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> Kustom Hv 100 Vs Kustom Defender, 50watt all tube vs 100w hybrid
post Aug 21 2008, 08:15 PM
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hey guys

those amps are pretty much equal in price, the one is 50watt alltube, one channel, the other one 100w hybrid with celestion speakers...

for band and small / medium giggs, what to choose (lead guitar here;) ) ??

Has any1 of you made experiences with "kustom" amps.. i just read one review from "guitar & bass" (german guitar magazine) that was quite decent...


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post Aug 21 2008, 09:37 PM
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I'm not very familiar with Kustom amps but a one channel amp I'm guessing you'll have to be prepared to dial on the amp and use your guitars volumeknob and maybe add a distortion or boost pedal infront for heavier tones.
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Which you should choose between the two is entirely up to you. I'd take a tube amp before a SS any day (unless the SS was a H&K Zentera).
Are you prepared to do some dialing with the reward of sweet tube sound, maybe not go heavier than rock.
Or do you want easy access to sounds with the press of a button and don't mind if it's tubes or not you pick the solid state.

Also mind that a tube amp comes with maintenance and has to be handled with care... and love. biggrin.gif
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post Aug 21 2008, 10:06 PM
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MickeM pretty much said it right wink.gif

These are completely different categories of amps. Tube amp 50W is better sounding, but that hybrid is good for gigs, requires less care. This can be good if you gig often and have to carry your amp around a lot.

Also 100W of power for hybrid (check out if Ohm is rated correctly, sometimes they put less Ohms in order to half the power and force you to buy extension cab) is quite enough fro giggin, and if you have more channels on it, you don't need pedals, perhaps a booster or compressor only.

50W or tube power is (just) enough but with one channel you will not get too much of a clean sound. Also you will need pedals, and this requires some good pedals to push the amp, depending of the style of music you're into.

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