I personally would never feel right about recording a guitarist on a solid state amp on any recording. I don't care if Dimebag did it, I like his riffs but I never did like his tone really. The sound of a miced up tube amp is unmatched. My absolute favorite combo to record is the Bogner 1x12. I also like a few of the mesa boogie combos, although some of their models are much better than others. Lets get a list of some of the best combo all tube amps out there.