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|12/18/2000 4:57 PM|
|Dave Charneski||Re: Solid State Rectifier vs. Tube Rectifier|
In general, tube rectifier amps have a softer
attack and more compression. However, there are
so many other factors that can influence the
dynamic response of an amp (which can overshadow
the effect of the type of rectification) that I
personally no longer pay much attention to
what rectifier type the designer chose to
use....unless it's rare and/or hard to find.
A tube rectifier amp can be made to feel stiff
and a SS rectifier amp can be made to feel squishy.
For example, the Guytron and Bogner Shiva both
use silicon rectification, but are both fairly
squishy. However, the Route 66 uses tube
rectification, but I felt it was quite
stiff...regardless of whether I had a 5AR4 or
5U4GB in there. Neither effect is "good" or "bad",
just different. It all depends on what response
you're most comfy with. Either style can sound
Others have mentioned Twins and
Plexis being SS rectified, and we all know what
kind of music has been made with those tools(!),
so I really think you need to evaluate each amp
individually and, most importantly, in a band
context, to see if it'll work for you.
|Shea Until recently, I thought the whole... -- 12/19/2000 5:57 PM|