Currently Being ModeratedSep 3, 2009 9:17 AM (in response to donross)Re: 6 black boxes on spider iii 75
Bypass the dealer and call Line 6 directly....they'll get you fixed up a lot faster....
It's a drag..I know...but the good news is that L6 will cover you no matter how long you've owned the amp...the black boxes are fatal..and L6 will help you...call them.... 818-575-3600
Currently Being ModeratedMay 27, 2010 7:36 AM (in response to Bluestone)Re: 6 black boxes on spider iii 75
Bluestone, I have recently experienced the same problem and, unfortunately, that's not correct. I called that number and, IME, if your warranty is expired, Line 6 will direct you to a service center and tell you "good luck". You will have to pay for the parts and labor. The main board will run you about $90-$100 US. Labor varies from shop to shop but it will probably run you at least $75 for the shop labor. You could easily pay more for the repair than the amp is worth. My 2 1/2 year old Spider III 75 which is in mint condition except for the black box problem, is going on the scrap heap. I'll probably strip it for any useable parts (speaker, handle, corner protectors, knobs, grill clothe, etc) and trash the rest. This has been my first experience with Line 6 products and it's been rather disappointing. I've had much cheaper amps that have lasted much longer (and are still working). Live and learn.