Solid state diodes are external to the transformer itself and are usually located on a circuit or tag board. To me, a solid state rectifier gives an amp a different "feel" that is bolder & tighter than a tube rectifier, especially with bass frequencies. I don't think there would be much change in tone per se, but because the bass would tend to sound less flabby with a solid state rectifier, the tone could be perceived as being different....but that's probably highly subjective. The filter caps that follow the rectifier would have more effect on the tone of the amp that the rectifiers themselves.Originally posted by Boogieman
Thank you both so far.
Then ss rectified is via diodes in the tranny? ie, early Boogie amps vs older Fender amp with a rec tube?
As for response would the ss rec be harder and faster?, and what about tone ?