Amp for band


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01-24-2011, 10:00 PM
First off I hope this is the right place to post this thread.

I want to start a band, and we have everyone, Bass, drums! But what I want to know is how big of an amp will I need for my band to perform? I don't have a lot of money being a college student and I just bought myself a small 20w Practice amp. Thanks guys, you always seem to help!

01-24-2011, 10:01 PM
20w+ Tube or 50w+ Solid State. 1x12" Speaker.

02-05-2011, 11:10 PM
^go wit that

02-05-2011, 11:27 PM
5-10 watts tube or 30+ solid state should do the job. if it doesnt you guys need to turn the **** down. if you gig you should mic it.

02-05-2011, 11:48 PM
Let's say you "can" gig with that little practice amp, but you'll definately have to put it through a PA to be able to hear yourself against drums.

Otherwise, just start saving for something bigger like mentioned above. I personally didn't start gigging until I picked up a 120watt 1x12" solid state amp, upgrading from a 15 watt practice amp.

Phil Starr
02-06-2011, 04:46 AM
Hope this helps.


02-08-2011, 07:43 PM
^go wit that
You bumped this thread to post this?!?! :facepalm:

due 07
02-09-2011, 02:42 AM
I gig with an 18w tube amp, but it is just barely enough. And I don't play too clean.