Solid State VS. Tube rectifier?

vhollund

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Hello
I have two amps with solid state rectifiers but I start to get at feel of what it actually does for difference
is my perseption right if I say it has a tighter or stiffer attack?
 
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Jammin'John

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Compared to a tube the SS rectumfrier is tighter & louder & more percussive.
Great for country music & metal shred.

JJ
 

vhollund

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Ok because when I compare my Alessandro amp (SS) with a AC30CC or AC15CC thats exactly the feel
The SS rectified is very precise and percussive almost constipated in the attack where
the tube rectified amp is more...how to say... floating or even sound output
Like its compressing without the excessive loss of dynamic attack.

Though is more inconsistent or liquid reacting I think I prefer the smoother Tube rect most of the way
 

GTRJohnny

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I think the differences might be getting less? I have heard a couple amps with SS retifiers that made me think they were tubes. I think they're getting better at adding some "sag" to the feel.

I was a big supported of tube rectifiers, but now I am fine as long as the tone is there...
 

Fifthstone

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In my experience, tube rectified amps generally have a bit of sponginess to the attack, a bit of compression, which I love. Solid state tends to be more precise, though a good SS amp will not be harsh or stiff.
 




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