#1
So lately I have been leaving my amp on for long stretches of time unintentionally. Often over dinner or even over night a couple times. Is this bad for the amp? Lately my tone quality has gone down but that might be because 2 of the nuts on my locking trem system are srtipped so I'm constantly out of tune. I really can't afford a new amp, all i've got is $100 that I was saving for a car.
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#2
dont think its the amp as i have a cube 60 and i leave it on all the time.....poor memory for turning it all off. wouldnt advise it sure there are long term damages

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#3
Leaving it on all night isn't advisable I don't think.
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#4
It's not the best thing, but it wouldn't be that bad for it (Think about when people play for a few hours at a time) But over 5 hours wouldn't be good.

Especially with valve amps, that'd just kill it.
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#5
The Cube is a modeling amp that gets it's tone from a DSP. It's basically a computer built into a powered speaker. I'm thinking it's no more harmful than leaving your computer on.

It can be argued that computers last longer when left on. Like a light bulb - it's the on/off cycling that shortens the lifespan of the circuitry.
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#7
Hey guys thanks. I was worried I'd have to buy a replacement. That's a relief!
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#8
Check your strings to see if they've got brown gunk on the bottom of them. People sometimes forget about the age of their strings when it comes to tone.