#3
again? read the stickies. jesus christ on a stick.
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#4
(most) Solidstates sound bad, tubes sound sweet.
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#5
i am reading the stickies, i figured someone could sum it up in a sentence or two. jesus christ on a stick...
#6
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i am reading the stickies, i figured someone could sum it up in a sentence or two. jesus christ on a stick...

tubes amps have tubes. solid state amps use diodes.
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#7
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tubes amps have tubes. solid state amps use diodes.

thanks for that...
#8
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thanks for that...


That's really the only single sentence that can describe the true difference.

Tubes sound warm, transistors (solid state) and digital sound sterile.
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#9
from the stickies i picked up that tubes sound louder. from asking i found out that tubes use tubes and ss' use diodes. i kinda wanted to know if the sound was the same for both or if each played specific types of music better.
thanks for the warm/sterile comment. that cleared things up a bit
#10
Yep, and if you're wondering, tubes can be used for any type of music. Just about all band (excluding local or small bands) use tubes.

Tubes do sound louder per watt than Solid State to the human ear. They also naturally overdrive and distort (and sound better!) as you turn them up. When you crank a solid state amp, generally the louder you crank it, the worse it sounds. Also, Solid State amps can distort when cranked, but it is not the kind of distortion you want to hear.
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#11
Also tubes are usually a lot more dynamic to your playing than a ss amp would be. SS seems to have more of an formulated sound(i guess digital) imo and tubes are more like raw and has some different frequencies that make them seem louder.
#14
hughes and kettner has some good SS amps. the SS's to avoid are the marshall mg's the line 6 spiders, and any other little amp that comes in a starter kit.
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