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Epihone guitar tube amp puts out a lot of static even when there is no puitar plugged into it and all control knobs are turned down to zero. When the guitar is played the sound cuts off intermitently. I cant seem to bring it on by anything that I do. I have tried different guitars, different cables, wiggling the input jack and changed the tubes. Any ideas? Thanks

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could be a dry solder joint, turn it off and then check all connections , use a magnifying glass, makes life easier.

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There should be an 8 pin IC close to the input jack that will be marked 4558 or 4560. This is an Op-amp Ic that is the most likely cause of the problem. Replace that IC and report the results here.

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I just bought the Vintage Club 60 and am loving it. $300..Pretty good deal huh! Plenty of bass...Have you tried the low boost and mid boost switches? they completely change the way the amp sounds. Also the stock speakers are **** so I'm dopping some Celestion Vintage 30s. Also is anyone getting some tube jingle with the VC60? I'll probably have to take it to someone...

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SOURCE: Static Noise from guitar amp.

I take it you have made sure that both the cable to the distortion box from the guitar and the cable to the amp are both good. From the description you give, it sounds like there is no signal getting to the pedal. If the cable is good, then the next likely suspect would be the input jack on the fuzz box. Try wiggling it a little with the guitar cable in place to see if it is loose. Some input jacks are unbelievably cheap and flimsy. A crackling sound (static like) is almost always a bad connection. If it was the output jack, I would think that the guitar signal would come through a least a little bit, but you might want to try wiggling that one, too, if the input jack isn't the culprit.

Another possibility to check is the battery, but this doesn't seem as likely. Some effects units devour batteries, especially units that use 9V batteries. I have a multi effect pedal that kills a 9V in about an hour.

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SOURCE: cable broke off in the input jack

I'm pretty sure t6hat the output jack is a sealed unit(contacts inside soldered to the surface of the circuit board. You may be able to grasp the center shaft of the plug with a thin jawed hemostat or really skinny long nosed pliers and pull it out that way. Make sure the amp is off and unplugged from the wall. If that doesn't work you will either have to get it removed at a shop or disassemble the amp to remove the circuit board and unsolder the jack and replace it or get the broken plug out of the jack once it is unsoldered. I've never had a Line6 apart yet but thats probably the type of jack they used. Thats because it has to be electronically isolated from the chassis. Hope this helps.

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