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kuvash

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reasons for choosing ss amps
« on: November 03, 2011, 05:31:18 PM »
Hi,I'm new here,though not new to guitars and amps.My first amp was a Fender Champ and I spent a fair amount of tine on a Twin Reverb. At this stage of my life however,I just want to play my guitars and I really do like my three ss amps.Not a lot of hassel or messing around and they can go anywhere,take a lot of abuse and don't break the bank.I have changed to a better speaker on one of them and italso handles effects well. And the ss acoustic amp is great also.I also have a modelling amp with onb board effects and tuner and it does about everything that I want in an amp.I really only have to please myself.......do ya think I'm crazy?

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Re: reasons for choosing ss amps
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2011, 07:32:03 PM »
Amen Brother.
You are in good company here.

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Re: reasons for choosing ss amps
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2011, 08:16:22 PM »
You like what you like, you don't have to justify it to anyone.

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Re: reasons for choosing ss amps
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2011, 10:40:06 AM »
Nothing wrong with that at all, kuvash.  Welcome to the board!   8|
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Re: reasons for choosing ss amps
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2011, 02:33:41 AM »
Well Kuvash, saw your post, and decided to speak up. I've been kind of waiting around in the background the last few months, and reading a lot of posts, and following links. Hello, everyone! I'm Johan Rismoen (ris), from Seattle, Wa. Got my 1st guitar and amp from Sears for $49.00 in 1967 (yep, Silvertones), and have owned quite a few of both since. Mostly s.s. amps, I currently have 4. About a dozen guitars, 2 under construction. I certainly share everyone heres interest in s.s. amps, and have been using some of the tips I've gotten here. Seems I can't keep my hands off anything, always gotta "have a peek inside". Way I see it, a few mods or upgrades can add up to some major improvements. Usually time consuming things the manufacturers don't do to cut costs, like shielding, set-up, wrong ohm pots, heat sinks, etc. I see that a few of you folk are VERY knowledgeable, would like to get to know you all, I'd like to help out when I can, and maybe ask for a bit of help from time to time.

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Re: reasons for choosing ss amps
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2011, 08:27:16 PM »
OK, welcome.
I´d like to add that for me, SS amps can and do sound very good, you just must do your homework.
They are very versatile, definitely not "one trick ponies" and you can get a ton different and interesting sounds out of them.
The fact that they usually cost less than Tube ones, are lighter and more efficient (cooler) are also important factors.

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Re: reasons for choosing ss amps
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2011, 02:58:21 PM »
Tube or Solid State which is better , I hear this question everyday my friend. The amp that is best is the amp you are happy with, that's all that really matters.  :dbtu:

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Re: reasons for choosing ss amps
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2011, 08:17:17 PM »
Amen brother.

Plug into an amp, turn the knobs.  If it sounds good, then who cares what's inside it?  I don't.