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Old 27th March 2006, 12:34 PM   #11
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How about checking out ssguitar.com? It's a site devoted to building solid state guitar/bass amps.
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AX84.com, AX84.com, AX84.com... build a P1 kit... you'll like it, and it will be a segue into a new addiction.
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$210 is a lot of money. Solid State is much cheaper.
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Old 19th April 2006, 06:38 AM   #14
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Go with Aletheian's suggestion, go for a tube amp. I wouldn't even think of plugging a guitar in to a SS amp anymore. With SS your only two options are squeaky clean or gobs of metal type distortion. Tube allows more tones and is so much more betterer.

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Old 19th April 2006, 12:16 PM   #15
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You couldn't be more wrong. Wouldn't plug into an SS anymore? SS amps are now more refined than ever! In fact, they are getting so good that some people can't even tell the difference between tube and SS. Granted, any seasoned guitarist can tell, but still. SS amps have lots of overdrive options, and overdrive doesn't have to be metal distortion, it can be light clapton-like OD as well. Especially using FET distortion.
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Tough crowd!

I use both SS & tube for different things.

I've heard some of the best playing in the world through SS amps that cost way less than a USD per watt.

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