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:

My Slate vocal mic:

My drum mic package:

My electric guitar strings:

My acoustic guitar strings:

My Tele pickups:

My overdrive pedal:

My delay pedal:

My tuner pedal: