo, turning volumeknob or volume on pedal reacts sluggish/slow
Well, it took a few months but it's back again. Surgefiltered poweroutlet installed but it did not help in the end.
Today I have tried to go back to release 2.11 but that did not work. BTW I used Monkey 1.59 and maybe that's not OK. According Line6 it should be done with Monkey 1.08 but I thought this was maybe a minimum requirement so 1.59 would also do it. But it did not.
I tried it several times but somewhere during the writing process of the first part of the upgrade, the Vetta thinks it's finished but the software is still sending data. So, back to reinstall 2.50.
It did not solve the problem, still a sluggish wah-wah and sluggish volume.
This is what you see if the Vetta is in idle situation (just changing the patch, so no turning of any levelknobs):
Can any one of you advise me what to do?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2012 10:45 AM (in response to HJAO)Re: Vetta II Combo, turning volumeknob or volume on pedal reacts sluggish/slow
Reading back though your posts it seems that your Vetta has a history of forgetting stuff. Have you changed the battery yet? As soon as anykind of storage problem comes up, it's probably the very first thing anyone should do attempt to effect a cure.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2012 12:32 AM (in response to DickFoster)Re: Vetta II Combo, turning volumeknob or volume on pedal reacts sluggish/slow
Thanks for your help! As I wrote earlier, I don't think it's the battery because the patches as such are remembered. But I will have it replaced anyway because it's now about 7 years old. I have decided todat to bring it to a repaircenter because I've had enough of this problem.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2012 11:09 AM (in response to HJAO)Re: Vetta II Combo, turning volumeknob or volume on pedal reacts sluggish/slow
Yeah replacing it won't hurt any if it's 7 years old. It's definatly at the end of life anyway.
Good luck, I hope the repair folks can get it sorted out for ya. If not let us know.