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 Post subject: Mustang II problems.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:32 am 
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Hey, This issue have been going on for a while.

Baisicly when i play on the amp, it suddenly turns on TRI Reverb by it self!
I though mby my wire or something toutched the knob, but after looking carefully i see it does it all by it self! This is wery, wery anoying.

What ive tested:

Upgrading Firmware and Fuse version.
Changed the Modelled amp (Preset) used.
Turning the knobs all the way back (off)

So far nothing has helped, i did not have this issue when i first started using it, now like half a year later it happens atleast 1 in every "song" i play. And it is always the TRI Chorous effect that comes on by it self, This issue is on all the presets i have, even the orginals!

Any tips on this issue? If its firmware or the amp it self. Strange thing is that i have always used the same firmwire and fuse software version, then it happend all of a sudden, nothing updated infront of the issue. And a update after the issue did not help as i mentioned above.

Regards: Daniel


EDIT:

It also happends regardless if i use the amp stand alone, or with fuse and amp.


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 Post subject: Re: Mustang II problems.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:34 am 
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Hey Daniel,

Do you notice this behavior when FUSE is connected or when using the amp standalone?

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 Post subject: Re: Mustang II problems.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:43 am 
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Loren Howard - Fender wrote:
Hey Daniel,

Do you notice this behavior when FUSE is connected or when using the amp standalone?


As i edited in the first post:

The issue is both when i use the amp by it self, and when i use it together with fuse. Having fuse open or not, makes no diffrence.


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 Post subject: Re: Mustang II problems.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:29 pm 
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My apologies. I must have overlooked that last line. The only thing that you could do software wise is update the firmware, which you've already done. The next step would be to get it to a service center so they can take a look at it.

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 Post subject: Re: Mustang II problems.
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:53 am 
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Sounds like a knob is too sensitive or something? Maybe try taping the knob firmly to the off position to rule it out?


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 Post subject: Re: Mustang II problems.
PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:41 am 
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This has started happening to me. SINE CHORUS starts turning itself on and off rapidly.

This may sound silly, but when I unplug my aux it stops. I have generally left my laptop plugged in full time via aux so I can play along with drums. I know it sounds weird, but at least three times this happened unplugging aux in cable stopped it.


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 Post subject: Re: Mustang II problems.
PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:22 pm 
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I have the same problem with my amp: it changes modulation and reverb effect by itself!
I've updated the firmware, but nothing changed.

I've noticed that this problem mostly occur when I change the effect intensity. It seems to me, that, after some time, the system start reading the effect knob position. So, instead of keeping the intensity value, the system read this knob position as a different effect.
For example: if i choose the chorus effect (pos. A1), then increase its value to maximum, after a while the system will read the knob position as D3, turning on a completely different (and most of the time, unwanted) effect.
I stopped using effects to avoid it. Lost lots of the amp's potential, but it was ok.

But now, things got worse.
The amp started changing the PRESETS by itself!
Other night I was playing the Fender Deluxe simulation, and suddenly it switched to the MESA simulation!

I really want to solve this,
but none of the firmware update could help,
and I keep reading new cases about this same problem.


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 Post subject: Re: Mustang II problems.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:07 pm 
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I noticed effects seemed to change type on their own when I first got my MII.

Since I find the on-amp adjustments annoyingly complicated (but that's another thread), I only use FUSE to make changes to presets...and I keep the MOD and DLY/REV controls CCW (OFF).

The problem hasn't returned.

See what happens if you turn all the controls to OFF on the amp.

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 Post subject: Re: Mustang II problems.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:23 pm 
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HeyJoe42 wrote:
I noticed effects seemed to change type on their own when I first got my MII.

Since I find the on-amp adjustments annoyingly complicated (but that's another thread), I only use FUSE to make changes to presets...and I keep the MOD and DLY/REV controls CCW (OFF).

The problem hasn't returned.

See what happens if you turn all the controls to OFF on the amp.


I do the exact same thing, Heyjoe42. I have not had any problems with random effects changes in my MII but every now and then, when I turn it on, it will choose a random preset from the current bank. I really believe that the digital encoders for the reverb, modulation and the preset selector may not be of the best quality. I'd bet that they're also fairly sensitive to static electricity.

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 Post subject: Re: Mustang II problems.
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:54 pm 
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Yes, it'll will work if we proceed this way.
But we'll be only avoiding the problem, instead of fixing it.

Does anybody knows if Fender is working on it? Maybe a firmware update.
The thing is that I never heard any official mention about the problem.

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 Post subject: Re: Mustang II problems.
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:31 pm 
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couto wrote:
Yes, it'll will work if we proceed this way.
But we'll be only avoiding the problem, instead of fixing it.

Does anybody knows if Fender is working on it? Maybe a firmware update.
The thing is that I never heard any official mention about the problem.

Regards,
Daniel


I wish it was that easy but don't think this is a software/firmware issue. I think it's a hardware issue.

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 Post subject: Re: Mustang II problems.
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:30 am 
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Yes, i think too it's a hardware problem. I even believe it has nothing to do with electrostatics or things like this. Its a pure mechanical problem. The vibrations of the amp makes the knobs move.

Usually I try to prepare my presets with fuse at home. I Dont like to have a computer connected all the time. If I have to change s.th. concerning the effects on a gig I save immediatly, turn back to Zero and re-choose the same preset again. So I must not fear an unexpected "Vintage Tremolo" in the middle of a solo.
Of course this cannot help against the unwanted swiching of presets itsself, what also happend to me several times. No risc, no fun ;)
Serious: I would surely pay 50 Euros more for the same Mustang with better Hardware. And this are not only the self moving controls, its too the small Aux and Phones Jacks, the delicate small USB Plug - and maybe an effects out/in to be able to use a Looper in the used way and a reachable middle-tonecontrol ... Ok, the last two points are OffTopic here...


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 Post subject: Re: Mustang II problems.
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:14 pm 
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Frente wrote:
And this are not only the self moving controls, its too the small Aux and Phones Jacks, the delicate small USB Plug - and maybe an effects out/in to be able to use a Looper in the used way and a reachable middle-tonecontrol ...


I agree!


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 Post subject: Re: Mustang II problems.
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:55 pm 
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Hey Guys,

Daniel - If you set your amp up but don't actually play through it and let it sit for a while does the same thing happen?

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 Post subject: Re: Mustang II problems.
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:11 am 
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Yes, Loren. if I change an effect effect mix (exit+rotating knob) it would only take a while before it changes the effect itself- even without playing throuhgh it.
The Preset "auto-change" also happens without playing. But I've noticed that, until now, it only happens when the auxiliar connector is plugged.


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