Pat Harrington and El Pajaro: Opinion Please

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Posted by Jcor on July 15, 2000 at 14:14:56:

On another bass related bulletin board, I noticed that a lot of people are down on solid state amps prefering tube (SVT) amps. These amps are more expensive, heavy, and may have more maintenance requirements (replacing tubes, heat problems, etc.). After a "15 year" vacation, I picked up my old Fender bass and started to play again. Naturally, my 18 year old Acoustic bass amp didn't sound as good to my mature ears. As such, I went out and tested various amps, cabs and combos from Ampeg, SWR, Eden and found a mosfet based amp and cab which fit in my budget which sounded great to me. I bought what I liked and it fits the music I play (70's rock, gospel, jazz). In looking at the opinions of others, I get the feeling that I have limited myself in terms of sound. SS amps are supposed to be cleaner sounding and have no "warmth". Both of you seem to have the most experience on this board. Have I limited myself?

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