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Chip Roberts

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MP1 and Cold Exposure
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Hey dudes,

As we're approaching the dead of winter here in the Northern Hemisphere, a question came to mind; if one were to leave their MP1 in, say, the back of their car on a below 30 farenheit day, what would be the risks?  I've heard guys say, regarding tubes, that everything will be fine so long as you allow the tubes ample time to warm up once you bring them back inside, but I'm curious as the MP1 is rather old and sensitive.
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Re: MP1 and Cold Exposure
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Well that's only -1 C so it shouldn't be a problem.  Generally you need to let vacuum glass things (tubes, light filaments etc) cool down before putting them in the cold or the glass can crack  :facepalm: .
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Re: MP1 and Cold Exposure
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Treat the amp like you would your instrument. Allow it to acclimatize.
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