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Stupid loud amps, 40 watts and up...who owns them and why?!?!

Discussion in 'Amp Input - Normal or Bright' started by The-Kid, Dec 1, 2019.

  1. EC Strat-boy

    EC Strat-boy Senior Stratmaster

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    SuperSonics are awesome. Really like them
     
  2. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music. Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I mostly use my scxd at home and muced for gigs but, I have a 30 watt clean amp for bigger stages/outside if needed.
     
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    That is 100% true, but I'd still add that today we mostly play in small venues, so cutting through the instrumental with good tone still is a problem you gotta solve the best way you can.
     
  4. DM1975

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    The only reason I have my Marshall JVM-210 half stack is simply because I always wanted a Marshall stack. No practical reason at all. I have other amps too but I play through it the most.

    I will say that it sounds absolutely wonderful too. Even when attenuated down it just has a wonderful tone.
     
  5. T Bone Slort

    T Bone Slort "Was you ever stung by a dead bee?" Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I have a 40W amp because I don’t know any better :whistling:
     
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    Just like anything else, it's a matter of using the right tool for the job at hand.

    Also, standing in front of a massive wall of amps and blasting yourself with sound waves can feel really great.

    Always use hearing protection of course!

    Most of my home playing is either with an Orange Crush 20 with headphones or with a Fender Super Champ Xd.

    Out and about, I really like the feel that the Mesa Mark IIb has when opened up.
     
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    Bassman for big rooms and where stage volume is loud. Otherwise with good FOH and monitoring, my Super or 5e3 does the job well.

    A good band has a volume control. ;)
     
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    Stark Still an idiot Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I use a pair of
    Marshall DSL40Cs with Roland SDE1000 in the rack and stereo chorus + Cry Baby wah on the stage/floor.

    I know, prehistoric - but it works for me.
     
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    Because...I've grown accustomed to hearing the white noise all the time...it reminds me of the feel of a 200 watt all tube amp in the morning, it feels like victory!


    Mainly because, to me, there is little in the amp world that sounds so sweet as a Brownface or Blackface amp in the sweet spot. A 40-45 watt BF Super Reverb on 6 - 7 is right in the perfect spot...if it's too loud an attenuator will tame it.
     
  10. GaryM

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    I’ve played and enjoyed Fender Bandmaster amps since 1970. Back in the day, fellow guitarists scoffed at the lowly 40 watts and said I needed a 100 watt Marshall. Now we’ve come full circle and my fellow guitarists scoff and ask why I need so much power.
     
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    I play through a Reeves Custom 50 head(a modern version of Dave Reeves original Hiwatt) and a 2x12 cab loaded with Celestion Creambacks. Massive headroom, and it sounds glorious. :)
     
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    Jimmy used that delay. He said the 12 bit models sounded more like what he wanted to hear. :D
     
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  13. EC Strat-boy

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    have a Weber mass 50w for my PRRI and it’s really really good. I can crank my amp to 6 and set the attenuator to 1 or 2 and I’m telling you there’s very little tone loss after you click ontbe treble add back.creamy fender OD single channel at bedroom volumes
     
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    I own about a baker's dozen amplifiers.
    (Well, two of them are amps specifically for digital drums and keyboards.)

    The smallest wattage amp is a really old Marshall practice amp, and the highest wattage belongs to a 1998 Marshall Valvestate VS265. It cranks out 130 watts of crazy loud Marshall goodness. Believe it or not my Crate Telluride acoustic amp is a 125 watter.
    In between are all makes and models of amps, including one hand-built by a local craftsman that is built to the exact specs of a Marshall 15.

    I don't use wattage for sheer volume, since I mic the amps when we play gigs, and the guitar sound goes out to the mains and back at us via the monitors.

    I worked for about a year with a bluesman out of Birmingham who always gigged with his Fender Blues Junior.
    A. It was loud
    B. He never wanted to be mic'ed out the PA. He just blasted his guitar loudness straight out into the middle of the club.

    Damnedest thing I ever sawr.

    :(
     
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    I have a High Power Tweed Twin I built. I keep it because it is simply the best sounding amp I've ever played. I refer to it as the "Voice of God"
     
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    CB91710 This is a Custom Title Gold Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Well... since you did say "own" and not "use" :D
    I have a Fender Stage Lead 212 and Carvin X100 in storage.
    Neither has been powered up in 20 years.
     
  17. Triple Jim

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    I like that. I've always said the same thing about a good drummer, especially when I read about someone who has to get a bigger amp to be heard above the drummer.
     
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    My EL34 Shiva doesn’t come less than 80 watts, so I have no choice... ;)

    I keep the channel volumes low and the master around 11:30. That would be stupidly loud if the channel volumes were higher, but it’s almost like getting the power section humming without pushing it hard from the preamp.
     
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    ido1957 Senior Stratmaster

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    Katana 100 - set to 50 Watts. But I'm guessing this is more a tube amp question lol.
     
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    Yeah, I assumed the same. I have one of those new Tone Master Twin Reverbs which is 200 watts. But I think the PA 100 is louder. Stupid louder.

    :p
     
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