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I think it means it's somewhat forgiving, doesn't it?
I've wondered about that one as well.Presumably it's the opposite of crunchy So @Cirrus you reckon "chewy" is essentially "compressed"?
I might be totally wrong anyway, it's just what I've taken it to mean
the amp feel a bit softer and easier to dig into - hence the chewyness..
To me, 'chewyness' always seems to go in hand with Sag. If the amp has a lot of Sag and the power supply voltage is dropping which can soften the initial transients of the note and make the amp feel a bit softer and easier to dig into - hence the chewyness. Conversely, a pristine amp without much Sag can feel a little stiff and the initial transients pop a bit more. I'm sure there is a much more technical explanation but its just what I've always thought.
I have no clue what "chewy" would mean, but to me it would be nothing to do with an amp sound, but something like a phaser or slow rotary.
Presumably it's the opposite of crunchy
chewy phasers and univibes - I think of as the tone changing like if you tried to say something whilst eating toffee.for an amp having a chewie sound might to be to do with it's compression.