Originally Posted by Pheralg
Yes it was, but it was possible to use an SS-only channel as well. The valve channel is a decent option too, from what I've heard from my friend's V2.
However, sometimes on eBay you can find V2s for $300, which is really worth it both as an SS and Hybrid amp.
The really cool thing about those two is the onboard Graphic EQ, I find that most (if not ALL) SS amps sound way better through a graphic EQ so there you go. Otherwise I find them very one-directional with not much tone options and the controls usually don't really give you much choice between "shit tone" and "sweet spot".
Otherwise the Tech21 Trademark head is fabulous, for the price, $250-$300 and the sound is very decent and more organic sounding than the Randalls.
Originally Posted by beneharris
Those are decent too. Less headroom but very decent.