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Discussion in 'Marshall Amps' started by Coachz, Mar 29, 2020.
The whole "put it on standby for the D.I. out" is only for the dsl or these newer amps right?
All power switches in the UK are standardized to switch down for on. Whether it's your light switch, electric kettle, water heater or Marshall amp. It's one of the standard conventions back home in the UK.
Pic of standard British AC wall outlet.
My new Ceriatone amp has the same set up, drives me nuts. I’m going to flip both power and standby when I get a chance.
Luckily it was easy
This problem has now been added to the long list of middle-class problems.
Really? A binary switch, that also lights bright red up to tell you the power is ON, is the wrong way up!
This is the funniest thread I have ever read.
Thanks for the distraction.
Exactly. If you flip it the amp will sound like a Fender and you don't want that. Is this another Independance thing like not using the letter 'u' unless it's absolutely unavoidable?
Who’s on first ?
It's not a big deal to some. But try this, one day your in a hurry and go to change speakers. You look over and "think" the standby is on, but NO, it's upside down!
Since it's the only odd-ball I have I'm going to "fix" mine, it takes less time than changing a transformer.
Whats on second!
Unplug the amp but yes, its and easy fix!
How is there 40 replies to this?
You sound like the kind of guy that really lights up a room when you leave
I usually power down, but I can see it happening. When I'm doing a bunch of testing like I'm doing now I'v got stuff everywhere, amps, speakers, effects, wires galore. It's very easy to get complacent and screw up. My goal someday is to have a small studio with a switch tree that I can pick what amp / cab combo I want. (Like in Best Buy or any big stereo retailers room you go in to listen to them.) Just need to set it up so you can't make a mistake.
Why is it "backwards ergonomically"? You have just been brainwashed all your life to think that switches should be "UP" for on!
Every mains switch on every wall socket and piece of electrical equipment in the UK is "Down" for on! Why? Because it is far more ergonomic and easier that way! - which is EXACTLY why switches in the US work the other way around - to REDUCE the chances of things being switched on by accident!
As I mentioned earlier, in ergonomic tests using a random sampling of subjects and a bunch of unlabelled controls, most people associate the upward movement with turning things on. Lacking specific information, if you tell someone to turn on an unlabelled switch that is in the center (neutral) position, they'll flip it upwards, more often than not.
Ergonomics is a natural thing. Safety training is not. That's learned. It may be SAFER to turn the switch upside down, but it's not more ergonomic to most people.
Wow...if this is the thing that keeps one up at night...The orientation of switches.
It'd only bother me if it was labeled saying up is 'on' but down was really the on position...
It's just one of a few things that should have been standardized on, one way or the other, long ago. Just like we should have picked which side of the road to drive on when the car was a new thing. Most of the world's drivers drive on the right, but a large percentage of nations drive on the left. Neither is intrinsically better than the other but now both systems are entrenched in their respective countries. Sweden switched from driving on the left to driving oin the right in 1967. I'll bet there were a lot of accidents for a few weeks after the changeover!
My superlead switches are up to turn on and to take off of standby.
it’s probably opposite since it’s also used as a head an would be right side up unlike the combo where the chassis is upside down.
i couldn’t care less if my Dsl 40cr switch was upside down.
It depends which country you are from. Americans take it for granted that everyone does things their way. Switch down for on in the universal standard in the UK and some other countries. That's the reason why the switch is down on a British Amp. No other fanciful explanation required for the phenomena, it was built that way by design.
Both my Combo and Head are that way because that was the way the switch on the amp was intended to be. My DSL5c is switch down even though the chassis was flipped to fit in the combo.