I always had a tube amp.
I think it was the day I bought my DOD DFXD94, and a whole world of playing was opened to me.
I have been really lucky, I have always had a nice rig that I got cheap.
First amp:Traynor Guitarmate(from the mid 60's)
First Guitar:American Strat
First Pedals:Ibanez DDL10, Boss HM-2, Boss CE-1, Boss PH-2, Mxr Flanger, Boss DM-2, Boss RV-2, DOD DFX94, boss PS-3, and then a pile of other ****. There should also be a DS-1 in there and some other juniie ones.
No one has to be alright all of the time.