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Is it pointless to have a 1watt tube amps for guitars?

Author : Lee

Submitted : 2018-02-25 00:05:53    Popularity:     

Tags: watt  pointless  tube  guitars  amps  

A guy told me I should may as well get a solid state amp.

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It's not pointless if the amp sounds good and meets your needs, but I tend to agree with Robert J's answer. Let me put this in perspective. I grew up at a time when almost all guitar amps had tubes, because transistors had just been invented. Just like now, there were good amps...and crappy amps. Just having tubes doesn't make a great amp. Flash forward to the modern era. Tube amps are more costly to make, so if a manufacturer wants to sell cheap crappy amps, they go for solid state. That leaves us with the *false* impression that all tube amps are great.

A one watt amp...whether it's powered by a tube or solid state, is pretty under-powered. Even for practice in a quiet room with an efficient speaker, it's hard to believe it would be adequate for anything other than headphones....maybe. My gut tells me that some manufacturer is trying to cash in on the "tube" craze, but without actually hearing one, I may be wrong.

Not if that's what the player wants.

Yes.
(Though it it works and you are happy with it, it's not a problem for you).


To be blunt, any audio gear promoted because it has valves [tubes] is a gimmick.

There is absolutely no functional, technical or practical reason to use valves rather than transistors; it's nearer a religious type belief that any factual benefit.

If anything, a bias may be from experience with cheap gear.
It's because cheap junk is, well - cheap junk - and it's easier to make money on that if it's transistor based as it is vastly simpler and cheaper to manufacture than all-valve gear. There are few (probably next to zero) "cheap junk" 100W all-valve amps around, while there is a lot of junk solid-state gear.


With decent quality, serious, guitar amps, you cannot tell the difference from the end results; some magazines have done blind tests with banks of various valve and solid state amps all set up for the same volume and tone - and professional guitarists cannot tell which is which from the sound when playing.


With any of the newer amps with built-in multi-effects, they are not only solid state but digital... A valve in one like that is 100% gimmick.

I can to some extent understand people using vintage all-valve amps or reproductions of them, purely for nostalgic reasons - but the instant you mix in any solid-state or digital parts, they are no longer "valve amps".

[Electronics designer for 40+ years & also music enthusiast].

A guy said something so go with it.



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