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|1/10/2004 4:11 AM|
|Mental Midget||Tubes vs Transistors|
Here is an excellent article that gets into the nitty gritty on why tubes sound better than transistors:
If you haven't seen it, you might find it interesting. The article goes well beyond simple harmonic analysis between the devices. Some good in depth analysis on the topic.
|1/10/2004 4:20 AM|
Tubes sound pretty good - no question. But I've been recording my guitar recently direct-in to my board and then to my hard disk - clean and flat.
I then get all my processing done digitally. I'm using Sonar XL 2.2 and my main processing tool (for guitar) is Amplitube.
I've been pretty darned impressed and I now see no reason to do this task any other way.
That transistor is a pretty cool device IMO.
And so is a 6L6.
|1/10/2004 4:36 AM|
Yeah, SS can be good as well. I agree. I guess it all depends on what sound you are looking for. Most distortion boxes are SS. And a combo of SS distortion into a tube amp sounds real nice as well.
I used Amplitube once with Pro Tools and found it to be a little too raspy for my liking. Although I have to admit I'm not an Amplitube expert.
The other day I tried a SS Line-6 Kidney out and found that I instantly liked it's sound, but also found that it quickly weared on me. I found that I could not play for extended periods of time with it like I do with my tube amps.
I was particularly drawn to the Line-6 tweed deluxe setting which I thought was fairly representative of a real tweedy. But in the end I have to admit I felt it was missing something that only a real deluxe could provide.
Then again, I bet you that most people who buy records will groove to the line-6 deluxe setting just as well to a real tweed deluxe.
|1/10/2004 5:01 PM|
Anybody have experience with the Line 6 amps? It seems like with them having complete control of the signal chain they could (theoretically) overcome that last objection...
|1/10/2004 4:22 AM|
And check this out:
A "tube vs transistor" study done at Fender Musical Instruments.
In case you are wondering, Milbert.com makes and sells tube car stereo equipment. Yeah that's right, you can run a tube stereo in your car that will blow away most SS car stereos!
I think it's cool stuff:
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