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    Axetastic etechstan's Avatar
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    One day with tubes

    I just became a snob! No more ss for my guitars.

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    My name is Hu Duck Xing, and I am a tube-aholic.

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    LOL... is tubes really that good?

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    I like both, and I'll use either--if its a good amp.
    A good SS amp is always better than a bad tube amp.

    But if tubes turn your crank--then go for it.
    I've been a pilgrim on this earth, since the day of my birth, I'm a long way from my home.

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    I reached that no SS tipping point myself. I'm sure there are great SS amps out there but when I am playing clean (which is always) I just don't like the way SS sounds for my stuff

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    I used to have a Lab amp. SS, but it sounded like tubes. Used it for pedal steel and Tele. I was so bummed when I traded it in on a Peavey Vegas. The Labs use a totally different scheme with their transistor amps. Too bad they're no longer around. The only SS amp I'd love to still own.

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    Super Moderator die Bullen's Avatar
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    Like I said, I'm sure there are good SS amps but the ones I have had have sounded disappointing compared to the Ampeg Brothers

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    Axeaholic Hu Duck Xing's Avatar
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    Another good-sounding SS amp was the Transonics, from Rickenbacker. A pita to carry around though. I had a Transonic 100, that I sold to George Bradfute, with the Web Wilder Band. Used the same type of transistors as the Lab amps, which were designed, I believe, by Moog.

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    I don't see myself ever going back to SS amps since I made the switch about 4 years ago. I still own two SS, a Fender Princeton 65 DSP which has a nagging problem with the DSP circuit that even the authorized Fender tech couldn't figure out (it now lives in my attic), and a little 20-watt Charvel that I use in my workshop when I'm working on my guitars. None of those will ever leave the house except maybe in pieces. When I play out it's gotta be tubes.

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