#1
A friend of mine (who is also a bassist) says that having amps at full power of alot of it and then turning it off just like that is bad for the amps. (He says that I should lower the volume and THEN turn it off) Does he have some kind of fact or is he just crazy?
#2
It can fuse the amp. Well, that was what I was told anyways
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#4
yeah... you SHOULD turn down your volume before you turn off your amp. if any of you guys go to jamming studios, notice how they always put a sign that says turn master volume to 0 before turning off/on or making adjustments to amp.
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#5
Sigh, no matter how many times i say this, if your amp does blow up, make sure you take pics of it and post it up here, those blown up things just pleases me.

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#6
Yeah definitely. When you fiddle with the lead it can make a horrible cracking noise if the volume isn't down.

And please do post up any pictures of a blown up amp.
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#7
if its too high the click from the power being turned off makes the speaker move really fast and make a bang noise
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#8
yeah, mine makes a bang, so i thought i would be sensible...........

Anyways.....

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u shouldnt use ur amp fully cranked at all



Why not, they aint goin to make speakers that aren't powerful enough for how high the volume can go!!!!
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Why not, they aint goin to make speakers that aren't powerful enough for how high the volume can go!!!!



tell that to berhinger
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#12
my peavey TNT130 has a comp thing(most will know what it is) that keeps it from blowing the speaker......but the wire is bad i think now because sometimes it doesn't work and I get a really horrible buzzsaw sound out of it if i play too loud.(since the guitarist plays through two marshall tube lead series heads i play too loud a lot to keep up) this is because the speaker can't really handle the power the amp is delivering.

Thus I have proved that companies will(for some unknown reasone) put a speaker that can not handle enough wattage into a combo amp.
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#13
Quote by pandathe3
yeah, mine makes a bang, so i thought i would be sensible...........

Anyways.....


Why not, they aint goin to make speakers that aren't powerful enough for how high the volume can go!!!!

your just uneducated... my ampeg stack i can't trun up all the way or i know it would ruin the speakers, how do you think speakers blow?
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#14
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#15
You should always turn your amp down before you turn it off, and you should really turn your amp OFF when you change cables etc.. Some amps have an anti-clip feature, but it's still not good for the speaker. Speakers are delicate little things, remember..

Treat them both right and they will serve you well!
#16
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You should always turn your amp down before you turn it off, and you should really turn your amp OFF when you change cables etc.. Some amps have an anti-clip feature, but it's still not good for the speaker. Speakers are delicate little things, remember..

Treat them both right and they will serve you well!


i always turn my amp off before plugging anything in. and i only turn it down if its been cranked a bit (at volume 5 and gain 3 the 'pop' it makes is really quiet)
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#17
As Appleheadsays turn it down, decent amps have a soft start but that doesn't protect it when idiots just plug in active instruments with the levels turned up! Especialy prone to failure are the horns to where most of the power is directed from crackles etc.
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