#1
Ok theres a standbye switch and a turn off switch...

I know ur not suppose to just kill it, but or u suppose to turn off poiwer and leave on the standbye wait and then turn off the standbye?
#2
You should leave it on standby for a few minutes to allows the tubes to cool, then cut off the power.
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#3
Not really. You need to leave the amp on standby for a few minutes when turning it on so the tubes warm up, but turning it off it is OK to just kill it. Maybe leave it on standby for 5 seconds.
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#5
it doesn't matter either way, it doesn't damage the capacitors to discharge them quickly or let them hold a current. I hit standby first just out of habit, so it's in standby when I turn it back on. It won't damage anything to shut it right off though.
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#6
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You should leave it on standby for a few minutes to allows the tubes to cool, then cut off the power.


The tubes don't cool on standby, they cool when you turn it off.
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#7
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You should leave it on standby for a few minutes to allows the tubes to cool, then cut off the power.


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#8
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but turning it off it is OK to just kill it. Maybe leave it on standby for 5 seconds.


I've recently acquired a tube amp and I did initially turn it straight off, but the amp was making quite a loud popping sound when I did that, so I started switching to standby for a few seconds before switching the power off. Generally speaking electrical components don't like large transients (sudden changes in voltage) - they tend to shorten their lifespan, so I think you will probably get a bit more life out of your tubes if you switch your amp off like that.
#9
First, use the search button.

Second, I've done pretty extensive research, and it doesn't matter at all how you turn your amp off. If you want to turn it to standby so you don't hear any noise, fine. If you want to just kill it, that's fine too.
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First, use the search button.

Second, I've done pretty extensive research, and it doesn't matter at all how you turn your amp off. If you want to turn it to standby so you don't hear any noise, fine. If you want to just kill it, that's fine too.

This guy speaks the truth, it makes no difference one way or another... You don't get transients occuring when you turn it off "blind" anyway because the capacitors gradually discharge when you turn off this way.


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it doesn't matter either way, it doesn't damage the capacitors to discharge them quickly or let them hold a current. I hit standby first just out of habit, so it's in standby when I turn it back on. It won't damage anything to shut it right off though.


yea, me too. I just switch off the standby first a second before flipping the power switch off. But its doesn't really matter. i also turn my volume down to zero before turning it off so when I turn it on next its on zero
#12
I think it would be best to turn standby off aswell in case next time you turn the amp on when you flick Standby you could be turning it off... If that made sense... Cos the tubes will get all bad =P
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#16
+1 to the standy before turning on. I just do it because it's reverse of how I turn it on.
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#17
so how about the other way around?

When I turn it on it is in standbye, how long should I wait before switching from standby to on?
#18
Thats why I dont really like tube amps. I constantly worry when I use my friends if Im gonna screw the amp up.
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Thats why I dont really like tube amps. I constantly worry when I use my friends if Im gonna screw the amp up.


and that is why you have inferior tone
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#22
No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@!!!!!!!!!! i own a peavey classic 50 with celestion speakers!! you are suppose to warm them up by using stand by, but you CAN kill it!!it doesnt matter they cool off anyway its shut off
#23
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No! i own a peavey classic 50 with celestion speakers!! you are suppose to warm them up by using stand by, but you CAN kill it!!it doesnt matter they cool off anyway its shut off


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You know he's specifically asking about turning it off right?
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#25
I'm probably going to get flamed for this, but I'd rather use my 2x12 behringer than a teeny tube amp i'd get in the same price range (or even much more) because I'm not gigging around so only I have to be a victim of my bad tone. As for right now, I'd much rather concentrate on getting better at playing my guitars then have a kickass tone but play ****ty music.

Just my $.02.

I have to say, though, that from the tube amps I've played through, the Crates are suprisingly good. I mean their SS amps are crap compared to most others, but their tube amps are awesome in the price range of the fender and peavey tube amps.
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I'm probably going to get flamed for this, but I'd rather use my 2x12 behringer than a teeny tube amp i'd get in the same price range (or even much more) because I'm not gigging around so only I have to be a victim of my bad tone. As for right now, I'd much rather concentrate on getting better at playing my guitars then have a kickass tone but play ****ty music.



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