#1
I was just curious. What's the main different between a Valve amp and just a normal amp and which type has the best qualities?
#3
Some tube amps have to be cranked to get the best tone out of it, which can be a problem for a lot of people.
#4
^I suppose that could be a drawback. Metal amps use the preamp more not volume which is maybe what I was thinking at the time.


^^that - what tubetime said.

(I can't frickin believe we have another one of these threads alread. TS, just do some reading and searching.)
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https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/announcement.php?f=33&announcementid=150

Plus the other 560 million internet web pages discussing amplifiers and acoustics
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#6
as far as drawbacks of tube amps, tube amps require more regular maintenance and cost more. that's about it.
#7
Quote by WtrPlyr
What's a normal amp if a valve amp ain't it?


i believe they are called solid state amps....or something.
#8
Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH
^no


^^that - what tubetime said. (I can't frickin believe we have another one of these threads alread. TS, just do some reading and searching.)
and this v...

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/announcement.php?f=33&announcementid=150

Plus the other 560 million internet web pages discussing amplifiers and acoustics



How am I wrong? Amps like the 6505 have to be played loudly to get the best from the tubes.
#9
Cons: You have to replace valves now and then
They take a few minutes to warm up properly
Weight
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Last edited by Cathbard at Aug 26, 2010,
#10
Quote by CAGEDtheory
i believe they are called solid state amps....or something.

Considering tube amps were commonly used before solid state amps it's actually the other way around
#15
Quote by Andrew/WK
How am I wrong? Amps like the 6505 have to be played loudly to get the best from the tubes.

This is true. 6505s sound pretty damn fizzy at low volume.


OT:

Pros
Tone, breakup characteristics, "feel"
Cons
regular (every year or so) power tube replacement, weight (those transformers are heavy), and so on.
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Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
Last edited by oneblackened at Aug 26, 2010,
#16
Quote by WtrPlyr
Hmm. So a valve ain't normal?


No they are magical components forged in the fires of mordor, also known as the svetlana factory.....
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#17
Tube amps are better because the tubes are full of crystal meth. That's why it's illegal in some places.

Also stereo amp...

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#18
Quote by gregs1020
Pros use them.
Cons wish they could.


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