Re: Ibanez Rg350ex Tuning Problem Plz help
The “tube amp” is the original guitar amplifier. It gets its name from the fact that it is run by power tubes, vacuum-sealed glass bubbles with all kinds of electronic gadgetry nestled inside. There are different kinds of tubes that can be used, and there are slight differences in the sounds of the different kinds of tubes. There are even slight differences between the sounds produced by individual tubes of the exact same make and model because of the sensitivity of its inner workings, but all of these differences are subtle and can be hard to even detect at times.
The difference between a tube amp and a solid state amp, though, is fairly large. For a simple example, imagine the difference between a record player and a CD player. A tube amp is like a record player. There are subtle flaws in the sound, but the flaws generally tend to add warmth and depth to the overall tone. And if you crank the volume, the sound generally starts to clip or produce a distortion that also adds warmth and depth to the tone.
At least that is how a proponent of the tube amp would describe it to you. A critic would say that a tube amp is unreliable. The tone could be different on any given day, depending on things like the weather and the amount of fluorescent lights in the immediate vicinity. He would also say that if you ever blew out a tube (which will happen from time to time) you would never be able to count on recovering the same tone that you had before with the replacement tube.