#1
What's the general thinking about the time one should warm up tubes before going from standby to playing and then when done, how long on standby before turing off the amp?
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#2
I just give it a few minutes at the start to warm up, usually goto the toilet or something lol. As for before turning it off, i dont see that as very important so only a minute or so.
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#3
I usually turn on then wait for my slow computer to start up, about three mins or so.
for tunring off only i only leave it 30secs and nothing bad has happened
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#4
Power switch on

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Few minutes time (2 or 3)

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Turn standby switch off

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Play

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Standby switch on

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Power switch off

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#7
you dont need to leave it on standby for a minute or two before it turns off
only when turning it on
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#8
I personally do it just for assurance really, and it's just a little habit.

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#9
Only 10 seconds or so. As long as I'm not planning on turning it to 11 the moment I flip it on, and the tubes are producing sound, nothing is wrong. Turning it off doesn't matter, you can unplug it from the wall if you'd like, doesn't make any difference.
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Quote by madbomber233
Can someone tell me why you must do this?


To let the tubes warm up, else they will get (a) damaged or (b) not make any noise until they warm up.
#12
Before you play so it can warm up before you put the guitar signal through the tubes, the higher the volume the more prone to damage they are. It does not however need to be on standby you can also simply have the volume of your guitar 'off' or not play.

And, only the time it takes to go from the amp my guitar and get it and then I start to play on low volume, after maybe a minute or so Im confident to turn it up.

but then, it depends on the amp, the ENGL is pretty sturdy and that does make one more lighthearted about handling it. Some other tube amps it takes me a minute to put on from my hands onto a solid floor because im afraid the tubes will break lol. esp when the amps are not mine.
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What's the purpose of leaving it on standby before you turn it off?


none really, other than it's in standby already next time you turn on, so you don't have to worry about accidentally turning on without its being in standby.
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Quote by madbomber233
Can someone tell me why you must do this?


you'll strip the electrons from the cathode of the tubes (something like that) if current hits them etc. before they're warmed up.
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