So..what is it about all tube amps that trips your trigger? For over 35 years I've owned and played through a variety of all tube amps, but I've also been mainly a SS guy. Mostly due to weight and cost, but I have owned an SVT in the early 80's and I've also had a Mesa 400 long ago, but I've never gone back to all tube since. It's not for a lack of wanting. Just never worked out to be able to get one. But I'll be getting a Peavey VB2 soon (in trade for artwork, so there's no out of pocket expense, just my time and I'll get money to boot, so I can't pass it up). I don't really know how to describe it, although I'm sure someone can give the more technical reasons for it's tone, but to me "all tube" amps just seem to breathe with the music, as if the amp itself is as alive as the playing, in a way that SS amps (even with tube pre's and todays technology that just don't quite do, close as they may come). I didn't start this thread as a debate between SS and Tube as I'm well aware of just how well technology can cop it fairly well. Just want some input as to what "all tube" users seem to love about their amps and why. In this thread, perception is just as valid as facts for this discussion as why you like/love them is just your own personal opinion, which is what I'm after.