Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Het rijk van Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Re: Do you own a solid state amp?
I own two transistor amps (a mini Marshall and a crappy Korean piece of junk that I never got rid off)
but I almost always use my GSP2101 (twin tube) into a Marshall JCM900 (bypassing its pre, into 4xEL34).
I must admit that I very rarely use one of the solid state pre amp settings on my 2101
It's basically got several Digitech pedals built in, which are good for certain tones, IE Dimebag.
But more importantly, that I usually have the GSP hooked up to my HiFi as well, so I don't need to power up my JCM every time I play.
At which point I am using the 2101's solid state speaker emulations (not digital), and my solid state HiFi, which is really a mini PA.
But still that tone is no match for a proper tube poweramp.