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They are better than they used to be, but they still suck. I bought and sold a Fender Mustang, Blackstar ID Core, and Boss Katana... then gave up and became a tube fanatic.
Right? I was going to say pretty much the same thing, Vondragonnoggin. Also, the amps listed are hardly the cream of the SS crop.Those are all digital modeling practice amps. Not real analog SS amps.
People try the cheap-ass SS stuff (often with the $30 speaker) - and then they say it's crappy. So they never try the more expensive SS amps that are at least in a similar price range as the tube amps they buy... then they go and buy a nice tube amp that's 3 , 4 or even 5 times as expensive with a nice speaker in a decent cabinet with quality components and surprise surprise, it "sounds better".