Originally Posted by mattbastardson
It's funny though, guitar seems to be the only instrument we care about amplifying through a tube amp. Vocals, bass, keyboards, horns, almost everything else we hear is run through SS amplification.
There are plenty of tube bass amps out there (and not only SVTs, new models from other manufacturers are coming out all the time), some keyboard players prefer tube amps for amplifying their vintage Hammonds or Rhodes pianos (or at least a tube preamp into a solid state power amp), and there are lots of tube microphones, tube preamps, tube compressors, etc. used in recording studios, specifically for their tone...
BTW, I don't say "tube is better" (only for guitar
), but saying that only guitar players use tubes any more is simply not true!