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Quick Question.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by chris h, Jul 7, 2002.

  1. chris h

    chris h Guest

    Jun 16, 2002
    Oxford, England
    Just wondering what the point is in having a 'standby' switch on the front of an amp and a 'power' switch on the back? Its probably obvious but I just got a pre-release copy of the new chili peppers album and cant stop to think!

    Thanks very much,
  2. LarryJ

    LarryJ banned

    Dec 12, 1999
    Encino, CA (LA)
    Not sure if your ? is about the placement of the switches or the reason, but....
    With a tube amp, you need to allow about 30 seconds for the tubes to warm up before use-
    Therefore, powering the amp is step one, whether the switch is alongside or in back, and switching from "standby" to "on" is step two. Seperating the switches makes this distinction for you.
    Also, you can idle the tubes in standby while the amp remains powered up.
    As far as location, it might be a convenient design feature or made that way so that the two "stages" are distinct.
    Sound right to you?
  3. chris h

    chris h Guest

    Jun 16, 2002
    Oxford, England
    Cheers, yes I was concerned with the function, not placement.

    Many thanks

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