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- Feb 20, 2013
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Post # 6 includes links to articles on stand by switches, and why they aren't needed (and may possibly be bad for an amp.)
Also, shouldn't ten years here be long enough to learn how comments work at MLP, and other forums?
Didn't see any bullying, but smart ass comments are SOP.
And yet you could file it to a point.it’s a pointless switch, and I stand by that statement.
Okay, THAT (the last sentence) is the BEST answer so far...I would say that it depends on design (to be on the safe side as there are many different amp manufacturers), but if you're talking about old Fender type circuits, the expert consensus seems to be that they are unnecessary and potentially damaging or shortening tube life over the long run.
Clearly it's not a huge deal, though. The official MLP opinion is bordering on Rat's Ass.
Frustrated English major Eric?And yet you could file it to a point.
Has anyone pointed out that it's not called a "stand by" switch, but a "standby" switch? One is a noun (as in "they placed me on standby for the next flight") and the other a phrasal verb. It might even be a prepositional phrase with an implied object or something. Like saying "eat shit," the subject is clearly understood! Subjects and objects are grammatically different, though... point is that it's called a "Standby Switch", not a stand by switch, and I stand by that. Although when used that way the word "standby" becomes an adjective! Crazy.
You're right that this is pointless.
Whether they are necessary or not, I’m not smart enough to weigh in on that lol. But in this respect I feel like they are actually very useful. Playing at home switching between multiple guitars, or testing out different pedal configurations… it’s nice to be able to flip on standby for a few seconds to avoid pops and hum, and it also seems better than constantly turning the amp on and off.That said, I use it on my 2204 on breaks just to keep the tubes hot. I also leave it on standby while I'm plugging in my board and guitar to avoid pops and hum.