How not to sell a valve amp!!

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  1. pulsonicsound

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    at least there's nothing plugged into the front (a guitar) when it's in standby mode.
     
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    True!
    The person did then leave it turned on when they unscrewed the back panel!

    I don’t reckon it’ll go for much, the ot looks to be a EV, so a partridge would sound good in their!
     
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    I would still have had speakers hooked-up just out of habit, and paranoia. It would have been funny if he turned it out of standby mode and took a photo of smoke coming out of the back.
     
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    you see loads of that on eBay ‘I’ve turned it on to make sure it works’

    it’s be interesting to know what the odds are on that frying the OT. a bass player I was once recording turned on a 200w Hiwatt for about 3 minutes that wasn’t plugged in, I got lucky with that in that it Still works fine!

    Not that a 200w slave amp is all that practical....
     
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    I've heard some people say it's OK for an amp to not have a speaker load if it's in standby mode, but I've heard that it's still not good, and that it depends on "where" in the circuit the voltage it cut-off. So to be safe I always have speakers hooked-up so matter what.
     
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    Ill be they pack it really good once they box it up too.
     
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    The seller is not A guitar player so has no speaker cab. Has no way To operate it . Might be a good deal
     
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