#1
hi guys, here's one for ya

i have a pod x3 live. it's cool. i play it through my little 5w tube (valve, whatever) amp, and that's fine for practice, but my band have come off hiatus and i need more sound.

i'm going to split the sound from my pod so some goes through the PA, but for stage reference and to beef the sound up, should i go for

a 30w tube amp, 1x12 speaker

or

a 50w tube amp, again 1x12 speaker.

both are generic amps, with a celestion speaker and an fx loop.

any ideas?
#2
if youre using the POd for effects...are you gonna use the amp just for cleans?
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#3
It really depends on which amp the ones you're talking about.

"Generic" amps says nothing, we need a brand, model and how much you're getting them for here.
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#4
Quote by Otsugua713
if youre using the POd for effects...are you gonna use the amp just for cleans?


i'm using the pod for it's preamp capabilities, and need an onstage reference point and some 'beef', so i'm going for valves. i'm leaning towards the 50w as there'd be more headroom for me to get lound but still mostly clean, or just enough breakup to sound nice while retaining the preamp sounds of the pod.

regarding the make/model, they're Ashtons. i've not used them, but i'm always willing to take a punt, and they're pretty cheap.