Simmons runs his signal through Tech 21 Solid State 1969 heads. According to Simmons’ tech, Jason Lemiere, (11:07) “It's simply straight right into the new Tech 21, their 1969 heads. It's an all solid state head. It really, really has the sound of a tube amp. They really done a really good job of getting that tone you always want with a tube, but it's hard to get from Solid State. What they've done, is they've figured out a way to get it. It's the reliability of the Solid State. I'm not going to have to switch tubes, it's going to sound the exact same every night, I don't have to let it warm up. I can literally turn this rig on, hit on, play it, and it's going to sound the same the whole night. Where a lot of times the older ampegs I have to turn it on an hour, two hours before the show. By the end of the show, because we drive it really hard, we drive the amps really hard, the tone is changed because those tubes are so hot and the capacitors are so hot that it doesn't sound as good.more
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