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Solid state or Tube

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Jesse1973, Nov 25, 2019.

  1. bftfender

    bftfender Poster Extraordinaire

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    jamming on my idea of a modeler today. Dimed its just the right level..you can hear the mojo as you get past 3 O'clock. It opens up that tone & dynamics. t buckers were sounding good . recorded very well. Reach VM (2).jpg
     
  2. Jesse1973

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    Modeler?What exactly is your”modeler”?I forgot to mention space is at a premium too .Half stacks although I would love to have one are a no go.Its one of the reasons I was looking at the H&K grandmeister and 1x12 or combo like the PRRI


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  3. teleforumnoob

    teleforumnoob Friend of Leo's

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    Right now my silent rig is headphones an a little Micro Cube. Sits right on the desktop alongside the tablet or laptop which plugs right in. Headphone out sounds pretty good, better than some others I've tried, even tho I don't have high end studio phones or anything. 5-6 amps sims on one knob. Chorus or flange and reverb or delay on 2 knobs. Gain, Tone, and Master Vol. I like simple. Its selling now for $149 but I'm pretty sure I paid less a couple of years ago at the local GC. Without headphones, meh. But anything else at whisper vol aint gonna sound that great anyway.
    That leaves you a max of $1800 to get yourself a really nice little 1-12 tube combo to play out with.
     
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    lammie200 Friend of Leo's

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    If you want tinnitus go digital/solid state. If you want to sleep well at night go tube.
     
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  6. tidalcast

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    This makes absolutely no sense.
     
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    I think you could get a Kemper for that much. May be worth looking into.
     
  8. lammie200

    lammie200 Friend of Leo's

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    You’re right. I forgot to add that your ears will bleed if you use digital/solid state. It’s a yoke, mon.
     
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    Some new and fantastic kind of joke that doesn’t have a punchline and doesn’t bother trying to be funny. What a time to be alive.
     
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  10. ping-ping-clicka

    ping-ping-clicka Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    the amp used by the Melvins Guitarist King Buzzo was a solid state amp.
    The Sunn concert lead amp Buzz Osborne used on the first two MELVINS albums.
    Thats funny it doesn't smell like fake amplifier.
    I really like buzzos sound and I am a fan of use
    A guy makes replicas of the Beta lead amps for Buzzo at Hilbish amps in Virginia.https://hilbishdesign.bigcartel.com/product/beta-preamplifier

    a great interview and and explanation of Buzzos set up
     
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  11. lammie200

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    I forget to mention that you will burn you’re fingers if you touch a hot tube.

    It’s the same as the rosewood vs. maple fret board argument. It’s a preference. Both have their strengths and weaknesses. Nothing new there.
     
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  12. Ed Storer

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    If you have to ask this forum, go SS. You may find the tones and volumes right there. You may wind up a less expensive amp (of equality quality and power) than a tube amp and it may suit you.

    Keep trying other amps and you may come across the amps that really deliver the tone in your head.

    In general, a SS amp will be more reliable than tube, but the tube amp will be easier to fix. Not always true. Amps with sockets and tubes mounted on PCB are non-starters in my book; SS amps have PCB mounted sockets, but no tubes.
     
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  13. teleforumnoob

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    My wonderful wife bought me a Carr Rambler. Way nicer amp than I deserve. Absolutely beautiful Fender cleans and the best verb and trem I've ever heard on an amp.
    Still, I have GAS for an Orange Crush 60 to pair with it for a wet/dry rig.
     
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    I’m a fan of the orange micro terror. It’s a hybrid amp. It uses a tube in the preamp section but the power amp section is solid state. It’s 20 watts which is surprisingly loud with the right speakers.
     
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    There are tube amps with headphone out now.

    2 that come to mind are:

    Mesa MKV:25
    Peavey 20 MH
     
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    My primary amp is the Mesa Boogie Mark V:25. Sounds fantastic and can get ear splitting my loud if needed. The built in CabClone DI is “fair”. It could be used in a pinch but I prefer taking the edge off with a Weber Mini Mass...
     
  17. FenderGuy53

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    Solid State.

    Sound Great. Affordable. Lighter. Smaller Footprint. No Recurring Costs.

    Too many good ones out there to not take a chance on one.
     
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    what are you talking about?
     
  19. lammie200

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    I am teasing about the conversation, but there is such a thing as ear fatigue. The odd/even order harmonics debate may come into play. Just sayin'.
     
  20. cyclopean

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    ok. ear fatigue and tinnitus aren't really the same. the slight hum in my left ear isn't really the same experience as hour six of a punk fest.
     
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