#1
Now that I have an Engl Gigmaster head, if I play a guitar with active pickups, will it sound way better through that than my old Traynor 30 watt SS amp?

Can I make prettier noises with active pickup guitars now?
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#3
Yes, active pups are designed to have more output specifically to drive a tube amp, although passive pickups will sound good too, it's really a matter of opinion, although actives are pretty much objectively worse than passives with a solid state.
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well the gigmaster has a ton of solid state stuff in there, as far as i'm aware...
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well the gigmaster has a ton of solid state stuff in there, as far as i'm aware...

So long as there is a tube or two directly in the signal path, it should make a difference.
if it's got clipping diodes, then I dunno.
Should be similar to running a guitar iwth actives into a boost/OD and then into amp.
Just an analogy, correct me if I'm wrong.
#6
to be honest I personally think the idea that actives dont sound as good through solid state amps as they do in vavle amps is a real bad misconception. In my experience actives sound as good through a solid state as they do through a vavle amp it just happens vavle amps just better.

So the answer is yes they'll sound fine
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So long as there is a tube or two directly in the signal path, it should make a difference.
if it's got clipping diodes, then I dunno.
Should be similar to running a guitar iwth actives into a boost/OD and then into amp.
Just an analogy, correct me if I'm wrong.


no idea. But I mean one preamp tube is even fewer than the higher wattage blackstar ht series, lol.

I've heard some people say (I haven't corroborated this, I haven't seen the schematic) that the preamp tube is the phase inverter and the entire preamp is solid state.

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