Just a few gigging questions...


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Sammy2K7
07-03-2007, 03:18 PM
Hi,
What do you guys think the minimum wattage should be for an amp if im playing live in an area the size of an average pub?
Ive never played live before, but im guessin the places i can get gigs at wont have their own sound system, so ill have to take my own amp n other gear; should i go for a combo amp or a head/cab?

thanks alot

King Baby Duck
07-03-2007, 03:22 PM
15 watts would probably be fine to be honest.

uncballer11
07-03-2007, 03:24 PM
but then you dont look cool, you gotta have the big ass marshalls to be bad ass.

-SpasticInk-
07-03-2007, 03:25 PM
50 watts at least

anything else wont make it above the drums

mattwebb
07-03-2007, 03:27 PM
depends wheather solid state or tube

Sammy2K7
07-03-2007, 03:42 PM
depends wheather solid state or tube

why does that matter?
Is one louder or better quality sound?

hurlyz
07-03-2007, 05:28 PM
^ Tube amps are louder.... I don't know why and by how far though! :p:

mattwebb
07-03-2007, 06:37 PM
tube amps are about 3 times as loud as solid state

jamsea
07-04-2007, 10:48 PM
http://www.wikihow.com/Choose-a-Guitar-Amplifier-for-Rock-Music This should help.

I have a 100 watt solid state combo amp and never had to turn it past 7 or 8. Almost every single venue has a PA system, so get an amp that you think sounds good first. A 20 watt tube amp would probably work fine too for a pub.

Drmckool
07-05-2007, 01:02 AM
well i use a 700 watt head and a 800 watt cab and that is loud enough for me

The_Okie
07-05-2007, 10:33 AM
well i use a 700 watt head and a 800 watt cab and that is loud enough for me


Yeah but you're a bass player bub.

Drmckool
07-05-2007, 11:13 AM
Yeah but you're a bass player bub.

i know just chimming in/ but at gigs my guitarists used 50 and 75 watt amps

The_Okie
07-05-2007, 11:27 AM
I gig with a 40watt tube. I have it on a stand so it projects a bit better but we're always miked up.

ihaterap101
07-05-2007, 01:55 PM
30 watts is enough with a 50 watt bass amp

METSOAD
07-05-2007, 04:27 PM
at the pub near me a 30 watt roland cube worked unmiced, the place has a low celing, that can have an effect