- Apr 2, 2010
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most of the internet tube gurus claim the standby switch in guitar amps is unnecessary and came from higher voltage tube applications.
i like it though.
it also made me forget my fender HRD running on standby for a few days.
sounded better after that
The greatest risk is the beer perched on top of the cab.
STAND BY- In the DOWN position, this switch puts
the amp on stand by. Audio is muted and power is
supplied only to the tube filaments. Use STAND BY
in place of switching POWER OFF during short
breaks (one hour max.). This eliminates the normal
warm-up time when STAND BY is switched OFF (UP)
when returning to play the amplifier and also extends
the life span of your amplifiers tubes.
Thank you for this. I was under the impression I could leave it on standby while I went upstairs to do something. Luckily I never left it more than a few minutes. Now I will remember not to do that.