"Solid State amps sucks" by JHS

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  1. brookdalebill

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    Thanks, that was fun!
     
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    Chiogtr4x Doctor of Teleocity

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    This is not my actual amp, but my 1st (1976) and 2nd amps ( 1982, #1 was stolen in '80)
    were Yamaha G50-112's. Not a bad little amp!
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    I like tube amps. Aside from the tone, I think it's fun to play with tubes. However, I had a Polytone I bought in 1991, kept it for 18 years because it was good. But it was as heavy as a tube amp.
     
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    When we had used n vintage store, they would occasionally come in. They wouldn’t last long. If regular customers didn’t take them, I kept a book with people’s likes, and a guitarist and bassist that used to play with Al Green would come by for it.
    I just recently saw one I think it had orange knobs it should still be advertised I’m not sure if it’s exactly what you were looking for. i’m in the So. California area just in case it was a local sale.
     
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    What? No Roland Blues Cubes??
     
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    Lol they suck so much I had to buy one lol.

    That pathfinder was juicy! Damn.
     
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    In the last 50 some years, I've had some great tube amps. I've also had tube amps that sucked. In that same 50 some years, I've had some great solid state amps..and solid state amps that sucked.

    As Elton and John said; "Whatever gets you through the night"......Right now running a $40 80's Peavey Studio Pro 112 in stereo with a $150 (shipped) Monoprice 15 watt tuber.

    I could easily small/medium gig with either one, but together the two are quite special.
     
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    If those are the same as that little stack but just in combo form then those are cranking little amps. A good little secret weapon in old studios for cool rhythm tones. Someone told me there’s a few JRC 4558 chips in there...haha!
     
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    39martind18 Friend of Leo's

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    Tube or solid state, if the amp sounds good to you, then it's good. I'm gigging a Tone Master DR because of the lack of weight. Does it sound as good as my 1970 DR? Just about- the TMDR is 95-98% of the '70, tonally. Works well enough for my needs. YMMV
     
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    Several years ago, for fun, I rehoused an Squier SP-10 (yes, that little SS 10w toy-like thing with the 6" speaker ) and found it had multiple JRC4558s in it!

    I screwed the audio OpAmp to the top of the aluminum enclosure (better heat dissipation) and added a speaker output jack to the enclosure as well. When output to a decent speaker it actually sounded much bigger and better than I could have imagined.
    :lol:
     
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    Totally agree. I like tubes but a good SS amp for a working musician (or a non working musician, in fact) makes a lot of sense for many reasons. And yeah, I have found more than one SS amp that is adequate, and then some.

    I am also a big fan of Roland/Boss products. Not only can they produce a really nice sound, but they are durable and built to last. They have proven themselves to me.
     
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    Solid state pedals suck!
     
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    Those ‘80’s Marshall SS were pretty decent amps. I put a Greenback in my Lead 12. Even better than stock.
     
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    The channel selector doesn't suck! LOL
     
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    I didn’t make it through the video, though I do enjoy some of their videos. But anyway, I have the 101 non reverb and it’s awesome. I don’t crave tube amps anymore...at all...seriously.
     
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    I still wanna try one of those, or the little Park amps- I do fine at many of my gigs with my SS Frontman or Pathfinder, still need the complimentary SS Marshall !

    ( which I'd probably own now if I had not gotten the Supro!)
     
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    Yes they do.
     
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    Well l lay the blame squarely at the feet of Django Reinhardt :(
     
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    I own a Quilter Overdrive 200. Two channels, plus a lead boost. As soon as I plugged in and fired it up, it was a keeper.

    While shopping for the Quilter I looked at several other SS amps: ancient Peavey Stereo Chorus was nice and cheap, but also heavier than my Peavey Classic 50 410. Also tried and really liked a JC40, but I was intent on a head unit.

    I’d love to grab another Quilter head with different voicings.
     
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    Regardless of click-bait videos like this, I use a Roland Blues Cube Artist solid state amp because I love the sound. It’s that simple…
     
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