51 stratman 2 weeks ago I've owned all kinds of amps - digital, analog solid state, tube... I've concluded this: low cost tube amps are not very good. If your budget is $250 or less, go solid state/digital. You'll get better tone from a solid state amp in that price range than a cheap tube amp. Around $350 on up, tube starts to show its strengths and is the way to go (with the exception of the really good solid state offerings, like the Roland Cube-type amps, Kemper, Helix, etc.).My opinion is we've reached the point where good solid state/digital has matched the tone and in many cases, the "feel" and responsiveness of tube amps. In the area of around $1,000 or so, tube and digital offerings, sound and feel-wise, are probably indistinguishable.