If you had the choice between a Crate Palomino v8 All Tube Amp VS. Fender Frontman 25R Solid State
which would you choose?
Both have different applications and modes... the Crate is very basic but TUBE..
The reason I'm comparing is I can get either one for $100 - the Crate used (kijiji) the Fender NEW +Tax
It's just that the crate will have only one sound really.. and there's no other channels.. VERY basic
The Mustang has like 40 different pre-sets and I've been reading good reviews. Just thought I would sign up to this forum and check out some other opinions.
I AM SO CONFUSED :p
Thanks for the reply though.
Tubes generally sound better at volume, they usually don't have headphone sockets.. (at volume you could upset neighbours, family or room mates)
Solid states usually have headphone sockets and a plug for iPod to jam with .. (plug in headphones turn up and rock on lol)
Just my thoughts..
Looking for people to jam with in Sydney Oz.......
kblake wrote:Look at how you are going to use it.. I don't know either of these amps so I am assuming here
Tubes generally sound better at volume, they usually don't have headphone sockets
I think that's the question. The tube here is (I think) 5W, so even allowing for tube amps being louder (something I take on trust, haven't tried myself), ti's not very loud. The Frontman 25R solid state is a non-modelling solid state amp, so again without having using it, that probably puts it into light gigging territory (that 25W is 25W of power amp rather than 25W of clean power for a modelling amp). Then the Mustang I (20W) which I do have, sounds nice and is versatile in home use, but might struggle to go really loud.
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