It did sound like that now that I think of it. Anyway, I'm getting more and more confused. ?!?! Two new names for me. Never played them, but anyway, that's besides the point. Edit - Lol, WOW. Exactly. While I quite agree with that statement, -Most people want to imitate a specific sound or they have a specific sound they want to start off building their own on. (this specific sound being the "end" in question.) -Most of these tones tend to have been created on a TA. -My personal axiom - Nothing can be replaced. So a TA will always be used when one wants the sound of a TA. So a large reason why TAs are popular are because most people like and want that sound. (and if you point at the 'senseless fanboyism' reason, which btw can be - and probably is - another reason nonetheless, then I'll point to the fact that one really can't avoid general human stupidity and herd mentality in anything.) -Corollary - If there's a special kind of sound which is achievable only from SS, and I want that sound, then I'll go for a SS and not a tube amp. If everyone liked the sound of a SS, then SS would be popular and tubes would not. ...and that is basically what this meant - I'm curious about one thing, though. Hundredth, can you list out what amps you have played and owned? o.o My humble list goes - MG10 (owned), MG15 (currently in possession), Roland Cube Street, Roland Micro Cube, Laney Cub 10, Laney GH50L, Fender Twin Reverb, Fender Blues Jr, Vox VT30.