You sir have no idea what you are talking about....
Yes, if you push a very hot signal into a tube amp, it will make it distort, or "overdrive". On a transistor (Solid State) amp, you'll be getting diode clipping on the input most likely, which is not so good. You can overdrive both by hitting the input harder, but tubes will sound a lot better in the vast majority of cases. Unless you are going for the bizzsaw SS sound.
There are diodes clipping if you have an operating modulated input. It largely depends on what solid state preamp you have. With the use of MOS FET transistors you can get lines that are quite similar to tubes. It will never sound as warm as a tube, as tubes are just not as "exact" as transistors and that internal flaws and high voltage overdrive (hence the word) will sound much warmer, but basically you can do the same with both and it can actually sound quite nice with a solid state (listen to a few very old satch songs where he uses an old Fender solid state).
Possibly, but it's not what it's designed for. Mic preamps just boost the signal from mic level (very low) to a level that is more sane for recording with. Hitting a mic preamp with a guitar signal would just produce nasty distortion with no ability to shape it, so I wouldn't do it.
Again wrong. There are mic tube amps that can actually sound quite nice, even similar to tube guitar preamps. Funny thing the less quality the mic tubes have the better overdrive you can get. Also mics do are not necessarily lower output that your guitar jack, look at some of the hot AKG mics. SO this largely depends what kind of preamp you have, tell us what you have and we can tell you how it might sound.
A guitar preamp, however (tube) is meant for boosting the guitars signal, but mainly for shaping the tone, the amount of gain etc. It's where the "sound" comes from
Totally wrong. Every amp is ment for boosting a signal and shaping it (if it has a good EQ). The amount of gain has nothing to do where the sound comes from, just how loud it will be and how soon you hit saturation of the elements (tubes or transistors) and go into distortion.
Preamps are for tone shaping and eq as well as setting how much distortion/overdrive you want.
Wow that sounds alright.
Power amps take the preamp signal and do two things:
1)Amplify the signal to a level where it can be fed into the speakers and produce lots of noise
2)Convert the voltage signal coming out of the preamp into a current signal to drive the speakers. Power amps are the main workhorse in an amp.
Now previously you have been off, but this is total bull***. Every signal has an amplitude (voltage) and a current or there would be no electricity. One cannot be without the other. Actually the power amp does not do much with the current, as it would fry your speakers if there would be to much current, that is also why the resistance of your speakers come in.
U (Voltage) = R (resitance in ohms) * current (amperes)
Hence the power amp boosts your voltage level and the speakers resistance defines how much current will flow. The ups and downs in the voltage will make the funny waves that sound like music and the magnets in your cabinet will follow the ever changing voltage signal.
Basically, you should see the preamp as the artist who comes up with the painting, and the power amp as the worker who goes and copies it into something bigger so more people can see it.
Power amps have as one of their aims to reproduce a signal as faithfully as possible id that makes sense..
With guitar amps you sir are totally wrong, you can use the power amp to do alot with the signal if you know how...
Evolution 6 strings are characterless to be honest. T%he evo7 is nice, and a good pickup as it has some balls. So I wouldn't worry about not liking evo's, they pretty much only work well if you like a fairly sterile sound and then go off and process it. A lot of people here will disagree with that, but they are just too sterile to be exciting. No warmth, no character at all. The evo7 is the reverse of the tone zone 7./ The TZ7 is an awfull pickup where the TZ 6string is really cool. With the evo, the 7string has character, balls, vut and low end definition, whereas the 6string is characterless, bland and just uninspiring. To me anyway.
Now this made me wonder what you have been smoking...
Just to make sure I have a bachelor in physics. So I really know about that electric stuff....