[Ardour-Users] New tube amps

Marek Cupák cupakm at gmail.com
Tue Dec 26 05:13:32 PST 2017

Guys, I'd expect ardour-users maling list would serve debates about using
Ardour... not flamewars about... well, whatever - tube amps, analog synths,
etc. Try gearslutz forum instead, or something like that.

On 26 December 2017 at 13:25, Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net>

> 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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