#2
No, that is a hybrid amp. Pretty much a marketing gimmick, so that people think it is a "tube amp". It has one tube in the preamp, so it supposedly gives it a little more crunch.

What is so special, is that they sound AMAZING. I can't explain it in detail, but that is why there is a thread called "EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT TUBES!". It is only a few up....so go check it out.
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this is a tube amp right?


No.

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and whats so special about tubes?


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#4
is 12 watts of tube loud enough to hear over drums?
i heard tube is loud...
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#5
if the drums aren't mic'd then yes
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#6
I'd say you could hear a 12 watt tube amp over drums, but you may want to test before you buy. Each amp is different.
#7
well how do i test it?
im about to buy online...
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#8
I don't think they sound all that bad (Vox Valvetrinix.) There are solid states that sound better. I actually have more issues with the modeling aspects than I do hybrid in general. Just my opinion, others opinions are just as valid.
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#9
Quote by ugmung
well how do i test it?
im about to buy online...


What 12W amp are you looking at?
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#11
I think that is also a hybrid. Tube amps are usually very expensive...
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#14
Seeing as it doesn't saying anything about the power amp, it's probably hybrid. A hundred is nowhere near enough to get a good tube amp that'll do band stuff- and you probably wouldn't get a good SS, either.
#16
You can buy the Crate V16 Palomino for a little less than the Vox AD50VT. 15W of genuine tube power will compete with 50W of SS power, and be plenty for jamming with a drummer.
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#17
lol
i was looking at that
um
will it take metal?...
gee another problem
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#18
A tube amp for metal is hard to get on a low budget. The Crate could probably get there with a good pedal though.
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#20
well damnit
can i hear the V8 over drums?
the 5 watt?
cause i need a new guitar too...
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#21
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well damnit
can i hear the V8 over drums?
the 5 watt?
cause i need a new guitar too...


Remember to spend more on your amp then your guitar.

I can't tell you from personal experiance, but you should be able to get over drums with the V8
#23
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ok
well i cant trust you
lol
ill ask around

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#24
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it's a hybrid, so basically it's solid state, its not a tube pre-amp, it has tubes in the power amp stage, so when you crank it it gives you a tube-like response, basically "sounds better". Whether its tube or not, it's a great amp.

tube amps just produce more natural frequencies and harmonics, making the sound more pleasing, solid states add some high frequency dissonance to the distortion meaning it can be painful at high volumes, but because of the tubes in the valvetronix, it doesn't have this dissonance so still sounds good, but it isn't quite a tube sound.
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#25
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No, that is a hybrid amp. Pretty much a marketing gimmick, so that people think it is a "tube amp". It has one tube in the preamp, so it supposedly gives it a little more crunch.

What is so special, is that they sound AMAZING. I can't explain it in detail, but that is why there is a thread called "EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT TUBES!". It is only a few up....so go check it out.

valvetronix has the tube in the power amp.
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