Hey, guys, sorry I haven't responded back yet. Had to run up to my other house (about an hour and twenty minutes one way) where there's no WIFI, and then hurry back and go play Saturday night. Just got in from that a few minutes ago.
Yes, I was concerned about the male end in the amp getting worn out or broken (the thread title is misleading---shoulda read "Power Recepticle Concern"). And yes, I thought about spraying it. Might just do that.
Thanks for all the replies. I guess it's not a big deal, but I just wanted to see if anyone else had concerns about their own equipment in this regard. I will say that none of my other equipment has ever failed due to the male end getting messed up, so I don't know what makes me worry about it now (not really worried, but just contemplative, I guess you could say).
Actually, though, on my Markbass 121H combo the back of the amp is so recessed I can leave a cord plugged in with no problem---and I usally do, not because I worry about it so much but rather that it's something less to do. But, I use that rig mainly for rehearsals.
Anyway, I'm glad and relieved to hear that most of you feel relaxed about it all. Thanks again for commenting.
2001 American Series Jazz Bass / 1987 Jazz Bass Special
Markbass Little Mark III / dual 151P cabs / 121H combo
Last edited by Russell L : 12-16-2012 at 12:43 AM.