Re: Best head on the cheap
Originally Posted by newbieguitarmaker
hm, well does the tube tone come from the preamp side? If so I could maybe use my yamaha A100a power amp with a tubepreamp, like save up and buy a used Rectifier recording pre or a triaxis. (by the time I'll be able to get a new amp anyway I should have enough for it)
I disagree, I think its about a 50/50 split between the preamp tubes and the output tubes, EL34's, 6L6's etc all have different and obvious tones...I've played a ton of hybrid amps with 1-2 12ax7's in the preamp and they didn't sound half as good has a full on tube head, they were missing that glassy tight tone power tubes are known for. A great way to try this would be to drive a triaxis through a solid state power amp, then through an all tube power amp, the difference will knock your socks off..