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  1. I remember a thread where the user took apart his SJ and found that all he needed to do was wiggle or remove and reinstall some of the wiring connection as if one of them had a bad connection from either heat, maufacturing or heavy vibration. You might want to look into it if you get the inclination too. You probably know the drill "take precautions to prevent zapping yourself into the next life". It makes sense to me that with vibration and heat something can come loose or burn in there. I don't regularly work on guitar amplifiers but I worked with very similar stuff and know about mechanics and maufacturing. I've been pretty fortunate with my Spider Jam as it still works good. I use it to practice and warm up before using my DT50HD. I'm by no means an expert player but have fun with music. If mine had an issue I would be examining the insides with a magnifying glass and try fixing it before I took it apart and used it for a cabinet. Good luck and hope you get it going. It wouldn't hurt to write a support ticket or call the techs at Line 6. You never know what they'll say until you ask. Ignore that if you already did.
  2. Did you try to reinstall the firmware? It's worth a try.
  3. Have you tried doing a reset or reinstalling the firmware? I'm not really sure what the problem is. I've had mine since '08 and it's still going strong but I haven't gigged with it. http://line6.com/support/page/kb/_/amplifiers/spider-jam/ Firmware update: http://line6.com/support/page/kb/_/amplifiers/spider-jam/spider-jam-209-update-instructions-r472 http://line6.com/support/page/kb/_/general-faq/line-6-device-factory-reset-procedures-r435 Factory reset: Spider Jam: Hold down the settings/tone button as you turn on the power and hold the button for 5-8 seconds.
  4. Yes, plug it into the FX return/Power Amp section. Try Studio Direct or Stack Power on the pod.
  5. I really like the 990's and I turn the pods master to max when I practice with those phones. The 990's are really comfortable and they're open backed. I got them as a gift some years back and really like them. The lower ohm DTs are probably pretty good too. The Bose AE are good too and sound great but the DTs just feel good cause they have a lot of room for my ears to breathe.
  6. I've been using Beyerdynamic DT990's (600ohm) and sometimes and old set of Bose AE headphones with good results of course it's all personal taste. I also use Studio Direct mode on the pod most of the time.
  7. I use my HD500 1/4" out into the SJ's Aux. I use studio direct mode on the pod. I'm not sure off hand if I have the switch next to the pods pedal set to "Line" or not but you can try both. Also you can try the different pod modes like "Combo Front" or the others just depends on what you hear and like. Don't forget the SJ has settings for the Aux input like a compressor, reverb, delay, EQ and volume level. I usually start with my pod "on" with the master down and then turn on the SJ then crank it's master volume all the way then start to open up the pod's master to test my level.
  8. How are you plugging into the Spider 4, is it as clean as can be? The Spider Jam 75 I have has an AUX in. Which output mode in the pod are you using? I found this while searching: http://line6.com/supportarchivenew/thread/63627/ Re: Hooking up the POD HD 500 to Spider III 75 watt amp? by Nick_Mattocks on 2011-05-16 17:02:25.1600 I don't know if this trick works on the Spider III as I haven't tried it, but for the Spider IV and Spider Valve MkII if you hold down the Tap button as you power on it puts the amp in test mode which bypasses all the DSP stuff and you can then feed the HD500 output into the front of the amp and treat it as you would a power amp. I had reasonable success setting the HD500 output mode to Combo Pwr Amp as I recall with the Spider IV 150. if that trick doesn't work, you can make up a special cable or use a 1/4" to 1/8" jack plug adapter and you can use the CD/MP3 Input (but the Spider III will still need a dummy jack plug into the normal front input to activate the CD input). Nick
  9. Which amps are you using it with or is it doing it with all the amps you try? Do you put an EQ before your pedals and after your guitar? What does your entire set up consist of?
  10. Next time I break out my HD500 I'm going to have another look at the FS Modes.
  11. That's how my HD500 works. Only when I'm in the MIDI menu.
  12. All I can attest to is that some strange glitches, bugs and hardware issues can happen with it. Anything from sudden volume issues to footswitches not responding properly and other things but overall my HD500 still seems to work for the most part and I still have the original power supply. On the other hand I don't gig with it so it doesn't get roughed up, subject to other power sources or exposed to the weather. It does however have many hours on it and has never been taken apart. I can say the same thing about my X3 Pro.
  13. I use low power mode at home and it's strong. Sounds great. Your patches might be different with the mode switch so make them appropriately. Test out your sound whenever you make changes like different guitars, different rooms and outdoors.
  14. Either call them or do a support ticket asking them if they can help you with your situation.
  15. I don't know, lol. https://youtu.be/ZMSuqiZ_Iis
  16. You're welcome, glad I could help. I also use an adaptor as cruisinon2 stated. In fact I use a 1/8 to 1/4 adaptor almost every day. It's something you should have a few of in case one gets misplaced, lol.
  17. Over time as I frequent forums and try making animated gif's with the antiquated Adobe program Premiere Elements 4.0 I compiled the gifs and added some music for fun to see what it would look and sound like. Here it is. Be forewarned It's loud music right from the beginning. Feel free to let me know what ya think if you watch it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUuW2h8_3K0
  18. Here's one. It says it's $5.99. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LM0ZGK6?psc=1
  19. ​​Very good idea. Thanks for sharing it. I see your point about the USB in the HD500 and x model were designed for recessed mounting. The USB in my Toneport UX2 was way better IMO and it's a flush mounted version as well. I'm not sure why they did it that way but I'll say it was cost saving for the manufacturer's. I've been handling mine with extreme care when I use it, lol.
  20. Brazzy

    Spider V with banjo

    I would say you should be able to get it to sound good. I've plugged in and mic'd an Ibanez acoustic and I've mic'd my 5 string banjo with good results using a Spider Jam.
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