I don't think I've ever seen a tube amp designed to sound like a solid state amp, I wonder why? Maybe because the benchmark electric guitar tones all come from tube amps?One thing I don't really understand is why, in most tube vs solid state discussions, the quality of a solid state amplifier is measured by its ability to sound like a tube amplifier.
Isn't that funny?
Because it often is, rather like the ability to drive nails is an intrinsic quality of a hammer, that a screwdriver does not possess.Am I speaking blasphemy at the altar of tone? Maybe… but I can’t help thinking we can fuss an awful lot about “tone”, as being an intrinsic quality of the amp, rather than ”the ability to get the tone I want”, as a function of the amp.
Cool, sell off all your gear and replace it with a Hello Kitty Strat and a Gorilla amp, since the audience won't know the difference.Glad you can but the audience won't.
Often times I find that at the point where I'm happy with my guitar tone, whatever unfortunate bastards wandered into the skid row bar that demonstrated a profound lack of judgement by booking my band are not.But I care and it/the sound/tone begins with me. If I'm not happy, the audience won't be either.