Tube vs. Solid State = Charcoal vs. Gas?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by throbbinnut, Jul 26, 2013.


  1. Tube Amp / Charcoal Grill

    59 vote(s)
    32.8%
  2. Tube Amp / Gas Grill

    29 vote(s)
    16.1%
  3. Solid State Amp / Charcoal Grill

    50 vote(s)
    27.8%
  4. Solid State Amp / Gas Grill

    42 vote(s)
    23.3%
  1. It occurred to me tonight after grilling yet another mess of the most perfect burgers ever on my charcoal grill that the tube versus solid state argument is very much like the charcoal versus gas argument. So, in the interest of science, I'd like to know which camp folks fall into. Please vote in the poll, and post colorful commentary in the thread.

    As for me, I use all tube, and I use charcoal. "Yes, I like flavor."

    Chris
     
  2. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya

    Jan 13, 2008
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  3. That is hilarious, and probably appropriate...
     
  4. will33

    will33

    May 22, 2006
    austin,tx
    Tube = live oak/mesquite/hickory bbq smoker.

    SS = charcoal with some wood chips for flavor

    Digital modeling = microwave pizza/ramen noodles.


    IEM's = cup of rice and some cold water.







    :D
     
  5. +1
     
  6. Raw carrots beat cooked carrots for taste but not nutrition.
     
  7. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

    :rollno:OMG again? Seriously :scowl: 5 points for looking for a new way to start a troll thread, -10 for doing it. :D
     
  8. I use to be able to fry eggs off the top of the vt cos it ran hot but now I eat crispy vegetables because the as runs cool

    As for gas, great for sausages :)
     
  9. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    I'm voting for quality ingredients, the skill of the cook, and how hungry I am. ;)
     
  10. philvanv

    philvanv Gerbil Turds, Kitsap County Turd Core

    Jul 2, 2012
    and at the bottom it says thank you, and now you can shag off
    :rollno:I Have a few reasons why I like SUNN solid state and charcoal.... the main reason for me is not sound, it is because while very young and drunk heading to a show, I left my SUNN Coliseum head on the top of my very punk rock Cordoba. While taking a corner I heard a big thud. I pulled over and said oh crap! I can't say anything to anybody. I got to the Casaba/Casbah in the great city of Anaheim, CA. We we up after some band and before HVY DRT. I plugged that thing in and nothing was wrong. I have used nothing since but SUNN Solid state. Charcoal, burns forever and has great flavor!!
     
  11. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Lake Havasu City, AZ
    If there's one thing that TB loves, it's regurgitation of tubes versus solid state. So I say, hey, let's have fun with it!

    I'm an all-tube guy (I have three vintage all-tube Ampegs, 300 watt, 100 watt, 50 watt), and I much prefer charcoal briquettes over a gas BBQ. IMO, I get more flavor from charcoal (especially if it is augmented with mesquite).

    Playing bass through an all-tube amp and enjoying BBQ'd food. Two forms of yummy! :D:bassist:
     
  12. skychief

    skychief

    Apr 27, 2011
    South Bay

    Carrots. Hmmm... I prefer 'em cooked. Over charcoal, of course.
     
  13. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Lake Havasu City, AZ
    Was your Cordoba equipped with luxurious Corinthian leather?
     
  14. RedLeg

    RedLeg Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2009
    Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Nov Shmoz Ka Pop?
    taste the meat, not the heat bobby!
     
  15. WHERE ARE THE HYBRIDS?????





    Tube pedal into SS, Weber Charcoal on weekends and Weber gas on weeknights.
     
  16. philvanv

    philvanv Gerbil Turds, Kitsap County Turd Core

    Jul 2, 2012
    and at the bottom it says thank you, and now you can shag off
    It was, in bright Red, it had Grizzly Beer Stickers and Republic Stickers covering the entire hood. And the killer Corinthian leather had punk rock carving all over it:bag::meh:
     
  17. DigitalMan

    DigitalMan Bring Back Edit/Delete Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    Bay Area, CA
    Burgers ain't BBQ.
     
  18. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Lake Havasu City, AZ
    Ricardo Montalban would have said: "I like what they've done to my car."
     
  19. remainthesame

    remainthesame

    Sep 24, 2008
    i have no idea whats going on


     
  20. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Lake Havasu City, AZ
     
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