#1
Ok I bought a Used crate Vfx5212 from GC
When i was playing it instore it sounded great ,but there was a hole lot of noise in there.
I bought it got home plugged it in and static/cracking/poping woulnt stop
here is what i tried
pluging the lineout into my other amp , it sounded fine
Different wall sockets
different instrument cables
Unpluging my guitar IT STILL MADE THE NOISES!

PLEASE someone tell me any easy way to fix this/what it could be.

Also what is the return policy a GC for used amps?
My Gear :
LTD Fx400
Ibanez S470dxqm w/Tone Zone
Buz Mcgrath's S7320 w/ emg 707s
Boss Gt-8
EHX Metal Muff with top boost for sale!
Crate V32 palomino for sale !
#2
This happened to me once and its probably no your amp, it might be your guitar jack socket, that was the case with mine!
#3
Oooooooooooooooor, it could be that if its second hand its just taken a bit of a beating after a while and now jus has the scars of buzzing about like that stupid mosquito on that pop up!
#4
i would tend to not think it is the jack because i used the lineout on the amp into my other amp and it sounded great
My Gear :
LTD Fx400
Ibanez S470dxqm w/Tone Zone
Buz Mcgrath's S7320 w/ emg 707s
Boss Gt-8
EHX Metal Muff with top boost for sale!
Crate V32 palomino for sale !
#5
To answer ur other question, i think GC has some kind of 30 day return policy.
My Gear:

Epi Les Paul Standard
Fender 48th Street Strat
Vox Valvetronix AD50VT
Martin Koa Acoustic
Some crappy unnamed bass
#6
Ok i will get a different amp
My Gear :
LTD Fx400
Ibanez S470dxqm w/Tone Zone
Buz Mcgrath's S7320 w/ emg 707s
Boss Gt-8
EHX Metal Muff with top boost for sale!
Crate V32 palomino for sale !
#7
if it's still making the noise with the guitar unplugged, it's most likely tube related, probably preamp. They are really just the same technology as light bulbs, so they aren't the most durable or reliable. They can last 5 minutes or 5 years. It would probably be easy to fix yourself, but since you just bought it, there is no reason not to take it back and have them fix it, or get another.
"The fool doth think he is wise, but the wiseman knows himself to be a fool." - W.S.
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#8
Ok so how do i check to see which one is bad ?
My Gear :
LTD Fx400
Ibanez S470dxqm w/Tone Zone
Buz Mcgrath's S7320 w/ emg 707s
Boss Gt-8
EHX Metal Muff with top boost for sale!
Crate V32 palomino for sale !