leperclown Posted March 25, 2017 Share Posted March 25, 2017 I played an outdoor gig a couple of days ago in bright sunshine (warm to hot weather). I used my Spider V240 + FBV3 for ease of set up.Unfortunately the display and pedal lights on the FBV3 were totally useless and could not be seen. The pedal lights were slightly discernible, but the display could not be read at all. The display on the amp was clear and the pedal board functionality was fine, apart from visibility. 1. I tried a different Cat 5 cable, but the problem persisted 2. I covered the display with a thick towel to see if it was just the direct sunshine on the board making for poor visibility. Under heavy shade, the display was very dim and just readable from close up As a short-term fix, I narrowed my patches down into 2 banks (1 & 2) and wrote scribble strips for each footswitch for the two banks. Worked ok, but very annoying.When I got home and turned on the unit, visibility was fine again.Also, during a song, I must have accidentally tripped the looper and recorded the main riff and I couldn't turn it off. I had to power down the amp mid song to reset - stern glares from band members ... I would love to be able to disable the looper button for gigs, but I am unsure how to.Re the issue of FBV3 visibility, I recall reading about the same issue with the FV MKII and its poor functionality in warm/direct sunshine.I suspect that, as the unit heats up in the sun, the display malfunctions. I think the footswitch lights (LEDs?) function ok, but there is just poor visibility in direct sunshine.Has anyone else had this experience?CheersPaul Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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