What is a tube amp and what do I need to know?

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  1. Michael

    Michael Forum MVP

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    Good thread. This is something I need to know more about. :yesway:
     
  2. SymmetricScars

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    Very very helpful, thanks alot! :yesway:
     
  3. 7 Dying Trees

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    I highlighted the ones for guitar amps in white :) But it is a ridiculous list, have you got a link to the eurotubes one?
     
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    Printe and will be readed. Thanks
     
  5. budda

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    a bit late in this response..

    euro-e

    should be it!
     
  6. Leon

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    ^ those are brand specific, so it's not exactly an unbiased resource.

    :D

    but seriously, yeah, that's a gigantic list of tubes. kinda cool, though... makes you realize how many tubes COULD be utilized, and how few actually make it into production amplifiers.
     
  7. budda

    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

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    yeah it's biased - the man wants to sell his product lol. (and it is a good product)

    is anybody opposed to me copying and pasting the info post to another site? i'd link it to here..
     
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    This is well worth checking out if you haven't already:

    How Amps Work
     
  9. 7 Dying Trees

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    Cool, added it in as a resource link :)

    Also cool, have added the warning about bias as well :D

    No problem, I don't mind, as long as the corrections make it back here, as there may be mistakes, and it'd be nice to have them rectified :)
     
  10. budda

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    shibby, thanks james :)

    I'll post a link back to the thread, but i dont know if non-ss.org members will be able to get to it? they should..

    cheers!
     
  11. FoxZero

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    Kickass explanations! A lot of things I wanted to know in here.

    I was actually never sure how you were supposed to turn on a tube amp. :lol:
     
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    There's a lot of useful info in this thread, I certainly leant a lot about tube amps... just makes me want a "real" amp more & more now... :wallbash: :lol:
     
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    great ceasars ghost.. I actually didn't know that :eek:, not that I'm super knowledgeable :spock: .. but I was doing it the way you described it above most of the time,,, & sometimes just shutting it down(power-off only) when pressed for time. THANKS! :hbang:

    I'll be sure to pass along the info-just shut it down & nvm the standby.
    :bowdown:
     
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    I am considering buying my first tube amp, and found this page very helpful. :yesway:
     
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    Stupid question : how long you guys generaly wait before putting the amp on "Standby" if you want to take a break, but know you'll be playing later on?

    Like, is it worth putting the amp on "Standby" if you only stop for 15 minutes?
    I know I wouldn't let the amp "on" for an hour without playing, but I'm just curious to see.
     
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    I've left it on standby for an hour before, really the longer it's on standby the better it'll sound when you come back to it. Generally I only turn the amp off when I'm going home/leaving the gig. In fact, sometimes if we're headlining and the venue wants to setup a backline, I'll turn my amp on and let it warm up while the other bands play, then I just show up on stage and go.

    So to answer your question: yes. :)
     
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    Thanks Zim. :)
     
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    This amp is awesome and is chalk full of information. Great read.:yesway:
     
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    dont you mean thread? :lol:
     
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    that...was...awesome
     
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