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#1
Im just curious what you guys would think the best solid state amp would be. Im already a tube amp person and I think my favorite SS is an Orange Crush.
#2
I have only heard negative things about those Crush amps.
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#3
Personal preference.

But, for me, A line 6 vetta.

Also, if the orange crush is your favorite SS amp, you haven't haven't played many.
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#5
Roland Jc-120 is the best I've ever played through
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The roland cube 60 is pretty good. I almost got but then I got a Fender 65r, best solid state amp I've heard yet.


I really, REALLY hope you're joking.
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Quote by Minderbinder
Roland Jc-120 is the best I've ever played through

This, for cleans at least.

Also I'm going to have to go with the Cube 60 too, even though it's technically a modeling amp (right?)
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Quote by idonthavefleas
This, for cleans at least.

Also I'm going to have to go with the Cube 60 too, even though it's technically a modeling amp (right?)

Yes, but it's still solid state.

I'd say the Lab Series amps that BB King uses are pretty good.
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#16
The peavey vypyr when it comes out
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#17
i have a question. Are the orange crush amps bad?
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#18
I liked the Line 6 Flextone. Much better than the Spider....
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#19
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The peavey vypyr when it comes out


How do you know it's the best SS amp when you haven't even played it or heard it yet? Just out of curiosity....
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#20
I like Jazz Chorus amps, and yes, BB King's Lab Series 2x12 is sex.
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#21
Quote by TNfootballfan62
How do you know it's the best SS amp when you haven't even played it or heard it yet? Just out of curiosity....


He's falling for hype.

I doubt it will be worse compared to the SS modeling amps in it's price range, but until it comes out for all we know it could be a flop, a level-field competitor, or absolutely destroy the competition.

Sales should be good for them though, people love buying things with more knobs and lights then something the same price with less knobs and lights.
#22
Blue Tone Pro30

hands down. played briefly on one a few years back, the best solid state amp I've ever heard.
#23
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How do you know it's the best SS amp when you haven't even played it or heard it yet? Just out of curiosity....



It's called.. Peavey website
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#24
^So you know it's a good amp because of Peavey's website? I'm not following you. You haven't played it, right? Then how can you know it's good?
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#25
Based off features and the tone from the videos it sounds great, and its not a bad price either.
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#26
I'm with kyle on this one. You can't possibly say that the vypyrs will be the best SS amps because they're not even out yet! And even then, I doubt they will be the best. Although they will probably be better than spiders and MGs.
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#27
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I'm with kyle on this one. You can't possibly say that the vypyrs will be the best SS amps because they're not even out yet! And even then, I doubt they will be the best. Although they will probably be better than spiders and MGs.


exactly but over half the people here have never played half the stuff they recommend or have opinions on. They just assume it. Like everyone that says "go get a used 5150" Half of them have never even played one but they assume because its tube and affordable then it's got to be the right choice and so many people come on here regretting listening to it!
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I'd go for a Randall RG100 or an old Marshall Valvestate (8000 series)
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#31
Quote by Axle543
Im just curious what you guys would think the best solid state amp would be. Im already a tube amp person and I think my favorite SS is an Orange Crush.

Sorry man, but this is gay.

'best solid state amp would be' ......- for what? For you? For us? For someone else?

Depends right? Best is relative.

I like oranges and apples.
#32
Quote by Fama
Yes, but it's still solid state.



no.

Its a modeling amp. Do we really have to do this again?

A modeling amp is not a SS amp. Totally different thing.


I've played through a Roland JC and thought it was pretty good.... as is a Peavy Bandit, for SS amps.
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#33
A modelling amp uses solid state technology.
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#34
OK, so I'm gonna stop the "modeling is SS" argument now. This is from a past thread... this should clear any doubts up... sorry its so long, but this topic really galls me....

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Ok. You don't have to take my word for it. Take the professionals word for it. Here are some interesting links for you to review.

Keep in mind that I do not debate that Modeling amps are based on SS parts, or in the case of the Spider Valve tube parts, but they are neither, and are in a class of their own.

from this link: http://www.sweetwater.com/shop/guitars/guitar-amps/buying-guide.php you can read this:

Types Of Amplifiers
There are four types of guitar amplifiers: Solid-state (analog), Tube, Modeling (digital), and Hybrids.

Solid-state Amps: These amps are called solid-state because they use transistors for their preamp and power sections instead of tubes. They are very reliable and seldom need repairs. They often have a very clean tone, although many come with "distortion" channels also. These amps are popular with players looking for a sturdy, reliable touring amp.

Tube Amps: Tube amps preferred by many guitarists for their warm, fat tone and "organic" distortion. Tube amps usually sound louder than solid-state amps of the same wattage and have a definite "feel" that you don't get from solid-state amps. Most tube amps have separate channels that can switch from clean to distorted tones instantly. Tube performance can deteriorate over time, so tubes need changing occasionally.

Modeling Amps (Digital Amps): Modeling amps use digital processors to simulate the sound of old-fashioned tube technology. Using software that "models" the sound of tube amplifiers (and cabinets), these amps put the sound of numerous amps in one box. Modeling amps are programmable, and often have built-in digital effects such as delay, chorus, etc. Some include digital or analog outputs with speaker simulation for going direct into a recording interface or PA system.

Hybrid Amps: Combining the best of each type of amp into one package, these amps use an actual tube in conjunction with the solid state power section of their amps. Marshall Valvestate amps use tubes in the preamp section and solid state circuitry in the power section to create a tube tone without requiring the use of power tubes.

further, you can read these links to see how the amps are described/marketed/categorized by their manufacturers:

Line 6 Vetta
Line 6 HD 147
Hughes & Kettner
Spider Valve

here is an article talking about the types of amps comparing them

Point being guys, all these amps perform different functions and have different purposes. The reason that there is the differentiation is so that we can quickly understand what the desired results of the amps are. It matters not what powers the digital modeling amp, in terms of describing it AS a Digital Modeling amp. You *could* call them SS, you *could* call them tube, but both of these classifications are wrong.
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#35
Solid state = semiconductors, and as you said, solid state amps use transistors. Digital stuff uses semiconductors as well, like ICs.
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#36
Roland cube, peavey bandit
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EDIT: i checked out that vypyr amp, and it really looks like it could be an amazing amp.
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#37
Quote by Minderbinder
Roland Jc-120 is the best I've ever played through
Likewise.

I'm actually considering selling mine though; I really don't use it enough.
#38
Quote by darkarbiter7
You can't possibly say that the vypyrs will be the best SS amps because they're not even out yet!


for being logical!

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#39
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I'm with kyle on this one. .

+ 3 at this point? My math in the morning sucks.

Edit: CourderoyEW's JC sounded pretty wicked in his clips, had me screaming "fender tube" in the comparison thread... But I'm a cleans-*****...
#40
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