I came across this statement in a review for a tube bass amp. I'm just curious what your experience has been and how true you find it to be: "Tubes are awesome. While 100 watts doesn't sound like much, it is likely equal to a 400 watt solid state amp in terms of usable volume." Does this statement sound reasonable? If not, do you agree with it at all? If you were to frame the statement in terms of wattage (and difference in volume) would you use different wattage levels? For example, is there any standard of ss wattage equivalent to tube wattage and relative volume? As a guitarist, I've noted a substantial difference in volume between tube and solid state guitar amps. This was likely why I assumed (falsely it seems) that tube watts were different than solid state watts. I'm sure engineers have been rolling their eyes at such statements for years. Regardless, there does seem to be a big difference in volume. Someone also said that it's merely because the tube amps can be pushed harder and clip without sounding bad allowing them to attain more volume. Do I have that right? I noticed that this topic can be a hot-button one, so I ask that we all maintain our composure and just share our ideas in a nice way. thanks!