#1
Ive noticed some amplifiers fender has made recently have quite high power ratings.

http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Bassman-300?sku=480487
300 Watts of tubed amp?

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-MH500-Metalhead-Guitar-Amp?sku=480869
500 watts of Solid state?

Why so many amps with more power than anyone would ever need?
I thought 120 Watts of tube was rediculous power, ive never gotten mine past 6 maybe 7 at a gig without PA, but 300 watts of tube?
Thats enough to break the sound barrier of the tristate area.

Are there more amplifiers with this much redicoulous power you know of or is Fender just going nuts?
#2
^ Bass amps can go up to 300 i belive.
Fender the company who makes clean amps made a "metal" amp ??????
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^ Bass amps can go up to 300 i belive.
Fender the company who makes clean amps made a "metal" amp ??????
Bugera is making a Bass amp called the nuke.

Its 3600 Watts.
http://www.bugera-amps.com/EN/products/BTX36000.aspx
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300 tube watts isn't any louder to human ears than 120.
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There was some guy online (in Finland I think) that homemade a 2kW amp. That ruled.

EDIT: 2kW TUBE amp.
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#6
something along the lines of "bass frequencies are not picked up by human ears as efficiently as guitar frequencies, thus a bassist will need a higher wattage to be at the same level as a guitarist"

i dont know the physics/anything else behind it though. you do know you are looking at bass amps, right?
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[quote="'[BurnTheDusk"]']Bugera is making a Bass amp called the nuke.

Its 3600 Watts.
http://www.bugera-amps.com/EN/products/BTX36000.aspx
A mains plug in the UK can supply 2990W tops, unless I am mistaken (230V x 13A). Considering a the rated power is usually the sound output, and not the overall power the amp uses...

How is anyone gonna be able to use that thing?
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something along the lines of "bass frequencies are not picked up by human ears as efficiently as guitar frequencies, thus a bassist will need a higher wattage to be at the same level as a guitarist"

i dont know the physics/anything else behind it though. you do know you are looking at bass amps, right?

The Fender Bassman is used as and sold as a guitar amplifier.
The Fender metalhead is a guitar amp.

The Nuke is only in example due to the fact it is an abomination of wattage.
#9
i would assume the bassman 300 watter maybe because a lot of people use them for really clear cleans nowadays (i am metalhead has one doesnt he?) so i guess they want to match up with the demands
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#10
It's a bass amp, it's supposed to be clean, therefore you need more headroom and more power.

The metal head is solid state, you need a lot of headroom for high gain, especially when it's solid state

[quote="'[BurnTheDusk"]']The Fender Bassman is used as and sold as a guitar amplifier.
The Fender metalhead is a guitar amp.

You're thinking of the older bassman. The new production ones are geared strictly towards bass.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-Vintage-Reissue--59-Bassman-LTD-102515145-i1145417.gc
guitar

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-Bassman-250-210-Bass-Combo-Amp-103384988-i1145459.gc
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-Bassman-300-480487-i1145360.gc
bass
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#11
^but the thing is, few use it as a bass amp anymore today, so thats probably not the purpose they made the 300 watter
periphery/bulb!

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^ Bass amps can go up to 300 i belive.
Fender the company who makes clean amps made a "metal" amp ??????

Bass amps can have INSANE wattage.

Isn't Peavey unveiling some new rackmount, 6grand watt amp for bass?
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[quote="'[BurnTheDusk"]']Bugera is making a Bass amp called the nuke.

Its 3600 Watts.
http://www.bugera-amps.com/EN/products/BTX36000.aspx

its only 3600W if you run it in mono. in stereo it is only 1800W. also you never crank a bass amp like that. also its solid state. It has just a lot of headroom to stay clean at any volume.

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