#1
I read many posts about tube amp care but mostly seem to be about more sophisticated amps (with stand-by buttons, without speakers, etc.)

My questions:

1. How much can I let my amp on (in hours, on regular basis)?

2. Am I supposesd tu turn it off if I', taking a 30' break?

Thanks
#2
Quote by atodea
I read many posts about tube amp care but mostly seem to be about more sophisticated amps (with stand-by buttons, without speakers, etc.)

My questions:

1. How much can I let my amp on (in hours, on regular basis)?

2. Am I supposesd tu turn it off if I', taking a 30' break?

Thanks

1 - as much as you want really. as long as you are playing it etc. don't leave it on overnight if possible, although i will admit to having done this without any issues.

2 - you can, some people don't. some put it on standby, other don't. most say you should, some insist it's bs. there may be some secret to keeping the free floating electrons all happily lined up in a row but meh...

also, amps without speakers are either simple heads, or rack units. a combo is just the same with speakers in one cab.
#4
If you are taking a 30 min break the best thing to do is just turn down the volume, don't use the standby for long breaks it causes cathode poisoning. The only advantage standby gives is at switch on. Turn on the amp in standby mode then switch it over after a minute or two. After that don't touch it again.
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