If you are looking only for searing high gain tones ala MESA Dual Recto, tubes in preamp and solid state poweramp section may yield the desired results.
Originally Posted by TheDevil
Howver, if you want the classic 70's 80's rock or metal tone, you defintely need tubes in poweramp section too.
As Sridhar says you may check EC Man and Guru amps, if you can go to Calcutta and Pondichery to check the amps out in real life :-)
I dunno much about these Laneys but I suppose these are similar to MArshall Valvestates?
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