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So I am trading an amp for a friends. I know it's 120 watts SS and I know it will sound muddy the higher I push it. I know a guy who has a 200 watt Ibanez amp from way back in the day. Can anyone else please tell me of some SS amp heads I can look for that are 200 watts and higher? No I don't know his amp model, I don't think he does either.
#2
fender metalhead
gets to 500 watts
but damn are you playing huge venues or something
that would be kinda hard to play at ur house
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#3
why. I'm no pro but it seems that if you need that much volume you should go tube. There are ways to not get as muddy as soon, without more wattage. I think 100w tube would be nearly as loud and it just altogether sounds better IMO
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why. I'm no pro but it seems that if you need that much volume you should go tube. There are ways to not get as muddy as soon, without more wattage. I think 100w tube would be nearly as loud and it just altogether sounds better IMO


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fender metalhead
gets to 500 watts
but damn are you playing huge venues or something
that would be kinda hard to play at ur house



I sincerely hope you are joking. The Metalhead must be the worst amp known to humankind.
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#6
I know, but I don't exactly have money to just go throw 1k on a tube amp. I'm preferring solid-state just because. No I'm not playing any huge venues, but one day my goal will be to play with the big boys.
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I know, but I don't exactly have money to just go throw 1k on a tube amp. I'm preferring solid-state just because. No I'm not playing any huge venues, but one day my goal will be to play with the big boys.


Hang on, do you actually have any reason to favour solid state?

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Because Solid-State is made out to scare people away. That's because it's hard to find any 500 watt SS amps out there. I'm looking for a rare SS amp head that hardly anyone's ever heard of that puts out some serious volume[and tone of course]. Just wondering if anyone knew of any.
#10
if you want something because you want "to play with the big boys one day" get a tube amp, tube amps are twice as loud as SS, and usually sound better...

although there are some bands who use the distortion sounds of a SS...but thats kinda specific, lol
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Quote by Leat
Because Solid-State is made out to scare people away. That's because it's hard to find any 500 watt SS amps out there. I'm looking for a rare SS amp head that hardly anyone's ever heard of that puts out some serious volume[and tone of course]. Just wondering if anyone knew of any.

No, it's hard to find 500 watt solid state amps because there's no market for them -the people who could afford to buy them aren't that stupid.

Also your second sentence is kind of an oxymoron in itself....there are hardly any amps that put out "serious" volume becasue they aren't needed, we have these things called PA's nowadays. 120 watts solid state is more power than you'll ever need, 100 watts tube is plain ludicrous.

There's good solid state amps out there, Randalls, Roland JC120, some of the Peavey stuff isn't bad but they rend to be pretty specialised and most of them only do one or two tones well. You'll never get the versatility of a tube amp from a conventional SS. There's also some good modellers, the HD147 springs to mind, sound quality is good but again the response is lacking.

If you want a good amp then go tube, if you just want to piss around with solid states to make some kind of point then go ahead, as long as I'm out of earshot
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