#1
Hi guys,

im relatively new to guitar and as a first im im getting the Cube 30X.

Anyway i just wanna know the difference between a valve amp and tube amp and solid state and all that....

Thanks
#2
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#3
a valve amp and a tube amp are the same thing

basically, a solid state amp uses transistors to amplify the signal and tube amps use vaccuum somethingorother tubes

the louder you play a tube amp, the signal "breaks up" and sweet natural tube overdrive happens

solid state amps are cheaper, but the louder you play then you start to get nasty, harsh SS clipping and it sounds nasty

long story short: tube sounds better but is a bit more expensive

the cube is SS, its supposed to be one of the better ones, but im not convinced

also: you seem like you'd benefit from this...

DO NOT BUY A MARSHALL MG SERIES AMP

or a line6 spider for that matter

EDIT: what he said^
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#5
I think America calls it Tubes and us Brits call them Valves. That's why you get Vox Valvetronix rather than Vox Tubetronix - it's a British company.

Solid states, like stevo said, use transistors, and obviously Valve amps use Valves. Generally valves give you a better tone, but the benefits of a solid state are: Size - you're fitting circuits in rather than valves; Cost - Solid states are cheaper; Maintenance - you don't really need to take extra care of solid state amps, unlike valves, which need to be at the right temperature etc. and eventually need replacing (the valve, not the amp) after a while.
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#6
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I think America calls it Tubes and us Brits call them Valves. That's why you get Vox Valvetronix rather than Vox Tubetronix - it's a British company.

Solid states, like stevo said, use transistors, and obviously Valve amps use Valves. Generally valves give you a better tone, but the benefits of a solid state are: Size - you're fitting circuits in rather than valves; Cost - Solid states are cheaper; Maintenance - you don't really need to take extra care of solid state amps, unlike valves, which need to be at the right temperature etc. and eventually need replacing (the valve, not the amp) after a while.


BUT

if a solid state goes, especially a modeller, it really goes. wheras most valve amps are usually a simple fix
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