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Tube or Solid State?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Tomis17, May 15, 2007.

  1. All Tube

    91 vote(s)
  2. Solid State

    81 vote(s)
  1. Tomis17


    Jan 21, 2007
    So many people argument that one is better than the other. Traditionally tube amps are more expensive. If money wasn't a factor would you rather have an all tube amp or a solid state amp?
  2. afinalfantasy

    afinalfantasy Banned

    Jan 11, 2006
    Tube amp for me then
  3. Bayou_Brawler

    Bayou_Brawler The most hurtful thing ever realized

    Oct 23, 2003
    Ann Arbor, MI
    do a search for tube vs solid state..

    i'm not usually a search nazi but this subject has been beaten to death....and beaten to death in the afterlife...then beaten during re-incarnation....then beaten again
  4. Tomis17


    Jan 21, 2007
    Tube for me because I like that deep low punch. However I do think solid state amps are more verstile in sound choices.
  5. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
  6. Tube.

  7. Tomis17


    Jan 21, 2007
    Sorry didn't mean to beat it with another ugly stick on it's way to hell but I did the search on it and nothing came up that's why I put this poll up.
  8. TonyP-

    TonyP- Excuse me but you have your I-IV-V in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Boston Mass
    A-Designs Audio Mike Lull Custom Guitars Gallien Krueger amplification Tsunami Cables GHS Strings RMI Basswitch Nordstrand Pickups
    Tube Pre

    Solid state power
  9. Solid state. I love the sound of my bass uncolored. :D
  10. dcr

    dcr Supporting Member


  11. Kael


    Dec 26, 2004
    Oklahoma City
    Horses for courses.
  12. BassJunkie730


    Feb 3, 2005
  13. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe

    Jan 19, 2007
  14. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Where's the "No preference" option? Poll is meaningless without it.
  15. I chose solid state as my amp is a Gallien Krueger 1001RB but I once played at a gig through another guy's Ampeg SVT CL with Ampeg 8x10 and that was a great sound too! :)
    The natural tube compression took some of the attack away when I used my pick but it was sweet nonetheless.

    I like both...and at the moment, it looks like Semiconductors and Thermionics are neck 'n' neck! ;)
  16. All tube for me :smug:
  17. Subculture13

    Subculture13 Jamming Econo

    Apr 9, 2003
    Toronto, Ont. Canada
    I want it all. I want the tone of tubes with the weight of SS. :D
  18. KARITZ
  19. I made my choice. I like SS.

    Tubes are for cavemen. Well, either that or for bassists that have caveman roadies to lug around the blocks of lead.