#1
How does a tube amp work?

I know it has tubes but:

- Do you still have to plug in on the electricity?
- The tubes that come with the guitar last or do we have to buy new ones when they're off?

I know that it's a prrety basic question but I tried googling it but no specific answers
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#2
Do you still have to plug in on the electricity?

Nope. The tubes operate on a principle developed in the early twentieth century by John Galt, an engineer who discovered that atmospheric static electricity provides an infinite supply of energy that can be harvested on the ground.

The tubes that come with the guitar last or do we have to buy new ones when they're off?

Tubes wear out.
#3
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Do you still have to plug in on the electricity?

Nope. The tubes operate on a principle developed in the early twentieth century by John Galt, an engineer who discovered that atmospheric static electricity provides an infinite supply of energy that can be harvested on the ground.


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#4
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Do you still have to plug in on the electricity?

Nope. The tubes operate on a principle developed in the early twentieth century by John Galt, an engineer who discovered that atmospheric static electricity provides an infinite supply of energy that can be harvested on the ground.

The tubes that come with the guitar last or do we have to buy new ones when they're off?

Tubes wear out.

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#5
atmospheric static electricity provides an infinite supply of energy that can be harvested on the ground.


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#6
Quote by Strat'z
How does a tube amp work?

I know it has tubes but:

- Do you still have to plug in on the electricity?
- The tubes that come with the guitar last or do we have to buy new ones when they're off?

I know that it's a prrety basic question but I tried googling it but no specific answers


- Yes, you still have to plug it in.

- Tubes are in the amp, not the guitar. They do wear out over time and eventually need to be replaced.
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Do you still have to plug in on the electricity?

Nope. The tubes operate on a principle developed in the early twentieth century by John Galt, an engineer who discovered that atmospheric static electricity provides an infinite supply of energy that can be harvested on the ground.


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#8
How much do new tubes cost and how much time till they wear off?
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Genius

Even I was fooled


I wasn’t sure people would get the reference
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Wait...

What? You can't be this stupid, if you are, God help us all.


At one time you didn't know this stuff either so stfu, please.

Strat'z, tubes will wear out in as little as a handful of months or a year or two depending on how much you play. Generally speaking, your tone and overall volume will start to sound icky and thats when its time to change them up. Most people will put new tubes in an amp as soon as they buy it, regardless of how old the current tubes are. Putting new tubes in can cost as little as $20 dollars or as much $150+
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#12
- Do you still have to plug in on the electricity?


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