i hear they have some kind of weird hybrid thing in them but there still all tube so could somebody explain this? like the gain stages are solid state or something. i just want to know if it matters tonewise.
Well they use diodes to clip, but to be honest i think they sound very tbe-ish.
there just normal all-valve amps. theres no gibberish about solid state gain stages, both channels on the jcm 900 are valve the only different thing is that channel one goes up to 10 and channel two goes up to 20 (in a literal sense, not just its numbered to 20 instead of 10)
Yeah its still considered "all tube" but like Gabel said...yeah...lol
Last edited by Gutch220 at Aug 1, 2006,
What the hell?
And yeah, they're all valve
the guy told me his jcm900 was 1 channel. do they make 1 channel jcm900s?
^Yes. The SL-X. THe Dual Reverb is better IMO, the SL-X felt like it wanted to be a two channel amp (two gain controls, two volume controls) but was a one channel one.