#1
Does it cause harm or damage to the internals of your electric guitar if you leave the volume and tone knobs above zero (on) whenever you unplug and plug in your guitar?

I usually leave both knobs turned up to around 7 or 10 when I play, and then I forget to turn them back to zero when I start up again.
Set-Up:
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#2
i doubt it. mine are almost never on zero
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#4
Nope, i really dont think it matters.

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#5
It won't do a thing to the guitar. Unplugged, the guitar is still going to do what it normally does(assuming you have a standard type electric with either humbuckers or single coils, not active electronics that uses a battery to power a pre-amp built into the guitar). If you were to use a volt meter on the output wires of the guitar, unplugged, you'd still get a reading when you strummed the strings, with the volume up of course. The patch cord from the guitar to the amp is only bringing the signal from the guitar to the amp, not the other way around. But it would be helpful to turn them down before unplugging, especially the amp volume, so you don't get any harsh sounds when powering up next time. Easier on everyones ears that way, and safer for the amps speaker(s) too.
#6
I just turn the amp down (not all the way to zero) although my guitar never seems to make any noise when it gets plugged in so recently I just haven't bothered..
#7
no it really doesnt matter. you should always turn your amp down before unplugging/pluggingin to avoid squealing and whining.
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#8
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no it really doesnt matter. you should always turn your amp down before unplugging/pluggingin to avoid squealing and whining.

Yea I always do that.
Set-Up:
- Ibanez RGA42FM
- Epiphone Les Paul Special II
- Crate 15W Amp
- Boss MT-2 Metal Zone Pedal
- Line 6 Pocket Pod

- Peavey International II Drum Set (Cherry Red)
- Zildjian Cymbals
- Evans Heads with Remo E-Rings
#9
It won't hurt the guitar, but you should always turn down your volume knob, not only for feedback but because in certain circimstances the "pop" when you plug it in and unplug it can damage your speakers.
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