I know this is an endless debate. I've always been a tube amp guy. When I think of ss, I have a prejudice of thinking harsh, buzzy tone. However, I just keep seeing ss amps that look cool, and seem to get good reviews. So I'd really like to get past this in my head if it's not true.. and open up my world to a whole new side of amps. So who here uses SS successfully? What are some of the universal differences in tone? Does anyone here actually prefer ss to tube? It seems like all the ad campaigns focus on SS amps trying to sound like tube amps. Is this just the trendy market dictating this? Or are ss amps catagorically inferior tube amp wannabe's? Or are they their own thing that pros with good tone have used? I know that this seems like a silly post. But I'm a babe in the woods when it comes to ss amps. My first few amps were ss when I was a kid. I hated them.. but then again they were cheap beginner amps and I didn't know how to dial in a tone anway. Would it have made a difference?