Is Nutube for real?

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Is Nutube for real?

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  1. Yes. It will fundementally impact how guitar-related hardware uses tubes.

    24.6%
  2. No. It will soon be an irrelevant curiousity.

    45.6%
  3. What's a Nutube?

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  1. bigtone23

    bigtone23 Member

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    Nu Tube will probably be like most any technology--it will be revised and tweaked, come down in price, become somewhat of an accepted norm and then fade out with the new thing that takes it over. All the while the original tube it's supposed to copy/replace will carry on.
    Hmm... sounds like the trajectory of vinyl to CD to a digital file.
     
  2. NamaEnsou

    NamaEnsou Supporting Member

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    I thought it was old the first time I heard it outside of the context of references to TAG.
     
  3. NamaEnsou

    NamaEnsou Supporting Member

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    You presuppose that I presuppose, which is false. ;)
     
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  4. NamaEnsou

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    I've been interested in giving one of them a try and probably will soon.

    The thing that I have always thought most important is the music, and whether I'm using a solid state amp or all tubes, I've been able to make money with both for decades now. There's some magic going on when a tube amp is working properly but I've had some pretty magical moments with a couple of the transistorized units I've played through over the years.

    Yes, keep looking too, I will.
     
  5. ekkybedmond

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    thx man for stating my case wgt film vs digital.........

    My Canons 1V, 3, 1N are certainly no paperweight !
     
  6. PB+J

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    How come the same people who fuss endlessly about the difference between say, 6v6s and EL84s or cork sniff about preamp tubes are suddenly convinced that fluorescent display tubes are gonna sound great because THEY’RE TUBES!!!!!
     
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    ...and they will not operate in any traditional tube circuit or without solid-state assistance.
     
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    I would love it see them in keyboards. I know the Bluguitat Amp1 uses "nanotubes". I'm not sure what that is, but it seems these Nutubes could be used similarly. The Amp1 is getting rave reviews.
     
  9. Pixies2005

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    Hi Harold, which model did you play?
     
  10. guitarjazz

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    My Zvex uses real nano tubes, military spec.
     
  11. Soyuz

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    I hope nutube crashes the traditional tube amp market. Imagine all the great amps at great prices because no one wants them anymore.
     
  12. DonaldDemon

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    You mean “KrystalLettus”
     
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  13. HaroldBrooks

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    Vox MV50 AC, and the Rock versions, ontop of a 1960A Marshall cab with Celestion V30s.
     
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    And it's wrong, Dumble said harmonics don't hold up in a crystal lattice, that's why tubes work.
     
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    I'll start by saying I'm a certified "tube snob".

    I've tried every solid state and modeling amp made in the past 20 year, including a couple Quilter amps (except the Boss Katana, which piques my interest).

    I have not liked a single solid state/modeling amp in a band situation, until I played the Vox MV50-AC (the AC30 version). I seriously forget I'm not playing a tube amp and use this amp more than I care to admit (to the tube snob world).

    I'm not sure if the Nu-Tube has anything to do with it or not, but that's the really only difference I can see between this amp and other amps?
     
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    HAD also said he personally blew up at least 200 JBL's.
     
  17. teemuk

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    The way I figured it out, they are essentially just continuation to “Valvetronix” series amps (and alike) with the exception of now using triodes within a vacuum fluorescent display and not 12AX7 tubes like before. One “NuTube” probably creates analog distortion in the preamp section, the other one is implemented to the “Valve Reactor” –style power amp, which is actually a very, very good circuit design in what comes to emulating tube power amps.
     
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    Is this what is in the recent white tube screamer pedal? Seems interesting.
     
  19. bob-i

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    Easily. I blew maybe 10 before I switched to EVs. Back then a recone was maybe $30-40. I have a D120 in storage with a voice coil rub, not worth fixing these days.

    JBLs simply don't hold up with distorted tones and high wattage.
     
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    That's correct. Sweetwater did a comparison video of the 808 to the white one. There was a difference, the nutube seemed to have a wider frequency range, but I've modded several TS9s and had similar results.
     

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