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Flextone III Volume Not Turning Down...
by Butch_Snyder on 2010-02-25 16:52:29

I have asked this question before but can't find the thread.  I have a Flextone III Plus and I use an FBV Shortboard with it.  I can turn the amp all the way down and I still have plenty of volume.  I have reset it back to factory default many times.  I have updated the flash to v.1.10.  The amp, as great as it is, is becoming unusable.  I really need some help.

Thanks,

Butch



Re: Flextone III Volume Not Turning Down...
by s0c9 on 2010-02-28 20:42:48

Butch,

try this.. turn every knob on the amp to zero - except the Master Volume.

Does it stay loud now, or go completely quiet ?

If quiet, let us know.. 'cus your amp is kicking into Manual Mode.



Re: Flextone III Volume Not Turning Down...
by Butch_Snyder on 2010-03-01 12:51:32

I'll give it a shot.  Thanks....



Re: Flextone III Volume Not Turning Down...
by Butch_Snyder on 2010-03-01 14:22:10

I believe the amp has "kicked" itself into manual mode.  I did just as you said and it was dead quiet.  I zeroed-out all knob except the master volume.  I kept it at 5.  I plugged in a guitar and it was dead quiet.  Only when I turned the volume knob did I start hearing the instrument.

Okay, so what now?



Re: Flextone III Volume Not Turning Down...
by Butch_Snyder on 2010-03-01 17:27:58

You know, I kind of thought the amp was kicking into Manual mode; but in manual mode the A,B,C,D button lights aren't on.  When I did the test you specified, the "A" light was on.  Do you still think it's in manual mode?  If so, how do we fix that?

-Butch



RE: Flextone III Volume Not Turning Down...
by AndyParedes on 2010-03-02 09:37:32

Hello,

Is this happening with the FBV controller connected? If so, does it happen when the FBV is not connected? If this happens with the FBV connected but not happening with the FBV discnnected you may need to calibrate your pedal. See the following links for more trouble shooting:

FBV/Shortboard/Express/FBV2 Controller: Calibration and F.A.Q.s

http://line6.com/community/docs/DOC-4501

Amp Troubleshooting

http://line6.com/community/docs/DOC-4488



Re: RE: Flextone III Volume Not Turning Down...
by Butch_Snyder on 2010-03-02 12:52:17

Just got off the phone with Line 6 tech support.  They say internal hardware problem.  Not good.  My only amp and every service center I know of has a 3-week back up.  The cost of even just looking at an amp is higher than I can afford.

The bright side is that in manual mode it sounds awesome.  The only thing I need is a distortion pedal.



RE: Flextone III Volume Not Turning Down...
by ricksox on 2010-03-02 15:36:47

Hello,

Yes. That is the correct procedure for calibrating the MkI FBV Shortboard, which is what you have.

Line6Miller



Re: RE: Flextone III Volume Not Turning Down...
by Butch_Snyder on 2012-07-23 04:14:41

Reviving and old thread for a situation that is finally resolved.  I decided that, while my amp was "broken" and awaiting a trip to the service center, I would fallback to flash bios version 1.00.  I liked the tones better anyway.  Low and behold, the problem is now resolved.




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