* * When my Legacy is working, it sound great. *But the thing eats tube like candy. *My Boogies would use tube for years. I have retubed my Legacy a few time this year. *Is it the preamp tube? Which one, well switch them around to find out, or better yet, just replace them all, it's only $60, which one of the four power tubes is bad? well, just replace them all for $100. *This was ok the first time, but I don't want to keep an extra set of tubes around just so when I get to practice I wont have to call it a night when the inevitable happens. *
*So, with this said, am I alone? Has anyone found a solid state amp that has grunt and girth like tubes? *I like my Pod for recording, and tried the Line 6 head, but *it so sucks when you turn it up, the Vetta sounds horrible too, at any volume. *The best sounding amp I played through yesterday at the shop was a Line 6 flextone 2, 1x12 combo. *It just doesn't go loud. *And I did try my Pod though a power amp. *A 500w stewert, sucked. *But througha 800w Peavey tube power amp, it sounded great. It didn't get all bright and peircy. *But I don't want TUBES! *Perhaps an 800w solid state power amp? *I don't know, I'm pulling my hair out. *Are Marshalls and H&K's this tube hungry too? *Do you just get what you pay for when you buy an $800 tube head from Carvin?
Darin [email protected]
By the way the Legacy sounds best with a DS-1 in the clean channel, then put a Marshall comp pedal or a VOX overdrive in front of that and WOW, by putting an overdrive in front of the DS-1, you can run the dist at around 6or7 for crunch, then kick on the overdrive or comp. to get singing distortion. MUCH better that the lead channel. *