'Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet' won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Film at the Biografilm Festival in Bologna, Italy. Thanks to Leonard Maltin and the jury for choosing us for this great honor.
The sound of the tube amp was always synonymous with a rock guitar tone. It is said that the sound of the tube amp is "warmer" compared to solid state amps like transistor or mosfet. The saturation of the tube increases gradually with the increase of the volume, this is something that doesn't happen with solid state amps, which by the way weren't even designed to produce distortion. In solid state amps the distortion is simulated with electronic circuits.
This tone, so dear to guitar players, is produced by the tubes, an electrical component invented at the beginning of last century. Between the '40s and '70s, the tube was included in nearly all electronic devices and is now totally obsolete except for in musical instruments and high end audio equipment.
We will not go into technical details of construction of the tube, but will rather try to give a basic overview that can be useful for guitarists and musicians in general.
If your amp is an all tube amp, and not a hybrid (like Valvestate), you can see that it has two sets of tubes. The first are is made up of small tubes, also known as the "Preamp", while the big ones are the "Power" tubes. Full story: http://live4guitar.com/article/valve-tube-amps
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Hey guys, how u doing !!! I have been the whole week tryin to learn this solo, ... in my opinion it´s one of the best solos John Petrucci ever made ... it´s not easy one, the middle part is just awsome !!! so, learnt it by ear, and i ve to keep practicing it, but ... let me know what do you think ...Also i m tryin some new stuff to record my guitar, sounds good enough ?
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Jeff Loomis band playing the song "Surrender" from the album "Plains of Oblivion". This footage was taken from the March 2012 rehearsals for the Protest the Hero/Periphery tour. We had issues with the vocal PA so the vocals that Joe are doing are mostly inaudible! You can catch the Jeff Loomis band out on tour starting July 14th with The Contortionist, Chimp Spanner, and 7 Horns 7 Eyes!
Jeff Loomis- Lead Guitar
Joe Nurre- Rhythm Guitar/Vocals
Anup Sastry- Drums
Greg Macklin- Bass
http://www.facebook.com/jeffloomisfansFilmed using a Zoom Q3HD Camera- http://www.zoomh2.net/Jeff Loomis uses Shecter Guitars- www.schecterguitars.com
Joe Nurre uses Strictly 7 Guitars- www.strictly7.com