Yes, I've never understood that. 'Tone seekers' go on and on about valve amps, octets, '12AX7 this' and 'ECC34 that' and then stick a transistor stomp box right in the middle of the signal chain or worse use the solid state stomp box for distortion! What's all that about?boswell wrote:Of course the ultimate valve tone is often completely obliterated by many players once they've added all their digital/anlogue effects to the signal chain.
I've noticed a new brand of snake oil slipping onto the guitarists horizon- i.e. old germanium transistors sounding better that the modern transistors etc. And then, of course we get reissues of the Ibanez Tube Screamer with old style germanium trannies!