Left my amp on...all week!

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  1. dougstrum

    dougstrum Tele-Afflicted

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    Yikes! walked in Sunday morning and found the light glowing on my little Champ12.
    Sorta can't believe I did that. It seemed not to suffer any ill effects:)

    Maybe I'm getting old and forgetful... I figure it's because we had a potluck
    after church, and I also had to get to a gig so probably just a bit scattered.

    Not a good thing to do~definitely double checked before leaving this week!
     
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    I've done that, and it is scary, but I have never seen a problem come from it. Here's to hoping!
     
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    Nice to know I'm not the only one:)
     
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    Nope done it myself. Not good on your tube life but otherwise the only danger is redplating tubes due to a component failure and burning things down. Have had a couple tube amps go into run away idling and redplate over the years so not a good thing to do!! Otherwise should be fine.
     
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    Yeah, burning things down was a thought that went through
    my mind...

    I'm back in the corner with the bass and drums; told those
    guys to keep an eye on me!
     
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    I guess this is a good argument in favor of amps having a standby switch.......assuming I remember to use it.
     
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    Hmmm...

    other than maybe affecting the eternality of some amp parts. I doubt there's much of a danger. I've been in recording studio's where amps are often left on 16 hours a day.

    Is anything really going to heat up more after 5 hours? 10 hours? 16 hours? 128 hours? depends on the amp.

    Ive seen many music stores that leave amps on for days. Not really a problem.
     
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