#1
so I read about it on the forum but I still don't understand it... I have no idea why my amp has a standby and power switch so how do you properly turn them on and off(simpler terms)?
#2
If you turn the standby on before the power, the amp will blow up.
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#3
TS: flip the power switch. Wait a minute. Flip the standby switch. Done.
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TS: flip the power switch. Wait a minute. Flip the standby switch. Done.

+1 and do the opposite to shut it off
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#5
^ +1, except there's no need to wait a minute when turning off. you normally just flip them both on turning off so that the switches are in the correct position for the correct turn-on procedure next time...
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#6
turn on power switch, wait 30 seconds to a minute, turn on standby switch. kick out teh jamz. hit standby switch, wait a few seconds, turn off power.


there are parts in the amp that need to warm up before use, standby switch controls this
#8
Quote by Lavatain
If you turn the standby on before the power, the amp will blow up.


does warranty cover it if it does blow up ;( this amp has a 5 year warranty.
#9
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does warranty cover it if it does blow up ;( this amp has a 5 year warranty.

he was joking, it wont blow up

if you do not do it the way that was described you can shorten the tube life though
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#10
I wasn't sure if you was going to fall for that

I was pulling your leg, others in the thread got it dead on
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Quote by Robbgnarly
he was joking, it wont blow up

if you do not do it the way that was described you can shorten the tube life though


+1

and even then it probably won't do the tubes *that* much harm

don't leave it on standby for too long, either. You can ironically do more harm than good (just to the tubes again, so don't worry overly) if you leave it on standby too long.
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#12
Some tube amps, including my own, do not have standby switches... What does that tell you about the negative implications of not using them.
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Some tube amps, including my own, do not have standby switches... What does that tell you about the negative implications of not using them.

Yeah my 1980 only has a power, no standby. Turn it on and 30 seconds later.....sound
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Yeah my 1980 only has a power, no standby. Turn it on and 30 seconds later.....sound

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I quit using my standby switch a couple weeks ago, all seems fine
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I quit using my standby switch a couple weeks ago, all seems fine

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Is there a certain way to turn one off as well? I do the usual "turn power on, wait a few minutes, flick standby switch", but for turning it off I just do the reverse with only a few seconds in between.
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Is there a certain way to turn one off as well? I do the usual "turn power on, wait a few minutes, flick standby switch", but for turning it off I just do the reverse with only a few seconds in between.

I have accidentally turned it off without first flicking the standby switch and it made a popping noise and I didn't like it. I don't think it did any harm but it just feels safer to first flick the standby switch and then turn the power off.

It doesn't take that much effort to flick both switches. It's designed to work that way so why not just do it?
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#20
Standby switches on any amp from the last 20 years (maybe 30) are bullshit, turn on both, play, turn off both.
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#21
Quote by Woffelz
Is there a certain way to turn one off as well? I do the usual "turn power on, wait a few minutes, flick standby switch", but for turning it off I just do the reverse with only a few seconds in between.


that's fine
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#22
Quote by Arby911
Standby switches on any amp from the last 20 years (maybe 30) are bullshit, turn on both, play, turn off both.

Not just modern amps, you wouldn't cook the old one's trannies either. And the really old ones had tube rectifiers so they effectively had a timed switch on too (plus smaller filter caps). It's a bit of a myth really. Anybody that designed an amp that couldn't deal with inrush current shouldn't be designing amps.

Consider this. No other tube devices (radios, etc) had a standby switch. You just turned them on and waited until sound started to come out. The standby switch is a hangover from the days when people thought it was a good idea for muting the amp between sets so you didn't have to wait for it to warm up again. For short breaks it's not so bad to kill the HT, you just don't want to do it for too long.
Turning on the amp with the standby switch engaged does lessen the inrush current into the amp but it should never be a problem in a well designed amp and it certainly isn't why they were invented.
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#23
Quote by Cathbard
Not just modern amps, you wouldn't cook the old one's trannies either. And the really old ones had tube rectifiers so they effectively had a timed switch on too (plus smaller filter caps). It's a bit of a myth really. Anybody that designed an amp that couldn't deal with inrush current shouldn't be designing amps.

Consider this. No other tube devices (radios, etc) had a standby switch. You just turned them on and waited until sound started to come out. The standby switch is a hangover from the days when people thought it was a good idea for muting the amp between sets so you didn't have to wait for it to warm up again. For short breaks it's not so bad to kill the HT, you just don't want to do it for too long.
Turning on the amp with the standby switch engaged does lessen the inrush current into the amp but it should never be a problem in a well designed amp and it certainly isn't why they were invented.


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#24
Fcuk diplomacy.
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#25
Quote by Arby911
Standby switches on any amp from the last 20 years (maybe 30) are bullshit, turn on both, play, turn off both.

I used to put my Mark IV on standby for 10-30 seconds before I turned it completely off because I thought... something. I don't even know what I thought because it doesn't make any sense until one day I understood what I was doing and realized I could just shut it off.