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    tube amp or solid state

    I want to buy a new amp and I want to know your opinion.

    I'm deciding if I would buy a tube amp(peavey 6505+ 112) or a solid state amp?

    If solid state, is it a half stack (randall kh-120) or a combo (blackstar id 260)?

    I tried different amps and these 3 passed my qualification (budget, musical preference, and tone)

    There is also an issue that tube amps are fragile and highly maintenance.

    thanks a lot and God bless us all

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    Yeah tube amps are heavier, more expensive, and more things can go wrong...but they sound so much better and they're totally worth it

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    The only way I would go solid state these days would be an Axe FX. Other than that, I'd go tuber every time. There is a reason everyone pays the money and puts up with the pain of tube amps.
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    A tube amp will be far better tonally for metal.
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    Tubes aren't dead. Do the right thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Version_6 View Post

    A tube amp will be far better tonally for metal.

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    Go for the tube amp. But what are you looking to play? Will it just be for high gain? And how loud do you need it?

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