Go Back   UG Community @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com > Instruments > Guitar Gear & Accessories
User Name  
Password
Search:

Reply
Old 12-10-2012, 06:48 AM   #21
Kevin Saale
Talks to empty chairs
 
Kevin Saale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: In a desert, next to a chair
Bugera seems to have put out some pretty unreliable amps (no surprise consider they are a division of behringer). That being said, I don't think I've heard too much about the V22s dying, might have to do with it being a simpler amp or just dumb luck. Other than that, I think it fits the bill for what you're looking for.

Also, don't look into the wattage so much, it isn't that big of a factor. Some amps sound good at low volumes and some amps don't. Find the amp that sounds good at the volumes you play at and fuck off worrying about the damn wattage. 15 watts is literally 3 db quieter than 30 watts (3 db is the minimum change in sound pressure the human ear can detect). You can alter the volume more with a speaker change than with a 100% change in amp wattage.
__________________
I don't give a shit if you listen to me or not.

Quote:
Get three coffins ready.

My mistake, four coffins.
Kevin Saale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 09:27 AM   #22
Dave_Mc
Chirp and Swirl
 
Dave_Mc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Northern Ireland
pretty much anything over 1 watt (or even a fraction of a watt) is too loud for bedroom if you want to crank it.

which you'd know if you'd read that link.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cathbard
We had a guy in the band admit that he liked Nickelback. We immediately started looking for his replacement.


Dave_Mc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 09:33 AM   #23
ihartfood
Potato Faced Blind Man
 
ihartfood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Texas
Vox AC4
__________________
My Rig
Like Telecasters?
ihartfood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 06:38 PM   #24
Kevin Saale
Talks to empty chairs
 
Kevin Saale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: In a desert, next to a chair
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave_Mc
pretty much anything over 1 watt (or even a fraction of a watt) is too loud for bedroom if you want to crank it.

which you'd know if you'd read that link.


This is true. Guitar speakers sensitivity is rated at 1 watt of power at 1 meter (or foot, I forget) And most of them are in the 95-105 db range. 100 dB is quite loud, much louder than bedroom levels.
__________________
I don't give a shit if you listen to me or not.

Quote:
Get three coffins ready.

My mistake, four coffins.
Kevin Saale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 08:27 PM   #25
Dave_Mc
Chirp and Swirl
 
Dave_Mc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Northern Ireland
^ 1 metre, normally. anything into the 90s really is getting on for loud in bedroom-style enclosed spaces. 100dB is really loud indeed in those kind of small rooms. Mid to high 90s is (for me personally, and again, in a small enclosed room) getting up the level where annoying others isn't even an issue- it's loud enough to hurt my own ears.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cathbard
We had a guy in the band admit that he liked Nickelback. We immediately started looking for his replacement.



Last edited by Dave_Mc : 12-10-2012 at 08:29 PM.
Dave_Mc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2012, 03:40 AM   #26
trashedlostfdup
land of white cannibals
 
trashedlostfdup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: deep south
some amps are great at low volumes. my MKIV with a lower master volume with the channel volume down i can play very quietly. splawns need to be loud. dual terrors are pretty good at getting quiet (i run it a 7 watts and play until 3am).

try some amps out and see what you like.
__________________

Gibsons
USA Teles
Ibanez Prestiges
Wolfgangs

amps. lots.

5F1 parts on the way
finding a AVRI Strat
looking for an attenuator.
trashedlostfdup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2012, 04:11 AM   #27
Cathbard
Grumpy Old Tech
 
Cathbard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Australia
JTM45's are good too. You crank them to 10 and tell all the neighbours to kiss your arse.
__________________
Gilchrist custom guitar
Yamaha SBG500
Telecaster
Randall RM100
Abbey Harmonic II
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
Cathbard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2012, 09:01 AM   #28
Kevin Saale
Talks to empty chairs
 
Kevin Saale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: In a desert, next to a chair
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave_Mc
^ 1 metre, normally. anything into the 90s really is getting on for loud in bedroom-style enclosed spaces. 100dB is really loud indeed in those kind of small rooms. Mid to high 90s is (for me personally, and again, in a small enclosed room) getting up the level where annoying others isn't even an issue- it's loud enough to hurt my own ears.


Yes, and to take it further, that speaker that is producing 100 dB at 1 watt will still be producing 90 dB at .1 watt. If you want it down to 80 dB (a bit quieter than a power saw) you'd need to take it down to .01 watt. While this may seem like a lot of useless info, its not. Its just to illustrate the point that ALL amps are way to loud for the bedroom if you only consider the wattage.
__________________
I don't give a shit if you listen to me or not.

Quote:
Get three coffins ready.

My mistake, four coffins.
Kevin Saale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2012, 11:23 AM   #29
Dave_Mc
Chirp and Swirl
 
Dave_Mc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Northern Ireland
^ yep, exactly
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cathbard
We had a guy in the band admit that he liked Nickelback. We immediately started looking for his replacement.


Dave_Mc is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:40 AM.

Forum Archives / About / Terms of Use / Advertise / Contact / Ultimate-Guitar.Com © 2014
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.