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my new theory about tube fans

Discussion in 'Modeling Amps, Plugins and Apps' started by mister natural, Apr 25, 2014.

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  1. Tele Convert

    Tele Convert Tele-Holic

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    Apr 1, 2013
    Illinois

    What he said
     

  2. mbattr

    mbattr TDPRI Member

    84
    Aug 29, 2013
    Evansvilee, IN
    Yeah, I wasn't smart enough to realize I'd "kicked a hornet's nest" a few months ago when I asked why some people like artificially "relic'd" guitars----yikes, my bad! They closed that thread pretty fast...
     

  3. bluesmiester

    bluesmiester TDPRI Member

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    Jun 20, 2014
    Hendersonville, NC
    Look what the pros use. Then we'll discuss which is better. It really depends on what your playing. If you prefer metal. Then tubes usually aren't for you. There are those metal heads still using tubes. And if thats what they like. Stick with what works for you. I just feel tubes give you a sound technology has not yet mimic'd. And thats from a guy who went from solid state to all tube boutique.
     

  4. tele salivas

    tele salivas Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 5, 2008
    Tulsa
    It hasn't been closed because nobody is really doing anything to upset anybody. We have to understand, there are lots more people reading this thing than just a bunch of hack pickers and semi-paid players. There are also lots of future hack pickers and semi-paid players who will be needing to learn to listen to bad advice for many years to come.
     

  5. Jebrone Lames

    Jebrone Lames Banned

    617
    Dec 25, 2012
    florida
    Tubes for playing loud. Solid state modelling for low volume stuff.
     

  6. 6942

    6942 Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    64
    Apr 15, 2006
    Santa Fe, NM
    I've been building my own audio/stereo tube amps for some time now.
    Here's the.....formula:

    1) Wait until dark then turn it on.
    2) Put on an old Beatles, Stones, Janis Joplin, etc. CD.
    3) Crack open a cold beer (Dos XXX, Tecate, Bass Ale).
    4) Enjoy the moment, while your musical nightlights glow in the background. :D


    Steve
     

  7. Drubbing

    Drubbing Friend of Leo's

    Which pros?

    Jonny Greenwood
    Johnny Marr
    Santana
    John Fogerty
    BB King
    Joe Strummer
    Robben Ford
    George Benson
    Robert Fripp
    Metallica
    Buddy Guy

    Pros use whatever works for them. Or whatever they like that they happen to get paid to use.
     

  8. Jim Dep

    Jim Dep Friend of Leo's

    May 23, 2010
    Northern Colorado
    The Mustangs are, when set up properly.
     

  9. Jim Dep

    Jim Dep Friend of Leo's

    May 23, 2010
    Northern Colorado
    Let's take a look at this;

    Two weeks ago, you were bashing Mustangs left and right, made some comment that your friend had one and you didn't like it.

    Now you're saying you OWN a Mustang V head ?
    So you just sorta forgot you owned one 2 weeks ago, or
    you bashed them 2 weeks ago so you went out and bought one?

    Could happen.

    Let's see if I've got this straight.

    You didn't like your friend's Mustang so you ran out and bought one and
    now you are bashing it.

    Wher'm I going wrong? I'm sorry to sound so critical of this.
    I'm really not, just confused.


    Well.......as we digress, hopefully our good friends up the latter can close the thread... :)
     
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  10. haggardfan1

    haggardfan1 Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2014
    down every road
    Really? I cannot believe I ever started looking at this thread.
     

  11. Jim Dep

    Jim Dep Friend of Leo's

    May 23, 2010
    Northern Colorado

    Maybe we can end this on a positive note. Here we have a Merle Haggard fan
    who quotes Psalms 33:3 for his signature. You are a man of integrity and I'm sorry you've been subjected to this.

    There's better Rainbow Stew to be found. :)

    "Sing unto Him a new song; Play skilfully with a loud noise"

    Never said it had to have tubes.......:lol:
     

  12. haggardfan1

    haggardfan1 Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2014
    down every road
    Same to you, my friend. Thank you for your kind and intelligent words.
     

  13. chesire

    chesire Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Feb 17, 2010
    The Ol' Pueblo
    Man, it is amazing to me how certain thread topics can fire up this forum. The right fuel can make some of the nicest people I've met online quite fiendish.

    Next time the OP should mention the music of John Mayer and Nickelback, JHS pedals, Freakish Blues, Pointy head stocks vs Teles and top it off with a nod toward death metal shredders being solid state, Crate fans and political hate speech enthusiasts.
     

  14. Jim Dep

    Jim Dep Friend of Leo's

    May 23, 2010
    Northern Colorado
    Can we throw in Bruce Springsteen and the Dixie Chicks?
     

  15. Jim Dep

    Jim Dep Friend of Leo's

    May 23, 2010
    Northern Colorado
    You're welcome and THANK YOU, sincerely.

    God Bless.
     

  16. tedro

    tedro Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 4, 2010
    7th Galaxy
    yep, too limited, obviously. :oops:
     

  17. perttime

    perttime Tele-Holic

    930
    Apr 13, 2014
    Finland
    What about '80s analog solidstate snobs?

    :p

    Because I quite enjoy my SS amp made in '80s.
    I'm not quite convinced that I want amps using lightbulbs for power - and I don't want ALL my time to go into playing with software, however well hidden under some knobs.
     

  18. Warm Gums

    Warm Gums Friend of Leo's

    Mar 29, 2009
    not here
    Actually these people exist…
    I recently picked up an old Polytone Mini Brute on the cheep; needs some work most importantly a new speaker, so I "Googled that up"..
    WHOAH!
    IF YOU AREN'T RUNNING A 4 OHM EMINENCE YOR ARENT PLAYING A POLYTONE!
    Seriously MAJOR debates about this and other such goodies on some of the Jazz forums. Some poor guy opined that he might "drop a JBL in there" not pretty…
     

  19. Boblets

    Boblets Friend of Leo's

    Sep 15, 2008
    Brisbane Australia
    I am saying this mainly because I wanted to have a go at using smilies :p

    I think the notes one plays through the amplifier are more important than the amplifier. :rolleyes:
     

  20. Jbnaxx

    Jbnaxx Tele-Meister

    194
    Jan 31, 2011
    Arkansas
    I think the notes one plays through the amplifier are more important than the amplifier.

    ^^^ This +1
     

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