[Ardour-Users] New tube amps

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Tue Dec 26 04:25:26 PST 2017

On Tue, 26 Dec 2017 11:34:44 +0000, Will J Godfrey wrote:
>First, let's be clear. I am not suggesting a valve amp can't be
>emulated, but your drawing is, to put it mildly, 'basic'.

When I saw the circuit and the read the comments from Gordonjcp I
decided to stop feeding the troll. However, as already pointed out, I'm
using guitar gear without tubes and already build such gear when I was
a teenager. While some of this gear is very good for some purposes
(I already mentioned the Boss Turbo Overdrive OD-2 and that guitarists
pay a lot of money to get a replica of this stomp box), the
advantage of tube amps is that they could be used for a wider variety
of purposes without complicated adjustments of knobs. In short, the
guitarist could connect the guitar cable and gets a pleasant sound for
what ever kind of style and guitar the guitarists wants to play, without
wasting time with too many knob adjustments. All non-tube guitar amps I
ever heard did sound death directly compared to guitar tube amps, even
when spending hours with adjustments. Maybe there are non-tube amps
available that do not sound dead in direct comparison to a tube amp, but
seemingly it's easier to get a tube amp that does what most guitarists
like to get, than to get a non-tube amp. Btw. I at least own a keyboard
non-tube combo that does weight a lot. Non-tube gear not necessarily is
that different build when it comes to weight.

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