Combos are both solid state and tube as well, depends if you want a Solid State amp or a tube amp.
Tubes and Valves are same, if you look at the back of a guitar amplifier, you will see tubes (Looks like a bulb), whereas on solid state amps these tubes do not exist.
Tonally YES there is a huge difference between Solid State and Tube Amps - Think of it this way. You have 2 cars - One has a speed governor on it and the other doesn't - On The car with the Speed Governor (Solid State) no matter how much you try to floor the pedal, it will not exceed the speed limit set on the governor, and when you drive the car without the speed governor, you can really push it to its limits - which is more than what you get from a solid state amplifier. In Short - Transistors used in Solid State amps will have an output that can be pushed to just that much and no more, and in tube amps, the tubes can be pushed really hard - mostly beyond their normal working conditions - This is where the warmth in tone comes into play.
Full Stack - Amp Head + 2x 4x12 cabinets
Half Stack - Amp Head + 1x 412 cabinet.
You don't necessarily need a Tube head for a stack, a solid state head can also be used.
Cabinets are enclosures used to house speakers in them
There are many different types of cabinets that are available
1 x 12" speaker cabinet 2x12" Speaker Cabinet 4 x 12" speaker cab and many more configurations are available or can be built.
4x12 cab sounds a lot fuller than a 2x12 or 1x12 cab.
there are cabs made with 10" speakers as well......
Huh........Hope this helps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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