#2
The tubes? or the actual amp.
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depends how you take care of them
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depends how you take care of them


Can someone just tell me in general how long theirs last?


or for someone that plays guitar for about 6 - 7 hours a day?
#7
how do u actually take care of the tubes?
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#8
Preamp tubes last the longest, they can go from 2 - 10 years.
Poweramp tubes generally need replacing every 2 years. Maybe less if you play a lot and loud.
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how do u actually take care of the tubes?


Always put into standby before starting up. Let the amp warm up before cranking it and don't move the amp without letting tunes cool first....
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Quote by fergus74
Always put into standby before starting up. Let the amp warm up before cranking it and don't move the amp without letting tunes cool first....


And put it to standby before turning off (opposite of turning on).
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#11
Putting into standby before switching off will offer no benefit, but I suppose it is then in standby ready for when you next use it.
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Quote by fergus74
Putting into standby before switching off will offer no benefit, but I suppose it is then in standby ready for when you next use it.


Not everyone seems to agree on this.
When you turn off the amp immediately without going through standby you hear a pop in the amp, which is never good. Better safe than sorry. On my amp I can't possible turn it of before going through stand by (there's only one switch).
Putting it in standby before turning off cuts the power to the tubes only (just leaves the heaters on). Your tubes will live longer doing this.
What I do after playing is I put it to standby, put away all my gear and then turn it off.

edit: here's an interesting read: http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=132505
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