Do you prefer SS or Tubes for your 8?

Discussion in 'Extended Range Guitars' started by paintkilz, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. paintkilz

    paintkilz Banned

    Messages:
    900
    Likes Received:
    67
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2008
    just curious as to what everyones doing, and just like it says-what you prefer.


    i myself, have a bias modded 5150, and a x pattern(h60Lxt75) 412. i havent gotten to jam on it with my 8 in a band setting yet though. and jamming at home i usually just use my pod farm. leads me to think i should look into a vetta/hd147 possibly for a live rig.


    what are you guys using?

    and BLAH to the axe-fx users. used inflations, and limited supply has drove me to pursue a custom guitar in jan rather than the fractal.
     
  2. whisper

    whisper SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    270
    Likes Received:
    53
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2008
    Line6 spidervalve - 40w Bogner (tube) power amp, components, and voiceing, with line6 modeling. definitely prefer tubes, my last rig was SS and tube - tubes any day. My opinion, of course.
     
  3. signalgrey

    signalgrey Ambiente Savante

    Messages:
    3,774
    Likes Received:
    302
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2008
    toobz.

    i did the solid state thing for a few years....ugh.... ill never look back.
     
  4. Haunted Cereal

    Haunted Cereal I am Sammy Jankis

    Messages:
    391
    Likes Received:
    28
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2007
    8 string->ABY box->tube guitar amp/solid state bass amp. Eq to taste.
     
  5. mattofvengeance

    mattofvengeance Team Ibanez

    Messages:
    4,727
    Likes Received:
    749
    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2008
    Right now I have a qsc solid state powering my axe fx, but after playing my axe through my bro's Mark IV's power section, I determined that was the route to go. I'll be grabbing a 2:90 very very soon.
     
  6. Scarpie

    Scarpie SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    901
    Likes Received:
    134
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2007
    I have been doing the solid state thing for the past 7 years,and digital for past 5. This year I went back to tubes. I'll never go back either. And I use 9 strings too. I go as low as B0 on my guitars. Tubes aren't as tight as solid state,but I prefer a specific dynamic on my guitars that only tubes can accomodate anyway.
     
  7. Scarpie

    Scarpie SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    901
    Likes Received:
    134
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2007
    Not to mention every guitar tone I've ever admired was either a 5150 or some other tube amp.
     
  8. Hollowway

    Hollowway Extended Ranger

    Messages:
    11,532
    Likes Received:
    1,993
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2008
    Cool insight, thanks. It's valuable to know you've tried ss, digital and tubes extensively before voting for the tubes.:yesway:
     
  9. bostjan

    bostjan MicroMetal

    Messages:
    11,713
    Likes Received:
    422
    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2005
    I use Mesa/Boogie Dual Recto.

    Solid state amps don't sound at all bad with the right pickups, IMO.
     
  10. paintkilz

    paintkilz Banned

    Messages:
    900
    Likes Received:
    67
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2008
    wow. way more tube than i expected and less fractal.
     
  11. simonXsludge

    simonXsludge (((Ω)))

    Messages:
    3,303
    Likes Received:
    1,951
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    the line6 HD147 is a great choice for 8-string guitars, i think. i've been running my RGA8 with a lundgren through it and it always sounded huge. i've been playing that amp for 6 years and loved it to death. also, it's been blowing away all tube amps i ever tried.

    just sold the amp for a pod X3 live (same sounds, easy to travel with) and i'm about to run this through an engl 840/50, fryette 2/50/2 or rocktron 2x150 watts SS power amp. whatever sounds better is gonna make it in the end. i might end up keeping the rocktron as a backup anyways.
     
  12. brutus627

    brutus627 bigeh

    Messages:
    194
    Likes Received:
    78
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010
    tubes sound good to me :hbang: i use the engl fb60 into a 412pro w/ v30's and my ltd fm has a blackout. the package all together sounds awesome and i couldn't be happier.
     
  13. Customisbetter

    Customisbetter WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    Messages:
    7,608
    Likes Received:
    788
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    Both. My preamp is (mostly) solid state and my power amps have many tubes.

    However my new little Blackheart has two tubes and BURNS SHIT UP with my 8 string. So I guess ymmv.
     
  14. Thaeon

    Thaeon SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    675
    Likes Received:
    124
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2008
    This is actually a good way of doing... I'm about to have an amp designed that is basically this inside one box with the addition of a crossover.
     
  15. paintkilz

    paintkilz Banned

    Messages:
    900
    Likes Received:
    67
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2008
    more and more im thinking i need a pod or similar L6 head.


    i got my 8 like 2wks ago, and my band broke up at the same time. so i havent had a chance to play teh 8 with my live rig in a band setting. im prolly blowing it out of proportion. I love my 5150, and i have a 31band eq in the loop so i dont see why i cant find a great tone.
     
  16. Danxile

    Danxile New Member

    Messages:
    179
    Likes Received:
    33
    Joined:
    May 25, 2010
    My krank revolution halfstack sounds so ridiculous when i play my 8 on it. Its always held up quite nicely with my Les Paul with the emgs, but with the 8 (also with emgs) the low end is just so clean and audible. Not to mention its the loudest amp ive ever played or heard.
     
  17. omgmjgg

    omgmjgg WTFCAKES

    Messages:
    1,049
    Likes Received:
    225
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2008
    Septor 827 -> ts9 -> Engl Savage -> Mesa 4x12 v30s, that is all.
     
  18. fretninjadave

    fretninjadave Seven String Samurai

    Messages:
    718
    Likes Received:
    191
    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Tubes on all applications . if possible.
     
  19. exoplanet

    exoplanet New Member

    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2010
    I for sure prefer solid state over tube.
    At equal quality anyways, though I would still go solid state if it was only a little less quality-wise than the tube.
    AxeFX ftw though, it's on its way!
     
  20. AeonSolus

    AeonSolus DO CEO / RHLC ©

    Messages:
    1,487
    Likes Received:
    426
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2008
    Tube amp really badly slammed in the face by a Tubescreamer or any other awesome overdrive, like the BBPreamp

    /thread.
     

Share This Page