#1
Hi,
I want to get a Tube Amp but I like to play stuff like Avenged Sevenfold and I was wondering if I use overdrive and distortion pedals is it a good idea to use tube amps or am I better with a solid-state?
#2
In my opinion, tube is always better and boosting the tube amp with a Tubescreamer is a really awesome thing to do if you can afford it.
And well, why would you need distortion pedals for a tube amp? You haven't specified any amps you'd like to know of.
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#3
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In my opinion, tube is always better and boosting the tube amp with a Tubescreamer is a really awesome thing to do if you can afford it.
And well, why would you need distortion pedals for a tube amp? You haven't specified any amps you'd like to know of.


I am looking to get the Ibanez tube screamer
#4
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I am looking to get the Ibanez tube screamer

The amp or the pedal? The amplifier is pretty horrible, there are tons better than that one...
Are you looking for bedroom size amp or venue size amp? That would seriously help.. And also, do you have a budget?
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#5
Quote by Sakke
In my opinion, tube is always better and boosting the tube amp with a Tubescreamer is a really awesome thing to do if you can afford it.
And well, why would you need distortion pedals for a tube amp? You haven't specified any amps you'd like to know of.


Layering distortions and overdrives over stock distortion on any amp is sweet.

Some tube amps work for it and some don't, just like solid state amps.

Although everyone will shit talk solid state, they're good unless you wanna buy an expensive tube amp. I've found cheaper tube amps like Bugera amps or small watt tube amps to be disappointing.
#6
Quote by Sakke
The amp or the pedal? The amplifier is pretty horrible, there are tons better than that one...
Are you looking for bedroom size amp or venue size amp? That would seriously help.. And also, do you have a budget?


Just for bedroom practice and about a £250 budget
#7
yeah, depending on the amp od and dist pedals work great with tube amps. way better (in general) than with ss amps, if anything.
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yeah, depending on the amp od and dist pedals work great with tube amps. way better (in general) than with ss amps, if anything.


Homo answer.
#9
ah, homophobia. classy.

i don't see what's wrong with what i wrote. if you take a random ss amp and a random tube amp, odds are the tube amp will work better with dirt pedals. That's not to say all tube amps work well with pedals, or all ss amps work badly with them, but on a law of averages kind of thing.

Don't see what's wrong with what I wrote. Especially if he's looking at a tubescreamer.
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Layering distortions and overdrives over stock distortion on any amp is sweet.

Some tube amps work for it and some don't, just like solid state amps.

Although everyone will shit talk solid state, they're good unless you wanna buy an expensive tube amp. I've found cheaper tube amps like Bugera amps or small watt tube amps to be disappointing.

Yeah, but to be more on thread, this guy is on a pretty small-size budget (like I would be). I haven't found Bugera amps that disappointing when keeping in mind that they're 3x cheaper than Peavey 5150s, Mesa Rectifiers and so on. Also, the Blackstar HT series has really surprised me with their tone.
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The amp or the pedal? The amplifier is pretty horrible, there are tons better than that one...
Are you looking for bedroom size amp or venue size amp? That would seriously help.. And also, do you have a budget?


Really, the size shouldn't matter in a venue. It's getting mic'd anyway (it should be) and the level is being controlled by the board, so having a smaller amp cuts down on stage noise, as well as being easier to gig with.
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Really, the size shouldn't matter in a venue. It's getting mic'd anyway (it should be) and the level is being controlled by the board, so having a smaller amp cuts down on stage noise, as well as being easier to gig with.

I've yet to see someone do a stadium size gig with a 15watt combo....
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#13
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ah, homophobia. classy.

i don't see what's wrong with what i wrote. if you take a random ss amp and a random tube amp, odds are the tube amp will work better with dirt pedals. That's not to say all tube amps work well with pedals, or all ss amps work badly with them, but on a law of averages kind of thing.

Don't see what's wrong with what I wrote. Especially if he's looking at a tubescreamer.

Dave, you are right.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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I've yet to see someone do a stadium size gig with a 15watt combo....
I have yet to see anyone on UG playing stadium size gigs....
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I've yet to see someone do a stadium size gig with a 15watt combo....


Doesn't Beck just use two 15 watt Fender Juniors (being miced)?
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I have yet to see anyone on UG playing stadium size gigs....

Point taken. But still, what really matters is that the TS would get some useful info instead of just some ranting from other members of UG.
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#18
Save yourself some money on an overdrive and do it old school. Turn the amp up until it gets to a point that sounds good for a solo sound. Turn the guitar's volume down until it cleans up to a good rhythm sound, turn it down further for cleans. So, if there's a clean part, set your guitar's volume on 2 or 3. Maybe go up to 6 for the chorus or whatever and then crank it for solo time. That's what I do. I've never been able to justify buying an overdrive. Maybe a boost, but not an overdrive.
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I've yet to see someone do a stadium size gig with a 15watt combo....


Nigel Hendroff plays in front of thousands with an old Vox AC15 and a Matchless Spitfire (15 watt). Also, Daniel Carson plays an old Fender Princeton Reverb (15 watt >>>1x10<<< combo) in stereo with his old Vox AC30. Yeah, I know, CCM guitarists, but the venues are still large.
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