Why are tube amp people so adamant. Solid state has much to offer.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Cheap guitar guy, May 30, 2019.

  1. bblumentritt

    bblumentritt Tele-Afflicted Platinum Supporter

    Posts:
    1,803
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2012
    Location:
    Austin, Texas
    Actually, my point was that used tube amps are more valuable that used SS amps; people are willing to pay more for a tube amp than for a solid state amp.
     
  2. bblumentritt

    bblumentritt Tele-Afflicted Platinum Supporter

    Posts:
    1,803
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2012
    Location:
    Austin, Texas
    I did a quick scan of Facebook Marketplace for used amps. Most of the Fender and Marshall used tube amps were over $750. Most of the used solid state amps were <$200. Supply and demand. More demand = higher prices.
     
  3. Frodebro

    Frodebro Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Age:
    49
    Posts:
    14,356
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2012
    Location:
    Seattle
    You won't find a Kemper used for under $1500. Higher-end units sell for more used than the cheap stuff, tube and SS/digital alike.
     
    3-Chord-Genius likes this.
  4. 3-Chord-Genius

    3-Chord-Genius Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    5,878
    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2015
    Location:
    Winchester, VA
    That's only part of the story. If an amplifier is less expensive new, it's going to be less expensive used, most likely. The comment above this one is a perfect illustration of this.
     
  5. LPBlue

    LPBlue Tele-Holic

    Age:
    63
    Posts:
    755
    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2003
    Location:
    Markdale, Ontario
    Tubey, or not tubey...that is the question?:twisted:
     
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.


  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.