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RE: Tubes in Pre-amps: your expertise and honest opinion.
--- "Goddard, Duncan" <email@example.com>
> I'm so tired of seeing this "warmer" expression
> trotted out lazily every time someone is trying to
> market something with a bottle in it.
> what exactly is it supposed to mean? is it to do
> with noise-floor, frequency response, distortion,
One part of it has to do with the way tubes respond to
a load as opposed to the way a transistor does. (or
doesn't I should say) A tube/load circuit creates a
kind of filter. That warmth people often speak of is
just high frequency attenuation. This is all grossly
simplified, but that's the main deal. I do know that
for some reason the tube stage in my Tonelab makes my
guitar sound damn good. It's not in the preamp stage
though, it's before a virtual load to mimic the above
phenomena. Does it really help? I don't know but I
like it more than the Line6 stuff.
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