#1
My friend gave me his Vox ad50vt about a year ago and now im facing some problems. When ever i play (with distortion or without) the amp loses tonal power and begins to fizzle out or crackle while strumming a chord or playing a note, and in turn, loses gain dramatically. I changed the guitar to amp cable and nothing changed. I changed the tubes and still no difference. I think there is something wrong with the wiring or perhaps its just the age of the amp. I don't know how old the amp is, but i know its more 4 years old.

I know its not my guitar, because I use another amp (fender frontman) and it sounds just fine.

this is what it sounds like: http://vocaroo.com/i/s0ghNQt2wYUT

it sound okay for a few seconds, but then it fizzles out and the gain goes "bye, bye"

Should i take it to a shop or just get a better amp? I kinda want a new one anyway.

Thanks.
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#2
With a SS amp it normally cost more than the amp is worth to fix it. It maybe time for a new amp.

If you have headphones see if it does it through the headphones
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#3
The frontman is solid state, the Vox is a preamp. The frontman sound fine (with or without headphones), the Vox sounds like crap either way.
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There shall be a stop to this madness. The battle is not over. My tasty licks aren't going anywhere.

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^ I've just realised if you say Simple Plan's 2011 effort "Get Your Heart On!" really fast in a Southern American accent, it sounds gross. . .like sexual gross!

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Hello.
I'm looking for professional bongo-ists and triangle-ists to make a Progressive Technical Brutal Death Metal band
(will be called AxOxJxLxAxIxVxXxUxWxZxQxUxRxWxGxJxSxAxLxKxMxNxHxUxGxAxAxWxVxCxBxZxVx)
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#4
I would just get a new amp, unless you really love your amp
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate