Originally Posted by Kees
First: just get the little pinkie. It is save and it is good (I have been using it for years).
Second: the sounds you hear are from the tubes. It is imo better to leave the amp on at all times. It was build that way.
Something else i have noticed with my amp is that if i leave it on all the time,it sounds better almost from the first minutes of listening,but if i don't it needs at least 2-2.30 hours of playing to sound really good.it's not a placebo effect or that i get used these two hours because i don't listen during this "warm up" time.
But i'm affraid to leave it on,i have a fear that it will catch fire when i'm not home
As for the little pinkie,i will think before i make a movement(i'm not a fan of internet shopping)