So what are the hierarchy of design choices which give an amp its sonic character ?
Fender cleans, Tweedy breakups, Marshall roar, Mesa annihilation, etc...
It is a tough learning curve, especially as I knew nothing about valve amp design before this forum started a year ago.
I owned and played them, but that was as far as it went.
• Pre amp design ?
Tone stack ? (& what is a stack anyway?)
• General circuit topology ?
• Pre-amp valves ?
• Power amp valves ?
• All that class A or class AB stuff that I don't really understand ?
• Speaker choice ? (another can of worms)
• Cabinet choice ? (likewise)
What else have I missed ?
I know it is all of the above, but what has the most significant impact, and what has the least influence ? (and what about the influence of the others ?)