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Adding Tube Warmth to Soiled State Amps

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Or indeed because I was a copy-editor for most of my working life... 😉😎

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I'm a valve cynic. What's not "warm" about solid state amps? It's all in your head... or the EQ... or both. 

Let the flaming commence 🤣

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Warm soiled state?  💩

As per the other thread, digital modelling can accurately emulate a valve pre.  The only part that can't be replicated is a valve power stage.  It's hard to get the bounce of KT88s or 6550s digitally.

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You're not looking for a clean sound, then..? :|

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Ignore - copyrighted photo

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2 hours ago, Dad3353 said:

You're not looking for a clean sound, then..? :|

I seem to recall that you found a soiled state Hi Watt in your vegetable patch or did I dream that one?

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This is all moot, as the exact frequency and SPL of The Brown Note has yet to be acsertained.

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6 hours ago, thepurpleblob said:

...It's all in your head...

I saw what you did there 😬

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I'll add the Aguilar Tonehammer to the recommendations already given for the DHA, Blueberry, VT Bass and Sonic Silver Peg!

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I've just shuffled my living room about, having put a load of Orange/Matamp/Crown/Marshall up on the Bay (usual idiot timewasters....)

I'm now down to my very own personal sound choice:

2x Barefaced Dubsters powered by a 300 (1970?)(Mathias) Matamp slave (KT120 x4)

2x Mackie C200 tops powered by a 120 (1969) OrangeMatamp (EL34 x 4)

1x Focusrite Compounder

1x Generic frequency splitter

1x Numark CDN77 twin cd deck

1x Denon DNX500 preamp/mixer

Nothing 'solid state even comes close ...... this set's a Keeper.........I'm playing Joe Gibbs (reggae) as I type

I think I'm in love...........

😎

 

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31 minutes ago, taunton-hobbit said:

....I'm playing Joe Gibbs (reggae) as I type...

We know; we can feel it from here. It's just triggered a tsunami warning in Java, too. :|

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Just now, Dad3353 said:

We know; we can feel it from here. It's just triggered a tsunami warning in Java, too. :|

That’s the barefaced dubsters, I heard it from east London 😀

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3 hours ago, Cato said:

I seem to recall that you found a soiled state Hi Watt in your vegetable patch or did I dream that one?

Here it is, indeed, in its literally soiled state :$ ...

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... and here's what it started life as (this is one I acquired later, and is our bass amp...)...

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Loads of pre-amp options... some good suggestions so far.

I'll dive in with tube-loaded Two Notes Le Bass or Darkglass' solid-state range which all sound awesome with varying degrees of grit. Sensing for this OP the Vintage Ultra being the most appropriate.

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Is this a joke thread? Seems like the OP was making puns as there is obviously no need for this thread to be legit is there?

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Doh, I didn't spot this was the parody of another thread, just assumed it was a typo, I meant to reply to this one!

 

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19 hours ago, Silvia Bluejay said:

Or indeed because I was a copy-editor for most of my working life... 😉😎

Nah, I'm going with dirty mind :lol:

 

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