#1
When you start a tube amp, you are supposed to first flick the power switch from off to "on" then let it warmup for like 30 seconds then flick the standby switch to "on" right?

And when you turn it off, are you supposed to do the opposite?, that means first flick the standby switch from On to standby, then wait like 30 seconds and then flick the power switch from on to off

So is this correct?
#2
When turning it off, you flick it to standby but then don't have to wait and can switch the power off immediately.
#3
I just leave my standby switch to "on" so I never have to touch it, and just turn the power on and off..

I haven't had any problems.
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#4
it doens't hurt if you flip them both on at the same time. It's nice to use the standby as a way of "turning it off" while keeping it warm though.
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I just leave my standby switch to "on" so I never have to touch it, and just turn the power on and off..

I haven't had any problems.


well i think you should let the tubes warm up first, just as anybody who knows what their doing will tell you. your tubes might not last as long as they could...
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well i think you should let the tubes warm up first, just as anybody who knows what their doing will tell you. your tubes might not last as long as they could...

No kiddin... Didn't know that.

I'll give it a try, thanks.
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#7
The whole purpose of a standby switch is to warm up your tubes before you begin playing, if you care about your amp you will use it.
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