As an amateur player with shallow pockets, every amp I've owned or even tried was solid state. However, I've always wandered what it was like to play with a tube amp. So yesterday, at band practice(we practice in a studio the studio's amps), I got on a Mesa Boogie dual rectifier guitar amp to finally see what the fuss is all about. Even with a guitar amp I could tell what a massive difference it is. After that I didn't want to go back to "my" GK 700RBII. Now for the real issue: I think I need a tube amp, or every amp I play from now on is gonna sound like snot to me... that, or I need to go test a VT and see how close me can get to that tone.