#1
Hi,
is bad to always keep cables (guitar, patch, power) inserted in my pedalboard effects and amplifier?

For now I've got:
-Laney VH100R
-Ernie Ball Junior Volume
-Dunlop CryBaby
-Boss NS-2
#2
don't think so (don't quote me on that, though- someone will probably be along in a minute to point out why i'm wrong ). if anything, constantly pulling cables in and out might put extra strain on the sockets. assuming you have them correctly coiled etc. (do as i say, not as i do ).

you don't use batteries in your fx pedals, do you? leaving the cables plugged in will drain the battery if you do.
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#4
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I've never heard anything about it being bad.
Everyone I know always keeps everything plugged in


Except the powering, of course.
#5
I've always done it, never had any issues

I do unplug my effects from the main though.
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#6
Only if you're running from battery power! Keeping cables in the input will drain a pedal's battery the same as it does to active pickups. Using a power supply you'll be fine though.

I must be the only person that turns stuff off at the mains when not using my amp though! Don'y unplug anything, just turn it off.
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#7
^ i do that too, i just turn it off at the mains. Extra level of insurance that I don't accidentally leave my amp turned on.

Granted- that may only be possible in the UK. I know in the republic of ireland (which uses the same 3-prong plugs we do), they don't seem to have switches on the mains sockets. maybe other countries are the same. but if you have them you might as well make use of them, lol.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

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#8
True that! I vaguely remember from going abroad in Europe (though I don't remember from my time in Florida) that their sockets didn't have switches. Plus their light switches are damn hamoosive.
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#11
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#14
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Also here in Australia - we too have switches on our power sockets.

Our switches are better than your switches.
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#15


but yeah our sockets have switches.

it almost makes up for our depressingly bad climate.

oh wait, no it doesn't.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

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