Are Tubes Necessary In 2017?

Musicians love tubes, but tubes may not be a mandatory part of the equation anymore.

I love tube amps as much as anyone else, but through my experience having toured using tube amps I can confidently say there are downsides. In this video I go over the positives and negatives of tube amps and tube gear and offer some helpful alternatives.

If you want to know what gear I use to sound like the best version of myself, here are some links (if you buy through these links, amazon gives me a percentage):

My Kemper Profiling Amp: http://amzn.to/2sCJKIA

My Slate vocal mic: http://amzn.to/2uXT2iZ

My drum mic package: http://amzn.to/2t0RG5K

My electric guitar strings: http://amzn.to/2uEIC8n

My acoustic guitar strings: http://amzn.to/2sD6UOG

My Tele pickups: http://amzn.to/2uXUEt9

My overdrive pedal: http://amzn.to/2tCXQKY

My delay pedal: http://amzn.to/2uXYqml

My tuner pedal: http://amzn.to/2t0QZcE