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The Eternal Question: All-tube head or rack setup?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Golem II, Jan 8, 2002.


  1. Golem II

    Golem II

    Jan 4, 2002
    Macon, GA, USA
    Big decision coming up: should I buy an Eden or Aguilar all-tube head, or get started on building a rack setup with a separate preamp and poweramp? I love the sound of tube amps, but the eden and aguilar heads may not have enough power to drive my eden 2x10 xlt to its fullest (it's 8 ohms and handles 350w). Mesa's tube head has the wattage, but I can barely lift it. Not to mention that I won't be able to afford an extension cab for some time. Is the tube sound worth it? (and no, I can't afford separate all tube preamps and poweramps.)