#1
is it normal for the tubes in a tube amp to glow orange in standby?
when I turn the actual amp on, a blue section lights up as well.

I have a Crate V50 if it matters.

Is that supposed to happen? It's not glowing super brightly i just noticed in when i looked behind the amp.
#2
yup its totally normal
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#4
Standby is just warming the tubes up so if they DIDN'T light then that would be a problem and you would wear your tubes out really fast or there could be something seriously wrong with your amp.
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Standby is just warming the tubes up so if they DIDN'T light then that would be a problem and you would wear your tubes out really fast or there could be something seriously wrong with your amp.


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is it normal for the tubes in a tube amp to glow orange in standby?
when I turn the actual amp on, a blue section lights up as well.

I have a Crate V50 if it matters.

Is that supposed to happen? It's not glowing super brightly i just noticed in when i looked behind the amp.


Woah. Ok well what do you mean?

The heaters are on when the amp is on standby but if the gray plate in hte middle is glowing orange, like this...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2240/2239759805_b1793fc152.jpg?v=0

then you have a problem. Or do you mean blue gas? Like this?

http://www.gschexnayder.com/GlowingTube2.jpg

That is normal, but the center piece glowing is not.