#1
Hey guys, I have a Vox VT15 amp. It's a 15 watt combo amp (tube+modeling hybrid), and sounds awesome. The only problem is it isn't loud enough for me to hear myself clearly over my bandmate's drums. Could you give me some suggestions for making myself louder? I was thinking an EQ or volume boost pedal of some sort.
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#2
i dont think that there's going to be any way to make a 15 watt amp any louder. if you want to be heard over drums, your best bet is going to be to probably go out and buy a louder amp.
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#3
Turn the volume up?


Mic it to a P.A. System


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#5
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Turn the volume up?


Mic it to a P.A. System


Buy a new amp

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#6
You could angle the amp instead of having it flat on the floor. That won't help all that much though. Buying a pedal that'll give you volume will just degrade your tone with a solid state amp. It's possible but you're better off putting that money towards a bigger amp (and don't just get the same amp in a higher wattage, bad idea!)
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#7
A 15w SS just aint gonna cut it in the band environment. Cranking it or boosting it w a pedal is just going to make it clip harder which doesnt sound good in SS.

You need a bigger amp.
#8
Tape the amp to the side of your head...


Or get a new amp.
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#9
An EQ with a level knob would make it louder, but it might make it sound horrible as well as you're introducing more gain (volume) to the input stage, and thus you might cause the amp's transistors to clip (not a pleasant sound, I assure you).
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#10
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An EQ with a level knob would make it louder, but it might make it sound horrible as well as you're introducing more gain (volume) to the input stage, and thus you might cause the amp's transistors to clip (not a pleasant sound, I assure you).

I don't think it will get noticeably louder, it will more than likely just mush up.
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