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Vox valvetronic amplifier static crackle

I recently purchased a second hand Vox VT50. t was fine for a few days and then started to crackle when certain notes were played. I replaced the tube as well as cleaning the jack inputs but the sound is still there on certain notes. This is using a new guitar and cable also. any thoughts or idesas?

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SOURCE: i have a vox valvetronix vt 50 around 3 years

You will probably need to replace the large Electrolytic Capacitors in the power section. They can fail like that if left without power being applied for a long time.
If you see any other large ones (size wise) I would replace them too, just in case.
The big ones are prone to drying up more than the smaller ones you will see inside it.

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Using the fifth fret tuning method may give you your answer. If you play the same exact note on an alternate string, see if the same sound happens. If so then its probably amp. If not, then its probably the pick ups.

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