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Are you really able to get a different rangew of sounds from a tube amp then what you could get from a transistor amp. I am saving up to get a Bugera 333XL Amp Head that is all tube.
#2
Yes. Tube amps run circles around solid state amps.
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ive had 3 solid state amps. and my tube drop kicks them all in the nuts. i love the tone, volume, clean, and distortion i get out of it. its a much more natural, smooth, warm tone out of mine. tubes ftw
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Tubes rule. I have yet to hear a solid state that wasn't raspy and the louder you have it the raspier it gets. Now if you just play clean, then yeah an ss will do but not for any overdrive.
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Are you really able to get a different rangew of sounds from a tube amp then what you could get from a transistor amp. I am saving up to get a Bugera 333XL Amp Head that is all tube.

It's all about getting the right amp that's voiced for what you want to play.
Not every tube amp is suited for every tone/player.
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Yeah in my band we have two tube amps there old school jtm 45 type copies i think and the tone is very limited one tone only really but the tones good so we dont mind.
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It's all about getting the right amp that's voiced for what you want to play.
Not every tube amp is suited for every tone/player.


TUBE TUBE TUBE TUBE TUBE !

tube amps produce even numbered harmonics (naturally pleasing to the human ear) and SS produce odd numbered harmonics (natrually displeasing to the human ear)

the "incorrectly voiced" tube amp will still give you a better sound than a "correctly voiced" SS amp - thats what stomp boxes are for.

playing a valve amp is like having the cotton wool removed from your ears - especially in a band situation.

GET A TUBE AMP !!
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Do tube amps get a different range of sounds? No, not really. But, very generally, they'll be better at the genre they are geared towards than most any SS amp. If you want a huge range of sounds and effects and such, then a SS modeller is going to be what gives you the most choices, but you'll sacrifice the tone you'd get from a tube amp.

Very, very generally.
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TUBE TUBE TUBE TUBE TUBE !

tube amps produce even numbered harmonics (naturally pleasing to the human ear) and SS produce odd numbered harmonics (natrually displeasing to the human ear)

the "incorrectly voiced" tube amp will still give you a better sound than a "correctly voiced" SS amp - thats what stomp boxes are for.

playing a valve amp is like having the cotton wool removed from your ears - especially in a band situation.

GET A TUBE AMP !!
Except valves produce odd harmonics also, whatever.

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It's all about getting the right amp that's voiced for what you want to play.
Not every tube amp is suited for every tone/player.



+1.... being a tube guy, I still find that a tube amp is NOT always the right tool for the job! So consider your amp choice carefully based on what you want to accomplish with it, and the tones to do so.


As far as versatility in the tone, that depends on alot of other factors... what guitar you have, pedals, how the tone is dialed in...etc.

With the tube amps I have used, I have found a large variety of tone changes with using only ONE channel on the amp with ONE guitar and no pedal. It is all done with the volume, pick up selector, and tone knob on the guitar. Take the tube amp and turn it up to the "sweet spot" for tube saturation and/or past, then control the amount of gain and tone with your guitars volume, tone knob, and pick up selector.... in doing this you can get a whole variety of tones right at your finger tips. Not only can you do this with the settings on the guitar, but by how you attack the strings while playing!

here are some examples using tube amps varying tones using only the guitar to modify tone:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvTSdH8H12A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLi8V3GXZR4
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I don't think tube amps are as versatile as SS as far as emulating a variety of genre's. If they were, some of us wouldn't have more than one. But what they do, they do well, if it's a quality amp.
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It's all about getting the right amp that's voiced for what you want to play.
Not every tube amp is suited for every tone/player.


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TUBE TUBE TUBE TUBE TUBE !

tube amps produce even numbered harmonics (naturally pleasing to the human ear) and SS produce odd numbered harmonics (natrually displeasing to the human ear)

the "incorrectly voiced" tube amp will still give you a better sound than a "correctly voiced" SS amp - thats what stomp boxes are for.

playing a valve amp is like having the cotton wool removed from your ears - especially in a band situation.

GET A TUBE AMP !!

Wow. You're a moron. no amount of stompboxes is going to turn a Fender HRD into convincing metal machine.
Tube isn't always the answer, although, when it is, it's a pretty nice answer.