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Solid State vs. Vacuum Amps [message #86356] Fri, 20 October 2017 13:35 Go to next message
frankieg is currently offline  frankieg
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What are the differences between solid state amps and vacuum amps? My roommate just started playing the guitar (and already thinks they are a rockstar) and is thinking about getting an amp. I told him I would ask the experts, ie you all. Is one better than the other, or do they just offer different things? Are there other kinds?
Re: Solid State vs. Vacuum Amps [message #86358 is a reply to message #86356] Fri, 20 October 2017 16:05 Go to previous message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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There's a lot to consider, and it's more than just the active elements. You want to also consider the topology: Single-Ended, Push-Pull, Ultralinear, Parafeed, etc. Also consider where feedback is used and how much. Do some searches here or just peruse this forum and you'll find a lot of discussions on these topics.

But to get you started, check out this booklet:
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