#1
Do you think a 5w tube amp would be loud enough for a smallish theatre (capacitiy - Approx 150 people). If it wouldn't be loud enough would a 2x12 or 4x12 make any difference?

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#2
yeah,with PA
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#3
Only with a PA. Otherwise there's no way it'll be loud enough unless you don't have a drummer and everyone shuts the **** up.
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I would mic it, probally not loud enough by itself, though ive never played one so what do I know. If you have the money I would get the 2X12 If you plan to continue gigging, its the standard. good luck at the show!
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#6
Apparently, the people arranging the show aren't going to mic the amps because the sound guy sucks

EDIT: I'm also looking at a used Marshall 1960A cab which is being sold for about £250
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#7
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Apparently, the people arranging the show aren't going to mic the amps because the sound guy sucks

EDIT: I'm also looking at a used Marshall 1960A cab which is being sold for about £250
Exactly. That is why everyone should stop constantly stating that it's fine if you mic it up. Most bands don't have PA's. Most venues these small bands are playing at cannot afford a £4000 PA system.

Unfortunately, mate 5 watts won't be loud enough, period. You will have no clean headroom at all. 20 watts through a 4x12 is a minimal I'd recommend.
#8
^Cheers, I'm going to try and get a soundman for the gig, but I'm wondering whether I should get that marshall 1960A anyway because Class 5's (on youtube anyway) sound good with 4x12's.
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#9
I like my HT-5 better through my 4x12 than I do through a 1x12. 5 watts still isn't enough to gig with though.
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#10
^Have you tried you Blackstar through a 2x12?
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#11
I gig with a 5 watt thru a 1x12 cab all the time. Mic it to the PA and rock on.

Without a PA, don't believe it will work no matter how many speakers you run.
#13
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No, 1x12 and 4x12 only. Never had my Blackstar while I owned my 1936.
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#15
if you dont want any cleans, and you drummer doesnt suck (i.e. can control his volume) you could feasibly do it. but i would def. want to be in the PA.
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