#1
Well is it?
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#3
i say yes
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#4
There's a reason these were invented, either saving the amp or just saving the horrendous sound when unplugging an amp that's on.

#6
Yes, you can blow out your speaker.
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#8
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Not at all.

I read from some thread that the "pop" can be bad for your speakers. Not "blow your speakers out"-bad, more like "flick the lightswitch repeatedly"-bad.
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#9
Ok, tell that to the speaker I watched my Jazz teacher blow out.

And the cab I watched some idiot blow out at GC after he cranked it, turned it on, THEN plugged in the guitar.
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#10
how about plugging the cable to the guitar first, THEN the amp
thats how i had to do it at guitar lessons on a fender hot rod deluxe and that thing never had speaker issues
#11
I've never had speaker issues doing it the other way round, the pop is no louder than most of my playing.
#13
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I've never had speaker issues doing it the other way round, the pop is no louder than most of my playing.

no, but it's the kind of sound wave the pop makes. it's something the speaker isn't designed to handle, and it will damage the speaker at higher volumes. it's not recommendable at lower volumes either.
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#14
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it's not something the speaker isn't designed to handle

You bastard! You just killed english.

"It's not something the speaker isn't designed to handle"

And when you remove the negatives (both negatives go away so the meaning is the same, right?)

"It is something the speaker is designed to handle"

So I'm guessing you made a mistake too?
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#15
I usually just switch my amp over to standby to switch guitars (whether im switching cables to my amp or to my guitar) out of habit. I wouldn't think it would be a huge deal, but better safe than sorry. It only takes 2 more seconds than just switching.
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#16
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I usually just switch my amp over to standby to switch guitars (whether im switching cables to my amp or to my guitar) out of habit. I wouldn't think it would be a huge deal, but better safe than sorry. It only takes 2 more seconds than just switching.

I do that too. I also hate the buzzing and popping that can happen - even if it doesn't do any harm, I don't like it.
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#17
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You bastard! You just killed english.

"It's not something the speaker isn't designed to handle"

And when you remove the negatives (both negatives go away so the meaning is the same, right?)

"It is something the speaker is designed to handle"

So I'm guessing you made a mistake too?





(check my edit )
#18
how does unplugging the cable from the amp enough so theres no sound from the guitar, but its still in the hole, then unplugging the guitar?

or turning the amp volume to zero?

i've never had issues and im sure i've seen pros change on stage and get the pop/buzz
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#19
Unplugging the cable from the amp makes no noise. Plugging your guitar in makes a pop which can damage speakers at high volumes. Circuit breaker cables can occasionally make a slight pop, so they're really only good for lower volumes on amps without a standby. Otherwise, go to standby or unplug your cable from the input of the amp first.
#20
okay
thanks guys
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