I don't care.....I'll admit it...I don't care what you or anybody thinks...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by JoshuaTSP, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. JoshuaTSP

    JoshuaTSP Senior Member

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    I like solid state amps.

    :stir

    I like their even response, and I like their cleans.
    I like the fact that they're less suceptable to failure.
    I also like that I don't have to buy tubes.

    :drink
     
  2. Sam801

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    Any amps in specific? I think there are plenty of decent/good solid state and "hybrid" amps out there.

    Roland JC's and higher end Line 6 stuff comes to mind.
     
  3. Blueshound

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    No shame in that. You found something that works for you. Good for you. Where in Central WI are you?

    Lee
     
  4. guitardr

    guitardr Silver Supporting Member

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    I recently saw Mike Stern & he was using a Pearce amp: sounded nice. And during the set he used a pedal and got some grinding tones as well.

    Plenty of tasty jazz players using small SS amps, maybe with a tube pre-amp for a couple. The late Joe Pass was a SS user too.

    Don't worry about what anybody else thinks: just get out there & do it.
    I support your decision. And how do you feel about hybrids?
     
  5. JoshuaTSP

    JoshuaTSP Senior Member

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    I'm from Wausau. You?:crazyguy
     
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    Man, pawn shops must be like candy stores to you then.

    Rock on with your SS self!
     
  7. JoshuaTSP

    JoshuaTSP Senior Member

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    It's just really easy to get caught up in the "tube amp" hype.
    With the large boom is inexpensive tube amps, I would venture to bet that kids learning to play, will assume they need tube amps. Which isn't a bad thing.....but that's a very different perspective compared to a few years ago.
     
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    Man I got lazy and used a Roland Cube 30X on a gig in a small 150 person club the other night with a very loud drummer, a louder bass player and a baby grand and singer miked through the PA. I used my usual pedalboard with it and it sounded very very good. It makes me wonder if I should can my tube stuff, get a Cube 60 and buy a freakin' car with the rest.
     
  9. toneman335

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    sold my Dumble when I got a Crate solid state
     
  10. Trout

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    I used to love my old Heathkit 100w solid state amp. It had amazing tone, and it would blow up about every 20th power up. I would have to replace the output transistors, and a driver transistor as well.

    I actually put a socket on the board for the driver transistor to make field repairs quicker:D

    I abandoned her after 3 years for a ampeg SVT.
     
  11. Dave

    Dave Member

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    :roll
     
  12. Blueshound

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    About 40 miles east of Wausau.
     
  13. JoshuaTSP

    JoshuaTSP Senior Member

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    In Hybrid amps the pramp tubes are like tits on a whale.....

    I've played the Johnson hybrid amps, some nice tones in there....but the channel switching had a pause......worthless.

    I just picked up a Tubeworks MosValve RT-2100 1x12 hybird combo for $85 shipped.....thing sounds pretty good. Separate EQs are nice and the reverb is good. A lot of the same options my TOL50 1x12 combo has.

    I used to gig a Fender M-80 head thru a laney 4x12. I constantly got compliments on my tone. "I've never heard a Fender sound like that"
     
  14. JoshuaTSP

    JoshuaTSP Senior Member

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    So 40 miles east of central WI?:D

    I like your clips.:bow
     
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    candid_x Supporting Member

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    The only SS amp I ever played through that I liked was one of the original Smokey amps, made to look like a pack of cigs. Plugged into a Laney quad cab, it was a blast at practice volumes. Now they sell for around $25, back then around $8.
     
  16. javajunkie

    javajunkie Member

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    Whatever works for what your trying to achieve
     
  17. jezzzz2003

    jezzzz2003 Member

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    Well solid state amps are "better" for certain styles of music that tube amps, most people dont know much about amplification and have heard they need a tube amp to sound good, heavy metal is one style I dont believe tube amps are for, you want the amp to sound the same up loud, you dont want it to get all bluesy on you,
    I much prefer old tube amps for my style which is classic rock, ritchie blackmore style sort of thing.
     
  18. bilbal

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    Don't do it!!! :crazyguySS are cheap enough, just go buy yourself a Roland.
    Here you go, I did the shopping for you. Now please don't talk like that again.;)

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Roland-Cube-30X-Amp-with-COSM?sku=487032
    or
    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Roland-Cube-60-Guitar-Amp?sku=480197
    take your pick.
     
  19. popsongsmith

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    Well, that explains it. My wife is from WI, and she has about as much sense as a truckload of wood chips.
     
  20. JoshuaTSP

    JoshuaTSP Senior Member

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    Ouch. below the belt.:D

    I will digress a little.....the one thing I do like about some SS amps is the synthetic low end.:FM
     

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