#1
Well, how do you differentiate between a tube amp and a SS amp? Other than tone-wise difference, are there any other differences? I mean, how do you look at an amp and find out if it's tube or SS without playing it? I know it's noobish but i have to learn... The confusion is bcoz i have a local made amp. It's decent, but i don't know if it's tube or SS...
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#2
Look if it has tubes?
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#3
Generally, it would say somewhere on it that it's a valve amp. But looking round the back is a sure way to find out. If you can see glass valves in there, it's a valve amp. If it has no valves, it's a solid state.
#5
Hmmm... I did look back. I didn't find any tubes. It's kinda covered in a casing... So... I started doubting which kinda amp i have bcoz everytime i turn it on or off, it gives a 'thud' sound... I had a feeling that if its tube, then maybe im not using it right, which is why im getting that sound...
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#6
It sounds solid state, my Yamaha POS does that too, one way to check is standby switch, also does it sound better or worse as you increase the volume, if its the latter, then you have solid state.
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well since you should know the model or at least the brand, why dont you google it?


Hehe lol, should've done that... Another reason i got suspicious was bcoz it says drive instead of distortion.... Do all amps say so? I really have no clue...
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Hmmm... I did look back. I didn't find any tubes. It's kinda covered in a casing... So... I started doubting which kinda amp i have bcoz everytime i turn it on or off, it gives a 'thud' sound... I had a feeling that if its tube, then maybe im not using it right, which is why im getting that sound...
Solid state amps can do that, too.

One sure way to know. When the amp has been turned off for a while, try playing immediately after you turn the power on.

IF you get sound within a few seconds --- Solid State.

IF you have to wait 20 seconds or more and it gradually gets louder for a minute -- Tube.


Good luck,
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Solid state amps can do that, too.

One sure way to know. When the amp has been turned off for a while, try playing immediately after you turn the power on.

IF you get sound within a few seconds --- Solid State.

IF you have to wait 20 seconds or more and it gradually gets louder for a minute -- Tube.


Good luck,
SYK


Thanks man! I'll try that...
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Solid state amps can do that, too.

One sure way to know. When the amp has been turned off for a while, try playing immediately after you turn the power on.

IF you get sound within a few seconds --- Solid State.

IF you have to wait 20 seconds or more and it gradually gets louder for a minute -- Tube.


Good luck,
SYK


Nope. Some hybrids take a while to warm up too.
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Yea my Laney LV200 Hybrid takes a little while to warm up aswell
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Nope. Some hybrids take a while to warm up too.
ALL hybrids take a while to warm up. That's because they have TUBES in them.
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ALL hybrids take a while to warm up. That's because they have TUBES in them.


They're not valve amps, though, are they. Which is what he asked for
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#16
You could just open up the box and take a peek. If you don't know how to use a screwdriver, ask someone else to help you.

I'll guess that it's not tube, based on that you wrote you can't see any. Most of the time the tubes will not be locked in with no ventilation, as that will increase the temperature.
#19
Well, checked it out... It's not a Valve amp... SS....
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