Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
RATTLING is not the amplifier itself; it's cabinet, speakers, etc. - something mechanical. "buzzing" could also be, depending on the meaning of "buzzing". Thus, it may not be a tube vs. SS issue at all.
I can't imagine why anyone would need more than 50 watts in a solid state amp. My Carvin SX50 is so friggin' loud on *3* in an enclosed space that I'd need earplugs, and there goes the sound right there. If you need more than that, you need a PA.
Now, if you want that "tubes a'cookin' " sound, and you don't think solid state or digital emulation is close enough - more power to ya - go for it. But take care of your ears...