the 7th post
In a word? no...not even close...
gonna have to disagree with people saying negative feedback is a factor defining "tube tone"
many tube amps have it, any amp with a presence or brilliance knob on it has variable form of negative feedback.
and I would say more have it than not.
power tube saturation, output transformer saturation, and to a lesser degree- preamp tube saturation.(IMHO preamp tube over the top by themselves sound like ass)
the way a tube itself distorts ..vs. silicon very easy to see on an
it takes all the above and some major voltages as well..
There is much more to this, but
To me there are a few of the major factors in "tube sound"
Negative feedback, single ended -a/b triode/pentode switches...ect change the tone yes..
Just as tone controls would but do not define "tube sound" another tone factor..is
the speakers and how it distorts and can make a big change in the voicing of a tube amp, these type speakers are designed much different than most speakers in that distortion is a tuning factor.
Tube mics tube pres, tube boxes, with very few exceptions now a days are mostly gimmicks, and the good stuff is priced like it.
Tube tone plug ins have come a long way though.
not ment to offend anyone just how I see it.