I remember an old Partridge Family episode where Danny was distracted. They started playing, the agent said, "Danny, I can't hear you". To which Danny replied, "but I'm playing". Then David Cassidy looked over and said, "Its because his amp is on standby". So evidently, when Dannys' stand by was in the stand by mode, the stand by switch was switched to the on position.
I get the confusion. Sometimes my mind wants to think the amp is on and ready to play when it says "on" at the stand by switch, and the amp is in stand by mode when it says "off. I play through a Laney sometimes with 2, a power on and a stand by switch.
I think we're all over thinking this, now I am confused and hope I haven't started talking out my A-- here.
The switch is describing its function. On or off. On stand by, no sound, off stand by, play!!!