All-tube amp users, what genre of music do you play?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by K-Funk, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. K-Funk


    Sep 24, 2007
    Auburn Hills, MI
    To those of you with all-tube amps: out of curiousity, what type/genre of music do you mainly play? The more specific the better :p
  2. thumpbass1


    Jul 4, 2004
    Only the good stuff worthy of being blessed by the tone of the almighty tube.;)

    I still have one homebrew 60 watt tube head that I gig once awhile for bass, and I used to gig a bigger gun tube head in the old days. I'm one of many old school boomer rockers who also plays a boat load of blues and some jazz, gospel,funk, and whole bunch of other styles through both tube and solid state rigs. I play pretty much the same music through any amp rig be it tube or solid state.
  3. quickervicar

    quickervicar Supporting Member

    Jul 21, 2006
    Lancaster, PA
    Everything but country, but I would think that tubes might even improve that genre (only slightly).
  4. bassninja7

    bassninja7 Guest

    Mar 1, 2008
    Napoleon, OH
    straight up rock
  5. stingray56funk


    Feb 16, 2005
    Primarily alt. rock and indie rock.

    I also dabble in folk americana, rock country, funk, contemporary jazz, and fusion. I dig tubes!
  6. K-Funk


    Sep 24, 2007
    Auburn Hills, MI
    Which would be?
  7. The big 200 watt tube amp is for Rock shows, Southern guitar rock mixed with Math Rock stuff.

    The 50 watt tube amp I use with my Outlaw Country/Country Punk band

    The 10 watt tube amp is for jamming and recording
  8. dreadheadbass

    dreadheadbass Guest

    Dec 17, 2007
    i play metal and blues stuff i find the tube amp can work with any style though 1st thing i did when i got mine was run through every concievable setup and EQ and couldnt get a bad sound out of it!
  9. zbasstringer

    zbasstringer Guest

    Jun 24, 2008
    St. Louis
    I use my 100 watt tube head for rock mostly, but I'm pretty sure if I paired it up with some ten inch speakers, it would be perfect for jazz.
  10. notforrobots

    notforrobots Guest

    Aug 20, 2008
    fall river mass
    mostly hardcore-punk and some indie type rock.
  11. fender_mod


    Jun 23, 2005
    anything and everything, but it cannot be beat when you wanna lay down some smoove grooves for motown (which is what im getting into right now).
  12. roflol

    roflol Guest

    Oct 8, 2007
    sheffield, england
    i play loud ;<
  13. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    With the V4 it's mostly modern/indie/alternative/math-rock. I was using my b15 for recording and for a short time a cover gig (mostly 70's pop tunes).
  14. nysbob


    Sep 14, 2003
    Cincinnati OH
    Alt/indie rock, americana, blues.
  15. PSPookie


    Aug 13, 2006
    Albuquerque, NM
    Classic Rock/Jam Band
  16. lowend1


    Feb 15, 2005
    Both kinds! Country and Western!:smug:
    Seriously, I use tube amps for everything, except when I'm feeling too weak or too lazy to lug all that iron around. For those occasions, I grab a tube preamp and a SS combo or power amp. There's always glass somewhere!
  17. Eilif

    Eilif Grooving under the MDW runway.

    Oct 1, 2001
    I play in a country band. Mostly old style stuff, but some modern tunes and a bit of Americana. I find that a tube amp with the proper preamp tubes can give me the warmth and thickness I desire with a roundness that I don't usually find in SS amps.

    I must confess thought that since I have a VB2 and a carvin 810, for small gigs I do bring my Solid State Ampeg Portabass rig instead.
  18. Qvist

    Qvist Guest

    Jul 20, 2007
    Tube grind is my love... RAWK ON!:bassist:
  19. henryjurstin13

    henryjurstin13 Supporting Member

    Jun 5, 2005
    NWAR - 72764
    My band, Starroy, we play original music with the occaisional "cool" covers... we call our music "Country-fried, psychedelic rock & roll"

    Check out the link in my signature & see what you think... or, I'm pretty sure you can hear our stuff on Amazon, CDBaby, and iTunes...

    I play passive 4 strings with lots of effects thru my SVT-CL & SVT 8x10. (main basses are a Hwy 1 jazz, Lakland Hollowbody, and DiPinto Belvedere - tho I did use a Line 6 Variax with this rig for a long time)
  20. Originally Posted by thumpbass1
    Only the good stuff worthy of being blessed by the tone of the almighty tube.

    Response by K-Funk
    Which would be?


    Techno and early 90s rap, of course;)

    I use my VB2 for our classic rock, blues and funk band:bassist: