Electric Guitar Combo Amps With Tube Technology
The original guitar amplifiers were created using vacuum tubes to amplify the signal. These tubes worked by heating up the electrons and deliver a sound that many people believe is unmatched by the digital equivalents being created using solid-state technology today.
Although the sound from a tube amplifier is preferred by some, owning a tube amplifier comes with additional maintenance as the tubes will need replacing. They are also harder to produce today and generally more expensive than their digital counterparts.
Vox Valvetronix VT20
|Amplifier Type:||12AX7 vacuum tube|
|Dimensions:||16.6 x 8.7 x 14.8 inches|
The Vox Valvetronix VT20 is a beautiful, well-made amp with great sound and plenty of software features. It’s perfect for home use and smaller venues.
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III
|Amplifier Type:||2x12AX7 Dual Triodes|
|Dimensions:||26 x 12.5 x 22 inches|
|Amplifier Type:||12AX7 Tube|
|Dimensions:||12.7 x 6.4 x 14.1 inches|
The Bugera BC15is a compact 15 watt, 2-channel, 12AX7 tube amp with a vintage look.
|Dimensions:||28.8 x 13.2 x 14 inches|
Tube sound will always be the preferred sound for some of us, but solid state amps also have their own benefits.
Check out our picks for Best Solid-state Combo Amps if you’re looking for solid state options.