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Spider IV 120 Presets and Customs not producing distortion?

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Hello All,

 

I packed my Line 6 up for a move and finally got a chance to pull it out for a jam session with some Pals and to my dismay, I cannot produce distortion without turning the gain up.

 

My Custom presets produce absolutely no distortion, but maintain the custom names I have made. As I switch between them the the various custom presets the lights all change accordingly from one custom preset to the next.

 

None of the pre-programmed presets, ranging from As I lay Dying to Meshuggah have distortion either. 

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Have you backed up your preset patches using Spider Edit?  If not, do so, then do a Factory Reset and see if this fixes the problem.  Then you'll need to move all your presets back into their locaitons with Spider Edit.

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Thank you for the quick response, fflbrgst.

 

I have backed up my presets already and conducted a factory reset last night, but to no avail. I still cannot produce any distortion on any of my channels. Everything comes out "Clean". Pretty frustrating =(

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Have you manually tried adjusting the fuzz boxes?  I assume that is how you are getting distortion.  You mentione youhave to turn up the gain - do the settings look correct in your presets, or is hte gain truned down in them?  Gain or fuzzbox would be the two methods of getting distortion.

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Thank you for your efforts in looking into the matter, Mike.

 

I have adjusted both, and still cannot get the proper sound... well even remotely close to the sound it had before and the issue transpires over to the pre-loaded patches too. I can get every effect but distortion to come through. So even when I go to a patch like, "As I lay dying's" pre-loaded distortion "Shredd", there is still absolutely no distortion to it what-so ever.

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Sounds like you may have a processor problem if nothing comes back after a system reset.  Next thing would be to bring it to an authorized service center for evalutation.

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