- From: "Bryan" <bconrad@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2008 10:37:36 +1000
"Greg Cisko" <gcisko@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
"Bryan" <bconrad@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Why then is the preference for analogue output section rather than
input?It seems to me the two methods should produce very similar
results,providing the SS output stage isn't pushed to OD.
Being that SS is cheaper to manufacture and has reliabilty
advantages,would it not be more practical/economical to use a valve
preamp(overdriven) driving a SS output stage that is kept below clipping
I have a Marshall AVT50. Tube preamp and SS power amp. At first I thought
it would be perfect. Then I started jamming with people. One guy had a
JCM800 100W combo. Totally blew me away and it was not even close. So
it can be fine until you jam in a band. I now have a JCM800 50W stack and
it is awesome in a band situation. Being analog you can almost think it is
to 11. While the digital amp is stuck on 10 max (it is digital). So people
about it and go back and forth. But I actually own all 3 types, all tube,
tube preamp/SS power amp. In a band situation it is the all tube amp hands
The Pentatonic Scale Explained
Maybe i need to seek out a good all tube amp!
Judging by your experience and that of others,there is undoubtedly a
difference between these approaches,I was attempting to apply logic to the
situation to satisfy my own curiosity as much as anything else.
A lot of the sound "quality" attributes commonly bandied around such as
"sweetness,timbre,colour",etc are difficult to describe or quantify
accurately,that is not to say they don't exist,but it makes them difficult
to "nail down",so to speak.
So maybe the only way to arrive at the optimal setup is to spend a kings
ransom on gear changing it out many times over the years until one can
arrive at a pleasing setup for the individual....
Hmm,maybe i should get into musical equipment retail??...:P
- Prev by Date: Re: amps
- Next by Date: Re: Do all new guitars need pro setup?
- Previous by thread: Re: amps
- Next by thread: Re: amps