#1
First tube amp. I know that to turn on you should turn the power on for a min to let the tubes heat up before turning the amp on but what about powering off? I have seen people saying diffrent things

Is it better to go into standby before powering down or just turning off the power?
#3
Quote by djmay71
i just don't turn off the power at all


you cant be serious?

i just flip mine to standby when im done, leave it for a few seconds and then flip the power switch.
#4
Putting it into standby will reduce the 'popping' noise some tube amps make if they don't have a rectifier. This'll at least extend your speaker life.

You don't need to put it into standby for a minute, though - fifteen seconds should be enough before you turn it off. Contrary to popular belief standby does not cool the tubes down - it heats them up, actually.
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#5
Umnmmm, mate, tube amps were designed to be left on forever, thats why they have standby switches, i turn mine on when i get home from school and just flip the stand by switch on and off when i wanna play then turn it off when i go to bed
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#6
well yeah, you could leave it on forever, but why? that'd just decrease the life of your tubes in terms of days and weeks.
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#7
lol, my amps running 6550's. i want them to die so i have an excuse to replace them with the 6l6's it should have
Guitars:
Gibson Les Paul Standard
Gibson Explorer New Century
Gibson RD Artist
Fender American Standard Telecaster

Amps:

Framus Cobra
Marshall JCM800 2203 - 1960A

Pedals:

Crybaby 535Q
Rockbox Boiling Point Overdrive
#8
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you cant be serious?

i just flip mine to standby when im done, leave it for a few seconds and then flip the power switch.

i'm serious.
my standby switches are busted for some reason, and i don't have the motivation to get them fixed....but its all good, when i do use my tube-amps/stacks, its usually on-stage and thats it