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I have a Line 6 Flextone III XL. I plugged in my guitar and the sound cuts in and out. It fades in and out. I checked the cable and try using another cable, samething. If I play with the cable by moving it, I get a lot of static noise around

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If the sound "fades" in and out that implies a SLOW change in volume.

If that is what you have, it is likely that there is a problem with the power input or power supply as these are the only thing that would have a time constant to react SLOWLY. Fortunately, this area is one of the easier ones to find and fix.

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