Tube Amp Aficionado Thread NOT dissing modellers

cherrysunburst00

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Blues/Jazz. Allen Sweet Spot or an '83 Princeton Reverb II that I'm slowly trying to make sound as good as the Allen. I didn't say like the Allen - I want as good as, only different. More work than I initially thought. :D
Pedals are the work of... Satan.

I won't menti
on the solid state thingie here...

:laugh2::thumb:

I play pretty much all classic rock.

I have had quite a few tube amps. Some tube amps I liked. Some tube amps I thought blah. One tube amp I absolutely hated. One tube amp I absolutely loved.

I'm thinking since this is an aficionado thread I'm gonna talk about the tube amp I loved, and miss very, very much.

Ladies & Gentlemen, jammers of all ages, may I introduce the Swart Space Tone 6V6.



This sexy beast isn't just a looker. Even with it's minimal 8" speaker the sound filled up the room better than any 12" speaker I've ever played. It even rivals the 15" speaker I used for my Egnater Rebel 20, and currently use with my Orange OR-15.

With just a volume control, a tone control, and a hot switch, it was simplicity incarnate. I love using pedals and every pedal I put in front of it sounded great. Where it shined of course is at it's sweet spot at the overdrive level.

It will be replaced within the next month or two, but with which Swart amp? That is the question.

Been there myself, Brotha. Had to reacquire Dr Z's Mini Z
 

cherrysunburst00

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Rack mount wah and Jmp1? :D

Modelling amps can be very usefull and can sound very very good.
And tube amps are their own category of awsome tonez.

It's a bit like you Americans laughing about the small cars here in Europe and Asia, and we laugh about the huge ass fuel burning monsters you're driving. Well, neither suck, they just each have their own area in which they work best. Use the wrong vehicle for the wrong purpose, yes you're an idiot. Use the wrong amp for the wrong purpose, yes you're an idiot.

Dont hate A because you use B and vice versa


For bandrep I use an Engl tube amp, dont even know the model but it has everything you need: line out, PA out, effect loop, reverb on both channels, foot switchable volume boost. The perfect allround amp. Tone isn't the best tube tone ever but for loud playing it sure works better than my VOX Valvetronix.

Oh, my valvetronix is amazing by the way, so many different sounds from 1 amp and it sounds really good too. Too bad it doesn't do high volumes so well. But hey, that is what they're for right? Low volume practice

AMEN, my Friend, AMEN very nicely phrased:thumb:. Do y'all REALLY laugh at our gas-guzzling V-8's :laugh2:? Just part of Americana and they're a BLAST to drive. Somewhat akin to CRANKING one's music LOUD; it's just fun (although after 39 years of cranking Sabbath, I'm a bit hard of hearing--WHAT?) .
 

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Tude amp still have that very cool thing about them.
 

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Working on the little Vox and telling Lina that it's a toaster was fun.
 

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I've only had one modeling amp in my life, a line6 spider. It only lasted 6 months before I put it on the bay.

I've got a DRRI that I just re tubed with TAD tubes, sounds great for 70's eagles types of tones.

It made such a drastic difference I ordered some more TAD's and a Sovtek LPS for my DSL40, which I mostly use for British rock, 90's+ Rock.
 

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The rest of the herd

'60s Danelectro DM10 running through the 212 cab in the background

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fx1WSmGU65A[/ame]

'65 & '67 Silvertone 1482's

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKL9Lw0CB1o[/ame]

'47 Masco MA25P

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2V_yZaAYSU[/ame]

Tweaker 15



Peavey 6505+

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPH_UoYUgtc[/ame]

Peavey Delta Blues



Marshall 2266 Vintage Modern

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kbe3mAJGSw[/ame]

I'm an old fashion kind of guy. I prefer to just plug into the real thing and turn them up.
 

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Love me some toobs. :naughty:

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...and yes, pedals belong on bicycles. :cool:
 

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For mainly playing in my small condo on lower volumes, does it really matter if it's tube or modeling
 

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