Tube Amp Snobbery

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  1. BigJza

    BigJza Senior Member

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    Is this what it has come to?

    I mean really...I read some posts around here and people speak of SS amps like they are the plague. Let's be candid...I love tube amps...hell, I love amps. Over the last year or so I have test driven A LOT of amps....SS and tubes. The fact is that tube amps do not fit all applications, and vice versa.

    I used to jam with a V5 Crate all tube, sounded great, cranked and wide open. But really, sonically it is pretty much one dimensional.

    I first started playing 18 years ago through a shite Gorilla 25w SS amp, and at that time in my life it was a legend...now not so much lmao.

    My point of this rant is, I get rather disappointed when people say get a tube amp just because...well it's a tube amp. They are NOT for every situation, and there are plenty of decent SS amps out there.

    BTW I am hooked on modeling amps at the moment lmao

    Rant over...

    PS...My 75w SS will crush you lmao
     
  2. Boleskinehouse

    Boleskinehouse Senior Member

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    No, it won't. :laugh2::laugh2:
     
  3. Torren61

    Torren61 Senior Member

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    Clips.
     
  4. mattymel

    mattymel Senior Member

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    if you have to rant...you'll never know.
    SS sucks...but modeling is the devil!
     
  5. BigJza

    BigJza Senior Member

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    It goes to 13

    lol
     
  6. BigJza

    BigJza Senior Member

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    You miss the point.
    And I'll rant if I so choose.

    Keep the hate comin' ladies!
     
  7. BigJza

    BigJza Senior Member

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    clips of what?

    every amp I have ever played in every venue I have ever played in.

    Perhaps I am being misunderstood. In no way am I stating SS superiority or claiming my 500 dollar Peavey is the holy grail.

    All I am saying is people should realize that tube amps are not for every situation, and it can be misleading to newer players on how to build their rig for their own situation by just saying..."get a tube amp".
     
  8. GibsonByBirth

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    I have had modeling, SS and tube. Tube rules. If you need it for small spaces, get low wattage.
     
  9. BigJza

    BigJza Senior Member

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    Yes but what style of music do you play?

    What about if you are a 15 year old kid who wants to play metalcore?

    Just buy a 15 watt tube and run about 6 pedals into it? lol
     
  10. BillB1960

    BillB1960 Senior Member

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    You're absolutely correct, tube amps are not for every situation. They're only right for situations where you want to sound good! :naughty:
     
  11. phastestgunn

    phastestgunn Senior Member

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    If you know what you're doing and how to tweak the knobs you can get a great sound out of some SS amps. So good that 99% of the tube snobs wouldn't be able to tell. :dude:
     
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    LPV Senior Member

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    I have nothing against SS amps, other than they sound like shit. :)
     
  13. phastestgunn

    phastestgunn Senior Member

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    Uh Oh... I'm prolly gonna get flamed for that :lol:
     
  14. BigJza

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    WRONG!

    You could give me a '59 and a Fender Twin and I would still sound like crap!
     
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    phastestgunn Senior Member

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    Al Gore didn't invent the Internet but he did make up Global Warming

    I love that!!!!!!!!
     
  16. BigJza

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    Thanks for taking some of the heat off me...

    Actually it would be fun to do a comparison with someone who's game.
     
  17. GibsonByBirth

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    I don't care what helps a 15 year old play metalcore. It will still sound bad even on a tube.
     
  18. BigJza

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    And there is the snobbery.

    :thumb:

    Thanks for setting me straight.... :rolleyes:
     
  19. phastestgunn

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    I gotta learn how to do a video and upload. I'd like to see if they can tell. :dude:
     
  20. GibsonByBirth

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    Don't be afraid of the tubes.
     

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