#2
Very much so. If it's a tube amp, you'll almost certainly fry the output transformers.
Solid state amps are less consistent - some will be badly damaged almost instantly, while some can happily run with no speaker load for hours.
#3
Quote by Saif Mehdi
To have it on when it's not connected to anything?


speaker or input connection?
#4
Quote by kyle62
Very much so. If it's a tube amp, you'll almost certainly fry the output transformers.
Solid state amps are less consistent - some will be badly damaged almost instantly, while some can happily run with no speaker load for hours.



WTF! is this true?

i leave my blackheart on for a few hours before recording with nothing plugged into it

edit: OH i didnt realise you meant no speaker *facepalm*
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#7
Quote by lefthandman9876
WTF! is this true?

i leave my blackheart on for a few hours before recording with nothing plugged into it



I think he ment not having a speaker load plugged into it. that will fry the amp.

I'm not sure if it matters not having a guitar plugged in or not.
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#8
Quote by Saif Mehdi
To have it on when it's not connected to anything?


Yes if its a head and there's no speaker.

Btw *shels is one of my favourite bands.
#10
Nothing wrong with having nothing plugged into the input.
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#11
Quote by Raijouta
Nothing wrong with having nothing plugged into the input.

I second that but wonder...


Why have it on if you aren't plugged into it?
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#14
It won't hurt it, just if you're switching guitars I would suggest unplugging the cable from the amp first.
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#15
Quote by gregs1020
I second that but wonder...


Why have it on if you aren't plugged into it?



uhhh to warm it up?
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#16
Quote by pmeg568c
uhhh to warm it up?


You need about 10 seconds to warm the heaters up enough. From there, it does change in tone a bit as things warm up, but the only way to warm it enough to make a difference is to play it and start pumping some juice through it.

EDIT: note to self, use the right word...
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#17
Quote by pmeg568c
uhhh to warm it up?

uhhh ooooookaaaaay. But who asked you? I was asking the TS.