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Tube amps lean towards even order harmonic distortion which has that warm sound. Odd order harmonic distortion would have an undesirable harsh sound. That's why a little bit of tube HD doesn't sound so bad and some people desire it.

Electric guitar players prefer tubes because when a SS amp overloads and clips you get a lopped off top and bottom, reminiscent of a square wave which has those odd order harmonics. So the guy with an electric guitar generally is looking for that warm buttery distortion. Some Metal guitar players prefer a buzzy sound where there are those odd order harmonics and then they scoop out the mids to emphasize the buzziness.


thanks for explaining..didnt know that... well..learned a new thing again... ur never to old to learn ;)

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thanks for explaining..didnt know that... well..learned a new thing again... ur never to old to learn ;)

Now you are ready to join a rock band and get some of your own groupies. :tongue_smile:

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Now you are ready to join a rock band and get some of your own groupies. :tongue_smile:


yeah!!! now only to get a stratocaster (like meatloaf sang about) and i am ready to go :D


Edited by hifimanrookie - 2/10/14 at 3:57pm
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Now you are ready to join a rock band and get some of your own groupies. :tongue_smile:

 

 

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Now you are ready to join a rock band and get some of your own groupies. :tongue_smile:


yeah!!! now only to get a stratocaster (like meatloaf sang about) and i am ready to go :D

You can't have mine, I customized it myself. Or my other one either. :mad:


Edited by StanD - 2/10/14 at 4:07pm
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You can't have mine, I customized it myself. Or my other one either. :mad:

dont worry i prefer black guitars:-) so u should be safe ;) 

a beauty by the way..u customized it to this? wow!! impressed!

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dont worry i prefer black guitars:-) so u should be safe ;) 

a beauty by the way..u customized it to this? wow!! impressed!

I have a black Les Paul.

You'll notice that the Strat has custom pickups, Seymor Duncan. The Bridge pickup is a Humbucker that fits in a slot for a Standard Strat pickup. The other two pickups are stacked coils that keep the Strat sound but eliminates hum. I put in a Pearl Pickguard, did some special wiring, switches and controls. But no headphone jack.

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i can see playing/owning a guitar is ur passion:-) u sound like me when i talk about the cars i modified..lolz

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That is a sweet axe, StanD.  Nicely done.  Is the neck custom?  Either way, love the color.

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i can see playing/owning a guitar is ur passion:-) u sound like me when i talk about the cars i modified..lolz

I used to have a 1985 Mustang GT and did some work on it myself. That was before they put in the EFI and over computerized the car. I actually broke the camshaft at just over 50K miles. That was an opportunity to have my mechanic put in an aftermarket camshaft and valve job which delivered more torque and another 75 HP. Of course when the clutch went, that was upgraded as well, lighter flywheel and a cable with less drag. I really enjoyed that car, even though it was expensive on tires, if you know what I mean.

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That is a sweet axe, StanD.  Nicely done.  Is the neck custom?  Either way, love the color.

Nope, not a custom neck.

I also have a 1971 Strat with a  Maple Neck and Ashe (matches the neck) Body. I modified that as well. Probably shouldn't have because in original condition it's worth ten times what I bought it for. WTF, I enjoyed it and still do, not unloading it.

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^ please get back on the thread topic ... before I start talking about saxophone.  :D

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^ please get back on the thread topic ... before I start talking about saxophone.  :D

 

Lemme guess, you've got one of Coltrane's... or Bird's ;)

Of course, if that were true, would you really be slumming it @ Head-Fi...?  I kid, mods, I kid!!

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Lemme guess, you've got one of Coltrane's... or Bird's ;)

Of course, if that were true, would you really be slumming it @ Head-Fi...?  I kid, mods, I kid!!


lol.  That is indeed my dream.

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@hifimanrookie I was more thinking that as you push the amp more and more the distortion figures rises.. And if it is 5.28 watts without significant extra distortion.. That'd be quite cool smily_headphones1.gif
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Is anyone running the HE-500s through a Gungnir/Mjolnir stack? Some have said it can sound harsh, I heard the Mjolnir with an Audio GD Master 7 and fell in love, so I'm really considering going with the NFB 1.32 with Mjolnir instead of Gungnir, thoughts?

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