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Old 01-24-2008, 07:13 AM   #11 (permalink)
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250 watt trace elliot combo (7 band)

boss distortion pedal, not one of the little ones, cost me 150. It's got stacks of sounds built into it.

A fender half stack and a 450 watt carlsbro bass combo until recently i pawned them off too.
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Old 01-24-2008, 12:42 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 02-08-2008, 10:02 AM   #13 (permalink)
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how many watts do you guys recommend...for like a small gig...bout like 500 people...kinda big audotorium foe example...

I like the sound of tube amps but it seems like the loudest is like 30 watts...
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:28 AM   #14 (permalink)
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how many watts do you guys recommend...for like a small gig...bout like 500 people...kinda big audotorium foe example...

I like the sound of tube amps but it seems like the loudest is like 30 watts...
The volume to watt ratio changes depending on if you're using a tube or circuit amp. If you're using a tube amp then 30watts is more than loud enough for 500 people. You could even go with 15. My Vox AC-30 will self destruct and bring the club with it if I crank it.

If you go with a circuit then you would need around 100 - 150 watts.
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Old 02-08-2008, 03:53 PM   #15 (permalink)
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The volume to watt ratio changes depending on if you're using a tube or circuit amp. If you're using a tube amp then 30watts is more than loud enough for 500 people. You could even go with 15. My Vox AC-30 will self destruct and bring the club with it if I crank it.

If you go with a circuit then you would need around 100 - 150 watts.
1 - you mean tube or solid state. both are 'circuits'
2 - Its nothing to do with that really. 30 output watts is 30 output watts.
3 - Loudness is dependent on wattage and speaker sensitivity. a 90db speaker is twice as loud as an 87db speaker.
4 - Tube amps tend to sound louder because they have certain characteristics and many are designed to be pushed over maximum to gain power tube distortion. hence on a lot of amps, 30 watts is the maximum it can handle completely clean. it might go as much as another 5 watts once power tube distortion hits.


For these reasons tube amps seem louder than solid state at similar settings. seem being to key word here.

In a more practical sense however, my solid state Line 6 X3 sounds ****ing amazing, and I could easily run the line out from that through a 1000 watt behringer poweramp module into a homebuilt cab. And it would have still only cost me as much as a medicore halfstack while sounding a hell of a lot better and more versatile to boot.
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Old 02-19-2008, 07:04 PM   #16 (permalink)
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i have a crappy marshall mini
but i'm trying to get something bigger and better under a budget

what do you think of either of these?:

Buy Blackheart BH5H and BH112 Half Stack online at Musician's Friend

Buy Epiphone Valve Junior Half Stack online at Musician's Friend
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Old 02-20-2008, 06:23 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I don't have an amp that I call MINE at the moment. I use my dad's Traynor 15 watt amp.

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I know a guitarist thats in a ****ty hardcore band and he uses like 20 very small amps.......
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Old 02-21-2008, 07:23 PM   #20 (permalink)
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why in the name of all that is good and holy and all thats evil and in hell would ANYONE play through 20 small amps????

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and if i misspelled anything please forgive me...i had issues with quantity
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