Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: North Platte, NE
Re: Is There Such Thing As A Good SS Amp
The Epiphone Blues Custom 30 is a nice low wattage all tube (including tube rectifier) amp. But it is 2x12, and the Windsor studio might work better at 1x12 (and an effects loop). I currently have a "broken" Blues Custom 30, and if a tube switch doesn't fix the problem I'll have serious reservations on the reliability front as well. But it sounded great direct with my N4 when it worked!
I also have had nice experience with the Marshall AVTs and many other SS amps. I would never rule them out- the technology is always getting better, and at low volumes the hybrids often do (IMO) a better job then all tube amps.