#1
How are you supposed to use the standby and power switches on a tube amp? Could someone put this basically in the most basic directions? I dont know the exact way and i dont want to burn out my tubes any faster than necessary.
#2
Flip Power switch > Wait 30 seconds/1 minuite > Flip Standby & play.
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#3
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Flip Power switch > Wait 30 seconds/1 minuite > Flip Standby & play.


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#4
Turn on: Switch power to ON, wait a short while, switch standby ON.

To turn off: Switch standby OFF, (wait very short) Switch power OFF
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#5
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Flip Power switch > Wait 30 seconds/1 minuite > Flip Standby & play.

More like 10 seconds.
#6
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To turn off: Switch standby OFF, (wait very short) Switch power OFF

You can actually turn them off however you want. I usually flip em both at once.
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More like 10 seconds.
Meh, I don't count, I just make sure I'm tuned up whilst waiting for it to warm up
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#7
Dunno if its the way you guys are describing it, but shouldn't the standby switch be ON before you turn the power switch on?

The standby is there so you can warm up the tubes before putting the full current through them so it'd make sense for it to be ON before you switch on the amp. Because then you'll be putting the full current through them straight away.

That makes sense to me, and if thats what you've already said then heh I'm not entirely sure as one of my amps doesn't have a standby switch and the other has a switch that says 'Standby' or 'Play' (which I took to mean On / Off)
#8
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You can actually turn them off however you want. I usually flip em both at once.


I don't because I've heard of amps getting short circuited when doing that. Could just be bad luck but I don't take any chances ^^
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#9
Somebody should make a sticky about this.
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#10
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Somebody should make a sticky about this.

They have done, which is just incredibly ironic since it shows you haven't read the stickies.
#11
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They have done, which is just incredibly ironic since it shows you haven't read the stickies.


I don't have a stand by switch, therefore I didn't care, so I didn't remember.
I have read the stickies, thank you.
A few of them I have I read multiple times.
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#12
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I don't because I've heard of amps getting short circuited when doing that. Could just be bad luck but I don't take any chances ^^

...Can't say i've ever heard of that happening... but ok
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