#1
i am not sure if im turning the amp on right. I turn on the standby at let it warmup for 2 minutes then i turn the on switch on and keep the standby on?
#2
You turn the ON switch on first for 2 min. then turn the STANDBY switch on and the amp will be warmed up.
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You turn the ON switch on first for 2 min. then turn the STANDBY switch on and the amp will be warmed up.


**** lol, ive been doing it wrong for the past week, i hope this wont damage my amp
#4
just the tubes, will give you an excuse to put better tubes in it in 8 months
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Won't have done too much damage, unless you've been playing for hours and hours on end every day. Just make sure you look after your amp!
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#6
If you're using the tube rectifier, don't worry about how you're turning it on. Using the standby function is not really necessary. If you're using the SS diode rectifier, make sure to leave it on standby for say... 20-30 seconds. That is usually sufficient.
#7
you've got it backwards. good thing you asked us though, if you kept this going your tubes would be dead in a matter of months.

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If you're using the tube rectifier, don't worry about how you're turning it on. Using the standby function is not really necessary. If you're using the SS diode rectifier, make sure to leave it on standby for say... 20-30 seconds. That is usually sufficient.


so wait, suppose i was using a mesa rectifier (example), i wouldnt have to leave it on standby? wow, never knew that
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so wait, suppose i was using a mesa rectifier (example), i wouldnt have to leave it on standby? wow, never knew that

It depends if you're using the solid state rectifier or tube rectifier. For a tube rectifier, you don't really need to bother with the standby. It depends, most people I know who use Mesa Rectifier amps are metal players who don't use tube rectifiers (which causes response to be too loose and saggy for high gain tones and faster styles), in which case you would need to use the the standby for solid state rectifiers.
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Quote by al112987
If you're using the tube rectifier, don't worry about how you're turning it on. Using the standby function is not really necessary. If you're using the SS diode rectifier, make sure to leave it on standby for say... 20-30 seconds. That is usually sufficient.


Wow, I didn't know that either! Question for ya then....How come, if I turn the standby switch on too fast, it still takes time before the sound starts coming out...set on Tube setting............
#10
Because, the entire purpose of the standby is to turn on the heater filaments in the tube to warm it up before you send several hundred DC volts of B+ to the tube, and it's no different for a tube rectified amp. All the rectifier does is turn the AC voltage from the wall to DC voltage that powers the amplifier, but tube rectifiers need to heat up themselves before they become functional, and by the time that they are working, your preamp and power amp tubes are already sufficiently heated. Solid state rectifiers don't need to heat up, they work efficiently, so if you're not using standby in that case, you're pretty much nuking cold tubes with high voltage.

Edit: A Rectifier is not an amplifier. It's a component in every amplifier. It's always a pet peeve of mine when people say "Mesa rectifier" when referring to a line of amps (even though I'm guilty of it as well). They are named that because the single rectifier has a single solid state rectifier, dual and triple rectifiers have multiple rectifiers and rectification options and modes, etc.
Last edited by al112987 at Feb 22, 2009,
#11
damn thats why my tubes dies in 7 months. i just would flip on both switched at the same time
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damn thats why my tubes dies in 7 months. i just would flip on both switched at the same time


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