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Discussion in 'Amp Input - Normal or Bright' started by TimTheViking, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Sonicboom

    Sonicboom Strat-Talk Member

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    Sometimes you got to knock the dust off them lamp shades.
     
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    60watts vox amp. Using headphones. You are not alone mate
     
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    rlongnt Strat-Talker

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    I feel much better after reading some of the responses. I'll probably never gig but sitting in my home office is a mint condition 1997 Fender Ultimate Chorus 2 X 12, 65W R.M.S. per channel = 130W R.M.S. Unless I'm the only one home I never turn it above 1. It constantly makes me want to play Nirvana LOL

    Did I mention that thing is LOUD!

    And beautiful : )
     
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    Chont Most Honored Senior Member

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    Even my Katana 100 is way more than I need right now. .5 watt setting is plenty loud.

    I got it for less than $300 and i wanted the FX Loop and figured if i ever get to jam with a drummer again its got more let room so whatever
     
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    dante1963 Strat-O-Master

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    My main amp is a Marshall Origin 50w Head through an Orange 2x12 cab with Celestion V30 speakers. Luckily, it has power scaling. At home I keep it on the "Low" setting. (About 5 watts, I think.) When I sit in with a friend's band, I put it on "Mid" which is 10 watts--more than loud enough to be heard over the rest of the band.)

    I've never flipped the switch to "High." I think at 50 watts, they'd be able to hear me in space.

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    But it looks (and sounds) cool as hell.

    My other amp is currently a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe with a C Rex speaker. It's 40 watts. I brought it to that band's practice last month in their drummer's basement. He had to tell me to turn down twice. I think I had the volume on 4.
     
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  6. tstone2

    tstone2 Strat-Talker

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    My current OverKill.....I don't gig. Sounds like G.O.D.

    My knees hurt !
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    Nice!!!!!!
     
  8. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    My "big outdoor amp" is a Princeton Reverb...
     
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    axejock Strat-O-Master

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    You're definitely not the only idiot when it comes to amps (well, I would have to include guitars as well for myself). I have 6 amps, a Boss Katana 100-212, a Fender Deluxe 112 Plus, a Crate 80 Watt single 12, a Fender Deluxe Reverb (hands down my favorite amp), a Fishman Loudbox Mini, and a Roland Cube 20 watt with 8" speaker. Which do I use the most? The little Roland Cube with the nice built in effects...even it will get LOUD. I could very nicely get by with just the Cube, but I love having the ability to peel paint off the walls if I want too. But, being as old as dirt as I am, I would warn you younger folks to go easy on the volume....especially in smaller spaces. I learned the hard way with significant hearing loss in my right ear! Yes, it can really happen!
     
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    I'm sure it's already been commented upon...
    Okay, you're not alone.

    And while 40watts driving two 12's might seem overkill, you're forgetting that output power isn't limited to volume...

    it also has tremendous effect upon the overall 'tone shaping' of the amp's sound, regardless of volume.
     
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    I mostly play small one watt combo amps for bedroom use but also have a 100 watt Marshall combo in the closet just in case. Sometimes you just need LOUD. ENJOY!!!
     
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    I have been told to turn down using 9 volt battery powered amps, needless to say the Twin has not been turned on in a long time.:oops:
     
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    Stark Haunted by the ghost of Albert King Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I gig with this and her twin sister - Marshall MHZ40


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    Yep i have alot of monsters that i played when gigging. But now they just are stored, and my mesa miii was even too much to gig with, sold that.
     
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    vid1900 Senior Stratmaster

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    If you are still of an age where you a trying to attract a mate, then nothing else is going to get you a trophy wife like a full stack.

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    shovelmike Senior Stratmaster

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    Vid1900, I think you could demolish a medium sized city with that wall of Marshalls.
    Being in my mid 60s, I was always used to powerful amps and 4-12 cabs back in the days before venues had good PA systems. I still like to have a bit more power than I really need.
    I do have a Hughes and Kettner TM18 so I can enjoy some overdriven tude sound without destroying my hearing.
    By the same token I have a HRD III and a Tone Block 200 if I really want to shake things up.
     
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    My main amp has power scaling, so I am good to go. ;)
     
  18. TimTheViking

    TimTheViking Strat-Talker

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    And the neighbors...
     
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    Biddlin Senior Stratmaster

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    My gigging amp, thunderous in a fifty seat bar.
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    My .5 watt Marshall clone, does a good job of imitating an old Marshall at 10 across the
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    Great for something, I'm sure but not great tone at lower volume and at 8+ it's too loud for an apartment, for sure.
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    Yamaha THR5a seems to be a good one for apartments and small homes.
     
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  20. Seamus OReally

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    50 watts of glass-cracking power into a single 12. Its got a half-power switch, but you can barely hear the difference. The nice thing is that I play a lot squeaky-clean tones with my band, and this bad boy has a pile of headroom. And thanks to the only master volume I've ever used that actually works, I can still produce the smooth, hairless overdrive I prefer even at low volumes. But there's no doubt... based on what and where I play (not to mention my skills or lack thereof), this amp is radical overkill. I'd sell it, but my wife and my band won't let me!

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