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Tube Vs Solid State?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by castleshade13, Jul 31, 2009.


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  1. What do you prefer?

    Please List your set-up (amp, head+cabs,bass effects etc)

    and your style of music, why you like your set up, what genres you play, where you play (do play in the garage with friends every Friday? or do you Gig Saturday nights? do you jam some jazz and funk in the bar? or do you grunge and head bang outside and in big clubs?)

    I feel tube amps have a great thick/ growly tone to them and sound warmer overall. However, I feel they lack headroom in the low end and seem to run out of power fast. These heads are made to distort at higher volume.

    Solid state/Hybrid heads still have some of that warmth to them and SOME of the growl of tube heads. The feel is a little different, but I feel the extra low end and overall extra headroom in these heads is a huge plus for playing with drop tuned basses/ 5 string basses.

    Play whatever you want and enjoy it!
     
  2. better get out your flame suit.
     
  3. JimiLL

    JimiLL Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2009
    Hunt. Co., New Jersey
    they should be rollin in anytime now....:bag:
     
  4. why?
     
  5. RedLeg

    RedLeg Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2009
    Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Nov Shmoz Ka Pop?
    [​IMG]

    Forgot to add

    beatdeadhorse5.
     
  6. SpankyPants

    SpankyPants That's Mr. SpankyPants to you.

    Aug 24, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    I like Eminem and THAT'S IT.
     
  7. And here is the answer you are looking for :)
     
  8. greenboy

    greenboy

    Dec 18, 2000
    remote mountain cabin Montana
    greenboy designs: fEARful, bassic, dually, crazy88 etc
    Au contraire. It's jammy time once again:

    [​IMG]
     
  9. greenboy

    greenboy

    Dec 18, 2000
    remote mountain cabin Montana
    greenboy designs: fEARful, bassic, dually, crazy88 etc
    Livecam in the talkbass vets lounge:

    3464685446_94c9b9bf85_o.
     
  10. Don't mind if I put that link in my sig, do ya?

    :D Classic!
     
  11. bassrique

    bassrique

    Nov 27, 2007
    Florida
    Various studies from prestigious research universities have determined through various studies that tubes are always exactly 5.38 times louder than solid state. This is the consensus, and to argue with it is madness.
     
  12. Poppycock, I say!
     
  13. Go for it! :bassist:
     
  14. dangerkirk

    dangerkirk

    Mar 31, 2008
    Owensboro, Ky
    ist2_3186889-man-on-fire.

    IT BURNS THE SKIN!
     
  15. Jefenator

    Jefenator

    Aug 22, 2008
    Oregon
    Rosewood.
     
  16. Maple
     
  17. bassrique

    bassrique

    Nov 27, 2007
    Florida
    Essex
     
  18. SX
     
  19. Gearhead43

    Gearhead43

    Nov 25, 2007
    NorCal
    I prefer SolidTubeState, with extra cheese.
     



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