Re: [Harp-L] SS Rectifier

None of those amps you listed uses the copper plug-in solid state rectifier,
which is the specific topic of our discussion.

Almost all great harp amps use real tube rectifiers to get that signature
sag:  The tweed Bassman, the big amps from Harpgear, Meteor and Sonny Jr.,
and most others.  The reason for that is to retain a certain lovely
"tubiness."  The copper solid state rectifier did not sound as good as a
real tube rectifier in the Misssion Chicago 32-20 amp.

-Rick Davis
The Blues Harp Amps Blog

On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 6:19 AM, THOMAS FIACCO <mx714@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>  Rick Davis states: "The
> rectifier tube is one of the tone generating components in a vintage tube
> harp amp, and solid state just doesn’t cut it."
>  The brown Fender Bandmaster and the Brown Vibrolux,two great amps for
> guitar and harp both came from the
> factory with SS rectifiers. If solid state did not cut it,Leo would not
> have used it. I think it depends on the amp,
> but you surely can't state the Brown Vibro and Bandmaster don't have great
> tone.
>  The HarpKing also uses a SS rectifier,and it is one of the most versatile
> amps out there.

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