#1
hey everyone im looking to pick up a new amp. Im looking for a class A amp. If anyone has any suggestions please feel free to share them. I would prefer an older amp used amp,
#4
Without knowing your style.

A palomino is an A class amp. But that's on the top of my head. As said above, what is style and budget?
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Do you want a small tube amp? Most of the tube amps I've seen use AB (more efficient or something...).
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Class AB don't overheat as much.
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Quote by kyle62
You kidding?


No, I'm not kidding. I'm sick as goddam of people assuming that class A means it sounds better. 99% of people on this forum don't know the difference, and couldn't tell if they did.

I'm going to say what I already posted in another thread:

Class of operation means almost nothing to the sound of an amplifier.
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#14
Actually I agree for the most part - people rush out and buy a 'class A' amp because they've heard people saying it's better. I think most people assume it's better because most small class-A amps come without all the complex tone circuits, effects and channel switching - which gives a purer tone path. In this case I'd assume the threadstarter is looking for a simple, single channel amp of low to moderate wattage...

In which case...what styles d'you plan on using it for?
#15
yeah, and i want a class H amp. i guess i can settle for F if need be. a bit of light reading people: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_amplifier
you can even just skip to the section on classes.

now TS, for a class A amp the ones i can think of off the top of my head are:
smaller crate palominos
epi valve junior
blackheart little giant

so try those out and see what you like.
#16
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Because it sounds awesome.


WROOOOOOOOOOONG

Class of operation has nothing with sound to do. If you were to play two identical amps, but one being Class A and one being A/B, I doubt you'd notice the difference.
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Quote by Gabel
WROOOOOOOOOOONG

Class of operation has nothing with sound to do. If you were to play two identical amps, but one being Class A and one being A/B, I doubt you'd notice the difference.

The italics indicated sarcasm...
#19
I could tell the difference. True class A amps have what's called tube sag, additional midrange compression and the speaker doesn't tend to come to "rest" as quickly. Be aware that the vast majority of amps using the term "class A" are really class A/B. The 5 watt tube amps are Class A.
Here's a resource you should read:
http://studentweb.eku.edu/justin_holton/tubes.html
Look up class A, also lots of essential tube amp knowledge. I bookmarked it.